Honda Accord - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Honda Accord owners have reported a total of 18,332 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 (2,225 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 Accord
140
  2017 Accord
112
  2016 Accord
236
  2015 Accord
256
  2014 Accord
515
  2013 Accord
924
  2012 Accord
348
  2011 Accord
289
  2010 Accord
631
  2009 Accord
730
  2008 Accord
1,689
  2007 Accord
519
  2006 Accord
427
  2005 Accord
735
  2004 Accord
1,168
  2003 Accord
2,225
  2002 Accord
1,134
  2001 Accord
1,072
  2000 Accord
1,384
  1999 Accord
1,274
  1998 Accord
1,378
  1997 Accord
531
  1996 Accord
568

  Common problems of Honda Accord

The following chart shows the 29 most common problems for Honda Accord cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (3,095 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train (3,056 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Honda Accord

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Air Bag
3,095
  Power Train
3,056
  Electrical System
2,175
  Service Brakes
1,774
  Engine And Engine Cooling
1,655
  Equipment
874
  Vehicle Speed Control
757
  Steering
737
  Structure
641
  Seats
499
   
  Suspension
446
  Visibility
443
  Exterior Lighting
410
  Seat Belt
359
  Tire
261
  Unknown Or Other
242
  Other Fuel System
218
  Wheel
152
  Gasoline Fuel System
140
  Electronic Stability Control
109
  Latches/locks/linkage
96
  Interior Lighting
82
  Air Brake
58
  Parking Brake
24
  Child Seat
15
  Traction Control System
11
  Lane Departure
1
  Hybrid Propulsion System
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 112372,6011    
0.30
  2016 236306,2992    
0.39
  2015 256340,0683    
0.25
  2014 515379,2664    
0.34
  2013 924374,2665    
0.49
  2012 348325,9406    
0.18
  2011 289221,2557    
0.19
  2010 631281,2808    
0.28
  2009 730315,1769    
0.26
  2008 1,689384,12110    
0.44
  2007 519406,76411    
0.12
  2006 427324,52812    
0.11
  2005 735372,02013    
0.15
  2004 1,168384,83014    
0.22
  2003 2,225428,81215    
0.35
  2002 1,134423,22016    
0.17
  2001 1,072379,41317    
0.17
  2000 1,384431,53818    
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
123
  2017 Accord
71
  2016 Accord
93
  2015 Accord
79
  2014 Accord
138
  2013 Accord
191
  2012 Accord
109
  2011 Accord
63
  2010 Accord
95
  2009 Accord
143
  2008 Accord
280
  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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