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:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
50 miles

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2005 Honda Accord transmission problems

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2005 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 062005

Accord 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50 miles


I own both a 2004 Accord ex V6 coupe and now a 2005 ex V6 sedan with automatic transmissions. Transmission gear shifter completely misses the "D" postition and moves into "D3" when shifting from either "park or neutral modes", as though that is the correct position to operate the vehicle when driving! this is not a normal condition to operate a vehicle. There is no significant "detent" position to secure the shifter into the "D" postion. It simple slips by the "D" mode right into "D3"! every other auto transmission car I've owned required extra effort to bypass the "drive" position to place the shifter into another(lower) gear setting. Operating either oy my vehicles in this manner may eventually cause significant damage to the transmission, engine or both. It may even cause some unforeseen transmission behavior affecting drivability.Honda customer service was contacted and their suggestion was to be "more careful" in selecting the gear shifter position. That does not sound like a very substantial solution to an obvious mechanical problem (short coming).

- Baldwin Harbor, NY, USA

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