2012 Honda Accord - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2012 Honda Accord

358 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 (40 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2012 Honda Accord

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Seats
64
  Air Bag
40
  Steering
33
  Engine And Engine Cooling
33
  Equipment
31
  Service Brakes
28
  Power Train
16
  Electrical System
16
  Suspension
15
  Structure
14
  Vehicle Speed Control
14
  Wheel
12
  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 7 years is 358, and the age of the vehicle is 7, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 358 / 325,940 / 7 * 1000 = 0.16.

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
5
  2018
21
  2017
49
  2016
37
  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 358 while the average number of problems reported for the 24 model years of the Honda Accord is 779.

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 Accord
2
  2018 Accord
239
  2017 Accord
133
  2016 Accord
261
  2015 Accord
284
  2014 Accord
565
  2013 Accord
958
  2012 Accord
358
  2011 Accord
296
  2010 Accord
648
  2009 Accord
744
  2008 Accord
1,705
  2007 Accord
538
  2006 Accord
432
  2005 Accord
747
  2004 Accord
1,181
  2003 Accord
2,231
  2002 Accord
1,155
  2001 Accord
1,077
  2000 Accord
1,389
  1999 Accord
1,278
  1998 Accord
1,380
  1997 Accord
531
  1996 Accord
568


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