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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
55,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. resurface brake rotors (1 reports)
2013 Honda Accord brakes problems

brakes problem

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2013 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 072016

Accord EX-L 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles


brake rotor warped

The front brake rotors warped causing significant vibration during light to moderate braking. This problem is particularly pronounced when the rotors started heating up after driving for a while. Also, while driving on downhill gradient the rotors heat up quickly causing the excessive vibration to the steering wheel. Even with the assistance of engine braking, the front rotors cannot keep up with downhill braking. This is a safety issue because I'm afraid if being pushed too far, I might lose braking which will be catastrophic failure. Honda should design a better braking system. For instance, 6 piston caliper in the front and 4 piston caliper in the rear. Also use high quality ventilated cross drilled rotors both for front and back to dissipate heat under heavy braking.

Unrealistic solution would be to have ceramic composite rotors which will cost as much as a Honda Accord. This is the brake system used in high-end supercars.

The realistic solution was to resurface the front rotors. Let's hope this problem will not appear in a while.

- kevh, Atlanta, GA, US

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