Wiring Problems of Honda Accord

Honda Accord owners have reported 31 problems related to wiring (under the electrical system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Honda Accord based on all problems reported for the Accord.

car image   Wiring problem of the 2006 Honda Accord 1
Failure Date: 01/13/2018

Stereo is intermittent ,sounds like a short in the wiring . Some times will not respond to functions apperently there was a recall but not with this VIN.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 2010 Honda Accord 2
Failure Date: 09/06/2017

The car jolts when put into gear and when transmission shifts between gears. Feels like the car is going to stall during transmission shifts during acceleration/deceleration. The check engine light is on and d light is blinking. Required the engine wiring harness and drivers under dash fuse box to be replaced. Honda says the car is not included in recall for this even though Honda has a recall for potential failure with the engine wiring harness connector for the 2010 Accord.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 2017 Honda Accord 3
Failure Date: 01/28/2017

The contact owns a 2017 Honda Accord. While driving 45 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was unable to restart the vehicle. Additionally, the contact stated that the interior lighting would remain illuminated, the in-dash navigation system and other internal and external lighting would blink or flash independently. The vehicle was towed to autonation Honda (1990 covington pike, memphis, TN 38128, (901) 209-1283) to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that there was an electrical failure that was attributed to the key fob not being in sync with the vehicle's ecu. The mechanic was able to restart the vehicle; however, after approximately three months of driving, the failure recurred. After the third failure, the vehicle was towed back to the dealer. The mechanic was unable to restart the vehicle. The contact was informed that several wiring harnesses had melted and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the contact was concerned that the failure could recur. The contact was informed by the service department that they were unable to guarantee that the failure would not recur and to get rid of the vehicle prior to the warranty expiring. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 2012 Honda Accord 4
Failure Date: 01/23/2017

Rats chewed and damaged electrical wiring. Entire wiring harness had to be replaced at my cost. Cost was approximately $2000. Problem first manifested when driving. Transmission shifting became sluggish and soon after the engine and transmission light ("flashing d") occurred.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 2005 Honda Accord 5
Failure Date: 01/09/2017

The cluster lights and the dome light will get dim. The dome light does when you open the doors. The cluster lights will while the head lights are on. The lights on the radio do the same. The radio will make a loud noise and stop playing until you turn off and turn back on. The wiring to back speakers is put in wrong dont work at all. The seat belts will lock when trying to pull them and it dont matter if its in motion or stationary.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 6
Failure Date: 11/02/2016

Apparently, Honda has been using wiring harnesses that are coated in some sort of soy based material in an effort to go green. Unfortunately, this has resulted in an unwanted consequence of rodents being attracted to my car. They are constantly trying to chew through the wires and this can result in a very expensive repair bill from Honda. This is something they did to the vehicles they manufacturer, and the fact that they're making us vehicle owners pay for the repair bills is unacceptable to me, but what can you do? I've read online this is not just affecting vehicle owners in rural areas, but owners who live in cities like I do. So far, I've had to use some bitter apple spray that only causes the rodents to try nibbling elsewhere in the engine bay. I don't have any pictures, but I can take some upon request. I'd hate to be driving when something fails.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 2014 Honda Accord 7
Failure Date: 02/07/2016

Soy bean based wiring. Caused approx $2,200 in damage. Which Honda refuses to cover the cost.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 2007 Honda Accord 8
Failure Date: 04/03/2015

I bought this vehicle from a Honda dealership in the beginning of February 2015. The car had 2 or 3 previous owners who did an excellent job of keeping up with the maintenance. The car had also just been inspected in September of the previous year and passed with flying colors. I was in the process of relocating to the west coast with my fiancã©. Four hours away from our final destination, the car shut off and I noticed that the engine light flashed on. I quickly got the car to the side of the road before it completely died. My fiancã© and I hopped out the car to check under the hood. By this time you could smell the smoke coming from under the hood, but a fire was not visible looking directly under the hood. Another driver, who happened to be a fire fighter, who was on the same highway stopped and told us to back away from the car because there was a fire underneath the car. Once we moved back, we were able to see the fire under the car on the right hand side (if you're facing the car). We could also see that the fire was melting something. You could see the substance melting to the ground. The fire fighter called the police and investigated the fire himself. He said that it was some type of wiring issue and the fire dept. Confirmed this as well when they finally disconnected the battery to inspect the car. He again stressed the fact that we needed to stay back because the car could blow at any moment, which was devastating news because everything we owned was in the car. Thankfully a police officer arrived and diffused the fire. I noticed that there are no open recalls for this vehicle, but I did notice there was an investigation for some issue that could cause a fire under the hood. I absolutely loved this car and I only had it long enough to make 1 payment to my finance company. I just wanted to bring this to your attention to prevent any other incidents.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 2014 Honda Accord 9
Failure Date: 11/09/2014

The contact owns a 2014 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving at 45 mph, the check electric warning light illuminated. The contact noticed that there was damage to the wiring system on the motor caused by squirrels. The vehicle was towed to a dealer. The technician stated that the motor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred . The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 5,700. The VIN was unavailable.

car image   Wiring problem of the 2014 Honda Accord 10
Failure Date: 07/22/2014

I had just left the dealership after they cleared a "fcw system failed" message and I entered the interstate. While traveling in the lane adjacent to the far left at a speed of approximately 68 mph, the car violently jerked, the fcw system failed message returned, all emergency icons were illuminated on the dash, and my car lost acceleration in traffic. Despite repeated attempts to accelerate the vehicle, the engine had no response and was sitting at idle while I decelerated in the middle of traffic. The vehicle was returned to the dealership where it underwent 3 days of service for what was determined to be a failed accelerator position sensor. The day after picking the car up from the service department, the vehicle was being driven on the highway at approximately 65 mph. The car, without symptoms or warning, again violently jerked, lost acceleration, and displayed the same system failed message. The car has been at the dealership for 8 days and the ecu and main wiring harness are being replaced.

car image   Wiring problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 11
Failure Date: 07/13/2014

While driving to chicago (2 hours away) with my wife and 11 year old my maintenance minder light came on to tell me it was time to get an oil change. Since it was a Sunday I couldn't take it in. I couldn't make an appointment until 7/16 to get in for an oil change. On 7/16 I sat in my car to go home, but my dash lights were all lit up. Brakes, electric steering, abs, check engine, my speedometer wasn't working and many more lights remained on. I called the dealer and they told me it was safe to drive it over to them although I heard a grinding sound, my brakes were soft and my steering wheel was very stiff. I went very slow since my speedometer or mileage wasn't working at all. The next morning my dealer called and claimed that a rodent was the culprit who chewed on some main wiring harness of the entire car. I find this hard to believe because why didn't it happen after the oil light came 2 days before? why didn't my wife's SUV get affected by this? this is a huge quality control issue that Honda needs to fix. What would have happened if all of these lights came on while I was driving my family on the highway?.

car image   Wiring problem of the 2004 Honda Accord 12
Failure Date: 06/02/2014

2004 Honda Accord. Consumer requests a vehicle recall for faulty radio wiring. The consumer stated a year ago, she began having problems with the radio. It would make a very loud pop and then go off. The audio would disappear, but the radio was still on. At times, there was a popping and hissing sound. The radio issue, occurred on an intermittent basis.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 2011 Honda Accord 13
Failure Date: 03/03/2014

Consumer writes in regards to dealerships in the phoenix, arizona area hot-wiring modifications of new vehicle ignition system and security systems. The consumer stated the hot-wiring modifications were for the benefit and convenience of car dealers for physically managing their inventory.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 2012 Honda Accord 14
Failure Date: 06/01/2012

Abs lights on purchase after 5 months. I purchase my car on 12/30/11. On 30/5/12 I saw the lights on, I dropped my car for 1 day at boardwalk Honda service. Next day, when I went to take my car the manager told me that rodents had eaten the wiring. The place where I park my car, there were three other cars also parked everyday. They never have such kind of problem. I think because of their car is old and my car is new so rodents like to eat new wires not a old wires. The manger told me that you have to pay for this and it will be more than $1000. I am completely disagree, why should I pay. Still its passed 5 months. I am looking forward to fix this problem by Honda with free of charge.

car image   Wiring problem of the 2005 Honda Accord 15
Failure Date: 12/01/2011

My air bag light was lit,I took it to Honda they re-set something, 5 minutes later as I was leaving it lit up again. Took it back they said they had to do diagnostics, ordered a wiring harness,installed that. I drove to florida and back 1300 miles round trip and the light is back on meaning my bags will not deploy. I have had a very difficult time getting this addressed. Honda (apple tree in fletcher , nc) had my car from tue-sat and I had to rent a car due to their negligence. Now I have to drive back over there 1 1/2 hour drive one way and see what is going on. I noticed there have been similar issues, but that my VIN was not covered. Please advise. I am still driving an unsafe car and have spent countless hours going back and forth and paying for a rental car.

car image   Wiring problem of the 2010 Honda Accord 16
Failure Date: 02/24/2010

In recent, companies have changed how they make the insulation for cables attached to a car's engine. The soy products now used to create the wire insulation concerns me a great deal. This weekend my wife was driving our car, a 2010 Honda Accord, and while on the road the car started to shake and stutter violently, and would not accelerate. This could have ultimately caused an accident and harmed her and other people. After having our car towed to the dealership, there was evidence that a rodent of some type had chewed on the cables. Not only did this make the car unstable to drive on the road, but there was a threat of electrical fire because the wire's insulation was chewed away by a small animal that was attracted to the soy-based food source in the wires. Adding the soy to the wires can cause problems including unreliability, fires, and possibly even death. I don’t take this lightly. Automobile makers are using the soy material because it is less expensive for them. Overall, it costs consumers/insurance companies much more when repairs are needed because of this problem. Not only is this dishonest of auto makers, but these types of shortcuts are illegal as well. Please require manufacturers to make wiring insulation out of non-soy-based products to ensure the safety of my family along with yours. Thanks.

car image   Wiring problem of the 2005 Honda Accord 17
Failure Date: 10/02/2009

The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord. While driving the vehicle intermittently stalls without any prior warnings. The vehicle has been taken to the dealer several times. His vehicle was repaired According to recall #07v097000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump) . However the repair did not remedy the failure. The dealer then updated the ecm. A week later the failure resurfaced. A technician had to repair the wiring harness from underneath of the ignition, but the vehicle continued to fail. The manufacuturer was notified, but no assistance was provided. The failure and current mileages were 68,0000.

car image   Wiring problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 18
Failure Date: 09/01/2008

The wiring harness on my Honda Accord recently had various places where rodent(s) have chewed on it that resulted in engine problems. The same thing happened two times in 2007 on a Chrysler pacifica. In researching online, it appears that this is a much larger problem than I would have thought, with hundreds if not thousands of incidents, primarily on newer vehicles. Some of the posts have indicated that several manufacturers are using a soy based wiring harness material covering the actual wires. This seems to be attracting all sorts of rodents including mice, rats, squirrels, and even rabbits. If this problem is as big as it appears, this well may be costing consumers millions of dollars per year!.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 2004 Honda Accord 19
Failure Date: 07/30/2007

(1) & (2) red safety restraint system (srs) light sporadically light on dash, within one month srs light consistently on. Dealer discovered broken ground wire under driver's seat. The purpose of the ground wire is solely to transmit information from the seat belt to the srs. (3) dealer repaired the broken wire and charged me $112. 25. My request is for a refund in the amount of $112. 25 because the repair as solely a safety repair and the diagnositc fee should not have been charged.

car image   Wiring problem of the 2001 Honda Accord 20
Failure Date: 02/26/2006

Car wouldn't start and stuck in park. Diagnosed as wiring harness that rubbed against body and melted. Car has not been in an accident. Seems defective to me and should be covered!.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 1998 Honda Accord 21
Failure Date: 05/01/2005

During periods of wet weather, high humidity, power door locks do not work, and right side power windows do not function from driver's seat locationl. No parts replaced. Problem seems to resolve itself when humidity drops and things dry out.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 2004 Honda Accord 22
Failure Date: 12/21/2004

While driving at 35 mph consumer smelled an odor of smoke. After pulling off to the side of the road consumer went to open the hood and was unable to to do so because the vehicle was consumed with flames.

car image   Wiring problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 23
Failure Date: 10/04/2004

10/4/2004 - driving 65 mph and car completely shut off - lost power steering and brakes. In shop for 5 days and said problem's fixed. 2/7/2005 - driving 50 mph and happened again - lost power steering and brakes. In shop for 5 days, dealership said it was fixed. *jgb2/13/2005 - driving 45 mph and car shut off again - lost power steering and brakes. Back in shop currently. Safety concern - life has been put in jeopardy 3 times now.

car image   Wiring problem of the 2004 Honda Accord 24
Failure Date: 09/10/2004

While driving vehicle caught on fire. There was no warning. Vehicle was towed to the dealer, where a technician found that a piece of insulation started the fire. Manufacturer stated they will make only the repairs necessary.

car image   Wiring problem of the 1999 Honda Accord 25
Failure Date: 09/16/2002

Consumer states that the dealer, Honda of hayward in hayward CA. Phone# 510/582-1300. Stated a reconnection fee of $90. 00 dollar would be charge for reconnection of the remote wiring after recall repairs was done. Feel free to provide any further information. Nlm.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 1997 Honda Accord 26
Failure Date: 08/24/2001

Vehicle lost all electrical power then car became inoperable. Also, car was steaming. Dealer has been contacted. Please provide further details.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 2000 Honda Accord 27
Failure Date: 01/24/2000

My Honda Accord ex 6 cyl has a problem but was not included in NHTSA recall 04v256000. The dashboard lights go on and off at night, exactly as described. If I play with the dimmer control I can get the dashboard lights to go on and off.

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car image   Wiring problem of the 1997 Honda Accord 28
Failure Date: 11/12/1998

When starting up the vehicle will overheat, and the consumer can smell wires burning. When taking the vehicle to the shop the dealer can't find the problem.

car image   Wiring problem of the 1997 Honda Accord 29
Failure Date: 10/01/1998

Consumer received a recall notice in October of 1998 and was told by the dealer that his vehicle was not recalled. However, consumer received another recall notice (98v-231) on may of 1999 and called the 800 number on the recall and was told that the vehicle was recalled. The recall was for a wire harness that could short circuit, and cause possible fire in the engine compartment. Possible injuries may have occured due to false information from dealer.

car image   Wiring problem of the 1998 Honda Accord 30
Failure Date: 06/01/1998

Short in horn wiring in steering wheel cause the gear shift lock to malfunction. Could not shift out of "park. ".

car image   Wiring problem of the 1997 Honda Accord 31
Failure Date: 03/23/1997

Driving w/daytime running light; noticed smoke coming from vent area and flames near leg/hands area; pulled off fwy into gas station; fire dept arrived & put out flames; flames reappeared & put out again; fire dept said it was electrical. At dealership, it was 3rd one that burned.

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