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2005 Honda Accord
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2005 Honda Accord suffers from transmission failure. It's not a huge widesperad problem like in prior years, but definitely still something to consider.
The transmission begins slipping & eventually has to be replaced, typically soon after 90,000 miles & with a repair cost of over $2,000.
Transmission failure problems have been a huge problem for the Accord & several other Honda models all through the early 2000s model years. Honda eventually extended the transmission warranty to 93 months/109k miles for the 2000-2001 Accords as a class action lawsuit settlement, but owners of other Accord model years with transmission problems are out of luck.
Worst 2005 Accord Problems by Category
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- transmission problems92NHTSA complaints: 47
- body / paint problems57NHTSA complaints: 35
- brakes problems31NHTSA complaints: 50
- interior accessories problems26NHTSA complaints: 23
- engine problems22NHTSA complaints: 86
- electrical problems18NHTSA complaints: 70
- AC / heater problems13NHTSA complaints: 4
- windows / windshield problems6NHTSA complaints: 12
- clutch problems4
- drivetrain problems4NHTSA complaints: 53
- seat belts / air bags problems3NHTSA complaints: 167
- steering problems3NHTSA complaints: 29
- exhaust system problems2NHTSA complaints: 2
- lights problems2NHTSA complaints: 16
- exterior accessories problems1NHTSA complaints: 13
- fuel system problems1NHTSA complaints: 15
- suspension problems1NHTSA complaints: 10
- wheels / hubs problems1NHTSA complaints: 20
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 21
- cooling system problemsNHTSA: 5
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