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#230 of 309 Words from an experienced Odyssey Owner
Jan 09, 2008 (12:21 pm)
I just finished reading about 230 postings about the Honda Odyssey. I was troubleshooting a loud roaring sound I can't seem to get rid of (ha, ha). Guess I'm lucky... it just started in the past year or so and I'm driving a 1996 with 190,000 miles!
I've read all the frustrating posts, and feel your pain.However, I want to give some words of encouragement. After 12 yrs of owning this van, I can honestly say it's the best auto purchase I ever made! I have put very little money into it outside of expected maintenance. I was fortunate enough to have some "under warranty" work done at 98,000 due to a recall (I can't remember of what), and the rest was minimal work. I just bought a 2006 HHR to replace my van when it dies and I've already put the HHR back on the market (with only 9800 miles) to get another Odyssey instead! This van has paid for itself and then some! My 16 yr old son made me promise he can drive it and NOT the HHR (and no, it's not 'cause it's a van... it's way too filthy for any chick).
A few later problems I had...
loud metalic vibrating noise near the muffler... I found out one of the noise/insulation pans (parden my non-tech verbage) had rusted and shaken loose. Since there were multiple layers of these "pans" I had it removed.
another loud roaring noise all over the car... I took it in several times thinking it was a muffler going bad, but no. Found out my back tires were unevenly worn and after replacing them, it was better. Still had a bit of noise, and thought is was from the window seals that were getting old.
that bit of noise got louder and louder... that's when I read all the posts here. I'm going to run the 60mph test tomorrow.
#231 of 309 Re: Wind Noise [camerauser]
Jan 14, 2008 (2:00 am)
I too am having wind noise from the windshield on my 07 Odyssey with barely 4K miles on it. Dealer used an autoglass company to seal the windshield but the noise is still there. I pointed this SB 04078 to the dealer. A tech at another dealer agreed that the service bulletin should be implemented but the service advisor there declined the request saying Honda would kick back the repair reimbursement as the windshield was already sealed. I went back to the original dealer and they and the Honda DPSM insist that wind noise is normal for this van. I disagreed with them. Any thoughts on how to approach this?
#232 of 309 Noise from wheel and click on turns
Jan 14, 2008 (2:05 am)
My new 07 Odyssey with about 4K miles has this constant noise from the front driver side wheel and makes these clicks when turning sharp right. Interestingly, the click is not there when making sharp left turns. Had two techs at two dealerships test drive the vehicle and both indicated that it was normal for this vehicle. I did not have any of these issues when I test drove the vehicle before purchase. The wheel noise is there on all types of pavements and is fairly constant and is annoying at freeway speeds. A tech even rotated the tire but the noise remains. Dealership is disagreeing with me regarding checking wheel bearings or CV joints/boot etc. Any ideas on what can be done?
#233 of 309 Droning Noise Occuring under ECO mode
Jan 17, 2008 (6:24 pm)
Forgive me for not readng all 232 posts here but I just started to get that resonance droning on my 42K 2005 EXL. I kept an eye on it for a while and deduced that I only get it when the ECO light comes on (VCM is activated) around 50 to 60 MPH. Correct me if I'm wrong but I think there is a noise cancellation system to compensate for the louder noises created by the change from 6 to 3 cylinders.
Has anyone had any issues with this in relation to the ECO coming on?
For now, I simply tap on the gas to turn off the VCM and the noise disappears.
#234 of 309 Whine noise on steering
Jan 27, 2008 (1:13 pm)
My 2005 Odyssey started making a whine or drone noise at about 20K when I would turn the wheel left or right, but not make the noise consistently. On the 3rd trip to dealer, I insisted on the fix. By that time, the noise was louder and persistent even when driving straight on the highway. The mechanics had already told me that there is a power steering problem in the 05's but that it wasn't consistent enough to order recall. I got my new power steering, and the noise is gone.
#235 of 309 after market sound problem
Mar 06, 2008 (5:11 pm)
I have an 07 exl, I added an amp and subwoofer. Everything done by the book. But the sub resonates when the car is iddling, with the doors close. as soon as you open any door on the van it stops. spoke to multiple audio dealers and no one has a clue. very anoying. Please help.
#236 of 309 Humming noise/Power Sterring
Mar 07, 2008 (2:31 pm)
I have 05 Odyssey with 45,500 miles.My first problem was with the brakes,they would grind when they were applied,it felt as if the anit lock brakes were kicking in when there was no need to.I took it to the dealer and they replaced the front pads and rotors for free under warranty.From what i learned the brakes are under sized for a larger vechicle.Next at 45,100 the steering began to act up,it was clear that the steering pump was failing.Back again to the dealer.I left the car so they could check it. I get a call from the service manger stating that the steering pump needs to be replaced at a cost of $550.I told him we both know that the pump is under sized as well for this car and i should not be responsible for the cost.I told them i would call them back.One hour later the manger calls me and says he spoke to the regional manger and they would cover the cost for $450 i would pay the remaining $100 because the warranty was up.I said to do it and thank you.Now i knew i had some noise coming from the car for about a month but i thought maybe the tires were worn and that was the problem,but the noise got louder and after reading all the posts i knew it was the A-pipe.Back to the dealer.They tell me that it is the A-pipe and there is a service bulletin on it.They want $600 and change to fix it and there would be no help from Honda because it is not safety related.I did not do the work. I might have a friend of a friend that works at another dealer so i am waiting to see what happens.As a life long honda fan i must say i am very disappointed and would think twice about buying another Honda.I was looking at buying a Accord coupe but i understand that the Accord's are having there own set of problems.Sooner or later all these issues will catch up to honda and then they won't be able to say how great there vehicles are
#237 of 309 Re: Humming noise/Power Sterring [daveonli]
Mar 08, 2008 (6:43 am)
There will be no improovement with exchange of A-pipe (mine was changed without improovement). Just save your bucks. The humming is coming from engine-transmission, just avoid driving at speeds/RPM's when its most noticable (unfortunately some are at highway coasting speed around 65 mph).
I hope it will not damage anything in the car for the next 60-70k miles (I plan to keep car fro 6-7 years).
#238 of 309 Re: Noise when turning at low speed? [bjustice]
Mar 10, 2008 (9:36 pm)
I have the exact same problem. The noise comes and goes, sometimes it can go on for hours on long trips that we've taken, but other times, exactly when I take it to the dealer, nothing. I have taken it in several times to the dealer and they can't reproduce it. I just took it in today, and again, they said they can't do anything about it unless they can reproduce the noise. Not sure what to do now.
#239 of 309 Re: Noise when turning at low speed? [hondavan1]
Mar 11, 2008 (2:22 pm)
Bad power steering pump.