Vehicle Shudder Problems of Honda Accord - part 1

Honda Accord owners have reported 47 problems related to vehicle shudder (under the power train 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   Vehicle Shudder problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 1
Failure Date: 11/30/2017

Vehicle shakes back and forth while reducing or increasing speed around 10 mph. This happens often in stop and go traffic. Honda appears to have documented the problem under sb 13-053.

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car image   Vehicle Shudder problem of the 2014 Honda Accord 2
Failure Date: 07/16/2017

Body: the tension bar does not open the car trunk lid all the way which more often drops down and hit the person's head or face who is putting stuffs in the trunk assuming it is fully open all the way. I did got hit twice by the corner and edge of the trunk lid on the forehead and left temple. The latter caused bruise and pain that took me a week to recover. Should change weak tension bar to strong gas tube operation. Engine: the car vibrates and rattles upon putting on reverse gear even after at least a minute warmup in the morning. The dealer said it is normal for this type of car? this is very embarrassing for a newer car. I never see this in a Toyota cars that I owned: sienna, avalon. . . Seats: driver seat is not well designed and causing awkward and uncomfortable and fatigue position while driving. There is insufficiency of support for lumbar are ( the current one is too soft and sitting back so there is virtually no support at all). Again Toyota cars seem not having this kind of problem. Also, the driver window is not tall enough that even a 5'6" person can bang his head to the top of the window when getting up and out of the drive seat. It should be 2" taller to avoid this problem. They should put cushion to the top edge and safety grip handle at the minimum. Driving condition: the car seems to wander when running on freeway at normal speed.

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car image   Vehicle Shudder problem of the 2012 Honda Accord 3
Failure Date: 04/01/2017

"takata recall" I started having issues with the car heavily vibrating when the car reached 60,000 which is a concern driving on the highway. If felt unsafe, I first brought it in while under warranty at only 30,000 miles, they said it was cracked seals in the steering rack. The car would shake uncontrollable, vibrate. They fixed it, again it happened at 55,000 miles, then again a few thousand miles later replacing the steering column. All under warranty, thank god I have the extended warranty but is this normal. Now I am fully out of warranty, it is beginning to vibrate again. This issue has been a headache since I got this make and model, never had an issue with another Honda. Just concerned that it will be an expensive issue that seemed to be a problem since early on. The car would be in motion, involvement was when reaching a speed of 55 or higher on the highway. It still vibrated at lower speed but became uncontrollable past that point and the car would veer to the right with a stiff wheel.

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car image   Vehicle Shudder problem of the 1999 Honda Accord 4
Failure Date: 12/05/2016

Travelling on interstate when when front-end of vehicle began to vibrate. Moments after the vibration, the car veered hard right on its own. Unable to regain control of vehicle, as steering wheel seemed as it was "locked" in a hard-right enabling position. This malfunction caused the driver to hit a retaining wall at approx 55mph, causing bodily injury. Inspection revealed a faulty/failed steering knuckle, which had completely failed/snapped. Car considered a total, after incident.

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car image   Vehicle Shudder problem of the 2010 Honda Accord 5
Failure Date: 08/01/2016

Vehicle shaking and vibrating while acclerating, turning and driving at controlled speed. 30-65mph. Honda dealer states "source to be a bad axel " (sic). Also states parts supply problem with "national back order, no eta. " this seems to be a serious safety issue with the vehicle and a recall is needed given the potential for loss of control. Please see attached invoice.

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car image   Vehicle Shudder problem of the 2012 Honda Accord 6
Failure Date: 06/22/2016

Check engine light is on, car was shaking when driving. Took it to the dealership and was told oil level pressure switch is bad and need to be replaced( mtc p3400),it is not covered under 5yr 60k miles powertrain warranty. It was quoted >$300 to fix the car. The car has 59k miles on. I didnt want to pay for the fix, paid the $115 diagnostic fee, bought the $40 new pressure switch and replaced it myself. How can a oil level pressure switch not covered under powertrain warranty? it has less than 60k miles.

car image   Vehicle Shudder problem of the 2016 Honda Accord 7
Failure Date: 06/11/2016

Takata recall the frame is corroded, the suspension veers to the left, windshield wipers do not provide visability, emission problems, transmission problems, front end alignment off, does not have door lock, does not accelerate past 60, car shakes.

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car image   Vehicle Shudder problem of the 2010 Honda Accord 8
Failure Date: 01/30/2016

Right front axle has been on indefinite back order with no eta. Vehicle is unsafe to drive and there are no after-market replacements available. Vehicle rattles and shakes upon acceleration and braking.

car image   Vehicle Shudder problem of the 2016 Honda Accord 9
Failure Date: 12/14/2015

Car has a severe vibration at idle while gear is selected to d.

car image   Vehicle Shudder problem of the 2009 Honda Accord 10
Failure Date: 11/01/2015

The car makes metal grinding noise when start the engine in the morning or when the engine is cool down. The noise last about 1 to 2 seconds but it's very loud. Mechanics insisted it's okay to drive. It's happened for a few months now and I am just afraid that something will be break very soon.

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car image   Vehicle Shudder problem of the 2015 Honda Accord 11
Failure Date: 10/01/2015

This is 2015 brand new Accord lx with cvt. The issues are: 1. The car has obvious side to side sway at speed 15 mph. 2. The car has big amplitude vibration at speed 25~35 mph. Especially on a downward slope. 3. The whole car is vibrating at high speed (>70 mph). My hands and legs felt numbed after driving 30 to 40 minutes on highway.

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car image   Vehicle Shudder problem of the 2010 Honda Accord 12
Failure Date: 09/16/2015

The vehicle vibrates, and shakes upon acceleration. Honda is aware of the drive axle issues with this auto. In fact they tell me the car needs drive axles, but can't repair as the drive axles are on indefinite backorder, and if they could get the axles the repair would be in excess of $1000. 00.

car image   Vehicle Shudder problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 13
Failure Date: 03/10/2015

The contact owns a 2003 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving at 50 mph, the vehicle started shaking and jerking before moving forward and the tsc warning light illuminated. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 180,967.

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car image   Vehicle Shudder problem of the 2014 Honda Accord 14
Failure Date: 07/16/2014

Similar to NHTSA complaints #10619205, #10607907, #10655300, #10630708, and #10628501. Driving my vehicle on interstate, going approximately 70 mph. The vehicle came to a large incline and began accelerating, and all of a sudden, the entire vehicle shuddered violently and lost all acceleration, and the malfunction indicator lamp came on and was blinking. It felt like the vehicle had shifted out of gear, and it could not get back in gear. After over 10 minutes, I restarted the vehicle, and the light did not come back on. Although I could feel that pushing on the gas pedal did not feel the same, and it felt as if the vehicle was hesitating and struggling to switch gears up and accelerate. On 8/29/2014, again on the interstate, while again in cruise control (eco boost was not active), going approximately 70 mph, accelerating up a large incline, the vehicle again, all of a sudden, shuddered violently and lost all acceleration, and the malfunction indicator lamp came on and was blinking. It felt like the vehicle had shifted out of gear, and it could not get back in gear. Approximately 70 miles later, without cruise control, going approximately 65 mph, accelerating up a large incline, the vehicle again, all of a sudden, shuddered violently and lost all acceleration. The malfunction indicator lamp came on and was blinking and the dashboard lit up with a message stating “fcw system failed. ” the fcw indicator light was lit on my dashboard, as well as the ldw light, the low tire pressure light, the electric power steering (eps) system indicator, and the vehicle stability assist (vsa) system indicator. It felt like the vehicle had shifted out of gear and it could not get back in gear or it could not accelerate. After 3 service calls, Honda's response is only "cannot replicate, so there is no problem. " there is obviously a serious problem.

car image   Vehicle Shudder problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 15
Failure Date: 08/01/2013

First incident was approx in Aug, 2013. Driving on the highway accelerating at 36-40 mph, car starting shuddering and lunging forward, loud noise coming from car and it wouldn't accelerate. Slowing down didn't help- it made it shudder more. Pulled off road thinking, maybe a flat tire? I stopped the car checked and nothing. I was shaken up because the car was jerking and shuddering and you couldn't control it. I let it sit, while driving home, it had difficulty accelerating to the speed limit of 50. It then shuddered as the car slowed down when you took your foot off the gas, let it coast to a stop w/o applying the brakes. Trying to accelerate, it was very sluggish, then it kicked in and took off. As if the a/c was on, straining the engine. I called the dealer and of course, couldn't duplicate it. They insisted nothing was wrong and it was just some odd incident. I know what the car did. I drove it for almost a year, experiencing this off and on but not to that degree the first time, with the shuddering when you slowed down and the lack of acceleration and then the "kick in". . . It got pretty bad in the mid part of July, 2014. This was happening more frequently. The lack of acceleration - big problem with expressway driving. Took it to the dealer, they indicated a service bulletin had been issued. They ordered a kit (valve?) and replaced the hardware and adjusted the software per the recommendation of Honda. It seemed to be fixed, for five days. It started losing acceleration on the highway, I could barely get to 70 mph in very heavy traffic. Dangerous! I took the vehicle to the dealer again 10 days later and told them it wasn't fixed. The head service tech drove it, wont duplicate. They are trying to troubleshoot. I'm concerned that driving this vehicle for a year with this problem has caused permanent damage to the transmission. I notified american Honda.

car image   Vehicle Shudder problem of the 2004 Honda Accord 16
Failure Date: 11/23/2012

At 57 to 60 mph, when accelerating the whole car shudders. Was told the front axles needed to be replaced. I did some research and found this is a very common problem with Honda Accord from 1997 to 2005. One piece of anecdotal evidence from a Honda repair technician was that he saw this problem at least once a day. This has to be a produce defect for this to happen so frequently. I am not sure of the ramifications of this problem on vehicle safety if left unrepaired but I have to imagine any problem with an axle could be potentially serious and/or life threatening.

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car image   Vehicle Shudder problem of the 2006 Honda Accord 17
Failure Date: 10/26/2012

I was involved in an accident and my airbags never deployed. A police report was filed and the other car got ticketed. I was driving down the road and a car pulled in front of me and I t-boned them. Not sure why my airbags didn't deploy. Also, since 2012 as I accelerate and press the gas pedal my car shudders, like its skipping. Not sure why but it's not right and shouldn't do this.

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car image   Vehicle Shudder problem of the 1999 Honda Accord 18
Failure Date: 09/20/2012

Tl- the contact owns a 1999 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the vehicle would not engage in any gear. In addition, the front end of the vehicle would shake when the vehicle was started, but the vehicle could not be driven. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that the transmission needed to be replaced. The failure and the current mileages were 89,000. Kmj.

car image   Vehicle Shudder problem of the 2012 Honda Accord 19
Failure Date: 12/05/2011

Incident date: 12/05/2011, 5:45pm weather/road condition: good, no rain/snow, normal traffic pattern summary: accord 2012 lx had a sudden engine rev for about a couple of seconds and went back to normal without driver intervention. Minor gas pedal vibration noticed for first 500 miles during break-in. Details: I was driving Accord 2012 lx on a local main street at about 20 to 25 mph, entering a normal small slope. I suddenly heard louder engine noise, and noticed tachometer going up from below 2k to 3k rpm quickly. At the same time, I felt gas pedal was moving away from my right foot. Eventually the gas pedal came back and tachometer reading went back to normal as well. This lasted for a couple of seconds. I did not move my right foot away from gas pedal and did not intervene while this was happening. Since this sudden engine rev went away in a couple of seconds by itself, I didn't feel that the Accord accelerated a lot during the period. During first 500 miles on the Accord, I also felt minor gas pedal vibration frequently on roads that are not perfectly paved and have some minor bumps. I have never noticed any such gas pedal vibration on other cars when driving down on the same roads. The vibration became less pronounced after 500 miles, and I didn't notice it lately. I am not sure if there is any relationship between initial gas pedal vibration during break-in and recent engine rev incident. I am concerned about highway safety of the car.

car image   Vehicle Shudder problem of the 1999 Honda Accord 20
Failure Date: 09/30/2011

My 17 year old daughter just bought a 1999 Honda Accord. After less than 24 hours she noticed the transmission slipping when going into 2nd gear. If you attempt to accelerate, the transmission causes the entire car to shake violently while not accelerating. This problem is known to Honda for many years. There are thousands of instances of this same problem and literally hundreds documented online. How many people will have to be injured or even die when the car fails to respond to a driver entering traffic before Honda will admit they knew the transmissions they were installing were defective and provide a fix?.

car image   Vehicle Shudder problem of the 2004 Honda Accord 21
Failure Date: 09/01/2011

The vehicle is automatic and takes up to 3-5 seconds before wanting to accelerate once its put into drive and then slight kick once it gets into gear. The vehicle begins to vibrate at the speed of 55 as well. The vehicle kicks also when in drive and it switches gears around 30 mph.

car image   Vehicle Shudder problem of the 2002 Honda Accord 22
Failure Date: 08/10/2011

2002 Accord ex-l car shakes when slowing down and when at a stop continues to shake and jerk then powers off. Car has been maintained with regular oil changes yet this continues to happen every time I drive the vehicle.

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car image   Vehicle Shudder problem of the 2002 Honda Accord 23
Failure Date: 12/30/2010

The contact owns a 2002 Honda Accord. The contact was driving approximately 45 mph when the vehicle began to shake excessively and exhibit a violent jerking. The contact then noticed that the gear shift selector would not allow him to place the vehicle into drive. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where the contact was informed that the transmission would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified who advised the contact that there were no recalls and that since the vehicle was no longer under warranty, they would not be able to offer any additional assistance. The contact did not inform the dealer of the failure nor was the vehicle repaired. The current and failure mileage was approximately 118,247.

car image   Vehicle Shudder problem of the 2002 Honda Accord 24
Failure Date: 08/11/2010

2002 Honda Accord ex, 100,000 miles. Maintenance light came on and almost immediately the vehicle began to shake at speeds of 40 mph or lower. Mechanic said total transmission failure.

car image   Vehicle Shudder problem of the 2002 Honda Accord 25
Failure Date: 01/01/2010

While not crashes or injuries have been related to the Honda vehicle I own, there are a number of engineering and manufacturing defects on the vehicle which are a cause of serious safety concerns. I have a 2002 Honda Accord with about 131,000 miles which has had the following issues: 1. The transmission went out around 60,000 miles and was replaced by Honda. At around 100,000 miles the transmission started to exhibit same symptoms. I took the car in, but, of course, Honda dealer said there is nothing wrong. Then around 116,000 miles a Honda mechanic said that my model of a car has an issue with transmissions and that it would need to be replaced. The transmission issue is bad enough to have a website dedicated to it. While a transmission failing is not necessarily a safety issue, loosing vehicle control and drivable on the highway could be. 2. Now the vehicle starts to vibrate at highway speeds despite having new and balanced tires on it. I took the car in to get new struts. Since then I took the car to a mechanic of very high integrity (not the Honda dealer) and they said that unfortunately, the problem may simply be ?impossible? to fix since everything they could see indicated that car should behave normally, I. E. The tires were fine, the alignment was fine, and the cv joints were fine. This is becoming more and more of the issue and indicates a possible design flaw with the vehicle. 3. The lights on the vehicle are horrible. This is a safety issue as it seriously impairs the vehicle drivability. 4. The rails for the driver's seat had to be replaced around 32,000 miles and now (at around 130,000 miles) the seat seems to wobble again. This could be a potential safety issue as it seems that the seat could simply detach in the case of an accident. Updated 05/07/10.



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