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#1267 of 2416 Re: Odyssey 2002 Transmission slips [nzchris2]
Nov 17, 2009 (10:42 am)
HONDAS USE TO RUN FOREVER DEPENDS WHICH MAKE AND MODEL.. I HAVE ALWAYS OWN A HONDA, ACCORD 88 ,ACCORD 89, AND NOW I HAVE A 95 ODYS WHICH I LOVE NO MAJOR PROBLEMS I FEEL FOR EVERONE THAT ARE HAVING ISSUES WITH THEIR NEWER MODELS.. I PURCHASED MY MINIVAN 3 YRS AGO CURRENTLY HAS 210,000 MILES AND STILL RUNNING STRONG(SO MANY MILES TRAVELING BACK AND FORTH FROM GEORGIA AND FLORIDA) IT SURPRISES ME SOMETIMES WHEN IM AT A RED LIGHT I HAVE TO DOUBLE CHECK THAT THE ENGINE IS STILL RUNNING THATS HOW QUIET THE ENGINE IS.. I RECOMMEND IF YOU WANT A ODY STICK TO THE OLDER MODEL S 95-98 GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE AND GOD BLESS
#1268 of 2416 Re: No help from HONDA! [martha07]
Nov 17, 2009 (2:25 pm)
I also have a 07 Odyssey with same problem took it in today and was told it would be covered under the drivetrain warranty. I have 37800 miles on my van
Nov 17, 2009 (2:36 pm)
it seems like this issue is confined to the 2007 model. I can't recall, but is that the first year of th eredesigned tranny (like the one used in the pilot?)
I thought that was the 2008 MY, but I really am not sure.
Just wondering why 2007 was such a big change, since the drivetrain really didn't change from 2005 until they redesigned the tranny. Maybe they just redid the ECU?
#1270 of 2416 the torque converter change worked
Nov 17, 2009 (6:08 pm)
It worked and Honda paid the bill. It would have been $1,500.00.
#1271 of 2416 Re: 2003 Odyssey Transmission Problem [pereyes]
Nov 18, 2009 (9:49 am)
It would be helpful if you gave all of us specific Jared Stamell contact info: E-mail, phone, address.
Thanks, Andy andymku.edu
Nov 18, 2009 (10:37 am)
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#1274 of 2416 2007 honda van
Nov 18, 2009 (1:54 pm)
when we brought van in 2007 ...1st three days van lost power cannot start which happen twice and tow truck guys started car by placing on neurtal and he told me to replace neural switch but honda cannot figure out since they replace neutral switch no power loss
i have to replace battery every nov since we brought 2007 honda odyssey
,now every yr somewhere in middle sudden no battery....shame on honda ..since we never had light on and any mistake from our side....when i took my van for battery last week..same answer we changed your battery but what cause every yr.....?we donot know
i was ask to update transmission software but i refuse since i donot have problems at this time and people who upgrade got more trouble
#1275 of 2416 FYI - Brake Safety Probe for MY 2007 and 2008
Nov 20, 2009 (7:52 am)
I know this isn't transmission-related, but this is the most active board in the Odyssey forums and this is important.
FYI the NHTSA on Oct. 19, 2009 upgraded the status of an inquiry it is doing into 2007/08 squishy odyssey brakes, citing several reports of people being unable to stop their odyssey b/c the brake pedal hits the floor before the vehicle stops (link to upgrade notice below). This upgrade in the status require Honda to produce a lot of documentation. I talked w/ a guy from NHTSA and he said a decision would be made on a safety recall certainly within a year from Oct. 19, but likely much sooner.
What you should know:
1) If you have squishy brakes on your 07/08 odyssey, know that these are not your garden variety squishy brakes. This is because typically squishy brakes do not get progressively worse, but according to Honda a startup routine introduces small amounts of air into the brake lines which will cause the situation to get progressively worse.
2) The gentleman NHTSA doing the probe seemed eagar to get more reports, as they exist, of MY 07 / 08 squishy brakes. If you're brakes feel squishy speak up, and do not now! It only takes a couple min. Link here to make a report:
3) Know how to use the safety emergency brake if the brakes fail! Read through a few of the public reports from NHTSA website and you'll see a few bad accidents alleged on this problem (and a lot of accidents narrowly avoided).
Link to Oct. 19 upgrade notice:
#1276 of 2416 2000 Odyssey Transmission Problems
Nov 23, 2009 (9:26 am)
Hi. I'm new to this post.
My 2000 Odyssey now has its first transmission problems at 130,000 miles with serious shifting issues, steering shifter won't shift to lower Drive gears, etc. I brought it to AAMCO, they said minimum $1864 for them to rebuild it with 1/12 warranty. Honda dealer said $4500 to install rebuilt transmission with 3/36 warranty (they also said I need new motor mounts, $650 installed). Dealer also said American Honda will not foot any of the bill since I haven't serviced Odyssey there since 2004. I may call American Honda myself and try dealing with them directly.
Does anyone think I have a shot at getting any help from American Honda? The van's been good to us up to now, although I just got it back from my mechanic after P1129 code appeared, $315 repair bill. I don't want to be greedy but it seems many people got some help from American Honda even way past the warranty period. Otherwise AAMCO repair may be my best option. Dealer offered $2000 trade for Odyssey with its transmission problems. And I just bought my 2009 Pilot from that same dealer. Anyone got any ideas what I can do?
On a slightly different matter, back in 2006 my mechanic repaired a P0401 EGR code that, which I just discovered, Honda would've repaired through their warranty extension. Will American Honda reimburse me for that repair?
Thanks for anyone's input.