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Wiper Problems of Honda Accord



Honda Accord owners have reported 83 problems related to wiper (under the visibility category).

car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Honda Accord 1
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.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2011 Honda Accord 2
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 3
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.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Honda Accord 4
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 5
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 6
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.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 7
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 8
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 9
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 10
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 11
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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Honda Accord 12
Failure Date: 02/16/2014

The contact owns a 2014 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving approximately 5 mph, the headlights from another vehicle vehicle caused a reflective glare to the e driver's side view mirror, obstructing the driver's visibility of the roadway. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 150. Updated 03/31/lj.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Honda Accord 13
Failure Date: 02/05/2014

Whenever it rains moderately or heavy the drivers side windshield wiper pulls back the water in my sight of view. This is an annoyance and a safety hazard that I would like to get corrected.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 14
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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 15
Failure Date: 01/01/2014

Over the last 4 months I have experienced intermittent windshield wiper stoppage but was able to restart. However, while traveling on the interstate from work, it was raining with 20 / 25 mph cross winds, after traveling 30 miles @ 70 mph the wipers stopped working and did not restart. I pulled over on the side of the interstate due to poor visibility and called for someone to come and pick me up. We picked up the car the next day (was not raining).

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 16
Failure Date: 12/11/2013

The contact owns a 2013 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the defroster system failed to clear the bottom of the windshield, which interfered with the wipers blocking the contact's visibility of the roadway. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 23,000. Updated 3/5/cn the consumer was informed, the drainage would freeze.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 17
Failure Date: 08/10/2013

The contact owns a 2013 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the driver's side windshield wiper failed. The blade was replaced but continued to exhibit the same issue. The vehicle was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 1,500.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 18
Failure Date: 08/09/2013

When it rains moderate to heavy the windshield wiper design causes the water to be pulled back on the windshield causing poor visibility. This is a safety hazard. And should be addressed. Visibility is reduced greatly and is poor at best.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 19
Failure Date: 08/09/2013

Hi. I just noticed during heavy rain , my windshield wipers pulling the water back on the windshield at 55mpg or above causing visibility issues. This is a brand new car and brand new wipers, so I think there is something going on. This is a big issue since my visibility during heavy/moderate rain is impacted. Thanks.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2008 Honda Accord 20
Failure Date: 08/01/2013

Tl- the contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the sun visors failed to stay in the up position. The vehicle will be repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 123,000. The VIN was unavailable. Rvk.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 21
Failure Date: 06/27/2013

In an event of heavy downpour I noticed when using my Honda stock wiper blades rainwater is pushed into the view of the driver, and for a moment collects in my view. When the storm was occurring I had the wipers on full speed so my view was obstructed many times to where I had to try and ignore the puddle of water in the left of the windshield. I have since purchased new wipers out of my own pocket, but that did not correct the issue. I believe it is the shape of the Honda Accords windshield. This is a small but important issue Honda needs to correct for the 2014-2015 Honda Accord vehicles.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2010 Honda Accord 22
Failure Date: 06/10/2013

The contact owns a 2010 Honda Accord crosstour. The contact stated that the middle of the windshield exhibited a fracture. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 20,000.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 23
Failure Date: 06/03/2013

There seems to be some sort of design flaw in the windsheild. In moderate to heavy rain the drivers side wiper pulls water back onto the center of the windsheild on the return swipe. I find it to be extremely hazardous as I have to crouch down and look through the bottom third of my windshield.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 24
Failure Date: 05/20/2013

Issue concerns the drivers side, side view mirror which consists of a regular mirror on 3/4 of the surface which is combined with a convex mirror covering the outside 1/4 of the mirror. As cars approach from the rear left and move into view of the mirror, it oftentimes (depending upon the angle of sight) seems as if the other vehicle is moving into my lane. My reaction is to move away which could pose a danger to someone on my right. Additionally, because of the angle of sight, and the distortion of the view, it is difficult to tell exactly how far back the other vehicle is and therefore it makes it difficult to determine if it is safe to move into the next left lane. Finally, looking into the mirror, because of the distortion, makes me momentarily dizzy. This mirror configuration is a potential danger. Others I have spoken with ( 7 drivers) have agreed with my assessment Honda offers no alternative mirror and apparently there is no after market mirror to use in place of the standard equipment.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 25
Failure Date: 04/24/2013

The drivers side mirror is a danger. The outer 1/4 of the mirror is supposed to expose a blind spot, it does not. It is like looking in a fun house mirror distorting on coming vehicles. It is worse in the rain and at night with other vehicle headlights adding to the problem. I see accidents happening in the future. I called the Mazda dealer and asked to get a plain mirror put in. I was told they would order it and in a week I brought the car in for the replacement. After waiting 1/2 hour the service man came and told me the mirror sent was the same glass and there was no other mirror offered by Mazda. The service man got in my car to better understand the problem. He totally agreed that the mirror was a problem and a danger and did not know why Mazda would use such a mirror. I called Mazda of America to relay the above. I got what only could be called a "shrug of the shoulders". Mazda does not care. I think other will soon complain.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2004 Honda Accord 26
Failure Date: 04/23/2013

The contact owns a 2004 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the passenger side front window failed to open or close. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to have a diagnostic test performed. The failure was located within the motor. The dealer replaced the passenger and driver side window motor to prevent the drivers side switch from failing to function properly. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number 13v260000 (visibility). The approximate failure and current mileage was 100,000.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 27
Failure Date: 04/07/2013

While driving in rain 60 mph wipers suddenly stopped, failure due to electrical circuit breaker inside motor housing from corrosion. Wipers completely inoperable. Very dangerous, had to wait until rain subsided to drive. Stayed on shoulder of road presenting a hazard. Motor replaced at Honda dealer cost to owner $265. Owner followed maintenance schedule diligently all to Honda dealer always requested all point inspection every visit.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 28
Failure Date: 04/01/2013

The driver wiper does not clear the water after hitting it's left stop. It pulls water back into view of the driver. During a moderate and heavier rain it affects visibility making it difficult to see the left side of the lane (essentially like not having a wiper on drawing the draw back to the right - it clears as the relative wind breaks up the water. This is very disturbing as it creates a visibility issue.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 29
Failure Date: 04/01/2013

The driver wiper does not clear the water on the way down. It pulls water back into view of the driver which makes it appear like a streak. During a moderate and heavier rain it affects visibility making it difficult to see the left side of the lane (essentially like not having a wiper on drawing the draw back to the right - it clears as the relative wind breaks up the water. This issue could cause an accident.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 30
Failure Date: 01/14/2013

Affected parts: windshield and wipers. This happened during the day time, about 8:45 a gentle rain was encountered so I turned on the windshield wipers to slow and steady (not intermittent). The water piled up on the windshield to the left by the door post and to the right near the middle of the windshield and continued to stay there until I slowed down to turn off the road. The right side (passenger side) was clear. The water restricted my view to the left and right (from the left door post to about 10:30 clock position, and from about 1:30 to 2:30 position. Dangerous in standard daylight, but this could be very dangerous at night, or with a much heavier rain. The car is new and this is my first experience with enough rain that I've had to turn the wipers on steady.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 31
Failure Date: 01/02/2013

Tl-the contact owns a 2013 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the rear window appeared distorted. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they advised him that there were no failures with the window. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 1,000. The current mileage was approximately 1,200. Kmj.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2012 Honda Accord 32
Failure Date: 12/31/2012

That was on Monday 12/31/2012 while traffic in freeway was very clear. I set cruise control at 60 mile/hour but suddenly the car kept increasing faster more than 75 miles. I was panic and kept stepping brake to reduce speed. About one minute, the car was reduced at speed of 50 miles/hour. I tested it without cruise control. I drove steadily about 60 mile/hour about 10 minutes that the car started accelerated by itself again and hit 75 miles/hour. I kept stepping brake steadily to reduce speed until it kicking into 50 mile/hr. This car is definitely defective car with numerous issues. Its defrost system does not function at all that almost killed me on September 2012. Again I brought it to dealer on 01/02/2013 for accelerated issue and defrost system but Honda power dealer still could not detect it. I filed complaint with ftc and district attorney/prosecute unit to request to investigate about this issue. I contacted to Honda motor to request it to take this car back and terminate my lease but Honda motor refused my request because Honda motor used test results from power Honda dealer and Honda world dealer as Honda motor 's decision found that there were not any defective with defrost system and accelerate found. Honda motor made this car and failed to detect its problems that is no matter it can detect this car problem or not that Honda has to hold accountability to lease it to me. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2011 Honda Accord 33
Failure Date: 11/21/2012

The contact owns a 2011 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the sun roof suddenly shattered without warning. The vehicle was driven to the dealer where the failure could not be duplicated. The sun roof was repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the issue. The failure and the current mileages were 41,298.


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