general problems of the 2012 Honda Accord
40 problems linked to seats have been reported for the 2012 Honda Accord.
Seats problem #1
The vehicle involved was a 2012 Honda Accord. 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. The failure date was Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012.
Seats problem #2
The VIN of this Accord is 1HGCS1B89C_. 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. It was Sep. 23, 2012 when this seats issue occurred.
Seats problem #3
The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Honda Accord is 1HGCP2E74C_. 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. This seats issue occurred Saturday, May 26, 2012.
Seats problem #4
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1HGCP2F36C_. Tl - the vehicle was a 2012 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the driver and passenger seats were very uncomfortable, causing him to sustain back pain. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician stated that there was no remedy. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 15 and the current mileage was 16,000. Mah. This issue happened on Wednesday, October 12, 2011.
Seats problem #5
The car involved is a 2012 Honda Accord. 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. It was Thu., Nov. 29, 2012 when this seats issue happened.
Seats problem #6
The VIN of the car is 1HGCP2F65C_. The vehicle involved is 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. This problem occurred on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.
Seats problem #7
The vehicle is a 2012 Honda Accord. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Honda Accord is 1HGCP2F43C_. 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). It was Aug. 6, 2012 when this seats issue happened.
Seats problem #8
VIN of the vehicle was 1HGCP2F7XC_. 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. The failure date was Tuesday, October 16, 2012.
Seats problem #9
The vehicle involved was a 2012 Honda Accord. 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. It was Sep. 27, 2012 when this seats issue occurred.
Seats problem #10
The car is a 2012 Honda Accord. 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. This seats issue occurred September 21, 2012.
Seats problem #11
The vehicle was a 2012 Honda Accord. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Honda Accord is 1HGCP2F34C_. Driver seat is very uncomfortable, it causing me severe back pain, I just purchased this car last month, I called Honda but unfortunately they have no solution. I hop some one can step up and solve this issue. It was 10/12/11 when this seats issue happened.
Seats problem #12
The VIN of this vehicle was 1HGCP3F88C_. Tl- the reporting person's vehicle is 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. It was 08/15/2012 when this seats issue happened.
Seats problem #13
The vehicle having this issue was a 2012 Honda Accord. 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. This problem occurred on Monday, September 3, 2012.
Seats problem #14
The vehicle involved was a 2012 Honda Accord. 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. This problem occurred on Friday, August 3, 2012.
Seats problem #15
The vehicle involved is a 2012 Honda Accord. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1HGCP2F78C_. 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. This seats problem happened on Fri., Jul. 27, 2012.
Seats problem #16
The vehicle having this issue was a 2012 Honda Accord. 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. This seats issue occurred Saturday, August 11, 2012.
Seats problem #17
The car is a 2012 Honda Accord. Very uncomfortable front seats are causing back problems and driving discomfort. The failure date was 08/01/2012.
Seats problem #18
The vehicle was a 2012 Honda Accord. 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. This problem occurred on August 13, 2012.
Seats problem #19
The car was a 2012 Honda Accord. 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. It was 08/06/12 when this seats issue happened.
Seats problem #20
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. It was Jun. 4, 2012 when this seats issue occurred.
Seats problem #21
The vehicle involved is a 2012 Honda Accord. This is the first car I've had with uncomfortable seats. . I only drive 15 minutes to work. . But its like I've been in the seat for all day. . . Back pain, must adjust my seating position constantly. . . Want Honda to fix this seat problem. . This problem occurred on Mon., Nov. 28, 2011.
Seats problem #22
The vehicle having this issue was a 2012 Honda Accord. Driver car seat as well as front passenger seat are painfully uncomfortable. After driving the car for about 3 weeks I noticed severe neck and shoulder pain. No seat adjustment could alter this, I have become unable to drive the car without severe pain. After researching this further online(even on this website for 2011) there has been a number of similar complaints. I know there are always complaints about car seats because drivers are all so different, however the Honda Accord has by far the most complaints many of any other car. This issue happened on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012.
Seats problem #23
The vehicle is a 2012 Honda Accord. The drivers side seat is unbearably uncomfortable and causing severe back pain after just a few hundred miles of driving. I fear this is causing serious physical damage to my back and putting my health at risk. I feel a recall is in order to fix this problem. This is also going to be a severe financial burden if I have to pay for medical treatment and or replace the car. I tried using an after market seat cushion but this did not help. The failure date was Mar. 14, 2012.
Seats problem #24
We bought new 2012 Honda Accord limited edition in Feb. 2012 and I am so disappointed in the comfort of the seats! the seats are causing severe back pain and leg pain. I cannot afford to trade it back in but feel that Honda needs to offer different seats/head rests. The head rest forces you head too far forward and causes severe neck pain as well. After driving for about 25 min I even develop leg pain. I fear driving this car for a long distance/long time may cause permanent damage to neck,back, and legs. . . . I hope Honda will recall these seats and replace them with ones that don't cause pain!. This issue happened on Feb. 16, 2012.
Seats problem #25
The vehicle involved was a 2012 Honda Accord. Myself and my husband have driven this car for less than one week and we both already have back and neck pain from the poorly designed driver and passenger front seats. We commute one hour each direction to work every day and after the first day or driving one way we were both in pain. We have tried every possible combination position of the seats with and without lumbar support and no matter what, they are beyond uncomfortable. We dread having to even get in the car and cannot believe that Honda has yet to acknowledge a problem that is very obvious to so many people. Not only is the back of the seat an issue but the head rest location results in neck pain as well. We had a Toyota camry and I am very unhappy that we didn't say with the Toyota family as their cars are much more comfortable and reliable. Hopefully Honda will address this serious issue and retain their customers. This seats problem happened on Monday, April 4, 2011.
Other Seats related problems of the 2012 Honda Accord:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Front Seat Head Restraint problems||6|
|Mid/rear Seats Assembly problems||2|