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:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,000 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 transmission problems

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2005 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 182008

Accord 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles


Power train:automatic transmission:control module fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump air bags:frontal:sensor.

- Rio Grande, PR, USA

problem #4

Nov 012011

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2005 Honda Accord. Consumer writes in regards to automatic transmission control and requests reimbursement for repairs

- Stone Mountain, GA, USA

problem #3

Apr 092008

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2005 Honda Accord. Consumer writes in regards to recall notice related to a defect in automatic transmission control module software the consumer stated he was involved in six accidents due to a recall, that should have been issued long ago.

- Surgoinsville, TN, USA

problem #2

Oct 012011

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2005 Honda Accord. Consumer writes in regards to recall notice related to automatic transmission control module software the consumer stated when the dealer returned the vehicle, he asked what had been done pertaining to the recall and the dealer stated they reprogrammed the transmission control module, but they didn't inspect the bearing. The consumer believed the bearing should have been inspected as part of the recall, to determine if any damage had occurred as the bearing was a significant part and stated as so in the recall letter.

- Beggs, OK, USA

problem #1

Nov 012010


  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord. While parked, the contact started the ignition while depressing the brake pedal and the vehicle jerked forward independently. The failure recurred intermittently when the gear shifter was placed in reverse or drive. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostics and the vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000. Updated 11/01/11 the consumer stated on a cold start, with his foot on the brake, after the transmission was put into gear, there was a momentary pause before the engine revved. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer for a transmission software recall. Updated 11/30/11

- Shawano, WI, USA

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