Honda Accord owners have reported 129 problems related to car accelerates on its own (under the vehicle speed control category).
While parking my 2007 Honda Accord in a residential area, I put it into reverse with my foot on the brake. The car suddenly accelerated on its own, and the brakes failed, causing the vehicle to crash into a parked car with enough force to move it about 3 feet, pushing it up over the curb and onto the sidewalk. A second parked vehicle was also damaged. With my foot still on the brake, I shifted into drive, and the vehicle suddenly accelerated forward at an alarming rate of speed for about one/tenth mile, where I was finally able to get the car to stop. The rear damage on my car was so extensive that the car was deemed a total loss by my insurance company. A police report was filed. Mileage on the vehicle was approximately 33,300 miles. I had kept this car regularly maintained. Because of this very serious safety issue, I will never purchase another Honda.
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When pulling into my parking space at my condo the car suddenly accelerated and went over the parking space cement marker, over the shrubs and onto sidewalk. I was finally able to apply the brakes hard enough to stop the car before crashing into the building. I just nicked the edge of the cement doorway leading into the walkway to my condo but it was enough to cause the hood to buckle. There was some damage to the undercarriage of the car and the total cost of repair was $5500. 00.
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Tl-the contact owns a 2012 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 30 mph, the brake pedal was depressed and the vehicle unintended accelerated. The vehicle failed to slow down. The contact stated that the vehicle slightly crashed into another vehicle's rear bumper, sign and granite barrier. A police report was filed and no injuries were reported. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 20,000. Djr.
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This is the Honda Accord 2011 ex (v6) model. When moving at very slow speeds, say around 2-4 mph, there sometimes is a flat spot, ie no acceleration when stepping on the accelerator pedal. , at this point there seems to be a 2 to 3 second hesitation before the care suddenly accelerates and lurches forward. Sometime, when this situation occurs, nothing happens when pressing the accelerator; then the accelerator must be completely released and pressed again, or pumped, to get moving and at some point power suddenly returns and the car lurches forward. This problem seems to occur most often when making a turn, and it is very dangerous when making a left turn as you are sitting almost motionless in the middle of the left lane and oncoming traffic is coming at you and usually moving along briskly. My vehicle, when in this predicament, has not yet been hit by an oncoming car, but there have been some close calls. I have owned this vehicle for 3 years, but live and drive mostly in the suburbs, and this problem occurred infrequently, so I never reported this problem. But lately I have been making daily trips to the city, and this problem occurs every day. It also occurs when waiting at a stop light and then when the light turns green and traffic starts to move, cars start to creep forward at a few mph until it is time to accelerate up to normal traveling speed. And when the creep is very slow, 2-4 mph, and then it is my turn to move out and I hit the gas, I occasionally get the situation as described above. And in this situation I am not making a turn but traveling in a straight line. This is a very dangerous problem!.
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While turning right to park in a residential townhouse parking space, the car accelerated suddenly and hit a tree which was very close but at the top of a slanting hill. It felt like the car was slipping on ice but there was no ice. A person outside of the car heard a strange noise. It felt like there was no ability to control the car. I tried to back up, I felt the same slipping so I stopped and left the car. The same person heard the noise again when I was backing up. I am an experienced driver with a clean driving record for over 20 years and have never experienced this. It was Sunday afternoon and there were no weather related issues. This was the 3rd stop of the day over a 1-2 hour period. This is a quiet street so there were no traffic issues. The car was leaking oil so it was towed to the body shop.
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I was parking my car in a parking lot when my 2004 Honda Accord suddenly accelerated, jumped a curb and hit a car. The air bag did not go off. I had muscle strain in the neck and had to go to physical therapy. There was no occupant in the other car. Honda claimed to check for equipment malfunction after the repair and said everything was working correctly.
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The contact owns a 2000 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while at a complete stop with the brakes applied, the engine rpms increased as the vehicle suddenly accelerated and crashed into the rear of another vehicle. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The vehicle was towed to the contact ¿s residence, and had not been inspected to determine the cause of the failure or repaired. The failure and current mileage was 160,656.
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2014 Honda Accord. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle sudden acceleration. As the consumer was trying to park the vehicle, with her foot on the brake, the vehicle suddenly accelerated out of control, and took off on its own, even though her foot was on the brake, as she pulled into a parking space. The vehicle careened at a high speed around the parking lot, jumped several curbs, and side swiped three other cars, before coming to a stop when three tires blew out and the front passenger side wheel turned perpendicular to direction of motion. The axle broke, so the vehicle ended up traveling on the rim sides with the engine still running.
The contact owns a 2014 Honda Accord. The contact stated while driving approximately 5 mph, the vehicle suddenly accelerated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure was unable to be diagnosed. The manufacture was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 4,200.
Started from stop at light intersection and accelerated while making a left turn. After letting off accelerator and now going straight, found car was still accelerating at full throttle. Began heavily stepping on brake with continued unintended acceleration continuing. Shifted from drive to neutral and rpm meter showed engine revving toward 7000 rpm and decided to go back to drive gear to avoid causing engine damage while still heavily stepping on brake. Unintended acceleration continued in drive gear and after several more seconds, I turned the ignition off while in drive gear. Engine successfully shut off and I continued to keep foot on brake and steering the car to a parking lot. After car came to a stop in parking lot, put the gear back to park mode and proceeded to start the car ignition (I have not touched the accelerator pedal at all since realizing the unintended acceleration had occurred). Car started as normal with normal idle speed in park. Drove the car to dealer and had dealer check for codes and take it for a test drive. Nothing abnormal was found during code reading and test drive. Dealer said that driver side rug could have caused accelerator to stick but this is not likely cause (in my opinion) because the accelerator pedal should then have still been stuck when I re-started the car in the parking lot.
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Tl-the contact owns a 2012 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while he attempted to enter a parking area the vehicle suddenly accelerated while the brake pedal was depressed. The vehicle proceeded to cross the parking are island and came to a stop when it crashed into a tree. The contact did not suffer any injuries. The contact sated that when he attempted to depressed the accelerator pedal to reverse he noticed that the accelerator pedal was stick to the floor board. The dealer performed a diagnostic that was unable to locate a failure code and advised that the vehicle was operating as normal. The vehicle front end was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 7,000 and the current 9, 800. Li.
The contact owns a 2013 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving 15 mph, the vehicle suddenly accelerated without warning and traveled through a residential yard. The contact engaged the brakes but the vehicle would not respond. The contact sustained no injuries. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 6,500.
The contact owns a 2013 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while stopped with her foot on the brake pedal, she placed the vehicle in park when it suddenly accelerated independently. The vehicle crashed into to a handicap sign and proceeded to crash into a tree. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the body repairs were scheduled to be performed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that an engineer would inspect the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 50. Updated 2/18/cn.
Was pulling into a parking space, went to put on the brakes to stop, car rapidly accelerated and went up/over curb into bushes despite attempts at braking. Damage to car included scraping of underside of bumper, and car required realignment. Took to dealership for inspection, no cause for rapid acceleration was determined; was instructed to monitor rpm's for possible repeat occurrence of rapid acceleration and return to dealership if any problems should arise. Contacted american Honda motor CO. Of incident and was instructed the same.
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Tl-the contact owns a 2006 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph and depressing the brakes, the vehicle erroneously accelerated and crashed into a wall. There were no injuries. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 77,000. The VIN was unavailable. Kmj.
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The contact owns a 2000 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while traveling unknown speeds, the vehicle erroneously accelerated. The contact was unable to stop the acceleration failure and crashed into another vehicle. The contact and the three occupants of the second vehicle sustained back and neck injuries. The vehicle was not diagnosed to determine the cause of the acceleration failure. A police report was not filed. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 179,000. The VIN was unavailable.
The contact owns a 2013 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while traveling at unknown speeds, the vehicle suddenly accelerated and crashed into a wall. There were no injuries. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 5,500.
The contact owns a 2003 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the vehicle suddenly accelerated to approximately 50 mph when she attempted to park. The failure was experienced several times. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic where a diagnostic test was performed, which located the failure within the throttle body and it was cleaned by the mechanic. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 62,400. The current mileage was 62, 5000.
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When accelerating to merge into highway traffic, car uncontrollably rapidly accelerates and revs up to 5000 rpms. Braking no matter how hard, nor pumping brakes did not stop car - may have prevented it from going faster, however; but revs remained high. Only way to regain control was to switch transmission to neutral and then back to drive. When problem first occurred, rapid pumping of brakes decelerated car and allowed to regain control; however, brake pumping did not work recently. Problem is intermittent and thus, dealer could not replicate even when complaint occurred during first year of ownership - and in fact, did not recur for more than 1 year after warranty expired.
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2013 Honda Accord. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle sudden acceleration. The consumer stated as she pulled into her driveway, with her foot on the brake, the vehicle suddenly accelerated. She placed both feet on the brake, and she forced the transmission into park. It came to a stop, but not before she crashed into her garage door. American Honda inspected the vehicle, but concluded there was nothing wrong.
2012 Honda Accord. Consumer writes in regards to sudden acceleration. The consumer stated he applied the brakes to slow the vehicle down. Initially, he felt the effects of the brakes, in which the vehicle started to slow down. However, within a few seconds, the vehicle started to accelerate and in spite of him applying the brakes, the vehicle continued to gain speed. The vehicle was out of control and there was nothing he could do to stop crashing into the vehicle in front of his. As a result, his vehicle was totaled. The consumer, as well as the passengers were injured, some required surgery and rehabilitation. The consumer did not state how many people were injured, besides himself.
Subject: sudden unintended acceleration at about 9:25 pm, on Wednesday January 23, 2013 I was parked in the north parking lot of the vienna metro station, in fairfax, virginia, awaiting arrival of my wife. I had parked in the first parking space, across from the waiting area in front of the metro station entrance. When I saw my wife emerge from the entrance of the metro station, I started my car and shifted to drive. The engine suddenly revved up and the car lunged forward, accelerating at high speed and out of control. I remember reacting by applying the brakes with all my might and engaging the hand brake without much effect. The car lunged forward about 100 feet and hit a concrete barrier which smashed the front and engine and totaled the vehicle. Luckily there were no other cars or pedestrians in the vicinity otherwise there would have been more severe consequences. When I regained consciousness, I had been transported to the fairfax hospital and had suffered severe trauma to the neck, throat, larynx and mouth area and was bleeding from a cut on the chin. Two days of intense examination at the hospital and several follow-up medical exams found no evidence of any physical or medical condition that could have possibly contributed to the accident. It must be noted that I did not receive any citation for the accident from the fairfax police.
I was pulling into the parking space after driving the vehicle for 45 mins (approx. 20 miles). When I was ready park the car and switch off the ignition, the car suddenly accelerated way too fast and hit the building in front. I was driving into the parking space at less than around 10 mph as I had to make 3 turns within 100 feet before coming into vacant parking space. My leg was also in the break pedal as I made those turns after getting into the private property from IL rte 83. I can definitely confirm that my leg was not in gas pedal as my right leg was on the break pedal to make those turns and stop the car in the parking space. It all happened in the matter of few seconds and there was no time to react. The car came to halt only after hitting the building. Both air bags deployed as soon as the car hit the building and there was heave smoke inside the car. It was really scary because by looking at the damage the speed at the time of accident looks to be around 50 mph. It was a relatively higher curb in front and the building was just 6 - 8 feet away from the curb, I was also driving into the parking space at less than 10 mph. I am really shocked to see this kind of unintended/sudden acceleration happen with Honda Accord cars which could prove to be fatal for the driver, passenger and pedestrian alike.
Unintended acceleration. Driving slowly in a parking lot looking for a space, the car suddenly took off, accelerating, the engine racing, heard a clicking noise. Stepped hard on the brake, the engine stopped racing, the car stopped, but not before the car rammed some bushes, scratching the paint.
The contact owns a 2003 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph, the vehicle suddendly accelerated independently. The contact enaged the brakes but the vehicle continued to accelerate. After a considerable amount of time, the contact was able to shift into park. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 165,000.
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|Vehicle Speed Control problems||
|Car Accelerates On Its Own problems||
|Cruise Control problems||
|Accelerator Pedal problems||
|Accelerator Stuck problems||
|Speed Control Linkage problems||
|Speed Control Cable problems||
|Car Throttle Stuck problems||
|Fail To Slow Down problems||
|Speedometer/odometer Failure problems||