Technical Service Bulletins according to the NHTSA. Check service book for:
- TSB 15-055: Steering software update.
- TSB 17-057: Replacement of battery sensor module.
- TSB 15-017: Loosening connecting rod.
- TSB 15-077: Delay while the CVT gearbox engages, and software upgrade.
- TSB 14-030: Slapping or clicking sound at idle.
- TSB 14-039: High-pressure fuel pump.
- TSB 13-053: Surge, hesitation, judder, and light acceleration from a stop.
Compared to some rivals, there aren't many 2013-2017 Honda Accord sedan, hybrid, and coupe safety recall notices. In the 2013, 2014, and 2015 Honda Accord driveshaft recall, affected cars were recalled for driveshafts that may corrode and fail, while the 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 battery sensor recall addresses one of the Honda Accord's common problems by replacing sensors that may have suffered water damage. In the 2013 fuel-tank recall, the fuel tank is replaced if the tank neck does not properly seal at the fuel pump. There was a 2014 and 2015 Honda Accord engine recall for incorrectly torqued connecting-rod bolts that may cause an engine stall and hybrids from the same year were recalled to fix a hybrid system that may go into fail-safe mode. The 2015, 2016, and 2017 Honda Accord fuel-pump recall aimed to fix a reduced-performance fuel pump that may cause a stall. Despite suffering the odd problem in other vehicle systems, there were no 2013-2017 Honda Accord VSA modulator, VTC actuator, wheel bearing, alternator, catalytic-converter, electric power steering - EPS, paint, sun-visor, ABS-module, airbag, backup-camera, starter, ignition-switch, headlight, DRL LED strip, or starter recalls.
By and large, the 9th-gen Accord lives up to Honda's quality reputation and issues are not too numerous, although there are several 2013-2017 Honda Accord LX, EX, EX-L or Touring 2.4 or V6 sedan/coupe Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, XM radio, stereo, navigation, and infotainment-display problems to watch out for. As for the rest, there were few issues and certainly not enough to form a concerning pattern and prospective buyers will be pleased to learn that this model's other systems are generally reliable, with few 2013-2017 Honda Accord LX, EX, or EX-L 2.4L four-cylinder - I4 - or V6 fuel-gauge or fuel-pump, ECM, HDD, VCM, RPM, TPMS, thermostat, factory catalytic converter, engine-cradle, door-lock, flywheel, front-alignment or camber, brake, warm-up, instrument-panel brightness, keyless entry, driver power-seat, power-window, subwoofer, wheel-bearing, ABS-module, backup-camera, brake, suspension coil, strut, throttle-body, drain, or general electronic or electrical problems reported.
Here are some OBD2 trouble codes you might run into when having to diagnose Accord problems:
- The 2013-2017 Honda Accord V6 trouble code P0001 means the fuel-volume regulator (FVR) control circuit is open, which can be caused by a faulty FVR or a wiring problem.
- The 2013-2017 Honda Accord 4-cylinder dash codes P0135, P0138, P0155, and P0172 all relate to faults in the operation of the oxygen sensors and/or fuel-injection system.
- The P0300 codes are all cylinder misfire codes, with the last digit denoting the number of the misfiring cylinder, so the 2013-2017 Honda Accord 2.4L LX or EX dash code P0301, P0302, or P0303 indicates that cylinder number one, two, or three is misfiring for any of a variety of reason.
- The Honda Accord 3.5 V6 P0333 error indicates that there is a problem with knock sensor two due to a faulty sensor, faulty wiring, or a fuel-pressure or -octane problem.
- The Honda Accord 2.4L P0351 error code indicates that there is a problem with an ignition coil.
- The Honda Accord P0087 sedan/coupe 2.4L engine code causes code P0420 in some cases. P0087 means the fuel rail's pressure is too low and P0420 means there is an issue with the catalyst's efficiency, which is often caused by fuel-mixture problems.
- The Honda Accord EVAP leak DTC - diagnostic trouble codes - P0455, P0456, and P0498 all indicate problems with the evaporative emissions control (EVAP) system - P0455 denotes a large leak, P0456 a small leak, and P0498 a problem with the EVAP canister vent shut valve.
- The 2013-2017 Honda Accord 2.4L engine code P0506 is an idle-air-control code indicating an idling speed that is too low.
- The Honda Accord P0641 code refers to a sensor reference voltage discrepancy and could point to a faulty ECM or wiring, or that any of the sensors on the five-volt circuit is faulty.
- The Honda Accord P0685 error code indicates a problem was detected by the powertrain control module (PCM) and this code may result in a no-start situation, which could mean there is something wrong with the PCM power relay circuit.
- The Honda Accord LX CVT trouble codes P0705, P0717, P0777, P0793 or P0796 all refer to transmission-related problems. P0705 is for an issue with the Park/Neutral position switch, P0717 is for a problem with the transmission speed sensor, P0777 and P0796 are for stuck pressure-control solenoid valves, and P0793 is for a problem with the transmission's intermediate shaft speed sensor.
- The Honda Accord P154A and P16E3 codes mean there are problems with the battery sensor.
- The 2013-2017 Honda Accord no-start code P1659 relates to an electronic throttle control (ETC) malfunction.
- The 2013-2017 Honda Accord P16E2 error code usually indicates a faulty alternator, a wiring issue, or a faulty PCM.