Honda Accord - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Honda Accord owners have reported a total of 19,617 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 (2,259 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 Accord
28
  2018 Accord
387
  2017 Accord
197
  2016 Accord
337
  2015 Accord
364
  2014 Accord
673
  2013 Accord
1,032
  2012 Accord
384
  2011 Accord
307
  2010 Accord
670
  2009 Accord
762
  2008 Accord
1,740
  2007 Accord
564
  2006 Accord
456
  2005 Accord
766
  2004 Accord
1,198
  2003 Accord
2,259
  2002 Accord
1,181
  2001 Accord
1,102
  2000 Accord
1,395
  1999 Accord
1,283
  1998 Accord
1,383
  1997 Accord
532
  1996 Accord
568

  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 (3,241 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train (3,144 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Honda Accord

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Air Bag
3,241
  Power Train
3,144
  Electrical System
2,428
  Service Brakes
1,855
  Engine And Engine Cooling
1,808
  Equipment
1,023
  Steering
815
  Vehicle Speed Control
809
  Structure
683
  Seats
507
   
  Exterior Lighting
477
  Visibility
467
  Suspension
465
  Seat Belt
373
  Tire
268
  Other Fuel System
247
  Unknown Or Other
242
  Wheel
179
  Electronic Stability Control
147
  Gasoline Fuel System
140
  Latches/locks/linkage
97
  Interior Lighting
82
  Air Brake
58
  Parking Brake
24
  Child Seat
15
  Traction Control System
12
  Forward Collision Avoidance
4
  Back Over Prevention
4
  Lane Departure
2
  Hybrid Propulsion System
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 387323,3771    
1.20
  2017 197372,6012    
0.26
  2016 337306,2993    
0.37
  2015 364340,0684    
0.27
  2014 673379,2665    
0.35
  2013 1,032374,2666    
0.46
  2012 384325,9407    
0.17
  2011 307221,2558    
0.17
  2010 670281,2809    
0.26
  2009 762315,17610    
0.24
  2008 1,740384,12111    
0.41
  2007 564406,76412    
0.12
  2006 456324,52813    
0.11
  2005 766372,02014    
0.15
  2004 1,198384,83015    
0.21
  2003 2,259428,81216    
0.33
  2002 1,181423,22017    
0.16
  2001 1,102379,41318    
0.16
  2000 1,395431,53819    
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
27
  2018 Accord
219
  2017 Accord
82
  2016 Accord
94
  2015 Accord
80
  2014 Accord
138
  2013 Accord
196
  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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