Sun Roof Problems of Honda Accord - part 1

Honda Accord owners have reported 36 problems related to sun roof (under the visibility 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.

car image   Sun Roof problem of the 2018 Honda Accord 1
Failure Date: 03/15/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2018 Honda Accord. While driving 60 mph, an explosion occurred above the vehicle. The contact coasted the vehicle to the side of the road and noticed that the sun roof had exploded and shattered into pieces outside the vehicle. There were no injuries. The vehicle was taken to hoehn Honda (5454 paseo del norte, carlsbad, CA 92008, (760) 438-1818) where it was repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and opened case number: 07491501. The approximate failure mileage was 3,306.

car image   Sun Roof problem of the 2009 Honda Accord 2
Failure Date: 02/18/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2009 Honda Accord. While driving approximately 65 mph, the contact heard an explosive sound. While the sun roof was open, the contact discovered that the sun roof glass shattered. The following day, the vehicle was driven to the dealer (arrowhead Honda in peoria, arizona) where it was determined that the sun roof exploded for no apparent reason. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and the contact left a voice message. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000.

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car image   Sun Roof problem of the 2016 Honda Accord 3
Failure Date: 12/22/2017

Tl the contact owns a 2016 Honda Accord. While driving approximately 60 mph, an explosive noise was suddenly heard. The contact noticed that the sun roof shattered. There were no injuries. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and the sun roof was replaced. The dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 14,000.

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car image   Sun Roof problem of the 2015 Honda Accord 4
Failure Date: 08/03/2017

The contact owns a 2015 Honda Accord. While driving 65 mph, the sun roof exploded. The contact called a local dealer (Honda world downey located at 10645 studebaker rd downey, CA 90241), but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and opened case number: 06204279. No further assistance was offered. The failure mileage was 20,445.

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car image   Sun Roof problem of the 2014 Honda Accord 5
Failure Date: 04/11/2017

The contact owns a 2014 Honda Accord. While driving approximately 50 mph, the sun roof independently shattered. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 30,000.

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car image   Sun Roof problem of the 2017 Honda Accord 6
Failure Date: 10/23/2016

The contact owns a 2017 Honda Accord. While the vehicle was parked and the key was in the contact's pocket, all the windows and sun roof opened inadvertently. The contact noticed the issue when she walked outside to the vehicle. The contact also stated that there was no mention of the automatic opening of the windows and sun roof in the owner's manual. There were no warning indicators illuminated in the vehicle. The dealer did not know how to disconnect the feature. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer stated that this feature could not be disabled. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was 2,000.

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car image   Sun Roof problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 7
Failure Date: 08/03/2015

The contact owns a 2013 Honda Accord. While driving approximately 70 mph, the sun roof exploded. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 26,000.

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car image   Sun Roof problem of the 2006 Honda Accord 8
Failure Date: 08/12/2014

The contact owns a 2006 Honda Accord. While driving approximately 65 mph, the contact heard an abnormal noise. The contact discovered that the sun roof glass had shattered and left a hole directly in the center of the glass. There were no injuries. The dealer stated that an object struck the sun roof and caused it to fracture; however, the contact disagreed with the dealer. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 126,000.

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car image   Sun Roof problem of the 2009 Honda Accord 9
Failure Date: 01/26/2014

I was driving my 2009 Honda Accord on the interstate I-44 east near fort leonard wood missouri. No other vehicles were in front of me or around me. Weather was clear, temperature was in the mid 50s. No impact to the vehicle occurred. The sunroof on my vehicle spontaneously shattered and exploded sending glass throughout the interior of the car. Further, while cleaning up the glass many of the pieces were sharp and glass splinters were prevalent. There were numerous nicks and cuts on my hands and my son's hands from cleaning up the glass which was everywhere. If anyone had been in the back seat of the car (particularly a child), they could have been seriously hurt. My son witnessed this as well - he was sitting in the passenger seat. Again, both of us can confirm that there were no vehicles in front or to the side of us and nothing happened (such as a rock from a vehicle in front) that would have caused the sunroof to shatter. Further, the fact that it shattered the way it did with sharp glass and splintering throughout the car is problematic. I have tried to address this matter with Honda to no avail. I consider this a significant safety issue. A sunroof should never explode in this matter absent a manufacturing defect. More importantly, had those small, sharp shards of glass and splinters hit someone's eyes in the backseat of the car, it could have resulted a very serious injury. Based upon searches on the internet, other Honda owners have experienced the same occurrence.

car image   Sun Roof problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 10
Failure Date: 01/02/2014

The contact owns a 2003 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving 75 mph, a loud explosion was heard from the roof. He open the sun roof portal and found that the sun roof glass had exploded and fractured. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure and current mileage was 58,000.

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car image   Sun Roof problem of the 2011 Honda Accord 11
Failure Date: 04/21/2013

My sunroof exploded while driving down the interstate with approximately 1/3 of the window blowing out while it was fully closed. I was driving on an elevated interstate without any cars around me. The sunroof had not been previously hit by a rock. The explosion sounded like a shotgun firing, shocking all 3 of the adults in the vehicle. The initial Honda dealership stated I was hit by a rock without seeing the vehicle. A second dealership said they could not determine why the sunroof shattered. Corporate Honda has stated the window is my problem and contact my insurance company.

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car image   Sun Roof problem of the 2010 Honda Accord 12
Failure Date: 03/28/2013

The moonroof glass on my 2010 Honda Accord spontaneously exploded while I was driving down the freeway. Nothing hit it, there was no wind or unusual condition of any kind. One moment, normal driving, then a sound like a big firecracker exploding in the car, then I looked up and about one quarter of the glass was gone out of the center, the rest was shattered into a million pieces but still hanging in place. More glass has broken loose and fallen down and the hole grown bigger over the past day. Though most of the glass broke into safety glass-like chunks, there were some fine slivers in the passenger area that were sharp and difficult to clean up.

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car image   Sun Roof problem of the 2009 Honda Accord 13
Failure Date: 11/27/2012

I was driving up I-95 north in about woodbridge, virginia at about 60-65mph. Suddenly, I heard a noise that sounded like a gun shot and a loud wind sound as if the window was open. I pulled over on the side of the road and pulled back my sunroof shade, come to find that the entire sunroof glass was completely shattered. I immediately put the shade back and drove home and immediately called my insurance company. I did not witness anything hitting my car, the only thing that I could determine is that I had my heater turned on high because it was so cold that day. My assumption is the extreme temperature differences and pressure that caused my sunroof to shatter.

car image   Sun Roof problem of the 2007 Honda Accord 14
Failure Date: 05/31/2012

The contact owns a 2007 Honda Accord. The contact stated that water leaked inside of the vehicle near the front driver's seat belt area after a rain storm. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who replaced the seat belt, sun roof frame and headliner. The failure recurred following the next heavy rain. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The vehicle had not been repaired for the most recent failure. The approximate failure mileage was 47,100.

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car image   Sun Roof problem of the 2010 Honda Accord 15
Failure Date: 11/14/2010

The contact owns a 2010 Honda Accord crosstour. While driving 70 mph the sunroof exploded and shattered causing glass to hit other drivers. The contact stated that the failure was caused by pressure inside the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they stated that something hit the vehicle. The manufacturer was contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The current and failure mileages were approximately 8,000.

car image   Sun Roof problem of the 2010 Honda Accord 16
Failure Date: 05/03/2010

The contact owns a 2010 Honda Accord. While driving at 50 mph, the sunroof suddenly broke causing glass to fall inside the vehicle and cut the contact on the shoulder. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership for glass replacement and the dealer stated that they had never seen such a failure before. The current and failure mileages were approximately 400. Updated 07/19/10 updated 07/22/10.

car image   Sun Roof problem of the 2010 Honda Accord 17
Failure Date: 01/07/2010

My family and I were riding down the interstate in our new Honda 2010 Accord. My 2 daughters were looking though the moonroof at the plane flying above. All of a sudden, a hold blew out of the moonroof. The glass blew out--not in. Nothing hit the glass.

car image   Sun Roof problem of the 2009 Honda Accord 18
Failure Date: 12/26/2009

I was driving my 2009 Honda Accord 4dr sdn about 70 miles per hr. When the glass on the sunroof blew out the top. It was not hit by a rock or anything as we were not following anyone or met anyone going in the opposite direction. The glass was almost all sucked up and out the top so very little fell in on us. We took it to dealer and had the repairs made.

car image   Sun Roof problem of the 2008 Honda Accord 19
Failure Date: 04/01/2009

The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. While driving at an unknown speed, the sun roof cracked. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they found no defects on their part. The contact would be responsible for the repair cost. The failure mileage was 20,000. Updated 5/28/09 updated 05/29/09.

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car image   Sun Roof problem of the 2005 Honda Accord 20
Failure Date: 04/15/2008

The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord. While driving 55 mph, the contact heard a loud explosion. As a result, she notice a large hole in the sun roof. As of may 27, 2008, the dealer had not repaired the vehicle. The current mileage was 27,000 and the failure mileage was unavailable.

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car image   Sun Roof problem of the 2008 Honda Accord 21
Failure Date: 03/01/2008

The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. On one occasion, the sunroof opened on its own. When the vehicle was first taken to the dealer, they were unable to duplicate the failure. The second time at the dealer they changed the frequency on the remote, but the failure still persists. The VIN, engine size, and powertrain were unknown. The current mileage was 2,400 and failure mileage was 2,000.

car image   Sun Roof problem of the 2001 Honda Accord 22
Failure Date: 03/15/2007

- the contact owns a 2001 Honda Accord. While driving at approximately 60 mph the contact heard a loud noise. The contact pulled the vehicle over, and upon inspecting the vehicle discovered the sun roof cracked. The contact stated that the next day while driving she heard a loud noise and a piece of the glass blew off. The failure mileage was 48,000. The dealer stated that they had never seen this type of failure before. The contact has pictures of the sun roof. Updated 09/24/07.

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car image   Sun Roof problem of the 2006 Honda Accord 23
Failure Date: 03/17/2006

Purchased a 2006 Honda Accord coupe on March 15th 2006, was traveling no the highway with no vehicle in the front of me and on March the 17th two days after purchased my sun roof shattered. Talked to the dealership, manufacturer and their reply was its not a manufacturer defect therefore its nothing they can do. I had to pay $602. 00 at another Honda dealership out of town for the sun roof to be replaced.

car image   Sun Roof problem of the 2000 Honda Accord 24
Failure Date: 12/18/2005

The contact stated while driving a semi truck passed the contact's vehicle and the force from the wind caused the sun roof to shatter. The vehicle has not been to a mechanic for repairs, and the manufacturer was not contacted.

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car image   Sun Roof problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 25
Failure Date: 05/20/2003

There is a constant rattle on the sunroof of my vehicle when it is closed. I took it to the dealer, and they said they would have to remove the entire sunroof just to check it. I have been hesitant to take it in due to the possibility of more damage. The dealer is downey Honda (downey, California).


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