Honda Accord - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Honda Accord owners have reported a total of 18,110 problems for their cars built in the 23 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Honda Accord. The 2003 Honda Accord cars have the most problems reported (2,221 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Honda Accord

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 Accord
89
  2017 Accord
96
  2016 Accord
214
  2015 Accord
251
  2014 Accord
490
  2013 Accord
899
  2012 Accord
344
  2011 Accord
289
  2010 Accord
626
  2009 Accord
726
  2008 Accord
1,677
  2007 Accord
508
  2006 Accord
424
  2005 Accord
730
  2004 Accord
1,166
  2003 Accord
2,221
  2002 Accord
1,128
  2001 Accord
1,072
  2000 Accord
1,374
  1999 Accord
1,270
  1998 Accord
1,375
  1997 Accord
531
  1996 Accord
564

  Common problems of Honda Accord

The following chart shows the 28 most common problems for Honda Accord cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (3,064 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train (3,045 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Honda Accord

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Air Bag
3,064
  Power Train
3,045
  Electrical System
2,136
  Service Brakes
1,758
  Engine And Engine Cooling
1,642
  Equipment
851
  Vehicle Speed Control
747
  Steering
716
  Structure
632
  Seats
495
   
  Suspension
441
  Visibility
440
  Exterior Lighting
391
  Seat Belt
357
  Tire
261
  Unknown Or Other
242
  Other Fuel System
213
  Wheel
148
  Gasoline Fuel System
140
  Electronic Stability Control
103
  Latches/locks/linkage
96
  Interior Lighting
82
  Air Brake
58
  Parking Brake
24
  Child Seat
15
  Traction Control System
11
  Lane Departure
1
  Forward Collision Avoidance
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Honda Accord of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Accord model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Honda Accord model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Accord Model Years

Accord
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2017 96372,6011    
0.26
  2016 214306,2992    
0.35
  2015 251340,0683    
0.25
  2014 490379,2664    
0.32
  2013 899374,2665    
0.48
  2012 344325,9406    
0.18
  2011 289221,2557    
0.19
  2010 626281,2808    
0.28
  2009 726315,1769    
0.26
  2008 1,677384,12110    
0.44
  2007 508406,76411    
0.11
  2006 424324,52812    
0.11
  2005 730372,02013    
0.15
  2004 1,166384,83014    
0.22
  2003 2,221428,81215    
0.35
  2002 1,128423,22016    
0.17
  2001 1,072379,41317    
0.17
  2000 1,374431,53818    
0.18

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Honda Accord is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2018 Accord
73
  2017 Accord
70
  2016 Accord
92
  2015 Accord
79
  2014 Accord
138
  2013 Accord
191
  2012 Accord
109
  2011 Accord
63
  2010 Accord
95
  2009 Accord
143
  2008 Accord
278
  2007 Accord
54
  2006 Accord
48
  2005 Accord
64
  2004 Accord
119
  2003 Accord
256
  2002 Accord
63
  2001 Accord
105
  2000 Accord
81
  1999 Accord
62
  1998 Accord
166
  1997 Accord
17
  1996 Accord
68


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