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#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.
#1768 of 2416 Re: 2001 Odyssey transmission failure [junk_tranny]
Jan 04, 2011 (5:17 pm)
That price is insane. Jasper will sell your local shop a transaxle for much less. You will still pay about $3,000 to get it done, but Jasper offers a 100,000 mile warranty with their units.
If you live near Ohio, let me know. I'm a tech at a dealer and I rebuilt the transaxle in our 1999 Odyssey. The parts cost me $600 and I provided the labor.
#1769 of 2416 Re: 2001 Odyssey transmission failure [junk_tranny]
Jan 04, 2011 (6:02 pm)
unfortunately it appears honda is going to deal with this one van at a time, and only by force, because it will still cost them less than simply saying, bring every van in for a 10 year period. There are several major problems they are not dealing with and simply can't afford to do it right by their products any more. Meaning that Honda is only as good as any other brand now, so adjust your expectations and shop around for your next car with open eyes. I am also stuck with a 2005 van with problems. Welcome to the new american life experience,...only as good as the rest of the world has had it for decades....and happy new year while we are at it.
#1771 of 2416 Re: 2001 Odyssey transmission failure [2005honda]
Jan 04, 2011 (7:20 pm)
tHOnda has finally figured out what many re-builders have been saying for years. "Don't use the Z1 fluid."
HOnda has now discontinued it and replaced it with DW1..a synthetic. Great, 10 years of burn up clutch packs and torque converters and finally they get it.