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
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
89,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. realign tumblers in the locks or put new ones in (1 reports)
2005 Honda Accord accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2005 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 112012

Accord DX 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles


I purchased this car from CarZone in dover, de. 4months ago. My husband went to work and when he tried to come home, ignition would not turn. Took it to the dealership and they said that we need new ignition switch. Told us it would be $500. we called autozone they said piece would be $65 so we bought it ourselves. We put the piece on and it did nothing to our car so we then went back to Honda and now they are telling me that its the ignition and they are really crappy on honda and can go bad during lighting storm. Basically the car thinks it has stolen itself. I've been waiting over a week to get this car fixed. I bought the car because engine is reliable but they don't tell you that it's going to be reliable due to you not being able to drive the car. Hondas are going on the list with my old pontiac. The car I'll never buy again list and its bad if you've made it on there with a pontiac.

- , Dover, DE, US

problem #1

Nov 212011

Accord DX 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles

My car is only 6 years old and every lock is failing to open with my key and the ignition won't accept my key so I can start it. In other words, due to no fault of my own, I am being locked out of my car and have no way of starting it. The dealership is charging me $483 just to fix my ignition stating that the part cost to them is $287 and the rest is labor. I'm told (and will report validity when I can verify it tomorrow) that Pep Boy's, Inc. will sell me the part for under $50 and a local mechanic will charge under $100 to install it. I want to know why this is MY problem!!!!???? I didn't buy the poor quality locks that were installed into the vehicle!!! I can still get into my 1995 Accord that I bought new and sold to a friend of my son's!!!!!!!! Why is it that I can't get into my 6 year old card without having to spend nearly $900 !!!!!!!!! THis is highway robbery!!!!!!! If I don't get satisfaction - ALL the locks replaced at Honda's cost - then I will pay for the ignition apparatis so I can use my car but I will NEVER BUY ANOTHER HONDA. This is my 5th vehicle and I convinced my son, my daughter and son-in-law to buy Honda and influenced 5 other family members to do the same. My campaign will be against doing it again. I am extremely upset about being charged to fix Honda's MISTAKE!

- , Upper Darby, PA, USA

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