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
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
54,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2005 Honda Accord drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 172008

Accord EX 2.4L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles


I have had three separate shops look for the root cause of the vibration that occurs at 50mph to 60mph. Early solutions were, bad tire treads, balancing, etc. All of those were investigated and found to be okay. I received feedback that it may be an axle bearing issue, but no one was 99% sure. In addition, there was no leaking, so it was not suspected as being the culprit. My second opinion shop put it up, ran the car and noticed the axle having a lot of play/ room as it was running. The shop said it was a transmission. As of now, my car is in the shop and a bearing replacement is being done as a diagnosis. We'll see what happens. I have about 83k on the car now.

- , Murrieta, CA, US

problem #1

Jun 042007

(reported on)

Accord LX 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles

I have taken the car back to the dealer three times. Three times they haven't fixed it but they have replaced front and rear brakes pads, drums, rotors and wheel bearings. It is so bad that the third time i took it in the car shook worse coming out of the dealer than it did going in.

- , Hillsborough, NH, USA

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