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:
19,332 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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2012 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 062013

Accord 4-cyl

  • 21,000 miles


My sunroof exploded while on the ramp to enter the highway. There were no cars around, no overpasses when I heard a loud explosion sound and then wind noise. Not knowing what happened I pulled over, looked around the car and went back inside and started driving but the wind noise got louder and when I opened the slider a little, I saw that the sunroof had shattered. I pulled over again and called my dealership and without even looking at the car the service person told me that a rock must of hit it. I told him that there was no cars or trucks around me and he said that it must of flew up from somewhere.

- Branchburg, NJ, USA

problem #1

Aug 092013


  • 17,665 miles
As I was driving down the highway at approximately 70mph, the glass in my sunroof burst. There was a loud pop, and then I could hear highway noise. There were absolutely no cars around me and nothing above me, and I had not gone under an overpass. Most of the sunroof glass was gone, and the remaining glass and seal had sunken down into the car and was in a concave shape like it had burst from the inside out.

- Dallas, TX, USA

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