Top Complaints for 2013 Honda Accord Include Uncomfortable Seats, Transmission Hesitation

The top three complaints about the 2013 Honda Accord are uncomfortable seats, transmission problems and engine issues, according to complaints filed with the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

At the beginning of 2015, NHTSA fined Honda $70 million for its failure to report to the federal agency hundreds of owner complaints involving Honda vehicles dating back as far as 2003 that allegedly caused injuries and death.  The Takata Corp., airbags used in Honda vehicles resulted in roughly 5 million vehicles being recalled.

The defective airbags, however, are not the only issue with Honda cars. The 2013 Honda Accord has a number of problems affect performance, reliability and overall comfort.


Since a person spends most of their time in a car sitting down, the seats are expected to be comfortable. That’s not the case with the 2013 Honda Accord. The top complaint for this car is uncomfortable hard seats.  Drivers say they have suffered pain and sometimes numbness in their backs, necks and legs while driving this car.  Some of the complaints point to the design of the vehicle’s headrests which seem to push a person’s head forward too far.

Some car owners have used pillows or specially fitted seats to help make themselves more comfortable.


Most of the complaints about the transmission in the 2013 Honda Accord have focused on hesitation or slipping as a person accelerates. A transmission is not supposed to jerk, pause or shake when a driver changes gears or accelerates, but owners of this car have racked up complaints about this and other issues that make driving the car miserable.


The biggest complaint about the Honda Accord is its excessive oil consumption. The complaints were that the vehicle was using up so much oil that they would constantly need to top it up and before the issue was discovered the owners could have potentially ruined the engine if it had gone dry. The Honda owners say they had their engine checked for leaks, but none were found.

Other complaints under the hood of the 2013 Honda Accord include poor battery performance, general electrical system problems and whining noises.


There is no cost to call a California lemon law attorney to find out if you have a potential claim for a defective vehicle. Johnson Attorneys Group offers a free consultation and if we accept your case the attorneys fees are paid by the defendant separately from your settlement.

Here are some basic questions we will ask you:

– Year, make and model of the vehicle
– Mileage
– Is the vehicle covered by a factory warranty? Dealer warranty?
– When did you buy the car?
– Name of the dealership you purchased it from?
– Date of purchase and when warranty expires.

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