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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,500 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.

2005 Honda Accord fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 182008

Accord 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles


Power train:automatic transmission:control module fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump air bags:frontal:sensor.

- Rio Grande, PR, USA

problem #3

Jul 092007


  • miles
2005 Honda Accord had a recall for the fuel pump relay. Consumer states that he paid for diagnostic test. The consumer stated he was having problems with the vehicle starting and there was a delay when the accelerator was applied.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #2

May 222007

Accord 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Early last year the car would not start. According to dealer the relay switch was bad and needed to be replaced. In March 2007 Honda issued a recall relating to a defect with the relay, causing the fuel pump to lose power, become inoperative, and possibly leaving the vehicle inoperable. According to Honda's March 13, 2007 letter to Mr. Daniel smith at NHTSA the vehicle fell into the VIN numbers which were subject to the recall as this vehicle's VIN was, and the VIN range given by Honda was [xxx] - [xxx]. curiously, this vehicle did not fall into the alleged dates of manufacturing listed by Honda. More specifically, it appeared this vehicle was manufactured in January 2005, while the vehicles with the affected VIN range were allegedly only manufactured between April 13, 2005 - June 15, 2005. I contacted Honda with this information, and was advised that this vehicle was not part of the recall, yet my relay had failed a year earlier. I am concerned that the VIN numbers listed by Honda to be affected by the recall did not match up with the alleged dates of manufacturing listed by Honda, thereby calling into question the true number of vehicles that contained this serious, safety related defect which warranted a recall. I would like someone from NHTSA to contact me on this problem. Updated 07/10/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Winter Park, FL, USA

problem #1

May 142007

Accord 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Honda refused to honor recall #07V097000 based on their own service bulletin #07-020 which included this vehicle's VIN for the 4-door V6 VIN series as listed. I never received any recall notice from Honda in regard to this problem.

- Carpentersville, IL, USA

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