2005 Honda Accord Hybrid Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 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

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

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.

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

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.

Honda issued a recall on some 2005 Accord Hybrid 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»

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.

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.