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:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
113,881 miles

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2005 Honda Accord body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 102012

Accord 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 182,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord hybrid. The contact stated that the trunk could not be opened. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who attempted to open the trunk but to no avail. The dealer referred the contact to a local body shop and the body shop stated that they may have to cut a hole in the trunk in order to open the trunk. The manufacturer was notified and offered no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 182,000. Updated 11/01/12 updated 11/1/2012

- Lake Elsinore, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 292008

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,762 miles
Trunk lid falls down if not held. When raising lid, must push all the way open and hold in order to make certain lid does not fall. (trunk springs appear too weak). Reported matter to victory Honda service - Plymouth. Advised that rods were working properly. Would have to special order trunk springs if needed. Vehicle now out of warranty. Examined several models on dealer lot. Some have similar problem, some even worse. Lid had struck writer and daughter in the head on several occasions. Writer concerned about injury from lid slamming down.

- Plymouth, MI, USA

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