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Front Seat Recliner Problems of Honda Accord - part 1



Honda Accord owners have reported 41 problems related to front seat recliner (under the seats category).

car image   Front Seat Recliner problem of the 2007 Honda Accord 1
Failure Date: 11/17/2007

The contact owns a 2007 Honda Accord. While the release lever was pushed downwards to slide the passenger seat forward, something underneath the release lever cut the contact's middle finger. He received six stitches. The current and failure mileages were 3,000. *updated 12/12/07 updated 12/12/07.

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car image   Front Seat Recliner problem of the 2000 Honda Accord 2
Failure Date: 11/01/2007

The contact owns a 2000 Honda Accord. The driver's seat track is not bolted to the ground or the seat; therefore, the seat moves back and forth unexpectedly while driving at various speeds. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was informed that the tracking needed to be replaced. The failure mileage was 148,000 and current mileage was 150,000.

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car image   Front Seat Recliner problem of the 2002 Honda Accord 3
Failure Date: 03/23/2005

Consumer stated that the seat reclines and went vertical on its own. Consumer took vehicle to the service dealer to have brakes done, and they stated that the seat was off the track. The seat was worse since vehicle has been at service dealer.

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car image   Front Seat Recliner problem of the 1999 Honda Accord 4
Failure Date: 08/01/2004

The seat bracket broke. When the driver accelerated the seat wobbled. The consumer would be thrown around nearly losing control of the vehicle.

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car image   Front Seat Recliner problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 5
Failure Date: 07/01/2004

Complaint received via e-mail. I purchased a brand new car, and since then I have been back to the dealership numerous amounts of times for many problems. First problem was my brakes needed to be replaced at 4600 miles, but weren't replaced until 7700 miles 3. 5 months later due to back order. Currently, with 17,900 miles the brakes were grinding again. This is my 3rd Honda, and the worse one, yet likely my last. The second problem was that my right rear door was locked for 3 months. The dealer claimed that the problem was due to getting my windows tinted, but they attempted to fix three times, and was told the third time the problem only occurs if the temperature goes below 32 degrees. Since then the temperature has been over 32 degrees. I also have problems with sulfur odor coming from the exhaust, and was told that this was normal problem ,would go away with time. But as time goes by the odor gets worse, and smells like rotten eggs. Another problem with the car is the alignment has been off since I bought the car. I have had my own mechanic look at the car, and he believes the car won't align correctly because of the axles. The final problem with my piece of crap Honda is the driver seat isn't secure, it slides very little back and forth and side to side.

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car image   Front Seat Recliner problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 6
Failure Date: 07/01/2004

While applying the brake pedal drivers seat moved forward. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and drove it to the dealer for inspection. Mechanic determined that the seat track needed to be replaced, and replaced it. However, the problem recurred.


car image   Front Seat Recliner problem of the 2000 Honda Accord 7
Failure Date: 07/01/2004

Various problems with 2000 Honda Accord. The alternator failed, the egr valve failed, the srs light illuminated, the driver's seat back panel had fallen due to s defective plastic anchor pin, the a/c stopped working, and the front passenger door seal at the bottom was falling off.

car image   Front Seat Recliner problem of the 1999 Honda Accord 8
Failure Date: 06/28/2004

(1) driver's power seat was moved to its most extreme rearward position while cleaning under the seat. Backrest was not moved or unlatched from it's normal upright position. Seat was then repositioned to its normal driving location. (2) upon sitting in the seat and leaning back against the backrest, it gave way and driver fell backwards. Holding onto the steering wheel prevented driver from falling into a nearly horizontal position. Upon releasing pressure against the backrest, it sprang back to its normal upright position. Seat would not lock into the upright position. If the latch had failed while driving the driver would have been thrown backwards and could have resulted in loss of control of vehicle with a possibility of a crash. (3) driver attempted to operate the power seat's various controls controls to re-engage latching mechanism without success. When vehicle was brought to dealer, it took about an hour of disassembling the module containing the latching mechanism module before it could be made to lock. Technician could not explain why it failed and why it repaired itself or that it wouldn't happen again with the original module. New part was ordered and is to be replaced at owner's expense week of July 5- approximate cost $400. Presently don't know if I can retain custody of old part.

car image   Front Seat Recliner problem of the 1999 Honda Accord 9
Failure Date: 06/24/2004

Consumer stated while driving leaned back and the seat collapsed. Consumer called the dealer, and was told there was no recall, and that repair was consumer's problem. Consumer stated she will have vehicle inspected and repaired on Monday June 28, 2004.

car image   Front Seat Recliner problem of the 1998 Honda Accord 10
Failure Date: 04/07/2004

I was driving between 0 and 5 mph when I was hit from behind. The vehicle that hit me was a 1997 Toyota camery. His appx. Speed was between 40 and 50 mph. When I exited my vehicle I noticed that the drivers seat was completly layed back. I didn't know it at the time but it appears the metal in the seat broke, causing the back of the seat to collapse. The seat was in the total reclined position. When it was delivered to combs collision, it was determined that the metal holding the top of the seat to the bottom had broken. They were not able to push the seat back up all the way. The passenger seat also had damage to it.

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car image   Front Seat Recliner problem of the 1999 Honda Accord 11
Failure Date: 03/29/2004

The consumer pulled the seat back forward to place items in the back seat of the vehicle. When the seat back was pushed back to the original position, the back would not stay in the upright position. The consumer attempted to drive the vehicle with the seat back not in the upright position and was involved in a collision with another vehicle. The consumer was cited by the police and suffered minor injuries to the arms, legs and hand.

car image   Front Seat Recliner problem of the 1999 Honda Accord 12
Failure Date: 03/21/2004

While at a stop consumer was rear ended. This caused the driver's seat frame to snap, jerking the driver's seat forward. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

car image   Front Seat Recliner problem of the 2001 Honda Accord 13
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.

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car image   Front Seat Recliner problem of the 2000 Honda Accord 14
Failure Date: 12/12/2003

Broken weld under driver seat permitted the seat to "rock" backwards during acceleration with possible loss of control.

car image   Front Seat Recliner problem of the 2000 Honda Accord 15
Failure Date: 12/01/2003

Front passenger seat has for 3 years failed to lock into place after the front seat is moved forward to allow access in the backseat. My wife was sitting in the front seat and upon a abrupt stop he seat accelerated forward and she hit her head on the front windshield. Even with a seat belt on this dangerous defect could not prevent bodily injury to my wife. The manufactuer states that even after looking at this seat several time, it is operational as expected.

car image   Front Seat Recliner problem of the 2000 Honda Accord 16
Failure Date: 10/27/2003

The driver's seat back is loose and is getting worse. I am concerned that it won't hold if there is an accident. This was first noticed a couple of months ago.

car image   Front Seat Recliner problem of the 2002 Honda Accord 17
Failure Date: 04/06/2003

After the front passenger seat was pushed up for someone to get in to the back seat, the front seat faild to lock in its original position. The front seat slid back and forth on the track. When the consumers husband stepped on the brakes, the consumers mother who was in the passengers seat, the seat had moved forward and did not lock when it was pushed back. This problem caused the cosnumers vehicle to rearend another.

car image   Front Seat Recliner problem of the 1999 Honda Accord 18
Failure Date: 03/14/2003

After tilting forward passenger side front seat only locks into place if the back of the seat is locked back before sliding the seat back into place. I have had several occasions where the passenger slid forward while braking. The seat belt held, but the passengers were caught by surprise. I showed the dealer this and was told well, just lock the seat back. However, when the seat has been tilted forward, passengers naturally slide it back into place. If they do not lock the back upright first, there is a chance the seat is not locked into place.

car image   Front Seat Recliner problem of the 2000 Honda Accord 19
Failure Date: 01/23/2003

Left driver side seat collapsed after being hit from rear. Sustained injuries to back, neck and knee. Would like for this agency to conduct an investigation as to a faulty otr seat manual adjuster. Part is believed to be 81660-884-a01.

car image   Front Seat Recliner problem of the 1998 Honda Accord 20
Failure Date: 10/07/2002

Upon acceleration driver seat fell back into back seat area. Dealer has been notified. It was determined that the weld used to tilt the seat broke, in turn, caused the seat to detach from the base.

car image   Front Seat Recliner problem of the 2000 Honda Accord 21
Failure Date: 01/14/2002

After being rear ended, front seats broke and fell backwards, laying on back seats. Consumer states that the seat did not support the passengers neck or back, the seat was difficult to free from trapped objects that were on the back seat.

car image   Front Seat Recliner problem of the 1998 Honda Accord 22
Failure Date: 01/10/2002

Consumer was at a stop, when vehicle accelerated and the driver seat collasped, dealer determined that bracket of seat bottom had broken.

car image   Front Seat Recliner problem of the 1999 Honda Accord 23
Failure Date: 12/26/2001

Consumer was at a stop when vehicle was rearended by another vehicle travelling 45 mph. Upon impact, driver's seatback broke. No injuries, vehicle at dealership at this time. Damage about $ 5000. 00.

car image   Front Seat Recliner problem of the 2001 Honda Accord 24
Failure Date: 09/02/2001

Front seatback failure caused severe facial injuries to rear seat passenger in rear end collision.

car image   Front Seat Recliner problem of the 1999 Honda Accord 25
Failure Date: 03/14/2001

Weld broke on my driver's seat 1999, Honda ,accord with only 38,000 miles on it. Took car to dealer, and they said the intire linkage was needed, and would cost $800. 00 for the part. Now a year later, I get a letter from Honda for a seat product recall, and a bracket is to solve this problem. For one year I have been driving a car that throws me forward and back. This is a safety issue, and a car that was only 2 years old should not have this problem. Please thank the ten people that came forwar because now Honda might correct it's mistake and my car will get fixed. Sincerely ,matthias wiepke.

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