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#1795 of 2416 Re: Another Ody Tranny DOA [desertkev]
Feb 12, 2011 (2:45 am)
I'm having the shuddering problem also on my '06 EXL-NAV-RES with 80k miles. I first reported the problem to my Honda store around 59K miles and they performed the software update. Did nothing actually made it worse.
I returned the car again around 70k and Honda still tells me nothing is wrong.
Honda V6 transmissions have been failing at high rates since year 2000. I'm personally fed up with this BS after owning 3 Honda models with bad transmissions (2000 Odyssey, 2003 Accord V6, and 2006 Odyssey).
We need to get together and form another class action suit for the 3rd generation Odyssey. The torque converters are faulty and Honda is not owning up to the problem.
#1796 of 2416 Re: Another Ody Tranny DOA [blackexv6]
Feb 12, 2011 (8:02 am)
i have found that the shuddering problem likely comes from the hydr engine mounts, front and back of the engine. Try to notice if it only shudders when the eco light comes on and less than all cylinders are being used which creates nasty vibrations. If so, each engine mount is about 700 to replace with or without the dealer and using dealer only parts. most people just keep driving with vibration and continue to enjoy better gas mileage than without eco. no there is no way to disable eco. honda thought of everything except how NOT to piss everyone off and cause them to form a class action suite. POINT IS, YES A HONDA CLASS ACTION SUITE IS IN ORDER AND IT IS REDICULOUS IT HAS TAKEN THIS LONG TO FORM ONE. IT SHOULD DEAL WITH ENGINE MOUNTS, TRANSMISSIONS, AND 2 OR 3 OTHER PROBLEMS THAT FREQUENTLY GET UNACKNOWLEDGED BY HONDA.
#1797 of 2416 Honda does step up on Tranny issues iff....
Feb 12, 2011 (8:45 am)
I have a 02 EX , at 89K the tranny died...Honda stepped up in 2009 and replaced it. I had the the prior recall/inspection done too ( they drill a hole in the tranny case, attach camera, take picture of a particular gear, if ok, install additional oil gallery line. If gear bad, free transmission. Mine was fine at the time.) I had the tranny fluid changed every 30K miles, about $100 and it gave Honda no way to not take care of it because the same dealer did all service work. Your relationship with the same dealer service department helps tremendously. The same dealers sales department are horrible and I walked away several times before I bought a van 100 miles away for $ 4K cheaper for same exact model. Honda has a customer satisfaction warranty they can use if they want.
In 2010 my daughters 02 accord tranny died at 104K miles, she had it serviced at the same dealer only a couple of times ( starving student for sure) they stepped up on hers too..no charge..known defect..hidden warranty by Honda. $3k Transmission installed for free.
Bottom line ...use the same dealer service dept for tranny service every 30Kmiles and Honda will step up.
Because they took care of my daughters car too, we are buying another Odyssey very soon.
Toyota told me to pack sand on a recall for my Tacoma because it was over 36K miles, even with toyota extra care warranty( recalls not covered )I had my Toyotas serviced their for 25 years. never buying another Toyota. I have owned Camry, Cressida, Previa, Van, and 2 Trucks,
they tossed me to the curb! This Odyssey was our first Honda, but not our last, only because of the service department.
#1799 of 2416 2002 odyssey transmission out
Feb 13, 2011 (10:01 am)
Another sob story regarding the poor engineering of the odyssey transmisssion. Almost no notice, and the engine light comes on and the TCS light comes on and the thing slips everywhere while on the highway. certainly dangerous to say the least. I wish Honda wouyld just do the right thing and re-engineer and replace all of these. I hope we as customers do not have to go to congress to get their attention and place govt demands upon them as toyota has been pressured with. I think if honda doesn't want to replace it for me, I will go to the BBB, my senator, and then call in to talk radio shows like limbaugh and others in the media to get attention on this situation. I see where honda has mistreated many people who aren't willing to be firm with them.
#1801 of 2416 Re: 2002 odyssey transmission out [papist1]
Feb 13, 2011 (10:28 am)
I had to replace my transmission last year for $4800. I wrote to the CEO of Honda Japan last year. He referred the case to Honda America. They reached out to me and offered me $500. I declined to take that offer. The manager who spoke to me at Honda America was very rude. When I pointed out this site about the issue, he said he does not care about what people post on the internet and said it was unreliable. They need to be taught a lesson. May be we should do a facebook campaingn to bring Honda to Justice.
#1802 of 2416 Bought Two '03 Odysseys - BOTH have had tranny failures
Feb 13, 2011 (10:59 pm)
Last year, the 2003 EX my wife and I bought for my in laws had the transmission go out at 84,000 miles. Honda "helped" a great deal, and the replacement only cost me $1,000.
Last week, at 89,000 miles, we lost the one in our 2003 EX-L. Thus far, Honda is offering to pay for half (net $2,700) of the replacement cost.
Both of these cases seem pretty good compared to what other people are experiencing, however, NEITHER, obviously, should have happened. Honda should have engineered a better unit; and when they realized what they had, they should have been stand up about it. They have not been. Regardless of how my particular case turns out, I have bought my last Honda. Any corporation willing to treat its customers this way, for THIS long, does not deserve MY business.
#1803 of 2416 Re: 2002 odyssey transmission out [pinewood]
Feb 14, 2011 (5:40 pm)
I think we should call on our senators to take this issue up as they did with toyota last year. make them get the ceo of japan and america and put them through the wringer on t.v. in front of congress, and then regulate them big time over these safety issues. I have an in law who is a lobbyist.
#1804 of 2416 Re: Bought Two '03 Odysseys - BOTH have had tranny failures [101a]
Feb 15, 2011 (7:12 am)
I'm sure many of us have made similar decision - No more business to HONDA and of course that passes on to generations to come.....