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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,822 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 #6

Feb 132012

Accord

  • 45,000 miles

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

2005 Honda Accord fire danger. The catalytic converter heat shields fell off while driving and almost caused an accident. The catalytic converter is warranted 8 years or 80,000 miles. My Honda only had about 45,000 when the catalytic converter heat shields failed. I took the auto to a Honda dealer. The dealer contacted the Honda company customer service representative and she refused to pay any part of the repair. We also called the Honda representative several times without any help from Honda. This person refused to let me speak to her supervisor. The reason the catalytic converter has heat shields are to prevent fires from heat given off by the catalytic converter. The auto is unsafe without the heat shields which surround, and are part of the catalytic converter a major emission control devises.

- Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, USA

problem #5

Feb 132012

Accord 4-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
2005 Honda Accord fire danger. The catalytic converter heat shields fell off while driving and almost caused an accident. The catalytic converter is warranteed 8 years or 80,000 miles. I took the auto to a Honda dealer. They contacted the Honda company customer service representative and she refuses to pay any part of the repair. We also called the Honda representative several times without any help from Honda. The reason the catalytic converter has heat shields is to prevent fires from heat given off by the catalytic converter. The auto is unsafe without the heat shields which surround and are part of the catalytic converter a major emission control devise.

- Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, USA

problem #4

Apr 092011

Accord

  • 147,135 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord. The contact stated the fuel gauge reading dropped to empty, and the vehicle stalled. There were no warning lights illuminating on the instrument panel. The failure recurred on three occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where they were unable to diagnose the failure. The contact was advised to take the vehicle to an authorized dealer. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The manufacturer was notified and they informed that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 05V132000 (electrical system:fuses and circuit breakers). No other assistance was offered. The failure mileage was 147,135.

- Bridgewater, MA, USA

problem #3

Jan 092010

Accord

  • 58,000 miles

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

Honda Accord ex - engine light came on. After getting tested oxygen sensor O2 sensor is defective. I have 3 other friends with Honda Accord and all of them problem with O2 sensors within 5 years of new Honda Accord ex.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 042006

Accord 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,800 miles
My car suddenly accelerated upon exiting a car wash as I changed from neutral to drive. The design of the exit lane from the car wash driveway and access to the four lane street where the car wash is located does not allow for any speed as there are two sharp turns. My car sped across the driveway, into a culvert and toward the heavy traffic. I applied the brakes immediately and steered the car away from the street, crossing several business parking lots and landscaped areas. My 2005 Honda Accord received several thousands dollars in damage. Honda denied it was warranty and did not show me the computer diagnostic evaluation. In fact, this information seemed to be closely guarded by the service department at Honda orr in hot springs, ar. I was told to contact my insurance company for repairs. This car experienced what I would explain as an open throttle which may be a new problem for computerized cars. I have taken several photos of my car and the scene, which shows several feet of skid marks.

- Hot Springs Village, AR, USA

problem #1

May 012006

Accord 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer complaint concerning the gas mileage. The consumer was told that the vehicle had to be broken in before the gas mileage would increased. The consumer's vehicle currently receives from 24.8 city/highway to 25.4.

- Jackson, NJ, USA

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