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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,000 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 #2

Jun 062012

Accord 4-cyl

  • 93,000 miles


The stereo display went completely out. Then the radio started scanning radio stations. It is now stuck on some static sounding weather radio station. Off & on works but nothing else (e.g. volume, mode, load or eject, station tuning...) I have a library cd in the unit and am unable to eject it.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 232005

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
I bought my brand new 2005 Accord ex in October of 2004. I had the car for no more than a few weeks when the right rear speaker blew out. I took it back to Honda and they replaced it with a new speaker. Not even a week later, the same speaker blew out again. I took it back to Honda and complained. A Honda representative came and checked out the car. Not only did they deny me the repair, but the women who looked at the car said the speaker was not blown and that it was most likely the cd's that I was playing. Meanwhile, I don't really use my cd player and I hear the popping noise from my speaker when I am playing the radio. I filed a complaint with the BBB and hopefully I will get this fixed. I am extremely disappointed with the Honda corporation.

- Monroe, NY, USA

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