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#1302 of 2416 Re: Another 2000 hits the dust, with 114k miles.... [moose123]
Dec 17, 2009 (7:23 am)
I, like others, bought a Honda because I wanted a vehicle that would go the extra distance. I own a 2001 Honda Odyssey. I looked at a lot of mini vans-Fords, Mazdas, etc.
I bought a Honda hoping to reach the 200,000 mile mark. At 148,000 the tranny went. Now I know that is a lot of miles, but a friend owns a 1999 Sienna and has 217,000 miles. No major problems. The Sienna goes the distance!!
I havwe been reading these blogs for awhile now. Honda is not standing behind their product. The transmission is bad and they will not own it. what's worse is that they are putting the tranny in their latest models and having the same problems. HELLO!!
I just bought a Ford SUV. Paid a lot less for it. I am anticipating getting same mileage out of it as I got out of the Honda.
By the way, i still have the Odyssey. It now has 153,000 miles on it. I have put 5,000 miles on it driving close to home. It has a lots of quirks but I can still drive it with a faulty transmission
#1303 of 2416 2006 needs new torque converter
Dec 18, 2009 (5:17 pm)
Our 2006 oddy with 95000 miles needs a new torque converter. We have been having the "rumble strip" problem at approx. 40 mph. Dealer quoted $1800 to replace. Honda has offered us 50% help with the replacement. We are jumping on it. Just hope it works! By the way, the T.C. is on backorder. Hhmmm, what's that tell ya?
#1304 of 2416 Re: 2006 needs new torque converter [warriorcoach]
Dec 19, 2009 (9:49 am)
I have posted here a few times about my 2006 Odyssey with 51K. The dealership did replace the torque converter and it did fix the "rumble strip" problem as you call it--at first. Now a few hundred miles later, it is starting to do it again every now and then. And when trying to hold a constant speed at about 60 MPH, the TC kicks in and out. Drives you nuts. I will be taking it back to the dealer since it is still under warranty.
#1305 of 2416 Re: 2006 needs new torque converter [paul157]
Dec 19, 2009 (10:59 am)
Hey Paul157, cut your losses as soon as possible. I have a 2002 Odyssey with less mileage than you, 41500 miles, when the same problem occur this past July. I called Honda and they acknowledged that there are numerous problems with this van's transmission. Honda will be handling this problem on a case by case basis. I guess I was fortunate to be reimbursed a $1000 toward my bill from AAMCO which was $3100. My van is driving okay now but leery of what will come in the near future. I will be looking to trade this van in next year for the totally redesigned, hopefully improved transmission, 2011 Honda Odyssey. I know, why not a 2011 Toyota Sienna? I have driven Hondas all my life and this was the first time it has given me problems. I am willing to forget this and will give them another chance.
#1306 of 2416 Re: 2006 needs new torque converter [tmock13]
Dec 19, 2009 (12:31 pm)
My 2002 transmission went at 182,000 kilometers (Camada) in 2007. I currently have 241,000 kms on it and hope to have it go 600,000 miles (965,000 kms). All service are at the Hoinda dealer whnere I bought it (not the one in my city). They give free labour on wiper blades and lamp replacements; and free rust spray (anytime I want it) on the rust on my doors at the rubber strip near the inside channel close to the mirrors. On the tranny replacement including engine brackets of $4200 Honda give me back $2100.
#1307 of 2416 New Tranny at 80K
Dec 20, 2009 (10:31 am)
Just had replace the tranny in my 03 Odyssey at just over 80,000. The final bill at my local Honda dealer was $3800 after a 10% discount for labor. It could have been over $5K but the honda rebuild tranny I got did not have a new PCM for reasons not clear to me. I called Honda America and after some give and take they agreed to reimburse me $1500, in part because my previous car was a 2000 Odyssey (customer loyalty). I feel I might have gotten a bit more if I had whined harder but did not. I gave the 2000 Odyssey to my son a few years ago and it is still going strong at 160,000 with no problems. Go figure.
#1308 of 2416 Re: 2006 needs new torque converter [warriorcoach]
Dec 21, 2009 (6:42 am)
Warriorcoach----an FYI. Dealer replaced the torque converter in my '04 Odyssey to fix the rumble strip problem. Drove great for about three weeks, and then the tranny failed on the interstate. Towed to Acura dealership up the road (sister dealership)----failure was due to coolant lines (running from tranny to radiator) being reattached incorrectly. Short version is that the connections on those lines are attached with something similar to zip ties--and those ties need to be cinched at the exact same place at the connection. Mine weren't, so they wiggled free and my tranny fluid spewed everywhere.
All of that to say...you might ask them to either replace those lines altogether, or go back in there and have them confirm that the line connections are still tight after a few weeks of driving.
I will say this---the dealer acknowledged their mistake and replaced the entire transmission at no additional cost to me. I was fearful that I'd have to go to war with them...but they did the right thing on the front end.
#1309 of 2416 Re: New Tranny at 80K [lyndy]
Dec 22, 2009 (9:42 pm)
Hey guys (lyndy, tmock13 and anyone else who knows!),
What number did you call for Honda America and who did you speak to?
My 2000 Honda Odyssey transmission just failed to day - usual $4000-$5000 estimate from my dealer to replace it!
Only just over 50,000 and gear selection gone!
What's the best attitude to take with Dealer and Honda America?
#1310 of 2416 re: attitudes
Dec 22, 2009 (10:11 pm)
For what it's worth... I called and they basically told me "so sorry, too bad!" I talked to "the law firm" in NYC and I asked her for advice on the attitude to take. I said, "Is there any point to making a nuisance of myself now that they've already said 'no'?" She got frank with me and said, "Does your wife ever drive this car?" I responded telling her it was primarily hers. She said, "Good. Have YOUR WIFE call Honda. Have her remind them that she's a mother of small children." My wife normally likes me to make these kind of calls, but she made the call after the suggestion. 10 minutes later, Honda America was paying half.
#1311 of 2416 Re: 2000 Odyssey Transmission Problems [jumanator]
Dec 23, 2009 (7:05 am)
I'm not having any luck with assistance from American Honda. Looks like they're not paying out any more after the extended warranty.So it looks like AAMCO will do the repair for $1864 (plus $375 for torque converter if needed) with 12/12,000 warranty. They'll do the actual rebuilding of my tranny. Has anyone had any experience with the AAMCO rebuilds, good or bad? I also have Gibraltar Transmissions around me but haven't tried them.