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:
26 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
25 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,943 miles

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2005 Honda Accord seat belts / air bags problems

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2005 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 3 of 6)

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problem #79

Feb 012015

Accord 4-cyl

  • 125,000 miles


My wife was traveling on the highway when she lost control and the car did a 180. She came to rest against a cement barrier and the drivers side curtain airbag was deployed but did not inflate. I contacted american Honda care and wilde Honda in madison wi. 4 times and they refused to inspect the car or acknowledge any damages or fault.

- Monona , WI, USA

problem #78

Feb 122013

Accord 6-cyl

  • 82,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the air bag warning light continuously illuminated when driving. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the air bag sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 82,000. Updated 02/18/15 updated 4/4/2016

- Clermont, FL, USA

problem #77

Mar 132012


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord. While reversing out of a parking spot, the vehicle idled in drive. The contact accidentally depressed the accelerator pedal and the vehicle crashed into a concrete barrier. The air bags did not deploy. The contact and her husband sustained injuries that required medical attention. The vehicle was taken to an independent body shop where it was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 30,000.......updated 04/01/16

- Spokane, WA, USA

problem #76

May 052010


  • 34,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord. The contact stated while driving approximately 70 mph, the horn was depressed and failed. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the horn and driver's side air bag needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. However, the contact was concerned about the method used to replace the air bag. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 34,000.

- Winnsboro, SC, USA

problem #75

Dec 252014


  • 98,000 miles
The contact owned a 2005 Honda Accord. While driving approximately 45 mph, the contact's vehicle crashed into another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was not filed. The contact sustained an injured back and right hip and the front seat passenger sustained injuries to the left elbow and shoulder, which required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 98,000.

- Redlands, CA, USA

problem #74

Dec 232014


  • miles
I have a Honda Accord 2005 and have noticed the airbag light continues to light up showing there is some defect. I could never find a recall on this issue and the light have come on for over a year now. I am concerned because we are military and now with the airbag recall issue I have found out talking with the corporate Honda dealer they are only getting the vehicle location from local dmv offices. The problem is military register their cars in their home state, but live in other states. So my car is in ca and has also been in fl and va. Because of this oversight, it appears I have not been notified of the recall. I called Honda to confirm if the faulty part is in my vehicle, and Honda refuses to tell me. I have been told "I am not part of the recall because I am not on the list". but if I have the part, and since my car has been in a recall state, I should be included. It is a total lack of coordination and record keeping. They refuse to listen and refuse to assist. I have warned them I am pregnant with twins and need to get this issue resolved for safety purposes, but they refuse to listen. This amounts to negligence and I am now worried Honda does not care one bit for my safety or the safety of my unborn twins.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #73

Oct 142014


  • miles


The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V351000 (air bags) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The VIN was not available. The contact had not experienced a failure. Djr updated 01/13/15

- Ponce, PR, USA

problem #72

Sep 012013

Accord 4-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
I viewed NHTSA id number: 10653526 involving the red airbag indicator light that comes on and won't go off. Mine has been doing this intermittently for at least a year that I can recall. It is now on almost all the time. When calling a local dealer about it, they said that they would have to charge me to look at the problem and would be responsible for any work that would need to be done to fix it.

- Carmel, IN, USA

problem #71

Dec 032011


  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph he lost control of the vehicle causing the vehicle to crash into trees. The front driver and passenger side air bags deployed, rupturing with metal fragments striking the contact's left hand and shattering the bones in the pinky finger which required medical attention. A police report was filed. The dealer was made aware of the failure. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number 14V351000 (air bags).the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 38,000.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #70

Sep 222014

Accord 4-cyl

  • miles
Checking to see if air bags are recalled.

- Shelby, NC, USA

problem #69

Nov 252013

Accord 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


After returning my 2005 Honda Accord at the request of sp Honda, tulsa, ok., american Honda rep E.P. contradicted what mechanic previously had said. They refused to repair passenger side airbags deployed while driving down highway at 65 mph. The continual lies need to stop. Honda needs to be responsible for their recalls & faulty equipment. To make matters worse, the GM stated " why should we help repair your car when you didn't purchase it from us"" who does business like this" american Honda is being investigated and sp of tulsa should be as well!

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #68

Aug 302014


  • miles
I was driving home, I fell asleep at the wheel approaching a stop light. I hit the corner of the vehicle in front of me and my front left and kinda in the middle (hood area) was smashed in almost to my windshield. None of my airbags deployed & I hit my face on the steeling wheel causing my teeth to go through my bottom lip & broke my nose. Insurance claimed it as a total loss.

- North Charleston, SC, USA

problem #67

Sep 012014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord. The contact received a notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V351000 (air bags). The dealer stated that the parts needed to remedy the failure would not be available until March of 2014. The contact had not experienced the failure.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #66

Nov 012014


  • miles
Air bag recall.

- Diamond Bar, CA, USA

problem #65

Oct 272014

Accord 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
My 16 year old son was driving to school on the highway. The vehicle speed was approximately 65. For no reason at all, the passenger side airbags exploded causing a quick reaction under extreme fear. Honda has been notified but the local dealer "southpoint Honda" has been rude & accusatory that Honda is not at fault. The Honda recall for airbags is expanding, yet no help. His car is unsafe to drive and is parked. For a single father this is causing great hardship, not to mention the injury that might of occurred to my only child! the excuses are not acceptable!!!!

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #64

Nov 072014


  • 150,000 miles
Nothing happened. During the past few months, the airbag (red light) indicator light comes on the dashboard warning system and will not go off. This is intermittent, but certainly a cause for concern based on the recent recalls. Who will fix this for me?

- Laurel, DE, USA

problem #63

Nov 072014

Accord 4-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
I have seen the recalls for takata air bags due to injuries and deaths once deployed of which my model car is on the list of recalled vehicles. However, I do not live in one of the states that is on the recall list, so my VIN is not on the recall list. Upon further investigation on the issue, I found an article on this website,, with a quote, "responding to these recalls, whether old or new, is essential to personal safety and it will help aid our ongoing investigation into takata airbags and what appears to be a problem related to extended exposure to consistently high humidity and temperatures. However, we're leaving no stone unturned in our aggressive pursuit to track down the full geographic scope of this issue, " said NHTSA deputy administrator [xxx]." since it basically states that humidity and temperature are the causes of the failures, I did an online research for the average humidity levels within my state only to find them in line with the states that are on the recall list. I further researched the avg humidity levels and temps of all 50 states to find that the humidity levels of the states on the recall list are lower than about 26 other states. To validate my findings, I looked up the same information on several unrelated websites. One interesting note, the avg. Humidity in ca (not my state) is higher than these states and avg. Temp. Is only 3░ different than SC. Based off of my initial findings, I feel that whomever is determining which vehicles should be recalled should be more clear on how they determine which vehicles are selected for recall. I am now very nervous about driving my car and will consider replacement in the near future. Since this problem is linked to deaths, I want clarity on this information asap. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Carmel, IN, USA

problem #62

Nov 072014


  • 50,000 miles
I think the point of filed complaints should not only be reflective but proactive. That way, hopefully, both the feds and the manufacturers can get ahead of issues before they come tragic and/or costlier. That being said, I currently drive a 2005 Honda Accord which is on the recall list regarding the takata air bag flaw. There is no recall though, simply because my car was not registered in one of the ┐┐humid states┐Ł this is ridiculous. I suspect it is a calculated ploy to allow takata to triage the most pressing recalls first and then open the recall. This is understandable, but if this is the case, it should be communicated to the public instead of making us feel a false sense of security with a potentially defective product. When will all 2005 Honda Accord receive the blessing to be recalled"?" [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Stamford, CT, USA

problem #61

Oct 262014


  • miles
My complaint is based on the risk of death or serious injury posed by the potentially faulty airbags in all 2005 Honda Accord. NHTSA is permitting Honda to use my nys residency as reason to exclude my car from the recall list. The assertion that certain cars may be more at risk for failure based on geographic regions may or may not be a rational basis for prioritizing a service list. It should not, however, be the criteria for determining which cars are included in the recall. By approving this partial recall list, NHTSA is protecting Honda and takata. As long as my car is excluded, Honda is not legally responsible. Honda was not required to notify me of the potential danger, and I was unaware before now of the risk. Honda also avoids paying the cost of any action taken to minimize the risk, such as having the airbags disabled. NHTSA's actions are serving the interests of Honda rather that the America public.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #60

Jul 152014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord. The contact received notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V353000 (air bags). However, the part needed was unavailable to perform the repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Indian Harbour Beach, FL, USA

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