Honda Accord owners have reported 37 problems related to front seat power adjust (under the seats 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.
The front headrests are unbearably uncomfortable because they stick so far forward that they give you a neck ache. We had to turn ours around in order to be able to stand driving the car or being a passenger. Also, the power adjustable seat on the driver's side is designed so that you can't adjust the front of the seat low enough to take pressure off the back of your thighs. The seat padding also comes up too much on each side of your body causing hip pain. In order to try and be comfortable you have to try and put the seat back, but the back of the seat is poorly designed too. There's just no comfortable position with this seat!!!!!!! this seat needs to be recalled and another more comfortable one installed instead. . . Both driver and passenger side. My 1999 Accord has a super comfortable seat and head rest. . . Why did they do such a bad thing in changing the design so drastically. I know I'm not the only one who is complaining about this. . It's all over the internet. If I had known about this problem I wouldn't have bought the car, but only for that reason. Other than that, it's a really nice model. Somebody help me!!!.
See all problems of the 2008 Honda Accord.
I took my car to a local Honda dealer for a recall to be repaired. After getting the car back, I still get a dashboard warning light indicating that the part may still be defective. The part in question is the passenger side power seat wire harness (seat srs sensor). I was not aware of this recall, but the dealer was kind enough to inform me, but I just don't feel the issue has been corrected.
See all problems of the 2004 Honda Accord.
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.
See all problems of the 2011 Honda Accord.
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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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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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.
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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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.
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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Front passenger and driver seat seatbacks broke during a 30 mph rearend collision. Causing whiplash and brusing. 2002 Honda Accord with power leather seats.
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.
- 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.
: 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.
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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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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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. ).
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.
Driver's side power seat continued to fail. The seat link support was replaced, however problem recurred.
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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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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Electric seat malfunction. While turning corners, seat makes noises and moves.
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.
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.
Power driver's seat shifts in its track when cornering.
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.