Does the 2012 Honda Accord have Bluetooth?

I’ve found a used 2012 Honda Accord and I’m considering making an offer on it. But my commutes won’t be the same unless I have telephone abilities, not to mention being able to listen to my full complement of Barry Manilow deep cuts that are safely tucked away on my phone. So, does a 2012 Honda Accord have Bluetooth capability?

Jason Tushinski · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Can’t face those long commutes without the right driving music! Only the 2012
Honda Accord EX-L
trim has Bluetooth capability, so you’ll want to try and find that trim if you’re dead-set on having Bluetooth.
While a USB interface became standard on
vehicles in 2012, Bluetooth was only available on the Accord if you purchased a top EX-L trim. On the used market, it’s anyone’s guess if you’ll be able to find one. That said, if you get lucky and find the 2012 Honda Accord EX-L with Bluetooth capability, you’ll be set!
While it will depend on what kind of smartphone you have, you’ll likely follow these (or similar) steps to set up your Bluetooth on a 2012 Accord EX-L:
  • Make sure the ignition is turned to the ACCESSORY position
  • Push the SETTINGS button
  • Turn the control knob to SYSTEM SETTINGS on the Accord’s multimedia screen and hit enter
  • Scroll down to BLUETOOTH DEVICE LIST and press enter
  • Select the ADD BLUETOOTH DEVICE tab on the multimedia screen
  • Make sure your smartphone’s Bluetooth is set to ON, and then tap OK on the car’s screen to start the pairing process
  • Select Car Care Kiosk on the screen
  • The screen will now give you a six-digit number—compare it to the number that shows up on your smartphone and hit PAIR on your phone
  • You’ll get a message on the Accord’s screen telling you your smartphone and the car are now paired
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