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Honda Odyssey, Van
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#1406 of 2416 Re: 2001 Odyssey - Recall question [lgodfrey]
Mar 02, 2010 (12:35 pm)
The replaced Honda transmission in our 2003 Odyssey came with a 36 month warranty. Did your warranty replacement 1 1/2 years ago come with a warranty? I'd check with them about that first. btw . . . I had to "fight" for 50% cost reduction on my replacement (total cost before reduction was about $5,500). I'm actually impressed that they offered that to you right away. Were your "repairs" just from a recall notice or was it a replacement?
#1407 of 2416 Re: 2001 Odyssey - Recall question [dev_p]
Mar 03, 2010 (8:57 am)
I think you'd need to really know someone within Honda who might have access to the data.
Just reading "posts" you're going to have a very small sample size (what number of the million Odyssey owners out there are actively posting....100? 200?)
Plus you have the negative bias I mentioned (much more likely that someone who HAS a tranny problem ends up on this board after they Google "Honda Odyssey Transmission Problem" - then they proceed to beeyotch about it - than it is likely that all the soccer moms with perfectly working Odysseys happen to take the time to find the Edmunds board just to say "I love my Odyssey!"
I'd bet money that the incidence is much lower than 5% failure rate.
#1408 of 2416 Re: 2001 Odyssey - Recall question [hogan773]
Mar 03, 2010 (10:13 am)
Yes you are absolutely right I am getting in contact with someone who is with Honda of America I will send you the information when and if I get it. Thanks
Mar 06, 2010 (7:44 am)
Lost motor mounts at 40,000 miles.
Lost transmission at 64,000 miles.
Struts on rear hatch failed at 60,000 miles..
Is there any recourse besides signing up with class action?
Why do all the rating services give this van such a high rating?
#1410 of 2416 Re: 2002 Odyssey [steamed1]
Mar 06, 2010 (11:42 am)
What other minivan is better?
And by the way, a "failed strut on rear hatch" is pretty inconsequential........transmission I agree, and motor mount, yes I guess, although that is more of a wear item.
Your 2002 was how old when these things happened? 7 or 8 years?
#1411 of 2416 Honda Odyssey Transmission and other issues
Mar 10, 2010 (10:41 am)
We are in the market for an Odyssey EX and we like the trim except for the road noise and tight steering. I see several threads on transmission issues and are making me think twice.
Some other reader also quoted why is this rated so high if the Odyssey has so much problems.
Thoughts and tips are welcome.
#1412 of 2416 Re: Honda Odyssey Transmission and other issues [srican]
Mar 10, 2010 (10:50 am)
What year are you considering?
I have a 2002,
replaced the transmission almost 2 years ago $3000
Then a couple weeks later bad solenoid $250
Today it happens to be in the shop for new motor mounts $680
and new struts $550
The service guy told me the motor mounts are bad in the Odyssey, but the new redesigned ones are better. He didn't say what year they started putting in the new design.
#1413 of 2416 Re: Honda Odyssey Transmission and other issues [rfreitas]
Mar 10, 2010 (11:00 am)
We are looking at the new model 2009 version, but I am doubtful due to the large number of issues reported over the past years. Is there a point in time they did a redesign on the transmission and these issues are no longer reported.
Thanks for your response.
#1414 of 2416 Re: Honda Odyssey Transmission and other issues [srican]
Mar 10, 2010 (11:04 am)
I don't know the answer; but you could send an emial to Convsumers Reports and see what they say. The Pilot and MDX use the same charris engines and tranny as the Odyssey, except that the MDX gets a 6-speed in 2010. These 2 have no transmission problems since 2003; probably becuase they are 4 week/all-wheel drive. With Toyota's problems what could you buy in the same size. GM, Ford & Nissan do longer produce minivans. From what I read the Chryslers have their thanny problems too; but are not recommended by Consumers Reports. VW minivan is really a Chrysler. Maybe a customize full size van is the answer. I once had a 1982 Ford one.
1963 Austin Mini
1965 Morris 1100
1967 Plymount Valiant
1972 Datsun 510
1979 Mercury Zephyr
1982 Ford E150 Customized
1992 Ford Taurus
2002 Honda Odyssey EX
#1415 of 2416 Re: Honda Odyssey Transmission and other issues [srican]
Mar 10, 2010 (11:13 am)
I would recommend not getting a Honda Oddessy. 1 1/2 years ago they put a rebuilt transmission in it under warranty and it has failed about 2 weeks ago but Honda is paying for 50%. A transmission should not fail in a 1 1/2 years!