Wiper Problems of Honda Accord
Honda Accord owners have reported 68 problems linked to wiper (under the visibility category).
#1 - Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda Accord
The vehicle was a 2013 Honda Accord. 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. It was Apr. 1, 2013 when this wiper issue occurred.
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#2 - Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda Accord
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1HGCR2F82D_. The vehicle involved is 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. The failure date was Saturday, August 10, 2013.
#3 - Wiper problem of the 2003 Honda Accord
The vehicle involved was a 2003 Honda Accord. 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. It was 04/07/13 when this wiper issue happened.
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#4 - Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda Accord
The car is a 2013 Honda Accord. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1HGCR3F83D_. 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. This issue happened on Fri., Aug. 9, 2013.
#5 - Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda Accord
The vehicle having this issue was a 2013 Honda Accord. 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. It was Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 when this wiper issue occurred.
#6 - Wiper problem of the 2008 Honda Accord
Tl- the reporting person's vehicle is 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. It was Thu., Aug. 1, 2013 when this wiper issue occurred.
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#7 - Wiper problem of the 2004 Honda Accord
The vehicle involved is 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. The failure date was 04/23/13.
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#8 - Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda Accord
The car involved was a 2013 Honda Accord. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1HGCR2F33D_. 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. This issue happened on Apr. 24, 2013.
#9 - Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda Accord
The vehicle involved is a 2013 Honda Accord. 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. It was Jun. 27, 2013 when this wiper issue occurred.
#10 - Wiper problem of the 2001 Honda Accord
The transmission in my Honda Accord 2001 has been faulty for at least 2 years now. There was a recall on the transmission but the recall expired According to Honda. There is no option but to fix the transmission if it blows and that's basically what I'm waiting for. Honda has not guaranteed that if the transmission is fixed, it will not happen again. I took my car into a Honda dealership twice for airbag recalls and my airbag light is still lit on my dashboard. Overall, I feel as if these issues are safety hazards and I feel stuck in a horrible situation with no help from the manufacture. It was Jun. 15, 2008 when this wiper issue occurred.
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#11 - Wiper problem of the 2010 Honda Accord
The VIN of this vehicle was 5J6TF1H38A_. The owner has 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. This wiper problem happened on Monday, June 10, 2013.
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#12 - Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda Accord
The vehicle involved is a 2013 Honda Accord. VIN of the vehicle was 1HGCR2F71D_. 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. This wiper issue occurred Jun. 3, 2013.
#13 - Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda Accord
The vehicle is a 2013 Honda Accord. 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. This issue happened on May. 20, 2013.
#14 - Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda Accord
The vehicle was a 2013 Honda Accord. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1HGCR2F38D_. 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. It was Mon., Jan. 14, 2013 when this wiper issue occurred.
#15 - Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda Accord
The VIN of this Accord is 1HGCR2F86D_. Tl-the vehicle involved is 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. It was 01/02/2013 when this wiper issue happened.
#16 - Wiper problem of the 2012 Honda Accord
The vehicle is a 2012 Honda Accord. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1HGCP2F38C_. 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). This wiper issue occurred Dec. 31, 2012.
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#17 - Wiper problem of the 2011 Honda Accord
The VIN of this vehicle was 1HGCP2F88B_. The reporting person 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. This wiper issue occurred 11/21/2012.
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#18 - Wiper problem of the 2003 Honda Accord
The vehicle involved is a 2003 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving during inclement weather the windshield wipers stopped functioning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who diagnosed that the motor was severely corroded and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in NHTSA camapign id number 08v169000 (visibility: windshield wiper/washer: motor). The failure and current mileage was approximately 140,000. It was Monday, November 12, 2012 when this wiper issue happened.
#19 - Wiper problem of the 2012 Honda Accord
The vehicle is a 2012 Honda Accord. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1HGCP2F38C_. My car was parked in orange coast college- costa mesa- CA parking lot about 5pm- 9pm. I got out about 9pm at night that was summer time but it was unusually very froggy night. My exterior windows car were fully covered with frog and water that warmed up my car for 3 minutes and pushed defrost button that turned yellow but I waited for 20 minutes for rear window defrost frog but there was nothing happened. I could not back up because there were so many car rows behind me. I had to open all four window car and asked male student helped me to back up. I drove my car to home with four window completely open that was the only way I could look at two side windows to drive my car home at the dark and heavy froggy condition. That took about 35 minutes to drive home instead of 15 minutes that I used to drive from my school to home. After that incident I parked my car often outside instead of inside of my garage to try to detect about that basic but very serious issue. Defrost functionality at my car. That was Feb 20,2012 I took my car to power Honda service where I leased this car for fix it but this dealer found that there was nothing found with its defrost functionality. Later that I keep parking my outside to test how exactly my car' defrost functionality. There were some morning due for testing water condensation obtained on my exterior window car that I have found that defrost function at my car totally does not function at all even after pushing defrost button that turn yellow ! but does not work at all. That was how power Honda tested my about!!!! I called back power Honda about this issue that they asked me to bring back for retest and I did bring it back for two more time but its test came back the same like it was before. That was oct 25, 2012,I brought my car to different dealer that was Honda world but it came out its test with same result as power Honda. This wiper problem happened on Wednesday, September 12, 2012.
#20 - Wiper problem of the 2004 Honda Accord
The vehicle involved is a 2004 Honda Accord. Light display went out that controls radio and hvac components 2 years ago. Dark at night when driving and when the windows get fogged up you can not see the switch to turn on defrost because the printed circuit board has stopped working, so it requires you to turn on interior light to find the defrost button, this is very dangerous while driving at night. After researching last night I found Honda extended the warranty on this until 2011 or 100,000. So I called Honda and I was told I'm past the warranty it's whichever comes first (I never received a letter from Honda or it would have went in to get fixed) this in my opinion should be covered by the dealer as it could cause a fatality with someone fumbling with the interior lights just to get the defrost buttons on. It was Jan. 3, 2010 when this wiper issue happened.
#21 - Wiper problem of the 2013 Honda Accord
Tl- consumer has a 2013 Honda Accord. The contact stated the drivers side mirror was the size of a spot mirror and prevented him from having full view on the drivers side of the vehicle. The manufacturer stated that was how the vehicle was designed and it needed to be adjusted. The current mileage was 15. Rvk. It was October 1, 2012 when this wiper issue occurred.
#22 - Wiper problem of the 2004 Honda Accord
The car was a 2004 Honda Accord. I was driving on the freeway with rain, and the whole front panel (where the stereo, a/c, emergency light, went off. As I was tryng to find the emergency light( cause I was going slow in the rain and fix the temp. To clear DE window I almost crash with another car. This shoul be taken more serious. I called and Honda said I was out of warranty. Ive been going to the dealer and they want me to pay almost a $1000, I called Honda customer service and they insist I ve benn out of warranty. This afect the concentration and visibility on the car . I've been reading and its a common problem on this model. This wiper problem happened on Tue., Apr. 20, 2010.
#23 - Wiper problem of the 2009 Honda Accord
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is JHMCP264X9_. Tl-the vehicle involved is a 2009 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the air conditioning unit was activated and caused the headlights to blink and become dim. The failure was experienced numerous times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but a diagnostic was not performed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 42,315 and the current mileage was 44,000. Kmj. This problem occurred on Tuesday, May 1, 2012.
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#24 - Wiper problem of the 2011 Honda Accord
Ever since I purchased by 2011 Honda Accord crosstour the windshield has had problems: it scratches easily and it finally cracked after a very small rock struck it. It seems to chip like a drinking glass would rather than a windshield. I think the windshield glass is unsafe and not to standards. When I purchased the vehicle the salesman lamented about problems with Honda windshields and I should have reconsidered the purchase then. I have owned two other Honda vehicles and never had the problems that I do with this car. I am replacing the glass (I have to pay for it) within a month and would like to have someone test it to see if it meets regulations. The dealer intends to discard it otherwise. It was August 3, 2012 when this wiper issue occurred.
#25 - Wiper problem of the 2010 Honda Accord
The vehicle involved is a 2010 Honda Accord. The contact stated the visor on the drivers side visor feel off. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told the visor was loose. The dealer replaced the visor, but the contact stated that the passenger side visor was extremely loose but had no fallen from its housing. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown but the current mileage was 34,000. The VIN was not available. The failure date was Jul. 5, 2012.
#26 - Wiper problem of the 2012 Honda Accord
The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1HGCP2F60C_. The reporting person owns a 2012 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the driver replaced the front windshield due to a crack. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop and the windshield was replaced. The contact then stated that the driver noticed another crack in the windshield a few weeks later. The vehicle was not taken to have the vehicle repaired a second time. The contact was unaware of the cause of the failures. The failure mileage was 4,000. It was Sunday, May. 20, 2012 when this wiper issue occurred.
#27 - Wiper problem of the 2008 Honda Accord
The vehicle having this issue was a 2008 Honda Accord. The plastic sun visor split at the seam. Now it will not fold up flat against the ceiling, causing it to be a visibility issue. The visor will not fold all the way out, therefore blocking more of the road than preferred. Since it will not fold up either, it sticks out directly at my head. This visor breaks about every 10,000 miles, with below average use of the visor (less than 10 times a week). This wiper problem happened on Wednesday, June 17, 2009.
#28 - Wiper problem of the 2004 Honda Accord
The vehicle involved was a 2004 Honda Accord. We were driving down the highway one afternoon and it began to rain. We turned on our windshield wipers and nothing happened. We were forced to pull over on the side of the highway to wait out the storm since we had zero visibility without the wipers. Our wipers have not worked since that point. I have noted that the 2003 Honda Accords had a recall for a defect in the windshield wiper motor and this seems to fit that description though Honda has informed me that no recall has been issued for the 2004 Accords, despite this being an identical issue that is not common outside of this defect and is on a similar model. It is a rather dangerous situation to occur since one will only notice the wipers stopped working during a rainstorm. This wiper issue occurred 02/18/12.
#29 - Wiper problem of the 2004 Honda Accord
There was crash involved with this Honda Accord. The reporting person owns a 2004 Honda Accord. While driving approximately 35 mph, the contact activated the defroster to clear the windshield but it would not function. The contact was unable to see the roadway and crashed into a mail box. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostics. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised that there was a common problem with the circuit board but they would not cover any repair costs because the warranty had expired. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 103,000. This wiper issue occurred Apr. 24, 2012.
#30 - Wiper problem of the 2004 Honda Accord
The vehicle involved was a 2004 Honda Accord. My radio and a/c display went out. I have to turn on my interior lights at night to adjust the temperature in my car. It is extremely dangerous if my windows get foggy and I cannot fix it without pulling off of the road. This car needs to be recalled. I should not have to pay $1000 for a problem that all of these models are having. The failure date was September 21, 2011.
#31 - Wiper problem of the 2003 Honda Accord
The car was a 2003 Honda Accord. VIN of the vehicle was 1HGCM66893_. Control panel display (audio-hvac display) failure. I have a 2003 Honda 4 door (w/o navigation) Accord ex. (I am the original owner of the vehicle). This problem, with potential safety implications seems to rise to the level of a defect. As I write, the display is dark and occasionally flickers. There have been previous service bulletins released on this issue and its a know defect; however I did contact Honda customer service on December 2011 but, Honda and Honda dealer's refuses to replace part without paying for it. Windshield wiper (linkage arm) failure. On multiple occasions I had mentioned to multiple Honda dealer's that windshield wiper are banging when returning to start position and I was told it was normal and they had checked the wiper motor and it works fine. Windshield wiper started banging year after I purchased the vehicle in 2003. I was able to fix the issue by replacing windshield wiper linkage arm at my own cost after I found the solution on independent Honda forums. This issue happened on Tue., Dec. 13, 2011.
#32 - Wiper problem of the 2004 Honda Accord
The windshield wiper motor went out in my 2004 Honda Accord. I have had older cars and never had this problem. Not to mention, I live in the desert, so it wasn't due to overuse. After replacing the motor, it went out again within 2 weeks! the 2003 Accord had a recall on the wiper motor and I feel they are very similar to the 2004 model. The 2004 wiper motor should be recalled as well. This issue happened on Aug. 12, 2011.
#33 - Wiper problem of the 2004 Honda Accord
The vehicle involved is a 2004 Honda Accord. I was coming home from work while it was raining and my windshield wipers stopped suddenly I was unable to see or use them and had no prior indication this was going to happen. Just so happened I did not have an accident but this could have been worse not only for me but other drivers as well. It was 10/18/2011 when this wiper issue occurred.
Other Visibility related problems of Honda Accord:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Power Window problems||43|
|Sun Roof problems||25|
|Side/rear Glass problems||22|
|Windshield Wiper/washer problems||21|
|Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problems||16|
|Exterior Rearview Mirror problems||12|
|Rearview Mirror problems||6|
|Rear Window Wiper Washer problems||6|
|Interior Rearview Mirror problems||5|
|Defogger Heater problems||2|
|Windshield Wiper/washer Switch problems||1|