2005 Honda Accord Reliability - Consumer Reports
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.
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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 light was on and it turned out to be a sensor"

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

"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)
Calipers

"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)

"Caliper was not working properly forcing brake pad on rotor thus overheating caused and had to change caliper and the wheel bearing that overheated and damaged this was on rear passenger side of car. The year before this same thing happened on the rear drivers side wheel"

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

"Rear Calipers started hanging up at about 85k miles. Both one year apart. Had to have them replaced. Could smell something burning went out felt wheels and the one where the Caliper was hanging up was really hot. Waited till it cooled and drove it home slowly."

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

"I have to replace the entire rear brake system every 3 years or so. Calipers, pistons, rotors and other hardware. They freeze up and don't work properly causing premature brake pad wear on the front and back. The dealer said it was caused by me driving thru water and getting them wet and so there was NOT a problem. I disagreed but there is nothing I can do except keep replacing them."

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

"Torn rubber boot-rear, doesn't release - front"

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

"Needed to replace caliipers"

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

"Just wore out"

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

"Right rear sticking had to be replaced."

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

"Caliper frozen."

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

"Rear calipers locked up in the 'engaged' position causing premature brake pad failure and warping of the rotors. Required total replacement of the rear brake system. $1,400. Recently had my tires rotated and the mechanic told me it looks like the rear brake pads aren't fully retracting away from the rotor. Again!"

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

"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)
Normal routine brake wear

"normal brake wear"

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

"Started making squealing noises and I took it to the mechanic within 2 days for a checkup. He replaced the brake parts the following day and the car has been running well since."

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

"the rr caliper broke"

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

"Took it in for oil change and inspection which revealed brake wear."

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

"Living in the San Francisco Bay Area, the hills are tough on brakes. I have been driving here all my adult life."

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

"Replaced front rotors and pads at 112,000 miles"

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

"Replace the rotor and caliper and brakes pads"

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

"Normal wear both front and rear. Replaced both front and rear pad and rotors."

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

"Front brake pads were replaced for the first time but the squeaking noise didn't go away."

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

"Brakes worn, calipers sticking due to corrosion"

Joe W., KY (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"Brake pads wore out"

A B., PA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"I needed a brake job so I put on new brake pads and rotors"

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

"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 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)
Parking brake

"Not working. Also ceased up due to lack of use"

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

"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)

"Rear brakes are wearing out way too fast. Had complete hardware replacement to try to fix it but I still have the same problem. It is rare for the rear brakes to last 30,000 mi. Front brakes last a long time and they checked and said the master cylinder and valve was working fine."

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

"The brakes on this honda were beyond expectations for the first 85,000 mikes. Since then they have repeatedly been replaced with the brake life being no here close to what should be expected. This, and the AC system, is totally disappointing. This is a Honda???????"

William Z., KY (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Due to constant problems with the rear calipers the front brake pads wear out very quickly."

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

"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)
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)
Rotors

"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)

"Brake problems relate to rusting of key components."

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

"Problem solved via turning rotors."

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

"The rotors needed changing once."

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

"Needed to replace roters"

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

"Replaced all rotors at 85,000 miles, now at 93,000 miles, they show signs of warping again. Likely a caliper problem. It causes the brakes to pulse while slowing down, can be uncomfortable for passengers."

William J., NC (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors and brake pads have had to be replaced 4 times over the past 5 years. Prior to that the brakes and rotors had not been an issue for over 5 prior years."

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

"Honda rotors were previously resurfaced, but were warped again. I replaced them with NAPA rotors. Now all is well."

Anonymous, WA (2005 Honda Accord LX 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 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)
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)

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

"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)

"Had to realign front end twice in order to set steering wheel crossbar straight across."

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

"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)
Ball joints

"Identified a crack in the suspension, but not sure where"

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

"The Constant-Velocity (CV) joints are failing, ~$800 to replace, seems somewhat soon for a Honda."

David S., WA (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Seal around driver side front joint was exposed. Replaced joint by myself. Purchased parts from dealer."

Justin A., PA (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"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)
Bushings

"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)

"Rust and age"

Kevin K., ON (2005 Honda Accord 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)
Power steering leaks

"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 squealed in cold weather when turning. Major expensive repair required to get leaks fixed."

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

"Power steering rack leaks fluid when steering wheel is turned to lock to the left. This hasn't affected performance. I just check the reservoir level and refill as necessary."

William C., TX (2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0-L V6)

"heard noises in cold and found leak topped up but noise persisted brought back to dealer and found pump and hoses leaking and needed replacement"

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

"gasket leak, not unexpected in a 13 year old, not kept in garage auto"

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

"Required replacement of the steering rack."

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

"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 pumps and hoses

"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)

"Steering was stiff when started car."

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

"Front bearing dried out and got noisy. Bought a new bearing, removed and disassembled the pump and replaced the bearing myself."

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

"While driving, the car became very difficult to steer. The power steering pump failed. Needed to be replaced together with new belt and PS fluid."

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

"The pump made kind of a groaning noise and there was increased steering effort. The pump was replaced at an independent repair shop and the problem was resolved."

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

"power steering flid leak"

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

"Growling noises and higher steering effort."

Clair B., CA (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"my power steering pump had to be replaced 3 times. Each time it was replaced it failed prior to its 1 year warranty. However, the last time it was replaced the mechanic FINALLY cleaned the power steering lines, which was probably why the steering pump kept failing"

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

"WOULD LOSE POWER STEERING. PUMP REPLACED"

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

"Bearing went out in the power steering pump."

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

"The power steering pump seemed to have a leak which resulted in hard steering when the weather was cold. The pump was replaced and the problem went away."

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

"Getting a whine when turning the wheel - diagnosed as power steering leak/pump by dealer."

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

"Several months after doing complete maintenance at 110k miles (including belts, hoses, and all fluids including power steering) the power steering pump became clogged due to internal filter and required replacement."

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

"Removal & replacement of the power steering pump required R&R lower Front Transmission mount and transmission service in order to get to the power steering pump."

Maxim C., AZ (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Pump died. Expensive repair"

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

"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)

"I first noticed the issue Springtime 2019. The vehicle made a sound coming from the engine-bay when I would first begin accelerating. It sounded like there was something loose causing a mild vibration sound as the part re-settled in position. The problem persisted until I get it repaired 1-2 months later as it become more apparent."

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

"no damping of bumps"

Ian S., MB (2005 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear struts leaked, needed replacement."

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

"The bad strut caused an intermittent vibration in the passenger side front wheel. It was very difficult to find a mechanic who could diagnose it. Most thought it was break or tire related."

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

"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 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)
Springs or torsion bars

"Wear due to age of vehicle resulted in replacement of parts needed."

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

"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)

"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 rack had to be replaced."

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

"free play in the wheel, bottoming out"

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

"descripted by dealer as needing repair."

Ian S., MB (2005 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Power steering produced whining noise when cold."

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

"Vibration at 35 MPH. Rack & pinion replaced and some failure a second time which was under warranty from original repair."

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

"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)
Steering wheel vibration

"The rims on this car have developed spurs quite frequently causing the tires to lose air and need consistent checking... If not checked and tires are filled, vibrations begin. this has persisited over the last 7-8 years"

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

"An 'out of balance' vibration from the front wheels at ~60MPH. Have rotated the wheels, and had the axels replaced, to not effect."

David S., WA (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"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

"Identified a crack in the suspension, but not sure where"

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

"Expensive non warranty repair"

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

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

Brenda S., LA (2005 Honda Accord EX 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

"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 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The CD no longer plays discs and the CD player motor runs constantly. It will not turn off. So far, it has not seemed to have an impact on my battery life."

Louis G., FL (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Would not abvvepy nor reject CDs"

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

"CDs get stuck in the player and won't eject. I cannot use the CD player at this time."

Louis G., FL (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"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 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)
Display screen difficult to see

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

Anonymous, PA (2005 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen freezes up

"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)

"When I turned the car off, the sound system display screen wouldn't go off. It would stay on all night and the car would be hard to start the next day because the battery was drained. The Honda dealer replaced a cable and the battery (both at my expense) but didn't solve the problem. I took it to an independent audio shop which said it was a defective Honda radio/sound system and was a problem with Honda's from these years. I paid over $500 to have a new sound system put in, and that fixed the problem. My frustration with the Honda dealership service shop was they said they had no idea what was wrong with the system, but when I went online to check, postings confirmed the independent audio dealer's assessment, that it was a sound system problem with Honda's from those years (cc 2004-2007 I believe). Granted, it's an old car, however I wish Honda had been more upfront about its sound systems wearing out."

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

"The central control touch screen does not work anymore. this affects all systems controlled by the screen. A replacement screen is too expensive considering the age of the vehicle. We are currently considering replacing the vehicle"

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

"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 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)

"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)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"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 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Navigator's voice became a loud squeal. Map is OK, but can't use it to navigate. Honda can't fix it."

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

"It appears the GPS DVD Player in the trunk has failed and nothing on the dash display works now."

Rick L., AL (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The display shows multiple error messages from being unable to read the DVD to downloading software to asking me to close the DVD cover in the trunk. This blocks all access to control of system and I can't even change the time on the clock. Repairman said it would cost a fortune to repair, so I haven't."

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

"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)
Radio

"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 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"no audio, but displays work ok"

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

"The radio is not putting out sound to the speakers. Not sure if it is a radio failure or a speaker failure. I have not taken the car to a audio mechanic yet."

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

"radio would not turn off, draining battery."

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

"The battery drained. The security system could not be re-installed, so the radio doesn't work. The car works fine, other than that."

Anonymous, (2005 Honda Accord Unsure Unsure)

"Radio turns on by itself."

William C., VA (2005 Honda Accord DX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio turns on and off periodically. Sometimes a loud sound suddenly comes out of the speakers. CD player only works when the radio does. Completely unreliable."

Hyrum A., NH (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The radio on the year Honda has 1 big center control knob and now all it does it make a super loud popping sound. Does not work at all besides that."

Roger B., MI (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio stopped functioning completely, decided not to fix because everyone who drives the car has personal listening devices"

Kent I., NC (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The audio volume arbitrarily reduces itself while driving. There is on pattern to it, and it happens on all bands and all stations."

Louis G., FL (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio/cd player quick working intermittently. Had to install a after-market unit."

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

"crackling sound and stopped working"

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

"The radio is acting up and creates sudden like explosive boom noise and stops working had to turn it off and try activating it again by turning it on again it may work properly or acting up again."

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

"A module that causes sound from the radio stopped working. The clock, CD p[layer and event the radio works, just no sound. 2 different Honda Dealers told me that I was out of luck getting the radio module replaced as there is no replacement available from Honda. So I had an after-market Radio installed - Am/Fm, Satellite, and CD player...works great."

John W., NC (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio would turn on by itself, even if the car was off (without a key in the ignition), which was draining the car battery. It was a mystery for a while but we finally realized what was happening. Since it's a whole unit that includes heating and cooling, it was easiest to just remove the fuse to radio. Heating and cooling still work great though."

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

"the radio volume arbitrarily lowers itself for no reason."

Louis G., FL (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"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 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 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)
Software update fixes

"Expensive at first, now not available."

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

"str the comments on the radio."

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

"Wiring connector to speakers is too heavy for the aftermarket speakers I bought and breaks the pins off the speaker. Dealer won't fix it as they are aftermarket speakers. OEM speakers were very poor."

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

"The speakers go in and out and crackle. Some days I start the car and the audio works perfectly, but then other days the audio doesnt work at all and I get no sound. Sometimes the audio sounds like it wants to come in but i get a crackle sound when it does. Must be a electrical issue with the radio"

Matt H., CA (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel controls

"Cruise control hold stopped working"

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

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 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"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)

"The roof lining came loose at the back of the vehicle, such that part of it partially blocked the view out of the rear of the vehicle."

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

"Ceiling headliner came loose, pulled down, blocking rear vision. Cost $300 to repair. My 95 Accord has been fine for 25 years."

Anonymous, VA (2005 Honda Accord LX 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)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"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 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)

"Started fading and getting cloudy about 2 years ago, started on roof & now working its way down. Ugly looking, but car runs great"

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

"Started with paint developing fading spots in small areas. Then began progressed. Now on all top surfaces ( hood, roof and trunk lid) front and rear bumpers complete fad and peeling. Told by 3 different body shops that's what happens to these cars, try keeping a coat of wax on the car. Didn't help. For this reason I probably would not buy this car again. I see this same fading/ peeling on other cars( usually Japanese or Chrysler automobiles)."

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

"Car needed to be repainted; it developed visible paint issues."

Anonymous, NC (2005 Honda Accord)

"Peeling paint and cracking for no reason. Car was well taken car of and garaged. Continues to spread looks awful and would not consider another Honda due to this problem."

Gregory S., GA (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Problems with paint not for original paint.Had repairs doe that required outside ship to repaint. The problem is with the new paint."

K H., TX (2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Clear coat has failed catastrophically. All upward facing surfaces are nearly bare of clear coat. Honda says this is normal for a car of this age. But they can't explain why the paint still looks good on my 1991 GMC S-Jimmy, 1994 CHEVROLET Suburban, or 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee."

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

"Extreme paint fading on roof, trunk lid, rear bumper, side rear panels. Talked with many, many Honda Accord and Civic owners with exact same areas of paint fading, peeling, cracking. The worst I’ve seen on one brand of vehicle on the road."

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

"I purchased the vehicle because it was reliable to save me money on engine repairs. It's done that, but the paint had faded long before I purchased it such that it shows the primer underneath."

John P., MD (2005 Honda Accord 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The clear coat is cracking and peeling off."

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

"The paint on the roof and rear end is fading and peeling away. This is extremely common with most if not all Hondas I see on the road today."

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

"Paint on front end fading, chalking and cracking."

Richard Y., MD (2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Right from the start I noticed paint chipping around the windows where they painted over chrome. As time went on the clear coat started fading, leaving white marks all over the hood, trunk and roof of the car. Have noticed this on several other Hondas as well."

Melissa D., KS (2005 Honda Accord DX 3.0-L V6)

"The paint has been peeling, chalking and fading for the past year or more, primarily on the hood, trunk lid, and top of car, but now spreading to other areas. The car needs to be re-painted."

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

"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 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 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)
Rust

"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)

"small patch of rust on the anterior left rear tire well."

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

"Rust and decay on driver side quarter panel just in front of the rear tire. Car had mud flaps and was excellently maintainer. All service and repair work done by dealer from which the car was purchased. Leather on front seats beginning to dry out and crack.A tiny hole noted on side of seat. Could be from sliding in and out of car for 13 years. It was not garage kept. I did love this car."

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

"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 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)

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

"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 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 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"clog in condenser caused ac compressor to fail"

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

"blowing warm air. recharged but said it needs replacement"

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

"New compressor installed with new belts added also."

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

"Compressor will not engage."

Clair B., CA (2005 Honda Accord LX 3.0-L V6)

"Compressor clutch coil (electrical) failed thus compressor would not operate. Mechanically, compressor internals did not fail."

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

"replaced compressor with a local mechanic for one third of the price the dealer was asking."

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

"Air out. Old car. May not replace"

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

"I have had to address the a/c three times in the time I've owned the car, at my expense. Each time it cost at least $700."

Melissa D., KS (2005 Honda Accord DX 3.0-L V6)

"A/C did not produce cool air."

James G., TX (2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"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"