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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:
5 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,696 miles

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2005 Honda Accord steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #25

May 292016

Accord

  • 137,000 miles

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

When I first purchased my Honda, it was brought back to the dealer several times for a "shaking" at certain speeds. This was dismissed over and over and blamed on tire air pressure and alignment. I knew this could not be the cause and found other Honda drivers complaining about the same issue. Recently, the passenger side tire came disengaged while driving the vehicle causing the car to crash down on the rotor. The vehicle was at a dealership recently for a repair, I believe this issue has been over looked by Honda and could have caused severe injury to myself or other drivers. It appears the shaking directly caused this issue with the vehicle.

- Monongahela, PA, USA

problem #24

Mar 052015

Accord 6-cyl

  • miles
Takata recall I call [xxx] about my car 2005 Honda Accord and ask if my car is included in the air bag recall and was told no, , but I see that the year and dates on the abc 13 houston link, show my can is included. How do I go about getting it replace? thank you, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #23

Feb 202016

Accord

  • 130,000 miles
Was in an accident where I needed to quickly steer out of a severe crash snd was not able to becausethe steering got stuck. Noticed problems off and on but took it to the dealership and the assured us there was no problen with car. We were not notified until after the accident that there was a recall on the this certain vehicle steering and air bags. At the time of the accident went crash occured the airbags also failed to work the came out flat.

- Highland, CA, USA

problem #22

Feb 032014

Accord

  • 50,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the high pressure power steering hose fractured without warning and there was an internal leak failure. The contact was able to take the vehicle to a store to refill the power steering fluid. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced the high pressure power steering hose. The contact stated that the failure progressed and recurred due to the low pressure power steering hose randomly leaking without warning years later. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 12V222000 (steering). The dealer was notified of the failure and contact was able to order the part from the dealer. The contact was waiting to receive the part from the dealer to be repaired. The VIN was not available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000....updated 02/04/16

- Albany, NY, USA

problem #21

Nov 212015

Accord

  • 180,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the vehicle was leaking fluid from underneath. The failure recurred multiple times. It was discovered that the fluid was leaking from the power steering hose and a clamp was placed on the hose. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact also stated that the seat belt warning indicator illuminated when the seat belt was fastened and the brake pedal was depressed, but the seat belt failed to retract. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 180,000.

- Blackville, SC, USA

problem #20

Mar 222007

Accord

  • 34,000 miles
My vehicle was parked in the parking lot of a grocery store. I was on my home from work and had stopped to purchase a few items. The engine was turned off. I had been in the store for about 10 minutes when I heard the loudspeaker asking for the owner of a 2005 gold Honda Accord to come to the customer service counter. When I approached the person behind the counter, he asked me to look outside to see if the vehicle on fire was, in fact, my car. Smoke was coming from the engine of my car and two vehicles from the fire department were trying to put out the fire. The car was totaled. Honda insisted it was my fault, but I found out much later that engine fires had occurred in other 2005 Accord. State farm gave me the replacement value for the vehicle, but it wasn't enough to purchase a car of equal value. The Honda Accord was still under warranty. I felt I should have been compensated for the entire cost of the car. Plus, if the fire had occurred while I was driving, I might not be here writing this letter to you. I was just recently made aware of some of the recalls from Honda for this exact problem. I believe Honda should take ownership of this problem and compensate me fairly for my loss. I have the VIN number and all of the paperwork from state farm, including photos of the damage to car taken after the fire.

- Normal, IL, USA

problem #19

May 102015

Accord

  • 157 miles

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

Got into a crash. Left front driver side damage. Not drivable.. airbags did not go off..

- Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

problem #18

Nov 172014

Accord

  • 138,620 miles
We could not get the steering wheel to lock so we could get the key in to start the car. We were stranded. What is wrong and is there some defect in the ignition?

- Shelby, NC, USA

problem #17

Nov 132006

Accord

  • 20,000 miles
With in the first year of owning our Honda, the clutch went out. We paid $2700 to dealership to replace the entire assembly. Ever since then the clutch or related parts such as the master cylinder goes out suddenly every 12 months.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #16

Oct 152014

Accord

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while traveling approximately 25 mph, smoke started to emit from the front of the vehicle. The contact was able to restart and drive a short distance to park the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer. The technician diagnosed that the high power hose needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #15

Apr 122014

Accord 4-cyl

  • 147,000 miles

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

Even though I regularly maintain my car, my car stalls at random while driving and the steering also locks up. This is extremely dangerous - the malfunction could have killed me or potentially caused a serious accident. This incident happened while I was driving down a busy street road - there was no warning, and no indicator lights went off prior to this happening - the car just shut off (stalled) and the steering locked up! luckily I was able to get to the side of the road. I will never feel safe in a Honda again. Updated 10/1/2014

- Milford, NJ, USA

problem #14

Jan 152014

Accord 6-cyl

  • 128,000 miles
After getting the Honda Accord steering hose replaced due to overheating, I begin to hear noises and have steering issues. I took my car to the dealership and was told that I need to replace the rack and pion steering and the power steering pump. I believe that due to the power steering hose was the cause to additional problems to the steering.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #13

Aug 012013

Accord 4-cyl

  • 115,000 miles
I am experiencing the same issue that was caused a recall for V6 model of the same year and make of my Honda Accord. The power steering hose leaks on the catalytic converter and smoke started when I was driving. I just want to report the same issue for 2.4 L (V4 model) that was reported for V6 models.

- Harwood Heights, IL, USA

problem #12

Oct 152012

Accord

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the steering wheel failed without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis where it was advised that the power steering pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired twice for the power steering pump. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Imperial Beach , CA, USA

problem #11

Jan 012013

Accord 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign id number: 12V222000 (steering). The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph he noticed a whining sound and tightness in the steering wheel. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis. The mechanic stated that the steering pump would have to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The recall only covered the power steering hose and no other components of the steering unit. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #10

Oct 012012

Accord 4-cyl

  • 136,000 miles
Honda Accord 2005 2.4liter vtec 4dr/LX power steering fluid hose feed is leaking and Honda wouldn't cover repairs. The power steering fluid hose feed is leaking because of cracks on the line.I have been adding fluid to the power steering reservoir for three months twice a month. Last week I took the car to the dealership where the car was purchase in 2005 for regular maintenance and they saw the problem and diagnose. They indicated that the problem is part of the recall from Honda last year. After running my car VIN it came up that my car VIN is not part of the recall VIN list. I ask them why it is not part of the list. Since my car was purchase in 2005 brand new and is part of the model year between 2003 to 2007. They say I should call Honda and ask them about the car. So today 3/13/2013 I call Honda and they indicated that my car VIN is not part of the recall list as well. Even though it is experiencing the problem from the October 2012 recall. They said it can't be cover. I will have to paid out of pocket. The dealership is charging about 500 to 600 for labor and parts to replace the bad power steering hose. I am writing to report this problem about my vehicle VIN not been on the recall list. Please help. Concern 2005 Honda Accord 2.4 liter vtec single owner.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #9

Oct 012011

Accord

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph attempting to change lanes, the steering failed and she did not have any control of the vehicle. The vehicle began veering right to left independently. The vehicle crashed into a curb and finally landed on an embankment. The contact stated she was informed of NHTSA campaign id number: 08V091000 (steering:hydraulic power assist:hose, piping, and connections) and contacted the manufacturer to see if that recall affected her model vehicle as well and was informed that it did not. Later she was informed of NHTSA campaign id number: 12V222000 (steering:hydraulic power assist:hose, piping, and connections) and contacted the manufacturer and was informed that her VIN was included and accepted a complaint. The failure mileage was 140,000 and the current mileage was 169,000.

- Orland Park, IL, USA

problem #8

Sep 012011

Accord

  • 81,309 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord. The contact stated that he could hear a rattling noise coming from the steering column. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the power steering pressure hose and the inlet hose were leaking. As a result, the power steering fluid, suction tube, O-ring and both hoses needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who advised the contact that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign id number: 12V222000 (steering:hydraulic power assist:hose, piping, and connections) and offered to reimburse the contact for the hose that was included in the recall. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 81,309 and the current mileage was 85,000.

- Huntington Beach , CA, USA

problem #7

Aug 082010

Accord 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Hard to steer at low speed. At idle, can not turn wheel very well unless you put in neutral and increase the RPM. Power steering pump used to squeal and dealer replaced some seals on power steering system. Honda repair shop said " many Honda cars steer hard" if I need to turn wheel at low speed to get out of way of danger, forget it!

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #6

Jan 012010

Accord 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
I have a 2005 Honda Accord V6 ex. It has the same exact problem described in the following Honda Odyssey tsb. The problem happens at low engine speed and presents an unsafe situation for my daughter who drives the car. Report date : August 11, 2011 at 05:56 pm search type : vehicle year : 2009 make : Honda model : Odyssey make : Honda model : Odyssey year : 2009 manufacturer : Honda (american Honda motor co.) service bulletin number : sb-10-076 date of bulletin : July 15, 2011 NHTSA item number : 10036938 component : steering:hydraulic power assist:pump summary : Honda: Steering wheel is hard to turn quickly at low speeds. When turning wheel, quickly, while driving at low speeds, it is hard. Especially while driving in parking lots. There is not enough assist from the power steering pump. Steering pump needs to be replace. Updated 7/29/11.

- Calabasas, CA, USA

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