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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,100 miles

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2005 Honda Accord brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 092010

Accord 6-cyl

  • 80,200 miles


I have a 2005 Honda Accord hybrid. I was driving my vehicle away from my home and had trouble pressing on the brake pedal. The brake pedal would not depress and I could not use the emergency brake to stop either. The brake was hard and seemed as if it was frozen or stuck in place. When I pulled the emergency brake lever all it did was beep and flash that I had pulled it, it did not slow me down or stop me. I had gone through 2 stop signs at this point. I finally was able to get the car into reverse so that the engine would rev and the brake pedal would finally depress. That was the only thing that would work. The car did not go in reverse but it did stop enough for me to actually use the brake. I called Honda directly and because no complaints were previously issued they could not help me. My local dealers were too booked up to handle the issue as well. After it happening a total of 4 times I was finally able to get in touch with a mechanic who will be checking out the vehicle. I am very lucky that this did not end up in a crash or fatality. I had my 3 year old son in the car and I am pregnant with our second child. Systems should be in place to help people out in situations like this and there were not. For this reason I would never buy a hybrid nor a Honda again. Im hoping the mechanic I found can fix the problem or atleast figure out what it is before myself or someone else gets hurt when my brake pedal decides to fail again. I have tried letting my car warm up before leaving my home to ensure that may help and it does not. It actually made it worse and instead of it only happening once on that trip, it happened twice. When the pedal is stuck I cannot stop, I can slow down but not enough to stop. Something really should be done about this before it happens to anyone else.

- Scranton, PA, USA

problem #1

Dec 052007

Accord 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
When starting call first thing in the am in cold weather (below 35) I must pump the brakes before driving, if not they respond as if there is no power braking occurring and hard braking is required. This will occur several times before they seem respond normally.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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