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.

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CarComplaints.com 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.

2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,000 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.

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2005 Honda Accord exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2005 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 152006

Accord

  • 81,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The catalytic converter went out just in time to evade the warranty on the car. My extended warranty wouldn't cover it. It went out at 82,000 miles and it's only covered to 80,000. I did hear that this was premature, but that it happens on the Honda Accord. The repair is pricey as I bought it in California and they have higher environmental standards (that part is good), so you can't buy an after market converter. The cost was $1,100 after installation. They nearly put the wrong one on in New Mexico at the Honda dealership. Luckily, I called my old dealership in California as they were out of stock here and they said I had the incorrect part number.

- Santa Fe, NM, USA

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