2016 Honda Accord Headlight Recalls: A Complete Summary


Honda works hard to ensure owners get a safe and reliable vehicle. Sometimes, once the owners use the cars, problems arise. When this happens, the manufacturer must make the decision to issue a recall to return the cars to dealers for repair.

Are there any 2016 Honda Accord headlight recalls?

The answer is no, but there are consumer complaints and a service bulletin that you should be aware of if you purchase this car. Additionally, there are two other reminders. These include reduced fuel pump performance which can cause the battery sensor to stall and trip.


Recalls may be issued at some point for the 2016 Honda Accord headlights, although they were not in September 2020. Let’s take a closer look at the service bulletin, customer complaints about the headlights, and these reminders.

Service Bulletin

In April 2019, Honda issued a service bulletin for the warranty extension of the vehicle’s LED daytime running lights. This warranty refers to a problem with the heat of the lamps damaging the lens of the daytime running lights.

If damaged, some LEDs may stop working properly.

Honda has not issued a recall for this. However, it has extended the warranty on the LED daytime running lights to 10 years with unlimited mileage. This applies from the original date of purchase. Homeowners can have these repairs done if damage occurs.

Customer’s complaints

As of this writing, there have been 113 complaints about the 2016 Honda Accord lighting system. All are related to exterior lighting failures, often related to the lights on all day.

Some owners have reported that the LED light strip surrounding the headlight is partially burned out. Others said the problem was with all the lights.

Some drivers noticed that the faulty lights distracted other oncoming drivers. In other cases, they noted decreased visibility as a result of burned-out lights.

Some owners reported that the problem occurred more than once, noting that they replaced the lights at their expense and then had to replace them a second time.

Reduced fuel pump performance may cause it to stall

NHTSA Callback ID: 19V060000

In January 2019, Honda issued a fuel system recall for the 2016 Accord with a 3.5L V6 engine (this does not affect other trim options). In these vehicles, fuel particles can adhere to fuel pump components.

These internal components may have a significant buildup of these materials. If this happens, it may reduce the fuel pump’s ability to function properly and its performance may decrease.

If a driver is driving the car and this buildup of particles has occurred, it can cause the vehicle to run poorly until it stops due to lack of fuel in the engine. This can increase the risk of an accident, especially because it can happen suddenly.

Honda has alerted owners of the recall. They then instructed dealers to bring the cars in for service. They updated the fuel injection engine control unit software in each vehicle. They also performed a complete inspection of the fuel pump.

If damage was evident, they would replace the fuel pump at no cost to the owner. These repairs began in March 2019.

The battery sensor may be shorted.

NHTSA Callback ID: 17V418000

In June 2017, Honda issued a recall for the 2016 Accord for the electrical system. This was a large-scale recall affecting more than 1.1 million vehicles and all Accord vehicles from 2013 to 2016.

In these cars, the battery sensor housing may allow water to enter. This box is part of the battery management system. Water infiltration can cause a short circuit in the car.

This type of damage can occur suddenly. If the vehicle has an electrical short, it may increase the risk of fire. It can also cause the car to stall, increasing the risk of an accident.

Honda has alerted all Accord owners about the problem. They then asked dealers to replace the sensor in affected cars for free. Additionally, dealers have implemented a solution to apply an adhesive to the housing if replacement sensor components are not available at the time of car service. These withdrawals began in November 2017.

How do you handle an open recall for a 2016 Honda Accord?

Not sure if your 2016 Accord is subject to an open recall? Just visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website to find out. If a recall is found, you can contact Honda at 1-888-234-2138 to find out how to handle it.


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