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general problems of the 2012 Honda Accord - part 1



43 problems related to seats have been reported for the 2012 Honda Accord.

car   Seats problem 1
Failure Date: 09/13/2013

There seems to be a flaw in the 2012 Honda Accord front driver and passenger seats that makes them so uncomfortable that it is actually painful. While this may seem to just be a superficial matter, I believe that it is serious because the discomfort is so bad that, while driving, the driver has to shift in the seat frequently to try to alleviate the discomfort. This creates a potential safety issue. Moreover, after driving, the pain in my right leg and bottom is so bad that it can last for hours, if not days. I am concerned that the seats are causing permanent nerve or muscle damage. The injury may not be visible, but something bad is happening. The pain seems to be cumulative because it seems to be getting worse the longer that I drive this car. I thought that perhaps I was the only one who had this problem until I went on-line and discovered hundreds of similar complaints posted on several websites. On September 13, 2013 I brought the problem to my Honda dealer when I took the car in for routine service. They said that no seat defects were found when compared to the seats in another vehicle of the same model. Because the problem continued, in June 2014, I contacted american Honda headquarters who arranged to have the car seats examined. Once again, I was told that they did not find any manufacturing defect and therefore, there was nothing that they could do. I don¿t suggest that there is a manufacturing defect; I am stating that there is something seriously wrong with the design of the seats. With the hundreds, if not thousands of complaints posted on-line, it is hard for me to imagine that Honda is not aware of the problem. Because Honda doesn¿t seem inclined to do anything about the problem, I request that the NHTSA get involved and have Honda correct the problem. Thank you.

car   Seats problem 2
Failure Date: 07/30/2013

The drivers seats are very bad and cause back problems. I have developed server back aches after using this Honda for the past 3 months.

car   Seats problem 3
Failure Date: 11/29/2012

Front driver seat is causing neck,back and hip pain after driving 10-15 minutes, adjusting seat does not help. I took vehicle back to dealership, they inspected seat and said there is no problem, I told them there is a problem because no matter who drives the car everyone experiences the same pain. I googled "accord seat problem" and found that there are several websites and hundreds of people having the same issue. For a company that makes such great cars I never expected to have a problem with a seat, I hope they value their customers and fix the problem.

car   Seats problem 4
Failure Date: 11/20/2012

The contact owns a 2012 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the driver's side seat and head rest were very uncomfortable, causing her to sustain back pain and headaches. The dealer was contacted who did not offer any assistance. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who offered to file a complaint. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 15,012.

car   Seats problem 5
Failure Date: 11/04/2012

A month after purchasing this vechile, I noticed back pain. Every tiem I got into the car, I tried to repostion the seats to get comfortable. However, I was unsuccessful every time. I tried even adding a pad between the seat and my back and behind to make it more comfortable. All I find myself doing is moving and repositioning at stop lights or red lights on my hour drive to and from work. I am never comfortable in the car. My heead always feelings like its being pushed forward because of the head rest and my lower back feels like I am sitting in lower than the rest of me. I have gone to my doctor numerous times with back pains and neck pains. I know have to constantly sleep with a heating pad to relieve the soreness from this car. Every other car I have ever owned I feel safe and experience no problems, except this one.

car   Seats problem 6
Failure Date: 10/16/2012

The front seats in the 2012 Honda Accord are so bad the owners are altering the seats and compromising the built in safety design. The seats in this car can physically hurt your back mine goes numb after a 30 min ride. Honda of America needs to put on notice the seats in this car are now a safety issue. I did contact Honda they did not deny the seat problem but offered no solutions other than trade in the 2012 Accord for the 2013 with the new seat design.


car   Seats problem 7
Failure Date: 09/27/2012

Purchased a new 2012 Accord in June and have been very happy with it with one very big exception; the drivers seat has a definite design flaw. The seat is basically impossible to adjust to a comfortable position and there is no doubt it does cause lower back pain. On any drive over 15 minutes, the seat has to be repeatedly re-adjusted to be able to continue driving with any semblance of comfort. From what I can see by researching complaints on the internet, the problem is caused by a safety device imbedded in the seat back that activates in a rear end collision. This complaint has been reported by a large number of people and really should be looked into as it does pose a safety hazard as the need to constantly reposition the seat (and your body) in order to drive the car is fatiguing and a definite distraction to ones driving. Thought is might "break in" but after 3 months the problem still exists. Have owned many cars over the years and have never had this type of problem in any other vehicle I have owned or driven.

car   Seats problem 8
Failure Date: 09/23/2012

One month after purchasing my Honda Accord coupe, I had horrible back pain. I could barley walk without help. I went to the doctor and was prescribed muscle relaxant and ibuprofen. My back has not stopped hurting. I commute 45 mins each way to work 5 days a week. I thought back to when my back pain began and the Accord was the only change that I made. I decided to google to find out if any other 2012 Honda Accord owners were experiencing back pain problems and to my surprise a number of owners are. I will contact Honda to see if they will rectify the problem, but from what I read from other consumers Honda will not do anythin.

car   Seats problem 9
Failure Date: 09/21/2012

Uncomfortable seating caused a severe pain in the neck and lower parts of the neck and shoulders. Neither numerous seat adjustments nor cushions/supports did not help solve the problem. This happened when driving on the highway and loss of concentration occurred which was extremely dangerous and was forced to stop frequently to help ease the pain until we return back home safely. The pain still exists even 4 days after it actually started during the drive. Have reported this problem in one of the car complaints forum also.

car   Seats problem 10
Failure Date: 09/03/2012

The seats in this car are junk and a safety hazard. After 20 minutes of driving they cause severe back, leg, and neck pain. I have repositioned the seat hundreds of times and still unbearable. Its has 600 miles on it and we are trading it in tomorrow at a loss of thousands. We have had the car 2 weeks. . Thousands of complaints online about the same problem but american Honda said they haven't heard about it. Don't buy a Honda Accord unless you like looking at it because you can't drive it. Not a happy customer. Honda should refund our losses.


 
car   Seats problem 11
Failure Date: 08/15/2012

Tl- the contact owns a 2012 Honda Accord. The contact stated the drivers side head rest comes forward too much and causes pain in her neck. Additionally, the seat caused pain to her back and was extremely uncomfortable. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and recommended the adjustment of the seat. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 1,500. Da.

car   Seats problem 12
Failure Date: 08/13/2012

Seats are very uncomfortable. Excessive pressure from the seats lumbar area. They cause back, leg and hip pain. This was not noticed on the 10 minute test drive. Becomes unbearable after 20 minutes of driving. The pain is distracting, constantly adjusting the seat looking for a position to easy the pain. Honda has been contacted and has not offered a solution.

car   Seats problem 13
Failure Date: 08/11/2012

The driver's seat is incredibly uncomfortable to the point of not being able to sit still for more than a 20minute drive. This is a safety issue, and one that I've never had in my 2 current Honda vehicles. The lumbar support bar protrudes into your back not allowing you to sit properly into the seat and causing extreme discomfort after 20mins of casual driving.

car   Seats problem 14
Failure Date: 08/06/2012

I have been seeing my doctor since August 2012 for acute lower back pain which has now become chronic. This came upon all of a sudden and my doctor nor me don't know the cause. I stumbled across the car stats website and couldn't believe all the complaints about the front seats and the back pain associated by others. Now, the mystery is over! my chronic low back pain is probably caused by my 2012 Accord. I am 42 years old and have never had back problems before. Something must be done!!! I have been a proud owner of a Honda Accord since 1991 but this is my last one unless Honda can fix this problem. For all you back pain Accord drivers, contact me and lets get Honda's attention. Would love to hear from fellow drivers with the same problem! [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).

car   Seats problem 15
Failure Date: 08/06/2012

The front seats create increased lower back pressure that does not allow a proper driving position; you cannot drive comfortably for more than 30 minutes at a time.

car   Seats problem 16
Failure Date: 08/03/2012

The front seats have bad design and are very uncomfortable for longer drive. Both my wife and I spend three hours a day commuting, and my wife developed a severe back pain after first week of driving. The only way to make this car semi drivable and avoid crippling permanent back damage is to remove lumbar plates from inside front seats. This is a well documented "solution" on the internet, and many Honda Accord owners resort to this drastic step compromising integrity of the seat. The front seats must be redesigned and replaced. This car must be retested for safety with the seat back rest support plates removed.

car   Seats problem 17
Failure Date: 08/01/2012

Very uncomfortable front seats are causing back problems and driving discomfort.

car   Seats problem 18
Failure Date: 07/27/2012

The front seats are so uncomfortable you cant go over 15 miles without being in pain. Something has got to be wrong with the design on the lumbar support.

car   Seats problem 19
Failure Date: 06/11/2012

Bought a new Honda Accord se and started to have back pain the first week of ownership. This is the absolute most uncomfortable seat and causes me back pain and neck pain. The design of the head rest pushes my head too far forward and causes neck and head aches; all of these problems are caused from the seat design! the seat does not support the upper back which causes more pain. I did not have any of these issues before this car. What good is a safe car if it causes pain? called Honda customer service and was given the run around. Honda will not admit they designed an uncomfortable seat. Make that the worst designed seat of any automobile I have ever experienced! this could be the worst seat design of all time! please recall this seat!.

car   Seats problem 20
Failure Date: 06/08/2012

Just started leasing a 2012 Accord se a week ago. Driver seat is very uncomfortable, when I drove the car initially, I did not feel it because it was only for 5-7 minutes or so, but obviously after 30 minutes or so, one can feel the back and neck pain. I tried to adjust the seat in many ways, but did not find a position for driving the car comfortably.

car   Seats problem 21
Failure Date: 06/04/2012

I purchased my Honda Accord 2012 se model, 3 months back. During this time, I developed more back pain due to driver side seat and this seat is not giving any comfort and even lumbar support also not giving correct position, seating in driver side seat creating lot pain , back hurting requesting Honda to replace driver side seat with correct one as this creating medical problems.

car   Seats problem 22
Failure Date: 05/26/2012

My experience operating the Honda Accord on the date of purchase indicates sitting in the driver¿s seat with sound posture and best-case seat adjustments caused all back pain issues I was experiencing. The Honda Accord driver¿s seat is the only variable and is solely responsible for my back pain; all variables considered, age, sex, height, weight, weather, office chair, etc. Honda engineers, manufacuters, quality assurance, and general staff should be ashamed for selling a car with such a poorly constructed seat! the driver¿s seat is defective and over a very brief duration demonstrates the potential to adversely impact a person¿s health in a harmful manner.

car   Seats problem 23
Failure Date: 05/04/2012

Driver and front passenger seats are extremely uncomfortable and cause leg, hip, and neck pain if driven for over 15 minutes. Have owned 8 different Hondas over the past 15 years and never had this problem with odysseys, Accords, and civics. Very poor and awkward seat design.

car   Seats problem 24
Failure Date: 04/30/2012

The driver seats causes your right leg to go numb and your neck to become so stiff you cannot safely check blind spots.

car   Seats problem 25
Failure Date: 04/28/2012

Front seats are uncomfortable and cause neck and back pain on any drive >30 minutes. Pain lasts for hours.

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