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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,826 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2011 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 022015

Accord 4-cyl

  • 83,178 miles


Our car was making a left turn and was struck by other car in the right front. One passenger was in front seat. The passenger air bag fully deployed preventing her from impacting windshield.the driver air bag only partially deployed (approximately 1/3 size of passengers). The driver was severely bruised by seatbelts.

- Woodsboro, MD, USA

problem #2

Jul 012011


  • 16,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the vehicle began to vibrate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnosis. The dealer rotated the tires. The failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, who had the tires rotated again. The failure recurred. The vehicle was then taken to a personal mechanic for a diagnosis but they were unable to locate the failure. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 16,000.

- Ypsilanti, MI, USA

problem #1

Jan 042011


  • 2,300 miles
I purchased a new 2011 Accord ex-L and after 6 months of light driving (city and hwy) I noticed a shimmy/shaking in the steering wheel. I took the car back to the dealership 5 times for this issue and they replaced one tire and one wheel, balanced the tires numerous times but they were unable to resolve the issue. Now the dealer refuses to acknowledge there is a problem saying it is not a big deal and that all Accord have this issue. I even met with the factory rep and he noticed the problem but said that Honda and dealer can't resolve it as it is not related to tires, wheels or drive train. But could not offer any explanation as to what causes the shimmy saying the shimmy is "normal" and it's not a big deal. I've asked for a new set of tires and wheels but they refused to do it saying they can't afford the cost and it will not make the car drive differently. Very disappointed with Honda and dealer.

- Louisville, KY, USA

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