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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,167 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.

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2005 Honda Accord Hybrid seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Honda Accord Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #12

Jul 112016

Accord Hybrid

  • 91,000 miles

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

Takata recall the airbag warning light intermittently comes on and stays on when the car is started. It continues to remain illuminated somedays and then not at all on others. However, our concern is that the airbags will deploy in an accident and that the metal chards they are known to explode is worse than no airbag! the intermittent nature of the problem means it can't be diagnosed and repaired. Also, the Accord hybrid model is not included in the takata recall, despite the fact that it apparently has the very same takata airbag system..nor was it a part of the ima lawsuit that was the same system that the civic has a lawsuit over. Just because of the low number of this model being sold, owners shouldn't be ignored and not served as the mass number of other model owners, who didn't buy the discontinued problem model that only a small number of us got stuck with. Like at 91,000 I need a ima battery replacement just as I knew there was problems a long time before the dash icon illuminated, but Honda won't acknowledge until then. Convenient to mask battery problems with a software update which serves the purpose to pretty much just delay and suppress the issue until the 10 yr/100,000M warranty is over. It is known to make mileage far worse but hey-draws out being able to prove its the battery! works for them-( Honda) whats worse is when you bought the junk model for over the kbb value, have paid in full and only bought 2yrs ago- so that now you need a car all over again and cant sell this when it gets poor gas mileage and needs 4000 in repairs. Honda should Focus on us before their advertising random financial gifts of awards to anyone! try giving it back to those who gave you that money first...

- Venice, CA, USA

problem #11

Oct 012010

Accord Hybrid

  • 25,000 miles
2005 Accord hybrid - ima failure, takata recall air bags, and power steering failures. I have taken my hybrid in several times in the last 8 years with the ima and engine light on. Dealer did 2 computer upgrades to "fix" it. "not fixed"; I still have the ima and engine light on. Now no power steering or $1500 to fix that and Honda sent me home with it not fixed - not safe! at one point I had no power as I was driving home from seattle to portland with no accelarator power. It was like I was coasting at 50 mph for about 75 miles until I reached my home. I took it to Honda dealer, they said it would cost me over $4500 to replace the ima, which was under warranty when I first took it in in 2009, 2010, and after. They said "drive your car more". but my ima still comes on since I don't drive much since my stroke in 2012 and don't have $5-10K laying around. This should have been replaced under original warranty and the extended warranties. However, Honda refused to take responsibility. Now that I am beyond 8-9-10 year warranty, they will fix it all for $8-10K. I also have the takata air bag light coming on. I had a stroke in 2012, I cannot pay $5K, $10K, or even $2K. The Accord hybrid was not included in the civic ima lawsuit, nor included in the takata air bag recall because there are only a few of us owners of original 2005 Accord hybrids, but by the complaints I read; all have the same issues. I now have the power steering out and the dealer today sent me home charging me $250 for an oil change and diagnostic; they told me what I told them and have been telling them since 2009 when I inherited it from my dad. Now I'm on disability and can't work. Honda wants me to pay them 10K to fix it all knowing it violates safety and health laws other laws they were sued for. I want Honda to fix my car or give me a new one all for free before I die in the dang car!

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #10

May 132016

Accord Hybrid

  • miles
Takata recall why has there been no response, action of any kind, or even acknowlegement of the airbag issue with this small (25,000 cars) model run described in numerous complaints -- see complaint numbers 10651654, 10652518, 10659813, 10717673, 10722366; and two more recent ones.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

problem #9

Feb 092014

Accord Hybrid

  • 125,000 miles

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

Takata recall air bag warning light illuminates intermittently. Stays illuminated while vehicle is in motion. Stays illuminated while ignition is on, until subsequent restart of car. Dealer claims they have no information and doesn't know if it is part of takata recall.

- Daly City, CA, USA

problem #8

Nov 012013

Accord Hybrid

  • 140,000 miles
This problem appears to be exactly the same problem described in complaint numbers 10651654, 10652518, 10659813, 10717673, and 10722366. The airbag warning light intermittently comes on and stays on when the car is started. It continues to remain illuminated indefinitely while the vehicle is running. However, upon restart it lights briefly and then goes off, which appears to be normal operation. The intermittent nature of the problem means it can't be diagnosed and repaired. However, our concern is that the airbags will not deploy in an accident. This problem first appears about 2013 or early 2014 and has continued to occur thereafter. Please note the strikingly high number of complaints of this issue for this model. Five of the fifteen complaints deal with exact issue, and two other complaints (10567527 and 10567640) report the failure of the airbags to deploy in accidents in which they certainly should have deployed. Thus almost half of the complaints deal with airbag operation failure. Note also that this is on a relatively low-volume model. Only about 25,000 Honda Accord hybrid 2005 were sold in the us. Unlike most 2005 Honda Accord, this model (the hybrid) was manufactured in Japan, not the us, and thus has many different part suppliers. I also notice that this model is not included in the takata recall, despite the fact that it apparently has a takata airbag system.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

problem #7

Apr 082015

Accord Hybrid

  • 140,000 miles
Airbag sign above gas comes up every now and then and stays on for a while until I turn off the engine. Took vehicle to dealer but he said that he cannot do anything until he sees light. But light doesn't stay on all the time.

- Bensalem, PA, USA

problem #6

May 012014

Accord Hybrid

  • 105,000 miles

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

Similar issue as report 10659813. The airbag/seatbelt light above the gas gauge randomly stays lit. Doesn't happen each time the vehicle is used, and occurs more in cold weather than warm. Dealer has been notified several times and each time states that they could not do anything unless we brought the vehicle to them while the light was on. This situation does not happen consistently enough to allow us to take it to a dealer when the light is on.

- Central, SC, USA

problem #5

Feb 022015

Accord Hybrid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2005 Honda Accord. Consumer states car is not included in recall but feels it should be because the car has takata airbags.

- Stillwater, OK, USA

problem #4

Oct 012014

Accord Hybrid 6-cyl

  • 178,000 miles
Having the same issue as NHTSA id number 10651654 from 10/31/2014-- air bag light is coming on at dash but there isn't any recall listed for this vehicle.

- Edmond, OK, USA

problem #3

Oct 012014

Accord Hybrid 6-cyl

  • 116,000 miles
Light has come on at dash, however, the recall does not have this vehicle listed. What gives?

- Laguna Niguel, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 022014

Accord Hybrid

  • 57,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord hybrid. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the driver crashed into a tree and the air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The driver was taken to the hospital and had sustained various injuries that included a fractured skull, severed ear, broken nose, broken neck, fifteen front and back rib fractures, broken scapula, broken shoulder blade, three lower back fractures, and a severed lung. The vehicle was towed to an impound lot. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was destroyed. The approximate failure and current mileage was 57,000.

- Oak Harbor , WA, USA

problem #1

Mar 022014

Accord Hybrid 6-cyl

  • 57,000 miles
Driver of 2005 Honda Accord hybrid was traveling down a two lane road and crossed over the center line. The driver over corrected and went into a spin. The vehicle slid down an embankment and hit broadside into a group of trees. Airbags, specifically side impact airbags did not deploy. Driver suffered multiple head injuries, broken neck, broken back in several places, broke nose, broken scapula, broken shoulder bone, multiple rib fractures, collapsed lung, severed ear. Had to be air lifted to hospital. Is in icu and on a ventilator. Injuries could have been less severe if airbags had deployed as you would believe in such a wreck.

- Oak Harbor, WA, USA

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