8th Generation (2008—2012) Accord Problems

This generations ranks 58th out of 63 Honda generations in reliability and should be avoided if possible. Owners have the most complaints about the brakes (42%), engine (23%), and the interior (16%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Premature Brake Wear 1469 complaints at an average of 28,306 miles in the 2008 Honda Accord.
  2. Uncomfortable Seats 110 complaints at an average of 8,977 miles in the 2012 Honda Accord.
  3. Excessive Oil Consumption 653 complaints at an average of 80,759 miles in the 2008 Honda Accord.

What Accord Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Honda model years.

Watch out for the 2008 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2012 223 6 39 38.91
2011 193 7 62 30.24
2010 473 11 94 27.73
2009 968 8 84 52.08
2008 2453 7 91 74.57

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