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
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
78,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace transmission (1 reports)
2005 Honda Accord transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 012011

Accord LXE 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 122,000 miles


After driving my first Honda Accord until it had 250,000 miles on it, and then owning a second Honda Accord as well, I always swore by Hondas. After a switch to Toyota, I decided to go back to Honda and purchased my third Accord, the 05 Honda Accord. Now with only half the miles of my first car, it has been recommended by Honda for me to have a transmission replacement done on the car. The car started just making an odd rattle when the car was idling but then it starting struggling with the shift from 2nd to 3rd gear as I was driving. I'm extremely disappointed to now learn that Honda has been having this problem for several years now. A local independent transmission mechanic in my area who previously worked for Honda for years is now applying his own update when rebuilding Honda's transmissions to fix this problem from occurring in the future in his rebuilt transmissions. I was shocked to hear that he can find a fix and Honda hasn't applied this fix to their own cars. It seems to me that Honda is burying their heads in the sand to hope that this problem goes away and is doing nothing more than offering some people extended warranties or discounts on new transmissions that will only fail again within a few years. I cannot believe that I am saying that I will never buy another Honda again. I used to believe that these problems only occurred in American built vehicles but now I see that I need to really do my homework before purchasing my next car and it won't be a Honda or Acura.

- , Alpharetta, GA, USA

problem #1

Sep 022011

Accord LX 2.4L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles

Honda has a horrible reputation with automatic transmissions with class law suits. This car 2005 has only 35,000 miles on it, yet the same old problem that haunted the Accords up to 2004 is back again. I personally have only had the car 9 months and only 4000 miles, purchased from a dealer. Lucky me. I recommend not buying a Honda until they prove this basic problem with worthless transmissions is banished.

- , San Francisco, CA, USA

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