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



Honda Accord owners have reported 120 problems related to car accelerates on its own (under the vehicle speed control category).

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 1
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 2
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 3
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 4
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.

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car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2014 Honda Accord 5
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 6
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 7
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.

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car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 8
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 9
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 10
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.

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car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2006 Honda Accord 11
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 12
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 13
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 14
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 15
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 2000 Honda Accord 16
Failure Date: 12/14/2012

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.

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Failure Date: 12/06/2012

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.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 18
Failure Date: 11/30/2012

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.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2005 Honda Accord 19
Failure Date: 11/13/2012

The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph uphill, the vehicle suddenly accelerated independently reaching speeds over 100 mph. The contact was able to slow the vehicle down by shifting into neutral and engaging the brakes. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who was not able to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 110,000. . . . . Updated 12/20/12.

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car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2005 Honda Accord 20
Failure Date: 11/07/2012

The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving 10 mph the vehicle suddenly accelerated without the accelerator pedal being engaged. The contact was able to stop the vehicle by shiftingto neutral and pressing the brake. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic who was unable to duplicate the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 21,000.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 1999 Honda Accord 21
Failure Date: 09/25/2012

Tl- the contact owns a 1999 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while sitting at a stop light, the vehicle independently accelerated, causing a crash between the contact and another motorist. The motorist pulled forward and the contact's vehicle crashed into him a second time due to the unintended acceleration failure. The contact shifted into park in order to stop the vehicle from accelerating any further. There were no injuries. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where the contact was informed that no failures were found that could have caused the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 82,000. Kmj.

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car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2007 Honda Accord 22
Failure Date: 09/20/2012

Tl- the contact owns a 2007 Honda Accord. The contact stated that after shifting from park to reverse, the vehicle suddenly accelerated independently without any warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who stated that they would contact him at a later date. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 58,445. Kmj.

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car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 1997 Honda Accord 23
Failure Date: 09/18/2012

The contact owns a 1997 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving approximately 5 mph the contact depressed the brake pedal but the vehicle suddenly accelerated independently and would not stop. The contact crashed into a brick wall and the air bags deployed. The contact sustained burns to his hands due to the air bag and was also suffering from back pain. The front passenger sustained a broken rib and pain to her entire body. The contact and the front passenger were undergoing physical therapy treatment. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a tow yard. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000.

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Failure Date: 09/18/2012

The contact owns a 1997 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving 3 mph in an alley, the vehicle suddenly accelerated, causing the contact to crash into a concrete wall before independently coming to a stop. The contact and a passenger sustained injuries as a result. A police report was not available. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence and had not been inspected for the cause of the sudden acceleration failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileages were 160,000.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 25
Failure Date: 08/13/2012

While pulling out of parking space with vehicle in reverse the vehicle suddenly accelerated causing me to crash into another vehicle parked in the same lot. I am an assistant service manager for a Toyota dealership and I am totally aware of sudden acceleration problems re recent Toyota problems, my mats were not involved [as were some found with the Toyota problems] and I am 100% sure that my ,foot was on the brake and not the gas pedal . There were no injuries, however the rear of my car has quite a,bit of damage. . I noticed a slight similar problem the week before but that did not continue so I discounted it. When the vehicle leaves the collision shop, I will have my technician fully check this problem out, as he is very familiar with this condition previously mentioned Toyota problems of the same nature.

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