8th Gen (2008 – 2012) Honda Accord Problems

The 8th generation of the Accord has a cumulative PainRank™ of 45.41. That can be compared against other Honda generations. Shopping for a Honda? You should probably steer clear of this generation.

Owners of the 2008–2012 Accord model years have sent in 4291 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the brakes (42%) followed by the engine (23%) and the interior (16%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 Reliability PainRank (?)
2012 219
2011 192
2010 472
2009 957
2008 2450

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