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:
17,500 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 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2012 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 142013

Accord 4-cyl

  • 20,000 miles


I purchased vehicle from used car dealership, of course nothing was said about the water problem. It makes a mildew smell in car, because as it rains, the rain pores into driver side window, even with it open only an inch. My brand new car stinks, and I'm wet going into work. Please help.

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #1

Jul 012013

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the carpet under the accelerator pedal was not attached to the floorboard. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician stated that the carpet had been cut incorrectly. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 15,000. Updated 1/7/14 the consumer stated the carpet is coming up by the rear passenger side, front passenger side, and on the driver's side by the accelerator pedal. A repair was attempted but was unsuccessful. Updated 1/22/2014

- Freeport, NY, USA

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