2012 Honda Accord - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2012 Honda Accord

384 problems have been reported for the 2012 Honda Accord. The following chart shows the 19 most common problems for 2012 Honda Accord. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's seats with 64 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (42 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2012 Honda Accord

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Seats
64
  Air Bag
42
  Steering
41
  Engine And Engine Cooling
36
  Equipment
32
  Service Brakes
28
  Power Train
20
  Suspension
17
  Electrical System
16
  Structure
15
  Vehicle Speed Control
15
  Wheel
14
  Other Fuel System
12
  Visibility
10
  Tire
7
  Seat Belt
5
  Exterior Lighting
4
  Electronic Stability Control
4
  Gasoline Fuel System
2

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 2012 Honda Accord in the United States are 325,940 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Honda Accord owners in the last 7 years is 384, and the age of the vehicle is 7, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 384 / 325,940 / 7 * 1000 = 0.17.

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 2012 Honda Accord in 2012.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2019
16
  2018
24
  2017
60
  2016
37
  2015
50
  2014
28
  2013
41
  2012
1

small car iamge Compare the 2012 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 2012 Honda Accord with the Honda Accord from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2012 Accord is 384 while the average number of problems reported for the 24 model years of the Honda Accord is 814.

Table 3. Compare the 2012 Honda Accord with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 Accord
26
  2018 Accord
384
  2017 Accord
197
  2016 Accord
337
  2015 Accord
360
  2014 Accord
670
  2013 Accord
1,032
  2012 Accord
384
  2011 Accord
307
  2010 Accord
670
  2009 Accord
762
  2008 Accord
1,737
  2007 Accord
563
  2006 Accord
456
  2005 Accord
765
  2004 Accord
1,197
  2003 Accord
2,256
  2002 Accord
1,181
  2001 Accord
1,102
  2000 Accord
1,395
  1999 Accord
1,283
  1998 Accord
1,383
  1997 Accord
532
  1996 Accord
568


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