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Front Seat Power Adjust Problems of Honda Accord



Honda Accord owners have reported 35 problems related to front seat power adjust (under the seats category).

car image   Front Seat Power Adjust problem of the 2011 Honda Accord 1
Failure Date: 04/30/2011

The driver seat is very uncomfortable. It causes numbness on the legs and the buttock, and lower back pain even with a short trip of about half an hour. Cannot find a comfortable adjustment with the 10 way power seat. I find myself keep shifting sitting position in an attempt to find a more comfortable position. This is very distracting on the driving.

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car image   Front Seat Power Adjust problem of the 2002 Honda Accord 2
Failure Date: 02/10/2011

The front driver side power seat broke. Something on the seat broke that caused the seat back to rock back. This happened several years ago. I took it to the dealer. They said it would cost $1500 to $2000 to replace the seat. The car was drivable. Earlier this year, a bracket that held the seat to the floor broke, causing the seat to separate from the floor. The car was not drivable. I had the bracket welded so that I could drive the car. On April 11, 2012, different bracket on the seat broke. The car is not safe to drive again because the seat rocks back when you accellerate or stop. It looks like metal fatigue at both places.

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car image   Front Seat Power Adjust problem of the 2009 Honda Accord 3
Failure Date: 10/13/2010

2009 Honda Accord driver's power seat "jumps" when moved forward and reverse (most notable on an incline). I had the dealer check it and I was told that this is 'normal' due to the mechanism design. A couple of weeks later, I had to brake hard to avoid a collision and the seat jerked forward noticeably as it slipped in the track mechanism. I feel that this is an unacceptable and unsafe defect that should be corrected.

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car image   Front Seat Power Adjust problem of the 2009 Honda Accord 4
Failure Date: 07/25/2009

In July of 2009 I purchased a 2009 Honda Accord ex-l sedan. From the beginning when adjusting the power driver seat, the movement of the seat forward and backward was rough (I. E. Wobbly). I took the vehicle into the dealership where I purchased it and they replaced the seat rails, but the problem remains though not as severe. Additionally the electrical controls for the heated front seats were not connected properly (actually not connected at all) and consequently they did not work until the dealership corrected the problem.

car image   Front Seat Power Adjust problem of the 2005 Honda Accord 5
Failure Date: 03/02/2009

The defect concerns the failure of the mounting assembly for the driver's seat. This car has power front seats. The left rear mount for the driver's front seat has broken from the under carriage below the seat causing the left rear of the driver's seat to be disconnected and loose from the undercarriage and potentially the seat could come loose in an accident. The undercarriage contains the power equipment to move the seat and mount the seat. A Honda dealer has inspected the seat and said the seat under carriage must be replaced at a cost of $750. I consider this a safety problem since the driver's seat mount is broken an the drivers seat could come loose in an accident.

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car image   Front Seat Power Adjust problem of the 2008 Honda Accord 6
Failure Date: 07/01/2008

My complaint regards the design of the driver seat in my 2008 Honda Accord ex. The seat has what is called an "active head restraint" where the headrest is mechanically linked to a plate in the seat back. The plate in the seat back produces an excessive amount of lumbar support, even with the power lumbar control completely disengaged. In any seating position, the majority of the pressure is concentrated on my lower back. The other problem with the seat is the aggressive forward angle of the headrest. The headrest angle is not adjustable, and it forces my head to be positioned further forward than is comfortable, placing strain on my neck. This is an 8-way power seat, and I have had it in every possible position, but the combination of the lumbar plate and headrest angle produces discomfort and pain in my back, neck, and shoulders. I am fearful that the seat may cause permanent injury to my back and neck as I am experiencing the back and neck pain now even when I am not sitting in the car. The pain is affecting my sleep and posture throughout the day. I have never had back problems in my life before this. I had the dealer where I bought the car look at the seat and they told me that it was fine and felt normal. I have tried placing various pads on the seat back but that offers no relief.

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car image   Front Seat Power Adjust problem of the 1999 Honda Accord 7
Failure Date: 05/13/2008

The contact owns a 1999 Honda Accord. While entering the vehicle, the driver's side power assisted seat tilted backwards. The contact called the dealer and manufacturer in reference to action number pe02072. A representative stated that they would reserve their right to provide a free remedy until after the vehicle was inspected by a technician. The contact is in the process of having the vehicle repaired. The failure and current mileages were 130,000. Updated 06/25/cn the dealer stated the slider assembly needed to be repalced as the broken bracket was integral with it and could not be repaired. The consumer stated when he stepped on the accelerator, the seat lurched backwards. Updated 06/25/08.

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car image   Front Seat Power Adjust problem of the 2002 Honda Accord 8
Failure Date: 10/11/2007

Front passenger and driver seat seatbacks broke during a 30 mph rearend collision. Causing whiplash and brusing. 2002 Honda Accord with power leather seats.

car image   Front Seat Power Adjust problem of the 2002 Honda Accord 9
Failure Date: 06/23/2007

My boyfriend and I were going to go out and we decided to take my car so he had to move the driver's seat back it' was a power operated sea, ) and it would not go back, but eventually it did. The next day when I went to get in to the car I tried to move the seat position closer and it went up a little but then stopped at a position where I was just able to touch the pedals, and I was unable to move it forward anymore. Also, the bottom of the seat lifted up if I pushed the back of the seat. I was unable to adjust the height of the seat , and the back of the seat was now giving me a problem without being able to push the seat in a straighter position after being reclined back a little.

car image   Front Seat Power Adjust problem of the 1999 Honda Accord 10
Failure Date: 03/12/2007

- the contact owns a 1999 Honda Accord ex. The contact stated that the srs air bag light flashed on/off, and it was related to a problem on the driver's seat. The contact stated the problem with the light was an every day occurrence. The contact stated that the lights turning on/off normally happened upon the acceleration and deceleration of the vehicle. The contact could be driving at 5 mph or more when this occurred. The contact was told that he needed a new driver's seat because of the wiring. The contact stated that he took the vehicle to the dealership to find out if there was a warranty or recall and was told that there was not. The contact stated that the 2004 and 2005 model vehicles already have the safety recall, but it was not on this 1999 vehicle. The current and failure mileage were both 109,000.


 
car image   Front Seat Power Adjust problem of the 1999 Honda Accord 11
Failure Date: 08/23/2006

: the contact stated where the seat attaches to the frame, the seat was only held on by a spot-weld. Under normal wear and tear, the spot weld breaks lose causing the seat to rock back and forth. The driver's side power seat rocks back and forth about 6-8 inches. The dealership has been made aware of the problem.

car image   Front Seat Power Adjust problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 12
Failure Date: 03/13/2006

The power driver seat moves when braking or making turns. When this happens, I feel very unsafe and am afraid the seat might come-off loose.

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car image   Front Seat Power Adjust problem of the 2000 Honda Accord 13
Failure Date: 05/12/2005

The vehicle is a 2000 Honda Accord. The drivers power seat bracket has broke. This is the front left corner. This is a power seat. I think the weld failed. I will take it to a shop for repair and reinforcement. I believe this is a very serious condition and would cause injury or death in a collision. I think this is a part that should never fail. Incidentally, I am not obese. I weigh 215 pounds and am a 6 ft tall male.

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car image   Front Seat Power Adjust problem of the 2004 Honda Accord 14
Failure Date: 03/10/2005

2004 Honda Accord-ex (cloth); bought new at Honda dealership. From the purchase date to present, problems with the following: conditioner/heater: water dripping from vents and window area; musty/moldy smell. *driver's seat: only one-way power is up; extremely uncomfortable. *stereo/entertainment: display goes on and off; cd's are burning hot when removed after playing for short time; whole area around system and panels are hot; sound is muffled from speakers. *front driver door: latch not functioning properly; doesn't stay open when it should and closes on person in driver seat when getting in/out car. *brakes: grinding. *trunk: after snow or rain and after brushing off snow from vehicle or after rain has stopped-- when trunk is open, water/snow gets into trunk (not designed well. . . Needs better weather-stripping. ).

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car image   Front Seat Power Adjust problem of the 2004 Honda Accord 15
Failure Date: 01/22/2005

I have had several instances in the past few month's where the seat has moved forward on it's own. This was caused from hard braking. Amount of movement was from a 1/4 to 1 inch. This is very much a serious safety issue. Honda is going to repair the tracks, but I felt a need to report this issue.

car image   Front Seat Power Adjust problem of the 2000 Honda Accord 16
Failure Date: 01/14/2005

Driver's side power seat continued to fail. The seat link support was replaced, however problem recurred.

car image   Front Seat Power Adjust problem of the 2001 Honda Accord 17
Failure Date: 11/22/2004

Consumer complained about a problem with driver's power adjusted seat. When applying the brakes the seat moved forward. Consumer contacted the dealer, who stated that they will do repairs but only at consumer's expense.

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car image   Front Seat Power Adjust problem of the 1998 Honda Accord 18
Failure Date: 11/01/2004

1998 Honda Accord w/ 8 way power seat. Have had two weld failures of front torque tube to lift levers. First failure was left hand corner two years ago. Repaired this break myself with tig weld, the dealer would not warrant this repair because the vehicle was beyond Honda's 36mo/36k warranty. Second failure occurred on center lift lever this past November, 2004. My seat freely and loosely rocks back and forth the normal front seat tilt travel. I asked my local Honda dealer about the replacement mentioned by Honda in defect summary NHTSA action number pe02072. I was told my Accord had too many miles (140,000). My replacement cost for this over $300. 00 or disassemble the frame and redo all the "cold" welds. The welds on this seat frame are defective. None of them appear to have proper penetration. This is a safety defect, similar to a defective safety belt. I have not seen any cooperation from my Honda dealer contrary to Honda's statement, they are not providing ". . . No-cost reinforcement for the seat. . . ".

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car image   Front Seat Power Adjust problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 19
Failure Date: 09/01/2004

Electric seat malfunction. While turning corners, seat makes noises and moves.

car image   Front Seat Power Adjust problem of the 1999 Honda Accord 20
Failure Date: 06/13/2004

Wiithout warning, my driver side power assisted seat collapsed and cannot lock upright. It can only lock in lay-down position. I plan to take it to my local Honda dealership (patty peck Honda, ridgeland) to immediate repair. I did not receive any recall notices about this defect. Another Honda owner told me today, June 13, 2004.

car image   Front Seat Power Adjust problem of the 2004 Honda Accord 21
Failure Date: 06/01/2004

My driver and passenger power seats have forward movement when stopping. Noticed this a few weeks after buying the car. There is about a 1/2 inch movement in the seats. At first dealer tried to say this was normal. Dealer has replaced seat rails one time,fixed problem for about 2 weeks. Problem returned and got worse. I spoke with district rep he told dealer to replace seat rails again. Dealer had car for 1 week but did not replace rails. I have had the car back two more times for the same problem. Dealer refuses to replace seat, says that Honda knows about the problem and is working on a fix. Dearler adds that this fix could take up to 6 mo. To a year, just not sure when they will have a fix. . I am affraid in the event of an accident these seats could break loose. In my mind this is a serious safety issue.

car image   Front Seat Power Adjust problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 22
Failure Date: 03/15/2004

Power driver's seat shifts in its track when cornering.

car image   Front Seat Power Adjust problem of the 2004 Honda Accord 23
Failure Date: 01/12/2004

Ever since the car was purchased I have had a problem with the front driver's seat (automatic seats) moving in a sudden stop. The dealership replaced the seat track which seemed to fix the problem for a few months but the problem has returned. The past two times I've taken the car in for routine maintenance I mentioned the seat feels loose again but they say there is nothing wrong with the seat and have done nothing further to correct the problem. I am very worried about what could happen in an accident.

car image   Front Seat Power Adjust problem of the 2001 Honda Accord 24
Failure Date: 01/01/2004

Crushed chest, broken neck, and death of driver resulted from rear end impact of Honda Accord while sitting still. Please call brenda rogers at area code 678 phone number 441-9817 if you've experienced failure of driver's power seat slide, driver's seat back, driver's seat bolts, and/or filure of driver's air bag to deploy. All appear to have failed in this instance. Need your help! thank you.

car image   Front Seat Power Adjust problem of the 1999 Honda Accord 25
Failure Date: 08/20/2003

Service bulletin #' 030013 & 03034 seats:front assembly:power adjust recall replaced bracket for looseness in seat-back & cushion - did not resolve problem - returned to dealership & was advised seat track - needed replacement - ($758. 53 track - labor $218. 38) the seat started shifting when vehicle was approx 2. 5 years old - contacted Honda direct (800-999-1009 case#n012003-08-220-1363) was advised they would pay 50% of seat track. The dealership and Honda direct have been courteous & kind. I do not feel under normal usage that the seat track should fail. I believe that the recall should have been for the track not the bracket.

car image   Front Seat Power Adjust problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 26
Failure Date: 08/09/2003

Driver's seat on my 2003 Honda Accord shifts when turning. I am the only driver and don't normally move the seat, but the dealer says it is "normal wear and tear" and the tracks need to be replaced. I am not a very big person, the car only has 42,880 miles, and this is the only car that I have ever had this problem with. So I do not believe it is a "normal wear and tear" problem. I believe it is a defect and safety issue and doubt that merely replacing the tracks will resolve the issue. I am concerned that in the event of an accident, there could be a catastrophic failure of the seat tracks leading to substantial injuries.

car image   Front Seat Power Adjust problem of the 1998 Honda Accord 27
Failure Date: 12/27/2002

I have a 1998 Honda Accord 4-door. Sometimes the seat belt on the driver's side does not recoil when I remove it. I gets hung up in the switch that moves the seat back. On the date below, I had my son in a forward facing car seat in the middle rear sear. I parked and unclipped my seat belt and opened the trunk. I got out of the car and shut the door but didn't realize that the seat belt was pushing against the seat back switch and lowered the seat back all the way down. It caught my son's foot between his car seat and the seat back. He was not seriously hurt, but this could have been much worse. It only took the time from me to get out of the car and go to the trunk to retrieve his stroller for this to happen.

car image   Front Seat Power Adjust problem of the 2002 Honda Accord 28
Failure Date: 07/22/2002

Consumer states that the drivers seat had a clunk when driving over bumps or when shifting weight, consumer realized this was due to excess play in a scissor/hinge mechanism which caused the right inbound back bottom of the seat to move about 1/4 of an inch, dealer replaced the adjuster assembly, however problem still exists, consumer is requesting that the power adjustable height/track mechanism be replaced with the non height adjustable unit.

car image   Front Seat Power Adjust problem of the 1999 Honda Accord 29
Failure Date: 12/26/2001

I was in an accident. I was sitting in stopped traffic when an SUV rear ended me going about 40 to 45 mph . It then sent me into a truck that was stopped in front of me. My seat the drivers side colapsed and I ended up laying flat in the back seat. After talking to the body shop I found out all the gears in the power seat were stripped causing back injury. It is my understanding that this should have never colasped. I have contacted the Honda dealer along with Honda consumer relation and the safety council and received no satisfaction they all just passed the buck back to one another it was a vicious circle.

car image   Front Seat Power Adjust problem of the 2001 Honda Accord 30
Failure Date: 01/09/2001

1) front passenger seat does not lock in place. Seat slides all the way to the front when I brake. My passengers have to quickly bring their arms foward to stop themselves from hitting the dashboard; one time my passenger hand hit her eye in the process of trying to stop the seat from hitting the dashboard. 2) srs indicator light come on when I just place a light purse on the passenger seat. This is a 2001 Honda Accord v6 with only 15,000 miles. 3) there have been numerous complaints to nhts regarding this srs light malfunction. When will nhts do a recall? the dealers want to charge me to look into the seat not locking in place, and the srs light.

car image   Front Seat Power Adjust problem of the 1999 Honda Accord 31
Failure Date: 01/01/2001

The driver's seat back reclined automatically on three occasions while the vehicle was parked. The consumer had contacted the manufactutrer.

car image   Front Seat Power Adjust problem of the 1997 Honda Accord 32
Failure Date: 05/12/1997

Consumer went to adjust electrical driver's side seat, heard loud noise, and caused the seat to come off track. Seat moves in all directions when pressure is apllied to gas or brake pedal.

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car image   Front Seat Power Adjust problem of the 1999 Honda Accord 33

Driver's power seat collapses into a reclining position while parking , this has occurred 4 times.


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