2004 Honda Accord - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2004 Honda Accord

1,168 problems have been reported for the 2004 Honda Accord. The following chart shows the 24 most common problems for 2004 Honda Accord. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train with 314 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (219 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2004 Honda Accord

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2004 Honda Accord in the United States are 384,830 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Honda Accord owners in the last 14 years is 1168, and the age of the vehicle is 14, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 1168 / 384,830 / 14 * 1000 = 0.22.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Honda Accord model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2004 Honda Accord in 2004.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2018
11
  2017
41
  2016
46
  2015
104
  2014
97
  2013
74
  2012
135
  2011
128
  2010
101
  2009
80
  2008
60
  2007
46
  2006
37
  2005
72
  2004
4

small car iamge Compare the 2004 Honda Accord with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Honda Accord, the following table can be used to compare the 2004 Honda Accord with the Honda Accord from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2004 Accord is 1,168 while the average number of problems reported for the 23 model years of the Honda Accord is 790.

Table 3. Compare the 2004 Honda Accord with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 Accord
118
  2017 Accord
99
  2016 Accord
226
  2015 Accord
254
  2014 Accord
505
  2013 Accord
917
  2012 Accord
345
  2011 Accord
289
  2010 Accord
629
  2009 Accord
729
  2008 Accord
1,681
  2007 Accord
512
  2006 Accord
425
  2005 Accord
733
  2004 Accord
1,168
  2003 Accord
2,223
  2002 Accord
1,131
  2001 Accord
1,072
  2000 Accord
1,381
  1999 Accord
1,272
  1998 Accord
1,377
  1997 Accord
531
  1996 Accord
565


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