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#1862 of 2416 Re: $5000 tranny replacement [hondaout]
Apr 26, 2011 (8:37 am)
The 2007+ Honda Odysseys got the newer 5 speed transmission that went into the Acura MDX 2003+, Acura TL 2004+, Pilot 2006+.
The old 4 speed and old 5 speed had the engineering flaws.
The newer 5 speed is showing excellent reliability.
However, Honda programmed the torque converter incorrectly for better gas mileage for the 2007 which was causing premature wear of the torque converter. If you got recalled/reprogrammed early on you may not experience torque converter failure. If you do require torque converter replacement, once it is done, you should experience long term reliability on this new 5 speed transmission and not the multiple replacements you have seen for the others. This is being proven with the Acuras/Hondas that have the newer 5 speed transmission.
#1863 of 2416 Re: $5000 tranny replacement [ignorisbliss]
Apr 26, 2011 (12:27 pm)
The TL got the new 5 speed in 2007+ not 2004+.
#1864 of 2416 Re: I sued Honda in Small Claims Court and Won [boo_honda]
May 01, 2011 (2:33 pm)
I have a 2001 ODY with 70000 miles and having issues. Waiting for Honda to make decision. In your case, who did you "serve" at Honda for your small claim, the local dealer, etc??
#1865 of 2416 Re: Finally gave up on the Odyssey
May 03, 2011 (1:23 pm)
After 131k miles on the original transmission, our torque converter started acting up. When it is very hot out and the A/C is on (increased load), the torque converter stops locking up in Overdrive. This has happened twice in the last year and the second time it threw the dreaded Check Engine & TCS lights. I reset the codes by disconnecting the battery and the torque converter worked okay after the car cooled down overnight. My wife's upcoming 4000 mile summer road-trip made us look at other new cars to replace our Odyssey. Ended up buying a 2012 Mazda5 Grand Touring last Thursday. Best I could get on trade in was $3900 (but still $400 better than Edmunds trade-in value), and the Mazda dealership said that they'd have to auction it as it is too old. But low and behold, my Odyssey is for sale on their website with a Value listed as $8500 and a SALE PRICE of $6999! Edmunds dealership price is $5999 when the vehicle is in Great conidition. I feel bad for whoever buys it as I'm pretty sure the transmission is on it's last legs. BTW, my wife is LOVING the Mazda5......much better handling, better gas mileage, and cool Bluetooth music streaming & phone calls from both our phones and when compared to a new Odyssey EX-L at least 10k cheaper at $22,999 (negotiated price)
#1866 of 2416 Re: Finally gave up on the Odyssey [mdashi]
May 03, 2011 (3:15 pm)
What year Odyssey did you trade in?
#1867 of 2416 Re: I sued Honda in Small Claims Court and Won [sww2]
May 04, 2011 (12:33 pm)
I served American Honda through their Agent for Service. If I had to do it over again, I would have named both American Honda and the dealer. Either they don't communicate with each other, or their communication is limited to coming up with various ways that they can screw with the customer. So many times throughout this whole process, each of them pushed responsibility for something to the other, but rather than working it out between them, they forced me into becoming the middleman. It seemed like every time I talked to someone at American Honda, they said there was nothing they could do and that I would have to talk to the dealer. And then when I would call the dealer, they would say that there was nothing they could do, and that I would have to talk to American Honda.
#1868 of 2416 Re: Finally gave up on the Odyssey [ignorisbliss]
May 04, 2011 (12:41 pm)
Sorry, it was a 2001 Odyssey EX
#1870 of 2416 Re: I sued Honda in Small Claims Court and Won [boo_honda]
May 04, 2011 (1:06 pm)
It looks like I might be going down the same path as you. Is there anyway we can connect outside of this forum to discuss further? I would certainly like to gain some insight into your situation and have all of the available tools for my issue.
#1871 of 2416 Re: Odyssey 2001 [bad_odyssey]
May 04, 2011 (6:02 pm)
I own a 2004 Honda Odyssey-heard such "great" things about Honda's outlasting all other cars~yea sure if you got money laying around to replace a durn transmission!! My Odyssey only has 108,000 miles on it and the troubles began in 2010 after only owning the car for 1 year!!! There are warranty's and recalls listed for the 2004 Odyssey all over the internet even in the New York times this year and yet Honda still ignores the real issues!!! Weird how one recall listed applies to my vehicle-but they say had already been updated years ago yet the other recall for the tray listed on the same page right above the fuel system recall "doesn't apply to my vehicle" wow-this is the lamest bs i've ever heard. I am a single mother that was laid off in Feb.~ what I am suppose to do???? My children have no way to school everyday yet Honda has no answers!!! If I ever get through this and outta this Honda I will NEVER purchase another one!! Can someone give me some kinda advice????