2022 Honda Accord Problems and Top Complaints

Engine and suspension problems and faulty brakes are the top complaint issues received by the NHTSA from vehicle owners

Updated on Author: Brian Jones | Reviewer: Sergei Lemberg

The Honda Motor Company’s flagship model, Honda Accord, is one of the best-selling cars globally. Even though it is safe and reliable, the 2022 model does have problems that cannot be ignored. The automatic emergency brakes activate randomly and the vehicle tends to wobble on slightly uneven surfaces. There are also complaints about engine failure and exploding sunroofs.

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Most Common Problems

Complaints to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) show that the top issue with the 2022 Honda Accord is the faulty automatic emergency brake system. Many owners complain that they activate randomly, without warning, endangering those in the car and in other nearby vehicles.

But there are many other issues that have also resulted in complaints. These include problems with the engine, the suspension of the car, and the sunroof, which sometimes explodes.

2022 Honda Accord Complaint Summary

Complaint CategoryNumber of Complaints
Forward Collision Avoidance: Automatic Emergency Braking
38
38
Service Brakes
13
13
Forward Collision Avoidance: Warnings
11
11
Electrical System
6
6
Vehicle Speed Control
6
6
Engine
5
5
Forward Collision Avoidance: Adaptive Cruise Control
5
5
Lane Departure: Assist
5
5
Suspension
5
5
Unknown Or Other
5
5

Problems with the Brakes

Most of the complaints about brakes are filed under Forward Collision Avoidance. As they say, it’s very dangerous, especially when there are cars following behind. While the feature can be disabled, it automatically re-enables itself when the car is restarted.

As an owner from North Carolina states: “The automatic braking system activates at random times, even when nothing is around the car. I have almost been rear-ended several times because of this issue.”

An owner from California states: “When I set my cruise control and drive in the middle lane, the car brakes automatically even though there is no car or any object in front of me.”

An owner from Illinois says this has happened three times. “While making a lane change from a single lane to multiple lanes on a right curve, the vehicle suddenly decelerated and the braking system came on. Fortunately, no one was behind me.”

The driver was traveling at about 45 mph each time and it slowed abruptly to under 30 mph. It did not come to a complete stop.

An owner from Tennessee says that on numerous occasions “the automatic emergency braking activated out of nowhere. There will be either no cars ahead of me or cars in opposite lanes but nothing in mine. I’ve had this car for about 3 months and it has happened at least 4 times. No accidents have happened because of this, however, it easily could have resulted in one.”

This owner also has a complaint about the lane-keeping assist feature. Multiple times when driving with lane-keeping assist on, and hands on the wheel, it suddenly tries “to jerk me off the road. This is extremely dangerous. If I’d been paying less attention I would have definitely ended up in a ditch or worse.”

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Problems with the Engine

There are a couple of engine-related complaints, with one stating that the car failed with only 22 miles on the clock. The car stalled while traveling at 55 mph. The brake system, admission system, tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), and vehicle assist stability warning lights all came on.

“The vehicle was not drivable.” So, the owner had the vehicle towed to the local dealership. They diagnosed that the variable timing control (VTC) that varies oil pressure should be replaced.

The vehicle was repaired. However, the following day, the dealer informed the owner that the engine also needed to be diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired, but the manufacturer was informed about the failure.

Problems with Suspension

There are only two complaints that blame suspension issues for problems. But they are serious.

The first is from an owner in Michigan who reports that the 2022 Accord wobbles significantly on mildly rough roads. It happened the first time while he was driving at 70 mph in a vehicle with only 500 miles on the clock. No warning lights came on.

The dealer test drove the vehicle on a smooth road and said there were “no issues,” blaming the wobbling on the road.

The driver disputes this, having driven three other vehicles on the same mildly rough road surface without incident. In the complaint, the Accord owner says that the failure recurs increasingly when driving.

The second complaint is from an owner in Iowa who states that the car “shuffles on the concrete highway.” This causes safety issues. Within three days of the incident, he contacted the dealership and said he wanted to return the car.

“It’s a safety risk, and it causes vertigo for both me and my wife.” There is no indication of what the response is.

Sunroof Problems

There has been a myriad of complaints about exploding sunroofs in a wide range of vehicles. The Honda Accord is no exception. There was a complaint to the NHTSA about the sunroof blowing out of a 2021 Accord sedan when the vehicle was closed and driving on a highway.

A complaint from a 2022 Honda Accord owner states that the sunroof exploded while driving at 70 mph. When the owner took the car to a dealership, they insisted a rock was the cause of the shattered sunroof. The owner refuted the diagnosis and reported the issue to the NHTSA.

The vehicle had only about 700 miles on the clock at the time.

Your Lemon Law Rights

If you buy a new 2022 Honda Accord and suspect that you’ve bought a lemon, call our Helpline to see how we can help. Lemberg Law can help you get a replacement vehicle, or negotiate that the manufacturer buys it back or refunds your money. You can rest assured that you’ll be fully covered because the law is on your side. It says that Honda must pay your legal bills.

Brian Jones

About the Author:

Brian Jones spent more than 30 years working as an ASE Certified Master Tech and Parts Specialist at multiple dealerships. Brian has become an authority in the industry, traveling across the country to consult for car dealerships and contributing his expertise as a writer for several major automotive publications. In his spare time, Brian enjoys working on pickup trucks, muscle cars, Jeeps and anything related to motorsports.

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2 COMMENTS
  • Gabriel H

    Translation: Regarding the Honda 2022 Accord, when cleaning the right side windows, I began to notice that the clear coat was peeling off. After continued cleaning for several days, the scratches were very noticeable, especially on the passenger side. I wash my car every day and more and more I saw that wide mark (scratch) that to date has not been able to be removed even by polishing the window. I have not taken it to the dealer because the warranty has expired after the 25,000 miles that it suggests. I have tried to do everything possible. Several people who have seen it agree that it is a factory defect. One of the Goodyear brand tires was deformed after only 23,000 miles. It is supposed to have a warranty and at 65,000, the manufacturer had to change the tire at a cost of 200 to claim the warranty. It was crazy on the tire. The moment it was removed they immediately sent it to the trash. He tells me it is easier to buy another one because the car needs it right now with a warranty and it will take him a month to return it if it works. Question: why don’t you go to the dealer? Because I received abusive treatment when purchasing the car to the point of filing a complaint with the DMV to resolve it and I still lost 300 when I asked the financial manager for protection (plastic) for the doors that were missing.
    I was loading the contract and it told me that the appointment was already scheduled for a Thursday. I first spoke to them to confirm the appointment. They answered me in Spanish. This car does not have any appointments. Furthermore, the person who attended to it no longer works here at the agency. . Ok, thank you, it’s okay to lie and take advantage of the situation… the contract has already been signed and you don’t care if the client left satisfied after a year, I haven’t even returned to Honda Lemon Grove by mistake. How sad to find these types of people in unscrupulous car sales…In the end the DMV forced them to pay for the car I gave them in trade and I still lost.

    Original: El honda 2022 Accord al estar limpiando las ventanas del lado derecho se empezó a notar que se estaba descarapelando el brillo al seguir limpiando durante varios días se notaba mucho los scratches sobre todo del lado del pasajero. Tengo la oportunidad de lavar el auto diario y cada ves más se veía esa me ancha (scratch) que hasta la fecha no se ha podido quitarlo ni puliendo la ventana . No lo he llevado con el dealer debido a que ya se venció la garantía después de las 25000 millas que me sugiere se ha intentado hacer todo lo posible varias personas que lo han visto coinciden que es defecto de fábrica. Una de las llantas de marca Goodyear se deformó con el uso a las 23000 millas se supone que tiene garantía y de 65000 por parte del fabricante se tuvo que cambiar la llanta a como con un costo de 200 reclamar la garantía era de locos en la llantera en el instante que se quitó la mandaron de inmediato a la basura. Me dice le es más fácil comprar otra porque el auto la necesita en este momento con vla garantía la e va a llevar si le va bien un mes en renvolsarle. Pregunta: porque no va con el dealer? Porque recibí un trato de abuso en la compra del carro al grado de poner queja en el DMV para darle solución y aún así perdí 300 cuando le pedí al gerente financiero la a protección (plástico) para las puertas que se me
    estaba cargando en el contrato me dice que ya estaba la cita para un jueves.. primero les hable para confirmar la cita me contestaron en español..este carro no tiene ninguna cita además la persona que lo atendió ya no trabaja más aquí en la agencia. Ok gracias se vale mentir y aprovecharse de la situación.. total ya está firmado el contrato y a ustedes no les importa si el cliente se fue satisfecho después de un año no he regresado ni por error a honda lemon grove. Que tristeza encontrarse con este tipo de personas en las ventas de autos sin escrúpulos.. .Al final el DMV los obligó a pagar el auto que les di a cambio y aún así perdi.

  • Mike G

    The so called safety system is a hazard , car breaks engaged very hard when a truck entered the highway and I was in the center lane . If I was being tailgated the person would’ve definitely rear ended me .

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