2012 Honda Accord - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

🔎 Common problems of the 2012 Honda Accord

393 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 (44 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2012 Honda Accord

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Seats
64
  Air Bag
44
  Steering
41
  Engine And Engine Cooling
36
  Equipment
32
  Service Brakes
29
  Power Train
20
  Electrical System
18
  Suspension
17
  Vehicle Speed Control
16
  Wheel
15
  Structure
15
  Other Fuel System
12
  Visibility
11
  Tire
7
  Seat Belt
6
  Exterior Lighting
4
  Electronic Stability Control
4
  Gasoline Fuel System
2

📈 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 393, and the age of the vehicle is 7, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 393 / 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
25
  2018
24
  2017
60
  2016
37
  2015
50
  2014
28
  2013
41
  2012
1

📊 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 393 while the average number of problems reported for the 24 model years of the Honda Accord is 827.

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 Accord
48
  2018 Accord
431
  2017 Accord
219
  2016 Accord
356
  2015 Accord
389
  2014 Accord
708
  2013 Accord
1,057
  2012 Accord
393
  2011 Accord
312
  2010 Accord
680
  2009 Accord
768
  2008 Accord
1,751
  2007 Accord
576
  2006 Accord
463
  2005 Accord
773
  2004 Accord
1,207
  2003 Accord
2,267
  2002 Accord
1,198
  2001 Accord
1,106
  2000 Accord
1,395
  1999 Accord
1,286
  1998 Accord
1,383
  1997 Accord
532
  1996 Accord
568


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