Honda Accord - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Honda Accord owners have reported a total of 18,951 problems for their cars built in the 24 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 (2,237 problems).

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

  Common problems of Honda Accord

The following chart shows the 30 most common problems for Honda Accord cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (3,167 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train (3,097 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Honda Accord

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Air Bag
3,167
  Power Train
3,097
  Electrical System
2,284
  Service Brakes
1,804
  Engine And Engine Cooling
1,726
  Equipment
960
  Vehicle Speed Control
785
  Steering
784
  Structure
656
  Seats
504
   
  Suspension
455
  Visibility
455
  Exterior Lighting
447
  Seat Belt
362
  Tire
263
  Unknown Or Other
242
  Other Fuel System
234
  Wheel
164
  Gasoline Fuel System
140
  Electronic Stability Control
127
  Latches/locks/linkage
97
  Interior Lighting
82
  Air Brake
58
  Parking Brake
24
  Child Seat
15
  Traction Control System
11
  Back Over Prevention
3
  Forward Collision Avoidance
2
  Lane Departure
2
  Hybrid Propulsion System
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
  2018 27788,6591    
3.12
  2017 157372,6012    
0.21
  2016 283306,2993    
0.31
  2015 296340,0684    
0.22
  2014 584379,2665    
0.31
  2013 973374,2666    
0.43
  2012 367325,9407    
0.16
  2011 299221,2558    
0.17
  2010 651281,2809    
0.26
  2009 751315,17610    
0.24
  2008 1,708384,12111    
0.40
  2007 545406,76412    
0.11
  2006 436324,52813    
0.10
  2005 753372,02014    
0.14
  2004 1,187384,83015    
0.21
  2003 2,237428,81216    
0.33
  2002 1,161423,22017    
0.16
  2001 1,082379,41318    
0.16
  2000 1,389431,53819    
0.17

  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
  2019 Accord
4
  2018 Accord
208
  2017 Accord
77
  2016 Accord
93
  2015 Accord
80
  2014 Accord
138
  2013 Accord
195
  2012 Accord
109
  2011 Accord
63
  2010 Accord
95
  2009 Accord
143
  2008 Accord
281
  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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