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Car Accelerates On Its Own Problems of Honda Accord - part 1



Honda Accord owners have reported 133 problems related to car accelerates on its own (under the vehicle speed control category).

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2001 Honda Accord 1
Failure Date: 07/07/2016

While parking vehicle rapidly accelerated jumping two curbs, damaging three other vehicles, a small pickup truck, and a chain link fence.

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car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2016 Honda Accord 2
Failure Date: 05/05/2016

I had 2 incidents of sudden acceleration on may 5, 2016 with my 2016 Honda Accord ex. I drove my car in my apartment complex 10:30 pm may 5, 2016 to pay rent,drove car home a few blocks. I put car in position to back into parking space. Car in reverse. Car accelerated so fast, my car went flying over the curb, grass, sidewalk. Put car into drive from reverse to stop car - it accelerated again! car shot straight into court. I put both feet on brake pedal - my brake lights were on (girl walking dog witnessed this). Car was flying - I had nowhere to go - 3 apt buildings on left - 20 cars parked on right side. I used emergency brake to stop car - since brakes did not slow car down. I was about to hit tree head on - I saw last parking space empty. I swerved sharply to the right, pulled hard on emergency brake and stopped. . The engine made terrible noise, burning oil, burning rubber from tires I had experienced runaway car or sudden acceleration caused by a malfunction in the electronics that control vehicle powertrain. Since introducing electronics into throttle control, cases of sudden acceleration have risen dramatically. Sudden acceleration is often reported in brand new vehicles like mine. There is no "proof" of this - at Honda shop - unless engineer called in, which Honda won't do. There is no fix for this. Once this happens - it will definitely happen a 2nd time - some are killed, some in coma, paralyzed. I called the pioneer lawyer on "sudden acceleration" claims. He told me I was quite lucky cheating death by an inch, and I seemed so calm. The dealer has my car all week, no calls from anyone. Won't give me loaner car. I have had no car for 8 days now. I can't drive this car - so need to get Honda to buy it back. Dealers will never admit to problem, blames sudden acceleration on innocent people.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2014 Honda Accord 3
Failure Date: 03/29/2016

Unintended acceleration: car started without any issues, as I was driving a slow speed down my driveway as I attempted to stop before entering the street, the car lurched forward under acceleration. I shifted the car into neutral and with the engine racing to about 4,000 rpm with rev limiter cutting in I stopped the car with the brake, I turned the engine off and restarted in neutral. Engine again raced to 4,000rpm with rev limiter cutting in. Stopped engine again and restarted a third time, this time engine idled normally and drove without incident. Called dealer, no records from anyone indicating a similar situation.

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car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2015 Honda Accord 4
Failure Date: 02/20/2016

I bought a new Honda Accord about 7 months ago. I noticed after driving it a month or more that every long once in a while it was showing me a defect known as "unintended acceleration". I took it in to the dealer and after they examined it, put it on the computer machine and test drove it a few miles, they found it to be perfect, nothing wrong with it. I took it back and continued driving it thinking that perhaps I did something that caused it. As I continued on with it, I pulled into my handicap space at my parking lot. Front end up to a concrete bunker with the handicap sign standing tall in front. I was about to put the car in park and shut the key off, when suddenly while my feet were off the pedals the car zoomed up to 40 mph,I turned the wheel left to try and avoid the sign after it hit the bunker and as it sped into the next parking lane I braked and shifted to neutral. Luckily there was no traffic in the second lane or I would have killed somebody as well as myself. I took it to two more dealers with a damaged passenger fender and they all said after looking and testing again that there is nothing wrong with the car. The last dealer brought a Honda expert mechanic in from the manufacturer and he too said nothing's wrong. Without evidence they can do nothing for me. If we can't find the trouble you say is there, we can't accomodate you. I said, so your sending me home now to get killed?sorry but there's no proof. I called Honda manufacturer and they would do nothing.

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car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2007 Honda Accord 5
Failure Date: 10/19/2015

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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car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2014 Honda Accord 6
Failure Date: 06/24/2015

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.


car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2012 Honda Accord 7
Failure Date: 04/24/2015

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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car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2011 Honda Accord 8
Failure Date: 12/09/2014

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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car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 9
Failure Date: 08/03/2014

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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car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2004 Honda Accord 10
Failure Date: 04/27/2014

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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car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2000 Honda Accord 11
Failure Date: 01/20/2014

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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car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2014 Honda Accord 12
Failure Date: 12/26/2013

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.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2014 Honda Accord 13
Failure Date: 12/25/2013

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.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2009 Honda Accord 14
Failure Date: 12/21/2013

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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car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2012 Honda Accord 15
Failure Date: 12/17/2013

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.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 16
Failure Date: 12/12/2013

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.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 17
Failure Date: 11/14/2013

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.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2001 Honda Accord 18
Failure Date: 10/07/2013

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.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2006 Honda Accord 19
Failure Date: 10/03/2013

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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car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2000 Honda Accord 20
Failure Date: 09/20/2013

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.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 21
Failure Date: 08/17/2013

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.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 22
Failure Date: 07/28/2013

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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car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2008 Honda Accord 23
Failure Date: 04/02/2013

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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car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 24
Failure Date: 03/17/2013

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.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2012 Honda Accord 25
Failure Date: 02/22/2013

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.

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