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Honda Accord owners have reported 71 problems related to check engine light on (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 1
Failure Date: 01/01/2014

As my vehicle was accelerating onto a highway on-ramp, I lost almost all power to my vehicle, and it became more difficult to steer. The check engine light came on, the electric power steering light came on, the traction control light came on, and my tire warning light started flashing. Was barely able to make it into the emergency lane, and probably would have been rear-ended had a car been following close behind. Once in the emergency lane, a burning odor could be smelled by all 4 passengers in the car. There was nothing wrong with my tires. Car had to be towed to dealership for repairs which are pending. This vehicle has the new "cvt" transmission, and I suspect this may be part of the problem. This should not be happening in a brand new car, this is a safety issue for sure.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 2
Failure Date: 12/19/2013

I purchased a used 2003 Honda Accord in April 2011. It now has 132, 000 miles on it. This week I was driving on the interstate when my "d" drive on my hear start flashing in my car rpm started revving up & my check engine light came on. So I put my emergency flashes on to get the shoulder of the expressway my car. My car wouldn't drive anymore in the d drive shift to make it home safely I had to drive my car in d3 all the way home. My mechanic is now saying I need a new transmission which will cost me $2500 I don't have. I've driven Honda Accord's all my life this is the first Honda that I've had a major issue with.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2001 Honda Accord 3
Failure Date: 12/01/2013

As I pushed down on gas the car hesitated to go and my check engine light pops on. I took my car to advanced auto parts to check it and it read transmission torque converter.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 4
Failure Date: 04/13/2013

The car suddenly would not accelerate and change into the 3rd gear while driving on a busy road. Had the car towed to an authorized mechanic who diagnosed the issue as transmission failure with the 3rd gear. This is the same issue that caused Honda to issue a recall for their 2003 v6 Accord in 2004. A month prior, on two separate occasions, I was driving between 40mph-45mph when all of a sudden the car would not accelerate and slowed down, while I simultaneously engaged the accelerator. During both incidences the tcs and check engine lights immediately came on. After pulling over and turning the car off and on, the lights did not remain on. This is a very dangerous car with thousands of complaints already noted for the same issue. Honda needs to recall this dangerous car.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 Honda Accord 5
Failure Date: 02/25/2013

Check engine light went on and off a few times, took it to autocheck and found a code. Took it to dealer, they could not locate the code and claimed there is no issue they can find, come back when it happens again. Few weeks later, the check engine light came again in the evening, and now with other problems, the whole electric system including lights, radio etc started dancing on and off, abs light came on and off. Happened for a few minutes and then everything went smooth. I took the car back to dealership and they claim the code p0685 was found and there was a software update for the pcm and they applied that update. I asked why was there no intimation about it and the response was that it was not considered as one of the critical updates. With the experience I had, the way things were happening in that 2-3 minutes of electric system dance, anything could have gone wrong with the car. There should be a recall notice sent for this update.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2010 Honda Accord 6
Failure Date: 02/16/2013

Tl-the contact owns a 2010 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph, the check engine light illuminated and the vehicle lost power and the speed dropped to 35 mph. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they stated that they could not diagnose the cause of failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 34,338. Ap.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 7
Failure Date: 09/28/2012

When driving the car will not shift from second to third gears. While driving, the car while suddenly downshift to a lower gear with no warning. No check engine light is on. Honda states this is not covered under warranty but this should be since it is a major component of the car and this is something that Honda was aware of when the car was released.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2009 Honda Accord 8
Failure Date: 09/01/2012

Check engine light came on. Brought to dealer, oil low. Tech b. Had already been issued, and suggested work completed at that visit. Problem persists, using 2 /12 to 3 qts oil between changes.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 1998 Honda Accord 9
Failure Date: 08/27/2012

Car suddenly shuts off on its own while driving; all electrical goes off except for check engine light, abs light, or none at all. Happened 3 or 4 times, sometimes at freeway speed, car restarted from neutral a few minutes later. Taken to Honda dealer & diagnosed with a faulty transmission module, replaced for $450. Yet the problem just recurred not long after that repair. This creates a serious road hazard & potential for crash & serious injury, as suddenly & without warning, the vehicle shuts down & cannot be controlled with any acceleration, power steering or normal braking. This vehicle has always been maintained meticulously, since new, per recommended schedule with Honda dealerships. Browsing the internet shows this to be an unusually common, serious & difficult to diagnose issue with Hondas & acuras from ~1997-2002.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2001 Honda Accord 10
Failure Date: 07/15/2012

I bought this car brand new in 2001 from a Honda dealership. A couple of years later, the transmission had failed. I called the Honda dealership where I had bought the car and they acknowledged that this generation had a known transmission defect. They repaired my car for free because it was still under warranty at the time and I was told that the transmission now had an extended 7year/109,000mile warranty. On July 15th, 2012, I was driving on highway 101s at 65mph when the check engine light suddenly came on. I noticed a slight loss in power, but my car did not die out. The check engine light stayed on. The next day, I decided to test drive the car again to see if the check engine light was a one time occurrence. I started up the car, put it in reverse, and then to drive. There was a sudden delayed jerk from reverse to drive. I managed to plug in a code reader into the car's computer port and pulled up two codes: p0700 and p0740. Both of these codes are associated with the transmission. Not again?!?! my car has now exceeded the extended warranty and I am afraid that Honda will not cover the repairs. I read on several forums that this has also occurred to Honda owners where the dealership has refused to repair the vehicle due to the expired extended warranty coverage.


 
car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2000 Honda Accord 11
Failure Date: 05/15/2012

The contact owns a 2000 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the check engine warning light illuminated. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and an independent mechanic three times for repairs. The contact stated that the engine oxygen sensor and the catalytic converter were both replaced on all three separate occasions. The failure persisted after each repair was completed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2009 Honda Accord 12
Failure Date: 10/12/2011

The contact owns a 2009 Honda Accord. The contact was driving 55 mph when the vehicle began jerking. The check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel and as she decelerated to a stop, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis who stated that they needed to replace the spark plug wire. The vehicle was repaired but the failure continued. The failure mileage was 54,000 and the current mileage was 60,000.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Honda Accord 13
Failure Date: 09/21/2011

My car has been turning on my check engine light . My vtec seems to be staying on and it jerks my car back and kicks the light back on. I've been reading online and I'm not the only one with this problem. A lot of people say its the vtec oil pressure. I change my oil on a regular basis and don't think that this vehicle should be having this problem. It lacks power between 1-3000rpm and its not safe.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Honda Accord 14
Failure Date: 06/24/2011

While driving on I 95 to baltimore, my cars check engine light, vsa, and traction control lights came on, cruise control disengaged, vehicle began to slow down from 70 mph, the engine would not pick up speed even when pressing on the gas pedal. Pulled off the road shut down the car, restarted and was able to drive again at highway speed until it happened again. It happened a total of 6 times.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Honda Accord 15
Failure Date: 06/16/2011

The contact owns a 2011 Honda Accord crosstour. The contact stated that the vehicle was consuming oil at an extremely high rate. While driving approximately 70 mph the check engine and oil lights began to illuminate on the isntrument panel. The vehicle was pulled over and shut off. The contact checked the oil and discovered that there was no oil in the engine. After adding more oil to the engine, the contact continued to drive. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 8,200.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Honda Accord 16
Failure Date: 04/25/2011

Wife was driving at highway speed when car began to violently shake as if engine was misfiring. Check engine light came on, then severely reduced power. She was barely able to exit and make it across the access road and into a turn lane with the accelerator to the floor. Car still shook violently as she placed it in park. Dealership cannot explain shaking. Car only has 4,700 miles and was purchased new from servicing dealer. They said oil was 1. 5-2 quarts low so they topped it off. Tripped a code for a stuck soilenoid in the camshaft timing system so they reprogrammed the pcm and gave the car back to us. This was an extremely dangerous situation as my wife did not have enough power to move the vehicle out of traffic. Had there been more traffic in her way or someone following closely, she would have been in an accident. Dealer was still puzzled as to the power loss and shaking and just shrugged their shoulders. They said to watch the oil level and if this happens again to bring it back. We hope this does not happen again as it was dangerous and stranded my wife on the side of an interstate for 3 hours waiting on a tow truck. Please let us know if this warrants investigation or you need any additional information.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2009 Honda Accord 17
Failure Date: 04/11/2011

The contact owns a 2009 Honda Accord. The contact was driving 40 mph when the vehicle stalled with the illumination of the check engine warning light. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The dealer advised the contact that the vehicle tracking control (vtc) needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure continued. The vehicle was repaired a second time but did not correct the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 29,000 and the current mileage was 42,000.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2008 Honda Accord 18
Failure Date: 03/28/2011

The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. While driving approximately 75 mph, the vsa and check engine warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle began to jerk forward and shake vigorously. The contact stopped on the shoulder of the road and restarted the vehicle. The failure recurred approximately six times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostics where the technician replaced the valves within the engine. The failure continued after the repairs. The vehicle was not further repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 68,000.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 Honda Accord 19
Failure Date: 02/10/2011

When driving the car, the check engine light flashed on, then off. We took it to the mechanic who found nothing wrong. A week later, the light flashed on and off again. Another trip to the mechanic and then to the dealer revealed that a spark plug had come loose and broke apart causing the cylinder head, cylinder wall and piston to be damaged. The fix was that the car basically needed a new engine (replaced short block, cylinder head, all spark plugs and all necessary gaskets and seals). Due to the number of miles on the car (69k at the time of incident), it was no longer under warranty. Everyone from the mechanic to the dealer said they had never seen this happen before. Honda did end up paying for a percentage of the repair, but our portion was still around $2500. This was our first Honda, we bought it based on reputation and because we put a lot of miles on cars. We never expected to have to replace the engine at three years old.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2001 Honda Accord 20
Failure Date: 01/23/2011

The contact owns a 2001 Honda Accord. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for a routine maintenance and the technician detected a porous engine block. In addition, the engine warning light illuminated one week prior to the diagnosis. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 92,000.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 1998 Honda Accord 21
Failure Date: 03/20/2010

My 1998 Honda Accord 4 door sedan l4 engine stalls and the engine dies while driving in traffic. I am very concerned about this issue as it relates to my safety and the safety of my family. The first time this event happened the car stalled then died. The check engine light came on. After I let the car sit for awhile I attempted to start the car. It took four times. I then sought service or repair. Four attempts have been made to correct this problem. None of which are successful.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2008 Honda Accord 22
Failure Date: 02/19/2010

2008 Honda Accord ex-l with the check engine light on and off for the past year and a half. When I bring the car back to the dealer they say I have no oil in the engine. This goes on every other month and they have not solved the problem. My car is still fortunately under extended warranty, but is there more damage being done that once I reach my warranty the car will be worthless? the dealer and american Honda have been useless in this matter and have told me to drive my car with every warning light on until they can figure out how to fix it. At what point in a car just a lemon? if I couldn't turn back time 2 years I would have never bought this car.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 1998 Honda Accord 23
Failure Date: 01/08/2010

The contact owns a 1998 Honda Accord. Whenever the contact drove the vehicle at any speed the engine would suddenly stall without warning. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealership and the contact noticed prior that the check engine light had appeared on the dashboard before the stalling begun. The current and failure mileages were 145000.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 1998 Honda Accord 24
Failure Date: 12/09/2009

The contact owns a 1998 Honda Accord. While driving 63 mph the check engine light illuminated and the vehicle slowed down to 30 mph on the highway. The decrease in speed almost caused a crash. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by a dealer. The contact is concerned about the safety risk. The VIN was not available. The current and failure mileages were 119,000.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 1999 Honda Accord 25
Failure Date: 04/01/2009

Since 2006 the car has been stalling (rpm's drop to zero and car turns off) started by stalling while on the freeway but would start right back up within seconds would happen once every 3 months. Recently, the problem has accured everyday some time 3 times a day. I could be at a complete stop or on the freeway and the cars' rpm's just drop and all the lights battery light, oil light, check engine light, door and truck light turns on but the radio and a/c stay on. I have almost been rear ended on several occasions and have almost been run over by other motorist trying to push the car out of traffic. I contacted Honda headquarters and they told me that there were no recalls on my car and told me it sounded like the ignition switch. So I immediately changed the ignition switch and the next day the car stalled again. I called Honda they told me that the tumbler for the key had been recalled and was replaced back in 2003. I bought a new key as the old key was worn and the car did not stall for over 2 months but yesteday car stalled over 3 times. I have had a diagnositic done which said it is the catalytic converter which my mechanic says is totally unrealated to the stalling problem. But I plan to have a new one installed soon. I really need to get this stalling problem fixed immediately as this is problem could cause me or my son to get into an accident and be injuried or even killed. And based on the internet forums I am not the only one having this problem with my Honda and Honda headquarters doesn't seem like they plan on doing any thing to fix the problem.

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