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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,058 miles

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2005 Honda Accord transmission problems

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2005 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 112011


  • 46,329 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the gear shifter knob fractured from the vehicle and the contact was unable to shift into any gear. In addition, the rubber seal on the driver side window was loosened when the window was being opened. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but not repaired. The vehicle was then taken to a local mechanic who repaired the knob and the window. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 46,329.

- Miramar, FL, USA

problem #1

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

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