2005 Honda Accord Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2005 Honda Accord as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

On certain models, a transmission solenoid can short-circuit and illuminate the Check Engine Light.

Owners have reported a number of prematurely worn rear wheel bearings. As the bearing fails, a rotational humming or grinding noise may be noted from the rear as vehicle speed increases. Replacement of the rear hub assembly, which includes the bearing, would be necessary to remedy this condition.

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

The AC condenser failed due to contact with road debris and a lack of protection for the condenser.

The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) can misinterpret data from the coolant temperature sensor and set a false Check Engine (MIL) light. The PCM will need a software update for this issue.

The computer can misinterpret a low battery voltage and can cause a false Check Engine (MIL) light to come on. Updating the PCM can correct this issue.

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

A poor electrical ground can cause the dome light not to work.

Honda issued a recall on some 2005 Accord models due to a defective fuel pump relay. If the fuel pump relay fails, the car will stall or fail to start. For more information on this recall please click here»

Plugged moon roof drains can cause a water leak inside the car. The water will usually leak onto the driver's or passenger's head when the car turns a corner.