Last post on Nov 18, 2013 at 10:17 AM
You are in the Honda Odyssey
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Honda Odyssey, Van
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#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?
#1489 of 2416 Re: Only Older Models have tranny problems [chicharone00]
Jun 03, 2010 (8:41 am)
This site tracks reported problems by year (started tracking last year):
It shows they started tapering off in 2003, but they still have problems reported up to 2009. 2007's seem to have a new issue and a recent spike....
#1490 of 2416 Re: Only Older Models have tranny problems [rfreitas]
Jun 03, 2010 (10:55 am)
Please extend a warm welcome to me, I have just joined the Odyssey Blown Transmission Club ("OBTC"). 2001 EX, paid sticker, dealer serviced. Trans failed at 95,000 miles. After back & forth w/ Dealer, Honda America agreed to pay 25%, but I still have a $2900 bill, plus $500 for broken motor mounts. Bought the van thinking 15 yrs, 150K miles no problem. I could have saved $8K and bought a Dodge and had the same result. If not a lemon, then the "Oddity" is a lime...
#1491 of 2416 07 EX transmission issue? What do you think?
Jun 03, 2010 (11:27 am)
I own a 07 EX, first owner, currently at 20k miles. Knock on wood I have not had any transmission issues so far, things have been smooth. However I have noticed that I am having a sound similar to engine knocking (or crunching) as I am stepping on the gas and the vehicle is travelling. It is not loud, and the only way I can hear it is when I lower all the windows down and traveling through an alley (I can hear the engine better since all the noise bounces back from the building walls). I want to say I do not hear it if I am not stepping on the gas but I am not sure. It does not happen if I am parked just revving the engine.
It is not likely that this is a trans issue (I hope) since I'd think I'd hear it all the time that the van is moving but I do not know. Anyone has the same issue?
(edit: I do not hear the sound when I am doing the same thing in Reverse. Ugh. Maybe something wrong with the first gear?)
#1492 of 2416 Re: Only Older Models have tranny problems [chicharone00]
Jun 03, 2010 (1:25 pm)
Seems like it started about 99 and definitely runs through 04 - but I know people with 05's - 09's starting to have problems. I am just waiting for this to blow way up like Toyota's issue did!!! We need to get this out to the press and noticed and on tv! I have put my complaint into our General Manager where we purchased our Honda new and to the NHTSA - EVERYONE needs to do the same!!! Not wait - DO IT NOW!!! Good Luck!