2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4L 4 cylinder from North America
Poor reliability keeps me from enjoying my new Accord
Interior rattles and shakes badly.
Passenger seat broke.
Air conditioner compressor replaced twice.
I bought the Accord new in February 2005 hoping to have the same reliability that others have had with older Hondas, however this car has been a nightmare from day one.
There is an annoying popping noise from the base of the windshield every time I hit the slightest bump or the body flexes a little. There are several service bulletins about it, but my dealership cannot seem to fix it.
The door panels buzz and rattle. So does the sunroof. The recliner broke on the passenger seat, and my passengers had to ride laying down until I could get it to the dealer for repair.
The interior seems to be the most shoddy part of this car, but also, the dealer had to replace the air conditioner compressor twice, because it started to sound like someone had dropped their keys down into the motor when I had the air on.
I have an arbitration hearing in December to find out what Honda is going to do. I have requested that they buy the car back, since the number of times it has been in for repairs qualifies it for lemon laws.
The new Hondas are not built reliably like the older ones were. I won't buy another one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 9th December, 2005
21st Dec 2005, 11:26
Sounds like a lemon. However, the interior rattles, such as the annoying window rattle on the driver's side, are common problems.
31st Dec 2005, 11:13
May be you did drop your keys into the AC compressor. Twice! Maybe a little child got into the car and played with the recliner. sounds like a good way to break any seat recliner.