really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
92,696 miles

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problem #25

Apr 012020


  • 170,000 miles
On several occasions my 05 Accord coupe will stay accelerated when brakes are pressed, in neutral, or releasing the accelerater. On several occasions I have pressed the brake only to not slow down. Thankfully I was on open highway. This has happened and continues to happen on city streets and highways. At low speeds and high.

- Amelia, OH, USA

problem #24

Jan 142020


  • 199,000 miles
My airbags are off my door lock is broke I tried to lock the car one day the alarm went off and when I tried to put the key in the driver door the spring popped out so I haven┐T been able to lock my car. I put my car in the shop and once I did a few days later the maintenance required light came on.

- Country Club Hills, IL, USA

problem #23

Jun 162019

Accord 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
Repeatedly stopping. With no warnings. When driving, engine quit in January, would not move or even turn over. The manual transmission would not move. Door locks, electric as well as with the key could not be used at. Called aaa to be able to open the door. Jumped the battery to move the car. Still frozen in gear. Had it towed to two dealers. Said the clutch was destroyed. Prior to this issue, not one problem. I had to pay $250 for diagnostics to tell me clutch was burned out. I have driven over 34 years and always had a manual transmission. After clutch was replaced, it did it again and again. At this point, we bought a new battery. Once again, I called aaa and they jumped the battery. I am requesting an investigation into the constant electrical freeze. I would like a refund of the diagnostic. Charges and repairs. Clutch was installed for $1500. Battery was120.00. Please call [xxx]. as soon as possible. Alt number is [xxx]. power train problem information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #22

Dec 202018


  • 144,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord. While the vehicle was idling at a red light, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact restarted the vehicle and it operated normally. The contact also stated that the vehicle stalled on two other occasions. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer or an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 144,000.

- Colonia, NJ, USA

problem #21

May 142018


  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord. While driving 32 mph, the engine misfired and then stalled. The vehicle was able to restart. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing and repairs, but the specifics were not provided. The dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Boiling Springs, SC, USA

problem #20

Apr 302018


  • miles
The car went into full throttle while waiting at a light while my foot was on the brake, throwing me out and into the intersection and getting hit by on coming traffic. My foot was no where near or on the gas pedal.

- South Gate, CA, USA

problem #19

Jan 182017


  • miles
Takata recall -I am the owner of a beautiful 2005 Honda Accord ex. I am the original and only owner of my car. My car has this issue where it is burning excessive oil and engine siezes. (I mean really bad). I would get an oil change today and car would be out of oil within 2weeks...I've spent over 3000K dollars on trying to figure what the problem was and no mechanic could figure it out. I finally went to a special mechanic who finally did some research and figured out that this was a known issue by Honda and have not yet done a recall for the issue. Apparently based on articles from the Honda/braman and takata sites (www.carcomplaints.com/Honda/Accord that after 80K miles the engine burns excessive oil in the engine. My car takes "full synthetic" so its gotten to be really expensive to own this car. To mention, the car has no leaks, all parts are in working order. I called and filed a complaint with the website since January 2017 and have not heard anything back. I would like to get this issue fixed and put my car back to normal. This issue is affecting other areas of the car like the radio, the back lights. I have to check and put oil in the car every couple days so that my engine doesnt seize.

- Delray Beach, FL, USA

problem #18

Dec 022015


  • 210,000 miles
Having the dreaded oil burning problem with this vehicle and had to replace my engine 4 times since December 2015. I tried to take it to the dealership the 1st time thinking they would have a solution to this known problem with this year and make of their car. They played extremely dumb and said they never heard of the issue I was having and that I was the first one they heard it from even though it's worldwide on many threads & forums. The problem starts off the same the oil lights starts flashing (meaning the oil level is low), then the check engine lights comes on, and then your screwed due to a blown piston or possible engine seizure if you continue to drive it. Somehow the oil burns internally and consumes all the oil within a short period of time. 200 miles into a fresh oil change and the car is bone dry with no leaks spot. Each engine I replaced it with had between 50K-80K miles on it and the spark plugs, wires, oil filter and oil was replaced every time. Within 1-2 months the same oil burning problem happens. I spent well over $8,000, almost lost my job and had to drop out of college due to the inconvenience it has caused me all within a 10 month period.

- Allentown, PA, USA

problem #17

Nov 012012


  • 167,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord. While driving at any speed, the driver stopped at an intersection and the vehicle idled at a high speed. The driver had to apply extra pressure to the brake pedal to prevent the vehicle from accelerating. During the failure, the contact had to shift into neutral and turn off the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and the throttle body was replaced twice; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was approximately 167,000.

- Newton, MA, USA

problem #16

Jun 162016


  • 132,747 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord. While driving 25 mph, the vehicle shut off while making a turn. All the warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was diagnosed and repaired with a new battery; however, the vehicle had to be placed into park before it would restart. The failure continued intermittently. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 132,747.

- Los Lunas, NM, USA

problem #15

May 292016


  • 137,000 miles
When I first purchased my Honda, it was brought back to the dealer several times for a "shaking" at certain speeds. This was dismissed over and over and blamed on tire air pressure and alignment. I knew this could not be the cause and found other Honda drivers complaining about the same issue. Recently, the passenger side tire came disengaged while driving the vehicle causing the car to crash down on the rotor. The vehicle was at a dealership recently for a repair, I believe this issue has been over looked by Honda and could have caused severe injury to myself or other drivers. It appears the shaking directly caused this issue with the vehicle.

- Monongahela, PA, USA

problem #14

Nov 092015


  • 120,000 miles
Owner:I hit a dip with this Accord 3.0 with vtec engine was driving down street when car made funny noise and the steering got hard to turn. Pulled over and found power steering was leaking. Drove it to shop ordered hose then dropped hose with fluid at repair shop. Technician: Power steering hose broke hard and old leaking fluid everywhere causing cerpintine belt come off. The hardened power steering hose broke due to fact that breaking of 2 passenger side motor mount to bracket bolts in bracket causing engine to raise during acceleration and pulling on hoses. Car drove in ok. After replacing bracket and hose noticed water leaking from behind timing belt and removed top cover. Found water pump leaking weep hole and found idler pulley and bolt came loose and fell off.(idler pulley has a special bolt with washer end that if dont wiggle the pully while tightening can tighten pulley tweaked and not complete also use loctite) also found the harmonic balancer bolt to be over torqued making it near impossible to remove without special octagon holding tool. Of course customer doesn't understand how so many things are wrong when all he saw was broken power steering hose.(which when fluid leaks can also catch car on fire) now we suggested replacement of water pump and timing kit but customer wants vehicle immediately and feels we created these other problems on purpose which left me no choice but to do labor for free just to prove im not! the lift of engine and fluid leak caused several bushings to come apart. He must have hit dip hard.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #13

Mar 222007

Accord 6-cyl

  • 34,000 miles
My vehicle was parked in the parking lot of a grocery store. I was on my home from work and had stopped to purchase a few items. The engine was turned off. I had been in the store for about 10 minutes when I heard the loudspeaker asking for the owner of a 2005 gold Honda Accord to come to the customer service counter. When I approached the person behind the counter, he asked me to look outside to see if the vehicle on fire was, in fact, my car. Smoke was coming from the engine of my car and two vehicles from the fire department were trying to put out the fire. The car was totaled. Honda insisted it was my fault, but I found out much later that engine fires had occurred in other 2005 Accord. State farm gave me the replacement value for the vehicle, but it wasn't enough to purchase a car of equal value. The Honda Accord was still under warranty. I felt I should have been compensated for the entire cost of the car. Plus, if the fire had occurred while I was driving, I might not be here writing this letter to you. I was just recently made aware of some of the recalls from Honda for this exact problem. I believe Honda should take ownership of this problem and compensate me fairly for my loss. I have the VIN number and all of the paperwork from state farm, including photos of the damage to car taken after the fire.

- Normal, IL, USA

problem #12

Sep 212015


  • 117,000 miles
I have a Honda Accord V6 2005 model car and maintenance done as per manuals. I am now getting jerks while accelerating or after starting and putting car in reverse gear.the check engine light turned on now. I did a code scan and getting code P0741. This is an issue with transmission power. I did some google and found that Honda had this manufacturing defect in this model and lot of car were recalled for this reason. I found NHTSA campaign id number : 11V395000 addressing similar problem and as of 23rd September 2014, 1.5 million (1512107) vehicles has been recalled for similar issue.the Honda recall number is R89 and the recall was placed on August 27th 2011, for Honda Accord 2005-2010 for the transmission. This issue is transmission power is not working as expected and it jerks while changing gear or speed. This is dangerous from driving safety point of view. I need help by the NHTSA as I strongly feel that my case is genuine and with reference to NHTSA campaign id number : 11V395000, my vehicle should be considered for this recall by american Honda. On that note, I do hope to receive a resolution response, in a timely manner, from your executive team or someone else that is in a position to do the right thing.

- Foster City, CA, USA

problem #11

Mar 202011


  • miles
Windows wont come down, its a electric problem, certain lights in the car nwould go on and off example tale light. Tire problems, and other stuff

- West Orange, NJ, USA

problem #10

Jun 232015


  • 136,000 miles
Drive light started flashing while on the freeway at the speed of 60 mph. Took it to the Honda dealership for maintenance and I informed them of the flashing drive light. Later advised me after the intermediate maintenance is done that the transmission needs to be replaced that will cost me $5,000 (on sale for $4100) plus the intermediate maintenance of $313. The car has 137 K miles. Is this vehicle part of any transmission recall at this mileage or is it part of the engine' S wear and tear? please advise. Thank you.

- Alameda, CA, USA

problem #9

May 312015


  • 94,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while slowing down to approximately 5 mph, there was a sudden increase of engine rpms. The driver was able to park the vehicle. However, the shifter became stuck and could not be switched out of the park position. After approximately 3 minutes, the rpms reduced and the driver was able the change the shifter. The vehicle was not diagnose or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 94,000.

- Oakdale, CT, USA

problem #8

Sep 082014

Accord 4-cyl

  • 79,500 miles
The car sporadically turns off while driving. Before the car shuts off sometimes the dashboard lights will flicker. The check engine light will sometimes go on for a day or two and then turn off. The car was checked out by three nys mechanics who all drove the car at length only to determine that nothing was wrong. One of the mechanics was from a Honda dealership.

- New Hyde Park, NY, USA

problem #7

Aug 302014


  • miles
I was driving home, I fell asleep at the wheel approaching a stop light. I hit the corner of the vehicle in front of me and my front left and kinda in the middle (hood area) was smashed in almost to my windshield. None of my airbags deployed & I hit my face on the steeling wheel causing my teeth to go through my bottom lip & broke my nose. Insurance claimed it as a total loss.

- North Charleston, SC, USA

problem #6

Jul 182013

Accord 4-cyl

  • miles
On several occasions I've experienced my car pulling itself to drive forward when I am at a complete stop.

- Sun Valley, CA, USA

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