In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test. ABS available, standard from 2003. ", "Leakage of lubrication form front cv axel that had to be completely replaced. The best car I've ever been IN or Drivin. Thankfully the repair was only $350", "Snapped starting from a standing stop at a red light. Refrigerant leak was due to road hazard", "actually had to replace the thermostat and the coolant unit which air blows over to heat the car. Dealer disconnected some fuses as what ever the problem is it drained the battery frequently", "The speakers go in and out and crackle. I've known of several people who have or had 2000-2005 Accords where the transmissions had to be rebuilt prematurely", "Transmission wouldn't shift properly. We have 323 2005 Honda Accord vehicles for sale that are reported accident free, 151 1-Owner cars, and 583 personal use cars. There is on pattern to it, and it happens on all bands and all stations. The most recently reported issues are listed below. i don't recall the cost", "Calipers don't retract fully which kept the brake pads in contact with the rotor continuously causing them to wear out much too soon", "Left rear stuck and took out brake pads", "Calipers locked on drum. seems power is lost when running lights and other electric items together, example-headlights dim when opening/closing electric windows", "Head light lenses were so clouded, I had to replace the headlight assembly", "Heated seats has never worked since got car. Certified repair shop said that the pump was not putting out enough pressure. We are currently considering replacing the vehicle", "At random, the navigation/entertainment screen goes blank. This is fixable, I just don't have the money right now to get the problem fixed. $500 Transmission has a whine in some gears. Users ranked 2005 Honda Accord against other cars which they drove/owned. Interior Design. Car became immobile. ?? It was causing hot air to blow on driver when A/C running. ", "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. Have noticed this on several other Hondas as well. Cost almost $900 to fix. Had put my car in so many times that they started to give me discounts. The J35A9 is basically identical to the J35A6 and has some adaptation needed for the Honda Pilot AWD and Honda Ridgeline applications. Noise is heard inside the steering column", "Engine ma loud high-pitched squeal until warm, its not coming from the belts", "Car made a noise when driving about 55. This car never let me down from a reliability point of view. We have 323 2005 Honda Accord vehicles for sale that are reported accident free, 151 1-Owner cars, and 583 personal use cars. A friends 2004 Accord had the identical problem - in Tennessee. The repairs have become expensive and, during the summer, the car is practically non-usable due to the heat. The dealership has never been able to correct this problem although they have had many opportunities. View Trims: Switch trims: expand collapse. This was repaired but not under any warranty", "the rear struts problem caused rear tires to wear unevenly prematurely, and it resulted in severe vibration and loud noise", "Was told needed a new strut system by dealership where car is serviced for maintenance", "Dealer said torsion bar was bad on last State Inspection and replaced", "rack an pinion was leaking and had to be replaced", "Not sure if "steering linkage", but both left and right axel shafts were replaced", "Regular wear and tear -- car has 110K miles, and rack and pinion had to be replaced", "Due to the pot holes and other road conditions in the New Orleans area my suspension system had to be replaced", "descripted by dealer as needing repair. Show details. ", "Front brake pads were replaced for the first time but the squeaking noise didn't go away. Only other possibility is oil pump. Replaced both front and rear pad and rotors. Then, on its own, it would start working again. Honda wanted $5,500 to replace it", "I find that Honda does have a problem with radio/CD system. I have had no cause to replace anything in my accord.I do not give much attention to maintenance as I used to due to the nature of my current job but my Accord has never disappointed me.The interior quality is better than my brother's Toyota Lexus. 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". Replaced aftermarket with genuine Honda. Had to replace it", "Power steering pump was leaking and was replaced", "Growling noises and higher steering effort. All upward facing surfaces are nearly bare of clear coat. ", "Color faded and cracked. Purchased parts from dealer. ", "the heater stays on so the car is always very hot. Excellent power with the V6. But the big story is the new-for-2005 Accord sedan Hybrid, a gasoline-electric which uses the same Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) as in the Civic and Insight hybrid models on its 3.0-litre V6 engine. Summary: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2003 Acura 3.2CL, 2002-2003 3.2TL, 2003-2006 MDX, 2001-2007 Honda Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2003-2005 Civic Hybrid, 2001-2005 Civic GX NGV, 2002-2006 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot and 2006 Ridgeline vehicles. ", "my power steering pump had to be replaced 3 times. The issue has been looked at by two regular garages, the local Honda dealership, and our local car air-conditioning/ climate control company. Rack & pinion replaced and some failure a second time which was under warranty from original repair. Now all is well. ", "A module that causes sound from the radio stopped working. The professionals can see and feel the problem but not find out what is wrong. On August 12, 2019, Honda recalled 1,657,752 Honda Accords. ", "The paint on the roof and rear end is fading and peeling away. i get 29 mpg low which is great at 4.00 for gas. 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", "Car needed to be repainted; it developed visible paint issues. Honda paid for the last one out of sympathy, and I go to the dealership for everything", "Oxygen sensor failure caused check engine light", "A sensor failed that limited the vehicle to travel at only 30 MPH. It would just all of a sudden turn off, and you couldn't turn it back on again. ", "Needed to replace one front strut. Nov 9, 2005. Outrageous! It will not turn off. It will give you years of driving pleasure. The car has over 280,000 miles on it and still runs strong!!! 5/5. Each time it cost at least $700. The worst complaints are transmission, body / paint, and brakes problems. Did you? brake work in 2014 for front brakes-rotors/pads", "needed new rotors as original rotors could no longer be resurfaced", "Vibration during braking. "", "Car is in need of new rack-and-pinion. I have owned this car since 12/04 and now have 70,000 miles on the car. Each time it was replaced it failed prior to its 1 year warranty. My local service garage didn't know how to access the lights, so I had to go to Honda - not a wonderful experience", "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", "First AC went completely out, had to change out cars computer for $2000. Radio which included the clock was completely unreadable when this happened. The only issue is the space between the front seats and the gear/armrest area which makes items fall in and difficult to retrieve. If you got the 4cyl, the same 2003-2005 was a 300K+ bulletproof motor & tranny. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. i thought that was much to early, especially given how well i took care with washing and waxing", "rusting in rockers in front of read wheels", "There is rust on the rear wheel openings?. The key fob and the interior controls for this operation does not work. Won't work with electrical button in car or remote", "Sometimes, but not all the time, the airbag light on the dashboard stays on. Driving Dynamics. 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. My daughter has the high end Honda and has had earlier ones. ", "The central control touch screen does not work anymore. When limited driving range and lengthy pauses to recharge the batteries doomed electrics, Honda... Read More. ", "Tinting is peeling off the window, and it looks bad", "Drivers side window sticks in the down position, and is difficult to raise", "Some of the weather seals between the door and window are disintegrating and coming loose when I open and close the drivers window", "passenger side electric window doesn't work. on Sat Jul 25 2009. However, with almost 90000 miles of mostly driving on NYC's terrible roads it seems like it was a normal failure", "Developed a roar in the driveline around 1600 rpm in any gear at about 65000 mileage", "have replaced wheel bearings but still have not found source of problem", "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. We would have to fix another area. I changed the oil faithfully on both engine and tranny...but they sure build great machines. Has to be adjusted manually up or down constantly", "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. 11 years later she is still going strong with 180,000 miles! 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", "All electric in console including controls for heat and AC are inoperable, gone", "Unable to use the touch screen. Overall. by Honda lover from Milwaukee, WI on Wed Nov 07 2012 I bought a used 2005 Honda Accord EX 4cyl. (255 hp). Vehicle Specifications. ", "Car vibrates at 55 to 60 miles all the time", "car needs alignment frequently, at least once per year, sometimes twice", "The Constant-Velocity (CV) joints are failing, ~$800 to replace, seems somewhat soon for a Honda. Somehow that triggered the alarm system", "The clock and radio are 1 unit. All service and repair work done by dealer from which the car was purchased. Fair Market Price:? Now if it is on, it turns itself off and on", "The radio mother board/transmission chip(?) Prior to that the brakes and rotors had not been an issue for over 5 prior years. The radio has been working on and off (seems like there is a short somewhere), and the window motors have quit in both rear doors, otherwise everything has been working perfectly. Exterior. Brought to the car repair shop and it was addressed. to get the information you were looking for! The worst I’ve seen on one brand of vehicle on the road. See all 5 photos. ", "Failed emissions state testing; replaced O2 sensor (trouble light was on). Compare prices of all Honda Accord's sold on CarsGuide over the last 6 months. Head protection air bags available from 2003, standard from 2005. Since this pump is driven by timing belt, timing belt with kit was replaced as well as coolant pump", "Incorrectly diagnosed as thermostat but problem really was temperature sensor, so both replaced one after the other". ", "power steering fluid was leaking and power steering mechanism damaged", "It was leaking fluid and making a noise until it warm up", "After power steering pump & reservoir was replaced also found leaking hose", "dealer said had to replace entire pump because of leak", "An O-ring seal on the pump suction line leaked allowing air to enter the power steering system. Exhaust started to vent into the passenger compartment. by Honda lover ", "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. The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling. Did you? After owning the Accord for over a year, I can attest that the car is classic Honda. Exterior rating. ", "It became very difficult to attain speeds greater than 20 km/hour", "Clutch pedal is stiffer that it used to. a lot of road noise and engine noise", "Car squeaks when turning left. Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving. Honda never found where the leak was coming from, even after placing dye in the system", "Causing AC to be ineffective. I replaced it with a Pioneer radio/CD player", "Active Noise Cancellation system causes persistent loud vibration noise. Maybe should have listed this in the 'exhaust system'? Costly but amortized over ten years, no problem", "Ac compressor failed and because it is a hybrid compressor, caused the hybrid system control unit to fail also. "Had to replace 2 of the cylinders this past year", "timing chain stretched, car could barely run at 230000 miles", "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". so i installed an aftermaket unit", "Radio suddenly stops playing after making a loud crackle. Again! She has had failure of those items on her other Hondas", "Radio comes on when occassionally when ignition switch is in off position", "Radio failed completely. I diagnosed it myself reading on t", "The display screen went blank and the cd drive for the navigation system went out. ", "Extreme paint fading on roof, trunk lid, rear bumper, side rear panels. Repairman said it would cost a fortune to repair, so I haven't. Did you? 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. It was 79.99, Honda wanted 641.17 for the part. Honda introduced the industry’s first gas/electric car in December 1999. ", "Seal around driver side front joint was exposed. Reliability rating. number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. My car specifically has 126,000 miles on in. Now the unit is failing again after about 100K miles", "known problem. Same again at ~120,000", "front and rear rotors rusty, calipers seized partially preventing parking brake from stopping car fro rolling back on hills", "Premature wear of rotors. To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. The display would work. ", "the glass cover for our right fog-light breaks too easily", "SEEM TO BE REPLACING STOP LIGHTS AND TAIL LIGHT BULBS A LOT", "Under hood fuse box failed, had to be replaced", "Battery drain caused the radio and cluster to be disconnected", "My driver's side headlight goes out about every 6 months or so and has to be replaced. and with that code, the car would lose power on the road. Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. ", "Paint on front end fading, chalking and cracking. My 95 Accord has been fine for 25 years. The entire axel, CV joint and cover were replaced", "The cv joints and axles were replaced as an assembly. Ride,handling and comfort are more than adequate. cost of replacement including labor was around $1500", "Radio, including CD player and screen, quit working. Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks. Get 2005 Honda Accord values, consumer reviews, safety ratings, and find cars for sale near you. Cost about $100", "Slow leak, car is 11 years old and this is the first issue with the A/C". from Bridgewater, NJ So I would get an oil change and it would temporarily go away. 4/5. ", "I have had to address the a/c three times in the time I've owned the car, at my expense. 3. are / were there any recalls on this model? ", "Horrible vibration during acceleration. ", "I purchased the vehicle because it was reliable to save me money on engine repairs. When I do get the mounts fixed the cars acceleration does seem to be better. not a fuse problem. ", "transmission causes vibration in vehicle at 35 to 40 mile per hour", "Had to replace the transmission on our Honda with only 52000 miles on the can", "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", "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", "Once I started having problem, had to replace in 4-6 weeks. Had to pull the fuse for the CD and radio because it was still drawing power even though it didn't work", "the CD player is a part of the Radio system and also sometimes comes on by itself", "electronic short cause radio and CD not to work", "The CD no longer plays discs and the CD player motor runs constantly. from Oregon The radio did go out around 115,000 miles but I was able to fix it myself for around 20 bucks. In 2005, Honda added the Honda Accord 2005 V6 hybrid to its lineup, including a gasoline-powered sedan. My cost out the door was $200", "The check engine light came on to indicate a problem in the hybrid charging system. V6 Odyssey as well. 2.a. at what mileage should timing belt be replaced? Problem solved; factory rotors were inadequa", "previous brake work-done 2010 rear rotors/pads. 13 2005 Honda Accord owners reviewed the 2005 Honda Accord with a rating of 3.8 overall out of 5. Luckily, I was in my driveway on my way out to the grocery store when the starter failed. Had to be replaced at a cost of $2600"", "This was done as preventative maintenance during a major transmission repair", "Hesitation on acceleration. The 2005 Honda Accord is a great car, and we’re sure you’d enjoy driving one. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. Granted, it's an old car, however I wish Honda had been more upfront about its sound systems wearing out. This blocks all access to control of system and I can't even change the time on the clock. ", "Not sure what failed-it just stopped turning over the engine", "Hesitated and then would not turn over. Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating. Saw that rotors had already been replaced earlier, so I bought high performance drilled and slotted rotors. can tell you exactly how much warranty is left. 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. 13 2005 Honda Accord owners reviewed the 2005 Honda Accord with a rating of 3.8 overall out of 5. They would tell us that they fixed the leak but the problem seemed to continue. Diagnosis indicated the transmission had to be rebuilt and it was", "The transmission started slipping and eventually failed. Performance Parts for 2005 Honda Accord. Step 2: Enter vehicle details Enter mileage as a number * All Fields Required Submit Review. The dealer said that they are vulnerable to road residue [esp salt]. So I had an after-market Radio installed - Am/Fm, Satellite, and CD player...works great. ", "Alternator went out and car died, battery couldn't re recharged", "Had to replace the original factory alternator", "Battery replaced and failed along with starter", "I live in Arizona, batteries don't last long in the heat", "Man have I been going through batteries on this car. And then reappear. It actually seems to be charging ok, but something in how the engine switches from electric to gas mode wasn't working properly", "Frequent spark plug fouling due to excessive oil consumption", "Starter died after 12 years, had new one installed at very reasonable cost", "Initially had difficulty starting engine and then finally failed completely. Further, its powertrain delivers both good acceleration and respectable fuel economy. If not checked and tires are filled, vibrations begin. FCW optional from 2013, AEB optional from 2016. 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