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.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,967 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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2011 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 032012

Accord 4-cyl

  • miles


We purchased a Honda Accord a little over a year ago. Recently the air conditioning has failed and we were told by the Honda dealer that "a rock probably damaged the condenser" as they found a leak. They refuse to cover it under warranty. They quoted us a repair cost of $841.88. Upon inspection we found that there is no protection provided to the condenser to prevent this from happening. Further, I researched and found that this is a known and continuous problem that Honda has been aware of for years. There is no question it is a design defect. Further, it is a safety issue that needs to be corrected a.S.a.P. heat stroke is a serious condition that can be deadly. Please contact me at your earliest convenience regarding this, thank you.

- Plymouth, MI, 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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