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Honda Odyssey, Van
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#1479 of 2416 Re: Honda Odyssey [minimommy]
May 19, 2010 (8:37 am)
2011 Odyssey is suppost to have a 6-speed automatic, the same as in the 2010 Acura MDX
Base model on the 2011 Sienna is a 4-cylinder.
My 2002 is current in for small body job (tree pushed over on it by another vehicle). The rental is a 2010 Sienna. You sure can feed the hard road and the air-conditioner is noisey and there are a few rattles.
I'm told that the Elysion (our Odyssey) built in Japan has no transmission problems.
#1480 of 2416 Re: Honda Odyssey [minimommy]
May 20, 2010 (10:16 am)
I noticed on Consumer Reports that the 08 Siennas had excellent reliability history. I know that CR accumulates data from people who have subscriptions and complete surveys, but 08 Odyssey reliability history is not nearly as clean as Toyota. And I don't see any transmission problems for used Siennas here on CarSpace forums - I can live with other minor problems, but do not want to worry about family getting stranded by a bad transmission. It's a shame because I prefer the Odyssey to the Sienna from an exterior looks and interior configuration perspective, but those differences are not enough to outweigh reliability in performance.
#1482 of 2416 Re: history is not nearly as clean as Toyota. [imidazol97]
May 20, 2010 (3:36 pm)
Interesting. I did not see the Toyota Sienna listed on Toyota's recall website as a vehicle subject to recall for this problem. I guess trusting Toyota to provide all of the information may not be the smartest choice, but I had thought all models with the unintended acceleration had been identified to this point...
If the Toyota Sienna isn't a minivan option, where does a minivan shopper turn?
#1483 of 2416 Lets do something else more than complain
May 21, 2010 (10:46 am)
I had spend 2 days reading about Honda Odyssey bad transmission and Honda seems not to care. I have a 2001 odyssey with 102,000 miles so I am out of luck because it passed the 93 months extended warranty. I am afraid to replace the transmission and after a while have the same problem. You can clearly see that Honda had not made enough improvements. This tranny should have been recalled long time ago and or really help with the price to fix it. 3k that the dealer offered me, it is not a real deal.
It is time to get some government agencies get involved in this: We need to write to the attorney general, BBB, Nhtsa, and other organizations like JD powers, consumer reports, nada and let them know what we think about Honda cars.
I would like to sue Honda, if somebody wants to join me for their lemon warranties and/or products, ad because their faulty transmission can cause accidents (when I had my transmission problem I was in a 3 lanes hwy with cars coming full speed at my rear and I was having problems to get to the side lane (lucky me I didn't cause any accident). Do we need to wait until somebody has an accident and die?
May 28, 2010 (5:03 am)
My story is the same as so many other on here. Purchased a 2001 Ody (Certified Used at dealer) with 35k miles. First transmission failed at 74k and was replaced by dealer. Now sitting at 145k and the trans has failed again. Being offered 2K by same dealer as trade-in.
How's that for customer loyalty?
#1486 of 2416 Re: 2001 Oddysey [gvillebrkaway]
May 28, 2010 (8:21 am)
How's that for customer loyalty?
uhh, what do you mean? You wanting a new transmission... or more for your trade-in?
#1488 of 2416 Only Older Models have tranny problems
Jun 03, 2010 (8:26 am)
I notice alot of the tranny problems are from older Odysseys. Does the tranny problems still exist with later models Odysseys?