Several customers report the anti-lock brake system (ABS) in their Honda Accords randomly failing, ceasing to work either fully or intermittently. This failure is indicated by a signal light on the dashboard turning on, and the ABS system failing to respond when engaged. Some customers have had mechanics diagnose the problem as being one with the ABS module, the small computer controlling the vehicle’s ABS functions.
The issue appears to affect the 2004 Accord, the 2005 Accord, the 2011 Accord, the 2012 Accord, and the 2013 Accord. Honda has not acknowledged any issue with the ABS module, and the issue primarily appears to be affecting vehicles that are out of warranty.
Harley-Davidson settled a similar lawsuit in 2021, alleging that the ABS systems on certain bikes made between 2008 and 2010 were defective. The terms of the settlement were not made public.