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The 2003-2005 Accord is well designed and notably improved over the previous version. It's quieter, more nimble, and has a more comfortable ride than its predecessor. Further, its powertrain delivers both good acceleration and respectable fuel economy. Overall, it combines user-friendliness with European flair.
Alerts
There are 21 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph (sec.) 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS available, standard from 2003. Side air bags available from 2000, standard from 2005. Head protection air bags available from 2003, standard from 2005. ESC available from 2006, standard from 2008. FCW optional from 2013, AEB optional from 2016.
Road Test

The 2003-2005 Accord is well designed and notably improved over the previous version. It's quieter, more nimble, and has a more comfortable ride than its predecessor. Further, its powertrain delivers both good acceleration and respectable fuel economy. Overall, it combines user-friendliness with European flair.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
coupe
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 5-speed Automatic
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 2.4-liter 4 (160 hp)
  • 3-liter V6 hybrid (255 hp)
  • 3-liter V6 (240 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2005 Honda Accord owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

“ABS indicator light would come on intermittently; diagnostics pointed to right-front sensor which was replaced. i don't recall the cost”

Matt L., MN (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Abs light was on and it turned out to be a sensor”

S M., PA (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Calipers

“needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, WI (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Caliper seized”

Anonymous, DE (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Brakes wear out quickly and cost of repair is ridiculous!!!”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Calipers stuck to rotor. Left wheel overheated. Rear breaks replaced. $799”

Anonymous, MD (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Calipers needed to be replaced twice, as original repair by dealer was not effective to fix problem”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)

“Three wheels are fine. The left rear has had the calipers hang, bind or otherwise not work as designed resulting in replaced calipers, pads and rotors. Will have to have repaired again soon as rotor is badly grooved”

E R., WV (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Mechanic indicated all four rotors and calipers needed to be replaced -- related to road salt”

Anonymous, PA (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“caliper froze on the passenger rear brakes”

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“the car is driven rarely and most problems are attributable to rusting rotors. this however should not cause the calipers to seize.the rotors and pads were replaced 3 Years ago when the car was driven about 10k Km per Year. I should get better brake”

G S., ON (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“After market components did not last”

Anonymous, ON (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Premature wear, caliper seized two differnt times within 3 years making entire system needing to be replaced”

Anonymous, PA (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Calipers seized on front passenger side. Expensive repairs”

Lloyd W., NL (2005 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“rear calipers had locked, ruining the brake pads and rotors - repair at dealership was about $700”

Evan S., NB (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear calipers stuck and needed replacement”

Anonymous, NC (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Calipers both front and rear were causing brake overheating and rough braking. Replacement was a bit premature”

E S., NH (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Rear brake system seems to wear fast, calipers froze up”

Anonymous, WI (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“They ceased up in the rear”

Anonymous, MB (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Frozen Brake Calipers”

Anonymous, MD (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Calipers don't retract fully which kept the brake pads in contact with the rotor continuously causing them to wear out much too soon”

E R., WV (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Left rear stuck and took out brake pads”

Barbara S., OH (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6 hybrid)

“Calipers locked on drum. Replaced rear brakes”

Anonymous, MD (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

“brake calipers & rotor replacements”

Anonymous, WI (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“replace front disc brakes and rotors. Also replaced rear drum brakes”

Joel G., NJ (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rotors and pads needed refacing and replacing”

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“brake pads replaced at 95,000 miles - at the time was used primarliy on long highway drives”

Anonymous, CT (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“needd new brake pads”

Theodore T., NC (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Needed new rotors and brakes both front and rear”

Barbara S., OH (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“told when car was serviced that brakes were worn and needed replacing - was not getting any signs of this”

Anonymous, ON (2005 Honda Accord Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“maintenance requires brakes adjusted each time”

Anonymous, ON (2005 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“noise”

Rohit M., MN (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The brakes just needed new pads, as they where 5 years old”

David B., MD (2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)

“Brakes had to be replaced ... Pads and disks”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Brakes were fixed and a belt of some sort hard to be replaced”

Anonymous, WI (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“no serious problems”

Anonymous, ON (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“Not working. Also ceased up due to lack of use”

Anonymous, MB (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

“rear drum brake vibration caused by faulty parts in the supply chain {mainly brake drums}”

Edwin P., CT (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Had to replace front brake pads and resurface rotors after only 6 months due to rusting”

Anonymous, VA (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Front brake disks vibrate when braking. Rear pads need to be replaced often”

John B., CA (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The rotors on this vehicle are subject to heavy rusting and pitting”

Anonymous, ON (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“replaced rear rotors and pads 3 times, calipers on one side once, none for the front”

Anonymous, ON (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Brakes need replacing every 14 months”

Cheryl M., NY (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“very loud squealing noise and grinding sound”

Sandy S., TX (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“After market components”

Anonymous, ON (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“since the car does not get driven much the brake part get rusted and frozen”

D T., MA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“The rear brake rotors/brake pads have been replaced 3 times since 44,000 miles. The last two since 100,000. The front rotor and pads seem to last twice at long. This is the only issue I've ever had with this car”

Anonymous, IL (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Regular brake failure

“rear drum brake warping and cracking of drums cause formance”

Edwin P., CT (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear brakes sticky and wore down the pads and rotors”

Eric T., BC (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“rear brakes completely locked up... could be rust due to corresive ocean air”

Anonymous, ME (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Bought car with 38,000 miles on it. Rotors warped within 2000 miles of hard city freeway driving. Saw that rotors had already been replaced earlier, so I bought high performance drilled and slotted rotors. Problem solved; factory rotors were inadequa”

John B., AZ (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“previous brake work-done 2010 rear rotors/pads. brake work in 2014 for front brakes-rotors/pads”

L M., ON (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“needed new rotors as original rotors could no longer be resurfaced”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)

“Vibration during braking. Original rotors with 147k miles resurfaced, pads replaced. Per technician, this will be the last time they can be resurfaced. Not enough meat left to do it again”

Garrett B., AZ (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“had to replace 215000 miles”

Chris E., GA (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I have to replace brakes/rotors on this car every 18 months. Calipers have become a problem too”

Gerry G., PA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“rotors have been machined in past and now, at only 78000 mile have to be replaced. There is a pulsating in front braked which was not fixed by braked pad and rotor replacement and dealer now say says front vibration is from rear bakes which also nee”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“Had to replace both R and F rotors”

Barbara S., OH (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Left front caliper had pin that would stick ~70,000, needed re-do brakes and rotors. Same again at ~120,000”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“front and rear rotors rusty, calipers seized partially preventing parking brake from stopping car fro rolling back on hills”

G S., ON (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Premature wear of rotors. Second set in three years”

Lloyd W., NL (2005 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rotors replaced 3 times in last 12 months”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“I have had the rotors fixed every year or two since I got the car. It has never been fully fixed. Keeps happening no matter who fixes the rotors. They break constantly and I can tell by the clicking when turning right or left”

Anonymous, NM (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“the rotors appears to be a weak spot”

D T., MA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“The rear rotors and brake pads have been replaced three times since 44,000 miles, twice since 100,000. This is the only issue I've had with this car”

Anonymous, IL (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Squeaking

“The squeaking is intermittent and really not too bad. I've had the Honda dealership check the brakes and they haven't said there was any trouble. I plan to have them checked again later this week”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear brakes make a clicking type noise when brakes applied”

Anonymous, VA (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“brakes squeak as car comes to stop”

Anonymous, ON (2005 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

“CD player intermittently turned itself off and often I could not turn it back on. Finally I had to replace the CD player and radio”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Same as the radio. No audio”

SUSn M., WA (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Battery drain”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“when the CD stopped working, it would not release the disc. The unit cannot be opened”

Anonymous, OR (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The CD player broke, but the stereo was already broken. The radio would turn on even when the car was not on and nobody was inside. I remedied this by buying a new after-market stereo for $1000. This is a problem, but Honda refuses to recognize it”

Anonymous, NM (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Same as mentioned previously with radio”

Janine L., TN (2005 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“CD Player I have to replace twice . I got old cd player from 2007 honda accord model thru Ebay and it stopped working after six months and now I have installed new Kenwood CD player which is working properly”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Does not eject CD's”

Lois K., AB (2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)

“First the CD player quit working and then the radio went. It's too costly to get Honda replacements and after market would have to go into the cubby hole. Why did Honda put the CD and radio and tie it into the heat and air conditioning. Had to pull the fuse for the CD and radio because it was still drawing power even though it didn't work”

Anonymous, IA (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“the CD player is a part of the Radio system and also sometimes comes on by itself”

Anonymous, IL (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“wont eject cd's”

Michael C., OK (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“electronic short cause radio and CD not to work”

Andrew S., TX (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“no performance”

Anonymous, PA (2005 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“All electric in console including controls for heat and AC are inoperable, gone”

Anonymous, PA (2005 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Unable to use the touch screen. This means I do not have control of fan, sound, temp eyc”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

“The entire radio/clock/CD array has stopped displaying. This is a electrical drain somewhere in it because I had to pull the fuse out. Otherwise, the battery would expend itself”

Anonymous, OR (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“At random, the navigation/entertainment screen goes blank. It eventually comes back on, but some of the setting need to be re-entered”

Anonymous, WA (2005 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Loose connection not replaced”

George H., BC (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Display goes blank occasionally flashes. Have had the radio playing on its own when I've come out in the morning”

Anonymous, IA (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

“It may take 2 or 3 miles for it to start working”

Kevin F., MD (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Does not work need costly update that is way over priced”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“The dvd-rom drive of the navigation system failed”

Robert B., WA (2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)

“Navigation stopped working and had a code saying check disk. I had Honda dealer check it out and was advised they were unable to repair or replace it due to the age of the car”

Greg L., GA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“This system, and only this system, failed two years after we got the car and the dealer said it was an electrical problem rather than a computer problem. We decided to do without”

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“Dvd drive failed”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)

“System would not boot up and then the accelerometers did not function after cd reolacement”

Anonymous, IN (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Navigation shuts down (blacks out) which shuts off the ability to operate via screen other functions such as car diagnostics, A/C, Radio information”

Douglas L., FL (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Navagation DVD player stopped working”

Anonymous, OK (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“When car was purchased, the gps/audio system failed during test drive. They could not repair and so it was replaced with a factory new item. Now the unit is failing again after about 100K miles”

R D., NY (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“known problem. I fixed it myself by sending the unit to Alpine (the manufacturer) of the dvd/GPS unite in the back paying $400 would have cost me double if I had to pay for Honda to diagnose and then send to Alpine. I diagnosed it myself reading on t”

Anonymous, MA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Laser died in disc reader”

Anonymous, NC (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The display screen went blank and the cd drive for the navigation system went out. This display controls HVAC and radio as well as navigation system. Honda wanted $5,500 to replace it”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)

“Stopped working; would cost about $900 to replace. It also affects raddio, ac, etc. displlay on the navigation screen”

Anonymous, MD (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“At random, the navigation/entertainment screen goes blank. It eventually comes back on, but some of the setting need to be re-entered”

Anonymous, WA (2005 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

“Radio not working, had to replace”

Ron J., GA (2005 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Just quit working. The display would work. No audio for the CD or radio. Had to install and aftermarket radio/CD player”

SUSn M., WA (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Battery drain”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The radio used to come on sometimes when there were no keys in the car, unless it was turned off before removing the keys. Now if it is on, it turns itself off and on”

Anonymous, BC (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Channel "up" button failed on dash”

Anonymous, CO (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Will not turn on”

Anonymous, OH (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The radio mother board/transmission chip(?) fried out so the radio stopped working. ai thinkg this has been a problem with 2004-05 Accords. I replaced it with a Pioneer radio/CD player”

Anonymous, IL (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Active Noise Cancellation system causes persistent loud vibration noise. Cannot be turned off permanently”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)

“No Audio Output - replaced with aftermarket radio”

Anonymous, TN (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“stopped working and could not be restarted after after battery reconnection. cost of replacement with Honda radio would have beem extremely high. so i installed an aftermaket unit”

Anonymous, QC (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“It quit working”

Anonymous, OR (2005 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Radio suddenly stops playing after making a loud crackle. It can sometimes not be available for several minutes or hours”

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“play for 10 t0 15 mins and shut down”

Dan H., OH (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Went out completely & had to replace with aftermarket. Initially I could pull the fuse & it would come back on. Eventually, would not come back at all. Earlier it also would stay on after I got out of the car with the keys out”

Janine L., TN (2005 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“radio needed replaced for complete malfunction. cost of replacement including labor was around $1500”

Matt L., MN (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Radio, including CD player and screen, quit working. Dealer repaired, but it quit again after only a week”

Michael M., KS (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Haven't had a radio, console lights, CD player, for the last 4 years.... told it was major electrical problems and I couldn't afford to fix it. Dealer disconnected some fuses as what ever the problem is it drained the battery frequently”

Anonymous, WI (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The radio only works intermittently”

Anonymous, IN (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I find that Honda does have a problem with radio/CD system. My daughter has the high end Honda and has had earlier ones. She has had failure of those items on her other Hondas”

Anonymous, IA (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Radio comes on when occassionally when ignition switch is in off position”

Anonymous, IL (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Radio failed completely. No longer works”

Anonymous, MD (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Radio cut out intermittently and sometimes couldn't turn it back on for awhile”

Anonymous, OR (2005 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Radio turning on when car off and key out of ignition. Will have to be replaced”

Anonymous, TN (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The radio would periodically stop working. It would just all of a sudden turn off, and you couldn't turn it back on again. Then, on its own, it would start working again. After a while of this, it began to drain the battery randomly. Overnight we would come out to the car and the battery would be completely dead. We ended up having the mechanic turn off the fuse for the radio, so that it couldn't work but also couldn't drain the battery”

Anonymous, OH (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Entire radio system stopped working except that once in a great while, it comes back on briefly”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“no audio, but displays work ok”

Anonymous, PA (2005 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel controls

“Cruise control hold stopped working”

Daniel D., TX (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

“Car vibrates at 55 to 60 miles all the time”

Yusuf V., CA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Frozen rear control arm”

Mark A., CO (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“car needs alignment frequently, at least once per year, sometimes twice”

Evan S., NB (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Seems to be getting out of a alignment every year. One the dealer mechanic had a difficult rime bringing it back into proper alignment”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Ball joints

“Replace CV joint left front”

James H., OK (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“i HAVE HAD TO REPLACE BOTH BALL JOINTS. COULD BE DUE TO THE COUNTRY ROOAD I LIVE ON”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“CREAKING”

Anonymous, ON (2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)

“Rust and age”

Kevin K., ON (2005 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Failed state inspection due to torn compliance bushings. Repair cost $636”

P W., NY (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“front wheel noise was bad bushings that and to be replaced separately from rack and pinion”

Martin C., AZ (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering leaks

“power steering fluid was leaking and power steering mechanism damaged”

E H., AZ (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“It was leaking fluid and making a noise until it warm up”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“After power steering pump & reservoir was replaced also found leaking hose”

Tina S., IN (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“Leaking pump”

Howard W., NC (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“dealer said had to replace entire pump because of leak”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“Small fluid leak”

Cox W., FL (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“An O-ring seal on the pump suction line leaked allowing air to enter the power steering system. It was a minor repair to replace the O-ring seal”

V O., NJ (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“After 271000 miles, you would expect something like this to wear”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“replaced pump due to growling noise”

Tom K., FL (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“Power steering working but slow weeping leek has developed from pump gaskets”

Anonymous, NM (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering pumps and hoses

“Pump died. Expensive repair”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“We experienced a whining at cold morning starts which was diagnosed by the dealer as a worn power steering pump”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Power steering pump had a recall from there dealer. Took it to the dealer and they performed the service.. Less then a year later pump started making noises and leaking fluid”

Stephen M., KY (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Hose was leaking and the Power Steering was making a noise so they had to replace the Power Steering”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Power steering pump went out. Had to replace pump, and then the reservoir”

Tina S., IN (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“I replaced power steering pump myself. It was making noises”

Anonymous, KS (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Vehicle recalled for faulty hose. Steering very stiff since hose replacement. Not covered by Honda”

Anonymous, CT (2005 Honda Accord Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“Power steering pump began making a whining noise mid-winter. Certified repair shop said that the pump was not putting out enough pressure. Replaced with aftermarket pump that was too noisy. Replaced aftermarket with genuine Honda. No more noise p”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Leak in power steering pump which had to be replaced”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Squealing seems to be due to cold weather spell”

Anonymous, GA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“The power steering became far more difficult than a manual steering unit. After several returns, the power steering pump and hoses had to be completely replace. The replacement seems to have fix the problem”

R D., NY (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“The power steering hose developed a leak and was replaced at no cost to me under a recall order”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Hose ruptured while driving”

W C., NY (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Pump had to be replaced, air kept leaking into system. All was corrected quickly and to my satisfaction”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“Power steering pump partially failed resulting in sluggish and underpowered control”

Benjamin W., MA (2005 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Power steering pump started making noises. Had to replace it”

Anonymous, KS (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Power steering pump was leaking and was replaced”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

“Left rear strut leaked”

Anonymous, VA (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Needed to replace one front strut. This was the first time I had to do it since the car was new”

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“oil leak noted at left rear wheel that turned out to be a leaking strut. This was repaired but not under any warranty”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“the rear struts problem caused rear tires to wear unevenly prematurely, and it resulted in severe vibration and loud noise”

Anonymous, MD (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“rust and age”

Kevin K., ON (2005 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Was told needed a new strut system by dealership where car is serviced for maintenance”

Anonymous, VA (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Both rear struts required replacement”

Anonymous, MN (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Strut worn out really badly on the front passenger side that whenever I drive by a pump the right side would sometime touch the ground. Did a few bounceing test before that but it wasn't that bad compared to when drive over bump”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Rear suspension went out on passenger side”

Anonymous, WI (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Right rear wore out from age and began leaking”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Dealer said torsion bar was bad on last State Inspection and replaced”

William C., VA (2005 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

“had to buy a new steering rack. have probably had to put $3,500 into this car in the last 18 months i consider that to be a problem since i maintain it very well”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“$800 dollar repair necessary. No help from Honda, "It was just something that sometimes happens."”

Anonymous, TN (2005 Honda Accord)

“Car is in need of new rack-and-pinion. This would be the 2nd time it has been replaced”

Don M., FL (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Power steering fluid leaks around boot”

Anonymous, OR (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“rack an pinion was leaking and had to be replaced”

Martin C., AZ (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rack and Pinion boot torn”

Anonymous, VA (2005 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Not sure if "steering linkage", but both left and right axel shafts were replaced”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Regular wear and tear -- car has 110K miles, and rack and pinion had to be replaced”

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Due to the pot holes and other road conditions in the New Orleans area my suspension system had to be replaced”

Brenda S., LA (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel vibration

“Had I replace parts of front axle”

Michael G., MA (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“driver side front axle needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tie rods

“Expensive non warranty repair”

Eugene W., NY (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Wheels were balanced times until the rack and pinion system was replaced”

Brenda S., LA (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

“trim is loose, had to refasten”

Patrick C., HI (2005 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“trim inside wheel wells loosened and one is now missing. I re-secured remaining ones”

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“The trim on the passenger door has lifted at one end and catches on the edge of the car exterior”

Anonymous, OR (2005 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Pins fall out of side of bumper panels and panels stick out”

Anonymous, ON (2005 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“the button to press on the shifter fell off this year. the knob that goes up and down for when the driver door is locked/unlocked fell off”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The gasket around the rear driver side door had come loose and had to be re-glued in place”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Top material deteriorated”

Anonymous, MA (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Fabric of the headliner is coming lose from the headliner. The sagging fabric is causing some visibility problems”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“Paint oxidized on hood and top so severely the entire car had to be repainted”

Brad S., CA (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“The paint faded on different parts of the exterior -- most pronounced on the trunk and the top of the car. It was fixed by having the car completed repainted”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“fading, chalking. all of this began after i had it professionally detailed. i think their buffers started the process. the first detailer was honda! paint issues started 2 years ago and it's progressing”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Our paint seemed to "wear off" along leading edge of roof. Majority of exposure to sun in deep Southern US. This appears typical of Accords that are around 9 or 10 years”

William D., CT (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“The paint on the vehicle is almost like new EXCEPT on the trunk and roof - the clearcoat began flaking off about a year ago and is now over 50% of those areas. When I mentioned this was a defect - the service manager just chuckled - stating it was no”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“Clear coat is peeling”

Kevin L., NJ (2005 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint is pitted and somewhat bubbled and dull”

Robert B., HI (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Peeling paint on multiple areas of the car”

Anonymous, LA (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Areas around the front grill and bumper's paint have faded”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Top coat pealing”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“general weathered look. appears to be an older car without the shine”

Anonymous, NC (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint fading in a quickly spreading pattern from trunk lid and top of car”

Anonymous, MO (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“clear coat vanishing on rear trunk panel”

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“Paint faded and peeled off top hood and trunk lid. We sent in pictures and a letter detailing the problem. Response from Honda was that it was the "environment" in Texas. A friends 2004 Accord had the identical problem - in Tennessee. Cars looked”

Anonymous, TN (2005 Honda Accord)

“rust starting to appear on edges of the doors”

Anonymous, MD (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint on back bumper is fading very badly because of Arizona sun”

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Spots where paint has cracked or peeled away leaving rust spots”

Linda T., CA (2005 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The clear coat is peeling all over the body”

Laurie L., MI (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The Car was 4 years old when I purchased it and the clear coat started peeling within the first year that I owned it”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“the clear coat is stripping off and peeling, looks terrible,”

Anonymous, NC (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“fading and peeling”

Anonymous, TN (2005 Honda Accord Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“90% of the clear coat has fallen off the car. Car was never wrecked or repainted. factory paint job was crap”

Anonymous, KS (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“Peeling paint on front bumper...also fading paint of the roof. The bumper paint I was told by a body shop is VERY common for this era of Accords”

Luke A., NC (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint on hood is cracking”

Anonymous, AB (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint is begun to show signs for crazing/cracking on the right side front fender due to sunlight, altitude, ?????”

Eugene P., CO (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Color faded and cracked. Had it repainted, twice”

Anonymous, VA (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“Paint fading on roof top on passenger side”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“The paint clear coat is coming off on the roof and upper door”

Wally T., TX (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“paint fading on the hood”

Anonymous, GA (2005 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“parts of the car are losing the clearcoat which then begins to crack and rust”

Anonymous, IL (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Clear coat on car peeling off”

Ward D., KY (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint on roof started peeling clear coat. Local dealer, regional representative and factory rep refused any repair or assistance in repairing the paint”

Anonymous, MD (2005 Honda Accord Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“The clear coat and paint have started fading and peeling badly”

Anonymous, HI (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint is blistered on front edge of hood, probably from highway deicing process. Repair will have to be made in a body shop and I will probably be without my vehicle for one week even though it is a very small area”

Anonymous, VA (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Wheel well, right rear, paint bubbling and through-surface rust”

Anonymous, RI (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Same as above - cracking causes spots that rust”

Linda T., CA (2005 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I believe this is due to salty road conditions in New England and infrequent trips to the car wash”

Jacob A., NH (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“passenger rear door, bottom complete rust, like cottagecheese”

Dan H., OH (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The rust started after only seven or eight years - on the trunk, the rear panels and then the rear doors and roof. i thought that was much to early, especially given how well i took care with washing and waxing”

Michael M., OH (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“rusting in rockers in front of read wheels”

Anonymous, ON (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Potting paint on hood”

George H., BC (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“There is rust on the rear wheel openings?. Worse on passenger side”

Anthony P., PA (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint flaking off exposing sheet metal on the roof and hood, resulting in rust”

Tim M., FL (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rust on rear quarterpanels above wheel wells”

Anonymous, MA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Pinch weld at top of windhield (Leaked inside cabin); rust at right rear wheel well”

Robin F., AB (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

“The alarm would not shut off, even when driving car. It turned out that the switch for the windows was bad, and the windows wouldn't always go up and down. Somehow that triggered the alarm system”

Sheila B., NY (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Clock

“There is a fuse problem that makes the clock, radio, CD player not work,”

Paul H., TX (2005 Honda Accord Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“Radio, Clock and CD player went out”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The clock and radio are 1 unit. There is a short somewhere that turns the radio on sometimes by itself. I always make sure the radio is off when exiting. Also, the sound only works intermittently and hasn't worked for 3 months. The dealership has never been able to correct this problem although they have had many opportunities. This is the only problem I've ever had with car”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord LX Unsure)

“Cruise control button broke on the steering wheel”

Donald C., FL (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“it is actually an electrical issue. seems power is lost when running lights and other electric items together, example-headlights dim when opening/closing electric windows”

Anonymous, IL (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Head light lenses were so clouded, I had to replace the headlight assembly”

Carl B., FL (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“burned out headlight replaced”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“My driver's side headlight goes out about every 6 months or so and has to be replaced. Getting to the light fixture is tricky and sometimes requires the mechanic to remove the battery”

Anonymous, VA (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

“the glass cover for our right fog-light breaks too easily”

Bob K., CO (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“SEEM TO BE REPLACING STOP LIGHTS AND TAIL LIGHT BULBS A LOT”

Fred G., MD (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“Under hood fuse box failed, had to be replaced”

Anonymous, OH (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Heated or cooled seats

“Heated seats has never worked since got car. fuses were checked and OK”

Robert B., HI (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“one of the dual front cabin lights stopped working evn though a replacement bulb has been put in”

Bob K., CO (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“the driver interior light no longer works. i was told by my mechanic that the illumination control unit needs to be replaced”

Anonymous, HI (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Interior lights stopped functioning. For safety reasons, I had them repaired. My local service garage didn't know how to access the lights, so I had to go to Honda - not a wonderful experience”

Anonymous, OH (2005 Honda Accord LX Unsure)

“Dome light burned out early, and dashboard light brightness adjustment knob is super sensitive and has turns to dim by accident when I hit a bump in the road”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“interior light switch failed”

Anonymous, VA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“First AC went completely out, had to change out cars computer for $2000. 2 years later, I am having problems like interior lights not coming on, integrated garage door opener not working”

Brian S., FL (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“the cabin lights have stopped working in the front”

Anonymous, ON (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Lights intermittently dim. When I turn the brightness knob, they brighten”

Anonymous, WA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“ceiling light will not work. not a fuse problem. cant detect where source of malfunction is..via inspection”

Anonymous, GA (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Interior lighting system malfunctions and is difficult to reset”

Anonymous, MD (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Interior Driver-Passenger convenience overhead lights operate intermittently, do to a known and documented failure of the two switches which control the overhead courtesy lights. Parts to repair are only $2.00 each from National suppliers... Honda wants $300+ to replace the entire lighting fixture ---totally unnecessary for about 20-20mins work with a single screwdriver !!!!”

Eugene P., CO (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Dashboard, center console”

Anonymous, MA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“The interior light that goes on when I open the doors in the middle on the ceiling keeps burning out. I had it replaced but it stopped working within 3 days”

Yvonne Z., NJ (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The lights that come on when I open the door do not work. Mechanic says he has to take the whole thing about which will cost hundreds of dollars”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Wouldn't work - L front door solenoid broken”

W P., CA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“When I click the key fob, the driver's door will not lock or unlock. I think the spring is to weak”

Anonymous, MO (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“door lock on passenger side does not lock or unlock. have to manually pull up on lock stem”

Fred G., MD (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“power door locks stopped working, I need to unlock manually”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Actuator failed”

David K., OH (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Powerlock motor in door died”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“both keys broke when trying to replace the battery. Found out from Honda dealer when tried to purchase little screw - they lock-tight the screw so only they can change battery - new key has to be purchased, then programmed for $300.00”

Anonymous, PA (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The keyless entry and other electrical accessories either work erratically, stop working, or work even when no key is in the car, resulting in repeated battery failures”

James S., MD (2005 Honda Accord LX Unsure)

“passenger side...both door locks don't work unless manually depressed/pulled. Won't work with electrical button in car or remote”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Automatic Locks needed to be replaced in 2 doors”

Anonymous, MD (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“a couple of door locks do not operate electronically”

Dale M., OH (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Air bag warning light off and on intermittently, Dealer advised that there was no problem”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)

“Sometimes, but not all the time, the airbag light on the dashboard stays on. I have not had it checked out, but my mechanic says there may be a faulty sensor under the driver's seat”

Anonymous, VA (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Wiper motor had to be replaced”

E K., VA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Wiper transmission broke”

Anonymous, PA (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)
Horn

“Horn has begun to only work intermittently”

Anonymous, PA (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

“Moisture leak in system. Black slime created in dryer destroyed all components. Occured at 10 years 65,000 miles”

Scott A., TN (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“had to replace”

Hector S., TX (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Needed replacing about 4 months ago, cost estimated at $950 by dealer. Still looking for alternative or new car”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6 hybrid)

“Only problem with otherwise great car was the A/C. A/C blew warm air; problem corrected by replacement of condenser and related parts”

Anonymous, RI (2005 Honda Accord)

“Compressor would not generate sufficient pressure. Both the compressor and condenser were replaced”

Philip M., AZ (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Compressor was worn out. Was replaced. Costly but amortized over ten years, no problem”

John D., DE (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“Ac compressor failed and because it is a hybrid compressor, caused the hybrid system control unit to fail also. Debris from the compressor blocked the evaporator / condenser. No local shops would work on a hybrid so I had to use the main dealer!”

Charles G., TX (2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)

“was dianosed with that prolem from dealer, went to another a/c shop they changed part still didnt work, then they changed condensor, worked for two days only turned out fauloty connection to one of the parts had to be tied on, no more problem so dont know if i needed any or al of the changes”

Nina A., CA (2005 Honda Accord Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“A/C died”

Anonymous, MA (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“a/c compressor failed and was replaced”

Anonymous, MN (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“Needs to be replaced”

W C., NY (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“the compressor was replaced in august of 2016. it was the original compressor with about 125,000 miles on it”

Scott P., NJ (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Recently, My A/C is not working as well as it was when new. In 2011 my car was in my garage for 6 months. because I had 7 surgeries in 15 months, but I was unable to drive my car 2nd to severe hip pain, and 4 total right hip surgeries in 6 months 2nd to multiple - usually 3 infections each surgery and also in 2 Nursing homes”

Anonymous, PA (2005 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“clog in condenser caused ac compressor to fail”

Michael W., FL (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Automatic climate control

“Thermostat went out. Took dealer a while to diagnose, until it went completely kaputt”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“Cold air will not blow unless temperature for the zone is turned to "Lo"”

Gilmore M., TX (2005 Honda Accord DX 3.0-L V6)

“AC fails to comply with set temperature, only operates when set to 60 degrees or "LO"”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“you can split the climate control between driver and passenger. the driver side is stuck in the split configuration and blows warmer than the passenger side”

Tom K., FL (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“Not able to maintain climate control. Must be operated manually”

Wilson B., PA (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Driver side condenser fan motor died”

Anonymous, OH (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Blower fan is installed in a difficult to service location”

Anonymous, ON (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Technician reported that a road hazard damaged the condenser, dyer, O-rings causing leakage of refrigerant”

Anonymous, LA (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Same comment”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6 hybrid)

“AC would not cool and compressor could not generate enough pressure. Both compressor and condenser were replaced”

Philip M., AZ (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“A/C keeps going out after 3 repairs, condenser replace, refrigerant recharged, still no A/C”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“The condenser had a hole in it and my a/c system shut down”

Lance T., CA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Evaporator

“All components destroyed. Had to be replaced”

Scott A., TN (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Was leaking coolant and wouldn't cool. Cost almost $900 to fix. Now A/C clutch squeals”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

“no hot air blowing,cool air is ok”

Anonymous, ON (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“will not maintain proper temperature. Has to be adjusted manually up or down constantly”

Wilson B., PA (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The a/c system was serviced 2 years ago. Refrigerant leak was due to road hazard”

Anonymous, LA (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“actually had to replace the thermostat and the coolant unit which air blows over to heat the car. Also, having issues with loosing refrigerant in a/c for third time”

Anonymous, IL (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Lost A/C cooling in early 2014. Certified repair shop said that an A/C system bolt had come loose. Tightened bolt and renewed refrigerant. No problem since then. Cost about $100”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Slow leak, car is 11 years old and this is the first issue with the A/C”

Anonymous, OH (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Will not cool”

Kimberly T., TX (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“I've brought the car in to check for refrigerant leaks a few times the last couple of years but they apparently can't locate the leak. I've given up and just fill it up every summer with a can of refrigerant from the local auto supply store”

Martin G., NY (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“One of the O rings was leaking. The charge to repair this at Honda was very expensive. They provided a loaner car which was convenient”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Appears to be a slow leak of refrigerant that was corrected by adding more”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Dealer charged $150 for evacuating refrigerant to replace pressure relief valve when refrigerant leaked”

Anonymous, MD (2005 Honda Accord Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“we've had a refrigerant leak ever since we purchased the car new. Honda never found where the leak was coming from, even after placing dye in the system”

Scott P., NJ (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Causing AC to be ineffective. Will need to fix”

Anonymous, MI (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

“froze”

Michael V., VA (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Had to replace the original factory alternator”

Dana G., AZ (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Alternator stopped working, engine light showed this so we could get car in for service before battery died”

Larry O., DC (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Did not charge”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Alternator died without warning”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Alternator failed and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

“Battery replaced and failed along with starter”

Joseph F., CA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“I live in Arizona, batteries don't last long in the heat”

Dana G., AZ (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Man have I been going through batteries on this car. I use to get three to five years out of batteries. I have averaged two to three years lately, on 84month battery?”

Daniel G., CA (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Battery failed”

Ward D., KY (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Hybrid/electric battery replacement

“Battery depleted twice - but covered under warranty”

Anonymous, PA (2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)

“Hybrid battery failed and dealer replace it for half of the coast since problem was earlier diagnose under warranty”

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)

“Hybrid battery reached end of life. Replaced battery - it was quite expensive”

Anonymous, WI (2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)
Hybrid/electric system and battery (excluding replacement)

“Hybrid battery quit operating after 74000 miles. Honda paid for the bulk of the replacement due to low mileage. My cost out the door was $200”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)

“The check engine light came on to indicate a problem in the hybrid charging system. It actually seems to be charging ok, but something in how the engine switches from electric to gas mode wasn't working properly”

Anonymous, OK (2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)
Electronic ignition

“VETC module which controls timing when bad. Some of these problems were longer than 12 months”

Daniel G., CA (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Spark plugs or wires failure

“Frequent spark plug fouling due to excessive oil consumption”

Dan G., CA (2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)
Starter

“Needed replacement”

Anonymous, VA (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“- Starter failed and was replaced”

Anonymous, QC (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Starter needed to be replaced 2 times”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Not sure what failed-it just stopped turning over the engine”

John J., TX (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Hesitated and then would not turn over. 170000miles on starter so I expected it”

Michael D., AR (2005 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Would turn key and nothing would happen, turn key again and car would then start. This was a random problem. Honda dealer replaced the starter harness but this happened again a few times, lately it hasn't happened”

Anonymous, WI (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Increasingly slow start despite battery recharging and good voltage was diagnosed as bad starter, at 124,000. $534 replacement is steep”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“it just wouldn't start and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The starter failed and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, IN (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Starter just died. Most of frustration was problems starting leading up to total death and no mechanic Including Honda dealer, had a clue”

Anonymous, MI (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Starter failed at 104,000 miles and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Starter died after 12 years, had new one installed at very reasonable cost”

Daniel Q., OH (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Starter failed and need to be replaced”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

“water pump changed at 105000 with timing belt; pump failed and needed replacement twice due to failure”

Mike J., NM (2005 Honda Accord Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“leak from oil pan that will involve costly repair small leak now waiting until it gets worse to do something or tradein auto”

T T., NJ (2005 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

“intermittent squeaks from my engine compartment”

Joe W., CA (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“my brakes squeak when applied, usually first thing in the morning and in the afternoon, for the first 10minutes or so. I was told it is normal for the brakes to squeak when the brakes are cold”

Anonymous, HI (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“When i'm breaking from a slow or an idle speed it makes these really weird creeking noises like a rusty hinge on a door. The mechanic to this day still can't figure out what it is. The prohlem persists”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Strange intermittant noise sounds like speedometer cable”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“ride is not quiet. a lot of road noise and engine noise”

Robert W., CA (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“alternator makes noise”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Car squeaks when turning left. Noise is heard inside the steering column”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Engine ma loud high-pitched squeal until warm, its not coming from the belts”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Car made a noise when driving about 55. Took it to dealer and it was some kind of modulator that was bad. It was fixed and no longer have the noise”

Cynthia B., VA (2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)

“glove box rattle”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“It is nothing more than an annoying little squeak when I run over a bump in the road”

Beverly M., NE (2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)

“It was a noise sounding like metal dragging on concrete, but there was nothing dragging. The noise resolved by the time we went to the dealer, but they judged that the rear brakes needed replacing. The noise has not recurred”

Anonymous, KS (2005 Honda Accord Unsure Unsure)

“Rear driver's side randomly thinks/rattles. Going into the shop this week for examination”

Anonymous, OH (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Engine in idol is extremely loud when it is first started in cold weather. Engine also makes a rattling noise during the first 30 km/h of acceleration”

Anonymous, ON (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Speak in the rear suspension”

Anonymous, ON (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“rattles that can't seem to be found or fixed”

Anonymous, OH (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Road noise and wind noise is annoying”

Anonymous, WA (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“Minor problem. But the weatherstripping around two of the windows has dried out. So when is creeping into the windows when the car goes over 50 miles an hour”

David R., GA (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

“The car develop problems at 36k miles. At 38k the drive shaft was replaced. The car always veers to the right. Had alignment and did not help”

Rudolph S., MD (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“One half shaft broke in two pieces in the middle of the assembly. Not at CV/boots, but sheared on the solid steel axle. The car was crossing a busy road and lost drivetrain(manual transmission), but was able to safely coast across. Replaced both”

Bryan L., OH (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Had to replace both FRD axles as significant shaking at certain speeds. Wheels were balanced”

Richard H., BC (2005 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“axle boot ripped. replaced axle”

Joel G., NJ (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“It happened at 299,600 miles - stopped at an intersection, went to pull out (manual transmission), loud, grinding sound and the car would not move. Thankfully the repair was only $350”

Michael M., OH (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Snapped starting from a standing stop at a red light. Car became immobile. Car has been rock solid for 12 years”

Brian M., IL (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“Driver side axle broke at transmission”

William H., MA (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Car developed a severe vibration which turned out to be both front axles needing to be replaced”

Anonymous, PA (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Axle cracked completely in half. Not unexpected for 360,000km of wear and tear. $CDN300 repair”

Eleanor Y., ON (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Driveline vibration

“Developed a roar in the driveline around 1600 rpm in any gear at about 65000 mileage”

R A., TX (2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)

“have replaced wheel bearings but still have not found source of problem”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“The cv joints and axles were replaced as an assembly. However, with almost 90000 miles of mostly driving on NYC's terrible roads it seems like it was a normal failure”

Martin G., NY (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

“Hybrid battery is nearing failure and needs to be replaced”

R L., OH (2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)

“Hybrid battery replaced twice since purchase”

Anonymous, MN (2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)

“IMA battery failure at about 100,000 miles”

Anonymous, MN (2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0-L V6)

“font end vbration due to bad cv joint”

Peter C., CA (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Horrible vibration during acceleration. Grease within drivers side CV joint had turned to liquid and internals of CV joint were bouncing around during acceleration. Transmission housing seal was intact and not leaking. Replaced CV, car runs great”

Garrett B., AZ (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“CV Joint was ok. The solid steel axle inbetween CV joints sheared in half. Not the Boot covered joints. Not the retaining bolt, but the middle of the axle”

Bryan L., OH (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“bearing went bad and upon replacement they found the cv joint bad which caused the bearing failure”

C A., TX (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Leaked fluid from damaged cover. The entire axel, CV joint and cover were replaced”

John S., CA (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

“Need new hybrid battery and emission control”

Anonymous, AR (2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)

“A red sensor does not go off unless one starts the car with the seat belt on. (This is not the seat belt sensor.) I've had the 02 sensor replaced. Since I can get it to go off, I haven't had it repaired as yet. Nevertheless, it is on my mind”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Replaced catalytic converter. Maybe should have listed this in the 'exhaust system'?”

Anonymous, ON (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“the check engine light kept going on. After lots of diagnostics it was determined that we needed a new fuel cap but that hasn't completely taken care of the problem”

Ellen S., WI (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“My check engine light came on due to a flap inside the gas tank filler hose that fell off into the gas tank and now my check engine light is on. Not going to be a cheap repair”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Gradually failing, took 2 dealerships to figure it out”

Michael N., GA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“Just replaced sensor for accelerator. Noticed issue when accelerator would not respond well, and RPM's would drop”

Gilmore M., TX (2005 Honda Accord DX 3.0-L V6)

“Check engine light always on....needed to replace O2 sensor”

Russel C., MD (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“ERG light kept coming on. The O2 sensor was replaced. No more problem with that light”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“I have had three O2 sensors replaced on this Accord. Honda paid for the last one out of sympathy, and I go to the dealership for everything”

Anonymous, WI (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Oxygen sensor failure caused check engine light”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)

“A sensor failed that limited the vehicle to travel at only 30 MPH. Cost to fix was $115”

D S., AZ (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Engine light came on and engine idled bad”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The O2 sensor has had to be replaced twice. The dealer said that they are vulnerable to road residue [esp salt]. not under warranty”

Anonymous, ON (2005 Honda Accord Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“just needed replacing”

Jonathan K., MA (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Light on”

Timothy E., VA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“engine check light came on. used computer check, indicated was O2 sensor. had it changed, no more problem”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Engine light came on and repair shop determined that the oxygen sensors needed replacing”

Anonymous, OR (2005 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Replaced oxygen sensors after check engine code to pass inspection. Check engine light has come back on in 2017. Likely needs new catalytic converter”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

“The window has scrape marks from a jagged molding”

Donald C., FL (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Locks and latches

“Passenger door wont unlock and some interior lights dont come on”

Anonymous, OK (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“latch cable needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, NC (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Driver door lock needed replacement”

Anonymous, VA (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Have had problems several times with the door locks and had a locksmith repair the mechanism. Also had issue with the ignition lock and had a locksmith repair”

Anonymous, OR (2005 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Passenger door lock actuator failed; only manual operation of the lock could lock/unlock it”

R A., TX (2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)

“Replaced rear driver side door lock actuator. Was a pain as one cable end was damaged”

Richard H., BC (2005 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“spent almost 400 dollars due to faulty locks, locked an would not unlock,,had to have it fixed twice. also clear coat is stripping off car- starting to look bad”

Anonymous, NC (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Door locks failed, trapping me inside the car. Someone had to unlock them using the key and open the door for me from the outside”

Anonymous, HI (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“drivers side door lock failed & had to be replaced”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Mirrors

“Rearview mirror film is peeling off around the edges...looks like crap, and is dangerous since it obstructs a clear view”

Carl-Carol T., TX (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Windows

“Tinting is peeling off the window, and it looks bad”

Carl-Carol T., TX (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Drivers side window sticks in the down position, and is difficult to raise”

Anonymous, MN (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Some of the weather seals between the door and window are disintegrating and coming loose when I open and close the drivers window”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“passenger side electric window doesn't work. drivers side electric window is slow and makes noise and won't close without having to manually grab the window and pull it up when it is cold outside”

Anonymous, KS (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“Lost 2 window regulators in 3 years”

Luke A., NC (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Loud squeaky noise when closing drivers side window”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Front driver side automated window stopped working. Had to have motor replaced”

Ed B., FL (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

“Clutch wore out after 230,000 miles. I'd call this fantastic rather than a problem!”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I had to replace the clutch”

Anonymous, OK (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“'Was slipping badly. Had to be replaced at a cost of $2600"”

Anonymous, MB (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“This was done as preventative maintenance during a major transmission repair”

Jon O., NC (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

“transmission causes vibration in vehicle at 35 to 40 mile per hour”

Anonymous, MI (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Had to replace the transmission on our Honda with only 52000 miles on the can”

Janice W., CA (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“slipping”

Kenneth S., PA (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“unusual noise”

Time S., NE (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rebuilt”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“Transmission fluid began to look black, told it was burnt and upon inspection at transmission specialist was told the torque convertor and several other parts were not working/damaged and had to repair and replace much of the transmission”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Man bearing failure at 30,000 miles with no support from dealer or Honda US, Was told it was a known problem, no rebuild possible told had to replace”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)

“Once I started having problem, had to replace in 4-6 weeks. Dealer was double the cost of independent”

Anonymous, GA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“This may have been driver error from teaching a new driver how to drive a standard transmission, the reverse lockout ring had fused itself to the shaft, rendering reverse unobtainable”

Jon O., NC (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Transmission blew up while driving on the highway and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Hesitation on acceleration. Mechanic noticed leaks and determine it needed a transmission overhaul. Transmission was replaced”

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Total transmission rebuild. I've known of several people who have or had 2000-2005 Accords where the transmissions had to be rebuilt prematurely”

E R., WV (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Transmission wouldn't shift properly. Diagnosis indicated the transmission had to be rebuilt and it was”

Anonymous, OH (2005 Honda Accord DX 3.0-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

“check engine light goes on and off occasionally”

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Figuring out why engine light was on. Replaced 2 oxygen sensors, computer software update and finally the installation of a grounding wire under the drivers seat”

Anonymous, SC (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Engine knock or ping

“The VTC oil valve went out and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, GA (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Was told the sound related to a sticky lifter. Also had issue with oxygen sensor”

Anonymous, MI (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)
Engine mounts

“Nothing major but I was told that the increased vibration I was feeling through the accelerator pedal and steering wheel was likely caused by the mounts wearing out. So far I have chosen to live with the minor vibration”

Anonymous, GA (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“We had to replace front and side motor mounts and hood support struts”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Motor mount replaced on two occasions. Each one a separate mount”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

“behind timing cover”

Anonymous, KS (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“power steering was leaking - repaired by dealer”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Over the course of a 12 year, drama free ownership the main engine oil seal has developed a very small leak. But that's to be expected for a car this age with high mileage”

Kyle C., FL (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Oil leaked from valvetrain cover seals leaking”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

“engine lite error code p0420”

John B., CO (2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)
Loose/rattling heat shield

“HEAT SHIELD CAME LOOSE AND DRAGGED ON GROUND”

Anonymous, IL (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Noise”

Roy T., IL (2005 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“known problem with Honda. Odyssey as well. Honda charges over $500 to replace - paid a non honda mechanic $25 to put a clump on them - problem solved”

Anonymous, MA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“heat shield came loose probably due to rust and dragged on pavement”

R B., MI (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Pipes

“loose”

Roy T., IL (2005 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Exhaust leaks

“Exhaust pipes on the car begin to rust. Exhaust started to vent into the passenger compartment. It was easily fixed for about $100”

David R., GA (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

“Transmission would frequently hunt in and out of torque converter lockup”

Michael J., FL (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Has a shudder when car is cold. Once driven for a few miles trans. works fine. Had this problem since purchase. Dealer says trans. is ok”

Jerry J., VA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Slipping transmission

“Slipping was related to the lock-up problem”

Michael J., FL (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Transmission is known to be bad for the 05' accords. Normal transmission life span is only 60K miles ours has lasted to 140K+ miles but is slipping. We flushed the trans fluid which helped but it will eventually go out”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

“Intermittent fault with transmission position sensor. Needs to be fixed soon”

Charles G., TX (2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0-L V6 hybrid)
Hydraulics (clutch master or slave cylinder)

“Had to replace master and salve cylinder. $500 Transmission has a whine in some gears. Never had these problems in 1980 model Accord”

Anonymous, TN (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

“Had to replace 2 of the cylinders this past year”

Justin A., PA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
Timing belt or chain

“leaking chain cover”

Anonymous, WA (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Honda service manager told me replacing the timing belt was a must due to age of vehicle - along with std service it cost me almost $2000”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

“Coolant pump seals were leaking. Since this pump is driven by timing belt, timing belt with kit was replaced as well as coolant pump”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)
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