What's Wrong with the Honda Accord?

Accord owners have made 11772 complaints to CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most active below. Most are about the transmission (28%), followed by the brakes (17%) and the engine (15%).

Want more information about these problems? Clicking on the link will bring you over to CarComplaints.com for additional details. While you're there, add your own complaints about the Accord.

Comparing Accord Generations

You should avoid the 7th generation (2003–2007) Accord because of its overall PainRank™ of 84.63. Looking for a year-to-year comparison? We've got that too.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
10th Gen Accord 2018–2018
47 16.56
9th Gen Accord 2013–2017
1101 40.36
8th Gen Accord 2008–2012
4291 45.41
7th Gen Accord 2003–2007
3072 84.63
6th Gen Accord 1998–2002
2833 60.22
5th Gen Accord 1994–1997
188 8.78
4th Gen Accord 1990–1993
193 4.42
3rd Gen Accord 1986–1989
46 2.44
1st Gen Accord 1979–1979
1 0.33

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    The Worst Accord Years

    This bar chart shows the seven years with the highest complaint volume. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on CarComplaints.com.

    But wait, there's more ... outside of the top seven, there's the 2000 (477), 2010 (472), 1998 (432), 1999 (360), 2005 (302), 2007 (284), 2014 (270), 2012 (219), 2011 (192), 2006 (192), 2016 (158), 2015 (121), 1991 (73), 1997 (67), 2017 (52), 1996 (48), 2018 (47), 1994 (45), 1992 (44), 1993 (39), 1990 (37), 1995 (28), 1989 (16), 1986 (15), 1988 (13), 1987 (2), and 1979 (1).