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Engine Oil Leaking Problems of Honda Accord



Honda Accord owners have reported 42 problems related to engine oil leaking (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 2008 Honda Accord 1
Failure Date: 11/25/2013

I have the 2008 Honda Accord with the 4cyl engine and drive approximately 8 miles per day. Within the last few months I have noticed significant oil loss in between oil changes. Approximately 3-4 quarts needs to be added in between oil changes. There is not a leak to be found and I am not blowing smoke out of the tailpipe. Upon additional research, I've found that mulitple other owners of the exact same make and model vehicle are having this same issue. I've taken the vehicle to a local shop to have it looked at, but still don't have a resolve. Honda just recently lost a class action suit regarding the v6 models, but still won't admit to the issue with the 4cyl model. I have had estimates anywhere from $500 on up to a complete engine overhaul, which is far more than I can afford. Honda needs to take responsibility for this and fix the problem. I've owned many other Honda's and this is the first I've ever seen do something like this. Please help! thank you.

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car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 2
Failure Date: 08/07/2013

Hi. I've notice oil leak on my brand new 2013 Accord v6 this morning. I already made an appointment with the dealer, but I'm disappointed to see brand new car (especially Honda) with this type of problem. After researching this online, looks like more people are having similar issue. I hope this is nothing major and they don't have to replace an engine block like mentioned below. . Read more...

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car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 3
Failure Date: 07/01/2013

I purched 2013 Honda Accord on oct 2012. The car has only 3,000 miles on it. Recently my car has engine oil leaking from engin gasket seal. Honda has serious problem with engine oil leaking.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 2008 Honda Accord 4
Failure Date: 12/12/2012

Driving on the highway, felt a slight hesitation and then check engine light came on. Immediately exited and when I came to a stop, the car was idling very rough. Did research and it's very evident that this is a known issue by Honda because several people have complained that cylinder #3 spark plug is so damaged that ceramic pieces are completely missing! I can't believe that there hasn't been a recall with so many incidents. I am being told that Honda will not cover this as my car is no longer under warranty! this should be a recall! there is also an issue with engine oil being low but yet there are no leaks. This too appears to be a known issue. I was told at my last oil change that my oil level was extremely low but yet there were no signs of any leaks. This too should be a recall!.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 2005 Honda Accord 5
Failure Date: 05/14/2011

Honda Accord 2005 v6 under 25,000 miles suddenly started having problems with the automatic transmission which finally failed on may 2011 while driving on the highway. A complete automatic transmission overhaul and torque converter change were performed at a Honda dealer at a cost of over $2600. New transmission felt great during the first 3 months (even though it torque converter started leaking oil and I had to take it to the dealer for repair) but recently I have notice abrupt delays (slow down) while shifting gears, like its is pulling you back and strange kicks while shifting. Car accelerates slower as well and does not react as quickly or smoothly as new. I took the car to the same Honda dealer and they say nothing is wrong with the transmission.

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car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 2008 Honda Accord 6
Failure Date: 11/03/2010

Above start date and mileage are estimates as this seems to have always been an issue. The engine sputters when accelerating through the first few gears. This is noticable around the 20-35 mile per hour range, but may occur before or after that speed. It seems dangerous if acceleration is needed when the car will not respond. I have looked up Honda service bulletins and it seems there a re a few that "might" fit the issue. One is related to an oil "leak" another to oil "consumption" as well as one related to engine "low power". I believe the oil issue exists regardless as I am checking it now and discovered it is always low. There are a couple of others that may or may not apply as it is hard to determine the exact problem and service bulletin. The vehicle has been to the dealer for this issue only for the dealer to not be able to determine the cause or identify the problem while at the shop. Early on while under warranty the vehicle was brought back to the dealer for this issue and some spark plugs were replaced. If I remember correctly they said there was a problem with the spark plugs. The issue has always remained even after the replacement of some spark plugs. They may not have replaced all of them and thus the issue at hand? I will have to ask the dealer for a service history if they have it since I may not have all the records. The car wil go back again for this issue after writing this. I'm hoping for a positive outcome where it will not cost me a fortune as the car is now out of warranty but was brought in for this while it was covered.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 2008 Honda Accord 7
Failure Date: 07/14/2009

The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the vehicle was losing oil and only noticed that when the oil and check engine light came on. The vehicle was inspected by the dealer several times, but the dealer was unable to find the source of the leak. The dealer performed a diagnostic test and confirmed that the vehicle was losing two quarts of oil every 200 miles. The manufacturer stated that they would look into the problem, but did not offer any assistance. The failure mileage was 59,000 and the current mileage was 94872.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1999 Honda Accord 8
Failure Date: 07/08/2009

Just found out today from my mechanic during an oil change that oil was leaking into my antifreeze component. As a matter of fact, my oil chamber was near-empty and my antifreeze component was black and full of oil. He also said that he had seen other cases of this in this particular make and model where the engines had to be replaced.

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car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1998 Honda Accord 9
Failure Date: 02/12/2006

I have taken my 1998 Honda Accord lx to the dealership to have my oil changed. (my check engine light was on) I was told by the dealer that my engine was leaking oil, oil had leaked through out the cars entire system so they flushed out as much oil as they could. I was skeptical so I went to get a 2nd and third opinion and it was the same consensus- I needed a new engine. My vehicle has 134,000 miles. For a used engine it will cost about 3,000 for a new engine 5,000. 00 . I was told to that I either had to replace the engine or purchase a new car. Since the system was drained, the car has leaked oil again this time the oil was all over the drive way and it is almost April.

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car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1997 Honda Accord 10
Failure Date: 04/30/2004

The air bag module failed causing the sensor light to stay on. The consumer was concerned that the air bag will not deploy upon impact. The vehicle had an engine oil leak, the dealer replaced the valve cover gasket.

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car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 11
Failure Date: 10/10/2003

After my first oil change, my vehicle leaked oil. I took the vehicle back to the dealership and they fixed the problem. I have had a subsequent oil change and did not experience a problem.

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car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1996 Honda Accord 12
Failure Date: 09/04/2003

While dealership mechanic drove the vehicle into the shop for repairs seal balance shaft blew out, causing oil to leak from underneath the vehicle.

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car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1996 Honda Accord 13
Failure Date: 08/19/2003

On August 19, 2003 the oil light on my car started flashing. I checked my oil and none was touching the oil stick. I called wade's Honda which is a service center in clinton, nc. Mr. Wade came out and checked my car at which time he found that there was a leak in my oil shaft. He told me that there was recall on this problem, but the campaign had ended. I advised him that I was never notified of any recall. Mr. Wade called american Honda and was told that I was notified by mail, but the notice came back as undeliverable. This notice was sent to my residence address (307 carlton street). I receive my mail at the above office box address. I have been living at this address for 25 plus years and have had the same mailing address since I moved here. I called american Honda myself and was told the same thing. My complaint I was told that it was documented that the notice was undeliverable; that is proof that I never received it. I feel that american Honda should reimburse me $139. 00 for that reason. I also checked the internet for other recalls and there was one in 1999 regarding vehicle speed control and another one in 1998 about the electrical system: wiring:front underhood that I never received or had knowledge of.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1997 Honda Accord 14
Failure Date: 05/15/2003

Refuse to fix his vehicle::: the dealership will not fix his vehicle due to his son was in military. And the recall expired for a seal to the engine. The vehicle is leaking oil dealer is aware of the problem. The dealership is Honda he spoke with a service manager 889 991 9009 would not authorize repair.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1996 Honda Accord 15
Failure Date: 05/07/2003

The vehicle leaked oil from the head gasket. .

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1996 Honda Accord 16
Failure Date: 04/02/2003

An internal oil leak caused engine failure (refer to TSB 618908).

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1996 Honda Accord 17
Failure Date: 01/27/2003

While driving and without warning oil is leaking from the vehicle and causing the consumer to refill more then often. Dealer notified. Ts.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1996 Honda Accord 18
Failure Date: 03/01/2002

Consumer states that while driving 30 mph the vehicle automatically shut off, after taking the vehicle to the dealer they found out that the oil seal had blow out of its place and all the oil leaked out. Contacted dealer and the dealer is not willing to do anything. Nlm.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1996 Honda Accord 19
Failure Date: 11/03/2001

Came out of church and noticed a line of fluid going to car. Then discovered that it was draining oil like crazy. I had it towed and found that it was a balancer seal that went bad. When I left church I followed the line of oil all the way home where it started leaking when I was idling while waiting for my family to get into the car. There was no warnings or lights. The oil all gone when I discovered the problem. And now I am stuck with $608 bill. But most of all how do I know that my engine has not been damamged? what kind of problems will this cause me to have in the future?.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1996 Honda Accord 20
Failure Date: 11/01/2001

While driving balance shaft seal broke off, and the enigne leaked oil. Oil leaked out and engine blew. Please provide more information.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1996 Honda Accord 21
Failure Date: 07/31/2001

The mechanic found oil leak at the front of the engine caused by a dislodged seal on the front balancer shaft.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1996 Honda Accord 22
Failure Date: 01/13/2001

The vehicle experienced a severe engine oil leak and the vehicle was taken to the mechanic for repairs, the manufacturer had sent a product update campaign stating there was a design problem with the balance seal oil shaft, the consumer requests reimbursement. Nlm.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1996 Honda Accord 23
Failure Date: 10/07/2000

While parking vehicle noticed oil leaking from under vehicle. Vehicle towed to dealer, and informed consumer that balancing shaft seal was cause of oil leakage. Repairs done at no cost to consumer. Please feel free to provide any further deatils.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1996 Honda Accord 24
Failure Date: 10/04/2000

Engine started leaking oil at an alarming rate, took to dealer, they said it was a balancer shaft seal and would require repairs est to be $620.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1997 Honda Accord 25
Failure Date: 09/29/2000

While driving the balance shaft seal came out and caused oil to leak from the vehicle rapidly, consumer request reimbursement. Nlm.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1996 Honda Accord 26
Failure Date: 09/16/2000

Balncer oil shaft gave out and car leaked all oil out immediately and engine seized and we had to replce engine at the cost of $2,860 (used engine) - Honda has been extremely uncooperative - received recall notice and have tried to work with them to obtain reimbursement and have been waiting since November.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 2000 Honda Accord 27
Failure Date: 09/06/2000

The balancer shaft oil seal failed prior to recall notice causing oil to leak from the front of the engine, the consumer requested reimbursement but has not received a reply or reimbursement. Nlm.

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car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1996 Honda Accord 28
Failure Date: 09/06/2000

Oil leak at the front of the engine caused by a dislodged seal on the front balancer shaft.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1996 Honda Accord 29
Failure Date: 08/22/2000

Was traveling 70mph when suddenly engine seized up, vehicle had stopped, lost all power, and oil was shooting out every where. Had vehicle towed to garage. Mechanic indicated that engine had blewn up, and that was reason for oil leaking. Would replace blown engine with a used engine. Received a product recall letter in mail regarding engine recall. Do not have old engine.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1996 Honda Accord 30
Failure Date: 08/20/2000

Vehicle will not hold oil. When starting car and putting oil in, it will leak right out.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1996 Honda Accord 31
Failure Date: 05/15/2000

Didn't know that oil was leaking out from engine until oil light came on. Checked oil. Was completely empty. Put in a quart to get to service station and it to leaked out. Lucky, that there was no major damage to engine. Very expensive repair. Was told by mechanic that, this was the 4th one they fixed so far this year and that there is a fix to prevent this from happening and that only dealers and service stations were notified. Why not the owners? from reading the complaints, it should be recalled for this safety issue.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 2000 Honda Accord 32
Failure Date: 10/15/1999

3 transmission leaks as of 04/04/2000: at third leak - replacing transmission. . . Oil leak: engine replaced due to indentation b/w valve cover & block. Received 5yr/60k bumper-bumper warrenty.

car image   Engine Oil Leaking problem of the 1996 Honda Accord 33
Failure Date: 07/15/1999

Engine seal went bad and leaked out oil. Srs airbag light came on and mechanic told srs control unit went bad with a repair of $600. Contacted Honda and there was no recall for either part.


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