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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,894 miles

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2005 Honda Accord electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 252010


  • 29,788 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord. While the contact was driving approximately 50 mph in heavy traffic, there was an excessive increase in engine rpms. The brake pedal was engaged and the vehicle lunged forward and failed to stop. When the gear was shifted into the park position the vehicle was able to stop. The gear selector would not shift out of the park position, and the ignition key would not turn or release from the ignition. The police was at the scene and he was able to shift into the drive range after several attempts. The ignition key suddenly turned and the vehicle was able to resume normally. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the technician was unable to duplicate the problem. The computerized system was updated. The failure occurred on a separate occasion. The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired at the time of the complaint. The failure mileage was 29,788. Updated 11/03/10. Updated 12/7/10

- Garland, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 162005

Accord 6-cyl

  • miles
Problems with the 2005 Honda Accord ex.** answer required***. the vehicle jolted everytime it was started. The vehicle also became stuck in second gear. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. The dealer replaced the transmission and the vehicle was returned to the consumer. The consumer still felt some jolting and took the vehicle to another dealer. The vehicle has been serviced twice for transmission problems. The key would not come out of the ignition. The consumer request that the dealer/manufacturer rescind the contract or provide her with a collateral exchange.

- San Jose, CA, USA

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