Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
88,405 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2005 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #9

Dec 162014

Accord

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Rear door locks do not work when using driver door lock switch control. Rear door lock on driver side does not open from inside even when door lock switch is in up position. Can only be opened from the outside.

- Santa Ana, CA, USA

problem #8

Aug 132014

Accord 6-cyl

  • 200,000 miles
Door will not unlock on front passenger side. This is not a child safety lock issue. Seems like a common problem after a review of the internet. In a crash or fire passenger would have to crawl to the other side of the car or through a window to get out. Responders would have no way to open the door from the outside.

- North Yarmouth, ME, USA

problem #7

May 062013

Accord

  • 97,000 miles
The door actuators are not working, its the 2 left side only work on cold days. Now, don't use the back doors and mostly use the drivers side.

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

problem #6

Oct 202012

Accord

  • 76,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Door lock remote fails to open locks. If I'm inside the car, sometimes the driver's door lock will be jammed down, and key will not open from outside. Nothing worked, I had to crawl over the console and exit by the passenger door. Definitely a safety issue, since it could happen in an emergency.

- Salida, CO, USA

problem #5

Apr 152011

Accord

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord. While the vehicle was parked the contact noticed the chrome around the rear passengers side door handle was broken. A passenger was in the rear of the vehicle and sustained a deep cut to her right hand and was taken to the hospital where X-rays were taken and the doctor placed stitches in the child's wound. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Cypress, CA, USA

problem #4

Sep 282010

Accord

  • 89,000 miles
The inside door handle of my Honda Accord coupe 2005 stopped working all of a sudden. A passenger riding with me discovered that they could not exit the car because the inside door handle failed to open the door. This was a one time occurrence and the door handle never worked again after that point. The problem was the cable from the interior door handle to the exterior door handle has a defective plastic insert where it attaches to the door panel. Failure of this piece results in the passengers of the vehicle not being able to open the door from the inside. This creates a potential safety hazard in the event of an accident or roll-over. The cable holding the plastic insert had to be ordered and replaced after taking off the door panel.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #3

Jan 072010

Accord

  • 82,229 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Could not lock drivers door with remote key lock, other doors locked. Could only unlock or lock drivers door with non remote key. Replaced actuator and cable.

- East Brunswick, NJ, USA

problem #2

Sep 212009

Accord

  • 77,414 miles
1. passenger drive door while locked could be opened manually by hand. Dealer replaced lock actuator and lock.

- East Brunswick, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jul 242008

Accord

  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the trunk lock on his vehicle was defective. He had to slam the trunk at least three to four times before it locked. The last time he slammed the trunk the rear glass shattered. He took the vehicle to the dealer for repair and they repaired the window and the trunk. Currently, three weeks later, the latch is not working again. There are no recalls regarding this failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 54,000.

- Pleasant Hill, CA, USA

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