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Honda Odyssey, Transmission, Van
Jan 23, 2004 (7:32 am)
We have had the same transmission "knocking" problem with our 2002 Odyssey and this is with the emergency brake used on a flat parking surface. It really only started over the last couple of months. I am also noticing some gear slippage between 2nd and 3rd. The van is going in for routine servicing next week and I am having them look at the transmission. I want my concerns documented if there is ever an issue in the future. Will let you know what the dealership says.
We also have a 1998 Pathfinder (this was supposed to be the family vehicle until we had three Kids in 2 years!). The reliability has been superb and the transmission will not 'knock' when shifted into reverse from park even if it is -25 outside. It is hard for me not to compare the Honda to the Nissan in this regard, despite being completely different types of vehicles.
#411 of 882 Imply a problem with trans.
Jan 23, 2004 (5:19 pm)
Should we assume that the "knocking" or "thumping" that happens when shifting into reverse is necessarily a bad thing?
I know that the ABS brakes shudder like crazy when they engage, but that is how they are designed.
Just a thought.
#412 of 882 harsh shift into reverse
Jan 24, 2004 (7:21 pm)
Yes my 2002 Honda Odyssey also has a very harsh shift into reverse. This message is a reply to an earlier post. I also tried to let the idle drop but it does not help. Even when temperature outside is not that cold the transmission will still bang very hard into reverse. My Odyssey is right now sitting at the dealership waiting for a new transmission. Thank God its under warranty.
#413 of 882 response to kilzok--harsh shift into reverse
Feb 01, 2004 (10:09 am)
My new 2004 Odyssey purchased Jan. 2, and mine does exactly what yours is doing. Dealer says this is a "characteristic" of this transmission. I believe that this 5 speed has been in the newer Odysseys for about a about 18 months. I'd like to hear from other 2003-2004 owners that are having this problem. Thanks!
#414 of 882 Response to oxie
Feb 02, 2004 (8:28 am)
I bought my 2004 EXL on Dec.03 and have same harsh shift from Park to Reveerse. Like many posts, it only happens once a day when it is parked overnight in my garage. My garage does not have any incline and it does not help when I shift into neutral first and into reverse. Others have mentioned that this is a cold issue so I am waiting until spring to see if this problem still exists. I don't know if I believe this is "characteristic" of this transmission. Pilot owners have mentioned similar type of problem and I am going to search the 2004 Saturn Vue board since they are using the "Honda" 3.5 liter and same 5 speed transmission.
#415 of 882 RES: Hard shifing on 04 Odyssey
Feb 02, 2004 (10:36 pm)
I live in Southern, CA. I have an 04' Ody EX-L RES. No shifting problems so far with just over 6000 miles. I will keep in touch.
Mar 08, 2004 (9:09 am)
Has anyone had to replace the converter on their '99 Oddyssey? My EX has just over 100K on it. Honda said we need a new one (They checked the code, since the check engine light came on).
Mar 08, 2004 (10:27 am)
That's a fair number of miles for a cat.
#418 of 882 03 Odyssey - Trans Problems?
Mar 13, 2004 (9:03 pm)
We are in the market for a new van to go along with our 91 Previa (238K. no drivetrain repairs ever). Like the the 04 Ody the best... can we trust the Ody to give us 100k - 150k without trans replacement?
#419 of 882 Transmission & lack of Customer service
Mar 13, 2004 (10:57 pm)
My 2000 Odyssey needs a third transmission! It is going to take 3 weeks to get it. When I called Customer Service to request a rental, i was told that they would contact me within 4 days.
They have yet to call me.
When i called them back, I was given the name of the person who was assigned the case. I was assured he would call me. Well, numerous more calls by me,and a detailed fax, yet, no one has called back. The different people who I spoke top took varying levels of interest from very sympathetic to total disinterest. One person told me that in fact they contacted the repair shop and were told that the transmission was replaced in 2002 and I have not been back there for two years. He would not believe me when I told them him that i was in fact at that shop four days earlier with the same problem and they again told me I needed a transmission. He also stated that they had earlier called the wrong repair shop who stated that I was there 4 months earlier
I told the customer rep, why didn't anyone call me so i can clarify the misinformation., I was assured that I would get a call back. I am still waiting.
This is frustrating and would hope that a Toyota Sienna will have less aggravation.
I fail to understand why my 88 accord has to be more reliable then a 2000 Odyssey., or, Why customer service is apparently as efficient as the transmission on my Odyssey!