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

Honda Accord owners have reported 144 problems related to car accelerates on its own (under the vehicle speed control category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Honda Accord based on all problems reported for the Accord.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2010 Honda Accord 1
Failure Date: 02/24/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2010 Honda Accord. While driving approximately 50 mph, the vehicle accelerated unintendedly. The contact attempted to apply the brakes, but the vehicle did not stop and crashed into a concrete post. The side air bags deployed, but the front air bags did not. The contact was injured and required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed, but was not diagnosed for the failure. The dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. There were no active recalls associated with the vehicle at the time of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 33,400.

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car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2016 Honda Accord 2
Failure Date: 11/18/2017

I was parking my 2016 Honda Accord in a shopping center. As I was slowly inching forward to park, the car suddenly accelerated on its own (without me pushing the accelerator) and went forward so fast it went over a retaining wall that separated us from an adjoining shopping center and dropped about 4-5 ft down into that adjoining parking lot. The airbags deployed and caused us injury. The car is most likely totaled at this point (waiting to find out from my adjustor). The acceleration was sudden and extreme. I didn't have time to hit the brakes. It was a matter of a split second before we were thrown into the other parking lot. (attaching a picture so the scene of the accident makes sense) note: I do not have access to the car right now so I am guessing my mileage because there was not an option to indicate "unknown" on the form.

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car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 3
Failure Date: 10/26/2017

My mother owns a 2013 Honda Accord lx and she was put into a very dangerous position today and Honda is lucky that no one was killed or seriously injured!! she was pulling into a parking stall at her workplace, her foot was on the brake and she was creeping into the stall as per normal. The car then suddenly accelerated onto a bunch of bushes and the side walk before she was able to completely stop the vehicle. . Read more...

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car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 4
Failure Date: 09/29/2017

On fri sept 29th, 2017 I had an sua (sudden unintended acceleration) in my 2013 Honda Accord that devastated part of an office building and wrecked my car. I was in an office park parking lot and backed up, hit a 3 foot high concrete bollard, was annoyed, put the car in drive, felt an odd lurch as though the bumper was stuck on something although it was not. I put my foot on the accelerator and at that moment the car rapidly accelerated to what felt like 30 or 40 miles an hour. I tried to brake but it felt as though there was no pressure under my foot. I gripped the steering wheel in terror and steered the car away from other parked cars and into a concrete wheelchair ramp with rails and an office building. The air bag went off. The concrete ramp and office building stopped the car in its tracks. I put it in park and got out. I�m doing ok but mostly very very grateful I didn�t hurt or kill anyone. Minor airbag burn on my arm and a contusion to my knee. I feel the airbag only came out a little and hit my left arm, not the rest of my body. But I could be wrong about that. I�m glad because as a physical therapist I�ve seen some nasty air bag injuries. Also I did not have my seat belt on because I often put it on as I leave a parking lot. Not a good idea, but also no nasty seat belt injury. Just stiff arms, painful left knee and neck, a few days later. I realize everyone is going to say I had the foot on the accelerator but I was at a dead stop when I put the car in drive to accelerate and seriously, after almost 40 years of driving, I have never felt anything like this terror and loss of control. The policeman who came to the scene would testify to the fact that I was completely sane and sober at the time. Today, we heard the car will be appraised as totaled. Good news meaning it will no longer be driven.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2016 Honda Accord 5
Failure Date: 09/19/2017

I was driving my car under 25 mph on local road when the car suddenly accelerated and went off road causing sever damage to both wheels and undercarriage.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2016 Honda Accord 6
Failure Date: 07/14/2017

Unintended acceleration. 2016 Honda Accord, 9200 miles. On 7/14/17 I pulled into the parking lot of my local drugstore. I located a parking spot, and was slowly turning right to pull into the parking space when my engine revved, the car accelerated, up over the concrete curb, over bike rack and into the side of the brick building. By this time, both of my feet were on the brake but the car did not stop. The airbag deployed. I turned the car off. Police were called and an accident report was taken. I contacted Honda America and they assigned me a case manager, who returned my call and took all information. Honda sent a field representative to examine the car at the body shop. After this the case manager called me to let me know Honda found nothing wrong with the car, followed by a letter to confirm that. My foot was not in the accelerator at the time of the crash. I have supporting documents, accident report, repair bill, medical bills. I will provide these to you by mail or fax. I cannot seem to upload on the mobile application.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2016 Honda Accord 7
Failure Date: 05/11/2017

Vehicle has experienced 7 sudden acceleration surges during low speed driving events in which the vehicle is being stopped. The brake pedal is depressed and the vehicle is slowing to a stop when it will suddenly, unexpectedly and without warning surge forward as the engine revs. Given the repeated events the operator must maintain vigilance when stopping and be prepared to maintain firm and increased brake pressure when the event occurs. The vehicle was evaluated by Honda at a Honda dealership. No faults or problems were identified and the vehicle declared problem free. The events have been occurring with increasing frequency since the first occurrence. The events occur in parking areas. The first event caught the operator by surprise and resulted in the vehicle surging forward and impacting a sign at a curb in a parking area in front of a building. The vehicle was in the shop on may 11, 2017.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2016 Honda Accord 8
Failure Date: 04/19/2017

As I was pulling into a parking space the car suddenly accelerated on it own. My foot was not on the gas pedal as I had braked to turn left into the space. The car went over the concrete parking block and hit the concrete wall which is about 1-2 feet behind the block, the impact caused the airbag to deploy. The weather was cloudy but the pavement was dry. I purchased this Accord used, in August, 2016, from a local Honda/Acura dealer & it had approx. 9200 miles on it. . At the time of this event there was 16,552 miles on the car. The only maintenance done was an oil change, and outside of the tmp light, no indicator lights had come on to prompt me for additional maintenance or repair. The damage caused by this event was sufficient that the insurance company determined the car to be a total loss.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2005 Honda Accord 9
Failure Date: 02/27/2017

"sudden unintended acceleration" in a private parking. This happened when the driver was about to park the car on Feb 27, 2017. I was the driver and my husband was a passenger in the passenger side of the back seat, with seat belts on. After I entered the parking area, as I was about to park, the car abruptly sped up, crashed into the building ahead of me, and the driver�s airbag was deployed. The front of the car and the building wall were damaged (photos are enclosed). All this happened so suddenly and unexpectedly. Several people from inside the building rushed out to see what happened. I was visibly shaken and quite frightened by this accident. The business office staff took photos of the damaged wall and the vehicle. My two thumbs were aching with minor burn, but since there was no other obvious physical injury to us, we declined the emergency medical care. State police trooper came, took some information but said that because this accident happened in a private property it will not be reported. I had never thought anything like this accident could ever happen. I googled and found cases in which unintended sudden acceleration had actually happened. Hasn't this safety issue been addressed? my husband I are the original owner of this car.

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car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2012 Honda Accord 10
Failure Date: 01/03/2017

Car suddenly accelerates making difficult to keep under control. Happened many times. The car was running in the local city streets.

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car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2008 Honda Accord 11
Failure Date: 12/19/2016

Turned into a parking space in a parking lot, in motion at slow parking lot speeds, when burst of unintended acceleration occurred. Pushed down on the brakes, but the brakes did not end up stopping the car or even slowing down the sudden acceleration. This made me then go to turn the car off with the keys, but not before the car already had went beyond the parking space bumper and into the wall. A wall window was broken and the front of my car was ruined. Air bags did not deploy. Insurance did not check the car for error codes and filed off the situation as a total loss, paying off the rest I owed on the car with the deductible.

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car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2001 Honda Accord 12
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 13
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 14
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 15
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 16
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 17
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 18
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.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2011 Honda Accord 19
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 20
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.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2004 Honda Accord 21
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 22
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 23
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 24
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 25
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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