really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,224 miles

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2014 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #27

Dec 062016


  • 47,100 miles


In July 2016, dealer replaced starter based on service bulletin. Had complained for some time that occasionally when starting the vehicle, the starter energizes but does not engage the flywheel. I provided a video of the occurrence to the dealer which prompted the replacement in July. Car was fine for a couple of months, then the problem began to reoccur. Returned to dealer who evaluated and because the issue is intermittent could find nothing wrong. On 12/6/16, tried several times to start my vehicle without success. All you hear is the whining of the starter, I have on video. Let vehicle sit a while and tried later with success. Brought vehicle back to dealer the next day, showed them the video. The took vehicle in and determined everything was normal. They did not experience the issue with the starter because it is intermittent, occurring about every 3-4 days. They sent me on my way. I am concerned that with winter in full swing, I will be stranded out in my car because of a faulty starter. I am uncomfortable going anywhere with my vehicle.

- Gardner, MA, USA

problem #26

Sep 012016


  • 43,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Honda Accord. The contact heard a loud noise coming from the motor. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who was unable to replicate and diagnose the failure. The vehicle was also taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 43,000.

- Richmond, TX, USA

problem #25

Nov 122016


  • 33,000 miles
The 2014 Accord ex-L V6 has issues downshifting while coasting at 45mph down to 25mph in city streets. At 40mph and 30mph, the RPM goes from 2K to 1K quickly and roughly. Also, the car hesitates when trying to accelerate around 30mph or 40mph.

- Saint Paul, MN, USA

problem #24

Oct 132015


  • 12,000 miles


The contact owns a 2014 Honda Accord. While driving 70 mph, the RPM gauge fluctuated consistently without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 12,000.

- Connersville, IN, USA

problem #23

Sep 122016


  • 27,022 miles
This vehicle has no start condition at time. Battery has been replaced in three different occassions during a course of 26 months. This vehicle was stationary.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #22

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 #21

May 282016


  • 19,065 miles


Did see one time low oil pressure signal for about 2 sec when did move on the street with the speed about 30 mph. Did add one quarter of the oil. In two days there was no oil in engine. Immediately bring the vehicle to dealership at 9am on 5/28/16 can't trust this vehicle and do afraid to use it.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #20

Mar 152016


  • 6,000 miles
Car was stopped with transmission in park and engine idling. The engine accelerated to over 2000 RPM with foot on brake and not on accelerator. I pushed the stop/start button and shut engine off. I restarted engine and it again ran at over 2000 RPM with foot on brake and not on accelerator. Shut off and restarted again and it went from over 2000 RPM back to normal idle. I drove car home and had two repeat accelerations so drove car to shop.

- Tulsa, OR, USA

problem #19

Jan 182016


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the engine stalled without warning while driving approximately 20 mph. The vehicle came to a stop when it crashed into a pole. The driver sustained bruises to the right and left wrist that did not require medical attention. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was towed to the local dealer, but a diagnostic was not performed. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V121000 (engine and engine cooling). The approximate failure mileage was 30,000.

- Fredericksburg, TX, USA

problem #18

Nov 052015


  • 33,700 miles
My 2014 Honda Accord coupe has 33,900+ miles and for the past year, I have had it in to fox Honda in grand rapids four times for the same problem. The problem is, that it stutters often when accelerating and twice, the engine has stalled out and had to be restarted. Fox motors plugs a computer into the car and they tell me that there are no reports of any problems and they can't fix what they can't detect. Two days ago, while driving to the va hospital in battle creek, I pulled out into traffic on anderson rd/street and the car stalled and a fedex semi had to drive onto shoulder and onto a yard to keep from hitting us and if he hadn't, we might have been killed. I took the car into fox motors and they are standing pat, refusing to help us. They did offer to buy the car back from me, but for a terrible price and I asked them what they would do with it and they dealership manager said that they would resell it with confidence and I refused to sell it to them if they were going to resell it with a service certification. How dare them do that! I don't know what to do next.

- Petoskey, MI, USA

problem #17

Aug 312015


  • 14,659 miles


I was driving along on the highway upon slightly braking a strong vibrating started from the wheels to the engine I look into Honda and problems regarding them when I lost power like a stall is related to engine which causes the vibrating as well as the braking vibrating is a well known problem with Honda warp rotors with only 14,600 miles should'nt be having these issues to early cause im normal driver alsothe aircondtion blowing hot air screen going black on the dash board in and out I pay alot of money very upset with whats happening out of nowhere with this car

- 1 New York 2 Lic Ny, NY, USA

problem #16

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 #15

Nov 062014


  • 530 miles
Engine cranks but fails to start, or starts sluggishly with rough idle after a few seconds of cranking in cold weather. I believe this to be a fuel pump pressure problem.

- Reading, PA, USA

problem #14

Feb 182015


  • 5,000 miles
5/1/2014hesitation (unexpected acceleration) occurs intermittently at low speed. When the car is at a low speed and more power is needed and the accelerator is pressed there is no response initially; accelerator is then pressed more and the car then accelerates much more than was expected, resulting in a jerky, on/off type action. I believe this could cause an accident either when trying to merge into traffic or when trying to accelerate gently and having the car accelerate more than expected (in a parking lot or heavy slow traffic etc).

- Fort Wright, KY, USA

problem #13

Jan 102012


  • 2,200 miles
The engine seized just froze and died. This was happening intermittently when I was making any kind of sharp turn. On the second to last occurrence 4/12/15 it failed to start and was completely dead when I turned the ignition key 5 times. On the 6th, it miraculously started. When I was pulling into the dealership the following day to have it looked at the engine seized again and it was stuck for a scary moment. The service dept immediately open the hood and pointed out*** a known common manufacturing flaw near the battery, where the bolt for the battery randomly loses contact with the source. He showed me were it "wobbles out of place- seizing the entire car completely!! this happened several times when I made uturns, turned corners, and pulled in or out of parking spots. How could this potentially deadly flaw be ignored??!! I was terrified! the real horror is that this very dealership did an oil change the week prior and no one corrected this problem!!! I bought this car brand new from them in Nov. 2014.!!! this is true negligence. I am furious. I had brought the car in twice prior to this to have the car looked over because it is my fourth new Accord, and I new it was not right within the first month. Please help. I am afraid for my safety and life. I am terrified to drive this car. [xxx] car was leased in late November 2014 from cramer Honda of venice and they have been unwilling to address my complaints in a satisfactory way. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Venice, FL, USA

problem #12

Oct 192014

Accord 4-cyl

  • 3,002 miles
We smelled fuel when driving to church on a Sunday. Thinking it was some leftover fuel splashed, we continued but then the smell became really intense. So we turned around and returned toward home. Upon entering our street, suddenly the vehicle stalled totally out and came to a stop in middle of the road! we rolled it over to the side, it is a neighborhood street; then started car again and went slowly downhill to the house; car stalled again just outside our house, we could not get it into driveway, very strong fuel smell; we pushed it to get it parked on the street. Tried again later that day to start the car but it wouldn't start, very strong fuel smell and gasoline leaking onto the street. Car towed to Honda dealer next day; after technicians examined the car they concluded "rodent damage" to the fuel line leading to the fuel tank. They would not cover any of the damage as it "wasn't manufacturer defect." Also called national Honda customer service and opened a case; but they would not agree either to cover anything. We were very lucky we weren't on a highway or interstate when this suddenly stalled out, we could have been rear ended as the car suddenly stopped with no warning! the fuel line last portion leading into the tank is made of rubber, it is not metal or hard plastic like the rest of the line and therefore subject to something sharp puncturing it--which is a defective design in our view. The new part they put on is same as the old, the same thing could happen again. There is no shield under the fuel tank area to keep things from underneath getting up in there. Honda should at least cover the cost of the repair (we paid $684.09), car is almost brand new. And we believe this is a safety hazard, car can shut off with no warning. Thank you for your help.

- Springfield, VA, USA

problem #11

Dec 182014


  • 5,687 miles
My 2014 Honda Accord sport with only 5687 miles on it suddenly accelerated as I was pulling into a parking space. I was driving approximately 5 mph. I had to slam on the brakes to avoid driving over the concrete barrier. I have recently noticed a strong gasoline smell upon starting the vehicle, which dissipates after a few minutes. This was an extremely scary experience.

- Crown Point, IN, USA

problem #10

Jul 162014


  • 7,400 miles
Similar to NHTSA complaints #10619205, #10607907, #10655300, #10630708, and #10628501. Driving my vehicle on interstate, going approximately 70 mph. The vehicle came to a large incline and began accelerating, and all of a sudden, the entire vehicle shuddered violently and lost all acceleration, and the malfunction indicator lamp came on and was blinking. It felt like the vehicle had shifted out of gear, and it could not get back in gear. After over 10 minutes, I restarted the vehicle, and the light did not come back on. Although I could feel that pushing on the gas pedal did not feel the same, and it felt as if the vehicle was hesitating and struggling to switch gears up and accelerate. On 8/29/2014, again on the interstate, while again in cruise control (eco boost was not active), going approximately 70 mph, accelerating up a large incline, the vehicle again, all of a sudden, shuddered violently and lost all acceleration, and the malfunction indicator lamp came on and was blinking. It felt like the vehicle had shifted out of gear, and it could not get back in gear. Approximately 70 miles later, without cruise control, going approximately 65 mph, accelerating up a large incline, the vehicle again, all of a sudden, shuddered violently and lost all acceleration. The malfunction indicator lamp came on and was blinking and the dashboard lit up with a message stating "fcw system failed." The fcw indicator light was lit on my dashboard, as well as the ldw light, the low tire pressure light, the electric power steering (eps) system indicator, and the vehicle stability assist (vsa) system indicator. It felt like the vehicle had shifted out of gear and it could not get back in gear or it could not accelerate. After 3 service calls, Honda's response is only "cannot replicate, so there is no problem." There is obviously a serious problem.

- Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #9

Nov 052014

Accord 6-cyl

  • 1,973 miles
Rodent damage to gas line, emission system, gas tank, and numerous other parts in an actively driven car (not stored). Leading to major gas leak (half a tank of gas in a duration of a standstill at red light) that placed drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and bystanders' life at risk. Would've lead to catastrophic ending if exhaust was hot. Gas spilled over stretch of 2 blocks, majority concentrating at intersection between heath and main St. Buffalo NY, which required the fire department to clean up. 911 was contacted for patches of flammable gasoline, which could have been ignited for numerous reasons leading to fatality. Reason for filing compliant. Vehicle which this happened to was a brand new 2014 Honda Accord purchased in June 2014. Repairs denied to be covered under warranty by Honda dealership and America Honda. Stating accident events like this is not covered, and is not a mechanical defect. Two conservative repair required, still not fixed. Dysfunctional car for a period of 6 days and counting. For rodent damage to occur in a brand new, actively driven car is indicative of obvious flaws in the design itself. 1. the machinery was exposed and unprotected. 2. the quality of built material was substandard for it to be damaged in a overnight situation by some "rodent" no larger than those that can fit in, and maneuver, within a confined space (seriously, I do not believe a rodent would randomly choose my car on the street to squeeze into and just bit a wire (numerous wires) without purposes of building a news or for food). 3. disproportion between the price paid for the car and the quality of service which followed it.

- Elmhurst , NY, USA

problem #8

Jan 072014


  • 125 miles
Caution, be careful - my car stopped when the start button was pressed while driving. The start button is near my knee and an accidental press caused my moving car to shut down - fortunately I was just starting and only going 5 mph. Can you imagine what would happen if my knee hit the start button while going 65 in traffic.. the dealer said that is normal!!

- Mason, OH, USA

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