Honda Accord owners have reported 118 problems related to wiper (under the visibility category).
My son was driving his 2000 Honda Accord going on to 270 north all of a sudden his hood came popping up smashing his windshield and he was lucky he was in the lane closest to the brim. He could not see and was lucky no one was in front or at the side of him. The police officer that arrived asked us if this was a 2000-2002 Honda and my son said yes. He explained to us this is the 5th Honda vehicle in a month that this same thing occured. His daughters same car as my son did this a month ago. He recommended to me to email you and let you know. Obviously this is an issue, and if this coilumbus ohio police officer has seen 5 I womder what has been going on in other states. The police officers name is officer ken huck phone number 614-645-4635 police officer number 1499.
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The rear window is distorted which prevents a clear and accurate view of all objects behind the vehicle. This distortion affects the entire back window and it causes the objects viewed through the window to be wavy and distorted. Its effects are magnified in wet weather and at night. The distortion prevents the operator from accurately judging the size, speed and distance of the vehicles traveling behind the vehicle. The distortion occurs when the vehicle is moving and stationary. I inspected several similar Accords at the dealer and they had the same distorted rear window. The service manager at the dealer acknolwedged the distortion, but claimed it couldn't be fixed.
Partitioned side view mirrors on my sport model makes me more confused than ever. It defeats the purpose of these mirrors. Honda you make things better, how in the world you thought it makes side viewing easier/clearer. This is classic example of "improvement for the worse". Also, Honda used a cheap rearview mirror. Really did not expect this from Honda.
Steering wheel occludes the speedometer. Analog speedometer is in the middle of the dashboard and very large. Depending on the position of the steering wheel you loose at least 25 mph range (either on the low or high end of the spectrum). There is no digital readout which would be a simple fix to this issue as the low center part of the speedometer "ring" is always visible. Also, the driver's seat has a built in arch that does not fit ever body. It is not adjustable and (depending on height) pokes you in the mid-low back and doesn't let the upper back get support or relax into the seat. Result is very tight and spasmed back muscles. This gets worse over time.
The contact owns a 2014 Honda Accord. While driving approximately 70 mph, there was a loud suction noise coming from the front passenger side window. The window fractured without warning. The contact drove the vehicle and informed the police who stated that no outside damage caused the fracture. A police report was filed. The contact informed the manufacturer who repaired the vehicle. The failure mileage was 17,000.
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This vehicle has no dashboard indicator to inform you when the washer fluid is low. This may sound like a small thing, however, the point when you run out without warning is when you are trying to clean the windshield. This happened to me on the highway this winter with a lot of salty spray coming off the road. The result was a streaky mess that I could barely see through. Fortunately, I carry a gallon of fluid with me so I stopped and filled it on the spot. According to the owners manual, the indicator is only found on canadian models.
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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!.
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.
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.
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.
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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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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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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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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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Passenger side sun visor would not stay up in place.
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.
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.
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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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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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!!!!.
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|Power Window problems||
|Sun Roof problems||
|Side/rear Glass problems||
|Windshield Wiper/washer problems||
|Windshield Wiper/washer Motor problems||
|Exterior Rearview Mirror problems||