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.


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2005 Honda Accord accessories - exterior problems

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2005 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 292005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


My 2005 Honda Accord ex has three features that compromise my safety: 1. the right-hand corner of the sun visor, when in its fullest position (not at an angle), obscures nearly half of the rearview mirror. This has caused a number of "near accident" events. 2. the Honda is designed to downshift when going downhill. Not only does this diminish gas efficiency, but can cause skids in icy weather. 3. the brakes are extremely sensitive. I have spoken to two area Honda service centers and a service representative at Honda headquarter. The area managers say that "they're all like that; there's nothing we can do, " and the Honda headquarters rep says the same. She even went so far as to recommend I get the lower half of my windshield tinted to prevent sun glare! what about night driving" I can't believe that solutions to this problem cannot be found. Can you help in any way"

- Ellicott City, MD, USA

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