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#1958 of 2416 2003 Odyssey Transmission
Aug 11, 2011 (11:34 pm)
I purchased my 2003 Honda Odyssey in the summer of 2002. It has about 98,000 miles mostly on high way. It gave me a few minor problems in 9 years until very recently. All of a sudden, the car jerked 3-4 times when going up hill at about 40 miles/h with A/C on the day before yesterday. I never had this before and was hoping that the jerk was caused by a sudden on/off of its air condition. After that, the car started to have difficulty to shift its gears at about 40 mile/h (from 4th to 5th gear?) especially going up hill even without air condition.
Does the car have a transmission problem? Should I get it fixed or get rid of the car? What can I expect if I contact American Honda or local Honda dealers.
It looks like 0.1% of Honda Odyssey have had transmission problem.
#1959 of 2416 Re: Could be worse [jmnygaard]
Aug 12, 2011 (5:59 am)
Yes it 'could be worse', much worse.
You now have 13,000 miles on the re-built and as you mentioned you, "don't take real good care of it."
For less than a hundred bucks you can have a "drain and fill" with Honda's new DW1 synthetic done on your a/t re-build to clean out any debris from the overhaul.
I'll bet the shop that did the re-build would be delighted that you want to do it, or it's a pretty easy DIY project that might just give you that extra 100,000 miles.
I am glad you are pleased with your Ody, even tho the original tranny needed a re-build at 126,000 miles. (Many Odys' didn't make it that far)
#1960 of 2416 Re: Could be worse [longo2]
Aug 12, 2011 (8:22 am)
#1961 of 2416 2002-Honda Odyssey Transmission owes!!!
Aug 18, 2011 (10:39 am)
My 2002-Odyssey ( 108K miles) started giving some serious jerky motion while driving over 45 mph. Took it to the Honda dealer today to learn that it is a transmission issue and the damage would be close $5,400. Any help to fix this at lower cost would be greatly appreciated.
#1962 of 2416 Re: 2002 :do not buy honda again [usetolikehonda]
Aug 18, 2011 (11:02 am)
I forgot to mention that the cooler I put in was Tru-Cool #4452 that cost me $226 taxes (13%) included; bought from Sauder's Camping in St. Jacobs, Ontario near Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
#1963 of 2416 Re: 2002-Honda Odyssey Transmission owes!!! [pbman]
Aug 18, 2011 (11:14 am)
have your dealer call Honda and see if they will help out. We got the same price quote and Honda of America offered to kick in $1k. We still ended up getting rid of the van and buying a new one.
#1964 of 2416 Re: 2002-Honda Odyssey Transmission owes!!! [pbman]
Aug 18, 2011 (5:55 pm)
See if you can find an independent transmission place. Mine cost $2400.
#1965 of 2416 Re: 2002-Honda Odyssey Transmission owes!!! [pbman]
Aug 18, 2011 (6:16 pm)
What ever you do dont go to Honda Dealer , find a good transmission place that has been around it will be half the money and better warranty . Honda is losing alot of customers over this deal . They dont care ....Toyotas from now on.........
#1966 of 2416 2003 Odyssey Transmission trouble
Aug 18, 2011 (6:21 pm)
My 2003 Honda has 115K miles on it. I have taken care of it meticulously by doing regular oil changes and major mile services at Honda dealers. I found out that the transmission now needs replacement. The quote from the dealer is for $4600! I am really rethinking whether Hondas are as dependable as we thought. This is our second bad experience with a Honda. The first one was when an alternator went out on our fairly new Accord (just a month past warranty expiration date) and put a hole in our pocket
#1967 of 2416 Re: 2003 Odyssey [mzigglesworth]
Aug 20, 2011 (5:02 pm)
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