Does A Honda Accord Have A Timing Belt Or Timing Chain?

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Overview

Over the years Honda Accords have come equipped with both engines that have timing belts as well as engines that have timing chains.

From model year 2018 and later all Honda Accord engines came equipped with a timing chain.

From 2003 to 2017 4 cylinder Accord engines came equipped with timing chains while the V6 engines came equipped with timing belts.

All 2002 and older Accord engines came equipped with timing belts.

Honda Accord Timing Belt Or Chain
Model Years Engine Option Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference
2018 - 2021 all engines timing chain interference
2003 - 2017 4 cyl. timing chain interference
2003 - 2017 V6 timing belt interference
2002 and older all timing belt interference

Scroll down for detailed information on your particular Honda Accord model year. Check the belt or chain for other makes and models here.

Timing Belt Basics

The primary purpose of the timing belt or timing chain is to maintain the timing (syncronization) between the crankshaft and the camshaft(s).

A timing belt is made of a rubber compound while a timing chain is made of chain similiar to a bicycle chain.

A timing belt wears out over time and must be replaced at the manufacturer's specified interval. Timing belt failure can result in serious engine damage.

Although a timing chain will wear over time it is usually good for the lifetime of the engine but it should be routinely inspected.

Timing Belt Questions? See Our Educational Timing Belt Articles

Note: Replacement intervals are broad recommendations and can be affected by age, weather conditions, running conditions etc. Check with the owner's manual/ manufacturer/ dealership.

2021 Honda Accord - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2021 Honda Accords have a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2021 Honda Accord Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
L15B7 1.5L 4 Cyl. 192 hp timing chain interference lifetime
K20C4 2.0L 4 Cyl. 252 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2020 Honda Accord - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2020 Honda Accords have a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2020 Honda Accord Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
L15B7 1.5L 4 Cyl. 192 hp timing chain interference lifetime
K20C4 2.0L 4 Cyl. 252 hp timing chain interference lifetime
LFA1 2.0L 4 Cyl. 181 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2019 Honda Accord - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2019 Honda Accords have a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2019 Honda Accord Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
L15B7 1.5L 4 Cyl. 192 hp timing chain interference lifetime
K20C4 2.0L 4 Cyl. 252 hp timing chain interference lifetime
LFA1 2.0L 4 Cyl. 181 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2018 Honda Accord - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2018 Honda Accords have a timing chain and an interference engine. See the data outlined in the table below.

2018 Honda Accord Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
L15B7 1.5L 4 Cyl. 192 hp timing chain interference lifetime
K20C4 2.0L 4 Cyl. 252 hp timing chain interference lifetime
LFA1 2.0L 4 Cyl. 181 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2017 Honda Accord - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 4 cylinder 2017 Honda Accords have a timing chain while the V6 Accords have a timing belt. Both have interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2017 Honda Accord Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
J35Y2/J35Y3 3.5L V6 278 hp timing belt interference 60k-90k
K24W 2.4L 4 Cyl. 185 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2016 Honda Accord - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 4 cylinder 2016 Honda Accords have a timing chain while the V6 Accords have a timing belt. Both have interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2016 Honda Accord Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
J35Y2/J35Y3 3.5L V6 278 hp timing belt interference 60k-90k
K24W 2.4L 4 Cyl. 185 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2015 Honda Accord - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 4 cylinder 2015 Honda Accords have a timing chain while the V6 Accords have a timing belt. Both have interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2015 Honda Accord Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
J35Y2/J35Y3 3.5L V6 278 hp timing belt interference 60k-90k
K24W 2.4L 4 Cyl. 185 hp timing chain interference lifetime
i-MMD 2.0L 4-Cyl Hybrid timing chain interference lifetime

2014 Honda Accord - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 4 cylinder 2014 Honda Accords have a timing chain while the V6 Accords have a timing belt. Both have interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2014 Honda Accord Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
J35Y2/J35Y3 3.5L V6 278 hp timing belt interference 60k-90k
K24W 2.4L 4 Cyl. 185 hp timing chain interference lifetime
i-MMD 2.0L 4-Cyl Hybrid timing chain interference lifetime

2013 Honda Accord - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 4 cylinder 2013 Honda Accords have a timing chain while the V6 Accords have a timing belt. Both have interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2013 Honda Accord Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
J35Y2/J35Y3 3.5L V6 278 hp timing belt interference 60k-90k
K24W 2.4L 4 Cyl. 185 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2012 Honda Accord - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 4 cylinder 2012 Honda Accords have a timing chain while the V6 Accords have a timing belt. Both have interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2012 Honda Accord Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
J35Z2/J35Z3 3.5L V6 268 hp / 270 hp timing belt interference 60k-90k
K24Z2/K24Z3 2.4L 4 Cyl. 177 hp / 190 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2011 Honda Accord - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 4 cylinder 2011 Honda Accords have a timing chain while the V6 Accords have a timing belt. Both have interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2011 Honda Accord Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
J35Z2/J35Z3 3.5L V6 268 hp / 270 hp timing belt interference 60k-90k
K24Z2/K24Z3 2.4L 4 Cyl. 177 hp / 190 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2010 Honda Accord - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 4 cylinder 2010 Honda Accords have a timing chain while the V6 Accords have a timing belt. Both have interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2010 Honda Accord Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
J35Z2/J35Z3 3.5L V6 268 hp / 270 hp timing belt interference 60k-90k
K24Z2/K24Z3 2.4L 4 Cyl. 177 hp / 190 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2009 Honda Accord - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 4 cylinder 2009 Honda Accords have a timing chain while the V6 Accords have a timing belt. Both have interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2009 Honda Accord Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
J35Z2/J35Z3 3.5L V6 268 hp / 270 hp timing belt interference 60k-90k
K24Z2/K24Z3 2.4L 4 Cyl. 177 hp / 190 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2008 Honda Accord - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 4 cylinder 2008 Honda Accords have a timing chain while the V6 Accords have a timing belt. Both have interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2008 Honda Accord Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
J35Z2/J35Z3 3.5L V6 268 hp / 270 hp timing belt interference 60k-90k
K24Z2/K24Z3 2.4L 4 Cyl. 177 hp / 190 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2007 Honda Accord - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 4 cylinder 2007 Honda Accords have a timing chain while the V6 Accords have a timing belt. Both have interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2007 Honda Accord Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
J30A5 3.0L V6 244 hp timing belt interference 60k
JNA1 3.0L V6 Hybrid 253 hp timing belt interference 60k
K24A8 2.4L 166 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2006 Honda Accord - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 4 cylinder 2006 Honda Accords have a timing chain while the V6 Accords have a timing belt. Both have interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2006 Honda Accord Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
J30A5 3.0L V6 244 hp timing belt interference 60k
JNA1 3.0L V6 Hybrid 253 hp timing belt interference 60k
K24A8 2.4L 166 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2005 Honda Accord - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 4 cylinder 2005 Honda Accords have a timing chain while the V6 Accords have a timing belt. Both have interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2005 Honda Accord Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
J30A5 3.0L V6 240 hp timing belt interference 60k severe
JNA1 3.0L V6 Hybrid 253 hp timing belt interference 60k
K24A8 2.4L 160 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2004 Honda Accord - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 4 cylinder 2004 Honda Accords have a timing chain while the V6 Accords have a timing belt. Both have interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2004 Honda Accord Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
J30A4 3.0L 240 hp timing belt interference 105k
K24A4 2.4L 160 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2003 Honda Accord - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 4 cylinder 2003 Honda Accords have a timing chain while the V6 Accords have a timing belt. Both have interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2003 Honda Accord Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
J30A4 3.0L 240 hp timing belt interference 105k
K24A4 2.4L 160 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2002 Honda Accord - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2002 Honda Accords have a timing belt and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2002 Honda Accord Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
F23A5 2.3L 4 Cyl. 135 hp timing belt interference 105k Normal, 60k Severe
F23A1 2.3L 4 Cyl. 150 hp timing belt interference 105k Normal, 60k Severe
J30A1 3.0L V6 200 hp timing belt interference 105k Normal, 60k Severe

2001 Honda Accord - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2001 Honda Accords have a timing belt and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2001 Honda Accord Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
F23A5 2.3L 4 Cyl. 135 hp timing belt interference 105k Normal, 60k Severe
F23A1 2.3L 4 Cyl. 150 hp timing belt interference 105k Normal, 60k Severe
J30A1 3.0L V6 200 hp timing belt interference 105k Normal, 60k Severe

2000 Honda Accord - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2000 Honda Accords have a timing belt and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

2000 Honda Accord Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
F23A5 2.3L 4 Cyl. 135 hp timing belt interference 105k Normal, 60k Severe
F23A1 2.3L 4 Cyl. 150 hp timing belt interference 105k Normal, 60k Severe
J30A1 3.0L V6 200 hp timing belt interference 105k Normal, 60k Severe

1999 Honda Accord - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1999 Honda Accords have a timing belt and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

1999 Honda Accord Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
F23A5 2.3L 4 Cyl. 135 hp timing belt interference 105k Normal, 60k Severe
F23A1 2.3L 4 Cyl. 150 hp timing belt interference 105k Normal, 60k Severe
J30A1 3.0L V6 200 hp timing belt interference 105k Normal, 60k Severe

1998 Honda Accord - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1998 Honda Accords have a timing belt and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

1998 Honda Accord Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
F23A5 2.3L 4 Cyl. 135 hp timing belt interference 105k Normal, 60k Severe
F23A1 2.3L 4 Cyl. 150 hp timing belt interference 105k Normal, 60k Severe
J30A1 3.0L V6 200 hp timing belt interference 105k Normal, 60k Severe

1997 Honda Accord - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1997 Honda Accords have a timing belt and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

1997 Honda Accord Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
F22B2 2.2L 4 Cyl. 130 hp timing belt interference 105k Normal, 60k Severe
F22B1 2.2L 4 Cyl. 145 hp timing belt interference 105k Normal, 60k Severe
C27A4 2.7L V6 170 hp timing belt interference 105k

1996 Honda Accord - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1996 Honda Accords have a timing belt and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

1996 Honda Accord Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
F22B2 2.2L 4 Cyl. 130 hp timing belt interference 105k Normal, 60k Severe
F22B1 2.2L 4 Cyl. 145 hp timing belt interference 105k Normal, 60k Severe
C27A4 2.7L V6 170 hp timing belt interference 105k

1995 Honda Accord - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 4 cylinder 1995 Honda Accords have a timing chain while the V6 Accords have a timing belt. Both have interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

1995 Honda Accord Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
F22B2 2.2L 4 Cyl. 130 hp timing belt interference 105k Normal, 60k Severe
F22B1 2.2L 4 Cyl. 145 hp timing belt interference 105k Normal, 60k Severe
C27A4 2.7L V6 170 hp timing belt interference 105k

1994 Honda Accord - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1994 Honda Accords have a timing belt and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

1994 Honda Accord Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
F22B2 2.2L 4 Cyl. 130 hp timing belt interference 105k Normal, 60k Severe
F22B1 2.2L 4 Cyl. 145 hp timing belt interference 105k Normal, 60k Severe
C27A4 2.7L V6 170 hp timing belt interference 105k

1993 Honda Accord - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1993 Honda Accords have a timing belt and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

1993 Honda Accord Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
F22A 2.2L 4 Cyl. 125 hp timing belt interference 105k Normal, 60k Severe
F22A6 2.2L 4 Cyl. 140 hp timing belt interference 105k Normal, 60k Severe

1992 Honda Accord - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1992 Honda Accords have a timing belt and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

1992 Honda Accord Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
F22A 2.2L 4 Cyl. 125 hp timing belt interference 105k Normal, 60k Severe
F22A6 2.2L 4 Cyl. 140 hp timing belt interference 105k Normal, 60k Severe

1991 Honda Accord - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1991 Honda Accords have a timing belt and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

1991 Honda Accord Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
F22A 2.2L 4 Cyl. 125 hp timing belt interference 90k
F22A4 2.2L 4 Cyl. 130 hp timing belt interference 90k
F22A6 2.2L 4 Cyl. 140 hp timing belt interference 90k

1990 Honda Accord - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1990 Honda Accords have a timing belt and interference engines. See the data outlined in the table below.

1990 Honda Accord Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
F22A 2.2L 4 Cyl. 125 hp timing belt interference 90k
F22A4 2.2L 4 Cyl. 130 hp timing belt interference 90k
F22A6 2.2L 4 Cyl. 140 hp timing belt interference 90k

Belt Or Chain Models