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#1935 of 2392 Re: 2004 Honda Odyssey - to buy or not to buy? [ibeplato]
Jul 27, 2011 (3:45 pm)
As a former owner of a Honda Ody, I would stay as far away from this vehicle as possible. It is a ticking time bomb and there is no doubt the transmission will fail. The dealer won't even tell you if the transmission is bad. He wants to move it from the lot. Even if the transmission has been replaced, it has been replaced with a already defective transmission by Honda. This is a no win situtation. One in which you will regret. I only had 70000 miles when my failed. The dealer told me there was nothing they could do. Honda lost a multi-million $$ class action lawsuit over these transmissions. Not to mention that the motor mounts were broke and the sliding doors would not function properly. Run as fast as you can!
#1936 of 2392 Re: 2003 Odyssey [pinkyroo]
Jul 28, 2011 (4:15 pm)
keep in mind that the transmission you just purchased from Honda for $3800 is the same defective transmssion that they just took out. Get rid of the vehicle before you have to replace again.
#1937 of 2392 Re: 2003 Odyssey [donethat_1]
Jul 28, 2011 (5:48 pm)
Make sure when you get the transmissions fixed, you fix it with non-Honda parts or you will have the same problem. I wish I would have researched before buying my van. I thought they were supposed to have fixed all the problems with the 2005 model. I was wrong 85k miles and $3,100 later I now have a non-Honda transmission and a warranty to go with it. Honda lost this very loyal customer. Oh, and one other thing. The ac is a problem as well. Had mine go out completely in the middle of summer in Texas. Fortunately I had purchased the extended warranty and that was covered. The transmission was not. Honda's response. Remeber "you have all thiose miles on your car." They kept repeating it. I think they thought if they said it enough either they or myself would actually believe it.
Jul 30, 2011 (5:52 pm)
my SIL had a problem today. on the highway, car starting "chugging" (her description, total non-car savvy person). Says the TCS and check engine light now on. Pulled into a rest stop and couldn't find someone to really look at it, but after a rest managed to complete trip (another 150 or so miles) OK, but I don't think it was likely running right.
145K or so on it, and at some point I think she had the tranny done, but she has no clue what was done, other than it was expensive.
I have a feeling I know what it is, but any input appreciated.
#1939 of 2392 Re: Honda has experation dates! [coachnj]
Jul 31, 2011 (7:14 am)
I am an original owner of a 2001 Odyssey with 79K miles and the transmission went. Why doesn't Honda recoginze the magnitude of the problems and replace the transmissions? Because they don't stand by their products period!!!
Honda is just turning their heads to this problem. When is the government going to step in and deal with it...when a life is lost!
#1940 of 2392 Re: Honda has experation dates! [richca]
Jul 31, 2011 (7:30 am)
I used to be a loyal Honda buyer; no more, I will never purchase another car from Honda again.
Make sure you post your experiences on the Honda and Honda Odyssey page on Facebook.
#1941 of 2392 Re: Honda has experation dates! [vanwaanabe]
Jul 31, 2011 (8:57 am)
>Make sure you post your experiences on the Honda and Honda Odyssey page on Facebook.
Do those negative comments stay or do they get removed on Facebook....?
#1942 of 2392 Re: Honda has experation dates! [richca]
Jul 31, 2011 (11:40 am)
I too had a 2001 Odyssey and Honda turned their back on me. It only had 70000 miles and they wanted $5000 to replace the transmission. The motor mounts were broke as well. The bad part about this is that Honda will replace your current transmssion with the same transmission that has already failed. It is useless, so you are stuck with a vehicle that in the end is still useless and unsafe. Tell your story on Facebook and other all related sites. I have. Some consumers still think this is a great vehicle and they need to know the true story. Report your concerns to the NHSTA as well. If you remember, there was a class action lawsuit on these vehicles that Honda lost to the tune of about $90 million.
#1943 of 2392 Re: Honda has experation dates! [donethat_1]
Jul 31, 2011 (4:48 pm)
These is no class action lawsuit for everyone; only Americans.
#1944 of 2392 '05 Honda Odyssey Transmission Failure
Jul 31, 2011 (6:40 pm)
Our transmission story. About 3 weeks ago - just over 100K miles. Transmissions fails on freeway. Fortunately it failed at an exit and not in the middle of nowhere. A few calls and we get in touch with the best independent transmission repair in our neighborhood. A long tow, two weeks, a rental car to get home, and $4,000 (!) later we're back on the road with a rebuilt transmission.
The story we got is that Honda Oddy's transmissions generally fail by 100K or so. The recommendation we went with was to buy a rebuilt (not by Honda) transmission with a 3 year warranty. We were adviced to avoid used transmissions because they all fail around this point anyway.
This is our first Honda and I was looking forward to a car we could get 100K+ miles without problems. Didn't happen. Our last two mini-vans were Chev/GMC. I guess we should have saved some money up front and stuck with Chevy.