In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling. Ends of spark plugs eroded away due to oil consumption. Notwithstanding the center stack's sea of buttons and the questionable styling, quality and performance complaints were non-existent. I complained about oil consumption for years which Honda said was normal. The front-console cupholders are large, and the two rear cupholders are conveniently placed in the side armrests. The interior volume has increased from 97.
Every pothole, expansion joint, tar strip, leaf, whatever you may run over, will make its way through the chassis and up your backside. This Accord still has a generous backseat, however both the four- and six-cylinder versions are more powerful than before. The recall began March 2017. The older Accords were crisp handlers, and the new one has certainly improved on that with the newest edition. As for the loose heat shield cat.
I like the design of the coupe better, as in most cars, but I don't think the sedan is all too bad looking either. I suspect they are causing this noise, but I have no way of being sure. About 40% of the driving was highway. An entire new dash was developed. Goggle search shows other 4cyl models having problem. Soon after that I started having problems with the car burning oil over a quart every 1000 miles. Topped off by a familiar blend of comfortable cruising and eager handling, the 2008 Honda Accord continues to do the same 'ol thing better than ever.
You will hunt every single time you want to change a radio station or turn down the temperature. We highlight these and other trends while uncovering the benefits and drawbacks of the latest car technology. If unlocked while driving, system kept clicking loudly trying to auto-lock them. The air it blows is the same temperature as the outside air. Honda said they fixed it but didn't.
Definitely having more chutzpah than its younger brother, the Civic, the Accord's interior has been well thought out. Down the side, designers again have hidden the added length well by adding larger doors, adding a styling crease from the front fender back to the taillights, and pulling both the tail- and headlamps back into the side view. Brake problems began within days of purchasing this Accord in March 2008. More front end work is needed. Rounding out a theme, braking feel, response and feedback are also top-notch. Standard safety features for all trim levels include front- and side-curtain airbags, a stability-control system, traction control, anti-lock brakes with brake assist and electronic brake distribution for surer stops.
Trunk room is excellent at 14 cubic feet, although the floor is a bit shallow. The Accord now has a long sloping hood that leads to a very pronounced snout. Brake pedal feel was poor. The new rectangular chrome grill is accented by two large, protruding headlamps. The nicely shaped trunk is roomy but has a rather high opening and a lid with intrusive hinges. It's also a viable alternative to the Nissan Altima or Toyota Camry Solara coupe.
While we had no complaints about how this vehicle performed during its tenure with us, there were plenty of comments about those styling changes. It feels like the car backfired, and then the sound just stops. I had to get a replacement transmission and new clutch. Finally they did the recall. The unintended acceleration was reported back in July 2005, when an Accord Hybrid driver…. We have to continually fill up the oil. I've had to replace the rear dics,and pads 3x, and the rotors 2x.
Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. The 4-cylinder provides slower, but lively, acceleration. In my experience, this should be reversed. Drop down an inch and the rotary control with large buttons to control the redesigned navigation. Rotors resurfaced and replaced many times in past.
Dealer indicates there could be a problem in cylinders. Our complaints were more subjective than anything else; the styling and design changes did not affect how the vehicle performed its duties. They start using oil to the tune of a quart every 1000 miles, cam shafts go bad, rings need replacing. After verification of consumption, the dealer stated the piston rings had to be replaced and after six months, Honda agreed to share cost. I don't know if your car has push rods, the tapping sound is like loose rocker arms from the engine. Finally dealer identified as a leaking strut. When i am on the speaker phone - i have to yell just so I'm heard.
This led to the oil gumming up the piston rings around the 3rd cylinder. Higher-level trims for the 2008 Honda Accord Sedan include goodies such as alloy wheels, auto up-down front windows, and a power driver seat. A freer-breathing exhaust system is the biggest difference between the two four-cylinder engines. The center console navigation and phone book system and controls may be a bit counter intuitive with a rotating and push center dial, and the 4 cylinder engine needs a bit of a boast and the car seems to lack in accelaration. I wasn't aware that this car had break problems when I purchased it, but now see that there was a lawsuit. Only regular-grade fuel is needed for either engine. Now, we can understand the fronts: We work our long-term cars pretty hard in order to give you an accurate account of our experiences.