Top 10 Fact About Honda Accord

Fact 1

The first Honda Accord in 1976 did not yet have a catalytic converter. They were introduced a few years later as emissions regulations tightened.

Fact 2

The catalytic converter converts harmful pollutants from the Accord's exhaust into less toxic gases like carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and water vapor.

Fact 3

The Accord catalytic converter contains precious metals like platinum, palladium and rhodium which make it a target for thieves.

Fact 4

Replacing a stolen or damaged catalytic converter on an Accord can cost between $800-$1700 or more for parts and professional installation.

Fact 5

Honda issued a recall in 2014 for nearly 400,000 Accords due to a faulty catalytic converter that could potentially cause engine fires.

Fact 6

High-flow performance catalytic converters are available for Accords but are illegal for street use in some states like California.

Fact 7

Newer Accord models may have two converters - a main one further back and a smaller pre-converter nearer the engine.

Fact 8

The catalytic converter should be inspected around every 60,000 miles as part of the Accord's maintenance schedule

Fact 9

Excessive oil burning, coolant leaks, and engine misfires can all shorten the lifespan of the Accord's catalytic converter.

Fact 10

Honda offers an 8 year/80,000 mile warranty on the catalytic converters equipped in new 2022 and 2023 Accord models.