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:
48,566 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 #6

Dec 012011

Accord 6-cyl

  • 63,000 miles


My 2005 Honda Accord LX V6 SRS light illuminated at approx. 63000 miles. The Honda dealer diagnosed the problem to dtc 71-10 (broken driver seat sensor harness). Honda had a safety recall (service bulletin 07-002) regarding this problem in January 2007. My vehicle was not included in the recall. Out of pocket cost $203.29. I have seen many other complaints lodged with the NHTSA on this matter. Why was this recall not expanded?

- Bethlehem, PA, USA

problem #5

Mar 022009

Accord 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
The defect concerns the failure of the mounting assembly for the driver's seat. This car has power front seats. The left rear mount for the driver's front seat has broken from the under carriage below the seat causing the left rear of the driver's seat to be disconnected and loose from the undercarriage and potentially the seat could come loose in an accident. The undercarriage contains the power equipment to move the seat and mount the seat. A Honda dealer has inspected the seat and said the seat under carriage must be replaced at a cost of $750. I consider this a safety problem since the driver's seat mount is broken an the drivers seat could come loose in an accident.

- Brick, NJ, USA

problem #4

Feb 242012

Accord 6-cyl

  • 102,396 miles
My 2005 Accord had an illuminated supplemental restraint system (SRS) light. The Honda dealer diagnosed it down to a broken driver seat sensor harness; fault codes 71-10 (drivers seat pos sensor) and A2-10 (faulty pwr supply). This condition is exactly the same as described in Honda service bulletin 07-002, "safety recall: Driver's seat position sensor harness replacement." Just as described in the bulletin, the wires on the harness become damaged and in fact were completely broken away from the plug end. However, my VIN falls outside the affected VIN's listed in the service bulletin and is not covered under this action. Furthermore, I feel the dealer charged more than necessary for the repair: They charged 1.96 hrs of labor (at $97/hr), or $190, and $15.20 for the part totaling $205.20. In comparison, the service bulletin calls for 0.6 hrs of labor, which when added to the part cost would have totaled $73.40. Bottom line: Honda did not provide the proper fix for damaged driver's seat position harness's in later production vins. Since they continue to cause the same unsafe condition, Honda must be compelled to increase the scope of this recall.

- Camden, DE, USA

problem #3

Nov 282008


  • 36,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord. The contact stated that his driver seat position sensor wiring harness failed. The dealer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 07V001000 (air bags:frontal:sensor/control module). The failure mileage was 36,000.

- Apex, NC, USA

problem #2

May 012008


  • 45,000 miles
I have a 2005 Honda Accord ex #. I have a broken seat position sensor wire harness. This vehicle falls outside the recall VIN series for the Honda recall Q31. I think that they cut off the vehicle series to soon. My car has the same problem as the recall. I have contacted Honda and have received no satisfaction.

- Beachwood, NJ, USA

problem #1

Aug 012005

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
About 6 months after I purchased my new vehicle my leather began to buckle and had a vein-like appearance. I have talk to the warranty department for Honda who indicates this is "clearly a material defect". when I took the vehicle to the dealership to address the problem, I was told it would take months to get the new seats. I then took it to another dealership who told me that I need to condition the leather so the buckling was my fault.

- Greeley, CO, USA

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