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Honda Accord Problems and Repair Histories

3272 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Honda Accord. 1263 of these members (38.6%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 2865 repairs to Honda Accords--an average of 0.9 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Honda Accord problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Honda Accord problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Honda Accord problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Honda Accord repairs by problem area

26% of the Honda Accord repairs were to the engine, 8% to the transmission, 17% to the brakes, 13% to the suspension, 22% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 8% to the body and trim, and 6% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 2865 repairs.

Honda Accord repair cost distribution

Of the Honda Accord repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 13% cost less than $100, 55% between $100 and $499, 20% between $500 and $999, 9% between $1000 and $2499, and 3% more than $2500.

Chart based on 1239 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Honda Accord problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2006 Honda Accord 4dr Sedan

244-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed manual FWD

Honda Accord in Iowa, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2006 1000    
9000 0 grinding/hard shifting. Changed MTF to new synthetic. 
16500 0 creaking going over bumps. steering knuckle replaced under warranty. 
19000 0 windows rattle over bumps windows rattle over bumps 
32000 0 leather shows significant wear after only 32,000 miles. dealer says "not normal" replaced leather. 
34000 0 replaced leather 
40000 0 greased door in different spot. called honda field tech; MK: lubricate 
45000 0 Window rattled again, applied anti rattle tape as per feb honda service bulletin. 
50000 0 3rd gear shift not smooth. Replace 3rd gear shift gate. 
52000 0 Rotors warped with 75% of pads remain. Grind in clutch pedal, replace clutch master cyl Belt tensioner bad, making rattle, replaced. 
102300 0 Replaced Clutch master cylinder due to crunch sound when pressing on pedal belt noise on startup. Dealer indicated it was the belt - had the belt replaced and noise persisted. Tensioner replaced (second time - first one was about 60k) 
114000 0 Compliance bushings bad, replaced under extended warranty. car aligned. 
116000  

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2006 Honda Accord 4dr Sedan

244-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Honda Accord in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2006 0    
17000 0 Have a vibration, either suspension or transmission related. Dealer let some air out of the tires, stating that the problem was over-inflated tires. No change, vibration still there. 
22000 0 Still getting a vibration through the steering wheel in the front end. Now have been told that the vibration is typical in 6 cyl Accords. As it does not impact performance or handling, I will live with it. 
 

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2006 Honda Accord 2dr Coupe

244-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed manual FWD

Honda Accord in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2006 7000    
14000 80 When trying to shift into 3rd gear, stick will sometimes pop out of third gear when clutch is released. Shop could not reproduce problem. 
105000  

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2006 Honda Accord 2-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Honda Accord in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2006 8000    
9000 0 Paint defects. Alabaster silver 2006 Honda Accord LX Coupe. 5x6 inch defect in the paint on and around the exterior gas door and onto left rear fender; 3x4 inch blotch/run in paint on front right fender behind headlamp. Both corrected by repainting. 
11000 0 Drivers side window in door began rattling and squeaking. 
16000 0 Cover to center console between front seats: Fabric detached from plastic, exposing filler. Console replaced. Dealer noted "it's a common problem." Driver's side window in Accord coupe rattles. It had been "fixed" previously. Fixed again with new seal. Dealer fixed passenger side as well "just in case." Dealer noted they're "well aware of the issue." 
22000 0 THIRD repair for rattling driver's side window in Honda Accord coupe. 
 

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2004 Honda Accord

Engine not specified

Honda Accord in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2006 52000    
53000 0 my axels are failing and clicking when the vehicle turns. I have decided to wait until the problem gets worse before attempting repair. the dealership diagnosed this problems and states that my front two axels will need replaced. this will cost about $900 
 

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2004 Honda Accord 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Honda Accord in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2006 24800    
25420 0 The parking brake cable became stretched and needed replacement. 
27900 0 Replaced a stretched e-brake cable. 
 

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2004 Honda Accord 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

Honda Accord in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2006 43000    
51300 0 No abnormal repair costs incurred during lifetime of car. However, extent of annoyances include rough idling (not major enough to justify cost of repair) and poorly engineered A/C system which develops musty, mold smell (solved via lysol). 
59500 0 Additional annoyance: driver's seat fabric (black) showing wear, turning pale as fabric starts wearing away. Bought a seat cushion to prevent further wear. Disappointing as my parents' prior 1996 Civic showed no fabric wear despite 10+ year age + 100,00 
72000 50 The bracket that clamps the oxygen sensor line to the undercarriage of the car broke off after driving through some standing water. 
74000 220 Replaced original front brake pads and resurfaced front rotors. Original rear shoe and rear rotors remain. 
75000 50 A/C needed refrigerant recharge as it appears there's a leak somewhere in A/C system and all R-134 was gone. 
77000 600 Replaced rear brake drums and also at the same time replaced condenser due to cracks from road debris caused by poorly designed air intake/lack of grille to protect A/C condenser. Corrected a metallic rattle in driver door. Honda's good, but not ... 
90000 9 replaced pass. side low beam bulb 
 

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2004 Honda Accord 2dr Coupe

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

Honda Accord in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Removed and replaced headliner and glove box door to remedy rattles. Replaced front and rear rotors and pads. 
0 Replaced right rear interior roof pillar garnish. Replaced drivers back seat frame and pad and adjusted drivers seat linkage. 
0 Refinished Drivers side fender and door to remedy clear coat blemishes. 
0 Replaced sun visor. Adjusted glove box. Resurfaced and turned rotors. Adjusted Drivers Door for wind noise. Replaced belt trim on driver and passenger doors. 
0 Repair leak at sunroof drain. 
34700 0 replaced drivers seat bottom and tracks under warranty. 
 

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2003 Honda Accord 4dr Sedan

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Honda Accord in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2006 29000    
30000 0 The display for the radio and hvac controls went dark. 
 

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2003 Honda Accord 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Honda Accord in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 32860    
33480 0 Rear pads, rotors resurfaced 
48980 650 Brake sensor failed, master cylinder (which includes the sensor) needed to be replaced. 
 

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