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A midsize car produced by Honda.  The Accord is a sedanand coupe, but has previously come in a station wagon version.

Awards and acknowledgements include:
A Complete Guide to Used Cars (1995 Edition) Best Late-Model Bet in the Compact category (model years 1985-1989)
A Complete Guide to Used Cars (1995 Edition) Best Late-Model Bet in the Mid-size Car category (model years 1990-1993)
2005 Consumer Reports Top Pick for the Family Sedan category

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Honda Accord page on 26 April 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Honda Accord is a series of automobiles manufactured by Honda since 1976, best known for its four-door sedan variant, which has been one of the best-selling cars in the United States since 1989. The Accord nameplate has been applied to a variety of vehicles worldwide, including coupes, wagons, hatchbacks and a crossover.

In 1982, the Accord became the first car from a Japanese manufacturer to be produced in the United States when production commenced in Marysville, Ohio at Honda's Marysville Auto Plant. The Accord has achieved considerable success, especially in the United States, where it was the best-selling Japanese car for fifteen years (1982–97), topping its class in sales in 1991 and 2001, with around ten million vehicles sold. Numerous road tests, past and present, rate the Accord as one of the world's most reliable vehicles. The Accord has been on the Car and Driver 10Best list a record 30 times.

Since initiation, Honda has offered several different car body styles and versions of the Accord, and often vehicles marketed under the Accord nameplate concurrently in different regions differ quite substantially. It debuted in 1976 as a compact hatchback, though this style only lasted through 1981, as the line-up was expanded to include a sedan, coupé, and wagon. By the Accord's sixth generation in the 1990s, it evolved into an intermediate vehicle, with one basic platform but with different bodies and proportions to increase its competitiveness against its rivals in different international markets. For the eighth generation of the Accord released for the North America market in 2007, Honda had again chosen to move the model further up-scale and increase its size. This pushed the Accord sedan from the upper limit of what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines as a mid-size car to just above the lower limit of a full-size car, with the coupe still rated as a mid-size car. The current ninth generation Accord for the North America market is again classified as a mid-size car, falls just short of full-size car classification with the combined interior space of 119 cubic feet (3.4 m3).

Background

After a period of developing idiosyncratic automobiles such as the Honda 1300 that met a lukewarm response in both Japan and North America, Honda considered pulling out of automobile manufacturing altogether by the early 1970s. However, Honda released a more conventional automobile in 1972 called the "Civic" which immediately reversed their flagging fortunes due to its economy, reliability and low cost in an era of rising fuel prices. Honda's CVCC technology, which would be later used in the Accord helped Honda meet emission standards of the 1970s and early 1980s without the added expense of a catalytic converter.

Buoyed by their success with the Civic, Honda turned their sights to developing a larger companion model. For the new model, Honda chose the name "Accord", reflecting "Honda's desire for accord and harmony between people, society and the automobile."

Soichiro Honda was the owner of a 1969 Pontiac Firebird, to which the Accord's predecessor, the Honda 1300, bore a striking frontal resemblance. Initial planning done by Honda for what would become the Accord was for a sporty competitor in the pony car market, at roughly the size of a contemporary Ford Mustang, powered by a six-cylinder engine.

With the continuing fuel crisis and tighter emissions regulations surrounding the automotive market, Honda engineers changed their focus on the Accord as a Mustang competitor, and built upon the Civic's successful formula of economy, fuel efficiency and a front-wheel drive layout in a larger package. A December 1975 issue of Motor Trend Magazine had a drawing of a new Honda automobile which was similar in shape to the Volkswagen Scirocco but powered with a CVCC engine used in the Civic.

In 1989, the Accord was the first vehicle sold under an import brand to become the best-selling vehicle in the United States.

First generation (1976–1981)

The first generation Honda Accord was launched on 7 May 1976 as a three-door hatchback with 68 hp (51 kW), a 93.7-inch (2,380.0 mm) wheelbase, and a weight of about 2,000 pounds. Japanese market cars claimed 80 PS (59 kW) JIS (similar to SAE Gross), while European and other export markets received a model without emissions control equipment; it claimed 80 PS as well but according to the stricter DIN norm. It was a platform expansion of the earlier Honda Civic at 4,125 mm (162 in) long. To comply with recently enacted emission regulations enacted in Japan, the engine was fitted with Honda's CVCC technology. The Accord sold well due to its moderate size and great fuel economy. It was one of the first Japanese sedans with features like cloth seats, a tachometer, intermittent wipers, and an AM/FM radio as standard equipment. In 1978 an LX version of the hatchback was added which came with air conditioning, a digital clock, and power steering. Until the Accord, and the closely related Prelude, power steering had not been available to cars under two litres. Japanese buyers were liable for slightly more annual road tax over the smaller Civic, which had a smaller engine.

Second generation (1981–1985)

Debuting on 22 September 1981 in Japan, Europe, and in North America, this generation of the Accord being produced in Japan, became the first to also be built in the U.S., at Honda's plant in Marysville, Ohio. Since its first year in the American market, it also became the best-selling Japanese nameplate in the U.S., holding that position for about 15 years. In Japan, a sister model called the Honda Vigor was launched simultaneously with the new Accord. This allowed Honda to sell the product at different sales channels called Honda Clio, which sold the Accord, and Honda Verno, that sold the Vigor.

Third generation (1985–1989)

The third generation Accord was introduced in Japan on 4 June 1985 and in Europe and North America later that year. It had a very striking exterior design styled by Toshi Oshika in 1983, that resonated well with buyers internationally. One notable feature was the hidden headlamps. Because this generation was also sold as the Honda Vigor, the Accord received the hidden headlamps. Honda's Japanese dealership channel called Honda Verno all had styling elements that helped identify products only available at Honda Verno. As a result, Japanese market Accords had a Honda Verno styling feature, but were sold at newly established Japanese dealerships Honda Clio with the all-new, luxury Honda Legend sedan, and international Accords were now visually aligned with the Prelude, the CR-X, and the new Integra. Accords of this generation for the European market did not have the concealled headlamps.

Fourth generation (1989–1993)

The 4th generation Accord, introduced on the "CB" chassis, was unveiled in 1989. Although much larger than its predecessor the sedan's styling was evolutionary, featuring the same low slung design and wraparound rear window as the 3rd generation Accord. For the first time a 3-door hatchback was no longer available internationally.

This was one of the first U.S. production cars to feature optic reflectors with completely clear lenses on the headlamps. The styling reflected influences from the flagship Honda Legend (sold in North America as an Acura), as Japanese Accords were now sold at Honda Clio dealerships, where the Legend, and the Honda Inspire, were sold. The growing popularity of the Accord internationally was evident in the ever increasing dimensions, which now matched almost exactly with the first generation Legend introduced in 1986.

Fifth generation (1993–1997)

For the first time in the model's history, Honda developed two distinct versions of the Accord when the 5th generation model was launched in 1993; one version for the European market and one for the North American and Japanese market. Honda and the Rover Group created the European Accord and the Rover 600, a reflection of the past success they had with the Honda Legend and the Rover 800. This generation Accord was also sold in Japan as the Isuzu Aska, while some Isuzu products were sold as Honda products there also.

At its introduction in 1993, it won the Car of the Year Japan Award for the second time.

Sixth generation (1997–2002)

For the sixth generation, Honda split the Accord into three separate models, designed for the Japanese, North American, and European markets. However, the wagon was discontinued in North America while the coupe was discontinued in Japan. This generation also spawned two distinctively branded performance versions for European and Japanese domestic markets, dubbed Type R and Euro R, respectively.

On the origin of these models, it is rumored that with the advent of the sixth generation Accord, "Honda England were let loose to build a car that would compete with Subaru and Mitsubishi's Evo. They came up with the Accord Type R, a lightened (around 1200 kg) track version with no sound deadening or luxuries". Honda Japan followed suit in 2000, "took the Accord Type R and developed the Accord Euro R (hence the 'Euro'pean tag)" which has a similar chassis, suspension that is interchangeable with European model, same engine (slightly detuned for European Type R), and nearly identical interior trim.

Seventh generation (2002–2007)

The seventh generation of the Accord was launched in 2002 (2003 model year in North America), and consists of two separate models; one for the Japanese and European markets, and the other for North America. However, both were in fact sold in many other markets, fueled by the popular Cog advertisement for the Accord. Euro R trim continued into this generation as performance model for Japanese market, making use of K20 engine producing 220 hp, however, European performance model was renamed Type S and used larger K24 engine tuned to produce 190 hp.

Eighth generation (2008–2012 [-2015 in Europe, Australia and New Zealand])

The updated Accord for the Japanese and European markets went on sale in mid-2008. It is also sold as the Accord Euro in the Australia and New Zealand markets, and as the Acura TSX in North America. It is available as both a sedan and a station wagon. In the People's Republic of China, a version of the sedan is sold as the Spirior. Production started in August 2009 in China, by Dongfeng Honda.

Production ended at the end of February 2015 for Australia and New Zealand spec models. It is expected there will be enough stock to last until the end of 2015.

Sales in Europe and Middle East is discontinued in 2015.

The North American version of the Accord has a different body from its Japanese counterpart. This shape is sold as the Honda Inspire in Japan, and is not sold in Europe. It was discontinued in Japan in September 2012. Larger than the previous model, the sedan is now classified as a full-size car by EPA standards. A coupe version is available, as well as a Crosstour fastback model, which was introduced in the US for the 2010 model year.

Ninth generation (2013–present)

For the ninth-generation Accord, Honda appointed Shoji Matsui, who served as an engineer on the Accord platform from 1985 to 1996 as lead project manager. It is the first Honda vehicle to be completely developed under the administration of Honda CEO Takanobu Ito.

Honda revealed the Accord Coupe Concept at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. In August 2012, the company released initial details pertaining to the 2013 Accord sedan, and production versions of both the sedan and coupe were fully unveiled in early September 2012. The Accord sedan went on sale on 19 September 2012 in the United States, with the coupe following on 15 October. Corresponding release dates in Canada for the sedan and coupe models are 24 September 2012 and 1 November 2012, respectively. In February 2013, the Accord was scheduled to enter the Russian market. In June 2013, the Accord hybrid and plug-in hybrid were introduced to the Japanese market, with the discontinuation of the Honda Inspire, serving as Honda's large sedan and one level below the Honda Legend.


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Multimedia

DateMedia or Collection Name & DetailsFiles
17 November 20132013 Honda Accord Tourer review
Matt Hubbard for Speedmonkey

Article Page
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Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
December 1997On-Site Redesigned Air Bag Report
Vehicle - 1998 Honda Accord EX
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,358KB - 14 pages
May 1998Remote Air Bag Deployment Report
Vehicle - 1998 Honda Accord EX
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 309KB - 10 pages
July 1998Redesigned Air Bag Special Study (RABSS)
SCI Technical Summary Report
RABSS Vehicle - 1998 Honda Accord LX
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 156KB - 10 pages
August 1998Remote, Redesigned Air Bag Special Study
1998 Honda Accord
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 745KB - 11 pages
December 1998Full Crash Study Report
Case Vehicle: 1998 Honda Accord LX
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,595KB - 5 pages
April 1999On-Site Redesigned Air Bag Deployment Investigation
Vehicle - 1998 Honda Accord
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 322KB - 16 pages
April 1999Remote, Redesigned Air Bag Special Study
1998 Honda Accord
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 287KB - 8 pages
January 2000SCI/NASS Combination Case Report
Vehicle - 2000 Honda Accord
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 370KB - 9 pages
May 2000Veridian On-Site Split Air Bag Deployment Investigation
Vehicle: 2000 Honda Accord
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 119KB - 10 pages
classified date 2001Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 1999 Honda Accord, 4-door sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 8.8MB - 97 pages
July 2001On-Site Child Seat Investigation / Vehicle to Vehicle
1996 Honda Accord LX four-door
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,279KB - 23 pages
October 2001On-Site Child Safety Seat Crash Investigation
SCI Technical Summary Report
Subject Vehicle - 2000 Honda Accord LX
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 435KB - 19 pages
August 2002General Dynamics On-Site Advanced Occupant Protection (AOPS) Investigation
SCI Technical Summary Report
Vehicle - 2001 Honda Accord
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 186KB - 12 pages
September 2002Child Safety Seat Fatality/ Vehicle to Object
1998 Honda Accord
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 2,076KB - 25 pages
December 2002On-Site Advanced Occupant Protection System Investigation
Vehicle - 2001 Honda Accord
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,265KB - 12 pages
December 2002SCI/NASS Combination Investigation
Vehicle - 2002 Honda Accord
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,200KB - 12 pages
5 December 2002Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 201U: Occupant Protection in Interior Impact, Upper Interior Head Impact Protection
2003 Honda Accord 4-Door EX
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 5.4MB - 156 pages
March 2003On-Site Advanced Occupant Protection System Investigation
Vehicle - 2003 Honda Accord EX
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 2,244KB - 23 pages
24 March 2003Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 201: Rigid Pole Side Impact Test
2003 Honda Accord 4 door
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 7.9MB - 142 pages
7 April 2003Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 214: Side Impact Protection (Indicant)
2003 Honda Accord 4 door
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 12.6MB - 439 pages
May 2003Advanced Occupant Protection System Investigation / Vehicle vs. Concrete Wall
2003 Honda Accord EX Four-Door Sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 922KB - 15 pages
7 May 2003Safety Compliance Sled Testing for FMVSS 208: Occupant Crash Protection
2003 Honda Accord 4 Door
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 5.8MB - 158 pages
25 September 2003Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 110(Indicant): Tire Selection and Rims
2003 Honda Accord EX Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1.0MB - 23 pages
9 October 2003Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 225: "Child Restraint Anchorage Systems"
2003 Honda Accord Sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 799KB - 72 pages
March 2004Calspan On-Site Certified Advanced 208-Compliant Vehicle Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2004 Honda Accord
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 195KB - 14 pages
March 2004Calspan On-Site Certified Advanced 208-Compliant Vehicle Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2004 Honda Accord
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 226KB - 20 pages
March 2004Calspan On-Site Certified Advanced 208-Compliant Vehicle Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2004 Honda Accord
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 140KB - 13 pages
March 2004On-Site Certified Advanced 208-Compliant Vehicle Investigation
Vehicle - 2004 Honda Accord EX
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 507KB - 15 pages
April 2004Calspan On-Site Certified Advanced 208-Compliant Vehicle Crash Investigation
Vehicle - 2004 Honda Accord EX
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 191KB - 15 pages
14 April 2004Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 401: Interior Trunk Release
2004 Honda Accord 4-Door
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 361KB - 19 pages
August 2004Side Air Bag Investigation / Vehicle to Vehicle
2004 Honda Accord
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,736KB - 19 pages
3 September 2004Vehicle Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 208, Occupant Crash Protection; FMVSS 212, Windshield Mounting; FMVSS 219, Windshield Intrustion (Partial); FMVSS 301, Fuel System Integrity
2004 Honda Accord 4 Door EX
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 34.1MB - 430 pages
November 2004On-Site Child Safety Seat Investigation
Vehicle - 1997 Honda Accord EX
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 680KB - 19 pages
classified date 2005Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 1998 Honda Accord LX, 4-door sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 7.5MB - 121 pages
classified date 2005Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 2003 Honda Accord EX, 4-door sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 4.3MB - 100 pages
January 2005On-Site Certified Advanced 208-Compliant Vehicle Investigation
Vehicle - 2005 Honda Accord
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 556KB - 15 pages
March 2005Calspan On-Site Certified Advanced 208-Compliant Vehicle Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2005 Honda Accord
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 268KB - 13 pages
July 2005On-Site Other Inflatable Occupant Protection Investigation
Vehicle - 2005 Honda Accord EX
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 557KB - 14 pages
August 2005On-Site Certified Advanced 208-Compliant Vehicle Investigation
Vehicle - 2005 Honda Accord EX
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 673KB - 14 pages
September 2005On-Site Certified Advanced 208-Compliant Vehicle Investigation
Vehicle - 2005 Honda Accord
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 492KB - 15 pages
November 2005Advanced Occupant Protection System (AOPS) Investigation / Vehicle to Object
2000 Honda Accord
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,369KB - 16 pages
classified date 2006Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 2003 Honda Accord EX, 4-door sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 7.1MB - 109 pages
January 2006SCI/NASS Combination Seat Belt-Related Serious Injury Investigation
Vehicle - 1999 Honda Accord
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 2,816KB - 16 pages
March 2006Remote Passenger Air Bag Serious Injury Investigation
2001 Honda Accord
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,133KB - 14 pages
August 2006On-Site Certified Advanced 208-Compliant Vehicle Investigation
Vehicle - 2005 Honda Accord
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 702KB - 15 pages
December 2006Child Safety Seat Serious Injury Investigation / Vehicle to Vehicle
1986 Honda Accord
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 6,380KB - 27 pages
July 2007On-Site Child Safety Seat Investigation
Vehicle - 1994 Honda Accord EX
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 2,029KB - 13 pages
9 October 2007Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 301: Fuel System Integrity
2007 Honda Accord 4-Door Sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 2.0MB - 40 pages
9 October 2007Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 305 Electric Powered Vehicles: Electrolyte Spillage & Electrical Shock Protection
2007 Honda Accord 4-Door Sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1.0MB - 30 pages
March 2008Calspan On-Site Certified Advanced 208-Compliant Vehicle Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2007 Honda Accord
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 198KB - 13 pages
March 2008On-Site Side Impact Inflatable Occupant Protection Investigation
Vehicle - 2007 Honda Accord EX
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 740KB - 17 pages
May 2008Calspan On-Site Inflatable Side Impact Occupant Protection Investigation
Vehicle: 2007 Honda Accord
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 223KB - 12 pages
May 2008Calspan On-Site Certified Advanced 208-Compliant Vehicle Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2008 Honda Accord
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 270KB - 13 pages
June 2008Child Safety Seat Investigation
1997 Honda Accord SE
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 2,625KB - 19 pages
June 2008On-Site Side Impact Inflatable Occupant Protection Investigation
Vehicle - 2008 Honda Accord EX-L
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 639KB - 16 pages
2 July 2008Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 201: Rigid Pole Side Impact Test
2008 Honda Accord 4-Door Sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 3.2MB - 112 pages
25 July 2008Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 201: Occupant Protection in Interior Impact, Upper Interior Head Impact Protection
2008 Honda Accord, 4-Door Sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 4.0MB - 154 pages
September 2008On-Site Side Impact Inflatable Occupant Protection Investigation
Vehicle - 2003 Honda Accord EX
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,976KB - 14 pages
9 September 2008Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 138: Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems
2008 Accord Four-Door Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 2.1MB - 59 pages
24 September 2008Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 401: Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems
2008 Accord Four-Door Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1.6MB - 26 pages
October 2008On-Site Side Impact Inflatable Occupant Protection Investigation
Vehicle - 2007 Honda Accord LX
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 2,023KB - 14 pages
3 October 2008Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 118: Power-Operated Window, Partition, And Roof Panel Systems
2008 Honda Accord LX, Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 2.0MB - 36 pages
November 2008On-Site Side Air Bag Investigation
2003 Honda Accord
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 820KB - 15 pages
12 November 2008Vehicle Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 208, Occupant Crash Protection; FMVSS 212, Windshield Mounting; FMVSS 219, Windshield Intrustion (Partial); FMVSS 301, Fuel System Integrity
2008 Honda Accord Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 41.2MB - 344 pages
1 December 2008Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 202aS: Head Restraints - Static Requirements
2008 Honda Accord LX, Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 5.2MB - 78 pages
13 March 2009Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 135: Passenger Car Brake Systems
2009 Honda Accord LX, 4-Door Sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 60.0MB - 74 pages
April 2009Calspan On-Site Rollover Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 2008 Honda Accord EX-L V6 Sedan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 422KB - 17 pages
17 June 2009Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 114: Theft Protection
2009 Honda Accord LX, Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 4.5MB - 24 pages
30 June 2009Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS No. 103: Windshield Defrosting and Defogging Systems
2009 Honda Accord LX, Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 2.1MB - 34 pages
30 June 2009Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 104: Windshield Wiping and Washing Systems
2009 Honda Accord LX, Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 12.4MB - 29 pages
September 2009On-Site Side Air Bag Investigation
2007 Honda Accord
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 956KB - 13 pages
1 September 2009Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 225: Child Restraint Anchorage Systems (Lower and Tether Anchorages)
2009 Honda Accord LX, Passenger Car
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 29.4MB - 89 pages
October 2009Calspan On-Site Rollover Crash Investigation
Vehicle: Honda Accord EX-L
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,376KB - 15 pages
11 May 2010Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 201: Occupant Protection in Interior Impact, Upper Interior Head Impact Protection
2010 Honda Crosstour
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 9.1MB - 178 pages
September 2010Important Safety Recall Notice
American Honda Motor Co.
2010 Honda Accord Crosstour
NHTSA Recall 10V402000

PDF
- 136KB - 1 page
8 September 2010NHTSA Recall 10V402000
2010 Honda Accord Crosstour
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
8 September 2010Recall Notification: 2010 Model Year Honda Accord Crosstour Passenger Airbag Module
From: Jay Joseph, American Honda Motor Co.
To: Daniel C. Smith, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 10V402000

PDF
- 524KB - 3 pages
11 September 2010Service Bulletin
Safety Recall: Front Passenger’s Airbag May Not Deploy Correctly
Honda
2010 Honda Accord Crosstour
NHTSA Recall 10V402000

PDF
- 215KB - 6 pages
14 September 2010Frontal Airbags Modules
From: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
To: Jay Joseph, American Honda Motor Co.
2010 Honda Accord Crosstour
NHTSA Recall 10V402000

PDF
- 26KB - 3 pages
15 October 2010Quarterly Recall Campaign Reporting
From: Jay Joseph, American Honda Motor Co.
To: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
2010 Honda Accord Crosstour
NHTSA Recall 10V402000

PDF
- 1.3MB - 2 pages
29 November 2010Safety Compliance Testing for FMVSS 126: Electronic Stability Control Systems
2010 Honda Accord
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 4.7MB - 62 pages
26 January 2011Quarterly Recall Campaign Reporting
From: Jay Joseph, American Honda Motor Co.
To: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
2010 Honda Accord Crosstour
NHTSA Recall 10V402000

PDF
- 55KB - 2 pages
29 April 2011Quarterly Recall Campaign Reporting
From: Jay Joseph, American Honda Motor Co.
To: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
2010 Honda Accord Crosstour
NHTSA Recall 10V402000

PDF
- 74KB - 2 pages
25 July 2011Quarterly Recall Campaign Reporting
From: Jay Joseph, American Honda Motor Co.
To: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
2010 Honda Accord Crosstour
NHTSA Recall 10V402000

PDF
- 41KB - 2 pages
21 October 2011Quarterly Recall Campaign Reporting
From: Jay Joseph, American Honda Motor Co.
To: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
2010 Honda Accord Crosstour
NHTSA Recall 10V402000

PDF
- 42KB - 2 pages
2012Instructions for Reimbursement Safety Recall: 2003–07 Accord Power Steering Feed Hose Leak
Honda
2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2007-2008 Acura TL
NHTSA Recall 12V222000

PDF
- 133KB - 1 page
2012Stop Sale/Safety Recall: 2003-2007 Accord V6 Power Steering Feed Hose
From: American Honda Parts, Service & Technical Division, Campaign Administration
To: All Honda Parts and Service Managers, Advisors and Personnel
2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2007-2008 Acura TL
NHTSA Recall 12V222000

PDF
- 22KB - 1 page
26 January 2012Safety Recall: 2003–07 Accord Power Steering Feed Hose Leak
Honda
2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2007-2008 Acura TL
NHTSA Recall 12V222000

PDF
- 652B - 5 pages
27 January 2012Quarterly Recall Campaign Reporting
From: Jay Joseph, American Honda Motor Co.
To: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
2010 Honda Accord Crosstour
NHTSA Recall 10V402000

PDF
- 172KB - 2 pages
7 February 2012Safety Recall Reminder: 2003-07 Accord V6 Power Steering Feed Hose Leak
From: American Honda Parts, Service & Technical Division, Campaign Administration
To: All Honda Parts and Service Managers, Advisors and Personnel
2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2007-2008 Acura TL
NHTSA Recall 12V222000

PDF
- 56KB - 1 page
25 April 2012Safety Recall: 2003-07 Accord V6 P/S Feed Hose Leak PARTS UPDATE
From: American Honda Parts, Service & Technical Division, Campaign Administration
To: All Honda Sales, Service & Parts Managers and Personnel
2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2007-2008 Acura TL
NHTSA Recall 12V222000

PDF
- 92KB - 1 page
30 April 2012Quarterly Recall Campaign Reporting
From: Jay Joseph, American Honda Motor Co.
To: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
2010 Honda Accord Crosstour
NHTSA Recall 10V402000

PDF
- 141KB - 2 pages
17 May 2012NHTSA Recall 12V222000
2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2007-2008 Acura TL
Steering:Hydraulic Power Assist:Hose, Piping, And Connections
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
23 May 2012Power Steering Hose
From: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
To: Jay Joseph, American Honda Motor Co.
2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2007-2008 Acura TL
NHTSA Recall 12V222000

PDF
- 26KB - 3 pages
27 September 2012Safety Recall: 2003–07 Accord Power Steering Feed Hose Leak
Honda
2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2007-2008 Acura TL
NHTSA Recall 12V222000

PDF
- 599KB - 4 pages
27 September 2012Stop Sale/Safety Recall: 2003-2007 Accord V6 Power Steering Feed Hose
From: American Honda Parts, Service & Technical Division, Campaign Administration
To: All Honda Parts and Service Managers, Advisors and Personnel
2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2007-2008 Acura TL
NHTSA Recall 12V222000

PDF
- 30KB - 1 page
October 2012IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL NOTICE
Campaign #S59&S60 / Service Bulletin #12-066
American Honda Motor Co.
To: All Honda Sales, Parts & Service Managers
2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2007-2008 Acura TL
NHTSA Recall 12V222000

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- 146KB - 1 page
16 October 2012Safety Recall: 2003–07 Accord Power Steering Feed Hose Leak
Honda
2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2007-2008 Acura TL
NHTSA Recall 12V222000

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- 603KB - 5 pages
26 October 2012Quarterly Recall Campaign Reporting
From: Jay Joseph, American Honda Motor Co.
To: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2007-2008 Acura TL
NHTSA Recall 12V222000

PDF
- 184KB - 2 pages
23 January 2013Quarterly Recall Campaign Reporting
From: Jay Joseph, American Honda Motor Co.
To: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2007-2008 Acura TL
NHTSA Recall 12V222000

PDF
- 45KB - 2 pages
26 January 2013Stop Sale/Safety Recall: 2003-2007 Accord V6 Power Steering Feed Hose
From: American Honda Parts, Service & Technical Division, Campaign Administration
To: All Honda Parts and Service Managers, Advisors and Personnel
2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2007-2008 Acura TL
NHTSA Recall 12V222000

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- 31KB - 1 page
2 Feburary 2013Safety Recall: 2003–07 Accord Power Steering Feed Hose Leak
Honda
2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2007-2008 Acura TL
NHTSA Recall 12V222000

PDF
- 666KB - 5 pages
2 May 2013Quarterly Recall Campaign Reporting
From: Jay Joseph, American Honda Motor Co.
To: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2007-2008 Acura TL
NHTSA Recall 12V222000

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- 40KB - 2 pages
14 May 2013Incorrect torque specification on Service Bulletin 13-012
From: American Honda Parts & Service Division
To: All Honda Sales, Parts & Service Managers
2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2007-2008 Acura TL
NHTSA Recall 12V222000

PDF
- 75KB - 1 page
14 May 2013Safety Recall: 2003–07 Accord Power Steering Feed Hose Leak
Honda
2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2007-2008 Acura TL
NHTSA Recall 12V222000

PDF
- 242KB - 6 pages
31 July 2013Quarterly Recall Campaign Reporting
From: Jay Joseph, American Honda Motor Co.
To: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2007-2008 Acura TL
NHTSA Recall 12V222000

PDF
- 31KB - 2 pages
31 October 2013Quarterly Recall Campaign Reporting
From: Jay Joseph, American Honda Motor Co.
To: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2007-2008 Acura TL
NHTSA Recall 12V222000

PDF
- 37KB - 2 pages
28 February 2014Quarterly Recall Campaign Reporting
From: Jay Joseph, American Honda Motor Co.
To: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2007-2008 Acura TL
NHTSA Recall 12V222000

PDF
- 32KB - 2 pages
14 April 2014Quarterly Recall Campaign Reporting
From: Jay Joseph, American Honda Motor Co.
To: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2007-2008 Acura TL
NHTSA Recall 12V222000

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- 34KB - 2 pages


1982 Specifications

ModelLX
0-60 mph*13.0 seconds
80-0 mph*262 feet
Cornering Capability*0.693g
Interior Noise @ 70mph*74 dBA
Fuel Economy*23.5 mpg
*=Test conducted by Road & Track, March 1982 issue

2003 Specifications

LX V6EX V6
Engine TypeV6V6
Engine Displacement3.0L3.0L
ValvetrainSOHC 24VSOHC 24V
Horsepower240 @ 6250 rpm240 @ 6250 rpm
Torque212 lb.-ft. @ 5000 rpm212 lb.-ft. @ 5000 rpm
Transmission5-speed automatic5-speed automatic
Cruise ControlYesYes
Traction ControlYesYes
Front SuspensionIndependentIndependent
SteeringVariable assist rack-and-pinionVariable assist rack-and-pinion
Rear SuspensionIndependentIndependent
BrakesABSABS
HeadlightsAutomatic controlAutomatic control
Power Exterior MirrorsYesYes
Security SystemYesYes
Remote Keyless EntryYesYes
SunroofNoYes
AirbagsDual front, driver's side impactDual front, driver's side impact
Front SeatsReclining bucket, power driver'sReclining bucket, power driver's and passenger's
Rear SeatsFold-down benchFold-down bench
Seat MaterialClothLeather
Air ConditioningStandardDual-zone climate control
Cabin Air FilterYesYes
RadioAM/FM Stereo Cassette/6-disc CDAM/FM Stereo Cassette/6-disc CD
Radio Speakers66
Radio FeaturesSteering wheel controls, rear window antennaSteering wheel controls, rear window antenna
Wheelbase107.9"107.9"
Length189.5189.5
Width71.571.5
Height57.157.1
Curb Weight3,309 lbs.3,360 lbs.
Cargo Volume (Total)14.0 cu. ft.14.0 cu. ft.
Fuel Economy21 city/30 highway21 city/30 highway
Base MSRP w/Destination$23,460$26,260


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
6 January 1994American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Denial of Petition for Determination of Inconsequential NoncomplianceFederal Register: NHTSA (Barry Felrice)
11 December 2002NHTSA Safety Complaint: 1999 Honda Accordanonymous
6 January 2006Honda Accord is Most-Researched Car for 2005Allen Honda
23 February 2006Child Safety is Not Ignored in a 2006 Honda AccordAmber Sell
23 February 2006Safe and Secure in a 2006 Honda AccordAmber Sell
29 May 2007New Accord To Hit Market SoonAnthony Fontanelle
14 February 2008New Accord For EuropeAnthony Fontanelle
25 June 20092009 Honda Accord Coupe ReviewMac Demere
9 August 20122013 Honda Accord Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
28 September 2012Statement by American Honda Regarding Power Steering Hose Recall Expansion: 2003-2007 Honda Accord V6American Honda
21 March 2013Woman writes a letter to her Honda Accord. Honda write back on its behalf Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
16 November 2013Honda Accord Tourer - First Impressions And Gallery Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
22 November 2013Honda Accord Tourer - An Aspirational Car For The Everyman? Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
28 November 20132013 Honda Accord Tourer Review Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
28 November 20132013 Honda Accord Tourer Video Review Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
1 April 2014Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; HONDALori K. Summers
30 April 2016Honda Announces Safety Suite on 2017 Accord Hybrid - Bicycle and Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Urge Automakers To Offer Blind Spot CamerasLaw Office of Daniel H. Rose




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