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#1111 of 2416 Re: 1999 Honda Odyssey is it worth it to have transmission repaired? [zolta
Jul 25, 2009 (7:57 pm)
Zoltaro: run, do not walk, away from any Ody that is in the date ranges of '99 to probably today. The'99 you speak of will likely have another tranny failure in a few thousand miles or so, and then will have another, and probably another. 135K miles on the first transmission is a miracle, and the rebuild will take away whatever magic it had originally. I'm on my fourth tranny on the Ody that I bought new and treated like it was made of glass. The first two were replaced under the lawsuit extended warranty and the third one was by the grace of a helpful service manager. That one cose me labor at $600, and I did it only to get the 36K mile warranty. This van is the love of my automotive life, but in a year or so, it will be gone.....best of luck...G3guy
#1112 of 2416 ODY transmission problems
Jul 26, 2009 (12:05 pm)
How long did your transmissions last after you had them repaired? I am having a problem, but I am at 150,000 miles now. Trying to decide to repair or buy something else.
#1113 of 2416 Re: ODY transmission problems [tgwg]
Jul 26, 2009 (1:30 pm)
I my 2002 transmission replaced at 180,605 kms and the van is currently at 233,000 kma. I am planning to keep till the van dies or it's too expensive to keep it.
Although with today's high prices for vehicles I will try to keep forever. I am retired on a fixed income.
I also life the design!
#1114 of 2416 Re: ODY transmission problems [tgwg]
Jul 27, 2009 (9:16 pm)
Check with www.kbb.com (Kelly Blue Book) to see how much your van is worth in your local market. Then calculate what else will be needed to get another 20,000 miles or so out of it (transmission repair, timing belt, brakes, and so on). You'll have to estimate the trend line for the value in the next couple of years to determine the probable values at points during that time. When the cost gets close to the value, sell it (as P.T. Barnum said, "there's a sucker born every minute", and its worth more now than it will ever be), trade it in, or donate it to charity, but in some way get rid of it. Don't give it to anyone you care for, or anyone whom you want to keep as a friend. Good luck. In my case, the first transmission (factory, in the new vehicle), lasted about 6 months, then I fought Honda for a year before they admitted that there was something wrong with it. The second one lasted two years, but died quickly, and was replaced by Honda as a result of the class-action lawsuit. The third one is going strong at 6 months and about 3000 miles, but the vehicle will be traded before the 3-year of 36K mile warranty is over. What a shame, as I really love this van.
#1115 of 2416 01 odyssey 2nd trans going bad what now?
Jul 29, 2009 (5:01 pm)
first trans replaced at around 50k miles. 103k miles now and this trans is beginning to slip. am I expected to replace these every 50k miles or so? does anyone have any advice on getting Honda to replace or cover at least cover some of the cost?
#1116 of 2416 Re: 01 odyssey 2nd trans going bad what now? [jpatrickinc]
Jul 29, 2009 (5:26 pm)
Sorry about yout transmission! Just about everyone on this forum has had the same problem - more or less mileage or kilometers. What I fail to understand is why are you asking about getting advice when if you use the search tools in this forum the question you are asking has already been asked and many people have answered. If you are not sure how- enter your make, then model, then go. Then enter keyword(s) within this particular forum (i.e. 'getting Honda to replace').
Most replacements are the transmissions.
#1117 of 2416 Re: 01 odyssey 2nd trans going bad what now? [jpatrickinc]
Jul 29, 2009 (5:35 pm)
Your best bet is to call Honda Cust. Service 800-999-1009 and explain your situation. Have your vin # ready because Honda cust service will ask for it. My 02 Odyssey transmission went bad with only 42k miles and incurred a $3200 bill from AAMCO Transmission. I called Honda and they reimburse me $1000 for the problem . Honda acknowledge that there is a major problem with the transmissions for the 1999-2004 Odyssey. They are handling problems on a case by case basis.
Since your van has 103k miles, your best bet is to repair it at AAMCO and purchase the additional 3 yr/36000 miles warranty or even a lifetime warranty, if you plan to keep the van for awhile.
It is just unfortunate that us Honda Odyssey owners of 1999-2004 have to deal with this transmission problem.
#1118 of 2416 Re: 01 odyssey 2nd trans going bad what now? [tmock13]
Jul 31, 2009 (9:46 am)
I called Honda America, and they seemed to ignore the transmission problem (that was fixed by me about 1 year ago, at 92,000 miles).
I am thinking of contacting a lawyer or going to a small business court for past reimbursement. Any thoughts?
#1119 of 2416 Violent shakes under gradual acceleration
Aug 05, 2009 (6:16 am)
Your problem sounds almost identical to mine. My 2005 Honda Odyssey EX-L minivan makes forceful violent resonating shakes during gradual acceleration around 40-50 MPH and 1.7-2.5 K RPM. Sometimes, it's just rough engine vibration. The shakes are enough to make my drink jump out of it's glass. Happens on gradual acceleration or moderate uphill slope. Happens about every day, or 4 times/week, within about 11 miles. Appears that gears not yet shifted, but when rough, RPM changes as if engine is fighting itself. ECO light is not lit. I can stop shakes by letting go of acceleration. When just rough, I can stop it after a few seconds of harder acceleration.
Similar to you, problem is exacerbated when going over a slight incline that puts slightly more pressure on the engine/transmission. The shakes would not happen for the dealer service, just the rough vibration. I'm trying to find criteria to reproduce the events for them. I had the transmission oil changed which appeared to solve the problem for a few days. They want to change the fluid again to rule that out. Next, they say I should replace the torque converter. I am the original owner with about 75k miles. It's been happening for 4-6 months now.
I was also researching problems with the EGR (exhaust gas recirculator), but this is supposed to show a engine service code, and is supposed to be shutters while cruising. I think I feel those, but it's hard to rule that apart from bumps in the road. If you get the engine service code, Honda has supposedly extended the warranty to 80k miles.
I am considering a Honda for my wife, but am holding off until my problems are solved. We're also considering Toyota.
Have you had any progress with your problem? Are other people having this problem? Hope this helps you.
#1120 of 2416 How dangerous is the Odyssey transmission problem?
Aug 05, 2009 (9:27 am)
My 2002 Odyssey with 105,000 miles is just starting to have the transmission problems described here. When it started I had a full tranny flush done and the fluid replaced with the good synthetic stuff. In two weeks I'm taking the family on a 1400-mile trip, including basically two 12-hour driving days. It seems that this problem takes a while to develop, sometimes 2-3 years from some posts I have seen. (My van might also be improving -- if the tranny flush helped could it take a couple hundred miles to have an effect?)
MAIN QUESTION: Is it crazy for me to take this car on this trip? When these transmissions go while driving, what actually happens? Thanks.