4.8

definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
$115.00
Average Mileage:
103,794 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. 'lock actuator' mechanism replaced (1 reports)
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problem #5

May 162013

Accord EX 3.0L Vtec V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

My concern over reliability and Honda quality grows as I document problems that appear to be fairly standard for the model I own.

- , Yorba Linda, CA, USA

problem #4

Dec 062012

Accord EX 4.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200,000 miles

EVERY TIME I GO TO UNLOCK MY DOOR W/ MY KEYS THE BACK DRIVER SIDE DOES NOT UNLOCK. ALSO WHEN I'M INSIDE THE CAR AND PRESS THE UNLOCK BUTTON IT DOES NOT UNLOCK AS WELL. I LITERALLY HAVE TO MANUALLY LOCK AND UNLOCK IT! I KNOW SEVERAL PEOPLE TO THAT HAVE THIS SAME PROBLEM W/ THIS CAR!!

- , Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #3

Aug 312010

Accord EX-L 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,972 miles

I m not the only one who got this problem. Honda Accord 2003-04 has this problem. I start my car and noticed the stereo light went dark. I already knew that this is a common problem in this model, so I called the Honda Canada dealer. Actually, the rep was a very nice person. He asked my VIN # and told me wait till they receive the part. I asked about the cost of it. He said ZERO Dollar. I was so happy and thanked god!

Still waiting for their call...

- , Montreal, QC, Canada

problem #2

Feb 012010

Accord 4 Door V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles

Somewhere around Feb of 2010 and roughly 37,000 miles, my drivers side power door lock decided to malfunction. At first, I thought the remote control key battery died, but realized the trunk release still worked via my key therefore it obviously was still sending a signal. The power door lock switch in my car will lock the 3 other doors but not the drivers door, thus I manually push the button down when I get out of my car. To unlock I now must use the key in the door...which is not a big deal, but I like the convenience of the remote. I have not taken it to the dealer yet because I am out of warranty and feel confident that I will be facing a large repair bill. Tonight, April 14th, however may have changed my mind about visiting the dealer because while I was parked, with engine off, and keys in hand, I somehow set my car alarm off after manually pushing down the lock button. I could not disable my car alarm because I had no control over my door locks with my remote. Putting the key in the ignition and starting the engine did not stop it. I wanted to yank a battery cable to shut it up, but had no wrench. Needless to say I shamefully walked away from my car in hopes the alarm would stop on its own after it reset itself, which it did. I am sure this had something to do with the fact that my main power door lock mechanism is faulty and malfunctioning. Stupid car.

Update from Oct 25, 2010: The fix...had the 'lock actuator' mechanism replaced at a local repair shop. The part cost $25.58 and labor was $90. Best to 'shop' repair costs Honda's quote was significantly higher.

- , Westminster, MD, USA

problem #1

Oct 202008

Accord EX 2.4L

  • Manual transmission
  • 93,000 miles

Power lock on the driver's side isn't going up and down anymore using the remote. Does lock however manually. I think it's an actuator would be my guess.

- , Yuma, AZ, USA