2010 Honda Accord

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2010 Honda Accord Coupe V6 2010 Nissan Altima Coupe Hp
What's the recipe for creating a niche coupe, using two of America's perennial top-selling sedans as a base? Lose the rear doors, craft an attractive rear end, and offer an optional manual gearbox to please enthusiasts. But unlike purpose-driven performance coupes such as the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang, sedan-based coupes must capture the essence of the four-door original in order to carry its fan base. As recently as two years ago, the list of two-door iterations of sedans included entries from Toyota, Chevrolet, and Chrysler. Since then, however, the field of midsize coupes has shrunk to a number you can count on one hand. And with two of the standouts, the 2011 Honda Accord and Nissan Altima coupes, remarkably similar in terms of dimensions, horsepower, and price point, we decided to see how each manufacturer applies the tried-and-true formula.
2010 Honda Accord Coupe V6 2010 Nissan Altima Coupe Front End
On paper, the comparison between two midsize coupes shows the Altima sitting in the shadow of the Accord in terms of size, horsepower, and price. The output of their 3.5-liter V-6 engines is within one horsepower of one another (theoretical advantage: Honda), and their as-tested prices are within $100 (advantage: Nissan), save for our Accord's $2000 optional navigation system. A closer look at each car's driving dynamics and packaging, however, reveals that two fewer doors also gives each car a different character on the road. While the sedate sedan versions seem to pull at the same strings of America's pocketbooks, that's not as likely with the coupes.
Both coupes' exterior styling is clearly derived from their sedan siblings. The Accord's styling is smart and inoffensive, a careful adaptation of the sedan's squared-off lines. By contrast, the Altima coupe's design is an attempt to court low-budget aficionados of the Infiniti G37 coupe. It marries the staid front end of the Altima sedan with a sleek rear end, but some awkward lines make the sides look frumpy.
Interior quality and styling also illustrates the continuity between coupe and sedan. Drivers familiar with the archetypal Accord's clear gauges and near-perfect ergonomics will have no trouble adjusting to the Accord coupe's; the same, familiar feeling fills the Altima coupe's cabin, aside from our model's kickin' red leather seats, a clear departure from the beige mainstream. Our sole nit to pick with the Accord's interior was its outdated navigation interface, and copy editor Rusty Blackwell wondered "what year is it again?" upon discovering its trunk-mounted CD changer. Art director Matt Tierney summed up most editors' feelings about the Altima's handsome interior, which he described as having "finishes [that] are 99 percent gorgeous," marred only by "the strange, not-quite faux brushed metal compartment in the center stack." Interior space in the Altima coupe is notably less generous than in the sedan, whereas the difference was less dramatic in the Accord coupe.
2010 Honda Accord Coupe V6 2010 Nissan Altima Coupe Rear
Under the skin, the differences between the coupes start to become more distinct. Although the two powertrains are remarkably similar -- both engines displace 3.5 liters and produce in the neighborhood of 270 horsepower -- the differences between them become apparent once you step on the gas. The Altima's slightly torquier VQ-derived V-6 emits a coarse growl, while the Accord's smooth power delivery is the antithesis to the Nissan's caterwaul howl.
Unlike their V-6 sedan counterparts, both coupes offer six-speed manual transmissions. The no-cost manual in the Accord coupe is a repeat performance of the familiar, silky Honda gearbox; smooth, short shifts demonstrate the ├ęclat of the Accord's engineering. By contrast, the Altima's engine histrionics carry over to its six-speed manual (a $2330 option), which feels balky and disconnected, with vague throws. Although manuals are usually sacrosanct in stirring our enthusiast souls, the Altima's standard continuously variable transmission is the smoother choice in this application. Though neither stick shift is likely to become the majority choice among buyers, Honda and Nissan's outreach gesture to a perceived demographic of drivers who enjoy driving does not go unnoticed.
Both coupes utilize a front-wheel-drive chassis, and suffer from varying amounts of torque steer, although they're quite quick off the line. As assistant editor David Zenlea wrote, "What never ceases to amaze me is just how FAST these coupes are when tied to a six-speed manual. If you're in an older Mustang or Camaro and see one of these pull up next to you at a light, don't laugh."
2010 Honda Accord Coupe V6 2010 Nissan Altima Coupe Front Three Quarters
However, there is a difference in the way that the two cars drive, and most editors felt that the Accord delivered superior dynamics. Combined with the soggy manual gearbox and stiff clutch, the Altima's raucous engine note, less satisfying steering and body control did not harmonize. West Coast editor Jason Cammisa summed up the Altima coupe's personality: "It looks like it's supposed to be sporty, but it doesn't deliver in any way, shape, or form. Sure, it's fast as the Dickens, but it ends there." In contrast was the Accord's sharp steering and its sporty, yet well-dampened ride. The Honda makes good on the promise of its sporty pretensions without losing the character that defines the Accord sedan.
At the end of the day, it's the Accord's all-around refinement that sets it one class above its competitor. The Altima, conversely, overpromises and under-delivers both against the Accord and within the Nissan lineup itself. The highly entertaining 370Z is within $2000 of the Altima, or, for a bit more dough, sister division Infiniti offers the sporty and refined G37 coupe.
Perhaps deputy editor Joe DeMatio said it best: "The Honda Accord coupe has always felt like a discount Acura, whereas the Nissan Altima coupe feels like a dressed-up economy car." In this comparison of all-too-similar coupes, the nod goes to the Accord, hands down.
2010 Honda Accord EX L V6 Coupe Driver Front Three Quarters
Acura doesn't offer a two-door car right now, and that's probably a good thing. With a rich leather interior and surplus of electronics, the Accord V-6 EX-L we recently spent some time with makes any Acura coupe redundant.
2010 Honda Accord EX L V6 Coupe Front Three Quarters
A three year old design that still looks fresh
The latest generation of the Accord (its eighth!) made its debut with the 2008 model year, and halfway through its run, the coupe keeps heads turning. Its long and low styling and steeply raked windshield give the car a very sporty look. We were, however, slightly disappointed to see that stepping up from the base LX to the top-of-the-line EX-L doesn't net you much in the way of exterior upgrades to differentiate the flagship model. Wheels are slightly larger (going from 17-inch to eighteens), fog lights are part of the package, as is a rear deck lid spoiler. These improvements are awfully subtle; we'd like to see a bit more to denote the high-end version, like perhaps a new front fascia.
Interior doesn't disappoint
The inside is a completely different story though, as the seating surfaces and the steering wheel are covered in soft black leather. Standard equipment includes heated front seats, 10-way power adjustment for the driver, and a moon roof. The Accord coupe may have seating for five, but the back seat is most suitable for small children. Unlike others in its class, the Accord coupe's trunk is very spacious, with 11.9 cubic feet of cargo space, which is only 2.1 cubic feet less than in the sedan. Although we didn't drive across the country in the Accord, having plenty of cargo space, comfortable seating, and an excellent stereo, we sure wouldn't mind doing so.
Gadgets a plenty
Honda's infotainment systems tend to be very busy with lots of buttons, but after taking the time to figure out each one's purpose, we didn't mind the clutter so much. The audio system delivers excellent sound reproduction, so having several different sources to pipe music through the 270-watt, 7-speaker stereo was an enjoyable treat. In addition to the AM/FM tuner, XM Satellite Radio is an option, along with a 6-disc CD changer, and an AUX input. Bluetooth connectivity comes packaged together with the navigation system, and pairing a phone to the system is very easy. One element that's missing is Bluetooth audio streaming. The navigation system is easy to use and still modern enough to be worth the extra cost. Honda, like many other automakers, offers voice recognition software to make inputs easy, but we generally prefer the standard key-in method.
Six cylinders, six speeds
In the Accord Coupe, Honda reserves its V-6 engine for the top-spec EX-L. The engine is a 3.5-liter unit, that sends 271 hp and 251 lb-ft of torque to the front wheels. The V-6 doesn't provide neck-snapping acceleration, but it has plenty of get-up-and-go. The V-6 is an upgrade over the base 2.4-liter four-cylinder, which makes 177 hp and 161 lb-ft of torque. Our test car was equipped with a six-speed manual transmission (a no-cost upgrade over the five-speed automatic). As is typical for Hondas, the gearbox feels solid and has fairly short throws, and the clutch is very easy to adapt to. One thing we wouldn't mind seeing, however, is a more upscale knob and a leather boot to better match the otherwise snazzy interior.
2010 Honda Accord EX L V6 Coupe Front
Impressive on the road
There's no avoiding the mess of potholes here in Michigan, but the Accord Coupe does a good job at making our battered pavement seem better than it is. With a double-wishbone suspension setup in the front and independent rear, the Accord is well behaved on the roughest of roads. A front strut-tower bar and beefy antiroll bars help this car handle twisty back roads with ease. Road noise is at a minimum, and the engine sound is almost totally muffled.
One slick coupe
With ample power, a quiet ride, and a luxurious interior, the Accord EX-L V-6 Coupe would make a pretty convincing Acura. Lots of standard goodies, comfortable seats, and an excellent navigation system all serve it well on the daily commute. The slick-shifting gearbox and excellent handling make the Accord Coupe a great weekend driver too. The low and sleek Accord stands tall among midsize coupes.
2010 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L with Navigation
Base Price: $23,305
As-Tested: $32,055
Powertrain
Engine: 3.5-liter SOHC 24-Valve V-6
Horsepower: 271 hp @ 6200 rpm
Torque: 251 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Drive: Front-wheel
Measurements
L x W x H: 190.9 in x 72.8 in x 56.4 in
Legroom F/R: 42.2 in x 33.1
Headroom F/R: 37.4 in x 35.1 in
Cargo capacity: 11.9 cu ft
Curb Weight: 3401 lb
EPA Rating (city/highway): 17/25 mpg
2011 Ford Mustang 2010 Honda Accord Coupe Front View
Just as it was in 1967, the 2011 Ford Mustang and 2011 Chevrolet Camaro are natural rivals, not only in their design and performance, but also in showroom sales. So we didn't need Ford to tell us that the Camaro is the most cross-shopped vehicle for Mustang buyers. We were surprised, however, when Ford revealed the second most cross-shopped vehicle. We suspected -- as you may -- either the Dodge Challenger, the Hyundai Genesis coupe, or the Nissan 370Z. After the Camaro, though, Ford says shoppers are most likely to compare the Mustang with the Honda Accord coupe. So we gathered the two coupes for head-to-head comparison.
2011 Ford Mustang 2010 Honda Accord Coupe Front View
Ford's emotive pony car stands in dramatic contrast to the conservative styling, family-sedan roots, and front-wheel drive of the Honda. The pairing, though, starts to look more natural once we have keys and window stickers in hand. Both cars offer the sporty image of a coupe with high-output V-6 engines and six-speed manual transmissions and just $600 separates the two cars we're driving. The Accord -- an EX-L with navigation and no other options -- is the more expensive at $32,055. Standard equipment includes leather, heated seats, a ten-way power driver's seat, automatic climate control, and a seven-speaker audio system.
The premium-trim Mustang starts at $26,695 but is priced at $31,445 here. Upgrading from a base car to the premium package is worth it simply for the meatier leather stitched steering wheel that replaces the wimpy, cheap molded plastic wheel. You'll also get leather seats, a partial power driver's seat, and Ford's Sync system that connects cell phones and portable audio devices. Our options included the cosmetic Mustang Club of America package ($995), security package ($395), backup camera ($385), a shorter 3.31:1 rear axle ($395), and heated seats with a partial power passenger's seat ($595). Our test car also boasted the $1995 performance package, which is a must-have in our opinion. It adds a firmer suspension similar to that in the Mustang GT, 19-inch wheels, Pirelli PZero tires, upgraded brakes, and a sport mode for the stability control. Navigation, while not here, can be had in combination with automatic climate control and HD radio for $2350.
It doesn't take a perfectionist or experienced critic to identify several poor fits among the Mustang's interior panels. The center stack in particular shows several uneven gaps and panels that aren't flush where they meet. Honda wins hands down if you are picky about such details. Beyond that minor caveat, the Ford interior is smart, fashionable, and rich. The materials, style, and ergonomics are far more appealing than the cluttered spread of controls on the Accord's center stack. The cabin and seats are more confining in the Mustang, but comfort in the two cars is similar. Ford can also tout extra touches like the convex blind spot mirrors and customizable colors for the gauges and ambient lighting.
2011 Ford Mustang 2010 Honda Accord Coupe Front Three Quarters
The Mustang does have one fatal flaw, though. The steering wheel doesn't telescope. Senior web editor Phil Floraday was so bothered by the long reach that he deemed it a deal-breaker. The Honda buyer also gains the convenience of a power seat recliner and the comfort of adjustable lumbar support. The Accord also offers more utility if you intend to regularly use the back seat. With an extra 3.3 inches of legroom for third and fourth passengers, adults might last an hour in the back of the Honda. By contrast, rear-seat passengers in the Mustang are typically ready to get out the moment you slide the front seat back into position. There's even a fifth seatbelt in the Honda should you dare to use it.
The Mustang's new engine boasts 95 more horsepower than last year's V-6. The long overdue powetrain upgrade, though, is initially underwhelming. Despite output of 305 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque, the engine is slow to rev and breathes like a shot-put thrower running the steeple chase. From the cabin, the sounds and vibrations deliver the feel of a beefy 4.0-liter unit that belongs in a truck like Toyota's FJ Cruiser rather than a dynamic sports car. There's also the feel of a massive flywheel bolted to Ford's V-6, causing revs to hang when changing gears. In contrast, Honda's 3.5-liter zings to redline eagerly and feels just as smooth at 6500 rpm as it does at idle. Rated at 271 hp and 251 lb-ft of torque, the Honda engine doesn't pull as strongly from low rpms, but it's able to keep up with the Mustang.
Of course, we'd be misleading you if we didn't tell you the objective truth about this revitalized V-6 Mustang. It's fast. As in 5.3 seconds to 60 mph. And that starts to influence our subjective opinion. Like an addicting narcotic, you quickly become blind to the V-6's undesirable qualities and find yourself dipping into blissful gratification without thought or concern. Qualms about coarseness and engine attributes evaporate and it becomes difficult to accelerate at less than 70 percent throttle. Such performance does more move the Mustang quickly down the road. Dipping into the fun pedal quickly kills Ford's excellent EPA rating of 19/29 mpg city/highway. Our Mustang mileage couldn't even match the city number of the Accord's 17/25 mpg rating.
2011 Ford Mustang 2010 Honda Accord Coupe Front View 2
While the Accord's engine is entirely satisfying, the clutch and transmission work to detach the driver from the enjoyment provided by the Mustang. Light effort and long travel for both the clutch and stick make for slower, less direct gear changes. The six-speed stick is also somewhat sloppy compared to the excellent shift action we've come to expect from Honda products like the Civic Si and Acura TSX. Ford hits on the other end of the spectrum with a tight, stiff shifter and shorter, more linear clutch travel. When you're hustling the car, the Mustang's gearbox allows for quicker shifts that add to the visceral thrill of acceleration, and yet it's no less friendly in relaxed driving. Honda's approach may appeal to a few commuters, but we're guessing those people all buy automatic transmissions.
In steady-state cornering -- staying off the throttle in corners -- the two cars handle at the same level. Both coupes are equally willing to turn in, though the Accord has slightly more substantial steering feel and feedback than the Mustang. Assistant editor David Zenlea was surprised that the cars felt so similar in their capability. "I'd take the Mustang," he declared. "But it'd be more of a style decision than the performance advantage that I expected from the Mustang." Of course, if you ask the cars to accelerate midcorner, the Accord's front wheels quickly becomes overwhelmed and squeal for mercy. The Mustang is much happier to oblige, following the line without any rear-wheel-drive, oversteering antics. Breaking traction from the Pirelli rubber in a turn takes concerted effort. With its multilink rear suspension and softer tuning, the Accord rides better over all surfaces, but the Mustang's live rear axle truly only feels like a liability on the roughest roads. The stiffer performance package suspension proves to be tolerable in relaxed driving and is only jarring over large bumps at low speeds.
2011 Ford Mustang Front Three Quarters Ground Shot
In picking a winner, we have to admit that we fall for the smoke and mirrors of the Mustang, both literally and figuratively. A burnout just looks silly coming from the front wheels and we're rather fond of Ford's blind-spot mirrors. Then there's the classic shape that equates to instant street cred and frequent compliments. You'd never get that in a Honda Accord coupe, even if it was slathered in Ford's ostentatious grabber blue paint. However, the Mustang also earns enough merits in its performance to make it the rational choice. It offers better fuel economy (on paper), a more engaging gearbox, rear-wheel-drive, and the new V-6 is seriously fast, even if it's not seductive in character. Not only does the 2011 Ford Mustang make the Honda Accord coupe look pedestrian, it also moves the needle on what we expect from an affordable sports car, both in terms of performance and interior comfort.
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Honda, like most automakers, has plants in several countries around the world to complement production in its home country. For the first time, however, Honda's U.S. production outpaced Japanese production for a full quarter.
2010 Honda Accord EX L V6 Coupe Driver Front Three Quarters
I was pleasantly surprised by the manual Accord coupe. It's a good example of Honda's knack for building vehicles that appeal to the mainstream consumer but still offer a bit of enjoyment for the enthusiast. The light steering is effortless in daily driving but it also provides enough feedback to be rewarding on the curvy stuff. Even with 271 hp, the 3.5-liter V-6 doesn't often overpower the front tires but it's also no slouch. Plus, it sounds great. Start off slow and you'll hear a nice muffled growl; floor it and that faint noise builds into a roar by the time it reaches redline. The six-speed manual and the clutch pedal require more effort than I expect from a Honda -- particularly the heavy clutch -- but it wouldn't stop me from choosing the manual if I were going to buy an Accord coupe.
2010 Honda Accord EX L V6 Coupe Front End
The Honda Accord is something of a dark horse candidate if you're looking for a sporty, comfortable, and relatively affordable coupe. What never ceases to amaze me is just how FAST the Accord is when tied to a six-speed manual. How fast? Try 5.7 seconds from 0-60 mph and 14-flat through the quarter-mile, according to our sister magazine Motor Trend. If you're in an older Mustang or Camaro and see one of these pull up next to you at a light, don't laugh. Power delivery is silky smooth, with just the right amount of V-6 growl. The gearbox isn't quite up to Honda's best-in-the-business standards, but is still very precise and smooth in its action.
2010 Honda Accord EX L V6 Coupe Passenger Rear Three Quarters
My esteemed colleagues fervently believe that a manual transmission is always better than an automatic, citing 'driver involvement' as the evidence. I lack that conviction. If I am to be involved with a system controlled by three pedals and a shifter for an extended period -- i.e. throughout the ownership experience -- I expect it to work properly. While the Accord coupe's engine is well behaved and its shifter slices the H-pattern into manageable bits, this Honda has one fatal flaw: It doesn't pass the acid test I apply to all stick-shift test cars. This is something anyone can try at home. On a road free of traffic, select an upper gear -- say third -- at a modest speed -- say 25 mph. Keep a sharp eye on the tach needle while flooring the throttle. Then you quickly depress the clutch while abruptly lifting off the gas. Ideally, the tach needle rises only a few rpm. In the Accord's case, the jump ranged between 1000 and 1500 rpm. This procedure proves that the Accord's throttle hangs open for an instant after pedal pressure is removed. And that when you tell it to slow down -- because your radar detector beeped, you've encountered a patch of slick pavement, or you've underestimated the severity of a bend -- this coupe is lackadaisical about responding. For that reason, I suggest you skip the stick if an Accord coupe is on your shopping list.
2010 Honda Accord EX L V6 Coupe Front Three Quarters
Oh my! Clearly the ornery Mr. Sherman hadn't driven a 2011 Ford Mustang with a V-6 and a stick shift before he wrote the above rant about the Accord's hanging throttle. The Honda's throttle response didn't seem odd to me, but I definitely was thrown off by the Ford's lazy behavior.
2010 Honda Accord EX L V6 Coupe Front
The Honda Accord certainly isn't a sporty coupe, but the nature of a coupe body makes a lot of people expect all coupes to be sportier than their sedan brethren. Throw in the notion of a manual transmission and expectations skew even more towards sporty. If you manage to keep your expectations in line with reality, the Accord Coupe is a solid choice.
2010 Honda Accord EX L V6 Coupe Rear Three Quarters
The Accord coupe is a car that is moderately stylish, and, thanks to its six-speed manual, has a modicum of sportiness. In addition, because it's a Honda, it will give you the peace of mind that comes with a reputation for reliability and good resale value. Having said that, I'm still not sold on this coupe version of what is among the most mainstream of family cars. Driving the Accord coupe doesn't feel that much different from driving the sedan, so why give up two doors that provide easy rear seat access and a couple cubic feet of cargo space? Of course, you also lose about 150 pounds from the V-6 sedan, which is never a bad thing. And, if you want a V-6 and a manual transmission, the coupe is the only Accord that fits the bill, making it a logical choice for those who prize a sportier profile and a three-pedal transmission over the practicalities of a family sedan.
2010 Honda Accord EX L V6 Coupe Passenger Rear Three Quarters
2010 Honda Accord EX-L V-6 coupe
2010 Honda Accord EX L V6 Coupe Driver Front Three Quarters

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2010 Honda Accord Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.4L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
22 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
31 MPG
Horsepower:
177 hp @ 6500rpm
Torque:
161 ft lb of torque @ 4300rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:34:51
Component
EQUIPMENT
Summary
HONDA IS RECALLING AFTERMARKET FULL NOSE MASKS, PART NUMBER 08P35-TA0-100 AND 08P35-TA6-100 MANUFACTURED BETWEEN AUGUST 9, 2007 THROUGH DECEMBER 11, 2007. THE ACCESSORY WAS DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR MODEL YEAR 2008-2010 HONDA ACCORD 4-DOOR VEHICLES. IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE NOSE MASK MATERIAL TO INTERFERE WITH PART OF THE HOOD LATCH. IF THE HOOD HAS NOT BEEN COMPLETELY CLOSED AND THE NOSE MASK INTERFERES WITH THE SECONDARY HOOD LATCH MECHANISM THE HOOD MAY POP OPEN WHILE THE VEHICLE BEING DRIVEN.
Consequences
THIS MAY RESULT IN REDUCED DRIVER VISIBILITY THAT COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
HONDA IS ASKING OWNERS TO PLEASE REMOVE THE NOSE MASK IMMEDIATELY AND CALL ANY AUTHORIZED HONDA DEALER TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO RETURN THE NOSE MASK AND HAVE IT REPLACED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-999-1009.
Potential Units Affected
3,700
Notes
HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:10
Component
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
Summary
HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2010 ACCORD, 2007-2010 CR-V, AND 2005-2008 ELEMENT PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 1, 2004, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 3, 2010. THE OUTER RACE OF THE SECONDARY SHAFT BEARING MAY BE BROKEN DURING CERTAIN DRIVING STYLES. A BROKEN OUTER RACE MAY CAUSE ABNORMAL NOISE, THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT TO TURN ON, AND ALLOW CONTACT BETWEEN THE TRANSMISSION IDLE GEAR AND AN ELECTRONIC SENSOR HOUSING WITHIN THE TRANSMISSION.
Consequences
THIS COULD RESULT IN A SHORT CIRCUIT CAUSING THE ENGINE TO STALL. ADDITIONALLY, BROKEN PIECES OF THE OUTER RACE OR BALL BEARING FROM THE SECONDARY SHAFT MAY BECOME LODGED IN THE PARKING PAWL RESULTING IN THE VEHICLE ROLLING AFTER THE DRIVER HAS PLACED THE GEAR SELECTOR IN THE PARK POSITION. ENGINE STALL AND UNEXPECTED VEHICLE MOVEMENT INCREASES THE RISK OF A CRASH OR PERSONAL INJURY TO PERSONS WITHIN THE PATH OF A ROLLING VEHICLE.
Remedy
HONDA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL UPDATE THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE SOFTWARE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 27, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AUTOMOBILE CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-999-1009.
Potential Units Affected
1,512,107
Notes
HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:01
Component
SUSPENSION
Summary
HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010-2011 HONDA ACCORD V6 AND MODEL YEAR 2011 HONDA PILOT VEHICLES. THE BOLTS THAT ATTACH THE LOWER LEFT AND RIGHT FRONT DAMPER BRACKET TO THE FRONT SUSPENSION AND THE SPINDLE NUTS ON THE PILOT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY TIGHTENED WHICH MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF STEERING. THE SPINDLE NUTS FOR THE AXLE ON THE ACCORD V6 MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TIGHTENED PROPERLY WHICH MAY RESULT IN EXCESSIVE NOISE AND/OR LOSS OF STEERING.
Consequences
LOSS OF STEERING INCREASES THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALER WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE ANY LOOSE FRONT DAMPER BRACKET BOLTS OR SPINDLE NUTS ON THE PILOT IF NECESSARY. DEALER WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE SPINDLE NUTS ON THE ACCORD V6 IF NECESSARY. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN DECEMBER 23, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.
Potential Units Affected
10,823
Notes
HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:10
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary
HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 HONDA ACCORD AND CR-V VEHICLES. THERE IS A POTENTIAL FAILURE WITH THE ENGINE WIRING HARNESS CONNECTOR WHICH MAY CAUSE INTERMITTENT SPARK FIRING OR THE ENGINE TO STALL.
Consequences
AN ENGINE STALL WILL INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALER WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE IGNITION WIRING HARNESS CONNECTOR FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 24, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.
Potential Units Affected
2,277
Notes
HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)


IIHS Roof Strength
Acceptable
NHTSA Rating Overall
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
3
NHTSA Rating Rollover
5
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Rear Crash
Good

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