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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2005 Honda Accord

2005 Honda Accord

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2005 Honda Accord Problems

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

Automatic transmission failures are common, Automatic transmission failure on these vehicles will generally require overhaul or replacement of the transmission. In the event of a  failure, it may be worthwhile to check with Honda to see if they may offer assistance for this repair. As these vehicles age, Honda has become less likely to help out with these transmission related repairs.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

Front compliance (lower control arm ) bushings tend to crack and break requiring replacement.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The radio and climate control display can go dark on some models. It will be necessary to replace the affected unit to correct this concern. Some customers have reported receiving help from Honda regarding this repair.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

Power door locks can activate intermittently due to a faulty door lock actuator in the driver's door.

2005 Honda Accord Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., November 30, 2004

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Honda is recalling certain sedans due to a tear in the fabric of the driver's front air bag during deployment. A torn air bag may not offer the same level of protection in the even of a crash, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will install a protective fabric flap between the air bag module cover and the inner module.

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Body, Interior & Misc., February 8, 2007

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Honda is recalling 2004–2005 Accords because the wiring harness for the seat position sensor (SPS) was attached to the wrong place on the seat frame and may have been overtightened. If the wire breaks, it may cause the SPS to fail and the air bag warning light to illuminate. A failure of the SPS may cause the air bag system to default to full inflation pressure, regardless of seat position, which can increase the risk of injury for smaller drivers. Dealers will replace the sensor wiring sub harness free of charge.

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Drive Train, August 8, 2011

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Certain driving styles can result in a broken outer race of the secondary shaft bearing inside the automatic transmission. A broken outer race may cause abnormal noise, the Check Engine Light to turn on, and contact between the transmission idle gear and an electronic sensor housing to occur. This could result in a short circuit, causing the engine to stall. Also, pieces of the outer race or ball bearing may become lodged in the parking pawl, resulting in the vehicle rolling after the driver has placed the shifter in the Park position. Dealers will update the transmission control module software to correct this concern. The Honda recall number is R89.

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Electrical & Lights, April 13, 2005

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Honda has recalled 2005 Honda Accord, Odyssey, and Acura TL vehicles because the fuel pump may lose power due to a loose wiring terminal in the main fuse box. If the fuel pump loses power, the vehicle will not start. Dealers will replace the fuse box.

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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 Questions and Answers

spotfin, 2005 Honda Accord, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Clayton, CA

I'm going to try and repair a crack in my front bumper but will need to take off the bumper. Can someone tell me how to take it off? Is it pretty easy? Thanks.

Brian Welwood, 2005 Honda Accord, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Bellingham, WA

How do I get at the driver's side low beam headlamp to replace it?

handyman, 2005 Honda Accord, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Mission Hill, SD

it is just like i have a dead batery but the battery tests OK, is there a main fuse or something??

do not have one, 2005 Honda Accord, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Windber, PA

How do you push the piston in to go over the pads? also do you need to make any ajestment to the emergence brake?

VP PKG, 2005 Honda Accord, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Ventura, CA

Are there any recalls on this model for accelerator defects? While pulling into a parking lot my Honda slowed down ( I had my foot on the brake) and then it leaped over the cement stopper and co...

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2005 Honda Accord Reviews

I will never buy a honda. I have a 2005 honda accord
2010- rebuilt motor @ 75,000 miles
2012- rebuilt transmission- less than 100,00 miles
2013-Just put in a door lock actuators
137,000 miles

First off, my drivers side (manual)door lock failed to open with key'
I feared someone might have tried to break in. Now my passenger side
fails to open with key. LOcksmiths and autobody shops say its common
on Hondas and quote $300.00 each to repair.
Front brakes gradually exhibited rotor problems. Now my starter motor
(which requires alot of labor ) had to be replaced, along with my less than two year battery at a cost of $650.00. My extended warranty just ran out and I got a notice to bring it in on a transmision safety recall.

Would like to know approximate cost for 7 year maintenance.
I have a 2005 Honda Accord EX L V-6 with only 17250 miles on it.

Best car I have ever owned.

The Accord has been a pleasure to own. It drives smoothly, has pretty good acceleration (I have the V6) and has been very very reliable. I did get a check engine light once which turned out to be a bad catalytic converter so that needed to be repaired. That was replaced by Honda at no charge because Honda has an extended emissions warranty. I definitely will consider buying another Honda in the future, or maybe an Acura!

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