Notes: The 2010 Honda Accord some several significant flaws: excessive oil consumption, premature brake wear, & uncomfortable seats.

In October 2013, Honda settled a class action for excessive oil consumption which extends their V6 powertrain warranty out to 8 years & no mileage limit. However, is the inconvenience & risk of dealing with Honda on this problem worth it? We don't think so.

Premature brake wear has been a consistent problem for this Accord generation. Once again Honda settled a class action lawsuit over brake wear, but most 2010 Accords are NOT covered.

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. Unwary buyers report the seat pain is mainly only noticeable after 15-20 minutes. The common theme we hear is "never noticed this during the test drive."


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
52,350 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
2010 Honda Accord transmission problems

transmission problem

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2010 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 312015

Accord LX-S 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles


Started to notice that the transmission was slipping from a complete stop to whatever speed in the 1-2 gears. You step on the pedal and you hear the engine rev up and then about 1-2 seconds later you hear and feel the transmission catch and go. Like a gear is missing a "tooth". With 68k miles on the car and it's just outside of its powertrain warranty of course it starts to have powertrain problems.

Word of advice for any consumer. All manufactures test the reliability of all parts before going out to market. Point being is that we should always buy from companies that offer a 10yr/100k mile powertrain warranty. Then the powertrain will last at least to 100k miles. There are engineers out there that get paid loads of cash to figure out how to maximize profit and limit spending by not beefing up certain parts of a car. This is where we the consumer lose out. I would love to split trust one manufacture but they all seem to be perfectly happy selling us crap that is engineered to fail after the warranty.

- Wayne H., Lynchburg, VA, US

problem #2

Jan 142015

Accord EX 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

Bought 2010 Accord for my daughter, car has hard time accelerating and a terrible sound going into reverse. Sounds like a lawnmower. Going to go to Honda today to see about my options.

Also have a 2010 Pilot having transmission problems. I know It's one complaint per car but thought two cars same year. Both transmission problems. Chug's switching from 2nd to 3rd . Will Follow up

- Damon G., Canyon Country, CA, US

problem #1

Nov 012012

Accord EX-L 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles

CAR hesitates when accelerating or switching between gears for about 5 seconds and happens frequently

- Mohammed H., San Antonio, TX, US

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