Notes: The 2013-2014 Honda Accord is showing signs of an electrical problem with the starter failing soon after the 36K mile warranty expires. It's compounded by reports that the OEM battery doesn't have sufficient amps to start the V6 reliably after a year or two.

For now we are rating this problem with the "Beware" seal because it's occurring so soon after the 36K mile warranty expires. The upshot is when your Accord won't start, that's never good, but especially bad when it's just a few years old.

Also once again, owners are complaining that the 2013 Honda Accord seats are uncomfortable. Uncomfortable seats has been a significant complaint with the Accord since the 2008 model year.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,504 miles

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2013 Honda Accord body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2013 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 152016

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,504 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Honda Accord. The contact noticed that the front passenger side was leaking under the hood. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the washer reservoir, hose, and the hood liner were chewed through completely. The technician informed the contact that the hoses, washer motor, and spray nozzle needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 15,504. The VIN was not provided. Updated 04/20/16 consumer stated on 2/15/16 she noticed leak underneath passenger side front. Found hoses had been chewed through in several locations. Also found chewing of metal in engine compartment and hole chewed through liner of hood. Consumer found online there is a federal class action lawsuit filed 1/21/16 involving american motor company Inc (Honda) for vehicles 2012 thur 2015. The suit charges Honda used soy-based products in their manufacturing which attracts rodents. Updated 6/25/18

- Noble, OK, USA

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