2008 HONDA ACCORD VIN: 1HGCP268X8A139626

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Run & Drive
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VIN 1HGCP268X8A139626 Decoding Honda Vin Decoder

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Make

HONDA

Manufacturer Name

AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

Model

Accord

Model Year

2008

Plant City

MARYSVILLE

Trim

EX-L

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant State

OHIO

Body Class

Sedan/Saloon

Doors

4

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 1C: 4,001 - 5,000 lb (1,814 - 2,268 kg)

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Transmission Style

Automatic

Transmission Speeds

5

Engine Number of Cylinders

4

Displacement (CC)

2359.737216

Displacement (CI)

144

Displacement (L)

2.4

Engine Stroke Cycles

4

Engine Model

K24Z3

Engine Power (kW)

131.9889

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Valve Train Design

Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC)

Engine Configuration

In-Line

Fuel Delivery / Fuel Injection Type

Multipoint Fuel Injection (MPFI)

Engine Brake (hp) From

177

Engine Brake (hp) To

201

Engine Manufacturer

Honda

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Other Restraint System Info

Rear Restraint System: Seat Belt & Side Curtain Air bag (Rr outer positions) / Seat Belt (Rr center position).

Curtain Air Bag Locations

1st and 2nd Rows

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2008 HONDA ACCORD Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2008 HONDA ACCORD Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Standard
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 1HGCP268X8A139626

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS

December 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11057985
Consumer Location: HIGH POINT, NC
VIN: 1HGCP268X8A****

Summary of Complaint

LIGHT WAS TURNING ON OFF WHEN TURN ON STREET. LIGHTON SEAT BELT WAS ALSO DOING THE SAME THING. I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT IT WAS SO I TOOK IT TO THE DEALER.THEY SAID IT WAS THE AIRBAG DOING ALL THE PROBLEM . SO THEY EXPLAINED THAT THERE WAS A RECALL ON THIS PROBLEM SO THEY CHANGE IT ON TIME BEFORE ANY OTHER SERIOUS ACCIDENT CAN HAPPEN.

Components: ENGINE

October 23, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11044209
Consumer Location: PHILADELPHIA, PA
VIN: 1HGCP268X8A****

Summary of Complaint

ENGINE OIL CONSUMPTION ISSUE. THE ENGINE OIL IS BURNING WAY TOO FAST AND THE ENGINE MAKES A GRINDING NOISE. I TOOK IT TO THE DEALER FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND NOW THAT IT IS OUT OF WARRANTY THEY ARE SAYING ITS A OIL CONSUMPTION ISSUE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM STRUCTURE SERVICE BRAKES

July 30, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11014127
Consumer Location: STEELTON, PA
VIN: 1HGCP268X8A****

Summary of Complaint

CAR CAUGHT FIRE DOORS LOCKED WOULD NOT LET ME OUT.CAR SHUT OFF NO BRAKES. *TR

Components: ENGINE

January 01, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10894889
Consumer Location: NEWPORT, KY
VIN: 1HGCP268X8A****

Summary of Complaint

ENGINE CLICKS WHEN STARTING, ESPECIALLY WHEN COLD. IT SOUNDS LIKE OIL IS NOT GETTING TO THE ENGINE. I BELIEVE IT MAY BE RELATED TO THE VTC ACTUATOR.

Components: ENGINE

October 01, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10716611
Consumer Location: CLINTON, MD
VIN: 1HGCP268X8A****

Summary of Complaint

EVERY SINGLE DAY WHEN I START UP MY 2008 HONDA ACCORD 4 CYCL. AUTOMATIC FROM A COLD START THERE IS A HORRIBLE NOISE (RATTLE) FROM WHAT SOUNDS LIKE THE ENGINE. THE HONDA DEALERSHIP IN WALDORF, MD HAS TRIED TO FIX THIS PROBLEM 3 OR 4 TIMES. NOW THEY SAY THEY WON'T TRY TO FIX IT ANYMORE, EVEN THOUGH THE PROBLEM STILL EXISTS. I'VE BEEN TOLD BY HONDA THAT IT IS THE VTC ACTUATOR AND IT IS A DEFECTIVE PART. TIL THIS DAY 5/15/15, I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO GET THE ISSUE RESOLVED. THE PROBLEM STARTED ABOUT A YEAR AFTER I GOT THE CAR. IT IS THE ONLY ANNOYING AND UNNERVING PROBLEM WITH MY HONDA. WHY CAN'T THIS ISSUE BE RESOLVED? I FOUND ALL THESE COMPLAINTS IN THE HONDA TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN AND HAVE BEEN FIGHTING THIS ISSUE WITH HONDA EVER SINCE. OBVIOUSLY HONDA KNOWS ABOUT IT. AT COLD START-UP, CUSTOMERS MAY COMPLAIN ABOUT A LOUD ENGINE RATTLE THAT LASTS FOR ABOUT TWO SECONDS. THE PROBABLE CAUSE IS A FAULTY VTC (VARIABLE TIMING CONTROL) ACTUATOR. THIS APPLIES TO ALL 2008 ACCORD L4 (TWO/FOUR DOOR) VEHICLES, 2009 ACCORD L4 TWO-DOOR VIN 1HGCS19A000001 THROUGH 1HGCS19A004953, 2009 ACCORD L4 FOUR-DOOR VIN 1HGCP29A000001 THROUGH 1HGCP29A029528, AND 2009 ACCORD L4 FOUR-DOOR VIN JHMCP29C000001 THROUGH JHMCP29C010096. PARTS INFORMATION VTC ACTUATOR P/N 14310-R44-A01 VTC OIL CONTROL SOLENOID VALVE O-RING P/N 15832-RAA-A01

Components: SEATS

February 13, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10683195
Consumer Location: STERLING, VA
VIN: 1HGCP268X8A****

Summary of Complaint

I VISITED THE HONDA DEALERSHIP IN STERLING, VA A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO AND HAD TO GET MY BRAKES REPLACED. AT THAT TIME I ASKED IF THEY COULD FIX MY BACK DRIVER'S SEAT..(MY DAUGHTER WHO IS 10 GOT INTO THE CAR ONE DAY AND KICKED THE BACK SEAT BY ACCIDENT WITH HER FOOT AND IT FELL) I WAS TOLD THEY COULD FIX IT AND THEY COULD DO IT THAT DAY BECAUSE THEY HAD THE PLASTIC CLIPS IN STOCK BUT IT WOULD COST AN ADDITIONAL $197.00 (I CAN'T REMEMBER EXACT AMOUNT) BUT I TOLD THEM I WAS PAYING A LOT OF MONEY ALREADY FOR REPLACING MY BRAKES AND I COULDN'T AFFORD RIGHT NOW AND TOLD THEM I WOULD BE BACK. THE GUYS TRIED TO GET THE CLIP TO HOLD (AND I WAS VERY THANKFUL) BUT AS SOON AS I PULLED OUT OF THE DEALERSHIP IT FELL AGAIN. I WAS VERY HAPPY WITH THE SERVICE AND THERE WAS ONE MAN IN PARTICULAR WHO WAS VERY HELPFUL AND I WISHED I HAD HIS NAME TO TELL YOU. SO, I HAD AN APT TODAY AT 9:15 AND GOT THERE AT EARLY AT 8:50. THE GUY FINALLY CAME BACK TO ME ABOUT 10:30 OR SO AND SAID THEY COULDN'T FIX THE BACK SEAT BECAUSE THE WAY THIS WAS BUILT WASN'T DONE PROPERLY AND THESE THIS WILL JUST KEEP BREAKING. HE SAID I WOULD HAVE TO REPLACE THE SEAT BACK AND THE COST WOULD BE $335.00 PLUS TAX AND SHOP SUPPLIES. REALLY? I SAID THEN WHY WASN'T I TOLD THIS WHEN I WAS HERE A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO. WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR SOMETHING THAT IS A DEFECT IN THE FIRST PLACE? HE SAID SORRY I JUST FIX THE CARS I DON'T MAKE THEM. HE WAS VERY NICE A POLITE BUT I DON'T FEEL I SHOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR THIS AT ALL. I ASKED HIM .... WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME WHEN I WAS HERE BEFORE AND HE REPLIED BECAUSE OF MY MONEY RESTRAINTS. THAT MAKES NO SENSE!!! WHY BEFORE YOU CAN JUST REPLACE THE PLASTIC CLIPS AND NOW ALL OF THE SUDDEN YOU HAVE TO REPLACE THE WHOLE BACK PANEL. I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON BUT I WOULD LIKE FOR SOMEONE TO CALL ME AND TALK TO ME ABOUT THIS SITUATION. I AM NOT A HAPPY CUSTOMER. *TR

Components: ENGINE

December 20, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10652605
Consumer Location: LOS ANGELES, CA
VIN: 1HGCP268X8A****

Summary of Complaint

AROUND DECEMBER 20TH, 2012 I STARTED TO NOTICE A DECLINE IN MILEAGE WITH MY OIL CHANGES. IT HAS ONLY GOTTEN WORSE FROM THERE. THE CAR BURNS UP SO MUCH OIL AT THIS POINT SO QUICKLY, I WOULD SAY THAT AT ABOUT EVERY 1000 TO 2000 MILES I AM PUTTING 4QTS MORE OF OIL INTO MY ENGINE BECAUSE IT HAS ALL BURNED UP. I HAVE ALSO NOTICE THAT MY OIL LIGHT NEVER COMES ON DURING THIS TIME. THE ONLY WAY I KNOW THAT I HAVE NO OIL IN MY CAR IS BY CHECKING IT MYSELF AND/OR WHEN I START TO HEAR THE CYLINDERS GRIND. I TOOK MY CAR INTO HONDA AND ASKED THEM WHY MY OIL WAS GETTING BURNED UP SO QUICKLY AND THEY FED ME A LINE OF NONSENSE AND TOLD ME IT WAS BECAUSE WE SIT IN TRAFFIC SO MUCH. THEY BASICALLY WERE TRYING TO GET RID OF ME AND TELL ME IT WAS NORMAL. AFTER THAT EXPERIENCE I WENT TO A JIFFY LUBE A MONTH LATER TO GET MY OIL CHECKED AGAIN AND WHEN I BROUGHT IT IN THEY SAID THAT THERE WAS NOTHING IN MY ENGINE THAT I HAD NO OIL IN MY CAR WHATSOEVER. HONDA REFUSES TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH MY CAR. EVEN WITH THE EXCESSIVE OIL USE. ANOTHER PROBLEM I HAD IS WITH THE VTC ACTUATOR AND I AM STARTING TO WONDER IF THE TWO ARE INTERTWINED. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

April 29, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10328097
Consumer Location: LORAIN, OH
VIN: 1HGCP268X8A****

Summary of Complaint

I OWN A 08 HONDA ACCORD. WHEN I PUT IN REVERSE A HORRIBLE SCREECHING NOISE STARTED. IT WOULD CONTINUE WHEN I WOULD BRAKE ALSO. I TOOK IT TO A LOCAL SHOP TO LOOK AT IT. I ONLY HAVE 30K MILES SO FIGURED SOMETHING MINOR. THEY SAID IT WAS THE REAR BRAKE PADS! FRONT ONES WERE NEVER REPLACED AND IN GOOD CONDITION. 200.00 FOR NEW BRAKE PADS. CALLED THE LOCAL HONDA DEALER THEY SAID 250. I HAVE DONE NOTHING FURTHER. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

March 02, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10319979
Consumer Location: HUNTINGTON, NY
VIN: 1HGCP268X8A****

Summary of Complaint

CLOSED DRIVERS SIDE FRONT DOOR, SIDE AIRBAGS DEPLOYED. BROUGHT TO DEALER, WAS TOLD THAT IS WAS NOT COVERED. MANUFACTURER ALSO REFUSED TO COVER. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR

October 10, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10294132
Consumer Location: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
VIN: 1HGCP268X8A****

Summary of Complaint

PREMATURE WEAR ON BRAKES ON 2008 HONDA ACCORD. PURCHASED CAR IN 2007 AND HAVE HAD TO REPLACE BRAKES IN 2008 & 2009 WITH LESS THAN 30K MILES ON IT. BRAKES ARE $200+ TO BE REPLACED AND SQUEAL AND SQUEAK EVEN AFTER REPLACING. BRAKES ARE OF POOR QUALITY AND NEED TO BE RECALLED AND REPLACED BY HONDA MOTOR CORPORATION. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

November 01, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10277412
Consumer Location: BALTIMORE, MD
VIN: 1HGCP268X8A****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 HONDA ACCORD. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH, THE CONTACT HEARD A LOUD WHISTLING AND SCRAPING SOUND COMING FROM THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE. SHE TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER AND THEY STATED THAT THE REAR BRAKES NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE BRAKES WERE REPLACED, BUT THE FAILURE HAS RECURRED NINE MONTHS LATER. THROUGH RESEARCH, THE CONTACT DISCOVERED THAT THIS WAS A COMMON ISSUE AND BELIEVES THAT A RECALL SHOULD BE ISSUED BY THE MANUFACTURER. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 20,000 AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 28,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

December 30, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10253491
Consumer Location: LEXINGTON, VA
VIN: 1HGCP268X8A****

Summary of Complaint

2008 HONDA ACCORD HEADLIGHTS DIMMING WHILE DRIVING. CONSUMER STATES THAT THE HEADLIGHTS DIM EVERY 30 SECONDS. NOTICEABLE WHEN DRIVING AT NIGHT TIME. ONCOMING TRAFFIC FLASHES LIGHTS THINKING THAT HIS HIGH BEAMS ARE ON. *KB THE CONSUMER LEARNED THE SOURCE OF THE PROBLEM INVOLVED THE ELECTRICAL LOAD DETECTOR. THE CONSUMER STATED THE INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR LIGHTS WOULD ROUTINELY DIM.*JB

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

September 18, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10242844
Consumer Location: HENRIETTA, NY
VIN: 1HGCP268X8A****

Summary of Complaint

INTERMITTENT HEADLIGHT FLICKER ON 4 CYLINDER HONDA ACCORD 2008. ONCOMING DRIVERS APPEAR TO INTERPRET THIS AS MY TRYING TO "SIGNAL" THEM. DRIVERS THAT I FOLLOW ALSO SEEM TO THINK THE SAME THING. I HAVE NOTICED THIS IN NORMAL CITY AND HIGHWAY DRIVING. I AM VERY CONCERNED THAT IT WILL EVENTUALLY LEAD TO AN ACCIDENT IF ANYONE MISINTERPRETS THE FLICKERING (WHICH IS VERY NOTICEABLE). *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

October 07, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10222537
Consumer Location: CRETE, NE
VIN: 1HGCP268X8A****

Summary of Complaint

HEADLIGHTS, TAILLIGHTS, BRAKE LIGHTS AS WELL AS INTERIOR LIGHTS, ALL LIGHTS DIM AS COMPRESSOR AND COOLING FAN ENGAGE. CAUSING BRAKE LIGHTS TO APPEAR AS BEING APPLIED, ALSO CAUSING HIGH / LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS TO HAVE BEEN ACTIVATED. *TR

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

November 09, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10216192
Consumer Location: TRION, GA
VIN: 1HGCP268X8A****

Summary of Complaint

HEADLIGHTS FLICKER WHEN DRIVING AT NIGHT WHEN ACCESSORIES (RADIATOR FAN, A/C COMPRESSOR, ETC.) ENGAGE AND DISENGAGE. ENGINE RPM IS AROUND 2500-3000 (HIGHWAY SPEEDS). THIS HAPPENS EVERY MINUTE OR TWO, SOMETIMES MORE OFTEN. TAKEN TO DEALERSHIP TWICE AND HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT THIS IS NORMAL AND THAT ALL HONDAS DO IT. WE HAD A 2007 MODEL AS WELL THAT DID NOT EXHIBIT THIS PROBLEM. *TR

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