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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
150 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2011 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 212011


  • 200 miles


I bought a 2011 Honda Accord LX, it was delivered with 11 miles. After I drove the car for little over 300 miles it was making a lot of noise. The noise is coming from the transmission and left side suspension when the car is put in reverse. I contact Honda of North America and inquire about the loud noise they told me that there is no recall on my car. I then contact the dealership that I bough the car from to check it out. I meet with the service manager and I let him listen to the noise, he then stated that it was normal which I find very strange. About a few days later the loud noise from the transmission also came a new problem a loud clunking noise from the left side front suspension. I contact the dealer and talk to service rep and explain what was going on he check the service record and say it was normal.

- Richmond Hill, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 092010


  • 100 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that when turning in either direction, the vehicle would exhibit an abnormal knocking noise from the front end. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who performed a diagnostic that located the failure at the front end passenger side axle. The dealer replaced the right front axle, but the failure was not corrected the vehicle continues to make the knocking noise while turning to left, or right. The manufacturer took a report N012010-01-0301268 they advised a field manager will contact him. The vehicle has not been repaired. The vehicle will be taken back to the dealer. The failure mileage was 100 and the current mileage 1,750.

- Quinton , VA, USA

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