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:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 1
Average Mileage:
32,204 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.

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2005 Honda Accord brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #5

Mar 072009


  • 31,349 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord. While driving 20 mph, the vehicle accelerated automatically and the brakes failed. The contact had to drive off the road and crashed the vehicle into a small tree. There were no injuries. A police report was filed. The vehicle was taken to an auto body shop for repairs and to have the brakes inspected. He discovered online that other vehicles were experiencing the same issue. The contact feels that Honda is at fault and are not doing anything to correct the issue. The current mileage was 32,000 and failure mileage was 31,349.

- Albany, NY, USA

problem #4

Sep 012006

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving various speeds and depressing the brake pedal, the vehicle had a longer braking distance. This occurred on two separate occasions. The vehicle was driven to the dealer, where the problem could not be duplicated. Updated 2/12/2007 - the rear brakes had to be replaced although they had less than 5000 miles in them. The consumer feels that the rear brake are doing most of the braking which is causing the vehicle to slide rather than stop. The dealer told the consumer that they think his driving habits are the cause of the brakes wear so quickly. When rolling down the right or left front windows the consumer heard a grinding noise. The technician lubricated the window glass runs.

- Flemington, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jun 022006

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
: the contact stated during sudden, hard braking the vehicle pulled to the right. Then a few days later, during normal braking, the vehicle pulled to the left. The dealership was unable to determine a problem. Then while traveling 30 mph on a slushy downhill road the brake pedal was depressed and the brakes did not respond. The vehicle rear ended another vehicle. There was a police report taken at the scene. The driver received minor injuries. The vehicle was driven to the dealership, where repairs were made for property damage. The dealership was unable to determine the problem with the brakes. The vehicle was taken to another dealership and an independent repair shop, which was unable to determine the problem as well. There was a rough idle when coming to a stop. The headlights flicker at times. Updated 07/05/06.

- Findlay, OH, USA

problem #2

May 162006

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I drove a 2005 Honda Accord. After two days of purchased which was in April, 2005 I pulled out of the parking space my left front tire was popped. I had it replaced and called the dealership. They sent me to one of their tire affiliate dealer and they said that it was not manufacturer faults. Four or five months after, I heard my brakes making this screech loud noise so I brought in for the dealer to take a look at and they had it re-do on the brake. Last week, beginning of May 2006. The car bring in my attention on the freeway. When I drive at 65 miles, the car was shaking, it moves side to side and I don't have that much control with the wheels. I brought it in and the dealer had my wheels rotate for me. And today, this morning I dropped my daughter to her baby sitter house at 9:30 a.M. it is a busy residential area so I was driving around 15-20 miles per hour. I heard a very loud noise from my car and the car was dragging something in the front, right passenger side for few seconds and the car was dead stop in the middle of the street. I could not start the engine at all. So I went out and looked. I saw my front right side car dropped on it's own wheel with black pieces, bolt, and silver ring piece scattered on the street. I looked down and saw my front right axle was broken and felt down on the street. There are neighbors walked by and saw what happened. I called a towed truck and they came by to towed my car to the nearby Honda dealer. With the condition the car was in. The tow truck man told me that he might had scraped my front bumper because my car had very small space for the lift of his truck to go under and lift up the car. We managed to secured the car and had it towed to the dealership. And they said that they will take a look at it.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 142005

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
2005 Honda Accord ex (4 cyl 5-at) 1) continual problem with braking system at low speeds 2) when at low speeds, apply the brakes and they grab so abruptly that the car stops with a jerk, often causing seat belts to lock. This can also occur when braking from high speeds to lower speeds in order to stop car. Because stops so abruptly have almost been in an accident where cars behind me had to swerve out of the way. One such instance happened on a busy toll both during rush hour. 3) Honda dealer where car had been purchased said nothing they can do. It's a problem with most 2005 brakes.

- Fairfax, VA, USA

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