Honda Accord Problems

With its reputation as a reliable car, the problems experienced by Honda Accord drivers have been minimal. Despite its consistent popularity in Canada, with sales ranking 13th in 2016 and 15th in 2015,  the Accord has had more trouble-prone models.  We will take a look at some of these below. The information in this post will be beneficial to both current Honda Accord owners and those seeking to purchase a Honda Accord in the future.  Contact us if you are looking for a reliable auto repair facility for your Honda Accord.


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Premature Brake Wear - 2008, 2009 and 2010 Honda Accord

Premature brake wear has been a persistent problem for Honda, with the "08, '09 and "10 years being particularly troublesome. According to, the average number of miles recorded before brake work was necessary was  26,039. As most brake pads will last considerably longer, this problem became the reason for a class action lawsuit in the United States. At Hansma Automotive, our expertly trained team of auto technicians are well versed in all types of brake repairs, including Hondas. If you are a handyman and would like to try replacing your brakes yourself, check out the following video.
Approximate repair cost - $

Excessive Oil Consumption - 2008

Another common defect of the 2008 Honda Accord was excessive oil consumption, with, recording 341 cases. The problem was admitted by Honda in 2011 and fixed with a simple software update. Bring your car to our qualified technicians for regular maintenance, including oil changes. 
Approximate repair cost - $$$$

Ignition Switch Failure

According to, Honda has had a persistent problem with ignition switches failing. This failure may prevent the vehicle from starting or cause it to stall. This problem was particularly pronounced in Honda Accords produced around the turn of the millennium and caused Honda to issue a recall to replace the switch. Your ignition is a vital component of your vehicle. If you are having problems starting your vehicle, check out our blog post entitled "Car Won't Start - The Top Ten Most Common Reasons."
Approximate repair cost - $$$

If your Honda Accord has had premature brake wearing, ignition switch failure, or excessive oil consumption, book an appointment with the professionals at Hansma Automotive. They can fix most problems in a few hours or less. Hansma Automotive carries out all types of  repairs to Honda Accords as well as all other makes and models of vehicles. Visit our services page for a complete list of our services.  If you are short on time and can't wait around while your vehicle is being serviced, then take advantage of our convenient shuttle service. Hansma Automotive is conveniently located at 88 Shoemaker Street in Kitchener, Ontario.

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Posted on July 24, 2016 .