really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,886 miles

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2013 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #25

Dec 252016


  • 49,450 miles


When I stopped for paying toll, car displayed engine light and steering safely light with jerking sound, not acceleration and steering G locked for few seconds and then released. I pulled the vehicle to parking lot and stopped...I started the vehicle after 3 minutes... there is a rattling noise in the engine and (fcw) warning came... says fcw system failed. I left the car at parking lot and towing back to dealer tomorrow... not safe to drive as the accelation is very erratic and consistent...traveling with my kids and scared of losing control of the car... it is on interstate 294 close O'hare airport.. christmas day and all repair shops closed

- Lakeville, MN, USA

problem #24

Dec 142016


  • 53,000 miles
2013 Honda Accord won't start. Lights, A/C, radio, windows work. This occurred after 50,000 miles. I would have to turn steering column at first to get it to start. Now it doesn't start at all! the vehicle is stationary

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #23

Sep 192016


  • 65,000 miles
***happens when vehicle is parked and turned off*** this car has a "feature" that is not disclosed to customers upon purchase which can lead to a dangerous condition for property and the interior of the vehicle. If the key fob is placed in a pocket with keys (as everyone does), there is a combination of inadvertent button presses (specifically unlock / unlock / unlock) which causes all of the windows and the sunroof to open. This has lead to my car being soaked by having all the windows open during a rainstorm while I was inside my office (with the vehicle parked right outside - the key fob works from quite a far distance). It has also lead to my belongings being compromised due to all of the windows opening when I parked in the city and was sitting in a building with the keys in my pocket, among other times. When I returned to the selling dealer I was told that they were unaware of this feature and I should read the manual. It is not detailed in the manual and there is no way to disable it.

- Lawrenceville, NJ, USA

problem #22

Aug 192016


  • miles


After only 40,000 miles, 2013 V6 Accord, car starter giving problem. Car didn't start at one point and after many trials, started with jump start after that, started giving jerk like engine stalls during driving. Scary and dangerous situation.

- Hightstown, NJ, USA

problem #21

Aug 112016


  • 126,000 miles
I am the first owner of my 2013 Honda Accord sport and 2 months ago I developed an issue with the starter. I've replaced the starter twice and tonight got stranded and had to call a tow truck to bring it home. I've gone to the Honda dealer and, of course, there's an issue with the starter, but it will cost $1000+ to fix! this issue must be investigated and recalled as soon as possible. Honda is fully aware of all of these issues and if you get the right technician at the dealership - they'll tell you Honda is fully aware, but couldn't care less! 2 starters later - I'm still in the same position!

- Olive Branch, MS, USA

problem #20

Aug 022016


  • 147,000 miles
I have owned my 2013 Honda Accord since 2013. I have had numerous problems with this model. The most being with the car starting. I have replaced the battery and the starter and am still having problems starting the car. I went online and noticed that this is a huge problem with this model. Th car makes a clicking noise as if it is going to start then it doesn't start. All the lights come on and it then begins to start after a couple of minutes have gone by. Pushing the button does not get the car to start. You have to push it numerous times to get it to start. This problem has cost me upwards of $700 to $1,000 to replace every time there is an issue. This should be a manufacturers issue as a starter should not be worn out in 3 years. Please take a look at this problem as I am sure it will be a lawsuit coming soon based on all the other complaints I have read with this issue. I am taking my car back to the dealer today to have this issue looked at again.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

problem #19

Jun 192016


  • miles


I went to crank my car, which was perfectly fine yesferday, and it wont turn over and there are several lights on and clicking and blinking. I thought it might be the battery and tried to jump it off and nothing changed. A symbol that looks like a steering wheel and exclamation point, low tire light, brake light, and skid control symbols were all on.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #18

May 102016


  • miles
2013 Accord having issues starting, turn once nothing, I give it a minute then it starts, this is every time I get in my car to drive. I've already had to replace battery. This is embarrassing considering the car is not yet 3 years old!

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #17

Mar 202016


  • 35,000 miles
Starter went off. Car was not starting immediately. It was taking long time to start after tried several time. Mechanic replaced the new starter cost $750 labor and parts.

- Dacula, GA, USA

problem #16

Mar 262016


  • 32,400 miles
I parked my car in our home garage after driving 15-20 miles. An hour later, when I tried to take the car out, at ignition it just refused to start. I got many dashboard chattering indicators on but no engine cranking. Tried couple of times but same results. Checked head lights and found them bright and ok indicating no possible battery issue. Then I jump started from our other car parked next to it. It started almost immediately. But the dashboard indicators remained 'on'. I used vehicle setting menu and selected factory default reset. But the indicators remained 'on'. I took the car for a short drive. As soon as I drove some 15-20 feet, the indicators went off. I drove for some time and tried to stop the engine and restart it couple times without any problems. In my case, I was fortunate to have this happened at home garage and not middle of the road. But when I tried to research online about this problem, I found many such similar complaints and some of them were indicating possible 'bad' starter issue which required $800-1000 for the replacement and repairs. My car is around 18 months old with clean records of regular maintenance. The car has logged around 32,400 miles and maintained with care. As a concerned owner, after reading those online complaints and reports, I thought of sharing my issue here and record it too. I see there are enough similar complaints to arrive at there could be a faulty component (may be starter or something else, I am not an expert) which might need attention and possible recall repairs by the manufacturer

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #15

Mar 122016


  • 42,000 miles


A few months ago, my 2013 Honda Accord sport with 42K miles became hesitant to start. A turn of the key and I just heard clicks, after 3-5 tries it usually started on up. The problem progressed, yet I continued to "make due", I started putting the car in neutral to start it, and even had to be jumped off a few times. Eventually in early February my battery went bad, and I purchased a new one. On March 12,2016 my car refused to start. I had to have it towed to the dealership I purchased the car from - in 2013 with 18 miles on it...on 3/14/16 I was just informed that my starter is bad. To replace the starter it will be $850....not including the diagnostic fee of $110 and the towing cost of $80, all because this doesn't fall under the 3/36K warranty that is standard with Honda. Seems like a ridiculous price to pay, especially after seeing the other complaint on this site of other Honda owners with the same issue. I personally feel this should be a recall on Honda part. 2013 was the first year they made the Honda Accord sport edition ( I was told at the dealership), obviously something went awry at the factory. When I called the dealership to explain my problem, I gave the year, make, and model of my car. The technician that answered the phone replied with "oh, yes MA'am, I just spoke with you 10 minutes agoi?" it was the first time I had called. That tells me there are other 2013 Honda Accord sport owners experiencing the same problem. Make it right Honda!!

- Augusta, GA, USA

problem #14

Dec 102015


  • 50,000 miles
Intermittent starting problems. Depressing brake pedal harder sometimes solves problem, sometimes not. Changed batteries in key fobs. Replaced car battery. Still intermittent starting problems. Can hear "click", dash lights-up but engine does not engage. Repeated attempts until engine starts. Has been happening between 48K and now 50K miles.

- Nazareth, PA, USA

problem #13

Sep 132015


  • 45,000 miles
It so far has happened to me twice that I need to jump-start the car. There probably has some electrical leakage issues or something related to it. The first time it was more than a year ago that when I came earlier to a doctor appointment waiting for the clinic to open, I turned off the car and left the cd player on. But it only played for about half an hour or so it turned off automatically due to the battery power has already been depleted and the card could not start at all that I had to call aaa after the doctor appointment to jump-start for me. I thought at that time it was due to the cd player took too much power so I did not complain about it. But the second time it was a few weeks ago on Sunday, which give me the concerns that there must be some electrical leakage on my car. After parking for the church meeting and turned off the car, both my wife and I decided to open the window a little bit to let the air flows in the hot weather since we parked under a covered parking and would not worry about possible rainfall. So before we open the doors, we opened both front windows a very little bit and left for the meetings. Then about 3.5-4 hours later when it was time to go home, we found out the car would not start, and we had to ask for help to jump-start it again. This time it gave a definite guess that there must be some electrical leakage in the car. I also complained in early June of this year about the steering wheel lock issue. I received a mail from Honda to fix it, but when I call the dealers, none of them even offer loaner cars for such recall and manufacture failure repairs. Honda is bad for things like this. I don't know whether I should purchase Honda again in the future. I never complained once for my Toyota for years. Even they schedule for manufacture recalls, which I never encounter myself, I did not have to worry about the loaner car.

- Richmond, TX, USA

problem #12

Oct 302015


  • 45,000 miles
Since purchased new in 2013, the radio sometimes will not get a lot of static and fuzz. To clear up the static, we have to pull over to side of the highway and turn the ignition off then restart the car and radio plays clearly. I learned this technique from a Honda forum

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #11

Oct 302015


  • 45,000 miles
Since purchased new in 2013, this car hesitates after stopping and attempting to accelerate with the front wheels turned sharply to the left for a left turn. The car shutters as if it is about to shut down- very dangers, especially when turning left on a divided street or highway without a signal light.

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #10

Mar 012014


  • 15,000 miles
There's a lot of vibration when braking especially on the highway. Also there is a leak on the passenger side door. When driving on the freeway, you can hear the wind like it's not completely sealed.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #9

Mar 162013


  • 10 miles
Since delivery date of vehicle from dealer my vehicles navigation and stereo have not worked. I brought it in the service dept could not figure out what was wrong, they replaced the navigation and stereo and the problem still to this day exist. When this radio is on sometimes it freezes and the nav unit states the radio is off and other times it just stays on, volume increases on its own, cannot use touch screen, cannot change stations and then the lights on the dash go on and off and car shuts off. I have gone online and see that there are many other people reporting the same problem and when I take it to the dealer if it goes back to working the service dept tells me that they cannot diagnose the problem to keep driving it and bring it back. On Sept 21 I brought it in to dealer and it shut off at dealer 3X's making them jump start it and I have once again received my car with no assurance that it works. They said the battery and computer test come back ok but they changed the battery in hopes that that will resolve the issue. It is 9/24/15 and same thing happened this morning. But since after 3 hours of trying to turn it back on it did and I cant go back to being without a car because I have a 2 year old daughter, have to work and know the dealer will say its working again I have to just pray it will not happen while on the road

- Bloomfield, NJ, USA

problem #8

Sep 022014


  • 32,100 miles
(2014)tire pressure turned on.. when taken to the dealership the tire side wall was already damaged and needed to purchase a new tire. 2nd incident, tire pressure light turned on at 730am on Sept 23,2015..when vehicle was taken to be seen at 8am they said the side tire wall was damage and needed to purchase a new tire. If tire pressure gauge notified properly there would be no need to purchase tires

- Chino Hills, CA, USA

problem #7

Aug 102015


  • 200,000 miles
Vehicle was parked. Upon pressing brake to shift to "drive" the vehicle jolted multiple times then accelerated forward. The vehicle collided with another vehicle directly in front injuring a person who was between both vehicles at the time.

- Woodland Hills, CA, USA

problem #6

Jul 292015


  • 46,091 miles
Driving through town approximately 30mph and 3 yellow lights came on the dash. The pressure, air tirelight, skid light, and thr power steering per the guide book. My steering remained ok, light stayed on. Picked my sister up, all 3 lights came back on. We switched cars and drove hers. My car was parked in her driveway until 3;00pm I had left it there at 6;00am.. at 3;00 started car, power light came on again, steering still ok, light went off a minute later and has remained off. My husband is working the night shift tonight so he is taking my car, I am too frightened to drive it, seeing all these complaints and accidents about this problem. We will see what happens! why is taking this long for a recall? so dangerous for the driver as well as the others on the road!

- Saratoga Springs , NY, USA

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