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:
28,500 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

May 022011


  • miles


The clear coat started to peel on the roof of my car and now covers most of the roof. The paint on the rest of the car is fine except the roof implying the roof panel painting is defective.

- Hermitage, TN, USA

problem #1

Mar 022008

Accord 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles
I have owned a 2005 Honda Accord since Sept. 2005. Both of the car key casements have broken without abuse during this time. Now that may seem trivial, but they do so without warning due to extremely bad design/engineering. They seem to have been designed to fail. To replace them I have been told that each key would cost $67 and the programming another $88. Without the case being attached to the key, the ignition will not operate. If someone were somewhere in the country along way from civilization, what would one do? this is why I am complaining, and why this is a safety issue. The price for replacement is also outrageous.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

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