2008 Honda Accord Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Honda Accord
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2008 Honda Accord ProblemsTransmission Failure Common
Automatic transmission failures are common, Automatic transmission failure on these vehicles will generally require overhaul or replacement of the transmission. In the event of a failure, it may be worthwhile to check with Honda to see if they may offer assistance for this repair. As these vehicles age, Honda has become less likely to help out with these transmission related repairs.
When reaching approx. 30 mph a "roaring" sound started coming from the rear of the car. Turned out to be a bad right rear hub/bearing unit - which was covered under 60k mile warranty. There is a TSB 10-028 that has been issued.
2008 Honda Accord QuestionsWhy can't I turn down heat? Shop just put in new alternator and battery. (1 answer)
2008 Honda Accord RecallsAir Bags May Not Deploy In An Accident
The air bag control unit may corrode and fail, resulting in the air bags not deploying when needed in an accident. Dealers will replace the air bag control units free of charge to resolve the concern.
The side impact air bags and/or seat air bags could deploy with only minimal jarring, rather than an actual collision. Dealers will update the air bag control unit software free of charge to resolve the concern.
Certain driving styles can result in a broken outer race of the secondary shaft bearing inside the automatic transmission. A broken outer race may cause abnormal noise, the Check Engine Light to turn on, and contact between the transmission idle gear and an electronic sensor housing to occur. This could result in a short circuit, causing the engine to stall. Also, pieces of the outer race or ball bearing may become lodged in the parking pawl, resulting in the vehicle rolling after the driver has placed the shifter in the Park position. Dealers will update the transmission control module software to correct this concern. The Honda recall number is R89.