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 2014 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:
77,350 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace ABS module (3 reports)
2014 Honda Accord brakes problems

brakes problem

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2014 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 082020

Accord EX-L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,000 miles


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ABS module faulty ABS module faulty ABS module faulty

This problem started in July 2020. My garage told me the problem and contacted my warranty folks for coverage (along with another issue). They wouldn't cover it. So time went on. They told me I COULD drive it but to be careful. Finally I went directly to the CarMax place and had them go through warranty (March 2021). They said it was covered but it has been on backorder ever since. I call every other week and they have paid for it to the Honda dealer but no part yet.

Constant error warning 'fcw system failed' pops up while driving, many dash error lights turn on, and all ABS and VSA systems are deactivated. System will occasionally reset (like when I went to grab pictures) but minutes later the lights are all on - like a Christmas tree. They are saying ABS Modulator Assembly.

Now my brakes make a funny noise (they are saying related to this part), and my warranty has expired (July 14) so IF this doesn't work, then I am screwed. And I can't trade it in with this issue either, or I will get much less for it. I have had 4 Hondas previously and I have never had as many issues as I have had with this one - I have about 80,000 miles on it now.

- Dolly G., Orlando, US

problem #2

May 012021

Accord EXL V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

Lights on dash at startup; go on and off while driving: ABS, brake, steering, LDW/AWD Fail, (and several other lights).

HS126: MIL Light on Dash test. Dealer said code 38-11 and requires ABS Modulator replacement. Vehicle is only at about 85,000 miles.

Honda should stand behind issue occurring below 100,000 miles and regular vehicle maintenance, city and highway driving normal. Talked to Honda customer service twice. Was told I would need to have extended warranty for coverage or within 3 years/36,000 miles, or the part on recall, which it isn't.

I also had starter go bad around 40,000 miles. Paid $565 for repair & Honda paid a few hundred. 2013 Accord had starter recall, so this issue on 2014 Accord at lower mileage was suspicious.

- Michele J., Lincoln, US

problem #1

Sep 042018

Accord LX 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles

i had this problem and definitely other people having same issuue they should recall

- Alishah L., Tampa, FL, US

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