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Wiper Problems of Honda Accord - part 1



Honda Accord owners have reported 112 problems related to wiper (under the visibility category).

car image   Wiper problem of the 2016 Honda Accord 1
Failure Date: 01/18/2016

The ¿driver¿s side expanded view¿ mirror is confusing to look at and not safe. A solution would be to replace this mirror with a regular mirror the driver can adjust. The camera view for the passenger mirror should have an option to turn it off. Night driving is difficult because of the vehicle lights. Otherwise this is a great car!.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Honda Accord 2
Failure Date: 01/12/2016

Windshield washer freezes extremely easily, causing a horribly unsafe condition in winter driving. As an example, I have -30 degree washer fluid in the car, it is 25 degrees out this morning, car sat in the garage all night. After a 15 minute drive, washer fluid is completely frozen and will not come out at all. Tried several times. Almost caused an accident for me because I could not see with the salt on the road.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Honda Accord 3
Failure Date: 12/11/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2014 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph the sun roof exploded. The contact had to pull over to the side of the road. The sun shade was closed and the majority of the glass fragments were was retained by the sun shade. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnosis. The diagnosis was that a rock must have hit the sun roof and it was not covered by warranty. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle is going to be repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 42,000. Bp.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2015 Honda Accord 4
Failure Date: 12/01/2015

While driving in extreme dark conditions (eg on a poorly lit country road), with the headlights on, a well demarcated veil of darkness covers approximately 50% of the front windshield (ie the top half). This curtain-like veil obstructs the driver's vision, to the point that he/she must look "under" the curtain of darkness to clearly see the road. If, however, the bright lights are turned on, vision is much improved (although one can faintly see the darkened top half of the windshield). Not only is this situation uncomfortable, but it is dangerous.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2004 Honda Accord 5
Failure Date: 11/19/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2004 Honda Accord. The contact started the vehicle, the windshield wipers were activated and unexpectedly became inoperable. There was a recall for the 2003 Accord models under NHTSA campaign: 08v169000 (visibility). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 41,475. Js.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Honda Accord 6
Failure Date: 11/11/2015

Window tab failure. While in motion on surface streets driver¿s side automatic window would not roll up or down. Driver lightly pushed on window to try to jostle the window loose. Window then collapsed into door well. Window was subsequently stuck in the door well. Driver was expectantly exposed to elements and unable to manipulate window up or down. Vehicle is 3 years old with 59,044 miles. Honda automotive shop identified that the window came unglued from the tags holding it in place. Honda shop identified that they have never seen this on a car this new, may be common for a 20-30 year old car but not for a Honda this new.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 7
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 8
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 9
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 10
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 11
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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2015 Honda Accord 12
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 13
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 14
Failure Date: 10/20/2014

Passenger side sun visor would not stay up in place.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Honda Accord 15
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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 16
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 17
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 2005 Honda Accord 18
Failure Date: 09/01/2014

Passenger side power window stopped working. Mechanic I spoke to said the window regulator is broken and needs to be replaced. Up until the day it broke, the window would get stuck and not roll back-up. This happened many times until it broke. The issue, in my opinion, didn't appear to be because of any weather. The car was never in an accident, nor was the passenger window ever tampered with or vandalized.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Honda Accord 19
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 20
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 21
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 22
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 23
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 24
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 25
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.

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