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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
9 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,912 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.

2005 Honda Accord body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #2

Sep 162011


  • 84,000 miles


The passenger side door handle cable has a small plastic anchor that anchors the cable to to the inside of the door panel. The plastic piece was severed into two pieces by the metal grip that holds it in place. The end resullt is the passenger door can not be opened from the inside. If something was to happen and I needed to esacpe the vehicle from the passenger side, I would not have access to do so. I believe the plastic anchor breaking is a defect caused by inherently bad design of a plastic item locking into a metal item.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 102009


  • 86,500 miles
My 2005 Honda Accord began leaking water inside the cabin following a rainstorm.

- Winchester, VA, USA

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