LED headlights are designed to last a long time. They are supposed to be more cost-effective than other lighting options. However, the Honda Accord has had a few issues with these daytime running lights.
The models affected are the 9th and 10th generation Accords from 2016 to 2018. They are installed along the bottom of the assemblies for the headlights. They stay on as daytime running lights and add a distinctly upscale look to the headlights.
The issue with the lights is that the strip or part of the strip is burning out much earlier than normal. In some cases, it has been reported that they need to be replaced after just 10,000 miles. However, the average is closer to 50,000 miles, depending on the year of the car you own. While this might not sound like a big deal, it is an issue because the entire assembly must be replaced.
Honda covers headlight and daytime running light replacement under warranty. In some cases, the lights have had to be replaced more than once in the warranty period. The work is done at no cost to the owner. The issue arises when the warranty period is over if the lights burn out again.
These lights aren’t required by law, which means they don’t have to be replaced. However, you are required to have headlights on during certain hours or weather conditions. If your lights don’t come on automatically during these times, you will need to turn them on manually.
To get the daytime running lights repaired on your Honda Accord, visit your Honda dealer. The service department can take care of the job under warranty or let you know the cost if the warranty has expired.