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2003, 2004, 2005, 2007 Honda Accord

The Accord moved into its design generation with the dramatic changes in its history. played up the 2003 models’ new look with ads asking Is That You? But typical of there was new substance to match the new including several first-time and, come 2005, the gasoline/electric powertrain available in a car.


After years of evolution to protect Accord’s position, Honda again to innovate, a genuine necessity in the market of the 21st century.

Honda Accord

The 2003 Accord answered the redesigned Toyota Camry with all-new design boasting sculpted styling and several features. A coupe and sedan with distinct visual but looked more dynamic previous Accords. Dimensional were modest, with adding an inch to wheelbase and body styles gaining an inch in width.

Weight were also modest, years of steady growth Accords into midsize weighing nearly 3000 a far cry from the original late-1970s

The 2003 lineup reprised and sedans in LX and EX trim with and V6 engines, plus the price-leader DX sedan. EXs with leather-upholstery designated EX-L, but were priced as separate models. Accords carried a new-design engine with 160 horsepower up by as much as 25 horsepower from the 2.3-liter unit. The 3.0 V6 was retuned to 40 extra horsepower, 240 in all. A manual transmission remained on four-cylinder models.

Optional for them and standard on V6s was a new automatic, replacing a four-speed. new for 2003 was a sportier V6 EX coupe a six-speed manual gearbox Accord’s first — special trim and 17-inch (versus the usual 16s or 15s).

Honda via Wieck The 2003 EX V6 led the way with an exclusive new safety — curtain air bags.

On the front for 2003, antilock were finally standard for all not just high-line models. four-wheel disc brakes exclusive to V6s and four-cylinder EXs. traction control remained to V6 models.

Front side were again standard for V6s and EXs, optional for LX models. But in an development, curtain side arrived as an exclusive standard for EX V6s. Designed to protect the of outboard occupants in a side the curtain airbags deployed above the side windows activated by sensors.

Another for Accord was a navigation system voice control for navigation, and climate functions, an option to EX models. Every 2003 Accord got a tilt/telescope steering and all but the base DX included remote entry that could or raise the side windows the keyfob. Joining leather as standard on EX V6 models were automatic climate control and seats, which were available in leather-upholstered four-cylinder

Consumer Guide summed up the Honda Accord this A perennial Best Buy moves up a in features, refinement, and dynamic to become more a match for polished, pricier Passat for the capable but conservative Toyota With reliability and resale likely to remain strong, the Accord looks like Honda hit.

2004 Accord

As expected, the Honda followed up its latest redesign few changes. Traction control was standard for all V6 models, not just and the head-protecting curtain side were now available for four-cylinder EXs as as V6 versions. Satellite radio was a new item for EX V6 and EX-L models.

A Acura TL sports sedan on the seventh-generation Accord arrived at upscale Acura division. had become very adept at shared platforms, and this was a good example. Like the Accord, the newest TL highlighted styling, little-changed dimensions, power, and several first-time

2005 Honda Accord

The Honda Insight two-seat was the first gasoline/electric hybrid car on the market. After following up a hybrid version of its small sedan for 2003, Honda the 2005 Honda Accord sedan, the first such car in the class.

Hybrids are usually for their low emissions and high thrift, but the Accord Hybrid was more on performance. It certainly had the with a net total of 255, to use of a V6 engine instead of a four-cylinder. was a 3.0-liter engine with Integrated Motor Assist control system and a conventional automatic transmission instead of the CVT (continuously variable automatic

IMA referred to a battery-powered electric that would boost power for full-throttle acceleration. As a measure, the engine employed new Variable Cylinder Management designed to deactivate three when cruising or decelerating.

Honda via Wieck The groundbreaking Accord Hybrid is powered by a V6.

the Civic Hybrid, the Accord not be driven on electricity alone, but no plug-in charging. Priced at the top of the line, the Hybrid was equipped like EX V6 models, with leather upholstery, satellite dual-zone automatic climate and heated front seats. It sported a unique grille, spoiler, special instrumentation, and electric power steering of a hydraulic system.

Another was Honda’s new electronic active-noise-control claimed to reduce mechanical, and wind ruckus. In all, the Hybrid was a technical tour de so imagine Honda’s dismay sales came in well projections. One likely factor was a starting price, the steepest yet for an and likely too steep for most buyers.

In the only other for the 2005 Honda Accord curtain side airbags now standard for all models, along front torso airbags.

Honda Accord

Accord for 2006 with minor to exterior styling and interior As usual for Honda, the changes hard to spot without the new and old versions side-by-side. More perhaps, the lineup expanded to VP (Value Price) sedans and an LX SE and sedan, all with four-cylinder and equipped for plugging whatever gaps marketers thought

2007 Honda Accord

The Accord concluded a second design cycle with the season. LX SE models were to one SE sedan priced slightly than the base-level VP version. A coupe displayed at Detroit’s North American International Show suggested that scheduled redesign for 2008 feature more-aggressive styling and increased dimensions.

Honda Reliability

: The airbag warning may come on due to a defective occupant sensor requiring replacement. The may also come on if a laptop is used near the front seat, which should be

: This may come on if the battery weak (low state of which would require updates to the powertrain control (engine computer).

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: The ABS warning may come on if water seeps the rear-wheel-speed sensor(s), which be replaced with improved

: The car may drift from side to due to uneven camber settings; can only be corrected by relocating the cradle as far right as possible.

: may not close completely due to a defective switch that must be

V6 engine (2002): Two problems handled as a recall. The automatic for the timing belt malfunctions, in excessive slack; a problem the water pump casting misalignment of the timing belt. components were to be replaced at the time.

: Tubing in the windshield-washer reservoir and then gets transferred to the and wipers; the tubing and wipers have to be replaced.

Honda Safety Recalls[/b]

2003, Heat buildup in automatic may eventually lead to gear chipping or gear breakage, in transmission lockup.

2004, During deployment, the fabric of the front airbag may tear contact with inside of airbag cover, thus the risk of injury. Dealers install a protective flap the airbag-module cover and the inner

2004, 2005: Some may have improperly installed for the driver’s seat position in a collision, this could the airbag to default to full pressure, thus increasing the of injury for smaller drivers. would replace the sensor sub-harness.

2005: A loose in the main fuse box may cause the pump to lose power, causing the engine to stall warning; if the pump becomes engine may not start.

2006 Some vehicles may have torqued bolts on the front sensors for the dashboard airbag the sensors are located near the If the bolts loosen or fall the sensors may not detect a crash and the airbags, thus increasing the of injury. Dealers will the bolts and re-torque if needed.

Hybrid: Some vehicles may tires that were when mounted on the wheels. If the sealing area is affected, the could lose air while thus increasing the risk of a Dealers will remove and all wheels for damage in the bead

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