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.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. 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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,874 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 #1

Sep 062008


  • 31,874 miles


The audio unit display lights do not come on when the headlights are turned on. The radio dial, clock, and HVAC control switches are not lit. The only light on in the area is the small green light showing which HVAC button has been selected. The instrument panel lights do light up are controllable with the dimmer switch. This problem came on suddenly - one night they worked when I turned on the headlights and the next night they did not work. So far this is a consistent problem. I have checked the fuses; none were blown. As a driver I can cope with the problem this time of the year, but as winter sets in and the windshield needs to be cleared of interior fog with the defroster I will not be able to see which control to hit creating an unsafe situation. This was/is a problem with earlier model years (2003-2004) of this model run. In 2007 Honda issued a 7 year/100,000 mile warranty extension letter for these years. There is also a service bulletin for these repairs.

- Cranston, RI, USA

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