Honda Accord - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Honda Accord owners have reported a total of 17,884 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 (2,213 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 Accord
49
  2017 Accord
89
  2016 Accord
199
  2015 Accord
232
  2014 Accord
453
  2013 Accord
860
  2012 Accord
344
  2011 Accord
282
  2010 Accord
620
  2009 Accord
723
  2008 Accord
1,668
  2007 Accord
503
  2006 Accord
421
  2005 Accord
725
  2004 Accord
1,164
  2003 Accord
2,213
  2002 Accord
1,122
  2001 Accord
1,070
  2000 Accord
1,369
  1999 Accord
1,268
  1998 Accord
1,371
  1997 Accord
529
  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 (3,048 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train (3,034 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Honda Accord

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Air Bag
3,048
  Power Train
3,034
  Electrical System
2,088
  Service Brakes
1,747
  Engine And Engine Cooling
1,609
  Equipment
829
  Vehicle Speed Control
734
  Steering
696
  Structure
619
  Seats
493
   
  Suspension
438
  Visibility
434
  Exterior Lighting
382
  Seat Belt
356
  Tire
260
  Unknown Or Other
242
  Other Fuel System
209
  Wheel
141
  Gasoline Fuel System
140
  Electronic Stability Control
97
  Latches/locks/linkage
96
  Interior Lighting
82
  Air Brake
58
  Parking Brake
24
  Child Seat
15
  Traction Control System
11
  Forward Collision Avoidance
1
  Lane Departure
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 89164,6291    
0.54
  2016 199306,2992    
0.32
  2015 232340,0683    
0.23
  2014 453379,2664    
0.30
  2013 860374,2665    
0.46
  2012 344325,9406    
0.18
  2011 282221,2557    
0.18
  2010 620281,2808    
0.28
  2009 723315,1769    
0.25
  2008 1,668384,12110    
0.43
  2007 503406,76411    
0.11
  2006 421324,52812    
0.11
  2005 725372,02013    
0.15
  2004 1,164384,83014    
0.22
  2003 2,213428,81215    
0.34
  2002 1,122423,22016    
0.17
  2001 1,070379,41317    
0.17
  2000 1,369431,53818    
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
36
  2017 Accord
69
  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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