Last post on Oct 23, 2006 at 1:39 AM
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Honda Odyssey, Van
#5874 of 6484 Re: 02 Just Stops Running [wht1986]
Nov 14, 2005 (1:36 pm)
Four years old and only 30,000 miles. Do you get this van out on the highway very much. The old "Italian Tune Up" I believe it was called.
When you say flaky, what else does it do? Does it run like normal and shut off or is there some hesitation or roughness as well? As for the A/C, most vehicles change the engine management when the A/C is on to account for the extra draw on the engine. This usually results in a higher idle which would mitigate stalling.
BYW, I have a 1995 Suburban with 146,000 miles that I have just replaced with a 2006 Odyssey EX-L. I never had any issues with the Suburban, other that replacing what you would expect to wear out. I hope that I have not done myself a dis-service by buying the Honda. Also, my eleven year old Suburban has controls for the rear heater at the front, something that my EX-L Odyssey does not. Had I realized that, I probably would not have purchased the Odyssey!
#5875 of 6484 2002 w/ 30K miles
Nov 14, 2005 (2:56 pm)
that's not a lot of miles. How often do you drive it?
Mine's got 83K miles and except for a new tranny its been pretty good.
#5876 of 6484 05 Odyssey Touring - Immediate Tranny Replacement
Nov 14, 2005 (4:20 pm)
So, I trade in my beloved WRX for an Odyssey to appease the wife. Go full tilt. Get the Touring with everything...figure why not? Went with Honda based on prior experience and reputation. Whoops.
Less than a few hundred miles in I notice what I can best describe as the tranny slipping. Particularly during gradual acceleration from 35-50mph and while cruising and encountering slight grades. It was almost like it couldn't make up its mind as to whether or not to downshift or remain in OD. It feels like you are driving on a perpetual rumble strip.
I go to the dealer. Service manager goes for a spin. I ride shotty. He's not even on the freeway and he notices it. You can not only feel through the throttle but also the seat of your pants. He also points out wind noise due to a bad seal(s).
Diagnosis? New tranny and new windshield seals. Shocking to me. I bought this for its vaunted reliability and I need a new trans inside of first 90 days...WTF?!
Dealership with nice, thorough and accomodating. Told me they see "...lots..." of these. Apparently attributable to a bad run of trannies from one vendor. Per the dealership they haven't seen any issues with the replacement trannies they are using.
#5877 of 6484 re: hockeymike problems
Nov 14, 2005 (6:35 pm)
I have a 2002 Odyssey which I bought new. I had problems this very hot summer with squeaks, but they went away on their own after 2 months. I currently have 136,000 kilometers (82,870 miles). There has never been a problem with acceleration or idling. What all vehicles need is to be taken, at least, once a week, on a short, 50 mile, highway trip, pushing the accelerator to the floor and using passing gear to get the 'carbon' out of the engine. Think of this weekly journey as a Forum-I trip around the track. My dealer told me I had the right idea and "do not baby the Odyssey; it's meant' to be driven hard". Oh, I had the transmission recall '2nd gear oiler device', but I still have the original transmission.
#5878 of 6484 Should I get a 2001 Odyssey or a 2002 Odyssey?
Nov 14, 2005 (11:24 pm)
Hi, the 2001 Honda is $11500 with 83k miles on it (EX). The other is an 2002 Honda EX with 38k miles on it and it is $16500.
From what I can tell they are both "good" buys, but was wondering what someone else thought.
I know the engine and transmission was changed in 2002 to 240 HP and 5 spd. transmission. The Side Air Bag was added in 2002 (but it appears to be only for the driver and passenger, nothing for the back rows.) The NHTSA gives the same rating for safety for both vehicles (does SAB not add something?)
The recalls on the 2002 are for the transmission and engine coolant, and I can find no recalls at all for the 2001.
The cabin size is the same. In fact, aside from the engine's horsepower, they appear to be identical vehicles.
How does the transmission hold up in these kind of vehicles? My Accord has 157K miles on it.
Thanks for helping me.
Still, 38,000 miles is good. I just wanted to get some opinions.
#5879 of 6484 Odyssey will not crank
Nov 15, 2005 (5:47 am)
I have a 1998 Honda Odyssey with under 45,000 miles and am the original owner of this van.
When I got in it this morning and turned on ignition, nothing happened not even a click. I assumed the battery was bad and took it to auto store, and they checked the battery and it showed bad, so I bought new one. I replaced it and there was no corrosion on cables, but still the car does not crank. The dash lights come on and the headlights burn bright, but when you turn ignition to crank, nothing happens, not even click. I returned to auto store, and they said I need to check starter, but why would starter with so low mileage be bad, and I do not trust them very much after them selling me battery which I did not need. This car does have Viper alarm system, which I had installed, and works fine. Anything else, I could check? thanks
#5880 of 6484 Re: Odyssey will not crank [bomoor12]
Nov 15, 2005 (10:08 am)
The vehicle is 8 years old so it could be the starter. However, I would follow up on the electrical side of things. I have had several vehicles where there was plenty of juice to run the accessories (lights etc.) but not enough to make the starter even click. I would suspect the connections to the battery. Do whatever you can to assure a good connection. Clean them with sandpaper, make sure that they are not loose. Also, your new battery will probably need a charge now. If you don't have a charger, after you have cleaned and connected the terminals to the best of you ability, hook up jumper cables use and try to start the van. This helps to charge the battery and connecting the jumper cables directly to the cables from the van will guarantee pretty good electrical current to the starter irrespective of the condition of the connections to the battery. If you do all of this and you still don't get a click out of the starter, you probably need a new starter. If it turns even a little bit, you need more current.
#5881 of 6484 Re: Odyssey will not crank [bomoor12]
Nov 15, 2005 (11:30 am)
Highly unlikely it's your starter. On Hondas they rarely go bad even after a lot of miles.
I have a strong dislke for aftermarket alarm systems and I suspect that could be the problem.
#5882 of 6484 Re: Odyssey will not crank [isellhondas]
Nov 15, 2005 (11:50 am)
I did not realize that you have an alarm. This should have a starter kill circuit which will kill the starter. A blown fuse or a malfunction in the alarm could be disabling your vehicle. You did have a bad battery though.
Let us know when you get it fixed.
#5883 of 6484 Re: Should I get a 2001 Odyssey or a 2002 Odyssey? [thehinge]
Nov 15, 2005 (2:17 pm)
I would check to make sure that the 2002 wasn't one of the first ones to roll off the line.
The main differences between the 01 and 02 (besides mileage) are the 4 wheel disc brakes on the 2002, side airbags, cupholders on the sides of the second row bucket seats, grocery bag hooks on the back of the third row, a different alloy wheel design, and the bigger engine and transmission.
The Side Airbags simply add a little peace of mind, IMO.