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#1387 of 2416 Re: Another transmission failure [davidwm]
Feb 18, 2010 (6:14 pm)
I would check the vehcile owers' feedback at Consumers Reports (dots). I don't believe that Mitsubishi is all that good as far as their vehcles division goes. Once upon a time, about 5-7 years ago they were suppose to get out of building vehicles. Anything you GOOGLE stays ontop. Put in Chrysler and tranmssions and you get Dodge transmission recalls - -on top. A person on ODYCLUB.COM bought a 2006 Odyssey after having had 3 transmiisons replaced in an early model; because he liked the Odyssey in all it's other best things. People buy high price BMWs amd MBs and keep them in top shap with odoodles of money because they love their cars features and performance. I currently have 245,000 kms (149,500 miles) on my Odyssey and I will try to keep it "forever"
2002 Honda Odyssey EX
1992 Ford Taurus L 4 door 300 cu in long-stroke
1982 Ford E150 Customized by Triple-E travel Van 351 cu ins V8
1979 Mercury Zephyr 6 cylinder 4-door sedan
1972 Datsun 510 4-door automatic
1967 Plymount Valiant 2-door sedan large-V6
1965 Morris 1100
1963 Austin 850 mini
#1388 of 2416 controllable vibration due to transmission issue?
Feb 19, 2010 (7:42 pm)
On a new 2010 LX Odyssey I have noticed a vibration I can turn on and off.
I can get rid of the vibration (feels like you're driving on a washboard) by turning off the overdrive. At 80KMH I can feel it the most and turning off and on the overdrive will turn off and on the vibration. On a slight incline I have the same vibration at about 60 KMH. This was verified by the HONDA mechanic who said to me it was the transmission trying to find the right gear. He had suggested that I turn off the overdrive. There was a 2009 courtesy Odyssey that we test drove and it had the same condition. In the end, he said this was not the judder noted in the TSB calling for a program or torque converter change.
Now I have the same droning noise when I have a "cold" start and it lasts for a few minutes. Do you have the same issue, that it is temporary?
So far I have BS from CSR and Case Manager who tell me this is a "normal" operating characteristic of the vehicle. Obviously if I can turn on and off the vibration by turning on and off the overdrive, it tells me there is a direct link or cause, especially if the HONDA tech tells me the transmission is trying to find the right gear. The game that is played is the dealership cannot replace parts if they cannot root cause the issue properly as HONDA will not compensate them if it doesn't fix the issue. I know this as I initially had the vibration issue and they re-balanced the tires. Issue is still there and they have not sent me my "work" order. They told me once HONDA gives approval for the dealership, I'll get the work order. So if there is no TSB (or product update), they may not get compensated for work done if it does not solve the issue.
I'll be escalating this issue to the next level. Anyone else have the same issue.
#1389 of 2416 Re: American Honda contribution reduces warranty? [jonc1964]
Feb 19, 2010 (8:27 pm)
This is not true. Any replacement of your transmission by a Honda dealer, whether they pay part of it or not, gives you a 3-year, 36,000 mile warranty. Your dealer is BSing you, again.......don't let them do it to you. Go to another dealer for a second opinion.
#1390 of 2416 Re: controllable vibration due to transmission issue? [ciao888]
Feb 19, 2010 (10:28 pm)
I notice a little drone right around 30mph when cruising on local streets.....for me its not too big of a deal and I think I'm primed to hear it after reading some of these boards.....is 30mph one of the drones you're referring to?
Feb 21, 2010 (3:38 pm)
hey all, help. I have a 2004 odessey ex w/174,000 miles. traction control light has come on and doesn't go off.also check engine light is on. add in the engine is bucking big time. does this sound like a tranny problem?
Feb 22, 2010 (6:45 am)
It certainly sounds like it could be a transmission problem. When we took our 2007 Odyssey to the dealer even the technician who drove it called it a "bucking bronco."
#1393 of 2416 Toyota's problems and Odyssey Transmission issues
Feb 22, 2010 (7:50 pm)
It's too bad to see Toyota going through all these problems that they are facing nowadays, I thought their safety record and keeping customer safety as #1 priority was solid. However, maybe it is not so. It is hard to believe that a company that would replace their trucks because some of the components would rust prematurely would allegedly try to hide the fact that there are mechanical faults with their parts which causes the sudden acceleration problem.
However, my issue is a bit different. If the whole world can subpoena the heck out of Toyota's execs for documents about this issue since there were some complaints (well, there were some fatalities too, but...), can't the same people subpoena the heck out of Honda's Odyssey transmission issues? Maybe there were no fatalities (thank God yet) but some people reported coming close when their van got stuck in the middle of the expressway. And also considering that there are numerous complaints to NHTSA, maybe it is not out of reach... I wish someone did this and the faulty transmissions would be recalled. I own a 07 EX and am worried that my trans will also go south in a few years.
#1394 of 2416 2001 Odyssey - Recall question
Feb 23, 2010 (7:05 am)
Hi all, new to the board here.
I bought a 2001 Odyssey a few months back. It has 79,000 and was a one owner vehicle until I bought it. All service and maintenance was done at the dealer on schedule and the owner said he never had any transmission problems, I have not had any problems with the transmission yet in the 4 months/4000 miles I have put on it.
For those that have been through the whole recall process, can you tell me whether or not I am still covered by the warranty extension? When I put my VIN number into the Honda site, it said I was covered (in a 2002 letter to owners), but that the extension was only good until 7 years after purchase or 100,000 miles (whichever is first). So its now 2 years after the 7 year window and I am wondering if I am covered or not. I thought I had read somewhere that Honda extended it again to 110,000 but I am not sure. Also, as I already said, I have not had any problems with the tranny yet - but am wondering what Honda's protocol is for the recall if I am still covered - do I just wait until it breaks and then get it replaced or can I be proactive and get it replaced now.
Also - any Odyssey owners out there NOT have tranny problems? I would like to think that since I haven't had problems yet, maybe I won't, but I've read enough comments on here to know that it could go at anytime.
#1395 of 2416 Re: 2001 Odyssey - Recall question [ark_honda_fan]
Feb 23, 2010 (8:38 am)
We may be one of the exceptions, as we have not had any transmission problems with our 2000 Odyssey. We currently have 270k miles on it. Before purchasing our van my husband had read some complaints about the transmission. So, when we went to purchase our Odyssey we paid to have an ATF cooler installed. Now, whether or not that has had anything at all to do with our good fortune, I can't really say. Anyway, it certaintly didn't hurt.
#1396 of 2416 Re: 2001 Odyssey - Recall question [ark_honda_fan]
Feb 23, 2010 (10:18 am)
"Also - any Odyssey owners out there NOT have tranny problems? I would like to think that since I haven't had problems yet, maybe I won't, but I've read enough comments on here to know that it could go at anytime."
Yes of course MOST Odyssey owners have not had tranny problems. I realize you're using hyperbole, but I think its safe to say that the vast majority of Odysseys out there have not had tranny failures. Don't you think if like 90% were failing you'd hear more about it? There is already a negative bias on boards like this, as the first or second thing many people do when they have a problem is Google it, and then they find their way to these boards and post about how horrible it is. Most of the soccer moms out there aren't bothering to post "hey, another great day with my Odyssey -- its still running perfectly!"