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#1335 of 2416 Re: 2003 Odyssey Transmission Problem [pereyes]
Jan 07, 2010 (11:29 am)
Well you can add another 2003 Honda Odyssey to the list of failed transmissions. Our died while we were on vacation in Ft. Myers Florida. We had to have it towed to the local dealer and rent a car to get back to Cincinnati. We have 118K miles on the car, but, I just had the PCM computer replaced earlier this year and have had the transmission serviced regularly. Honda will only come up with about 1,000.00. I am very disappointed. This HAD been a great van up until now. We put 190,000 mile on our 1997 Chrysler Town and Country and traded in on this van. That transmission was going strong (original) when I drove it to the dealer!
#1336 of 2416 Re: Help! [clara]
Jan 08, 2010 (1:28 pm)
we too like clara are in the middle of a problem. Same story, 200 odyssey, tranny failed 90k, my local honda dealer fixed it at no cost ( apparently we just fell under the new extended warrnty period). Now at 124k tranny has failed again. called honda dealer in new rochelle,NY his worst case scenario, $4800. although he DId mention Am Honda sometimes kicks in 10-20-30- even 40% towards the repair.
I also am curious about AAMCO repair. Their place in New Rochelle said rebuilt tranny about $2195. He mentioned warranties of 1yr/12k 2yrs/24k 3yrs/36k also lifetime warranty that is transferrable. my question is if Am Honda will not come thru what are your experiences out there with AAMCO?
Another disgusted Odyssey victim in NYC
#1337 of 2416 Re: Help! [jaybee9]
Jan 08, 2010 (4:31 pm)
Well after much frustration Honda of America agreed to cover 50% of tranny so I am replacing it and thinking of selling it before the 3 year 36,000 mile warranty is over. The dealer was nice and helped with Honda of America. In my experience the dealership can deal better with Honda then the everyday person.
Am I thrilled? No, but it makes it worth it to avoid a large car payment that I had not planned on. Will I buy another Honda? I am not sure this problem has changed my view on Honda.
#1338 of 2416 Re: Help! [jaybee9]
Jan 09, 2010 (9:27 am)
Glad to hear you got SOME help. My van is in the driveway, and we will try putting in Trans. fluid to see if car will move, as we checked it last nite and it had no trans fliud.
If I can get it to move will try Honda dealer or AAMCO as they are very close together. Either way I also will reccomend to ANYONE not to buy the Odyssey.
Again if anyone has any experience with AAMCO I;d like to know
#1339 of 2416 Re: Help! [jaybee9]
Jan 09, 2010 (8:35 pm)
Check your BBB complains re your local tramsmission shops. I am sure there're shops than AAMCO ... AAMCO is franchise owned by individuals so one is good and other one may be so-so or bad.
#1340 of 2416 Re: Help! [bigdadi118]
Jan 11, 2010 (8:26 am)
just got "worst case scenario" estimate from AAMCO... $3600! with 1yr/12k guarantee.....3yrs/36k addl $895.... lifetime warranty a whopping $1095 EXTRA!
Getting my service record from old honda dealer and going to new rochelle Honda to see what he can get from Am Honda...not getting my hopes up...will probably wind up seeling as-is, or donating it to a charoty.
#1341 of 2416 Re: 2008, 2009, 2010 transmission [autowrite]
Jan 12, 2010 (5:41 pm)
I have 2008 Odyssey Touring with ~19K miles. Started to shudder at 45mph. Local dealer did the software update but the car still shudders intermittently and vibrates at low speed. The dealer said to bring it back after driving 1,000 miles if the problem persists (which I am sure it will). My guess is the torque converter will need to be replaced and I hope they won't give me hard time about it. It's a shame Honda can't (doesn't want to?) figure this issue out once and for all.
#1342 of 2416 Re: 2008, 2009, 2010 transmission [odysucks]
Jan 13, 2010 (1:12 pm)
LOL .. special design so you won't fall to sleep when driving.
#1343 of 2416 Re: Help! [clara]
Jan 14, 2010 (6:07 pm)
Well I had the car in to fix the tranny and now the oil leak which according to dealer was going to be a 100 or so dollars turned into a cracked head gasket. This repair is another 3000. Even with help for tranny talking 6000 and who knows what else will go. So what is going on with Honda? My other Hondas are so good! That is it I give up! NO MORE HONDAS FOR ME! Honda has lost a very loyal cutomer. Toyota here I come!
#1344 of 2416 Re: 2008, 2009, 2010 transmission [odysucks]
Jan 15, 2010 (5:36 am)
Here is a posting that I made under a different topic:
Here is the service bulletin and it is the same one the service rep had on the counter when my problem was diagnosed. (funny, I never received a copy in the mail) I will share the result of my service as soon as I can.
I experienced the same thing you did. Fortunately for me the dealer pulled out this bulletin when I first complained about the shudder and the parts were ordered right away rather than making me wait 1,000 miles to see if the problem went away. Which it won't. While it has been only a week since the torque converter was replaced, the van is running very smooth again and I am satisfied for now.