Notes: The 2012 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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,394 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.

2012 Honda Accord AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2012 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 122012

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,394 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the steering wheel vibrated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who balanced the tires and resurfaced the brake rotors. The failure recurred also when attempting to brake. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue and stated that the vibrations were a normal characteristic of the 2012 model Accord. The current mileage was 11,895. The failure mileage was 10,394. Updated 09/26/12 the consumer stated the VIN on the vehicle is not the same as the VIN on the signed lease agreement. Updated 09/27/2012

- Mebane, NC, USA

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