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Honda Accord and Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 Lemon Odds and Nada Odds for the Year Ending June 30, 2018

An asterisk (*) marks results based on small sample sizes.

Year Make/Model Nada Odds per 100 Cars Lemon Odds per 100 Cars    
39 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 20100 miles driven2017 Audi A4
[?] see reported repairs
  39 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 20100 miles driven
56 vehicles, 11.3 months per vehicle, 17700 miles driven2017 Honda Accord
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  56 vehicles, 11.3 months per vehicle, 17700 miles driven
46 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 28300 miles driven2016 Honda Accord
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  46 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 28300 miles driven
30 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 35400 miles driven2015 Audi A4 / S4 Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  30 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 35400 miles driven
67 vehicles, 11.3 months per vehicle, 38700 miles driven2015 Honda Accord
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  67 vehicles, 11.3 months per vehicle, 38700 miles driven
49 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 41400 miles driven2014 Audi A4 / S4
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  49 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 41400 miles driven
83 vehicles, 11.3 months per vehicle, 52000 miles driven2014 Honda Accord
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  83 vehicles, 11.3 months per vehicle, 52000 miles driven
62 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 54800 miles driven

Refreshed for this model year.
2013
Audi A4 / S4
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  62 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 54800 miles driven

Refreshed for this model year.
100 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 61000 miles driven

Redesigned.
2013
Honda Accord
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  100 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 61000 miles driven

Redesigned.
29 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 67600 miles driven2012 Audi S4 Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  29 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 67600 miles driven
35 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 73100 miles driven2012 Honda Accord
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  35 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 73100 miles driven
25 vehicles, 11.8 months per vehicle, 75200 miles driven

Multiple reports of mechatronics problems with the S4's DSG transmission. Multiple reports of excessive oil consumption for the 2.0T engine. Some engines rebuilt with updated piston rings.
2011
Audi S4 Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  25 vehicles, 11.8 months per vehicle, 75200 miles driven

Multiple reports of mechatronics problems with the S4's DSG transmission. Multiple reports of excessive oil consumption for the 2.0T engine. Some engines rebuilt with updated piston rings.
31 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 102400 miles driven

Some reports of oil consumption for both engines, most of them over a year ago. Honda has extended the warranty for this issue to eight years.
2009
Honda Accord Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  31 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 102400 miles driven

Some reports of oil consumption for both engines, most of them over a year ago. Honda has extended the warranty for this issue to eight years.
38 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 109700 miles driven

Redesigned. Some reports of oil consumption for both engines, most of them over a year ago. Honda has extended the warranty for this issue to eight years--now running out.
2008
Honda Accord
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  38 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 109700 miles driven

Redesigned. Some reports of oil consumption for both engines, most of them over a year ago. Honda has extended the warranty for this issue to eight years--now running out.
56 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 136300 miles driven2007 Honda Accord
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  56 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 136300 miles driven
28 vehicles, 11.9 months per vehicle, 134900 miles driven

Includes 2005.5. First model year of the B7 A4.
2006
Audi A4 Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  28 vehicles, 11.9 months per vehicle, 134900 miles driven

Includes 2005.5. First model year of the B7 A4.
39 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 131700 miles driven2006 Honda Accord
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  39 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 131700 miles driven
36 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 149100 miles driven2005 Honda Accord
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  36 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 149100 miles driven
37 vehicles, 11.2 months per vehicle, 168800 miles driven2004 Honda Accord
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  37 vehicles, 11.2 months per vehicle, 168800 miles driven
27 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 156900 miles driven

Redesigned. Has long had a higher repair frequency than other model years.
2003
Honda Accord Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  27 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 156900 miles driven

Redesigned. Has long had a higher repair frequency than other model years.

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Honda Accord vs. Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 Lemon Odds and Nada Odds

Other sources of Honda Accord and Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 reliability data provide only averages, which can conceal as much as they reveal. So we also report the percentage of Honda Accords and Audi A4 / S4 / RS4s with no repairs at all in the past year and the percentage of Honda Accords and Audi A4 / S4 / RS4s that are lemons (required three or more repair trips in the past year). These figures might surprise you.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to closely track Honda Accord and Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 lemon odds as the cars age. Others can be over a year behind. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Honda Accord and Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 have been recently.

To see how frequently Honda Accord and Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

What Our Members Are Saying about the Brand Reputation of the Honda Accord

Honda Accord Brand Reputation: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 278-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
Solid car with great resale value see full Honda Accord review
2010 2dr Coupe 271-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Speaks for itself.....remains to be seen if it still is. see full Honda Accord review
2010 4dr Sedan 271-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Hondas are known for reliability and value. They run forever. Those I owned were prime examples of this. see full Honda Accord review
2009 4dr Sedan 177-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
an apparently well-deserved reputation for reliability, based on personal experience and experience of friends and acquaintances with hondas see full Honda Accord review
2009 2dr Coupe 190-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Good resale value and good workmanship see full Honda Accord review
2009 4dr Sedan 271-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Nearly as good as toyota for reliability. see full Honda Accord review
2008 2dr Coupe 190-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Excellent reputation so far reflected with only one problem which was fixed. see full Honda Accord review
2008 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Excellent quality, reliability and resale see full Honda Accord review
2008 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
I feel the marque makes the statement that as an owner you want reliability, performance and quality without having to cash in your 401k. see full Honda Accord review
2008 4dr Sedan 177-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Very good reputation. Honda known for reliability. see full Honda Accord review
Honda Accord Brand Reputation: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2004 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
poor warranty practises see full Honda Accord review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Brand Reputation of the Audi A4 / S4 / RS4

Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 Brand Reputation: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Wagon turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Audi now rivals Mercedes and Porsche for brand image. see full Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 review
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
great brand see full Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 review
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual AWD
I focused on the A4 Avant in part due to many reviews of this model vs other "comparable" vehicles. see full Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 review
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Audi-for people who can park themselves, right? this is the brand for people who know better. quattro baby! see full Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 review
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Overall I like the styles, though they need to work on interior design. Here again, the TT designers did great on interior, A4 less so but ok. Audi brand reputation and image to me is one of style plus excellent handling. see full Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 review
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Audi is a high-class brand. see full Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 review
2006 4dr Sedan 340-horsepower 4.2L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Audi is competent without being flashy. Confident without being cocky. see full Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 review
2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Love German Cars see full Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 review
2005 4dr Wagon 340-horsepower 4.2L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I am an avid Audi fan. I have always followed their racing efforts as well as their production cars. see full Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 review
2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual AWD
Audi is a luxury brand. It is clearly the vehicle I would like to be associated with. see full Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 review
Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 Brand Reputation: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2002 4dr Sedan 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed manual AWD
Not as well regarded as mercedes or bmw see full Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 review
2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
This car was taken to the dealership during the initial free maint period of 50,000 miles. I always provided my own synthetic oil as the dealership wouldn't use synthetic if they provided the oil. After 50K, I did attempt to use the dealership on a couple of occasions only to be shocked at the high dollar quotes for the most simple of repairs. They wanted $900 to replace the cam shaft seals. $1800 for timing belt kit install. The dealer attitude is that owner repairs are only done by fools at their own peril. My experience with this car has led me to understand that Audi vehicles do require more maintenance and attention than your average Japanese brands. It is a German car and there are engineering qualities that I admire. But it ain't a spaceship requiring a highly skilled scientist to work on it. Given this snooty attitude I experienced at the dealeship, I wish Audi (Service Reps) would be less about making a buck and more about pleasing the customer. Audi cars are fine vehicles. However, if you want to own one, try to do some of your own maint and repairs. I see too many negative comments in other review forums related to the high cost of ownership due to repairs at dealerships. I understand that some folks can't or won't work on their own vehicles. If this is your situation, I would not recommend an Audi. see full Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 review
 
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