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:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,000 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.

2005 Honda Accord drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 252005


  • 1,000 miles


My 2005 Honda Accord has 40K miles on it and from the original date of purchase to and including today's date my vehicle pulls to the right. This occurs in 4-6 seconds I have taken it to my local dealer numerous times to have this repaired beginning at 1K miles. During this time they have aligned it 2 times and the tires have been rotated 5 times. I informing my dealer of this problem everytime I take my car in for my regular oil change (every 3-4K miles) at which time my dealer advises me this is 1. a "safety feature" and/or 2. the problem is due to low tire pressure. They claim to inflate the tires, rotate or align my car and to date it is not fixed. I have had all work done at stockton Honda and to date I have received no satisfaction in getting this fixed.

- Stockton, CA, USA

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