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
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
33,850 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. complete replacement of brake pads, rotors, calipers (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
  3. replace rotors and pads (1 reports)
2013 Honda Accord brakes problems

brakes problem

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2013 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #4

May 102017

Accord LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles


I have always heard that Hondas were great cars...long lasting and virtually trouble free. Not mine. EVERY time I have had my car in dealership they have told me either there was something wrong with it or soon something or another was going to go bad. I purchased the extended warranty, have done all work at the dealership where I purchased the car... the warranty (of course!) does not cover anything. How can a car need new brakes when it has less than 20,000 miles on it?! I will never buy another Honda. Can't wait to get rid of this one. AND the tire pressure light is on & won't go off, even after checking all tires. This light came on the last time I had it to the dealership.

- Diane M., Hector, US

problem #3

Sep 092016

Accord LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles

DS rear brake rotor was gauged by the pads. Made a nasty sound. The excess wear on that side was due to a frozen PS rear caliper. My mechanic said that a frozen PS rear caliper is a common problem on this car. The parts are hard to get and it was in the shop for two days. A real PITA.

- haditwithhonda, Hp, NJ, US

problem #2

Nov 122015

Accord LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles

Brought the vehicle in for metal to metal scraping sound. Technician said he could not duplicate the problem. Problem persisted for me but Honda would not repair unless I could drive it in with the scraping happening. Brought it in for standard service and they discovered my brake pads have been stuck. Blaming it on me. I reminded them that I brought it in for the metal to metal scraping sound. They will not acknowledge it is their problem.

- sje, Lodi, US

problem #1

Jun 252015

Accord EX

  • CVT transmission
  • 39,374 miles

I suspect a Electronic Brake Proportioning malfunction.

- davidbraden, Waterford, MI, US

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