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#1758 of 2416 Honda has experation dates!
Dec 29, 2010 (3:45 pm)
I have a 2000 and 2001 Honda Odysseys. Each one has had 4 transmissions. The original milage was 89,000 miles and 82,000 miles. None of the Honda rebuilts lasted 20,000 miles. Each time they replaced saying its unusal for this to happen. Each time I was out the time of repair. Each time I was told that the rebuilts should last the life of the vehicle.
Now after a register letter to home office, they assigned it to a woman in the complaint department. After review they said that it was not worth their expense to replace these again since the milage on the one was 160,000 miles.
I countered that the car is in good working order with no damage to the body, and that I have purchased 12 hondas in the past 10 years, and they can check that. Her final answer was that their finding is final. i told her that they were putting an expieration date on the Honda's by putting a milage limit on the Oddysey's. She never flinched and didn't even care if I never bought another Honda again.
This means your Honda has a limited value now set buy the milage. Your auto is unrepairable after 160,000 miles and Honda will not honor their poor workmanship regardless. It also says they do not give someone like me special treatment or priority for my faithfulness in their product. In fact they do not care!
I requested back in August a letter stating her findings and statement. To date I have not received a thing. Guess the sweeping it under the carpet is their best defense. To bad there isn't a class action suit, as I have two cars that can speak volumes.
#1759 of 2416 Re: Honda has experation dates! [coachnj]
Dec 29, 2010 (8:52 pm)
I am also on my 4th transmission the 2nd one was paid for and 3rd was still under warranty but now i was told that i was lucky because i actually had gone a little over on millage because when the 3rd was replaced it didn't mean it came with a new warranty the old warranty was still in place must of forgot to let me know that when it was replaced because no where on the paper work does this indicate that. And with this one the 4th their will be no warranty crazy huh! Oh and i guess that they have fixed the problem now and i wont have to worry about it anyway so lots and lots of people have had similar experiences as i have with transmissions. I really feel like we should all be refunded the 4000 that was paid on the 2nd that they now know was faulty but fixed yea i hope so.
#1760 of 2416 Re: 2010 Odyssey Transmission Recall Exists to Replace Transmission Software [dcguy2]
Jan 03, 2011 (2:11 pm)
Hello - just bought a 2010 touring and have about 7k miles on it. about 2k I took it in for vibration during decel. They put in the new software and swapped tires. still same problem. took a snap shot and sent it to Engineering. Customer service says its in tolerance. Curious if you still have vibration problem.
#1761 of 2416 Re: 2010 Odyssey Transmission Recall Exists to Replace Transmission Software [dklp]
Jan 03, 2011 (4:27 pm)
the tolerance for a shaking/vibration under decel should be none. If it was me, I would keep taking it back for the same complaint until they either fixed it, or it qualified for lemon law!
I assume you don't mean a shaking from the brakes, which could be warped rotors? Though that should be the first thing checked.
odds are it could be the TC. But, at least you are under warranty for years to come, so if it is that, likely the problem will get worse until they can't deny it exists.
#1762 of 2416 Re: 2010 Odyssey Transmission Recall Exists to Replace Transmission Software [dklp]
Jan 03, 2011 (6:31 pm)
Stick guy makes some good suggestions of things to check.
Your vibration sounds different from everyone else's on this Forum.
Torque Converter problems usually have a sympton of "shudder" which is very noticeable and feels like you are driving over rumble strips when you are driving at a constant speed between 35-45 miles per hour on a slight incline. There is no mistaking this as a TC problem.
I have read several technical service bulletins from Honda/Acura about this specific problem and the fix is a software update or if that doesn't work then a TC replacement or entire transmission replacement.
You describe your vibration as on deceleration.
Does your car vibrate if you coast to a stop (don't touch the brakes)?
Another common issue with the EX-L and Touring models is premature failure of the rear engine mount. Due to the constant vibration of the VCM when is turns on/off 3 of 6 cylinders this puts extra wear and tear on the rear engine mount. A Honda mechanic should be able to check for you to see if the mount has failed and the engine is directly sitting on the car frame. This is a very common cause of vibration for the Odyssey's.
However, it is usually felt on acceleration.
Last thing, if you have the run flat tires, these tires have been a nightmare for those who own them. Did Honda put on the same run flat tire?
#1763 of 2416 Re: Honda has experation dates! [coachnj]
Jan 03, 2011 (6:39 pm)
Riduculous, so I guess Honda is saying at 160,000 miles thats when most cars transmissions fail so you are on your own!
Okay then Honda....take the same spiral down in sales as Toyota has in sales when you are not honest and try to hide your problems.
These guys better realize that the majority of consumers don't complain but walk with their feet instead. A silent killer of automoblie sales.
#1764 of 2416 Tranny broke again
Jan 03, 2011 (9:54 pm)
My 2002 Honda Odyssey transmission was broke in 2006 and honda replaced it with a re-manufactured one for $2600. it broke again in oct 2009. The dealer said eventhough it is within 3 yr warranty period my miles has exceeded by 600 miles. So the dealer indicated that I am basically screwed. I have decided, let's go American. I have advised all my friends and family members to avoid Honda.
#1765 of 2416 2001 Odyssey transmission failure
Jan 04, 2011 (1:35 pm)
I bought my car new, and had every service done by the dealer. Now, with only 95,000 miles on it, they say I need a new transmission for $6,900. The dealer submitted a case to Honda America with all my service records, and within minutes they turned down the request for help and refused to do anything. Nothing at all. I feel completely burned by this company. Is there anything I can do to get some justice? Another class action lawsuit?
#1766 of 2416 Re: 2001 Odyssey transmission failure [junk_tranny]
Jan 04, 2011 (1:48 pm)
I got the same run around and got similarly blown off. Then I went to the Honda Odyssey Facebook page and detailing my story: http://www.facebook.com/hondaodyssey?v=wall
I then called up Honda and told them what I was doing and it was my attention to let everyone know that Honda doesn't stand behind their products. I directed them to the page. I said it was magical that with Facebook I was reaching potentially millions of potential Honda owners and yet for $3000 Honda was willing to sacrifice much more. Magically, they fixed it for free the next day.
#1767 of 2416 Re: 2001 Odyssey transmission failure [junk_tranny]
Jan 04, 2011 (1:57 pm)
Similar to my story. My 2001 tranny died at 91K about 1 year ago (although in hindsight it was showing signs of problems before that...wish I had that 20/20 back then). The $6.9K you were quoted seems high. I was quoted a little less than $4K at the Honda dealer (in New England) for a rebuilt tranny, installed. I would also get a quote or two from a local shop to rebuild your tranny...should be nowhere near $6900 (my local shop quote was about $2.2K if I recall). I contacted American Honda directly (after the dealer did), and they ended up paying for 50% of the parts. I paid for the labor. So, doesn't hurt to contact American Honda directly. You're still within the mileage limits of the extended warranty, although depending on your in-service date, you're around 2 years beyond the time (I was about 8 months beyond the time limit when mine failed). Good luck. Ended up fixing ours because I didn't think I could replace the vehicle for my net cost to repair it.