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2005 Honda Accord Hybrid

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2005 Honda Accord Hybrid Problems

Brakes -- Verified

The ABS modulator (hydraulic unit) can leak air into the brake system and cause a low brake pedal. A new ABS modulator will be needed if it is diagnosed to be the source of the leak.

Engine -- Verified

A chirping noise coming from the timing belt area can be caused by a misaligned, or tilted idler pulley.

Electrical & Lights -- Berndrudolf and 3 others

when pessing the door key pad,the key into the lock or the driver door lock butten all doors respond except the front passenger door. To lock the car I have to reach over and manualy open or lock it. I have undone the neggative side of battery waited one hour and reset code and time but to no avail. Any Help or is this adealer only idem .

Brakes -- Verified

The front brake rotors can warp and cause a vibration when braking. The rotors will need to be machined or in cases where they are worn to thin, replaced to correct this issue.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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The PCM can misinterpret misfire data and set a false Check Engine (MIL) light requiring a PCM update to repair.

2005 Honda Accord Hybrid Recalls (Recent)

Engine, April 2, 2007

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Honda has recalled 2005 Accord, Odyssey, Acura RL, TL, TSX, and 2006 Ridgeline models because the fuel pump relay may fail. This can prevent the fuel pump from operating, which may cause the engine to stall or not start. Dealers will replace the fuel pump relay.

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2005 Honda Accord Hybrid Questions and Answers

rcm44098, 2005 Honda Accord Hybrid, 3.0L V6, Ashburn, VA

dealer says they need replacement

Visitor, 2005 Honda Accord Hybrid, 3.0L V6, Rockville, MD

I have a 2005 Honda Accord Hybrid that had a catastrophic part failure on the driver's side suspension. The part or parts broke and the wheel was folded back under the wheel well and fender a...

Visitor, 2005 Honda Accord Hybrid, 3.0L V6, Littleton, CO

First: The car has been off for several hours. Next: Get in and start the car. Put in gear and start on your way. Problem is noticed when you need to stop. The force required to get the brakes to f...

jomee, 2005 Honda Accord Hybrid, 3.0L V6, Woodland Hills, CA

The manual says transmission and brake fluids should be changed at 125,000 miles. The dealerships insists it needs to be done at 30,000 and 100,00 miles or 65,000 and 125,000 miles. I want to do ...

Visitor, 2005 Honda Accord Hybrid, 3.0L V6, Clayton, NC

Getting a loud vibration and irritating, high pitched squeal upon deceleration. Occurs regularly at about 35mph and below. Loud vibration sounds as though it is originating under the hood. Accom...

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2005 Honda Accord Hybrid Reviews

2005 Honda Accord Hybrid with 245,000 miles. I was lucky and have had no warranty work in the warranty period. This car has been the easiest car to keep than any I have every owned. The only none schedule maintenance was a inoperative noise canceling system that occurred at about 110,000 miles. The car when running on 3 cylinders ECON Mode would make a annoying hum. Because of my engineering back ground I perform all of my own maintenance on my vehicles. After following Honda's well documented service manual troubleshooting, I replace the noise canceling control module at the cost of about $180.00. Unfortunately, I have not had a positive experience with other Honda's at the dealership with warranty work. I believe than technology has past the skill level of many technician employed by manufacture dealerships. This simple guess and replace parts approach does not work on these more complexed cars. The technician are not accustom to referring to service manuals and following manufacture recommendations for troubleshooting. So, if there is a problem with a car that the technician is unsuccessful in correcting the first time, combine with the frustration of unnecessary additional expense replacing parts, leaves us the customer with a bad taste in our mouth.

I bought this car used and wished I would have did more research and if you have one I suggest you get rid of it. There's a loud noise at times, have did some research and some people say its a noise cancellation problem inside the speakers. The biggest problem I'm having is the IMA battery. The engine light and the IMA came on at the same time took it to the dealership they said I needed the regular battery so I spent $125 to replace, but the two lights still on so they recommend it was the IMA electric battery. I searched around and found a used one from a salvage yard for $975. 5 Months later the lights come back on and my mileage went from 25 in city to about 19.7. So I take it back to dealership which is 135 just for diagnostic they recommended it needed software update that would cost me another 150, but not guaranteed that's the problem it still could be the IMA. Which would cost about 3500 at the dealership. If I can fix this problem and get the lights off I'm getting rid of this car. Honda put out a vehicle that not even their techs no how to work on or no anything about. They also neglected to inform the consumers about the high cost to replace these batteries. Stick with a regular car never going with another hybrid.

My instrument panel no longer indicates that the IMA is operating. Thus I have no idea if I still have a Hybrid or only using gasoline. Originally a green light/line of lights on the left and blue on the right indicated charging and assist. In the center was a small green light indicating ECON.
Now I just have a small white square on all the time the engine is on.
I don't know if this is an electrical problem or an engine problem.

I have been totally satisfied with this vehicle and have talked with two Honda dealers about the situation. They have not come up with answers.

This car was $30k, 2 motors later one motor sucked a spark plug in to piston, ya go figure. and 260k miles now car is on last leg. Noise chip was $825.00, special tires, brakes and every part is hybrid part so you pay extra.
I dont know i think i had a lemon 1st year of accord hybrid.
Honda engineers are laughing.

Bought this 2005 Accord Hybrid with 23k on it. After 1 month started getting a very unpleasant vibration that shutters the whole car usually at 265902858 rPM, That equatrs to alot of normal speeds 23mph, 35-43 mph, 50-61mph. Honda could not fix it while under warranty. After the warranty expired they claimed replacing the torque converter would correct this situation, $2400 later--no help. I will copy and print and take it to my mechanic to see what he thinks of that.

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