2004 Honda Accord - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2004 Honda Accord

1,170 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 (220 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 1170, and the age of the vehicle is 14, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 1170 / 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
13
  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 1,170 while the average number of problems reported for the 23 model years of the Honda Accord is 795.

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 Accord
143
  2017 Accord
112
  2016 Accord
237
  2015 Accord
257
  2014 Accord
515
  2013 Accord
929
  2012 Accord
348
  2011 Accord
289
  2010 Accord
631
  2009 Accord
731
  2008 Accord
1,689
  2007 Accord
520
  2006 Accord
427
  2005 Accord
736
  2004 Accord
1,170
  2003 Accord
2,225
  2002 Accord
1,136
  2001 Accord
1,072
  2000 Accord
1,384
  1999 Accord
1,274
  1998 Accord
1,378
  1997 Accord
531
  1996 Accord
568


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