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Apr 12, 2011 (12:32 pm)
Transmission failure for this car seems to be very common, however, Honda has decided to ignore people who have owned these car longer than 7 years and 6 months. Even if your car has low mileage and you have taken the car to the dealer for scheduled services, Honda will not acknowledge their own, well-documented, transmission flaw.
This posture from Honda does not do any good for consumer loyalty. I will never buy Honda again and I will never recommend the brand to anyone. Feels like I was cheated by the dealer and by Honda who knew of this problem and never told me anything about it. Honda waited until the problem occurred and offered me $2,000 for my car as a trade-in.
I also own a 2001 BMW that had a transmission problem and BMW replaced the whole thing at no cost to me.
#1852 of 2416 2001 Odyssey
Apr 12, 2011 (8:27 pm)
I replaced the transmission serveal years ago at 107,000 miles. I was very disatisfied that the recall only covered vehicles up to 100,000 miles (having owned Toyotasand Nissans that ran smoothly to 200,000 miles). Imagine my shock and horror when the second rebuilt transmission recently failed. The cost of both repairs total $6800. According to various mechanics, this vehicle has the internal make-up of the Accord which is a much lighter vehicle. Honda is aware of the deficiency but feels no obligation to make amends. This is my first and last Honda!!! I have friends with similar vehicles around the same age who have experienced the same. We need justice to be served. The Honda brand is worthless!!!!
#1853 of 2416 Re: New owner, same ol' issues [lonobiscuit]
Apr 13, 2011 (5:21 am)
Update... took Ody in... even though it had had a Judder software update in Oct 2010 they said there was a new one out since then and that they'd try that. And, that since this update they've hardly replaced any torque converters or had any issues... I must report that it now drives like I'd expect it to. Very happy so far. Hope it stays that way.
#1854 of 2416 Re: New owner, same ol' issues [lonobiscuit]
Apr 14, 2011 (6:18 am)
do you know if there is any kind of 'number' associated w/ this new update ? I have a 2007 Odyssey that I purchased on 3/21. took it into Honda dealer on 4/02 for this juddering problem - they applied a PCM update. Update didn't do a thing !! Is this different from yours ? My van is doing the same juddering at highway speeds & is very annoying. the gas mileage is not what it was on my 2003 Odyssey.
would love to go back to Honda & try this 'new' Judder software' update !
#1855 of 2416 2005 Odyssey Tranny experience - over 100k
Apr 14, 2011 (7:28 am)
I have a 2005 Odyssey that started shuddering early on but eventually they gave in and replaced the torque converter for free (little over 100k) since I reported the issue throughout my warranty period. The software updates did little help.
I do feel like at low speed (low torque) the engine growls/vibrates more and is simply not smooth. They claim it is normal but I drove a 2007 model and it did not do this
#1856 of 2416 Re: So am I one of the lucky ones? [autowrite]
Apr 14, 2011 (12:16 pm)
I have a 2001 Honda Ody. Replaced transmission in Jan2007 when it was 47,000 miles (under 3 yr/36000 warranty). Last week (at 94,000 miles), after driving for 120 miles, the eng revs up to 4000-5000 rpms. I stopped and was able to drive again for 0.5 miles and again the eng speed increased to 4000-5000 rpm and minivan moved slowly. The a/t fluid was black and smelled burnt. I towed it and sitting in my garage. Will replacing the a/t fluid and filter help or I have to replace the a/t too. Thanks.
#1857 of 2416 Re: Honda's new synthetic tranny fluid DW-1 [autowrite]
Apr 14, 2011 (12:36 pm)
What do you mean by you have a aftermarket cooler and you do not tow/row? Thanks.
#1858 of 2416 Re: should I buy? [pgnagel]
Apr 14, 2011 (1:48 pm)
How do I install the external cooler and filter? Where do I buy it from or have the mechanic get it from? Thanks.
#1859 of 2416 Re: '02 Honda Odyssey Transmission Failure @ 82k [sml2]
Apr 15, 2011 (11:26 am)
Good for you! They replaced it because it was still under their recall warranty from 04. My 03 Odyssey has 143K miles and American Honda told me to hit the road. The dealer told us $4,500 to replace. They will not be so kind the next time! My mechanic did the repair for $2,200 and said to sell it and his exact words were "it will happen again, it is a Honda problem". Do your research on what happens after the warranty expires and the second transmission fails. If you want my whole story let me know and I will give you my phone number.
FYI...My Odyssey was apart of that transmission recall in 04.
FYI2...Honda dealer just serviced my transmission a week before it went out on the freeway.
#1860 of 2416 Re: 03' Transmission issues...new member..thoughts [bobber1]
Apr 15, 2011 (11:33 am)
You have to be a Honda employee to support them in not paying for their poorly built transmisson! Honda owner's beware of a mole!!