2012 Honda Accord - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2012 Honda Accord

372 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
36
  Engine And Engine Cooling
34
  Equipment
32
  Service Brakes
28
  Suspension
17
  Power Train
17
  Electrical System
16
  Vehicle Speed Control
15
  Structure
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 372, and the age of the vehicle is 7, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 372 / 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
9
  2018
24
  2017
56
  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 372 while the average number of problems reported for the 24 model years of the Honda Accord is 791.

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 Accord
5
  2018 Accord
291
  2017 Accord
167
  2016 Accord
296
  2015 Accord
308
  2014 Accord
592
  2013 Accord
978
  2012 Accord
372
  2011 Accord
301
  2010 Accord
653
  2009 Accord
755
  2008 Accord
1,715
  2007 Accord
545
  2006 Accord
440
  2005 Accord
757
  2004 Accord
1,187
  2003 Accord
2,239
  2002 Accord
1,162
  2001 Accord
1,082
  2000 Accord
1,391
  1999 Accord
1,281
  1998 Accord
1,381
  1997 Accord
531
  1996 Accord
568


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