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:
5 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,169 miles

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2005 Honda Accord steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Honda Accord Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #6

Jan 012010

Accord 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles


I have a 2005 Honda Accord V6 ex. It has the same exact problem described in the following Honda Odyssey tsb. The problem happens at low engine speed and presents an unsafe situation for my daughter who drives the car. Report date : August 11, 2011 at 05:56 pm search type : vehicle year : 2009 make : Honda model : Odyssey make : Honda model : Odyssey year : 2009 manufacturer : Honda (american Honda motor co.) service bulletin number : sb-10-076 date of bulletin : July 15, 2011 NHTSA item number : 10036938 component : steering:hydraulic power assist:pump summary : Honda: Steering wheel is hard to turn quickly at low speeds. When turning wheel, quickly, while driving at low speeds, it is hard. Especially while driving in parking lots. There is not enough assist from the power steering pump. Steering pump needs to be replace. Updated 7/29/11.

- Calabasas, CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 152011


  • miles
In 2005 Accord, parked with steering column turned. Steering column was frozen. Unable to turn key to restart car. Turning steering wheel did not help. Wrecker, putting pressure on tires to load Accord, released steering column, and key turned, car started. Very dangerous. Will leave families stranded. Honda service says there are no repairs they can perform. Learned the new cars have this problem too. Solution: Make it so the tires have to be straight ahead before the car can be turned off. Solution: Fix the steering column problem.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #4

Dec 232010

Accord 6-cyl

  • 72,603 miles
Power steering pump failed on my 2005 Honda Accord ex V6. Am seeing a lot of reports of issues with the power steering pumps on this model. Wanted to report my issue, and see if Honda was aware of the issue.

- St. Peters, MO, USA

problem #3

Oct 102008

Accord 6-cyl

  • 72,000 miles


Power steering fails. Hard steering and near collision as a result. Mostly when cold.

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #2

Sep 172009


  • 40,400 miles
Both power steering lines rusted out.

- Marcellus, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 202006

Accord 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,300 miles
: the contact stated while traveling 35 mph on dry flat road conditions, the vehicle's steering locked up and spun out of control into the median. The vehicle spun counter clock wise 360 degrees and had extensive damage to the hood, left front fender, tire, and headlight. There was no warning prior to the failure. The incident occurred under normal driving. The vehicle was towed to the dealers body shop for repairs.

- Tuckahoe, NY, USA

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