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HONDA ACCORD ENGINE PROBLEM

2005 Honda Accord • 200 miles

Is Automatic Tranny failure rate on 2004 or 2005 Honda Accord LX with 4 Cylinder engine higher than normal?
Background info below:
I am looking to buy a 2005 Accord LX, 4 Cly Engine and Automatic tranny. It has 200K miles on it. Am concerned that the automatic tranny might not hold up.(I had to spend $3500 to replace the tranny in my 2001 Accord last year. In other words I am trying to find out if by 2004 or 2005 modell year Honda fixed the problems they were having that were causing a higher than normal number of automatice trasmissions to fail and not shift properly. So in short my question is by the 2004 or 2005 Accord LX model (4cyl engine) Did Honda have the automatic transmission failure known problem resolved? I do know that eventually Automatic trannies will need rebuilding, but if the risk on 2005 model year is higher than normal I would prefer to know that ahead of time. I will make a donation if I receive a good answer to my question. Thanks Wilbur Godfredson
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December 15, 2012.



Any model after Y2K seems to have more problem than earlier models due to upgrading to to fully computerised and intelligient controls but from 2005 owards, the transmission has seen much improvement with lesser failure percentage.

However it must be noted that maintenance plays a very important part in the lifespan of the transmission and if the vehicle has its regular fluid changes, the tendency to fail would be lessened. Whatever the percentage, there is no guarantee that it is not going to fail. There are people who have been driving without any problems for those within the high risk category so what can we say?

KHLow2008
Dec 16, 2012.