7th Generation (2003—2007) Accord Problems

This generations ranks 63rd out of 63 Honda generations in reliability and will be a constant headache to anyone who owns one. Owners have the most complaints about the transmission (45%), interior (14%), and the body (11%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Transmission Failure 776 complaints at an average of 101,003 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 293 6 75 50.1
2006 195 13 88 54.49
2005 303 20 182 58.38
2004 619 18 293 95.05
2003 1681 20 377 160.86

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