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:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,033 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 #3

Nov 022007

Accord 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,100 miles


I was traveling at a speed of about 45 mph. The driver's side curtain airbag, driver's seat airbag, and driver's seatbelt spontaneously deployed. There is no apparent reason for this.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #2

Nov 022006

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles
While my son was driving my vehicle, a 2005 Honda Accord ex-L, he was involved in a head-on crash in which he was injured and the vehicle received heavy damage. My son was taken to the hospital due to cervical spine, lumbar and chest injury. The vehicle had struck another vehicle at a speed of about 35 mph and the airbag failed to deploy. On the dashboard the airbag sign did light on, however, no airbag had deployed. The seat belt pre-tensioner had fried since the seat belt was locked and was not retracting in addition, the seat belt pre-tensioner had fries. I had contacted Honda North America, and they reported there was nothing wrong with the vehicle and the vehicle behaved as it was suppose to. However, after contacting NHTSA, the representative stated with a 2005 Honda Accord, if the seat belt pre-tensioner fires, the airbag should fire simultaneously, who then suggested me to submit a claim to NHTSA. The vehicle did undergo repair authorized by the insurance company. The seat belt was replaced in addition to the airbag module and other associated items. However, the old items are not available.

- Edison, NJ, USA

problem #1

Dec 012005

Accord 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles
The contact's vehicle was involved in a multiple vehicle crash. This vehicle was the fourth to collide with the other vehicles. Upon impact, ,both frontal airbags failed to deploy and the driver side seat belt did not restrain her properly. The seat belt allowed her to collide with the steering wheel and caused minor bruises. The frontal collision caused frame damage to vehicle. A police report taken at the scene. The vehicle is currently at a collision center being inspected.

- Phildelphia, PA, USA

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