7th Generation (2003—2007) Accord Problems

Accord owners with a 2003—2007 model year have the most problems with the transmission (46%), interior (14%), and the body (11%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Transmission Failure 774 complaints at an average of 100,902 miles in the 2003 Honda Accord.
  2. Not Shifting Properly 163 complaints at an average of 135,989 miles in the 2003 Honda Accord.
  3. Transmission Slips Out of Gear 127 complaints at an average of 95,044 miles in the 2003 Honda Accord.

What Accord Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Honda model years.

Watch out for the 2003 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2007 286 6 75 54.32
2006 193 13 88 54.63
2005 302 20 182 58.64
2004 618 18 293 95.13
2003 1678 20 377 160.89

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