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HONDA ACCORD - 2013 HONDA ACCORD Problems & Complaints

 
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by Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

There are 213 complaints filed for the 2013 HONDA ACCORD

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2013 HONDA ACCORD. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2013 HONDA ACCORD, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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Air Bags (7) Equipment (4) Power Train (37) Steering (33) Vehicle Speed Control (21)
Electrical System (36) Equipment Adaptive (2) Seat Belts (2) Structure (7) Visibility (9)
Electronic Stability Control (5) Exterior Lighting (6) Seats (34) Suspension (1) Visibility Wiper (14)
Engine (31) Fuel Propulsion System (4) Service Brakes (16) Tires (5) Wheels (4)
Engine And Engine Cooling (4) Fuel System Gasoline (4) Service Brakes Hydraulic (1) Unknown Or Other (8)

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

10/23/2014 - FREDERICK , MD
ON OCTOBER 9 2013 I HAD GOTTEN UP TO GO TO WORK, AS I GOT UP TO GO TO WORK THAT MORNING I NOTICED THAT THE SEAT. DID NOT MOVE UP WARD. I STARTED TO DRIVE TO WORK BUT I WAS UNCONFORTABLE IN MY SEATING POSITION. SO AS I WENT TO READJUST THE SEAT THE WHO SEAT SLAMMED TO THE FLOOR OF THE CAR. AND I FELT LIKE A LOWER WHIPLASH TO MY LOWER BACK AND SPINE. THE SEAT FELL BACK AS I WAS DRIVING AND ADJUSTING THE SEAT I ALSO TURNED MY STEERING WHEEL ALMOST INTO THE ON COMING TRAFFIC AND PERSON NEXT TO ME. I REGAINED CONTROL OF MY CAR BUT NOW I WAS SITTING ON THE LOWEST LEVEL OF THE SEATS POSITION. I PULLED OVER BECAUSE MY LOWER BACK WAS HURTING AND LOOKED AT THE SEAT. NOTHING HAD BEEN TAMPERED OR TOUCHED. I THEN MANUALLY PUT THE SEAT BACK INTO ITS UPPER POSITON SINCE IT NOW NO LONGER COULD ADJUST WITH THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL. FORWARD, AND BACK AND DOWN YOU COULD STILL MOVE BUT UPWARD NO MORE. AGAIN GOT BACK IN MY CAR ONLY NOW TO JUST MOVE FORWARD A FEW MPH THE SEAT AGAIN FELL BACK DUE TO THE FORWARD MOTION OF THE CAR AND GRAVITY. I TOOK THIS TO THE HONDA BECAUSE IT IS A SERIOUS ISSUE TO SHOCKLEY HONDA ONLY FOR THEM TO SAY THAT IT WAS OUT OF WARRANTY AND WANTED TO CHARGE ME $120 TO JUST LOOK AT THE ISSUE. AND THEN TO TELL ME IT WILL TAKE $1200 TO FIX IT! SO SAFETY IS NOT A CONCERN ONLY PROFIT. I SINCE HAVE TO PUT A BOX UNDER THE SEAT TO KEEP IT FROM SLIDING BACK AND FROM HURTING MY BACK FURTHER MORE. BUT TIME TO TIME THE BOX MOVED AND THE SEAT CONTINUES TO SLIDE BACK AND FURTHER INJURY TO MY BACK OR IF NOT ADDRESS COULD CAUSE FUTHER INJURY TO OTHERS DUE TO LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE CAR. I DO NOT WANT TO DRIVE THIS CAR BUT I HAVE TO DRIVE BECAUSE IT IS STILL A CAR TO GET ME TO WORK.

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SEATS

10/23/2014 - FREDERICK , MD
ON OCTOBER 9 2013 I HAD GOTTEN UP TO GO TO WORK, AS I GOT UP TO GO TO WORK THAT MORNING I NOTICED THAT THE SEAT. DID NOT MOVE UP WARD. I STARTED TO DRIVE TO WORK BUT I WAS UNCONFORTABLE IN MY SEATING POSITION. SO AS I WENT TO READJUST THE SEAT THE WHO SEAT SLAMMED TO THE FLOOR OF THE CAR. AND I FELT LIKE A LOWER WHIPLASH TO MY LOWER BACK AND SPINE. THE SEAT FELL BACK AS I WAS DRIVING AND ADJUSTING THE SEAT I ALSO TURNED MY STEERING WHEEL ALMOST INTO THE ON COMING TRAFFIC AND PERSON NEXT TO ME. I REGAINED CONTROL OF MY CAR BUT NOW I WAS SITTING ON THE LOWEST LEVEL OF THE SEATS POSITION. I PULLED OVER BECAUSE MY LOWER BACK WAS HURTING AND LOOKED AT THE SEAT. NOTHING HAD BEEN TAMPERED OR TOUCHED. I THEN MANUALLY PUT THE SEAT BACK INTO ITS UPPER POSITON SINCE IT NOW NO LONGER COULD ADJUST WITH THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL. FORWARD, AND BACK AND DOWN YOU COULD STILL MOVE BUT UPWARD NO MORE. AGAIN GOT BACK IN MY CAR ONLY NOW TO JUST MOVE FORWARD A FEW MPH THE SEAT AGAIN FELL BACK DUE TO THE FORWARD MOTION OF THE CAR AND GRAVITY. I TOOK THIS TO THE HONDA BECAUSE IT IS A SERIOUS ISSUE TO SHOCKLEY HONDA ONLY FOR THEM TO SAY THAT IT WAS OUT OF WARRANTY AND WANTED TO CHARGE ME $120 TO JUST LOOK AT THE ISSUE. AND THEN TO TELL ME IT WILL TAKE $1200 TO FIX IT! SO SAFETY IS NOT A CONCERN ONLY PROFIT. I SINCE HAVE TO PUT A BOX UNDER THE SEAT TO KEEP IT FROM SLIDING BACK AND FROM HURTING MY BACK FURTHER MORE. BUT TIME TO TIME THE BOX MOVED AND THE SEAT CONTINUES TO SLIDE BACK AND FURTHER INJURY TO MY BACK OR IF NOT ADDRESS COULD CAUSE FUTHER INJURY TO OTHERS DUE TO LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE CAR. I DO NOT WANT TO DRIVE THIS CAR BUT I HAVE TO DRIVE BECAUSE IT IS STILL A CAR TO GET ME TO WORK.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

10/23/2014 - FREDERICK , MD
ON OCTOBER 9 2013 I HAD GOTTEN UP TO GO TO WORK, AS I GOT UP TO GO TO WORK THAT MORNING I NOTICED THAT THE SEAT. DID NOT MOVE UP WARD. I STARTED TO DRIVE TO WORK BUT I WAS UNCONFORTABLE IN MY SEATING POSITION. SO AS I WENT TO READJUST THE SEAT THE WHO SEAT SLAMMED TO THE FLOOR OF THE CAR. AND I FELT LIKE A LOWER WHIPLASH TO MY LOWER BACK AND SPINE. THE SEAT FELL BACK AS I WAS DRIVING AND ADJUSTING THE SEAT I ALSO TURNED MY STEERING WHEEL ALMOST INTO THE ON COMING TRAFFIC AND PERSON NEXT TO ME. I REGAINED CONTROL OF MY CAR BUT NOW I WAS SITTING ON THE LOWEST LEVEL OF THE SEATS POSITION. I PULLED OVER BECAUSE MY LOWER BACK WAS HURTING AND LOOKED AT THE SEAT. NOTHING HAD BEEN TAMPERED OR TOUCHED. I THEN MANUALLY PUT THE SEAT BACK INTO ITS UPPER POSITON SINCE IT NOW NO LONGER COULD ADJUST WITH THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL. FORWARD, AND BACK AND DOWN YOU COULD STILL MOVE BUT UPWARD NO MORE. AGAIN GOT BACK IN MY CAR ONLY NOW TO JUST MOVE FORWARD A FEW MPH THE SEAT AGAIN FELL BACK DUE TO THE FORWARD MOTION OF THE CAR AND GRAVITY. I TOOK THIS TO THE HONDA BECAUSE IT IS A SERIOUS ISSUE TO SHOCKLEY HONDA ONLY FOR THEM TO SAY THAT IT WAS OUT OF WARRANTY AND WANTED TO CHARGE ME $120 TO JUST LOOK AT THE ISSUE. AND THEN TO TELL ME IT WILL TAKE $1200 TO FIX IT! SO SAFETY IS NOT A CONCERN ONLY PROFIT. I SINCE HAVE TO PUT A BOX UNDER THE SEAT TO KEEP IT FROM SLIDING BACK AND FROM HURTING MY BACK FURTHER MORE. BUT TIME TO TIME THE BOX MOVED AND THE SEAT CONTINUES TO SLIDE BACK AND FURTHER INJURY TO MY BACK OR IF NOT ADDRESS COULD CAUSE FUTHER INJURY TO OTHERS DUE TO LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE CAR. I DO NOT WANT TO DRIVE THIS CAR BUT I HAVE TO DRIVE BECAUSE IT IS STILL A CAR TO GET ME TO WORK.

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STEERING

10/19/2014 - KAPOLEI, HI
THE POWER STEERING FAILED LIGHT ALUMINATED AND WASN'T ABLE TO STEER. WAS ABLE TO PARK AND RESTART CAR AND EVERYTHING WAS FINE. TOOK IT TO THE DEALERS THEY REPLACED THE STEERING RACK. CAR WAS AT DEALERS FOR 6 DAYS.

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POWER TRAIN

10/16/2014 - AUSTIN, TX
AFTER THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN PARKED FOR A WHILE THE TRANSMISSION WILL NOT ENGAGE PROPERLY. IT HAPPENS IN BOTH REVERSE AND DRIVE. WHEN I PUT MY FOOT ON THE ACCELERATOR THE ENGINE REVS REALLY HIGH (4,000 TO 5,000 RPM) BUT THE CAR BARELY MOVES AT ALL. THE PROBLEM GOES AWAY AFTER ABOUT 20 - 30 SECONDS EVEN AFTER SHIFTING GEARS FROM REVERSE TO DRIVE. THE PROBLEM SEEMS PRETTY RANDOM (I.E. IT DOESN'T HAPPEN ALL THE TIME), BUT I HAVE FIGURED OUT A WAY TO MAKE IT HAPPEN MORE FREQUENTLY. IF THE CAR IS PARKED ON AN ANGLE SUCH AS THE DRIVER SIDE LOWER THAN THE PASSENGER SIDE SUCH AS IN SLOPED PARKING LOT, OR THE FRONT HIGHER THAN THE BACK ON AN INCLINE LIKE MY DRIVEWAY. I AM CONCERNED THAT THERE IS A DEFECT IN THE TRANSMISSION. THIS IS SAFETY RELATED BECAUSE WITH THE ENGINE AT A VERY HIGH RPM IF THE TRANSMISSION FINALLY "KICKS IN" IT WOULD CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION - IMAGE A CAR UNEXPECTEDLY LUNGING FORWARD OR IN REVERSE OUT OF CONTROL.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

10/16/2014 - LAKE KATRINE, NY
MY CENTER CONSOLE HAS BEEN GETTING STUCK. THE SCREEN ITSELF GETS STUCK IN REVERSE AND HAS NOW THE SIDE CAMERA HAS GOTTEN STUCK AS WELL. THE BLUETOOTH IS ALSO MESSING UP AND THE USB MESSED UP MY PHONE. THERE IS SOMETHING MAJORLY WRONG WITH THE ELECTRICAL IN MY CAR. IT ALL STARTED WHEN I WOULD START MY CAR AND THE RADIO WOULD SWITCH TO THE CD PLAYER AND I WOULDN'T TOUCH ANYTHING. THEN THE BACKUP CAMERA SCREEN WOULD GET STUCK AND NOW THE SIDE CAMERA AND NOW THE BLUETOOTH. I'M DONE! THIS IS MY 4TH ACCORD OUT OF 5 CARS. I KNOW A LOT ABOUT CARS AND THIS ISN'T RIGHT. IT HAS BEEN TO THE DEALERSHIP NUMEROUS TIMES AND THEY HAVE UPDATED IT AND SAID IT WOULD BE FIXED AND IT ISN'T. FIX THE THING OR LEMON LAW IT. IT'S GOING BACK INTO THE SHOP TONIGHT, SO LETS SEE!

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STEERING

10/15/2014 - HAVERTOWN, PA
THE POWER STEERING JUST STOPPED WORKING AS THE CAR WAS BEING DRIVEN. IT ALSO STALLED OUT AND WAS HARD TO START BACK UP. HAD IT TOWED TO DEALER WHERE THE FIX WAS THE REPAIR OF THE "TORQUE ANGLE SENSOR AND HARNESS."

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VISIBILITY/WIPER

10/14/2014 - HOUSTON, TX
I WENT TO PULL MY VISOR DOWN AND I HEARD A LOUD CRACK NOISE FROM THE VISOR. THE VISOR WILL NOT STAY UP ANYMORE, JUST HANGS ABOUT 2-3" FROM THE CEILING OF THE CAR. WENT TO THE DEALER AND THEY TOLD ME IT'S NOT COVERED UNDER WARRANTY EVEN IF IT'S ONLY A YEAR OLD.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

10/14/2014 - HOUSTON, TX
I WENT TO PULL MY VISOR DOWN AND I HEARD A LOUD CRACK NOISE FROM THE VISOR. THE VISOR WILL NOT STAY UP ANYMORE, JUST HANGS ABOUT 2-3" FROM THE CEILING OF THE CAR. WENT TO THE DEALER AND THEY TOLD ME IT'S NOT COVERED UNDER WARRANTY EVEN IF IT'S ONLY A YEAR OLD.

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EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE

10/14/2014 - HOUSTON, TX
I WENT TO PULL MY VISOR DOWN AND I HEARD A LOUD CRACK NOISE FROM THE VISOR. THE VISOR WILL NOT STAY UP ANYMORE, JUST HANGS ABOUT 2-3" FROM THE CEILING OF THE CAR. WENT TO THE DEALER AND THEY TOLD ME IT'S NOT COVERED UNDER WARRANTY EVEN IF IT'S ONLY A YEAR OLD.

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