2009 Honda Accord Sedan - Consumer Reviews

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Early brake failure
By dorrissan on 07/29/10 12:59 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Honda Accord Sedan EX-L 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)

Review

I am very disappointed at the brake life on this car. At 19,000 miles, driven 70% on interstates, I had to have the front rotors turned and new brake pads installed on rear. Fortunately there is some compensation via the class action suit settled by Honda to offset some expenses. In contrast the 05 Camry I traded for this car had no brake problems and had almost 50% brake pad wear at 70,000 miles. Definitely a design black mark for Honda.
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20K miles and 15 months later
By Mark on 07/13/10 15:32 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Honda Accord Sedan EX-L V-6 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Review

My Accord is a terrific city car and once I figured out that I had to adjust my seat to be more straight backed than I had been used to, the seat became more comfortable for longer drives. The car remains solid, I have not yet had the rear brake problems others have noted and my overall gas mileage is around 25 MPG, not bad. This car handles beautifully for a fwd sedan, but the road noise is noticeable, Honda can do better. Overall, I really like this car but the seats and the road noise keep me from completely loving it. Build quality is excellent, there are absolutely no squeaks or rattles. I can tell this car will wear well over the years.
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Plus and Minus
By delphi on 07/12/10 19:31 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Honda Accord Sedan EX-L V-6 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Review

I have owned this car for 2 years. The positive is that it handles well on all road surfaces including ice/snow. Mileage is almost the same on the highway as my 2003 Cadillac SLS at slightly over 26 mpg. The seats are terrible. After 3 hours, my legs and back ache. I can put up with the user unfriendly center panel controls but am ready to sell due to the seats. I test drove the Accord for 2 hours prior to purchase. Wish I had driven it another hour. The A/C is barely able to keep up with 90 degree outside temps.
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Recommend this car for performance
By Farrell on 07/04/10 13:10 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Honda Accord Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)

Review

I purchased this vehicle a year ago and work with the same dealer, in Michigan,I have worked with over 15 years-Honda Bloomfield-these folks just get better and better! The 2009 Honda Accord's traction in winter snow and ice is phenomenal-best I've ever driven. I count on reliability in any car I drive and this vehicle provides outstanding reliability. Seating comfort needs to be upgraded and the road noise needs to be reduced to bring this vehicle to near perfect for a "smooth ride." I reliably get 33.3 miles a gallon in this 2009 Honda Accord.
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New meaning for the word JUNK!
By Lee F. on 07/03/10 21:27 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Honda Accord Sedan EX V-6 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Door panels rattle, sunroof controls rattle, shifter rattles, trunk rattles, brakes had to be replaced at 5000 miles, rear brakes have a class action settlement, hesitates when going around a corner, glove box rattles (replaced three times), driver's door wouldn't open (had to crawl over console from passenger side), both front and rear doors on driver's side had to be "readjusted" because they wouldn't open, squeak under dash, air conditioner makes a popping noise, driver's seat belt had to be replaced because it was making a ticking noise, and the list goes on and on. Car was in the shop 12 times before it even had 5000 miles on it. Last time, they had it for 11 days!
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Speechless
By tporta911 on 07/01/10 09:05 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Honda Accord Sedan EX-L V-6 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Review

I purchased this car 10/09, my 4th Accord. I was so excited! Brand new, black on black, I felt a little "classy"! All of that excitement ended in 5/5/10 when I began to have engine problems that left me stalled in busy traffic 4 times. After multiple visits to my dealership and 2 returned phone calls from Honda "customer service" out of 9 messages left I am still no where. Corporate is stalling (pardon the pun, just like my car). They are doing the 3rd oil consumption test after the last 2 failed miserably! Why? They have told me to check the oil every time I get gas, really? Isn't that one of the perks of owning a new car? I can't believe I'm dealing with this. Beware and don't buy!
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Overall a good car
By EyLct on 06/30/10 14:05 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Honda Accord Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I drive a lot for work. There is never a time where I doubt the dependability of my accord. Within the first 5k miles I had to have a tire sensor replaced. After 12k miles all of a sudden it started making this really loud grinding noise. I took it to Honda and they said it was the brakes. They replaced everything free of charge. So far so good. I do notice while idling the car with rev really low like it's about to stall out or jump suddenly where if I didn't have my foot on the brakes I would have hit the car in front of me. Very concerning. Very poor acceleration. Horrible gas mileage. Though I love the look of the cars exterior.
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Bad Brakes
By Bad Brakes..... on 06/28/10 18:14 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Honda Accord Sedan EX-L 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)

Review

American Honda need to own up to the brakes issues they have. At least Toyota did the right thing and made it right. We are now in the process of trading in our 2009 Accord on a Toyota.
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2009 Accord
By Jeff on 06/28/10 17:56 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Honda Accord Sedan EX-L 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)

Review

We purchased two 2009 Accords, one for my wife and one for my daughter. Both are now having rear brake issues. Not sure why American Honda won't stand up and do the right thing like a recall. They waited until the American public filed suite.
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Servicable car if you like the Seat
By EnvENGineer on 06/28/10 13:22 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Honda Accord Sedan EX-L 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I have a long commute every day to work (85 miles one way) and have spent a great deal of time in this car. After only approx. 11+ months of ownership I am thinking about selling this vehicle. The lumbar support/active head restraint systems have created a seat that becomes extremely uncomfortable after a nominal drive, to the point of back pain. The gas mileage has been better than advertised (I get 27-28 vs 25). The aux jack is not in a great location (center console). The car always feels heavy and loses momentum quickly. The steering is crisp and the cabin is spacious. Exterior won't win any beauty contests and the dash is not pretty but overall a workhorse type car.
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