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:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,500 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

Oct 272009


  • 20,000 miles


2005 Honda Accord 4 dr sdn accelerator was stuck and I had to hit garage door to stop the car and the car went through garage door damaged car and things. This is potentially a big problem with Honda 2005 brakes. I contacted metlife insurance company and gave the car for repair.

- White Plains, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 182007

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Honda Accord. While driving into a parking space with the brake pedal depressed, the vehicle surged and crashed into a wall. The two front air bags deployed and the front end of the vehicle was damaged. The driver side air bag burned the driver's hand. A police report was filed. The current and failure mileages were 55,000. The consumer provided a police report and a copy of the repair invoice. Updated 08/27/07

- Jupiter, FL, USA

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