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.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,471 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 #5

Jul 012011

Accord 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving any speed, rocks would enter the grill and damage various components of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the condenser for the air conditioner was fractured. The vehicle was repaired. In addition, the contact stated that the vehicle hesitated to accelerate from stops. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer and they stated that the torque converter and engine mounts failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified and covered all repair costs, but informed that the failure remained and there were no other remedies. The failure mileage was approximately 13,000. Updated 03/14/12 updated 06/18/12

- Cherry Hill, NJ, USA

problem #4

Sep 022011


  • 27,428 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the gear shift button failed. The button would not allow the shifter to shift between gears. The dealer was contacted but could not understand the nature of the failure because the vehicle was not taken in to the dealer for inspection. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 27,428.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #3

Sep 282010

Accord 4-cyl

  • 1,000 miles
After 9 years of perfect satisfaction with a 2001 Honda Accord, I purchased a new 2010 Honda Accord on 08/2010. Loud whining noise started after approx. 1000 miles of driving. Heard whine, loud and consistent on startup and the whine intensifies as the engine warms with driving. Dealer replaced power steering pump on my third trip to Honda service.noise continues even louder with new pump. A return trip to Honda dealer I was told it is a noise characteristic of this model. The nerve racking whine is deadened only with the radio vol. Turned up. Two other problems create very stressful driving conditions. The head rest extend too much forward creating severe neck strain and the stiff feel in the seats require constant shifting of position. I will never purchase nor recommend a Honda to anyone. My main concern now: Is this whine an indicator for an unsafe situation or for a more serious mechanical problem?

- Citrus Heights, CA, 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

Apr 062010


  • 925 miles
Honda 2010 Accord exl this vehicle has a problem when coming to a stop. The engine will not disengage and bring the car to a stop. I had to shift into neutral while holding the brake securely to stop it from hitting the vehicle in front of me.. the mileage is under 1,000 miles. The incident has occurred twice (2) in the last 2 weeks. My name is [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- New Port Richey, FL, USA

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