Last post on Mar 15, 2012 at 10:19 AM
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#713 of 745 Re: 2007 Honda Odyssey Scheduled Maint [fbc2009]
Dec 30, 2010 (9:36 pm)
the intent is that you wait for the maintenance minder lights up, and then the dealer will translate the codes. And most likely try to sell you a bunch of other stuff.
I am not sure if you can find an actual schedule now, but you may be able to find one from an earlier model (not sure if my 2005 manual has anything, and I don't have it handy).
I do have a 2005 Accord also, so I tend to look at that for reference.
At that mileage, at minimum you would have been due for a brake fluid flush, cabin filter, and the usual oil changes.
Me, I would replace the engine air filter and for sure do a tranny fluid chance (drain/fill) just to be cautious. Timing belt is due at 105K or 7 years. Coolant and plugs probably also around that time. So really, not much for you to deal with now.
You can ask the dealer if they can trace any service records, and if not, IMO assume the fluids were never done and just check the 2 air filters. if they were never changed, they will be filthy.
#715 of 745 2007 Ody Motor Mount Update + New Question
Jan 10, 2011 (10:46 pm)
FYI - front motor mount was shot and steering was getting stiffer. Dealer confirmed my local guy's diagnosis and replace motor mount under HondaCares warranty. Also replaced Power Steering Fluid Reservoir Bottle under TSB and did Master Brake Cylinder Recall update. All at zero cost to me. I LIKE these guys...!
Unrelated question: I need to replace the cloth inserts on the inside door pulls for the front doors. They've gotten disgustingly black with grime and dirt and can no longer be cleaned anymore. Can I get a replacement for just the cloth part (and how is it removed/installed) or do I have to by an entire inside door handle assembly (with the window switch and related switchgear)?
#716 of 745 Re: coolant life [petras2]
Jan 10, 2011 (11:43 pm)
I would do it at least every 60,000 miles. Honda recommends changing the timing belt at 60,000. I didn't do it until 85,000 but at that point, I replaced the water pump and coolant as well. Since the engine is already torn down to a degree, this is a no-brainer for an extra $200.00. I always use distilled water as well. It has no minerals to add to corrosion issues.
#718 of 745 2007 Ody EX - CD Player Won't Lite Up or Eject Disc
Jan 28, 2011 (2:24 pm)
My wife's 2007 Ody EX has a 6 disc CD changer. Recently, it just plumb quit - no sound, no LED readout - no ejection - no disc rotation or selection. Radio works - just the CD is busted.
Dealer says that they have to remove the player and send it out for repair. Dealer also says that, HondaCares warrantly notwithstanding, if the CD(s) stuck inside have adhesive labels on them, and that is the cause of the repair, we will have to pay for it and the warranty won't cover it.
I think this is unfair - I do not recall reading anything or being notified by Honda that putting a home burned CD or a CD-RW with an adhesive label on it into one of these devices is either ill-advised or a potential warranty voider.
Does anybody have any info. on this? I'm particularly interested in:
- any TSB's or recalls
- your thoughts on the warranty issue, and
- anticipate cost of repair and/or alternatives to same
#719 of 745 Re: HONDA ODYSSEY RECALL FOR BRAKES [hondalova]
Mar 29, 2011 (5:08 pm)
yes i still have mine. what is it that you want to know??
#720 of 745 Re: 2007 Ody EX - CD Player Won't Lite Up or Eject Disc [hondalova]
Mar 29, 2011 (5:54 pm)
You got about 4 years use out of it, It probably will be under warranty, but do your self and your wife a favor and go to Crutchfield's website and get a better radio with MP3 and bluetooth. You can pay a professional to install it, takes about an hour. Throw the stock one in the trash where it belongs.
#721 of 745 Re: 2007 Ody EX - CD Player Won't Lite Up or Eject Disc [karlh2]
Mar 29, 2011 (5:58 pm)
I forgot to mention that if you wont to really splurge, you can get a radio with with satellite programing.
#722 of 745 2010 odyssey maintenance
Apr 20, 2011 (8:12 am)
I h'v a 2010 odyssey EX-L that has done 4000 miles. I'm planning on a road trip that require me to drive over 1200miles. The oil range is aruond 80%. I would like to know if it is okay to do "maintenance A" before i start?