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2016 Honda Accord lights problems: daytime led lights burning out

Daytime Led Lights Burning Out

2016 Honda Accord (Page 1 of 2)

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Honda dealer.

6.3

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
$690
Average Mileage:
41,000 miles
Total Complaints:
32 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace headlight assembly (25 reports)
  2. not sure (7 reports)
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2016 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #32

Jun 272018

Accord EX 2.4L

  • CVT transmission
  • 42,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

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daytime led lights burning out daytime led lights burning out

When my car had 32,000 miles the running LED light on the passenger side burned out, the car was still under warranty so they replaced the whole headlight unit without an issue and even told me "expect the same to happen to the other headlight". Now just hit 42,000 miles and the same problem happened to the driver side. Now, thanks to that factory problem, I have to expend a few hundred dollars to have the unit replaced and when I contacted the dealer the answer was "your car is over 36,000 miles so you can take it anywhere u want to fixed because is not under warranty anymore". Thank u Honda!

- Khristian Joel M., Belleville, NJ, US

problem #31

Jul 102018

Accord Sport 4 cyl - 1.50L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles

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daytime led lights burning out daytime led lights burning out daytime led lights burning out

2016 honda Accord sport 54,000 miles LED DRL daytime running strip burned out... I called Honda explained my frustration and they were not helpful at all. Told me I have to pay the $850 and over to have the headlight replaced!!!! I'm sorry on a 2 year old vehicle that is .. So now I am filing a case action lawsuit again Honda for not doing anything about a clearly defective headlight.. let me know if anyone would care .The woman I speak to on the phone told me she can't help over 36000 miles my car.... I have only owned Honda and it's sad to say but this is definitely my TOYOTA I COME and NEVER buy HONDA

- Hy C., Oklahoma City, OK, US

problem #30

Sep 012018

Accord Touring 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles

The bottom LED strip portion of my 2016 Honda accord touring DS headlight doesn't work. I have exactly 37000 miles on the car, which I bought brand new in Feb 2016. One of the primary reasons I bought the touring was these headlights and how the made the car look more aggressive than the lower level models. Needless to say I may regret that decision because I just got off the phone with the dealer and they quoted me $1100.00 for a replacement light....JUST ONE HEADLIGHT - NOT INCLUDING LABOR!!!!

I'm awaiting a call back from the service manager to find out if there's any options for me other than my own out of pocket cost to have this fixed. Better believe I will be in touch with Honda over this.

- Robert C., Evans City, US

problem #29

Sep 212018

Accord EX

  • CVT transmission
  • 17,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

DRL on passenger side burned out a couple of days ago.. Luckily, I don't put much mileage on this car and should remain under warranty for the full 3 years. Given the number of similar complaints, I'm sure the other side will also fail. Just hope it will be during the warranty period. Don't to have to pay $500.00 plus for a known safety defect. Seems nuts that Honda engineers would have designed such a poorly thought out assembly!

- mas2016, Summerville, US

problem #28

Apr 012018

Accord EXL V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles

Passenger side DRL burned out once while my son owned the car, under warranty. Approximately 25,000 miles on the car. I purchased it from him, and at approximately 48,000 miles the same DRL burned out. I've searched and read online that Honda hasn't issued a recall on this problem. Cost from Honda, per the dealer I called, is $500 just for the part. The bumper has to be removed to replace the headlight.

Just a tip for the do-it-yourselfers, I just purchased a pair of genuine Honda headlights with a 3 year warranty (Honda told me one year or 12,000 miles) for $286. Just do a search, the part number is 33150-T2A-A81 and I'm sure you can find the same or similar deal. Hope this helps someone!

- Bill W., Manchester, US

problem #27

Aug 012018

Accord Sport

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles

Like so many others, the drivers side daytime running light went half out. (out of warranty) I went to the dealer and was told it was a known problem to Honda, let them contact for me, and then I was told Honda would pay 90% of the $600 fix. So I called Honda USA myself- 1-800-999-1009 and was told if I had contacted them first, they would have paid the total, but since I went thru the dealer that contacted a third party, I'd have to go with that solution, and pay the 10%. I told him I was not happy with that, and this was my 4th Accord, hate it for me, I can't do anything else for you. But he also said if it happens again contact them directly and they would help me resolve. He also wouldn't admit the Honda knows they have a problem, they only know what people report to them and not dealers or outside sources, so please, call and complain. When I go back to the dealer, I'm also going to see the sales mgr, because when I bought the car, I asked the salesman about the lights, and what would it cost to replace if it went out and he said- It will never go out, it will last the life of the car. Bad info.

- Robin M., Pacolet, US

problem #26

Aug 102018

Accord Touring V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,654 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

This is my second headlight assembly. I don't know what I'm going to do when the warranty runs out on the car. I'm not going to drive around with one LED burned out. It's unacceptable. They need to come up with a fix and a recall.

- Marcus N., Manorville, NY, US

problem #25

Sep 012018

Accord Sport

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles

Passenger side headlight LED strip went out at 35,000 miles on my 2016 Accord Sport, got fixed under warranty. Now the driver side has gone out at 67,000 miles. Dealer wants $621 to replace. Does anybody have a link they can post where one can directly complain to Honda about a faulty part?

- Matt B., Beaumont, CA, US

problem #24

May 012017

Accord EXL V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles

I have this problem last year my Daytime Light stopped working, I had to go to the dealer to be replaced it was under the 36000 miles. This morning I noticed the other side of the DRL went bad. I have extended warranty with Honda but they told the LED DRL is not covered!! I have 50000 now, this is ridiculous. This is my 3rd Honda. I'm thinking to purchase from a different manufacturer. I have a Toyota, Nissan and have no issues with them. Honda needs to fix this defect and replace this LED DRL for free.

- Sami D., Palmdale, CA, US

problem #23

Aug 132018

Accord Sport 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles

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daytime led lights burning out

I have been seeing a lot of these complaints lately....LED DRL strip going out on the passenger side. Why is Honda not doing anything about this???

- Scott P., Las Vegas, US

problem #22

Sep 212017

Accord EX 4 cyl

  • CVT transmission
  • 28,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I had to replace both LED DRL lights on my 2016 Accord, one week apart! Actually it was less than that. When I reported the driver's side light out, I was told I had to bring it in for them to see that it was out. They only did a visual inspection (what else is needed!) and then they ordered the light. That was a wasted trip. So when it came time to get it replaced, the passenger side was out! So now, I had to come back again! Not only that, but after they replaced the driver's side, it was misaligned!

Rather than order a new light, which I told them was needed due to the light not made correctly, they MOVED my driver's side bumper to try and make it fit! After I complained about it, they then moved it back (somewhat) due to the gap between the hood and the bumper being wide enough to fit your finger in. I actually had to show them a car on their lot for them to see it. They eventually ordered another light and it fit perfectly, although my bumper still isn't like it was.

So this is two problems: 1. LED lights going out after only 18 months of ownership, 2. The dealership not knowing HOW to replace the lights and how to recognize when they're not fitting properly!

- Ricky H., Mau, AR, USA

problem #21

Aug 152018

Accord Touring V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,178 miles

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daytime led lights burning out

Both my front driver side and passenger side led lights have gone out within 3 months. I've communicated with both the Dealership and Corporate which neither indicated they were aware of this issue ( at least that's what they told me) doing our communication. If I paid (out of pocket) those lights replacement would have cost me 1300 dollars which doesn't include taxes but fortunately I had Honda Care. I've noticed many other 2016 and 2017 models are having the same issues, and many individuals are not aware of this issue unless someone mention it to them.

- Leon B., Bryant , AR, US

problem #20

Aug 312017

Accord Touring 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,772 miles

I am adding this complaint for the first headlight failure (drivers side). The passenger side lower DRL strip has failed now. If you Google this problem on the newer Accords, you will find this problem is widespread. I am not out of the standard warranty and have heard it will cost $2000 to replace this headlight assembly as the labor involved requires removing the front bumper. This is a sever design issue or a problem with inadequate parts. Honda must find another solution instead of just replacing with parts that will only last a few years.

- Bruce R., Independence, MO, US

problem #19

Aug 172018

Accord Touring 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,055 miles

Another example of a DRL failure. Honda has a severe design issue, or is using inferior parts. These LED lights should last a very long time. Not just a few years. If you google 2016 and later Honda Accord LED strip failures you will find that this is a VERY common problem. Honda should extend the bumper to bumper warranty to include this specific part for up to 10 years. They should also find the root cause of the problem and fix or replace the part with something that will last. This is is my second failure. The Drivers side went out almost exactly 1 year earlier on 8/31/2017 with 28772 miles on the vehicle.

- Bruce R., Independence, MO, US

problem #18

Jun 012017

Accord Touring V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles

Took car in for oil change. Told them about the issue with the passenger side daytime LED. They said that was common and they would order a new one. Told me it was back ordered and they would call me. They called and I went in. They scratched it installing it. So they ordered a new one. I went back and they scratched it also. So they replaced it 3 times before it was finally right.

- Terry C., LAKELAND, US

problem #17

Jul 162018

Accord LX V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,892 miles

This headlight is clearly a defective design and defective part. My drivers side LED running light partially burned out at 39K miles on a 2016 LX. Defective Design: I have to replace the whole headlight assembly ($421.85-quote from parts department 31July 2018) as opposed to replacing the LED.

Defective Part: the led should have lasted longer than 39K miles as it is LED technology. Also if they expected the LED to fail they wouldn't have designed the headlight assembly as a remove and replace they would have designed the headlight assembly as LED replacement. It is totally unfair for Honda to expect it's customers to replace the whole headlight assembly at a cost of $500-$800.

Honda should either recall the part, discount the price of the headlight assembly, allow the dealership to replace just the LED or pay for 3/4 of the repair cost. Also highly expected for the passenger side LED running light to fail doubling the maintenance cost. Honda in good faith to it's customers should come up with a solution.

- poe2018, Clarksville, US

problem #16

May 012018

Accord Touring 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

A few months ago, my drivers' side daytime running light burnt out. I went to the dealership to get it replaced under warranty. After having it fixed, the service tech informed me it was not covered by warranty, but since I was promised it would be free, they ate the cost.

Last month, my passenger side daytime running light burnt out, just like the drivers' side before it. This time I'm doing nothing about it, since the dealership refuses to cover it.

- Robert Alex K., Cranberry Twp, PA, US

problem #15

May 152018

Accord Touring V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,500 miles

This was the second daytime running light to fail. First passenger side then drivers side within space of 2 or 3 months. Not a critical problem but the cost of over $1200 to replace the whole headlight unit would have been hard to stomach if not under warranty.

- RICHARD M., Akron, OH, US

problem #14

Apr 022018

Accord Touring V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,500 miles

Honda fixed the problem under warranty but would have cost over $1,200 if out of warranty

- RICHARD M., Akron, OH, US

problem #13

Jun 012018

Accord EXL V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles

2 year old Accord 46,000 miles LED strip burned out... i called Honda explained my frustration and they were not helpful at all. Told me I have to pay the $1400 to have the headlight replaced!!!! I'm sorry on a 2 year old vehicle that is insane.. so now i am filing a case action lawsuit again Honda for not doing anything about a clearly defective headlight.. let me know if anyone would care to join! The woman i spoke to on the phone told me she can't help and to do what i have to do so this is my only option.... I have only owned Honda and it's sad to say but this is definitely my last! NISSAN HERE I COME!!!

- Jaclyn C., Newtown, US

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