really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,798 miles

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2014 Honda Accord electrical problems

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2014 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #42

Sep 152016


  • 14,000 miles


The contact owns a 2014 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced a complete loss of power. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure could not be replicated. The failure mileage was 14,000.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #41

Aug 212015


  • 22,221 miles
Flashing dashboard: Fcw, engine light on, stabilizer control light, ABS- all the lights flashing on dash board, unable to start card. Brake pedal very hard. Car was parked on street in front of home. Fifth time this has happened the dealer claims it's the fourth time. Car problem has never been fixed. The dealer blames alarm department. The alarm department claims dealer always blames them. However, I bought the car from the dealer, they are responsible for permanently fixing this problem. The dealership has not fixed this problem since it began in 2015. This falls inside of 18 months lemon law. I am not a mechanic but it seems to me that this is a ongoing electrical problem that the dealership seems not receptive about it.

- Whittier, CA, USA

problem #40

Jun 242016


  • 52,000 miles
My 2014 Honda Accord has been leaving me stranded because the car kills the battery. It started last year and the dealer said the battery was fine, and left it at that. Now a year later the batter is still testing good but the car has left me 3 times in one day in 2 different occasions. I permanently have to cart jumping cables just I. case. I'm so sad to see that I'm paying and I've been such a faithful Honda client and this is really devestating.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #39

Jun 072014


  • 40,000 miles


2014 Honda Accord fails to start periodically. The dealership offers no solution to the problem if there is no error code and acts if this is the first time it has happened to the Accord. Time for another recall.. this problem is all over the internet.

- La Palma, CA, USA

problem #38

Jun 042015


  • 8,000 miles
The right turn camera that is designed to help eliminate the blind spot is deactivated during high heat.,in phoenix AZ "high heat" means direct sunlight at over 85 degrees. When I reported the dangerous condition that this outage creates for the drivers of our car they just said, "yeah, it takes a while to cool off." Sometimes 15 minutes. Meanwhile I don't have the safety feature I paid for. Can you imagine how often my safety camera shuts off now that we are "in season?" daily. Literally every day my right turn blind spot camera shuts down with a warning that pops up on the dashboard that eliminates our ability to see other warning sensor lights. I honestly can't believe that Honda is knowingly allowing this defect to remain. A high heat sensor going off at 85 degree ambient temp is absurd. They said, nope...totally normal. I'd say that a camera helping eliminate the blind spot that results in many accidents, should be working at all times. Again, shame on Honda. I don't know where else to turn.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #37

Feb 072016


  • 12,000 miles
Soy bean based wiring. Caused approx $2,200 in damage. Which Honda refuses to cover the cost.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

problem #36

Apr 132016


  • 44,744 miles


Rear right door lock actuator failed and prevents from opening and closing the door.

- Yorktown Heights, NY, USA

problem #35

Apr 042016


  • 1,000 miles
Trunk lid opens by itself intermittently. This has occurred about nine times since I bought the car one year and a half ago. This has happened while parked in my garage or on the street near my house. After the first few times it happened I began to remove the keys from my pocket and hanging them on a key hook upon entering the house. Problem still occurred. I finally took the car to the dealer where I bought the car. The dealer says that they can not replicate the problem and that Honda America tech support has never ever heard of such a problem. I told them to do a google search. They said there was nothing more they could do. I told them that the problem would happen again if no corrective action was taken. So I insisted that they disconnect the electronics from the remote trunk release. I have to open the trunk manually with the trunk release cable but it is better than looking out your house window and seeing your car trunk flapping in the breeze. Lesson learned is that Honda America does not stand behind their product. After the warranty period is up I will be switching to another brand.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #34

Apr 052016


  • miles
My 2014 Honda Accord sport developed starting problems. I took my car to dealer and they stated that it was a starter problem. Because I have 47,000 miles on the car, warranty does not cover repair.

- Buena Park, CA, USA

problem #33

Jan 022016


  • 36,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Honda Accord. While operating the vehicle, the air bag sensor remained illuminated, which indicated that the air bag was turned off. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the failure was due to the electrical system. The failure was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 36,000. Updated 05/17/16

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #32

Dec 092015


  • 16,000 miles


Two times while driving tonight I tried to adjust the heat but accidentally hit the ignition switch that killed the engine. In order to start you must be in park so you must stop the vehicle before restarting. This happened in a small town with light traffic. If this happened in high speed heavy traffic this situation could cause an accident for the driver or other drivers. A recall should make it impossible to shut the engine off until the car is stopped.

- Ferndale, WA, USA

problem #31

Aug 032015


  • 15,460 miles
I had a serious problem with my Honda Accord ex-L, 2014. While I was driving, my car showed an error message on the dash panel. It said "system failed", and the dash functions became paralyzed. Smoke started coming from the hood. In a few minutes, the front part of the car was in flames. Most of the car was burned.

- Mayaguez, PR, USA

problem #30

May 012014


  • 800 miles
The forward collision warning system has not worked during the time I have owned the vehicle. I have attempted on several occasions to simulate a condition in which the fcw should alert, with no success. I have taken the vehicle to the selling dealer four times. On two of the visits the fcw only worked once after testing four or more times.the fcw notification was too close for safely taking action. There was no change in the warning distance when changing the settings- long, normal, short. On the two other occasions the fcw did not work at all. Dealer advised it was to dangerous to ride along on test drives. Honda America would not furnish expected stopping distances to determine if fcw was working properly because there was too many variables and this information was private company information. This is an important safety devise and should work properly. Honda America refused my request to send to an employe to test drive. Updated 9/28/15

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #29

Jul 232015


  • 28,135 miles
Upon trying to accelerate, the engine hesitated then stalled. Upon restarting and attempting to accelerate, the engine surged forward. Driving on the freeway the engine lost power momentarily then reengaged. The a.C./climate control is again not functioning properly, and the hands-free phone function disconnected multiple times. The car was taken the car to a Honda dealership approximately one week ago to have the air conditioning defect repairs completed. At that time they were unable to repair the trunk lid that has been falling down since I took possession of the vehicle in July 2014. The trunk lid falls at will.

- Orland, CA, USA

problem #28

Jun 092015


  • 52,829 miles
When trying to start my 2014 Honda Accord LX, I have to attempt it several times turning the ignition switch back and forth before it will start. Sometimes it starts right away, sometimes it takes 16 times! I took the Honda to the holler Honda dealership (which is the only place I take it to for service since I bought it) and they are stating it's a "starter issue" and that it's not covered under the "power train" warranty and that I would have to pay $495 for a new starter, plus $200 labor. The car being so new does not have "after market" parts and so I would have to buy it new. My last Honda Accord ex V6 2005 model didn't have its starter replaced until July 2012. So I know that this is clearly a defect and this is not normal!!! I've even researched the life of an average starter and most of them are at 100K miles or 5 years. So I know Honda has to help me with this! I've been calling Honda motor corporation in California (michael) and the holler Honda dealership in orlando (maggie nero - service manager) and both of them have been dragging their feet with this. Any insight on this would be greatly appreciated!

- Oviedo, FL, USA

problem #27

Jul 122015


  • 18,500 miles
I started my car in park while on a hill with emergency brake on. The car started moving a second or two before I released the emergency brake. Immediately, I lost my power steering and brakes. I stopped the car by putting on the emergency brake and putting the trans mission in park. The total trip was about 100 yards. I noticed that 5 or 6 warning lights were on including the battery. Then I quickly turned the engine off. I waited for about two minutes and restarted the engine and embarked on a 25 mile trip home without further incident.

- East Meadow, NY, USA

problem #26

Jul 072015


  • 20,220 miles
I was driving home from work and without warning I felt my vehicle difficult to turn as I prepared to make a left turn. I looked at the instrument panel and notice my electric power steering indicator light on. I applied excessive effort to get the vehicle to turn and manage to stop in a parking lot where, I turned the vehicle off and started the engine again correcting the problem for a short period. The next morning while driving to work I encountered the same situation almost causing me to hit a vehicle and crash into a pond. Updated 9/15/15.... updated 09/30/15

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #25

May 092015


  • 15,000 miles
My sunroof and windows automatically opened up on their own on my 2014 Honda Accord. This issue could cause an accident should I be driving or cause my car to be vandalized since it is open "to the public."

- Coconut Creek, FL, USA

problem #24

May 132015


  • 5,300 miles
Right turn signal camera would not reset when right turn completed. Also happened in January. Had to stop car and restart to get system working (display returning to normal operations.)

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #23

May 092015


  • 7,100 miles
This is a nightmare. Honda Accord 2014.last night my windows and sunroof automatically opened; there have been other random electrical problems, see below. The opening of the windows occurred during a rain storm and my brand new Honda is filled with water. The dash is blank and the phob key radio searching light is not blinking; so there was a short that caused this to happen. I will never buy a Honda again. If you are having any of the problems listed below, pay attention to them because I kept thinking they were just random little issues but they were precursors to this very big issue. My car is totaled!!! pay attention to the small stuff and save your life and get rid of your car. My trunk randomly opened, parked and driving. My tire pressure light is always on, even after being reset and tires checked. I'd get in my car and find the sunroof partially opened over night. There is a weird rattle in my car in the front area, sounds like its in the dash board, but could never isolate it.

- Boulder, CO, USA

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