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#1030 of 2392 Re: 2003 Honda Odyssey Transmission [billybudd]
Apr 22, 2009 (8:02 am)
Good For You!
Hope the other Ody owners have the same luck dealing with this tranny problem.
Apr 26, 2009 (12:55 pm)
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 2392 Re: Need help! [vanmom6]
Apr 26, 2009 (1:22 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 2392 Re: Need help! [vanmom6]
Apr 26, 2009 (6:04 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.
#1035 of 2392 Re: Need help! [bigdadi118]
Apr 26, 2009 (8:59 pm)
Thanks for the advice. Yes, my "01 Odyssey is under the transmission settlement. I just hate to have to fight for Honda to take responsibility. I've read the thread... do using words like "class action law suit" "design problem" "goodwill warranty" help?
#1036 of 2392 Re: #1001 of 1001 Loud thud when 2002 Odyssey Rev [jw_r]
Apr 27, 2009 (1:12 pm)
After 3 weeks (last visit only) and 2 transmissions (and 4 other visits to the dealer) I have now been told this thud is "normal" in 2002 Odysseys. Does anyone else have a 2002 Odyssey? Please tell me if you get a loud thud (as if the trans fell out of the car!) from park to reverse the first time you start the car each day.
I need some info to fight with.
Apr 28, 2009 (10:50 am)
I did take my Odyssey to the Honda dealership. Tech told me what I already knew- need new transmission. Kept asking if I'd had it serviced by Honda. Kept telling him "no, but here are all my records." I now have a case # with Honda American and waiting to see what they say... in the meantime I'm borrowing other moms' vans to carpool my 4 kids around. They don't mind- I've let them borrow my Honda while there Fords, Town and Countries, Mercury ...vans were in the shop. I'll post when I hear from Honda!...
#1038 of 2392 Re: #1001 of 1001 Loud thud when 2002 Odyssey Rev [cindy0345]
Apr 29, 2009 (7:59 am)
I have a 2000 Odyssey. It has 196,000 miles. I also get this thud occasionally. I have had very good luck with the car until now. It was just diagnosed with code 0420 (Catalytic converter) and 0740 (bad transmission). The check engine light has been going on and off for about 3 or 4 years. The car still runs generally great. I want to know how long I can drive like this because I don't intend to get the work done. It would not be worth the money. Will it die all at once or will I have time to drive it to the donation center?
#1039 of 2392 Re: #1001 of 1001 Loud thud when 2002 Odyssey Rev [jmd08560]
Apr 29, 2009 (8:51 am)
I also have a 2000 Odyssey. I have loved this vehicle, however, at about 187,000 miles I noticed that when the van was in reverse, it was not moving when I pressed the gas pedal, and my mechanic (not at the dealer) said it was the transmission. I replaced it for about $3,000.00. Since I was out of the warranty and had enjoyed 187,000 miles without an issue, I did not push Honda for any reimbursement. I am the only owner and have had the maintenance done on a regular basis. I also have the catalytic converter problem. I replaced it with a non-Honda brand, and it only worked for about 3 months - then the light came back on. The Honda brand is expensive. I have not decided what to do at this point.
When your transmission goes out, you will just stop in your tracks. At least that is what I was told. Kind of a dangerous situation.
I expect my van to last another 50,000 miles at least.