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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,533 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2010 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #10

Oct 072014

Accord 4-cyl

  • 21,000 miles


Noticed A/C not working when weather warmed up on return from a visit. Honda tech cited leaking evaporator core.

- Mt. Pleasant, SC, USA

problem #9

Nov 202010


  • 52,000 miles
The check engine light comes on and the car makes noise and driving is not smooth. When I continued to drive it to the dealer the vsa, and the wrench came on. They did a diagnostic and said it was a spark plug miss firing. I drove my car to Georgia and the same thing happened while I was on the road and had to have it fixed there. Now it is doing the same thing one month later. I will be taking it to the dealer to have it checked. I found on the internet that their is a class action suit for the same thing. It is resolved when the put a new motor in the car. My car does not leak oil but reads that the oil is low. The oil light does not come on when this happens. I would like to have the car fixed but not continually at my expense.

- Petersburg, VA, USA

problem #8

Sep 042010


  • 8,700 miles
Purchased a 2010 Honda in January 2010. We experienced excessive oil usage and yellow warning light on intermittently. We requested an oil change at 4,500 miles and were told not to change the first oil until the oil life showed 15%. while traveling, at approximately 7,500 miles, the vehicle oil life indicator showed about 40% use although the vehicle had no oil showing on the dipstick. The exhaust pipes were blackened. Oil was added and we were told there could be engine damage. We returned to the Honda dealer who we purchased the vehicle from who advised us if the oil usage was less than a quart every 1,000 miles oil use was not excessive. We were told the car was fine and the tail pipes were not a problem. We continue to have to add oil between oil changes.

- El Cajon, CA, USA

problem #7

May 162011

Accord 4-cyl

  • miles


Usually I will start my car and start rolling out of a parking lot. Always before I can get out of the parking lot and get up to speed (usually under 20mph and 1500-2000rpm), I get a short (1-2 second) loud and strong vibration that I can feel from the gas pedal.

- Bensalem, PA, USA

problem #6

Apr 232011

Accord 4-cyl

  • 1,500 miles
Engine rpms go up when stopped or barely moving if steering wheel is moved. Has gotten worse and it now has 5200 miles. No luck with dealership. Say it normal for the rpms to go up if you move steering wheel. Supposed to call factory and call me no phone call yet.

- Jonesborough, TN, USA

problem #5

May 252011


  • miles
In front of the 2010 Accord there are two big holes cut out for a sporty look. Everyday driving to and from work on the highway something flew up from off the road and went into one of the open areas and sliced my air condenser and all of my freon leaked out and it wouldn't be patched entire piece had to be replaced so my complaint is why would an area like that be left wide open to a main part of the A/C and not a piece of mesh there to protect that. It was not covered on my 100,000 mile warranty so therefore the repair had to come out of my pocket on a 6 month old car. I should not be afraid to drive my car but honestly I am due to the fact that I just had this fixed and it very well could happen again no warning all because this are is exposed and it is not covered under my warranty!!!!

- Mebane, NC, USA

problem #4

Jun 112010


  • 12,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while at an intersection and trying to accelerate the vehicle suddenly stalled. The failure occurred on a intermittent basis. None of the warning lights illuminated after the failure occurred. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to duplicate or diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 12,000. Updated 05/03/2011 updated 1/5/12

- Stroudsburg, PA, USA

problem #3

Oct 302010


  • 80 miles
I leased a 2010 Honda Accord. Two days later as I was driving down the highway, the engine suddenly shut down along with all the dashboard instruments. Everything went black inside. A truck traveling behind me nearly missed hitting me and I avoided a very serious accident. The dealership has had the car for one week and is saying the computer they are hooking the car up to is not coming up with any problems and there is nothing wrong with the car. I am being put in a dangerous situation by driving a car that has not been fixed. There is obviously something very wrong.

- Aberdeen, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jul 162010


  • miles
My 2010 Honda Accord is loud when starting, sounds like a race car. It also does not stop on a dime and in fact speeds up as I apply the brakes. Thirdly, the revs are too high and lastly, the gear shifts on acceleration is not smooth at all and sounds like the car is pushing too hard to change gears! these problems happen all the time. I took to dealer month ago saw nothing. Only had car two months!!

- Central Islip, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 012010


  • 52 miles
I bought a new 2010 Honda Accord at marin Honda in larkspur, California on Sunday 1/31/2010. But I did not pick up the car until Monday 2/1/2010 because the car was "not prepared" on Sunday evening. I drove the car home from the dealer in the afternoon on 2/1/2010 and I began to notice a rattling noise coming from the hood on driver side. I brought the car back to the dealer on Tuesday morning where a mechanic suggested that the noise maybe coming from the defective housing unit of the windshield wiper. The mechanic ordered the new part but it will not be available until next week. The noise has been persistent and getting stronger/louder when I applied the brake and when the car is idling at intersection. The steering wheel also appeared to shake whenever this loud rattling noise came out. I am afraid that this problem maybe more that just a defective housing part of the windshield wiper, hence I am reporting this to assure that electrical problem or brakes problem are not the issue for Honda (in lieu of what is going on with Toyota cars at the present time). Please let me know if you had similar complaints for the new model Honda Accord. I had been a loyal customer of Honda but this incidence is making me very concerned about their quality assurance service before releasing new cars into the market. I thank you for the important work that you do to keep consumers like me safe on the road.

- Mill Valley, CA, USA

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