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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,993 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 #10

Oct 052016


  • 80,000 miles


Tire inflation meter are too expensive for simple flat repairs. Consumer rip off caused but government regulations required tires to have pressure sensor and warning lights. Each tire has an expensive $80 sensor that easily leaks or gets bumped by mechanics. It cost me $200 to stop the leaks and warning lights. On first look, sounds like a nice idea but in practice companies are ripping us off doing simple nail fixes. The mechanics weaking, purposely loosen the value and say it is our car's computer problem. Please do not required cars to have these monitors. Thanks for listening. Sounds like the lobbyist are creating money grabs. Regards john

- Bolingbrook, IL, USA

problem #9

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 #8

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

problem #7

Nov 072012

Accord 4-cyl

  • 5,000 miles


There is a sound coming from the left front tire that sounds like a wheel bearing. Had the Michelin tires checked, and they found them to be ok. Took it to Honda dealership, they could hear the thumping on some roads, but not all roads. There is still the thumping sounds. Replaced the tires with another set of michelins at 30,000 miles and the thumping sound is still there!!!

- Fayetteville, GA, USA

problem #6

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 #5

Sep 082012


  • 7,000 miles
I was driving down market street in youngstown when I was almost obstructed by another vehicle, I swerved and was struck by another vehicle my air bags did not deploy at 40mph and she was going 25mph. There was a recall on the side air bags, my back and neck hurt as well as my passenger. American Honda said there were not defects...

- Sharon, PA, USA

problem #4

Aug 062012

Accord 4-cyl

  • 3,276 miles


I noticed noise, wheel vibrations and steering problems. The Honda service department said that I had a bad wheel bearing on the left side and replaced it. After I received the car back from the shop, I noticed the car was pulling to the left, wheel vibrations, loose steering wheel and making noise. The car did not shift between gears properly and fluctuated between rpms randomly (even when at idle). I took it back to the Honda service department. This time they reset the computer in the car and performed idle relearn procedure; adjusted the toe on all four wheels. They also found that the rear rotors were out of round and "machine rear brake rotors" but reused the brake pads. I do not feel safe in this vehicle. I have scheduled another service appointment for 8/28. However, I am still having the idle RPM, shifting problems, wheel vibration issues, steering problems, noise issues as well as several other problems. This manufacture should be forced to issue a recall.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #3

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 #2

Jun 132012


  • 1,550 miles
The vehicle has a shimmy at highway speeds in excess of 50 mph. It doesn't matter what the roads are like as many in my area are brand new, the vehicle is not safe and has a significant vibration at highway speeds. The vehicle will be going back to Honda for the third time and I have had the wheels balanced, front end aligned, and I am now going in for a road force balance. There are many issues reported on line and this is a common problem with these vehicles. Having owned 7 Honda products in the last 16 yrs, this will be my last. One more visit after this and I will be seeking a lemon law claim on the vehicle. This is a huge issue as you can see on the internet. I am in the car business and this is far from within specifications from any vehicle I have ever driven and poses a definite safety issue for many vehicle owners.

- Menomonee Falls, WI, USA

problem #1

Mar 182012

Accord 6-cyl

  • miles
I was driving approx 35 mph on a bridge that consist of concrete then metal grading. It was raining medium and the vehicle seem to slide on the metal grading towards a nearby car in the next lane. I believe this is due to the type of footprint the tires installed by the factory. I believe there will be an accident with these type of tires and Honda should replace with a different type asap.

- Mount Pleasant, SC, USA

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