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:
53,376 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Honda Accord seat belts / air bags problems

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2005 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #7

Aug 012013

Accord 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles


Air bag faulty light comes on and off randomly. Although there is a massive 2005 Accord airbag module recall based on the NHTSA investigation 07V001000. The 2005 Accord hybrid is not on the recall list. There seems to have quite a few 2005 hybrid owners had already file the similar complaint. (under the problem with the seat section) airbag malfunction is a very serious problem, however, the problem behavior is random and majority of the customer may sees it as "glitch" since it may go away by turning the key on and off again.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #6

Oct 132010

Accord 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
Supplemental restraint system indicator light remains (intermittently) illuminated beyond the normal time after starting vehicle. The problem appears to be the same as described in other "complaints" published in NHTSA recall campaign id number 07V001000. According to local Honda dealership, this vehicle is not part of the recall group and does not qualify for cost free remediation by Honda.

- Elm City, NC, USA

problem #5

Jun 182008

Accord 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Power train:automatic transmission:control module fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump air bags:frontal:sensor.

- Rio Grande, PR, USA

problem #4

Oct 202010

Accord 4-cyl

  • 81,000 miles


The seat position sensor (sps) wiring harness in my 2005 Honda Accord is broken causing the air bag warning light to be illuminated and the sps to fail. Please note that this symptom is identical to that addressed by recall number: 07V001000, which applied to certain 2004 and 2005 Honda Accord. However, my VIN number is not included in the Honda recall. I believe that the omission of my 2005 Honda Accord's VIN from recall number 07V001000 is in error and should be corrected. The Honda dealer changed an initial $95.07 for diagnosing the problem, and has offered to install a new wiring harness at my expense. At this time no action has been taken. The faulty wiring harness is still installed and the air bag light is still illuminated and the sps is still in failure mode.

- Grand Island, NY, USA

problem #3

May 142010


  • 53,000 miles
The airbag light illuminated on my 2005 Honda Accord. Took to dealer who said it was the driver seat module and would cost $300. Checked previous Honda recalls and the same complaint was recalled for 81000 cars but mine wasn't listed (recall 07V001000 there are a few other complaints indicating the same problem and as this is an important safety issue, perhaps Honda should extend its recall to include my vehicle. I asked Honda customer service when my vehicle was manufactured (to determine if the date was around the period when the other cars were recalled) but they said they didn't have that info.

- Deland, FL, USA

problem #2

Mar 102009


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord. The contact was uncertain of the speed rate when the failure occurred. The air bag warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The warning indicator remained illuminated until the engine was turned off. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. The failure was contributed to the air bag sensor wiring harness. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number 07V001000 (air bags;frontal'sensor/control module). The contact experienced the identical failures as mentioned in the recall. The VIN number was excluded from the recall. The vehicle has not been repaired for the failure. The failure mileage was 30,000 and the current mileage was unavailable.

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #1

May 172007

Accord 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,630 miles
I currently own a 2005 Honda. I just recently had a problem with it that really has me concerned. From what I'm told by the service manager at one Honda dealership the wiring harness under the driverside seat was too short and broke. The SRS (supplemental restraint system) light went on indicating a problem with the airbag system. This apparently detects when someone is leaning to far foward in the seat and would prevent the airbag deploying and injuring them. This disabled the airbag in my car. No airbag. No protection. The wiring harness was replaced as well as the sensor assembly. This fixed the problem. I am reporting this because the 2004 Honda Accord had a recall on this problem. I have an 05 and the same thing happened. This is a problem Honda should fix immediatley. I'm told the 05's have no recalls. I want to be protected in case of an accident. Honda needs to fix this in all the 05's. the SRS wiring harness should not be so delicate or short that it can break just from moving your seat back and forth.

- Las Vegas, NM, USA

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