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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
56,570 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
2005 Honda Accord accessories - interior problems

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2005 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 072008

Accord LX 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


My car is a 2005 Honda Accord and my Radio/CD Player/Clock went out and came back on several different times this year. At first, I thought it was a fuse, but a Honda Dealership in Ann Arbor, MI proved me wrong. Fortunately, it came back on for a few months before going out again. Soon after it went out the second time, my battery died. Again, I returned to the Honda Dealership, this time in Georgia, to be told that my battery was fine and that I could pay to have the radio replaced. Approximately a month after I visited the Georgia Honda Dealership my battery died. Again, I returned to the Georgia Honda Dealership and purchased a new battery. Soon after I purchased the new battery I noticed that each time I turned off my car the blank radio screen continued to glow as if it was still turned on. Unfortunately, this morning I tried to start my car and my BRAND NEW BATTERY was DEAD!! A brand new battery??!! Go figure? I truly believe that the defective radio is draining my battery! My car is only 3-years-old. I should not have these type of problems with a 3-year-old Honda!! Thank God I found this web site because I thought I was the only person experiencing this problem. Today, I will call American Honda and get this problem resolved. This process has been extremely frustrating and a huge inconvenience to say the least. Simply put, I will think long and hard about buying another Honda.

- , Lithonia, GA, US

problem #2

Nov 162008

Accord Euro 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,710 miles

While I am driving, the vehicle will momentarily lose power to the radio, a/c and all needles on the dash. This problem does not appear to occur for any reason and some days the car is fine and others it happens about 20 times per 5 mins....highly annoying.

- , Gold Coast, QLD, Australia

problem #1

Oct 012007

Accord LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

my radio will go off every now and then and make a "popping" noise which scares the crap out of me!!! then i shut it off and it will go back on. it sounds like a short somewhere but i'm unable to find it.

- , Smithfield, RI, USA

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