2010 Honda Accord transmission NHTSA complaints: Power Train:Manual Transmission

NHTSA — Power Train: Manual Transmission Problems

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CarComplaints.com 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."


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,197 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.

2010 Honda Accord transmission problems

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2010 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 102010

Accord 4-cyl

  • 5,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Honda Accord. The contact stated that she parked the vehicle in a parking space and when she came back the vehicle had rolled into to the other end of the parking lot. The emergency brake was engaged when the vehicle was parked. The vehicle crashed into two other vehicles. A passenger in the other vehicle stated that they suffered a whip lash injury. The police responded and filed a report. The vehicle was driven to her residence and was currently being repaired by a local mechanic. The failure mileage was approximately 15,000. Updated 05/12/11 the consumer stated the hand brake was adjusted after the vehicle was repaired. Updated 05/12/11

- Lincolnton , NC, USA

problem #2

Aug 032010


  • 600 miles
I had a 2010 Accord, after 400-600 miles I started getting the clicking sound when turning left everytime. I took the vehicle into the dealer the first time and they did not fix the issue. The second time I took it in around 1200 miles. This time they found the issue to be the reverse gear fork. There was an internal spring that had broke. Thankfully it's under warranty, they put a new reverse gear fork in and no problems since. Noise has gone.

- Yuma, AZ, USA

problem #1

Apr 302010

Accord 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 990 miles
Honda Accord 2010 ex 4-cyl manual transmission - vehicle id is [xxx] I went to put the car in neutral as I approached a stop light. It had felt 'odd' leaving the previous light. The clutch pedal went to the floor and stayed there. The gearbox locked up so I couldn't shift into any gear. The motor was still running normally. A motorcycle cop came to help me - it was in heavy traffic - and he couldn't get the clutch or gears to work. I turned it off. After about five minutes, I looked at the clutch pedal. A gentle tug and it came back up. I restarted the car and was able to drive it home, a couple more miles, without further problems. The car had 900 miles on the odometer. I consulted an online Honda technician and received this response: "the problem is the clutch master cylinder. There are issues with the rods getting stuck. The dealer will need to replace the clutch master and bleed the system to fix this issue. Have done a few so far. No bulletin or recall yet." I took the car to the dealer (motorcars Honda cleveland). They confirmed this diagnosis and replaced the clutch master cylinder. The service rep also said their cleveland heights service department had also seen the same problem a number of times. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Cleveland, OH, USA

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