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#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!"
#1397 of 2416 Re: 2001 Odyssey - Recall question [hogan773]
Feb 23, 2010 (11:08 am)
Thanks for the reply. I know that not all Odyssey owners have had problems, and I assume you are correct in saying that most have not. I really did not mean to imply that every Odyssey tranny was going to fail - I'm just trying to gauge how widespread the problem is. This is my first Odyssey so I am trying to learn about the problem. What I have read multiple times is that the tranny failure has to do with a design failure and that several people who are having problems still end up having problems down the road even with the replacement tranny because Honda hasn't really fixed the problem. If that's the case, then I am assuming the same design-flawed tranny found in someone else's van is probably also in mine - thus there is a decent chance of me having the same problem at some point. If it's a deign problem, why would some owners have problems and others not? If you are correct that most owners aren't having problems - then I feel better about this. But, as I said, if the problem is a design flaw and that same flawed tranny is in my van that is on these other posters' vans that have gone bad, then I need to keep that in mind.
#1398 of 2416 Re: 2001 Odyssey - Recall question [ark_honda_fan]
Feb 23, 2010 (11:19 am)
I dont know for sure, but I had the same worries before just deciding to go with the Ody. Risk on reading these boards are that we over-assume the percentages. There are probably 1 million + Odysseys on the road in the US right now? Having a very loud 1 person, or 10 people, posting back and forth about their specific problems makes for a long message thread and so we extrapolate that......but I have trouble believing that hundreds of thousands of transmissions are really failing prematurely. That said, there probably is something to this, but I guess all I'm saying is don't assign a 100% probability to the chances. Maybe 1% or 5% - who knows. Its like the Toyota issues - you get a few hundred reports (some of which are probably true, and some of which are probably operator error) across an base of million vehicles, and all of the sudden "EVERY" Toyota is a diabolical gremlin machine he[[ bent on destroying us......
#1399 of 2416 Honda Odyssey
Feb 23, 2010 (7:09 pm)
Just my 2 cents - I have been in the automotive industry for much of my career and have spent the last 7 years working for a large fleet leasing company. This job gives me the opportunity to drive many different makes and models of cars on the road today. In my garage I currently have a 2007 Honda Odyssey EX that I leased for my wife and a 2010 Chrysler T&C Touring (my company car).
As for the Odyssey - the paint started peeling on the rear bumper 3 months into the lease (repainted under warranty). 18 months into lease the trans quit, totally dead (11,000 miles). "repaired" under warranty. Van has never been the same - surges between 1500 and 2250 rpm at 40MPH. Dealer says all is "OK" Very scary - lease is up in 3 months - can't wait to give it back.
Bottom line - The Odyssey is an impressive vehicle when working. It drives like a car and has impressive road manners however its mechanical gremlins are real and need to be addressed by Honda. Car's today are built with cost cutting in mind. Combine this with advanced electronics and hardware and you have a recipe for disaster (think Toyota) It does not help that Edmund's makes it sound like the Odyssey can do no wrong. The beauty of the T&C I am driving is that it's electronics and engine are archaic and very dated. Less pleasing driving experience but it is fairly reliable.
In my opinion Japanese cars of the 1990's were better built when compared to their 2010 counterparts.
#1400 of 2416 RE: 2001 honda odessey
Feb 24, 2010 (2:39 pm)
can any one help me with my van i am having transmission problems took it to a tranny shop said it was solenoid problems code po740 and p1750 so now i am trying to find out if i can get it replaced bought it from a friend it has a salvaged title wondering if dealer will help me cause it is under the class action suit HELP PLEASE!!!!!1
#1401 of 2416 Re: controllable vibration due to transmission issue? [hogan773]
Feb 24, 2010 (4:32 pm)
The drone is when I turn on the engine with no car movement. I can get a vibration (as though driving on a gentle washboard) at about 60 KM/H (ie. about 35 MPH) and notice it more at 80 KM/H. If you turn off your overdrive, does your droning turn off? And is it a drone or a vibration you are having an issue with?
#1402 of 2416 RE: 2001 honda odessey [felipe9]
Feb 25, 2010 (8:55 pm)
Salvage title ? I think Honda won't help.
#1403 of 2416 Re: 2001 Odyssey - Recall question [hogan773]
Mar 01, 2010 (3:00 pm)
Does anyone have figures as to what percent of Odyssey have Transmission problems and after what year it stopped occurring or still continues?
I know its not easy to get data but someone in the Odyssey owners crowd who has read many posts would have come up with educated guess based on his/her perception.
#1404 of 2416 Re: 2001 Odyssey - Recall question [dev_p]
Mar 01, 2010 (3:07 pm)
I asked a similar question a few months ago and did not see one answer. Hopefully your question will get answered.
#1405 of 2416 Re: 2001 Odyssey - Recall question [lonestarmom]
Mar 02, 2010 (12:11 pm)
Hi I am new to this but I have a 2001 Honda Oddessy that the transmission has gone out in 1 1/2 years after the warraty work was done. So I contacted Honda of America and got a district manager to look into the case he said that there willing to pay 50% of the cost and I believe that is unacceptable for a transmission to go out in 1 1/2 yrs is terrible customer service. I have someone else looking into this as well. I hope this helps. Lee