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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,920 miles

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2005 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 112010


  • 80,000 miles


2005 Honda Accord: Interior lights (roof, radio;click, auto transmission backlighting) do not work intermittently. More often than not, the lights are all out.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #2

Feb 142009


  • 54,751 miles
The audio unit display lights go dim 1-2 minutes after the headlights are turned on. The radio dials and HVAC control switches also go completely out. The only light on in the area is the small green light showing which HVAC button has been selected. The instrument panel lights do light up and are controllable with the dimmer switch. I have checked the fuses; none were blown. I can cope with the problem by turning on the interior overhead light to see the controls.just very inconvenientand creating a unsafe condition. This is a problem with earlier model years (2003-2004) of this model run. In 2007 Honda issued a 7 year/100,000 mile warranty extension letter for these years. There is also a service bulletin for these repairs. Perhaps Honda should havne extended this warranty extension to include the 2005 models.

- Elizabeth City, NC, USA

problem #1

May 072005

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8 miles
Just purchased 2005 Honda. The illumination of the panel of the heating and cooling control panels are not bright enough. It is very poorly lighted.

- Fairlawn , NJ, USA

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