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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
76,875 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. software update/upgrade (1 reports)
2005 Honda Accord engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #4

May 192016


  • Automatic transmission
  • 128,000 miles


The Check Engine Light came on 05/13/2016. Diagnostic ran - Bad O2 Sensor. Replaced O2 Emission Sensors 05/13/2016. The Check Engine Light came on 05/19/2016. Diagnostic ran - Delay in O2 Sensor relay with Engine. Advanced Certified mechanic at Certified shop reported known computer defectic/malfunction with onboard computer systems. Remedy - Receive computer software update/grade transfer.

- , Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #3

Jun 252014

Accord EXL 4.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles

My engine light repeatedly comes on, I repaired the problem several times and it will repeat time and time again.

I have a very serious Mechanic to work and fixed the problem. The last engine light came 6/25/2014 and the code is :Catalytic Converter, this will cost about $600 for repair.

- , Frederick, MD, USA

problem #2

Sep 022011

Accord LX 2.4L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles

The exact same time the transmission stopped shifting into 3rd gear ever, the check engine light came on and stays on forever. Why would the engine light come on for a Transmission problem? The dealer found nothing, and did nothing even though a recall on the transmission was in effect. I'm very steamed!

- , San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 012010

Accord 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,500 miles

engine check light on

code said T2 sensor bad

this is only 6yrs,,, i'm so mad..

- , Stafford, VA, USA

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