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#1243 of 2392 Re: 2007 honda odessey transmission issues [rdoud]
Nov 06, 2009 (10:05 am)
Same issue with me, except 2001 Odyssey, 90K miles. A month ago they serviced the TX fluid twice. Over the last month that's improved the problem quite a bit, but not fully. Today took it back, and they said replace the TX. Honda of America would cover 25% of the cost of the TX itself. Still, total out of pocket would be about $3200.
If the only time I sense a problem is when the torque converter locks in, should I replace the entire TX, or just the torque converter. Given the frequency of problems with the TX itself, I am contemplating doing the whole job. Just the torque converter (with labor) is around $1600.
#1244 of 2392 Honda Dealer or Independent Shop for Transmission Replace
Nov 06, 2009 (10:09 am)
What are experiences going with Honda Dealer or an Independent (or Chain) Transmission Shop? I can get 36 months/36K mile warranty from Honda Dealer. What do independent shops usually provide in terms of warranty? Do most independent shops use OEM transmissions? Thoughts?
#1245 of 2392 Re: TC [stickguy]
Nov 06, 2009 (10:18 am)
My Honda dealer quoted me about $1600 for the TC only (Honda would cover about $200 of this in my case), and about $3900 for the whole transmission (Honda would cover about $700). Dealer says the labor is the same either way ($800+ of the cost).
#1246 of 2392 Re: 2007 honda odessey transmission issues [rdoud]
Nov 09, 2009 (1:33 pm)
>> feel the shifting when going into and out of economy mode.
Pay close attention to this -- I went for a ride w/ a honda tech and showed him 3 issues w/ my 2007 ody:
1) the judder (easy to recognize)
2) tach jumps in 1/10s when in 3rd gear, primarily
3) punch, or "shift" feeling (similar to what you describe).
Tech said all 3 were the tourque converter -- I was surprised #3, b/c on these forums I had been led to believe that #3 was just going into / out of VCM. He said that if the VCM theory were correct, the punches should loosely correspond to when ECO light comes on. He said ECO might not exactly be when it goes into VCM or comes out of it, but it is within a few seconds of it... The punches I was experiencing, he said, were the torque converter stop plate slipping.
Anyway, they did the software update, and said this fixed the problem. I said I wanted a tech experienced w/ this problem to take it for a test ride before I pick it up. They did this, and the tech found the judder on 5th attemp up a slight incline, under mild accel. So now they're putting in a tourque converter. Dealer said Honda cost for the procedure was $1660, for me it would have been about $2600. All covered under powertrain warranty.
On separate note, I asked if they've re-engineered the part now... Tech said as he understood it, they've deteremined the part was always OK, and the shift point definitions were the problem -- so the software update is what you ultimately need to prevent this from happening.
#1247 of 2392 2010 Odyssey transmission
Nov 10, 2009 (9:38 am)
I'm planning on buying a new 2010 Odyssey. I saw this thread and got a little bit concerned. Does anyone know if Honda has resolved the transmission issues for the 2010 models? I appreciate your feedback.
#1248 of 2392 Re: 2010 Odyssey transmission [odydvdnav]
Nov 10, 2009 (9:49 am)
All I know is the "judder" service bulletin (09-051 (or is it 053?)) from late July of this year I believe only goes through 2009 vehicles -- in talking w/ the service guy, his sense is the software upgrade redefined shift points, and this takes care of the problem. I don't understand why this is so hard for Honda to get right -- this is age old tech.
I got my 07 back last night w/ new TX -- seems that problem is solved.
#1249 of 2392 Odyssey 2002 Transmission slips
Nov 10, 2009 (11:20 am)
Honda used to mean "runs forever" as we can see in this forum its not the case.
89,000 miles, just over 10k use a year, and the tranmission needs replacing.
Yes servicing was done throughout and the van has been looked after.
Honda America says too bad it wasnt a 2001 (part of a $350 million recall) although they acknowldge nothing really changed with the 2002 model .
Local dealer and honda america will do...nothing.
Consider this when buying your next vehicle and if they stand behind their products.
#1250 of 2392 2001 Odyssey Transmission
Nov 10, 2009 (11:45 am)
I never thought it would happen to my HONDA, the all mighty dependable, ever lasting car. The trans ran out last week. Took it to dealer and did the diagnose with check engine light. Code was for "torque converter solenoid failure", which according to the dealer means "dead". Contacted the Honda and pretty much got screwed. I am at 74k, way under the 109k miles nut over on the time. Honda offered discount of $900 form inflated dealer cost for replacement. Bottom line I will have to pay $3k for refurbished trans. Called back Honda and he said because I did not have any service record that they can only make this offer. Thought about yelling and screaming but NO worry, I AM FINISHED WITH HONDA. I will do my best to tell everyone that I know not to buy HONDA. Who can take a chance of spending $3k on a call???? LATER HONDA. Sad thing is Honda knew there was a defect but did not do the recall but quietly extended the warranty.
#1251 of 2392 2001 odyssey transmission problem
Nov 10, 2009 (9:31 pm)
I have a 2001 Honda Odyssey which just have 65,000 miles. I recently notice it transmission oil. The Honda dealer checked it up and told me that I need to replace the whole transmission. I felt really bad until I read some post in this forum thread. Looks like there was a recall for 99~01 Odyssey model just because of transmission issue. Can anyone who had prior experience with Honda America Inc, or local dealers regarding how the recall is handled? Will Honda cover the full cost of replacing the transmission unit?
Thanks in advance
#1252 of 2392 07 odyssey trans problems.
Nov 14, 2009 (7:09 am)
2007 odyssey 28K miles needs new TC converter. Will go with Toyota next time.Also had powersteering fixed 2 times already! Waiting for the next shoe to drop!!!!