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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,500 miles

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2005 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 202008


  • 45,000 miles


While driving in the middle of a heat wave, the air conditioning in my 2005 Honda Accord hybrid had stopped blowing cold air. I had only had my car for three months, so I was confused at why my air conditioning had gone out. I took the car to a mechanic who told me that a rock had hit and damaged the ac condenser, causing the freon gas to leak from the condenser. He said that the condenser is located in front of the radiator and because of its location is will always be exposed to debris while driving. The condenser can be seen through the large holes of the vent at the front of the car. The mechanic gave me a $750 estimate for the part and labor. Since the car is a newer model, there are not old parts available. He also informed me that because the car was not designed to protect the condenser, that it is very likely that the part will be damaged again and again. This part is not covered by the warranty and I cannot afford to pay $750 every time this occurs.

- Lake Elsinore, CA, 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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