Honda Accord - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Honda Accord owners have reported a total of 18,796 problems for their cars built in the 24 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Honda Accord. The 2003 Honda Accord cars have the most problems reported (2,232 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Honda Accord

  Common problems of Honda Accord

The following chart shows the 30 most common problems for Honda Accord cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (3,149 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train (3,088 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Honda Accord

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Air Bag
3,149
  Power Train
3,088
  Electrical System
2,251
  Service Brakes
1,797
  Engine And Engine Cooling
1,708
  Equipment
939
  Vehicle Speed Control
782
  Steering
769
  Structure
654
  Seats
501
   
  Suspension
453
  Visibility
452
  Exterior Lighting
440
  Seat Belt
361
  Tire
263
  Unknown Or Other
242
  Other Fuel System
231
  Wheel
161
  Gasoline Fuel System
140
  Electronic Stability Control
122
  Latches/locks/linkage
97
  Interior Lighting
82
  Air Brake
58
  Parking Brake
24
  Child Seat
15
  Traction Control System
11
  Back Over Prevention
3
  Hybrid Propulsion System
1
  Forward Collision Avoidance
1
  Lane Departure
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Honda Accord of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Accord model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Honda Accord model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Accord Model Years

Accord
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2018 24988,6591    
2.81
  2017 143372,6012    
0.19
  2016 265306,2993    
0.29
  2015 287340,0684    
0.21
  2014 571379,2665    
0.30
  2013 958374,2666    
0.43
  2012 358325,9407    
0.16
  2011 296221,2558    
0.17
  2010 648281,2809    
0.26
  2009 746315,17610    
0.24
  2008 1,705384,12111    
0.40
  2007 544406,76412    
0.11
  2006 432324,52813    
0.10
  2005 747372,02014    
0.14
  2004 1,184384,83015    
0.21
  2003 2,232428,81216    
0.33
  2002 1,156423,22017    
0.16
  2001 1,077379,41318    
0.16
  2000 1,389431,53819    
0.17

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Honda Accord is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2019 Accord
2
  2018 Accord
200
  2017 Accord
76
  2016 Accord
93
  2015 Accord
79
  2014 Accord
138
  2013 Accord
193
  2012 Accord
109
  2011 Accord
63
  2010 Accord
95
  2009 Accord
143
  2008 Accord
281
  2007 Accord
54
  2006 Accord
48
  2005 Accord
64
  2004 Accord
119
  2003 Accord
256
  2002 Accord
63
  2001 Accord
105
  2000 Accord
81
  1999 Accord
62
  1998 Accord
166
  1997 Accord
17
  1996 Accord
68


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