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:
17,300 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 #3

Jan 032017


  • miles


Car suddenly accelerates making difficult to keep under control. Happened many times. The car was running in the local city streets.

- Richmond Hill, NY, USA

problem #2

Feb 122014


  • 21,900 miles
Vehicle does not accelerate, but hesitates 2-4 seconds from a stop or near stop, then suddenly surges to mid throttle forcing the driver to either brake suddenly or avoid hitting another vehicle. Happened 4 times in one year with my car.

- Harrisburg, PA, USA

problem #1

Aug 012014

Accord 4-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
Honda is sending out its cars with the rear wheel camber set to negative 1 to 2 degrees. This causes the tires to wear out on the inside edge and the rear tires do no make proper contact with the road. The front camber is usually set to zero (ie straight up and down for the tires). The smaller contact patch not only wears out the tire edges but makes a safety hazard as the tires wear down and the contact patch decreases. Rotating the tires only makes the problem worse. I requested a wheel alignment at zero miles and again at 6K with the request that the rear tires be set to zero camber. At 30K my tires are worn out only on the inside edge and I am requesting a third wheel alignment which now will cost 600 dollars or more to fix Honda's problem. I believe the camber problem makes the cars susceptible to spinning around in icy weather due to the difference in tire patches. This is worse on an icy road. Honda other than the local dealer will not talk to its customers......

- Cornucopia, WI, USA

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