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Honda Accord Recalls Over the Years: Is Your Model Affected?

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Honda Accord Recalls Over the Years: Is Your Model Affected?

The Honda Accord is the Japanese automaker’s bread and butter family sedan and it has had a number of important recalls during its production run.

Thanks to extensive data from NHTSA, we have compiled a list of recalls for this popular family sedan. Data from the NHTSA is available for the first generation of the Accord (1976 – 1981) all the way up to the ninth generation (2013 – 2017). Here is all the available information on Honda Accord recalls:

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First-Generation Honda Accord Recalls (1976 – 1981)

Initially available as just a three-door hatchback, a four-door was released a year after. A total of one recall was issued for this generation:

1.) Suspension (Issued November 1981); Models affected: 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979 models 


Second-Generation Honda Accord Recalls (1981 – 1985)

This generation became the first Accord to be both built in Japan and in the U.S. A total of three recalls were issued for this generation:

1.) Fuel: Fuel Tank Assembly: Pipe: Filler: Neck (Issued March 1992); Models affected: 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985 models

2.) Electrical System: Wiring: Harness: Front: Underhood (Issued December 1984); Models affected: 1982, models 

3.) Electrical System: Regulator (Issued December 1983); Models affected: 1984, models


Third-Generation Honda Accord Recalls (1986 – 1989)

This generation was the first to employ double wishbones at the front and rear ends. A total of three recalls were issued for this generation:

1.) Interior Systems: Active Restraints: Belt Buckles (Issued May 1995); Models affected: 1986, 1987, 1989 models

2.) Fuel: Fuel Systems (Issued April 1993); Models affected: 1986, 1987 models

3.) Equipment: Owners Manual Information (Issued October 1987); Models affected: 1987 models 


Fourth-Generation Honda Accord Recalls (1990 – 1993)

A total of seven recalls were issued for this generation:

1.) FMVSS 108/Replacement Headlamps/Amber Reflector (Issued May 2009); Models affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 models 

2.) FMVSS 108/Aftermarket Combination Lamps (Issued April 2009); Models affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 models

3.) FMVSS 108/Headlamps/Missing Amber Side Reflectors (Issued August 2008); Models affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 models

4.) FMVSS 108/Amber Side Reflectors (Issued March, April, May, June & July 2006); Models affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 models

5.) FMVSS 108/Headlamp/Amber Side Reflex Reflectors (Issued March 2006); Models affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 models

6.) Interior Systems: Active Restraints: Belt Buckles (Issued May 1995); Models affected: 1990, 1991, 1993 models

7.) Interior Systems: Active Seat and Shoulder Belts (Issued October 1991 & April 1993); Models affected: 1990, 1992, 1993 models


Fifth-Generation Honda Accord Recalls (1994 – 1997)

A total of nine recalls were issued for this generation:

1.) FMVSS 108/Replacement Headlamps/Amber Reflector (Issued May 2009); Models affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 models

2.) FMVSS 108/Headlamps/Missing Amber Side Reflectors (Issued August 2008); Models affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 models

3.) FMVSS 108/Amber Side Reflectors (Issued March, April, May, June & July 2006); Models affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 models

4.) FMVSS 108/Headlamp/Amber Side Reflex Reflectors (Issued March 2006); Models affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 models

5.) Tires: Valve Stem (Issued August 1994); Models affected: 1994 models

6. ) Honda Air Conditioner Wire Harness (Issued September 1998); Models affected: 1995, 1996, 1997 models

7.) Honda/Air Bags (Issued October 1996); Models affected: 1995 models

8.) Honda/Ignition Switch (Issued May 2002); Models affected: 1997 models

9.) Honda/Ball Joints (Issued May 1999); Models affected: 1997 models

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Sixth-Generation Honda Accord Recalls (1998 – 2002)

A total of 17 recalls were issued for this generation:

1.) FMVSS 108/Replacement Headlamps/Amber Reflector (Issued May 2009); Models affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 models

2.) FMVSS 108/Aftermarket Combination Lamps (Issued April 2009); Models affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 models

3.) FMVSS 108/Headlamps/Missing Amber Side Reflectors (Issued August 2008); Models affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 models

4.) FMVSS 108/Amber Side Reflectors (Issued March, April, May, June & July 2006); Models affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 models

5.) FMVSS 108/Headlamp/Amber Side Reflex Reflectors (Issued March 2006); Models affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 models

6.) Honda/Ignition Switch (Issued May 2002 & October 2003); Models affected: 1998, 1999 models

7.) Honda/Ball Joints (Issued May 1999); Models affected: 1998 models

8.) Honda/Transmission Parking Pawl (Issued February 1998); Models affected: 1998 models

9.) Honda/Passenger Seat Belt Bracket (Issued December 1997); Models affected: 1998 models

10.) Ignition-Park Interlock (Issued January 2005); Models affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 models

11.) Honda/Instrument Panel Dimmer Control (Issued June 2004); Models affected: 2000, 2001 models

12.) Honda/Air Bag Inflator Module (Issued March 2002); Models affected: 2000 models

 13.) Honda/FMVSS 209/Rear Center Seat Belt Buckle (Issued February 2002); Models affected: 2000, 2001 models

14.) Honda/FMVSS 209/Rear Seat Belt Buckle (Issued December 2001); Models affected: 2000, 2001 models

15.) Honda/Rear Suspension Lower Arm (Issued July 2000); Models affected: 2000 models

16.) Driver’s Frontal Air Bay May Rupture (Issued May 2015); Models affected: 2001, 2002 models

17.) Honda/Timing Belt/Water Pump (Issued August 2002); Models affected: 2002 models


Seventh-Generation Honda Accord Recalls (2002 – 2007)

This was the first generation that introduced a hybrid version to the lineup. A total of 26 recalls were issued for this generation. Many of the recalls from here on have to do with the larger Takata airbags issue, where some airbags had inflators that could rupture and send sharp metal fragments flying into passengers, resulting in serious injury or even death in some cases.

1.) Improperly Installed Passenger Air Bag (Issued April 2018); Models affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 models

2.) Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture (Issued March 2017); Models affected: 2003 models

3.) Passenger Side Front Air Bag Inflator May Rupture (Issued June 2015); Models affected: 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 models

4.) Driver’s Frontal Air Bag May Rupture (Issued May 2015); Models affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 models

5.) Passenger Air Bag Inflator May Rupture (Issued November 2014); Models affected: 2003, 2004, 2005 models

6.) Passenger Side Air Bag Inflator May Rupture (Issued June 2014); Models affected: 2003, 2004, 2005 models

7.) Power Steering Hose Failure Due To Heat (Issued May 2012); Models affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 models

8.) Ignition Interlock (Issued August 2010); Models affected: 2003 models

9.) FMVSS 108/Replacement Headlamps/Amber Reflector (Issued May 2009); Models affected: 2003, 2004, 2005 models

10.) FMVSS 108/Aftermarket Combination Lamps (Issued April 2009); Models affected: 2003, 2004, 2005 models

11.) FMVSS 108/Headlamps/Missing Amber Side Reflectors (Issued August 2008); Models affected: 2003 models

12.) Windshield Wiper Motor (Issued April 2008); Models affected: 2003 models

13.) FMVSS 108/Aftermarket Headlamp Assemblies (Issued May 2007); Models affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 models

14.) FMVSS 108/Photometric Variances (Issued January 2007); Models affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 models

15.) FMVSS 108/Amber Side Reflectors (Issued March, April, May, June & July 2006); Models affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 models

16.) FMVSS 108/Headlamp/Amber Side Reflex Reflectors (Issued March 2006); Models affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 models

17.) Honda/Automatic Transmission (Issued April 2004); Models affected: 2003, 2004 models 

18.) Incorrect Passenger Air Bag Module/FMVSS 208 (Issued March 2016); Models affected: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 models

19.) Seat Position Sensor Wire Harness (Issued January 2007); Models affected: 2004, 2005 models

20.) Honda/Driver Air Bag Fabric (Issued November 2004); Models affected: 2004, 2005 models

21.) Automatic Transmission Control Module Software (Issued August 2011); Models affected: 2005, 2006, 2007 models

22.) Fuel Pump Relay (Issued March 2007); Models affected: 2005 models

23.) Fuse Box (Issued April 2005); Models affected: 2005 models

24.) Owner’s Manual Hotline Information Incorrect (Issued July 2006); Models affected: 2006 models

25.) Tires (Issued November 2005); Models affected: 2006 models

26.) Front Impact Sensor Bolts (Issued November 2005); Models affected: 2006 models


Eighth-Generation Honda Accord Recalls (2008 – 2012)

This generation introduced for the first time, a fastback model known as the Crosstour. A total of 10 recalls were issued for this generation:

1.) Improperly Installed Passenger Air Bag (Issued April 2018); Models affected: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 models

2.) Incorrectly Installed Replacement Air Bag (Issued August 2017); Models affected: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 models

3.) Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture (Issued May 2016 & January 2017); Models affected: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 models

4.) Air Bag Control Unit Power Supply Corrosion (Issued February 2016); Models affected: 2008, 2009, 2010 models

5.) Automatic Transmission Control Module Software (Issued August 2011); Models affected: 2008, 2009, 2010 models

6.) Nose Mask Accessory (Issued November 2009); Models affected: 2008, 2009, 2010 models

7.) Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode (Issued January 2018); Models affected: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 models

8.) Ignition Circuit Coupler Failure (Issued January 2011); Models affected: 2010 models

9.) Front Suspension Damper Bolts And Spindle Nuts (Issued December 2010); Models affected: 2010, 2011 models

10.) Driver-Side Or Passenger-Side Side Curtain Airbag (Issued February 2012); Models affected: 2012 models


Ninth-Generation Honda Accord Recalls (2013 – 2017)

A total of four recalls were issued for this generation:

1.) Battery Sensor May Short (Issued June 2017); Models affected: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 models

2.) Possible Fuel Tank Leak (Issued July 2013); Models affected: 2013 models

3.) Connecting Rod Bolts May Be Improperly Torqued (Issued March 2015); Models affected: 2014, 2015 models

4.) Hybrid System May Go Into Fail Safe Mode (Issued September 2015); Models affected: 2014, 2015 models

You can click on here to find out if your Honda Accord was affected by any recalls and to find out more information about specific recall details. The NHSTA has a very useful tool where you can input your VIN to see if your car has been recalled.

Click here for more information on the Takata airbag issue.

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