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#490 of 7240 DEFECTIVE ABS in Accord and Odyssey??
Dec 28, 2000 (10:14 pm)
To: alt.autos.honda; rec.autos.makers.honda
Subject: Accord ABS (Antilock Braking System): DEFECT????
I'd like to know if HONDA ACCORD and ODYSSEY owners have experienced the FAILURE of the major components in their ANTILOCK BRAKING SYSTEM. I am looking into failures especially on the early to mid-90's model years. I own a 1995 Honda Odyssey which has only 60,000 miles on it. The ABS accumulator and modulator need to be replaced at a cost of $1400. I note many, many such complaints in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) database of owner complaints. I see some as early as the same year of purchase, but most in the 1995 model year seem to be occurring in the year 2000. Please help me identify a trend in these DEFECTIVE components. Send me an e-mail with the answers to the following questions.
1) What make and model do you own?
2) Have you had failure in one or more components of the ABS?
3) If so, which components have failed?
4) At what mileage did your failure occur?
5) What was the total cost incurred or quoted?
6) What symptoms did you have prior to or at the time of failure?
7) Was your regular braking ability affected?
8) Did you ABS dash indicator light come on intermittently or constantly?
9) Did you note longer stopping distances or brake pedal to the floor?
10) What has been Honda's response to your premature ABS failure?
11) Have you received any assistance from Honda in the costs of repair?
12) Have you been told that components are on NATIONAL BACKORDER?
13) Has the dealership suggested the replacement of seals vs. use of rebuilt components?
PLEASE e-mail your information as soon as possible. If you have had this failure, please petition the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to open a formal investigation. This is a safety issue. While you might be told that the ABS failure will not affect your regular braking ability, this has not been the case for many owners. Accidents have been reported to the NHTSA. Put PRESSURE on the NHTSA to investigate FULLY on your behalf.
U.S. Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Office of Defects Investigations 1-800-424-9393
400 7th Street, SW http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov
Washington, D.C. 20590
Center for Auto Safety
1825 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20009-5708 http://www.autosafety.org
#491 of 7240 2000 Odyssey door handles
Dec 29, 2000 (6:00 am)
Recently my driver's side door was covered with ice and would not open. I gave it a good tug and the door handle came right off. It was not an excessive tug. The parts are back ordered and they can't tell me when I'll get it fixed. If you own a new Odyssey be careful.
#492 of 7240 Honda Parts Free Shipping
Dec 29, 2000 (7:12 am)
The website is www.hondapartsforyou.com
I ordered the trunk well insert, got it with no problems, it was also the cheapest.
#493 of 7240 RE:#477 cblake2 Defective ABS
Dec 29, 2000 (7:51 am)
I was wondering who you represent. Are you a lawyer who plans to bring a suit or are you a private citizen?
Dec 29, 2000 (7:51 am)
For post 476. We got our 2001 od. from John Eagle Honda on lemmon ave in dallas,Anthony Hickman was the salesman.We were on 3 lists.Eagle,Huggins and MacDavid,all $500 dep. msrp no extras.Eagle said they had one coming in about ten days, thought it was a pitch just to get us in there list.But about nine days later Anthony called with a Vin#.We stayed on the other lists just in case.I also got a list of honda dealers around the state and called many of them, did not get on list but let them know what we wanted.Had some of them call back saying they had LXs come in and one had a unspoken for EX but wrong color.So get on multiple list and call around.Test drove one at MacChurchill Honda in FTW, was treated great by them but by the time we were ready to by they had a 2 month wait. Wanted to buy from the salesman there,Isiac Perez,he was VERY nice,but did not want to wait.Anyway have had our 2001 msb Ex for about a month and Love it, no problems.Every once in awhile I walk out to the garage to take a peek at it.Cant believe how nice looking it is. Good luck. All deposits are refundable,put it on a credit card over the phone.
#495 of 7240 Free shipping
Dec 29, 2000 (10:03 am)
You can find a posting listing Honda parts sites on the delphi odyssey forum.
#496 of 7240 spinning/scraping noise
Dec 29, 2000 (4:04 pm)
we love our 2 week old ody, EXCEPT that at inclines or uphills, going about 25 to 45 mph, we can hear this spinning-scraping sound coming from the lower front side. do any of you have any ideas? it spent 2 days at the dealer, and it's still there. thanks a lot. jack
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#498 of 7240 Ody door handle falling off
Dec 29, 2000 (9:05 pm)
Did you buy the 3 Stooger's limited edition??
Pull off the other handle, and it's theft proof.
Wonder why parts on back order - perhaps you are not the only one?! Good luck getting in the parts.
#499 of 7240 Reverse Camera
Dec 30, 2000 (1:52 pm)
Does anybody know about the reverse camera available for the Odyssey? I saw this on one of the sites in Japan. Thanks