The 2020 Honda Accord Is Already Facing Annoying Problems

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 02/26/21 •  3 min read

The Honda Accord is one of the longest-running vehicles in the midsize class . The Accord is available with front-wheel drive along with a choice of two turbocharged four-cylinder engines, with both, automatic and manual transmissions offered. The 2020 Accord is a hybrid powertrain.

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The Accord has also caught on as it is very fun to drive, with Sport models coming up with a six-speed manual, an intuitive infotainment system. It is a great car with a nice balance of efficiency and power, versatility, and comfort. Still , 2020 Honda Accord Is Already Facing Annoying Problems , reliability and recall issues.

2020 Honda Accord Problems

2020 Honda Accord Brake Issues

The 2020 Accord would brake while driving 55 mph traveling on the highway for a few seconds, unintentionally. The owners had to keep their foot on the gas pedal after which the Accord released the brake and went back to normal. On some cars, applying the brake pedal led to an echo sound coming from the firewall of the vehicle.

2020 Honda Accord Is Already Facing Annoying Problems
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A thumping noise also occurs when letting up on brakes, which can only be avoided by gently pressing the brakes. Many have also discussed the rear brake grinding. Issues with brakes occurred within a range of 0 to 15,000 miles on the 2020 Accord. Once, an owner got out of the emergency braking system by pressing harder on the accelerator pedal, saving them from an accident.

2020 Honda Accord Transmission Problems

The transmission was also defective in 2020 Honda Accords, needing to be replaced. In one of the cars, the hood cover’s insulation had a major stain for one Accord owner, so it can be concluded that the Accord was also leaking something from the engine. 

 Seat Belts

The driver’s seat belt assembly generated a non-consistent rattling noise, especially when going over road imperfections such as potholes and bumps. This also raised many doubts whether or not the seatbelt was going to work if the owner ever undergoes an accident.

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Miscellaneous

Some 2020 Honda Accord owners have been dealing with broken fuel fill door clips however it has not been handled well by Honda, who claim that the owners have attempted to pull open, locked doors that are causing the trouble. There are other system malfunctions in the 2020 Accord like with windshield wipers, defroster, rearview camera, or exterior lighting. 

2020 Honda Accord Reliability & Recalls

The 2020 Honda Accord has a predicted reliability rating of 2.5 out of five from J.D. Power, which can be considered below-average. A problem said to be in 737233 Honda cars, they recalled certain 2020 Accord Sedans and Hybrids. A software error may have caused fluctuations or interruptions in communication between the Body Control Module and other components.

This was said to have resulted in various systems of the car malfunctioning like the windshield wipers and defroster, a rearview camera, some exterior lights, and power windows. Honda’s dealers then updated the BCM software, free of charge. 

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.