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2008 Honda Accord Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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03/05/18 NHTSA ID: 10129409
TSB ID: A12-087

Service bulletin - american honda is extending the warranty coverage on the piston rings and pistons for 2008-11 accord l4 to 8 years from the original date of purchase or 125,000 miles, whichever comes first. under certain specific circum
12/05/17 NHTSA ID: 10124256
TSB ID: Service Bulletin

Service bulletin - at cold start-up, the engine rattles loudly for about 2 seconds. the variable valve timing control (vtc) actuator is defective.
07/31/17 NHTSA ID: 10108791
TSB ID: Service Bulletin

Service bulletin - engine rattles at cold start-up.
07/17/17 NHTSA ID: 10108586
TSB ID: Service Bulletin

Service bulletin - american honda is extending the warranty coverage on the piston rings and pistons for 2008-11 accord l4 to 8 years from the original date of purchase or 125,000 miles, whichever comes first.
06/30/17 NHTSA ID: 10108322
TSB ID: A12-087

Service bulletin - american honda is extending the warranty coverage on the piston rings and pistons for 2008-11 accord l4 to 8 years from the original date of purchase or 125,000 miles, whichever comes first.
06/29/17 NHTSA ID: 10108226
TSB ID: A15-020

The rear cylinder head cover gasket leaks oil.
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06/28/17 NHTSA ID: 10108045
TSB ID: A09-010

Service bulletin - at cold start-up, the engine rattles loudly for about 2 seconds. the variable valve timing control (vtc) actuator is defective.
05/22/17 NHTSA ID: 10100042
TSB ID: ATS150301

Techline summary article - editor¿s note: this article replaces the one posted in september 2015 to extend that article¿s shelf life. the issues covered are still being addressed. do you have a vehicle that makes an engine rattle for 1 to
05/22/17 NHTSA ID: 10100175
TSB ID: A15110E

Service news article - does the engine rattle at cold startup for 1 to 2 seconds when it¿s cold outside? chances are the vtc actuator is the culprit. keep in mind simply replacing the vtc actuator using current parts stock won¿t fix this ra
05/16/17 NHTSA ID: 10099306
TSB ID: WE - A13-078

Service bulletin - american honda is announcing a powertrain warranty extension as a result of a settlement of a class action captioned, soto et al.v. american honda motor co., inc., case no. 3:12-cv-1377-si (n.d. cal.). the piston rings
05/15/17 NHTSA ID: 10099101
TSB ID: WE - A13-078

Service bulletin - warranty extension: mil comes on with dtcs p0301 thru p0304 - the piston rings on certain cylinders may rotate and align which can lead to spark plug fouling. this can set dtcs p0301 no. 1 cylinder misfire detected, p0302
05/11/17 NHTSA ID: 10098946
TSB ID: A13-021

Service bulletin - the mil comes on with one of these dtcs: ¿ p2646/p2651 (rocker arm oil pressure switch circuit low voltage). ¿ p2647/p2652 (rocker arm oil pressure switch circuit high voltage). note: the symptom may be intermittent a
01/05/17 NHTSA ID: 10087883
TSB ID: A09-010.V4

Service bulletin - replace the vtc actuator if the engine rattles loudly for 2 seconds during cold start-up.
01/05/17 NHTSA ID: 10087866
TSB ID: A09-010.V3

Service bulletin - replace the vtc actuator if the engine rattles loudly for 2 seconds during cold start-up.
12/21/16 NHTSA ID: 10086863
TSB ID: A12-082

Service bulletin - a clunk is heard in the front suspension while driving over irregular surfaces and in hot weather. the noise goes away temporarily when the vehicle is lifted in the air (the suspension is allowed to hang) and then returne
11/04/16 NHTSA ID: 10083951
TSB ID: A13-078

Service bulletin - the piston rings on certain cylinders may rotate and align which can lead to spark plug fouling. spark plug fouling may reuslt in rough engine idle and/or engine misfire.
11/03/16 NHTSA ID: 10083874
TSB ID: 12-087

Service bulletin - sticking rings resulting in high engine oil consumption.
03/03/15 NHTSA ID: 10056875
TSB ID: 09-010

Honda: there is a loud rattling noise coming from engine which last for 2 seconds when temperature is cold. *lj
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11/22/13 NHTSA ID: 10053785
TSB ID: SB-13-078

Honda: a powertrain warranty extension resulting from settlement, covering repairs of engine misfire, regarding piston rings on certain cylinders that rotate and align, can lead to spark plugs fouling, on some vehicles. model 2008-2012 ac
11/21/13 NHTSA ID: 10053762
TSB ID: SB-102213

Honda: vehicles with multimodel vcm2 would experience misfire due to engine misfire of a fouled plug and a warranty extension has been issued to cover repairs. model 2008-2013 accord v6, crosstour v6, odyssey, pilot.
09/23/13 NHTSA ID: 10052884
TSB ID: A-13-021

Honda: dtc p2646/p2651 or p2647/2652 may be set. the rocker arm oil pressure switch may need to be replaced. also included model civic si model year 2002-2005. *js
08/07/13 NHTSA ID: 10052511
TSB ID: SB-12-087

Thiis tsb document contains an owners notification letter. select document search button below. honda: some vehicles may experience high oil consumption with low engine oil on the dipstick. the engine may create deposits on the oil rings.
08/05/13 NHTSA ID: 10052477
TSB ID: HSN-1305

Honda: the engine shuts off, power on, but in accessory; never use conventional wheel & tire assemblies on pax vehicles; mil on after throttle body cleaning or replacement; s/m fix brake system bleeding, dialogue for dvd surround sound fr
04/19/13 NHTSA ID: 10051920
TSB ID: SB-12-082

Honda: clunk noise in the front suspension during hot weather. this clunk noise is mostly heard while driving on irregular surfaces. updated 8/5/13.
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08/21/12 NHTSA ID: 10045139
TSB ID: SB-09-078

Honda: when making either left or right hand turns, when driving, a clicking or popping noise is heard, coming from lower area of steering column.
10/24/11 NHTSA ID: 10041669
TSB ID: SB-09-010

Honda: engine has a loud rattling noise at a cold start up. updated 11/5/12.
08/31/11 NHTSA ID: 10040485
TSB ID: SB-11-033

Honda: the engine oil level is low on the dipstick, and the malfunction light may be on with stored trouble codes due to a software problem.
01/24/11 NHTSA ID: 10034885
TSB ID: SB-10-075

Honda vehicle: engine oil leak at the cylinder head cover. there is paint overspray in the gasket groove of the cylinder head cover.
08/02/11 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10039528
TSB ID: SB-08-060

Honda: there is a delayed engagement of first gear after shifting from neutral to drive. it is a software problem. 2008 accord v6.
07/29/11 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10039424
TSB ID: SB-10-033

Honda: spark plugs may be fouled. the malfunction light comes on with stored trouble lights.
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07/29/11 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10039404
TSB ID: SB-09-050

Honda: the malfunction light is on with a trouble code. if the engine is cranked with a low battery it may incorrectly sense the crankshaft position.
06/15/11 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10038365
TSB ID: SB-11-005

Honda: the clutch pedal pops or squeaks when it is pressed. there is insufficient clearance of the master cylinder. updated 7/29/11.
06/08/11 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10037974
TSB ID: 11-011

Honda: the malfunction light is on and a software update is needed.
12/29/08 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10026844
TSB ID: SB-07-057

Honda: low power during acceleration. vehicles may experience an intermittent lack of power due to interference or noise on the knock sensor signal circuit. updated 8/2/11.
05/25/17 Brakes and Traction Control NHTSA ID: 10100795
TSB ID: A15-078

Service bulletin - the srs threshold setting for the side impact sensor is such that with the vehicle ignition on, if there is a strong, non-vehicular collision impact to the lower body of the vehicle or if a door is shut with extreme force
05/14/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10136433
TSB ID: A13-078

Service bulletin - the piston rings on certain cylinders may rotate and align which can lead to spark plug fouling. this can set dtcs p0301 no. 1 cylinder misfire detected, p0302 no. 2 cylinder misfire detected, p0303 no. 3 cylinder misfire
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03/05/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10129528
TSB ID: Service Bulletin

Service bulletin - the piston rings on certain cylinders may rotate and align which can lead to spark plug fouling. this can set dtcs p0301 through p0304 and cause the mil to come on.
02/26/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10129345
TSB ID: Service Bulletin

Service bulletin - this bulletin is a preliminary notification of a class action settlement, pending final court approval, relating to alleged inadvertent deployment of the side curtain and or front seat side airbag. if approved by the cour
02/26/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10129343
TSB ID: DLR MSG - 2008 A

Dealer message - today, may 13, 2014, american honda is providing preliminary notification of a class action settlement, pending final court approval, relating to alleged inadvertent deployment of the front seat side airbag. if approved by
02/26/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10129323
TSB ID: Service Bulletin

Service bulletin - this bulletin is a preliminary notification of a class action settlement, pending final court approval, relating to alleged inadvertent deployment of the side curtain and or front seat side airbag. if approved by the cour
02/20/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10128887
TSB ID: A13-078

Service bulletin - american honda is announcing a powertrain warranty extension as a result of a settlement of a class action captioned, soto et al.v. american honda motor co., inc., case no. 3:12-cv-1377-si (n.d. cal.). the piston rings o
02/12/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10128559
TSB ID: DLR MSG - Stop S

Dealer message - on monday, june 23, 2014, american honda announced three recalls for various 2001-11 honda models. as of july 23, 2014, affected vins have been identified, and service bulletins 14-040, safety recall: accord, civic, and oth
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02/12/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10128531
TSB ID: DLR MSG - Honda

Dealer message - on monday, june 23, 2014, american honda announced three recalls for various 2001-11 honda models. as of august 4, 2014, affected vins have been identified, and vin status inquiry has been updated.
02/12/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10128569
TSB ID: Service Bulletin

Service bulletin - american honda is announcing a powertrain warranty extension as a result of a settlement of a class action captioned, soto et al.v. american honda motor co., inc., case no. 3:12-cv-1377-si (n.d. cal.). the piston rings o
07/31/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10108865
TSB ID: A16-007

Service bulletin - american honda is extending the warranty on the srs unit to 15 years from the original date of purchase with no mileage limit for a certain issue where the srs indicator is on with one of the following dtcs stored: ? 51-
07/17/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10108567
TSB ID: DLR MSG - Honda

Dealer message - earlier this week, american honda introduced new and different parts to support the various driver's airbag inflator safety recall and safety improvement campaign repairs.
06/15/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10106691
TSB ID: A-PO-02112016-30

Dealer message - on january 22, 2016, american honda motor co., inc. notified nhtsa of a stop sale and safety recall for approximately 340,000 model year 2008-2010 accord sedan vehicles for srs control units that may be prone to internal f
05/25/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10100762
TSB ID: DLR MSG - HONDA

Dealer message - vins have now been loaded for this campaign. please check any in-stock 2008 and 2009 accord vehicles for eligibility. on october 15, 2015, american honda notified nhtsa of a safety recall for approximately 307,000 model
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05/24/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10100610
TSB ID: DLR MSG - HONDA

Dealer message - yesterday, october 15, 2015,american honda notified nhtsa of a safety recall for approximately307,000 model year 2008 and 2009 accord sedan vehicles due to srs control units that may cause inadvertent side curtain or front
05/23/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10100220
TSB ID: DLR MSG - HONDA

Dealer message - q&a file for 2008-2009 accord airbag inadvertent deployment safety recall.
05/23/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10100421
TSB ID: A05-032

Service bulletin - navigation system information.
05/23/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10100219
TSB ID: DLR MSG - HONDA

Dealer message - on october 15, 2015, american honda notified nhtsa of a stop sale order and safety recall for 307,000 model year 2008 and 2009 accord sedan vehicles. please refer to the attached q&a file for additional details related t
05/18/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10099643
TSB ID: A15-078

Service bulletin - the srs threshold setting for the side impact sensor is such that with the vehicle ignition on, if there is a strong, non-vehicular collision impact to the lower body of the vehicle or if a door is shut with extreme force
01/13/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10088686
TSB ID: 16-006

Service bulletin - an internal component in the srs unit may be susceptible to corrosion, potentially resulting in the srs unit failing. if the srs unit fails, the srs indicator comes on. if the vehicle is involved in a collision and the sr
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01/09/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10088006
TSB ID: DLR MSG - HONDA

Dealer message - american honda previously announced safety recalls for some 2008 and 2009 accord sedan vehicles to reflash and/or replace the srs control units to reduce the potential for inadvertent deployment and improve crash detection
01/05/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10087885
TSB ID: A15-078

Service bulletin - the srs threshold setting for the side impact sensor is such that with the vehicle ignition on, if there is a strong, non-vehicular collision impact to the lower body of the vehicle or if a door is shut with extreme force
01/05/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10087901
TSB ID: A16-006

Service bulletin - an internal component in the srs unit may be susceptible to corrosion, potentially resulting in the srs unit failing. if the srs unit fails, the srs indicator comes on. if the vehicle is involved in a collision and the sr
12/21/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10086887
TSB ID: AMV161001

Tech2tech video - airbag inflator installation tips. please advise if you would like a copy of the video sent to you on a thumb drive or dvd.
12/19/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10086563
TSB ID: AMV161002

Tech2tech video - airbag inflator installation tips. please advise if you would like a copy of the video sent to you on a thumb drive or dvd.
12/14/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10086314
TSB ID: TAKATA_EMAIL TEM

Email template to remind owners of the takata recall and to schedule an appointment at their earliest convenience.
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12/14/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10086302
TSB ID: TAKATA_HAWAII NE

Advertisement in hawaiian newspapers to remind owners of the takata recall and to schedule an appointment at their earliest convenience.
11/02/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10083798
TSB ID: 16-007

Service bulletin - accord srs unit warranty extension. if the srs unit fails, the srs indicator comes on. if the vehicle is involved in a collision and the srs indicator is on because of the srs unit failure, the airbags will not deploy.
07/07/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10076014
TSB ID: WE-2008-10

Instructions for reimbursement of honda safety recall jx0 for airbags
08/15/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10056016
TSB ID: NNS-600006

Honda: court case settlement claim form information regarding deployment of side air bags, on some vehicles. reimbursement expense. model 2008 accord lx-p.
03/06/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10043248
TSB ID: SB-12-002

Honda: on some model vehicles, there is an alternator/starter tester (ast) module capable of testing alternators, installed on gr8 diagnostic battery station.
09/27/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10041345
TSB ID: SB-11-049

Honda service campaign: see document search button for owner letter. the fuel injector and vtc timing at cold start ay create deposits on the oil control rings that could lead to increased oil consumption. updated 10/24/11.
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03/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10129514
TSB ID: Service Bulletin

Service bulletin - mil comes on with dtc p0300 thru p0304
02/12/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128560
TSB ID: Service Bulletin

Service bulletin - the passenger?s side carpet pulls out from underneath the door sill trim when you step into the car. the edge of the carpet is not firmly attached to the body.
08/15/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10115219
TSB ID: Service Bulletin

Service bulletin - for any tpms-related warranty repairs, all recorded dtcs must now be entered into the warranty claim. make sure your repair order includes those dtcs.
01/13/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10088667
TSB ID: DLR MSG - HONDA

Dealer message - yesterday, january 22, 2016, american honda motor co., inc. notified nhtsa of a stop sale and safety recall for approximately 340,000 model year 2008-2010 accord sedan vehicles for srs control units that may be prone to i
01/13/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10088687
TSB ID: 16-007

Service bulletin - american honda is extending the warranty on the srs unit to 15 years from the original date of purchase with no mileage limit for the srs indicator being on with one of the following dtcs stored: ¿ 51-xx ¿ 53-xx ¿ u01
01/05/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10087962
TSB ID: A-PAS-03162016-3

Dealer message - you may have received or will receive shortly, your 2008-2009 accord srs reprogramming tool kit p/n 070az-ta00100. this kit will be used for service bulletin 15-078 which will be released shortly.
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01/05/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10087942
TSB ID: A-CA-03182016-30

Dealer message - american honda previously announced safety recalls for some 2008 and 2009 accord sedan vehicles to reflash and/or replace the srs control units to reduce the potential for inadvertent deployment and improve crash detection
01/05/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10087903
TSB ID: A16-007

Service bulletin - american honda is extending the warranty on the srs unit to 15 years from the original date of purchase with no mileage limit for the srs indicator being on with one of the following dtcs stored: ¿ 51-xx ¿ 53-xx ¿ u01
12/16/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10086381
TSB ID: TAKATA_TEXT MESS

Us virgin islands newspaper advertisements to remind owners of the takata recall and to schedule an appointment at their earliest convenience.
12/14/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10086306
TSB ID: TAKATA_HAWAII PO

Posters sent to hawaiian independent repair facilities, automotive part stores, car washes, and gas stations to remind owners of the takata recall and to schedule an appointment at their earliest convenience.
12/14/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10086206
TSB ID: A16007

Service bulletin - american honda is extending the warranty on the srs unit to 15 years from the original date of purchase with no mileage limit for the srs indicator being on with one of the following dtcs stored: ¿ 51-xx (internal failu
12/14/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10086288
TSB ID: TAKATA_FLORIDA D

Letter sent in conjunction with the florida highway safety and motor vehicles department to remind florida owners of the takata recall and to schedule an appointment at their earliest convenience.
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12/14/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10086291
TSB ID: TAKATA_HAWAII FL

Flyer circulated to the residents of hawaii to remind owners of the takata recall and to schedule an appointment at their earliest convenience.
12/14/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10086308
TSB ID: TAKATA_TEXT MESS

Text messages sent to remind owners of the takata recall and to schedule an appointment at their earliest convenience.
07/07/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10075692
TSB ID: 16-007

Summary to be provided on a future date.
07/07/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10075691
TSB ID: 16-007

Summary to be provided on a future date.
06/22/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10075321
TSB ID: HONDA 08-09

Summary to be provided on a future date.
08/15/08 Other NHTSA ID: 10025523
TSB ID: 08-040

Load carrying capacity reduced label for all honda vehicles.
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08/13/08 Other NHTSA ID: 10025483
TSB ID: 08-047

Driver's door intermittently won't open on accord 4 door vehicles l4 and v6.

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Honda Accord TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.

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