Notes: The 2011 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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,760 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.

2011 Honda Accord electrical problems

electrical problem

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2011 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #8

Nov 152016


  • miles


Vehicle factory radio changes stations on its own and unexpectedly. This happens when the vehicle is stopped or moving. Vehicle heavily consumes oil. It requires 1.5 - 2 quarts of oil be added between scheduled oil changes.

- Gambrills, MD, USA

problem #7

Sep 262016


  • 134,354 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Honda Accord. After the contact's vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 16V346000 (air bags), the electrical system began to fail. While attempting to start the vehicle, the radio illuminated off and on. The contact turned the key into the off position and restarted the vehicle, but the vehicle would not start. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 134,354.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #6

Feb 212015


  • miles
The sunroof opened on its own, while car was parked. It was during a snowstorm and extreme cold with high winds and below zero windchills.

- New Paltz, NY, USA

problem #5

Mar 032014


  • miles


Consumer writes in regards to dealerships in the phoenix, Arizona area hot-wiring modifications of new vehicle ignition system and security systems. The consumer stated the hot-wiring modifications were for the benefit and convenience of car dealers for physically managing their inventory.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #4

Aug 012011

Accord 6-cyl

  • 500 miles
Hi, I purchased a Honda Accord (exl, V6) of 2011 model. I and other family members experience headache whenever we use the car, mainly for long drive (say, more than 2 hours). I think its due to its new electronic noise cancellation system (that Honda installed in its Accord models around 2010) and high internal cabin noise, particularly at higher speed. Honda reconfigured the noise cancellation system in its 2013 Accord models. I reported the issue to Honda technical service and two Honda dealers. None find/acknowledge any issue with the car or with its noise cancellation/sound system. I wanted to inform your organization with an aim to know if that can be considered as mechanical malfunction (for this particular vehicle) or manufacturing defect of that particular Honda model and if I am entitled for refund. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Sun Prairie, WI, USA

problem #3

Apr 192012

Accord 4-cyl

  • 7,000 miles
I brought the car used certified with 6,800 miles. After a week of driving, the car feels like it has a mind of it own, I don't have full control of the car. Every time I hit a bump the car will swing left and right. Or when I'm going over 55 mph on the highway, the car moves left and right by it self. Something feels loose, I was driving local on 11/25/12 and made a left turn, the engine just shut off on me, I took it back to the dealer and the dealer found nothing wrong with the car or with the suspension. My friend have the same problem with his car, the suspension on the 2011 Honda Accord SE don't feel right.the problem needs to be corrected, I have a 2 year old and a new born in my house that goes in and out of this vehicle. I don't need to wait until something happens for the dealer or manufacturer to fix the problem.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #2

Jul 022011

Accord 6-cyl

  • 16,292 miles
While driving at freeway speed (65) the engine would just lose power with no warning!! its been to the dealer three times now for this same issue. Now no one in the family wants to drive the car. Its just too nerve racking to guess when the car will lose power, or trust it for a long trip. The last time this happen we were almost hit by a truck as we were trying to get to the side of the road.

- Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, USA

problem #1

May 252011


  • 7,934 miles
I purchase a Honda Accord 2011 on 2/18/2011. I always get an oil change very 3000 to 4000 miles. The second time I took it in for oil change the tech told me there is a leak in the main rear seal area and that they need the for about two days. I didn't mind it due to that fact it was not the major repair like touch the engine, but soon after I receive a call telling me that they need to change the short block of the engine that's when I got concern. It a brand new car with a new engine and they already to place the short block engine ! I was upset. I only have the car only for about 3 month not and now I'm paying note for a new car but driving a rebuilt Honda Accord 2011. And the best part of my car now is an the steering wheel starting to shaking a little when it comes to a complete stop or in park. Remind you my car was in for repair on 5/25/ to 6/8/2011 and the shaking started on 6/9/2011. I contacted the dealer and Honda to see if they can get me in to another car, same model and everything. They both told me that can't because the car was a few month old and they would loss some money and once you sign that contract your sol and it not their problem.but they are willing to give me a accessories for that car for customer satisfaction. I guess one year from now when I when my car brake down that accessories would do great help. Lol. No more Honda for me!!! customer ser. Suck. Here is a list what they did to the car: "check and report on oil leak at engine area.troubleshoot oil leak. Inspection indicated oil leak at rear main seal area.R/R transmission and inspect reare main seal= dry. Inspection indicate leak at engine block assembly. Re-install trans. Remove engine/tran assembly from vehicle. Replace engine sort block assembly. Replace all related gaskets and seal. Evacuate and recharge A/C system add coolant/ road test vehicle.".

- Suisun City, CA, USA

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