2018 Honda Accord electrical problems: false

False "Approaching Object" Warning

2018 Honda Accord

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


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
950 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
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2018 Honda Accord electrical problems

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2018 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 202019

Accord Touring 1.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,800 miles


Driving at 45mph car suddenly broadcasts a warning in orange that flashes brake. Buzzer goes off at the same time and scares the crap out of the driver (this is hazardous) Car hits brakes hard, then releases, lights go off and everything is fine. Of course I just crapped my pants! This has happened 3 times most recent 8/21/2019. Dealer said it was a manhole cover, a steel plate in the road or a bug crashed against the sensor.....ALL FAIL. I am the only vehicle on a seven lane blvd. I have turned around and driven over the same spot and nothing happens. This is a safety item that can't be turned off. I bought the car because of safety features such as this. The salesman encouraged the technology and told me how good it was.

Bottom line, they don't know what's wrong or why it's doing it then try explaining it away and trying to "educate" me on the technology. I'm retired from IT I embrace technology and I know this just isn't right.

- andriolo, Arlington, US

problem #1

Jul 012018

Accord Touring 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80 miles

I have found this complaint from others as well. When sitting at a stop light with all cars around the vehicle also stopped, the "Approaching Object" warning comes on. This makes you start looking for a possible collision, but there is no movement around the car. I've only had the car a few months and this happened only a few times so far, but worth reporting.

- plinda, Lindenwold, US

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