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.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,898 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 #8

Feb 202015

Accord 4-cyl

  • 35,500 miles


I have vibration on steering wheel beyond speed of 60mph. The thread depth on the front tires is 9.5/10 on both the sides. The thread depth on rear tires is 5 on both the sides. At the dealership I was told that there are flat spots on the tire. It was worked upon for wheel balancing. However the vibration exists. Is such a vehicle safe to drive with a child" how safe is the vehicle situation? does Honda american know about the problem" I did some search and reading on the internet for the defined problem, model year and components. It is noted that there are others as well with same issue which has resulted into uncomfortable and potentially life threatening driving conditions. I don't think dealership should be responsible.

- Fort Mill, SC, USA

problem #7

May 052013

Accord 4-cyl

  • 2,000 miles
Passenger side tire kept loosing air, we kept airing it up no luck we found out the wheel has a bubble. Now the driver side is doing the same the same. No accident a ruff driving!!

- Arkadelphia, AR, USA

problem #6

Jun 142013


  • miles
Don't really know!!! Firestone affinity junk tire losing air? tms light came on pulled over majority of the tire ruptured. There wasn't any magical glass or nails on the highway. Woman at the dealership lying about tire, road hazard is these generic tires, I've had better luck with junk yard tires. Only 526 miles on my 2013 Honda civic!!!

- So. San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #5

Aug 122012

Accord 4-cyl

  • 5,600 miles


While driving 65 mph the rear passenger tire blew up. It was an experience never felt before. I felt safe driving this car until now. I took the vehicle for inspection at the dealership and they were no help. When I told them about the tire, it seem that they already knew how it happened. Immediately the manager came to check under the tire and within 30 seconds of inspection said they were not able to replace the tire because it was caused by a puncture. The manager said there is a break cable right above the tire and that is what caused the tire to rupture. Then offered to check the vehicle just in case but knew he knew they were not covering the tire. He offered me to only pay for the tire but will not charge for installation. Need help!!!

- Bell, CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 052012

Accord 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Honda Accord. While driving approximately 65 mph, the contact noticed shaking in the steering wheel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnostic test. The technician balanced the front tires but the failure continued. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer three more times. The technician balanced all four tires and replaced the front driver's tire. The last time the vehicle was taken in the technician stated that he would replace all four tires. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 35. Updated 09/21/12 updated 09/27/2012

- North Kingsville, OH, USA

problem #3

Apr 282012

Accord 6-cyl

  • miles
2012 Honda Accord. Consumer states vehicle is a lemon the consumer stated since taking delivery of the vehicle, he has returned to the dealer eight times to correct a defect related to a shaking/vibration in the steering wheel which occurred at highway speeds between 60-80 mph. The vehicle was road tested by Honda service repair managers at two different dealerships for a total of over 126 miles and each time it was acknowledged and documented that a vibration in the steering wheel existed. The tires were balanced and rotated several times, but the vibration continued.

- Waltham, MA, USA

problem #2

Jun 042012


  • 8,850 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Honda Accord with dunlop ste sport avs tires, size: P215 60 R16. The contact stated that while traveling 45 mph, the rear passenger tire shredded and ruptured. The contact stated that the tires had been rotated just a few days prior to the failure. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage and current mileages were 8,850.

- Arizona City, AZ, USA

problem #1

Apr 282012


  • 3,200 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Honda Accord equipped with dunlop sp sport tires. The contact stated that the rear driver's tire blew out while driving 60 mph. The contact installed a spare tire and took the vehicle to the dealer. The dealer offered no assistance and did not diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 3,200.

- Sugar Land, TX, USA

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