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
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,750 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 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 112015

Accord 4-cyl

  • 126,000 miles


Exiting vehicle: Chrome drivers-side door inside handle has flaked, causing sharp chrome to stick up from the plastic underneath. Applying your hand to door handle can cut, not unlike straight-edge razor, and may require medical assistance (stitches) if deep and long enough.

- Greenville , RI, USA

problem #3

Aug 012010


  • 90,000 miles
The chrome color paint/coating on the inner door handles of my 2005 Honda Accord is starting to separate/peel at the seams. While opening the door, the peeling seam on the inner door handle lacerated my finger. I have cut myself 3 times on both inner front door handles.

- West Grove, PA, USA

problem #2

Sep 282010


  • 89,000 miles
The inside door handle of my Honda Accord coupe 2005 stopped working all of a sudden. A passenger riding with me discovered that they could not exit the car because the inside door handle failed to open the door. This was a one time occurrence and the door handle never worked again after that point. The problem was the cable from the interior door handle to the exterior door handle has a defective plastic insert where it attaches to the door panel. Failure of this piece results in the passengers of the vehicle not being able to open the door from the inside. This creates a potential safety hazard in the event of an accident or roll-over. The cable holding the plastic insert had to be ordered and replaced after taking off the door panel.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #1

Mar 282005

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
While driving on normal condition road at the speed between 30 mph to 40 mph, rattle noises can be heard from joint between windshield screen and dashboard. And rattle noise from both happens after accerlarating then release the gas pedal, while cruising. Driving on freeway, at 65mph to 70mph, suspicious noise from under the car, feel a bit lose control sometimes. Brought to the dealship and they removed the cluster and panels, put on form tape. But noise still exist after repair.

- Rosemead, CA, USA

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