2012 Honda Accord - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2012 Honda Accord

348 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 (37 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2012 Honda Accord

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Seats
64
  Air Bag
37
  Steering
32
  Equipment
31
  Engine And Engine Cooling
30
  Service Brakes
28
  Electrical System
16
  Power Train
15
  Suspension
15
  Vehicle Speed Control
14
  Structure
13
  Wheel
11
  Other Fuel System
10
  Visibility
10
  Tire
7
  Seat Belt
5
  Electronic Stability Control
4
  Exterior Lighting
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 6 years is 348, and the age of the vehicle is 6, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 348 / 325,940 / 6 * 1000 = 0.18.

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
  2018
18
  2017
48
  2016
36
  2015
49
  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 348 while the average number of problems reported for the 23 model years of the Honda Accord is 792.

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 Accord
131
  2017 Accord
108
  2016 Accord
229
  2015 Accord
255
  2014 Accord
509
  2013 Accord
922
  2012 Accord
348
  2011 Accord
289
  2010 Accord
631
  2009 Accord
730
  2008 Accord
1,685
  2007 Accord
516
  2006 Accord
425
  2005 Accord
734
  2004 Accord
1,168
  2003 Accord
2,224
  2002 Accord
1,132
  2001 Accord
1,072
  2000 Accord
1,381
  1999 Accord
1,274
  1998 Accord
1,378
  1997 Accord
531
  1996 Accord
565


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