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:
6 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,154 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2005 Honda Accord electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #3

Sep 232005

Accord 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,800 miles


The consumer's vehicle was struck by another vehicle while approaching a red light at 10 mph. The vehicle was struck on the left front passenger's side by the headlights and tire area. This was a minor accident. The consumer exchanged license and insurance information and got back into the vehicle. The consumer was planning to drive away. While on the cell phone a pedestrian waved alerting the consumer that the car was on fire. The left front headlight area had black smoke coming from where it had been previously struck. The smoke later turned into flames. The fire department came and put out the fire. The vehicle was towed to the dealership from where it was purchased. No explanation as to why this fire began. The fire department, the police department, the insurance company, and dealer could not offer an explanation at this time. An insurance investigator, fire inspector, and a representative from american Honda came to inspect the vehicle. No report was issued, but the consumer wished to file a compliant. No corrections or repairs were done. No final determinations will be made until after inspections. The consumer was injured as a result of the accident but not the fire.

- Harper Woods, MI, USA

problem #2

Jun 132005

Accord 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Contact states after driving her vehicle approximately 10 minutes there was a loud knocking noise coming from the engine, causing the vehicle to vibrate. The service dealer could not find what was wrong with the vehicle. The service dealer did replace a speaker because he thought this might fix the problem. This did not remedy the problem.. vehicle had been to the service dealer on 3 separate occasions, totaling approximately 15 days.

- Beaufort, SC, USA

problem #1

Apr 112005

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving approximately 40 mph engine stalled. Cause of problem was undetermined. The dealer said they forgot to hook the alternator to the battery. Consumer didn't like the way the car was driving and didn't feel comfortable. The brakes also performed poorly.

- Amityville, NY, USA

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