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#1946 of 2416 Re: 2003 Odyssey [donethat_1]
Aug 02, 2011 (9:20 am)
We are going to dump the damn thing in the very near future. We were left with no choice but to fix the stupid thing given we were on vacation with our three kids. Dumping it and flying home would have been just as expensive if not more so and a giagantic logistical nightmare.
As a follow up to this, it would seem that the dealer that FIXED it did something to the steering which hasn't been right since. I'm caught in Honda Hell that the US tells me I need to take it back to the dealer that fixed it and Canada says not our problem.
#1947 of 2416 Re: 2003 Odyssey [pinkyroo]
Aug 04, 2011 (6:48 pm)
Sounds just like what has happened to my family today. Driving home from a holiday in our 2003 odyssey, which has 89000 miles. On the freeway, car starts to rev really high. This being the second time the transmission has gone, I knew what it probably was,and was able to pull into a construction area. Van towed to the shop, where we have been told it will be anywhere from $3-5000 . Got the rental car and are now waiting to hear the final total. Second transmission only lasted about 30k miles. I'll be selling it ( hopefully) when we get home and NOT buying another honda !
#1948 of 2416 2002 :do not buy honda again
Aug 05, 2011 (12:00 pm)
Well it happened to me also , got screwed by Honda . I have a 2002 odssey , bought new , loved it , great van except but now I will not recommend Honda to anybody , save your money . My van is in awesome shape , waxed and polished by my son (has a detail service) 68,000 mile (2002) tranny went out drove into Community Honda , estimate was $4500-5500 , then we would send a letter to Honda and maybe get $500 , I ended up walking out because of their price gouging (rear brakes $400 ) I ended up going to a transmission shop that has been in business for 30 years , he quoted me $2650 and a three year warranty. I got it done , filed a complaint to American Honda , took them 3 days to read my 4 page letter attached with photos and a letter from trasmission guy explaining the problem with there design . The spineless guy at Honda says he understands my frustration with my low miles and tranny replacement , but Honda will not help . I told him I will not buy Honda again and I will tell everyone that will listen . As a side note that tranny shop I went to had 4 hondas in the shop at the same time , he said his record was 6 . If anyone knows of actions against Honda or petetions , please post as i will not hesistate to sign . Thanks for listening Honda .....I will not be back to Community Honda either
#1950 of 2416 Re: 2002 :do not buy honda again [rfreitas]
Aug 05, 2011 (12:18 pm)
Thank you , I will
#1951 of 2416 Re: 2002 :do not buy honda again [usetolikehonda]
Aug 05, 2011 (12:32 pm)
There are about one dozen Community Honda dealers. Which one & city, state did you buy from? I take it the transmission shop is a franzise; what's their name? I too have a 2002 (bought new) in Canada. Transmision replaced at 184,000 kms. Honda paid half the cost. Currently have 283,000 kms. Last August I put in a after-market (not Honda type) transmission cooler. Over the last several months changed the transmission fluid to Honda's synthetic. You should write to the Amerian Honda President.
#1952 of 2416 Re: 2002 :do not buy honda again [autowrite]
Aug 05, 2011 (2:17 pm)
Community honda in waterloo , iowa . Which cooler did you put in ? That was my next move . The tranny place was Metro transmission the owner was a great guy , they got the rebuilt from Chicago . Do you have the presidents address , I got no where with the posted address , if you dont feel comfortable with posting it , i can send you my email address , even though a few thousand letter would not hurt him.......
#1953 of 2416 Re: 2002 :do not buy honda again [usetolikehonda]
Aug 06, 2011 (4:59 pm)
The Honda story continues.
Honda Motor said Friday it will recall more than two million vehicles in the United States and China to update the software that controls their automatic transmission.
Honda said in a press release on its US site that the vehicles in the voluntary recall will include Accord, CR-V and Element models.
No injuries or deaths have been reported, the statement said.
Honda China said in a statement on its website it had notified the nation's quality watchdog that from Monday, it would recall 760,515 cars to update the software that controls their automatic transmission.
The auto giant said the vehicles in the recall would include Accord, Odyssey and Spirior models, manufactured between July 2004 and November 2009.
#1955 of 2416 Re: 2002 :do not buy honda again [autowrite]
Aug 06, 2011 (8:30 pm)
THANKS , I will give it a shot , at this point I dont have much to lose , let me know if you see anything else happening that will help our case.....