Honda Accord Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Honda Accord

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Honda Accord Problems

Problems Shifting Into 3rd Gear

Some models have shift quality problems when shifting into third gear. A new "third gear set" from Honda will address this issue.

Radio/Climate Control Display May Go Dark

The radio and climate control display can go dark on some models. It will be necessary to replace the affected unit to correct this concern. Some customers have reported receiving help from Honda regarding this repair.

Transmission solenoid may short-circuit and cause CEL

On certain models, a transmission solenoid can short-circuit and illuminate the Check Engine Light.

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Honda Accord Questions

Why won't my battery hold a chafe if the alternator and the battery are new? (1 answer)

I have just had both replaced but the battery goes dead when the car is running. If I leave the lights off and air off it will take a little longer to go dead though.

We're do I find piston 1 (1 answer)

We're do I find piston 1

F.Pass.Door lock will not lock/unlock, others sometimes work, not always! (1 answer)

Door locks are pesky! Front pass door won't lock or unlock using auto-lock, rear doors only sometimes. Depends on which door using auto-lock. Driving me crazy! Help!

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Honda Accord Recalls

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Does Not Fully Deploy In A Crash

The incorrect passenger frontal air bag module may have been installed in the vehicle and may not deploy fully to specifications in an accident. Dealers will inspect and replace the air bag module as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Air 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.

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Honda Accord Reviews

I have owned my 06 exl with nav for 3 years. It's been a great car. I do make sure to flush transmission fluid every 5k miles just to be on the safe side. It is generally reliable. I have replaced the power steering hose and an o-ring and rear brake rotors as well as front pads/rotors. Nothing major. Will definitely consider buying another Accord.
I just purchased a 2002 Accord EX (4cyl Auto w/163000miles) from my sister last month. She purchased it new and had all service done at the dealer. She kept meticulous records in a binder on everything she had done to the car. Was I impressed. For the price I couldn't pass it up for a 2nd bang around car. Jury is still out on reliability, but so far it runs like a champ. If the tranny goe...
I have a 2013 Honda Accord (lease) with 17,000 miles on it. I have already replaced the starter (covered) and today was told the reason my air conditioning does not work is because of two holes in the air conditioning condenser caused by "road debris." The cost to fix this problem is approx. $600.00. Mostly labor. This is not covered by the 3 yr./36,000 mile warranty. In my research, it ap...

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