really awful
Crashes / Fires:
10 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,264 miles

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2013 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #8

Aug 172013


  • 5,500 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while traveling at unknown speeds, the vehicle suddenly accelerated and crashed into a wall. There were no injuries. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 5,500.

- Grove City, OH, USA

problem #7

Oct 152012


  • 200 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Honda Accord sport. The contact stated while driving 5 mph out of a driveway there was a delayed response upon engaging the accelerator pedal. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer numerous times and they were unavailable to locate the problem. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 200.

- Flatwoods, KY, USA

problem #6

Jul 092013

Accord 4-cyl

  • 2,600 miles
There is a hesitation/jerk/shudder when accelerating at various speeds.

- Hampton, GA, USA

problem #5

Apr 152013


  • 1,000 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while completing a turn, the vehicle failed to accelerate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis but they were unable to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 1,000.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #4

Apr 082013

Accord 4-cyl

  • 400 miles
Shortly after purchase, I noticed that sometimes when turning a corner and then trying to accelerate, the engine falters as though it is going to stall, but it doesn't. the car now has about 2500 miles on it and this has happened dozens of times, but not always, when turning a corner. It doesn't matter whether or not the eco system is engaged or the A/C is on or off. I spoke to a service rep at my Honda dealer who said other owners have reported the same issue, but that it is just a characteristic of the vehicle and that there is no fix for it. I think this has the potential to cause an accident if I can't accelerate ahead of on coming vehicles or the car stalls.

- Salisbury, MD, USA

problem #3

Mar 172013

Accord 4-cyl

  • miles
2013 Honda Accord. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle sudden acceleration. The consumer stated as she pulled into her driveway, with her foot on the brake, the vehicle suddenly accelerated. She placed both feet on the brake, and she forced the transmission into park. It came to a stop, but not before she crashed into her garage door. American Honda inspected the vehicle, but concluded there was nothing wrong.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #2

Mar 272013


  • 212 miles
I was pulling away from a stop sign and had accelerated to about 15 mph. All of a sudden the car slowed down and stopped. I stepped on the accelerator and the car didn't move and the engine shut down. At the same time all the dash warning lights came on, including check engine, the big exclamation mark, anti-skid control, and the electric steering wheel warning light. I put the car in park and was able to restart the engine. At this time I noticed all the warning lights were still on, including the fcw light in the center of the speedometer with the message fcw failure. When the car was checked at the Honda dealership they could find no codes related to the above issues. They did find code dtc P2176 set for throttle actuator control not learned stored in history.

- Finksburg, MD, USA

problem #1

Nov 142012

Accord 6-cyl

  • 26 miles
2013 Honda Accord sedan, V6, touring model I stopped at the signal light at route 50 and chain bridge road; when the light changed I pressed the accelerator to leave, but nothing happened - the car was not moving or accelerating. Cars behind me honked and I pressed the accelerator more and then all of a sudden the vehicle's front tires spun a little and the car took off. This gave me a scare! this happened again 10-15 miles later as I was arriving near my home in alexandria, va. However, this issue is not causing the car to jerk, surge, or accelerate on its own; during this period of hesitation, when I need the car to accelerate, it appears to momentary die, stall, or run out of gas. I thought this was very odd, so I inspected the accelerator area, floor mats, etc. And everything appeared normal. This same incident happened on November 16, 2012, November 27, 2012, Dec 4, 2012 and Dec 11, 2012. I visited fairfax Honda service department hoping for a quick remedy. Unfortunately they were unable to duplicate the problem until the service manager and I drove the car together during my 11 Dec 2012 visit. The service manager told me this was characteristic of the 2012 Honda Accord sedan. He and I then drove a 2012 Honda Accord and I found this to be obvious when driving the 2012 Honda. I am very surprised this dangerous technical problem/issue has not been highlighted and remedied for the 2013 vehicle. I am very uncomfortable and concerned that due to the hesitation when attempting to accelerate I may be hit from the rear or hit by another vehicle due to this recurring malfunction. My wife feels this vehicle is dangerous and refuses to drive it. I have previously discussed this technical problem with Honda of America and they have opened a case file [xxx]. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Alexandria, VA, USA

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