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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,000 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

Feb 152013

Accord 6-cyl

  • 4,000 miles


The vehicle has several times failed to accelerate when the accelerator pedal is depressed. When the pedal is depressed nothing happens when it is expected to accelerate forward. This has happened for the most part when exiting an expressway and coming to a stop at the bottom of a ramp and then attempting to enter traffic or cross over traffic lanes. The remedy seems to be to release pressure from the pedal and depress it again rapidly.

- Social Circle, GA, USA

problem #1

Jul 022012

Accord 4-cyl

  • miles
2012 Honda Accord. Consumer states the vehicle has never been able to give the expected city on highway miles per gallon the consumer stated the manufacturers window sticker stated for city driving, the mpg was between 19 to 27 mpg with the average being 23 mpg. The consumer stated his vehicle was averaging 13 mpg in the city and on average, 19 mpg. Per the manufacturer's sticker, the expected combined fuel economy was 27 mpg. However, the consumer's combined fuel economy was 15.4 mpg. The dealer was unable to diagnose any problems.

- Elizabeth, NJ, USA

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