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Honda Odyssey, Auto Repair, Van
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#727 of 745 Re: 2007 Honda Odyssey Scheduled Maint [fbc2009]
Jun 01, 2011 (9:13 pm)
I have a V6 Accord and I believe it is at 105,000 miles for changing a timing belt.
I just bought a 2007 Odyssey EX-L-RES with 68,800 miles. I went to https://www.ahm-ownerlink.com
and developed a service record profile. As you have noticed, Honda is not forthcoming with the schedule. I found the following schedule at this location that states that for years 2000 and newer, change belt every 90k. The 60k statement from what I have found is for extreme conditions.
The previous owner did an outstanding job maintaining this vehicle and I hope to do the same since I plan on keeping it a while. My 1999 V6 Accord has 228k miles and gets about 24.5 mpg. I have a 2003 Pilot that has 185k miles that I will be selling soon. We have three little kids and the interior of the pilot has been put through the ringer. About 4 hours of scrubbing and detailing should brighten it up.
#728 of 745 2009 Odyssey manual sliding doors don't latch
Jun 07, 2011 (10:34 am)
Recently my Odyssey has had a host of problems. The catalytic converter failed, cd player failed, it leaks. Now both of the sliding doors will not remain open. This is an intermittant problem. They fail to catch the latch mechanisms I guess. Anyone have this problem? Any recommendations? It has 31K on it, so is still under warranty.
#729 of 745 07 Ody Tire Recommendations
Jun 07, 2011 (11:17 am)
I need to replace the OEM Michelins on my '07 Ody EX. Good tires, but they get noisier as they wear.
Several of you have recommended Yoko Avid Tourings in the past. I see there is also a Yoko Avid TRZ. Is there much difference between the two? I'm looking for a good all-season tire. I put snow tires on the front in the winter (please don't start yelling at me about the 2 vs. 4 tires thing - already been there/done that on this site).
Any other recommendations?
#730 of 745 07 Odyssey battery issue
Jun 07, 2011 (10:23 pm)
Bought it new and it has only 17k miles. The first battery was dead 3 months ago with lots of blue residue around the + terminal. Bought a new battery from Pepboys and they cleaned the terminal.
Lots of the blue residue is now back on the + terminal. The battery is down to 11.5V, with battery connected and all devices shut. Turn the engine on, the voltage is 13.5V. So I assume the alternator is good and the battery is fair.
So I tried to figure out what caused the damage to the battery. I suspected there is current leakage. So I park the van overnight with all devices shut, remove the cable from the - terminal, and insert my multimeter inline. It's over 100mA (my multimeter maxout at 100mA). So my questions are:
1. Is this the correct procedure to test the leakage?
2. What's the normal current reading? I think >100mA is way way too high. Shall it be 0 when all devices are shut?
3. Do you think my battery is damaged by this current leakage?
I took my van to a shop with very good reputation. They claimed they found nothing wrong with my van, even though they admitted there's leakage.
#731 of 745 Re: 07 Ody Tire Recommendations [hondalova]
Jun 08, 2011 (7:27 pm)
3+ years ago I think the TRZ was all that was available in the size/load range.
they are similar I believe, but the TRZ is T rated, and I believe a higher load range (the ody is about a 103 IIRC). basically a heavier duty tire.
they may have the avid tourings now in the right size and load range though. Thankfully, my TRZs are going to last 2x what the crappy OEM michelins did.
#732 of 745 Re: 1999 Honda Odyssey-Cylinder Misfires [hondalova]
Jun 23, 2011 (8:29 am)
Did you figure out the problems with the misfire. I have a 2000 Odyssey. I was a great van until the misfire.
#733 of 745 2006 Brake Recall
Jun 24, 2011 (9:30 pm)
No problems until dealer performed the recall. None. After the recall was performed all the brake fluid leaked out. After stopping the leak and bleeding the pedal is soft. Honda service really screwed up our Odyssey and now they tell me that the soft pedal is normal. We have to pump the brakes to stop. Have an appointment with a local independent garage to have the repairs done at my own expense; whatever it costs I'll pay. I can't put my family at jeopardy. After this fiasco I won't be using Honda's incompetent service department in the future.
Jul 11, 2011 (9:37 am)
Hi, I have a 2009 EX-L, and drive it in town mostly. My freeway driving is limited to flat roads in SoCal. I know the Ody is a heavy vehicle, but I was very surprised to find that my 2 year old vehicle needed the rotors resurfaced and front brakes pads replaced at 32K. The problem I'd been experiencing was that it shuddered violently when I braked on the freeway. The tech told me that this was a "normal" complaint (!) and just meant I needed to have my rotors resurfaced and brake pads replaced. He told me I was lucky that my car had lasted so long (!) . He said brake pads get replaced and rotors resurfaced on a "normal" ODY anywhere from 12K to 20K - this is not a warranty covered action.
I told him that my old Sienna went much longer and he said it was likely that was true, because the ODY is a "very heavy car yet people drive it for everyday" (DUH)
I'm wondering what other people's experience has been? I'm considering trading in the car, because it seems ridiculous and somewhat dangerous to own. Does anybody own the 2010 or 2011 ODY and have these problems? Is it an overall Honda problem? The tech seemed to suggest it was, even pulling up his own Pilot records to show me that he had his brake pads replaced at 20K.
#735 of 745 Re: rotors and brakes [momwithkids]
Jul 11, 2011 (2:47 pm)
My wife has the 2006 model, and yes we have had to do the same thing. New rotors and brakes due to violent vibration when braking at highway speeds. We might have gotten to 25 or 30 k miles before we had to do it.
In addition, we have found out that because we did not have the work done at a Honda dealer, there may be a problem with the master cylinder. There is a campaign to have the master cylinder replaced.
I think the weight issue is bogus. I honestly think it is a design defect of some kind. Either the rotors aren't large enough, or a problem with the anti-lock braking system. The rotors are warping, and this just should not happen with regular driving.
#736 of 745 Re: rotors and brakes [momwithkids]
Jul 15, 2011 (7:37 pm)
I do very little stop and go driving with my 2008 EX_L. I had the front brake rotors turned and new pads at 75k miles. The pads were still 40% good, but changed anyway.
Click and Clack the Tappett Brothers on NPR say easy starts and gentle stops save a lot of wear and tear on vehicles. Try to drive as "far ahead" as possible and slow down and try to coast to a stop when practical. Everyone drives differently and "YMMV".