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:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,000 miles

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2005 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 032006


  • miles


Honda Accord coupe (2005) newly purchased 8 months ago. The problem: The camber is the angle at which the tire attaches to the car. Incorrect angle causes irregular tire wear and creates pull on steering. The irregular tire ware causes increased maintenance on the car as well as a driving hazard. Final report is that there is not a fix and Honda will not replace the car. -the discovery of the problem: The car has been pulling to left. I attempted to have this aligned at the Honda dealership (time of cars first oil change) the local Honda dealership told me that they did not have the equipment to test alignment and also did not inform me that they do have a working relationship with a company that does perform alignment it was also time for tire maintenance according the manual. The local service manager over looked this because it was not 'highlighted by the system". she stated this after I inquired about having my tires rotated, balanced and aligned. She also informed me that their balancing machine was out of service and she could not assist me, but that I should be able to get things corrected at my next oil change). -therefore on a following oil change I went to another company for alignment. They informed me that the camber on the left side of the car was out of specifications and provided a report to prove so. I contacted Honda corporation to inform them of the problem. They asked that I have another test. I paid for a second report showing that the camber and toe is out of manufacturing specifications. At this time they also informed me that there was not a 'fix' for this issue. - I reported the finding to the Honda corporation and asked to explore the option of returning the car. They informed me today that I can not return the car. They can not fix the camber. -the initial alignment inquiry was made previous to the 12000 miles during normal service conditions. No information was given to assist me in correct the alignment issue.

- Jonesboro, AR, 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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