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Wiper Problems of Honda Accord - part 1

Honda Accord owners have reported 105 problems related to wiper (under the visibility category).

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 1
Failure Date: 08/03/2015

I was driving my Honda Accord 2013 ex-l v6 on interstate 405 in washington state between bellevue and kirkland when I heard a large explosion over my head. Glass immediately fell on me and all over my car. I looked up and saw that my sunroof had broken into many pieces. The brunt of the glass fell on the passenger seat so I was lucky that no one was riding with me, but I still had a few cuts on my arm from the glass falling on me. Of course, in shock from the explosion, I swerved out of panic to the side of the road, which could have caused another accident if someone was on the right of me. Honda denies that the sunroof exploded and that a rock must have hit the sunroof, but I have seen countless first hand accounts on the internet detailing this same experience on multiple Honda vehicles. Honda will not take ownership and I could have been seriously hurt or impaled from the glass. Honda should be held accountable. The sunroof glass is not up to par and there was no rock contained within my vehicle and I did not hear a loud thud when the explosion occurred.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2007 Honda Accord 2
Failure Date: 07/02/2015

The contact owns a 2007 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the front passenger side power window failed to operate in an upward position and the window remained opened. As a result, covering was applied for protection. In addition, both rear power windows failed to operate whenever activated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 126,000.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 3
Failure Date: 05/05/2015

The contact owns a 2003 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the windshield wipers failed to activate. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the windshield wiper motor failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 08v169000 (visibility). The failure mileage was unknown.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 4
Failure Date: 04/05/2015

I have piece of crape people calls Honda I call today 04/07/2015 visibility problem windshield whipper and headlamps low I can't see night time during drive and transmission is skip but piece of crap(Honda) customer said you no have recall or warranty that's really mess I got mistake to buy piece of crap(Honda) please please please I suggest don't buy that like piece of crap( Honda) tha nks.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2004 Honda Accord 5
Failure Date: 03/26/2015

While driving on the highway, it started pouring rain. I turned on my wipers. When the wipers were in a vertical position they stopped. I immediately lost visibility because it was raining so hard. I was able to get to the side of the road. I put the wiper speed lever in several different positions but nothing would make them work. I checked the fuses while I waited on the rain to stop. Once it stopped raining, I returned the wipers to the down position and was able to drive safely. There are numerous complaints about the wiper motor and also the wiper switch. The wiper motor was recalled for the 2003 Accord. I feel like a similar recall should be done for the 2004 Accords.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2015 Honda Accord 6
Failure Date: 03/09/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2015 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the chrome around the cup holders and instrument panel cause a blinding affect when the sun hits it. The contact stated that they have had to pull over to keep the glare from the sun from making it difficult to see other vehicles and the roadway. The contact had not spoken with the manufacturer. Rl.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2015 Honda Accord 7
Failure Date: 10/24/2014

After taking delivery of our new Honda Accord we were driving home on the freeway when it began raining. It was a steady to hard rain and as the drivers side wiper would bring the water over to the left side of the windshield the water would build up against the left side molding and become trapped there then it would get pulled back with the wiper across the windshield blocking my vision to my left. It would pool on the left side between the molding and the wiper then come back with the wiper blade as it returned obscuring my vision. It appears to be a design flaw that gives the water no where to exit or drain so it is pulled or blown back onto the windshield as the wiper comes back to the right. There is no issue with this during a light rain.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Honda Accord 8
Failure Date: 10/20/2014

Passenger side sun visor would not stay up in place.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Honda Accord 9
Failure Date: 10/15/2014

Windshield has coating, or appears to have internal laminate defect in manufacture. When damp or wet, visibility is made worse by use of wipers causing extremely reduced visibility & excessive glare from opposing traffic. Night driving in rain is extremely hazardous.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 10
Failure Date: 10/13/2014

I went to pull my visor down and I heard a loud crack noise from the visor. The visor will not stay up anymore, just hangs about 2-3" from the ceiling of the car. Went to the dealer and they told me it's not covered under warranty even if it's only a year old.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2009 Honda Accord 11
Failure Date: 09/01/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2009 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, the windshield wipers intermittently operated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000. Ne.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Honda Accord 12
Failure Date: 08/26/2014

Just purchased my 2014 Honda Accord lx. I live in a rural area with many small hills. While driving home I noticed the low beam headlights seem to be out of focus, not illuminating objects on the side of the road within 25 feet from the vehicle, nor can you see street signs within that distance. Worse, when going up and down the small hills the roadway visibility changes rapidly depending on the angle of the car, often dropping the visibility to a scary 10-50 feet at 55 mph. Yes, you can use you high beams to help "if conditions permit". Nevertheless, when this happens it is very unnerving and undoubtedly unsafe! I did notify Honda America and open a case #n012014-08-2801669, however, I was informed that nothing could be done, as that was the design of the headlights. This is very unsafe and needs to be addressed quickly!!!!.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2010 Honda Accord 13
Failure Date: 08/15/2014

Complaintant was driving a 2010 Honda Accord on interstate highway, traveling at approximately 65 to 70 mph when original equipment sun roof shattered with a very loud burst. Complaintant did not witness any object hitting sun roof, nor did sun roof have prior damage at the time of the incident. The shattered glass from sun roof began to enter the passanger compartment, landing on driver and occupant in front passanger seat.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2007 Honda Accord 14
Failure Date: 08/01/2014

I have a red 2007 Honda Accord that I've only had for a few years and the paint has peeled along with its clear coat making it look rusty on the hood and trunk of the car. I've been told it's due to the quality of primer and paint that Honda uses. I wanted to know if there is something that can be done fix this issue.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Honda Accord 15
Failure Date: 07/04/2014

The headlights on this car are terrible at night. I have perfect vision, uncorrected, and still there is like a straight dark bar across where the top of the headlights reach and nothing is visible above that point. The high beams are a little better but you obviously can't always drive with them on. This is a definite safety issue.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2011 Honda Accord 16
Failure Date: 06/01/2014

Driving down the interstate there was a loud explosion. I looked in my rear view mirror and saw the glass from the sunroof flying off into the road. The truck behind me had to swerve to miss the debris. We were in an open area - no bridges or overpasses. We stopped, looked at the damage, turned around at the next exit and came back to look at the road. There was no debris, just pieces of glass in the road. There were no other chips or nicks on the car body. I had hand washed the car the day before and there were no chips in the sunroof. Honda dealer refused to cover under warranty, although they had seen the same thing happen to an odyssey. They could not explain to me how this could happen. About 2/3 thirds of the sunroof broke off. Luckily we had the cover door closed or we could have been hit with broken glass. Apparently they are using cheap lighter weight unlaminated glass which does not hold up. The weather was in the 80's and cloudy. The vehicle had been in the garage overnight. This is a definite safety hazard .

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 17
Failure Date: 05/27/2014

Rear defog did not work' dealer could not locate problem after a few times advising of insident. Today they finalyadvisd they located the connection after the plug and between the glass the metal they used does not flow current to glass' awaiting Honda to ok replacement' still not repaired' nelson miami florida.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Honda Accord 18
Failure Date: 05/05/2014

The exterior projector headlights on the 2014 Honda Accord ex-l are very unsafe as you can not see above the break line. There isn't any ambiance lighting from the front of the car when driving. This makes it very difficult to see any pedestrians, bicyclists, animals or signage that is above or on the sides of that line. I brought it into the dealership and they confirmed the headlights are aimed to their specifications. I brought in video that shows the issue and the service manager agreed that there is a problem but Honda doesn't have a solution. She noticed it on her own car. Also after talking to other 2014 Honda owners they are having the same problem as I am. I just don't know how many would complain. I find this a safety issue which might cause accidents or even deaths and thought it vital to report it. I sent the complaint directly to Honda and they have no plans on fixing it. I feel caught as there isn't anything we as consumers can do to fix it on a brand new car. Please look into this issue because I would hate to read that someone died because of this issue.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Honda Accord 19
Failure Date: 04/19/2014

The contact owns a 2014 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while traveling approximately 50 mph on the highway, a loud pop was heard. The contact discovered that the glass from the sunroof had shattered and imploded into the interior of the front driver's side and the front passenger's side of vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who diagnosed that the sunroof needed to be repaired. The vehicle was to be inspected and repaired. The VIN was not available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 5000.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 20
Failure Date: 04/16/2014

This is actually the second time that the wipers have stopped working. First time occured over 2 years ago and had to have the wiper transmission changed. Again in middle of rain storm, wipers stopped. The motor was replaced last year because of recall, but they never replaced the wiper transmission. When the transmission was checked, the arm connection was off so the wipers would not work.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 21
Failure Date: 04/15/2014

My wife was driving her 2003 Accord coupe to work today in heavy rain. All of a sudden the wipers did not work. My wife tried to adjust the speed from high to low and then intermittent but no luck. By the grace of god, she did get to work safely. I called Honda us and spoke to peter. I was told that there was a recall for the wiper motor on the 4 door Accord, but not the coupe about the issue. I asked to speak to a supervisor in Honda customer service but I was told that there was no supervisor available and that someone will call me within 24 hours. I would like Honda to fix the issue. I went on Honda forums and a lot of people have complained about the exact same problem with no possible solution. My question is why is the coupe model excluded from the recall? if there's a different motor used, why wasn't the representative more informative about the situation? it sounded like the representative was in a hurry to get me off the phone. My wife's safety is off paramount importance and I need a resolution on this matter as soon as possible because we're expected to have more heavy rain over the next few weeks. Thank you.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 22
Failure Date: 04/11/2014

Sun visor on passanger side keeps going down blocking view, that happened 3 weeks ago and last Thursday the one on the driver side began to act the same way. . . Blocking drivers vision, I am 6-02 and really gets real hazard when a bumpy road is ahead or while driving onver 35 miles per hour. . . .

car image   Wiper problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 23
Failure Date: 03/24/2014

Someone please help me!!!!!!!!!!!! on the above date, I started my car & proceeded to clean rain water from the windshield. The wipers would not come on, nor would the radio. This is just a couple of ongoing things that I've experienced with this car, since I've purchased it. My mechanic says the wipers are factory defects. Whew, not again!!!! ugh! when's it going to end. I'm one of those people who depend on my car fro everything because of my college student so, I'm anal on the maintenance. We just put in new ball joints and he tells me the suspension is faulty so, it will cause me to replace the joints again in the future. I opted for the lesser of the two because, it's a factory issue. I've received a couple of recall notices however, upon taking the car to the dealer, once they kept it& claimed to fix the steering issues however, they still exist. I took it a second time, they had the car all of 20 mins. And told me that this issue was fixed previously. I'm continuously having issues with the steering whining, no matter how many times I service the fluids. My radio & electrical systems in the car, is constantly on the blink or not working. Now the passenger window decides not to go up. One day, as I was exiting the vehicle (turned off!) it decided to roll backwards. Luckily both feet were not out the car and I could catch it! I've invested so much money in keeping this car running until my mechanic knows what going wrong before the recalls come out. He's serviced so many "03" Accords, until he's thinking of becoming a specialist for Hondas. I just want Honda to correct all recalls on my vehicle. My student depends on it. ! how are these car manufacturers allowed to keep robbing its customers??? my address has changed since my last complaint. See below.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2008 Honda Accord 24
Failure Date: 03/23/2014

Vehicle sun visor, when being lowered, snapped and something inside appeared to break rendering the visor unable to return to the up position. Same thing happened about two years ago to the drivers side visor and this is the passengers side. I replaced the first breakage myself at a cost of about $90 for replacement. I am getting tired of replacing Honda's poorly designed safety equipment. Vehicle is a 2008 Honda Accord lx-p. This is a well maintained adult driven car which was bought new. My sixth new Honda and maybe my last. Honda says not covered except for three years initial warranty. One breaking may be a fluke but when both break within two years, poorly designed part. When partially in the down position, they create a distracting and potentially dangerous condition.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Honda Accord 25
Failure Date: 02/19/2014

Second day I had the vehicle I was driving at night and had no issues on the highway but turning onto a rural highway with no lights I found that the visibility thru the windshield was relegated to the bottom third. The rest of the windshield appeared dark and almost impossible to see thru. I contacted the dealer and returned the vehicle and was told that what I encountered was normal because Honda uses a look down headlight system, in fact the service manager said his wife only drove with the brites on in dark areas because she could not see thru the windshield. I said this was unacceptable and the service manager said he could try to mitigate the effects by raising the headlight adjustment, but he warned me that at some point the headlights might blind oncoming traffic. He raised the level of the lights and I then inspected the results later that night. I found that I had almost half of the windshield clear and the rest was shaded very dark. I believe that this is a safety defect in this vehicle and I have asked the dealer to make repairs. So far there seems to be no repair available. I drive a lot on these back roads and I hope I will not have an accident because of this defect.

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