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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,600 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 052007

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,600 miles


Failure of driver's shoulder seat belt to retract during major accident. While driving my 2005 Honda Accord, another driver failed to yield to oncoming traffic and I hit head on at 45 mph at my driver's left front to center front. Driver airbag deployed and seat belt was buckled, but there was no tension nor retraction of my driver's shoulder seat belt. I went above air bag, into and broke windshield and back up again. Sustained head, neck, back, chest and arm injuries. 2005 Honda was totaled by insurance company.

- Lynchburg, VA, USA

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