Notes: The 2010 Honda Accord has a solid reputation (so far), with one very significant flaw: uncomfortable seats.

Owners have consistently reported uncomfortable seats with the entire 8th generation (2008-2012) of Honda Accords. Complaints range from back pain to leg circulation problems due to bad lumbar support, cushioning, & seat angle. Complaints aren't limited to only a certain body type -- the seat comfort problems are from a wide spectrum of owner height & weight.

The common theme we hear is "we never noticed this during the test drive." Unfortunately for unwary buyers, the seat pain is noticeable after 15-20 minutes.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,678 miles

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2010 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #50

Mar 222014


  • 96,000 miles


I took my car into the dealership, Honda cars of columbia, for the air bag recall which was repaired. I informed them of excessive oil consumption and of error codes that appeared. They informed me that there was nothing they could do without engine light on. I called Honda cars of America and after getting the run around, they told me that my vehicle was not covered under their campaign for excessive oil consumption and under engine misfire if the light came on again to take car to dealership and they would replace spark plugs 1-4 and update software. I have a V6. The car uses 2-4 qts between oil changes. All I'm asking for is to replace all spark plugs and update software. Your help in this matter is greatly appreciated.

- Aiken, SC, USA

problem #49

Apr 112016


  • miles
Engine makes rattling sound that lasts 1-2 seconds when starting engine after overnight idling. Sound of metal-metal rubbing each other. Sound goes away after a few seconds. Complaint similar to one found online where many people complained of same issue and pin-point problem to the vtc (variable timing control) actuator.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #48

Feb 172016


  • 95,000 miles
My motor begins to grind when I turn over the motor for about two seconds..and my motor is burning oil I have to add 2-3 quarts every oil change

- Chino, CA, USA

problem #47

Jun 012016


  • 87,000 miles


Excessive oil consumption

- Hurricane, WV, USA

problem #46

Aug 012016


  • 80,000 miles
Rattling noise coming from engine after cold start.

- Concord, NC, USA

problem #45

Oct 152009


  • 1,500 miles
I bought this car new in October 2009. It is a 2010 model. It has burned oil excessively since the very first time I drove it. It has continued to burn oil and misfire under acceleration. Currently it burns about 3 quarts of oil every 5000 miles.

- Eagan, MN, USA

problem #44

Jul 012016


  • miles


Takata recall.there is also 2 more recalls regarding the engine and transmission.when driving the car wants to get into stall mode feeling like if its going to stop while driving on highways or streets.called Honda several times since July so far they have not fix the problems they keep on giving me the run around dont know what else to do.dont feel safe driving.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #43

Aug 132016


  • miles
In February 2016 - our 2010 Accord had repair procedure a completed to update PCM software referring to tsb 13-078 and replaced spark 1-4. starting in March of 2016 our Accord started to excessively consume oil which we now know as (tsb #11-033).in December and March we replaced a bad pressure switch. In July we replaced both pressure switches again. Honda admits that the car is excessively consuming oil but will not fix the problem because the software is not providing the correct codes.

- Novi, MI, USA

problem #42

Oct 202015


  • 115,000 miles
Car consumes oil between oil changes. It will take 2-3 quarts of motor oil between servicing. Found no oil leak. Oil levels can drop really low and oil light indicator does not turn on. Vehicle has a grinding noise for a few seconds on a cold start. Vehicle computer was updated/programmed previously by Honda to eliminate excess oil consumption. Vehicle still has excessive oil consumption issue, as well as the low oil indicator failing to illuminate. Oil light indicator can cause excessive damage to the engine if the oil level is low, because it fails to warn the driver when the oil level is low, especially since this vehicle has an excessive oil consumption issue. There have been numerous complaints about this issue and Honda has failed to recall vehicles for this issue.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #41

Feb 202015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Honda Accord. While starting the vehicle, an unknown sound was heard under the hood. The noise was heard constantly. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the pistons failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #40

Jun 012016


  • 101,000 miles


Since oil change in April 2016, needed to add 3 1/3 qts of oil in less than 4K miles. No oil is dripping from car; no indicator light showing oil low. Took to get diagnosis of problem and no problem was found. Currently getting an oil consumption test with Honda so that we can get extended warranty.

- Fulshear, TX, USA

problem #39

Sep 252015


  • miles
Consumes a quart every 150 miles hah to replace spark plugs twice

- Holyoke, MA, USA

problem #38

May 132016


  • miles
My 2010 Honda Accord has had a check engine light for a P0420 code at 110K miles. For someone that knows something about cars, a catalytic converter should not be going out this soon. As I read numerous forums and articles online, many others have reported the same issues with their 8th generation Accord, yet Honda has not been told to issue a recall. Obviously these converters were poorly made and it is going to cost nearly 1000$ to fix this.

- Boonsboro, MD, USA

problem #37

Apr 092016


  • miles
I am wanting to know about any recall on the vtc actuator. This is a known problem and my car is now making that noise at start up. I know alot of people with the same issue and I think Honda needs to be responsible and get this problem fixed. This has been going on for about 3 weeks

- Stockbridge, GA, USA

problem #36

Apr 042016


  • 69,900 miles
High oil consumption and noise when starting at times.

- Barnegat, NJ, USA

problem #35

Feb 152016


  • 92,000 miles
I am having an oil consumption problem at least 3 quarts in between oil changes this has been getting worse and started almost immediately after purchase. This past February it started missing and I had a loss of power while on the highway on the way to work. I took it in and the Honda dealership replaced four fouled spark plugs and said if it happened again they would replace the rings in the engine, in total I will have taken the car to the Honda dealership 6 times for this problem and I am getting very tired of taking it in so they can tell me that they fixed the problem. With the loss of power I could have been in a serious accident and I am concerned about the engine failing every time I drive the car. I would consider this car unsafe because it could fail at anytime and leave me stranded or worse it could fail when I am pulling into traffic or merging onto a highway.

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #34

Apr 042016


  • 60,000 miles
High consumption of oil. This problem is additional to the cold start problem noise. I received a letter about this extending the warrantee to 125,000 miles. I am going tomorrow to get my car serviced. I am going to report this to them and see what they say.

- Barnegat, NJ, USA

problem #33

Apr 042016


  • 40,000 miles
Vtc actuator failure on cold starts numerous times.

- Barnegat, NJ, USA

problem #32

Jun 012015


  • 91,000 miles
Received notice from Honda stating engine warranty extended to 120K miles due to oil consumption, attempted to have vehicle service for oil consumption tests at local dealer (mistlin Honda, modesto ca.) was denied by service writer due to not having a check engine light on, I asked why would an engine light go on if I keep topping off oil between oil changes (1-2 quarts) he stated unfortunately he couldn't service it with out a light being on. To my understanding I don't see how a check engine light will be activated if engine is burning oil, unless the engine has gotten damaged due to not having any oil.

- Ceres, CA, USA

problem #31

Feb 012015


  • 50,000 miles
Cold start rattle due to vtc actuator failure.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

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