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#1025 of 2416 2003 Honda Odyssey Transmission
Apr 20, 2009 (10:19 pm)
I just discovered this Honda Odyssey transmission issue today as my 2003 Odyssey started having problems this weekend. The transmission is slipping and stuttering like many others have described in this forum. Took the car to the local dealer and I'm told that it will cost me $4,202 (labor $968, parts $2,737, alignment after the work $104, replace motor mounts $392)! I don't have the extended warranty. However, I did do the scheduled transmission fluid replacement at 31k and 65k. In addition, it was included in the 04-021 Transmission recall and the Oil Jet Kit was added. I'm going to start calling the different Honda dealers in the area and American Honda to see if I can get it replaced. I am so glad that I found this forum. It will give me some ammo for my "discussion" with the dealer.
#1026 of 2416 Re: 2002 Honda Odyssey is "scrap" thxs to Trani issue [fuhonda]
Apr 21, 2009 (1:33 am)
Still so many consumers buy this van. I traded in 07 Odyssey after 7 months ownership. Tansmission failure in less than 100k is a joke. Though the tranny did not act up in my short 7 months owned the Ody, soft brake issue, different kind of noises (wind, road, accelerator) are 2 major things on my decision to dump my Ody. Anyway I feel you guys pain.
#1027 of 2416 2001 Odyssey- Failure tranmission case seal: 100K
Apr 21, 2009 (1:55 pm)
I forced Honda to pay 50% of everything because I found the leak at 105K, but I didn't take it to Honda until 113K. I didn't know the warranty was extended to 109K and thought it was already out of warranty-rats!!!! Otherwise I would have taken it in at 105K and I would have forced them to pay the whole thing.
You just have to be really persistent- I was for the last 2 months. Honda offered 0% at first, then 25% of $3400, then 25% of $2800, and now 50% of $2800 (see below).
Costs Honda gave me:
Tranny + Torque Converter: = $1801.13
Fluid = $65.82
Clips = $8.72 + $1.22
Labor = $925
Total = $2801.89
After 50% discount
Total = $1400.95
I am really annoyed at Honda's inferior to Toyota quality and perhaps this is the last Honda I will own.
#1028 of 2416 Re: 2001 Odyssey- Failure tranmission case seal: 100K [jw_r]
Apr 21, 2009 (7:42 pm)
.... You just have to be really persistent- I was for the last 2 months. Honda offered 0% at first, then 25% of $3400, then 25% of $2800, and now 50% of $2800 (see below). ....
This shows Honda was trying NOT TO PAY for failure of Honda product(s).
#1029 of 2416 Re: 2003 Honda Odyssey Transmission [billybudd]
Apr 21, 2009 (9:21 pm)
As an update to my post #1025 ...
I spoke to my local dealer and complained about the number of problems I've found online, mentioned the talk of class action lawsuits and that I've seen posts that Honda has offered "Goodwill" warranties. I also explained that I have my records showing that I flushed the transmission fluid at 31k and 65k. The dealer said that he would call Honda for me to see if they would pay for the replacement. A few hours later he called me back saying that Honda would cover 75% of the replacement. So I will be paying $1,155 for a re manufactured transmission and a new "computer". This is much better than the $4,202 that they quoted me first.
In addition, my good friend who has a 2002 Honda Odyssey took their car in today with transmission problems. I told them about what I found on this forum and they got the same deal as well - Honda is paying 75%.
#1030 of 2416 Re: 2003 Honda Odyssey Transmission [billybudd]
Apr 22, 2009 (7:02 am)
Good For You!
Hope the other Ody owners have the same luck dealing with this tranny problem.
Apr 26, 2009 (11:55 am)
I had no idea about the Honda transmission problems or ext. warranty UNTIL my Odyssey started having trouble last week. PO 740 code. TCS light on. Check Engine light. Slipping. Now they tell me I need a new transmission. Asked if I qualified for the "silent warranty". Who knows about "silent warranties"? Sounds like Honda is trying to get away with a design problem that should have been recalled..... Called Honda American. My car has 94k miles (under the 100K) but I've had it 6 months past the ext. warranty. 99 months- (warranty for 93 months and/or 100k). I bought a Honda so I wouldn't have these kinds of problems. Honda said I can file a claim and then be assigned a case manager, but I have to get the car to a Honda dealership, pay them to diagnose it, and then wait for an investigation. My husband is starting a business after having been laid off recently, we have 4 kids! Has anyone been successful at getting Honda to do the right thing AFTER the ext. warranty has expired??? Do I have a chance or should I just pay at the local transmission shop?
#1032 of 2416 Re: Need help! [vanmom6]
Apr 26, 2009 (12:22 pm)
If you go back through the thread you'll find a lot of useful information on this topic.
I don't know the answer to your question, however many people have had good luck with Honda paying for some if not all of the transmission after the warrantee expires.
#1034 of 2416 Re: Need help! [vanmom6]
Apr 26, 2009 (5:04 pm)
Honda still needs to do it on their pace, not yours
so go ahead to follow the proper procedure, file a claim and then be assigned a case manager... and see what Honda offers
Did you check the VIN# whether your Ody is under the Honda transmission settlement?
You can borrow or rent a car for the time being.