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#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)
Be sure to tell your stories on facebook and the "new car buying experience? page on this forum to let people know.
Aug 20, 2011 (6:33 pm)
.....what is the facebook link?
#1969 of 2416 Transmission fist f__k
Aug 26, 2011 (7:55 am)
After a complete service, we started on a three-week loop through the Southwest in late July in our 2000 Odyssey with 127,000 miles on it. On the first leg from the San Francisco Bay Area down to Los Angeles the check engine light came on; a trip to a dealership service department in Anaheim got us the diagnosis of impending transmission failure. $5,200 later we were back on our way with a remanufactured transmission.
When we got home I called Honda of America and got the old "Gee, we're so sorry, but too bad." If this is what we have to expect from Honda from one of their top vehicles, we'll never buy Honda again. We had an '88 Civic that had 280,000 miles on it and only ended up in the junkyard after the third rear-ending, and so were really sold on Hondas. No longer. Buy at your own peril!
#1971 of 2416 Re: 2003 Odyssey Transmission trouble [mdeshmukh]
Aug 26, 2011 (9:20 am)
My 2003 Odyssey tranny started to slip. Took it to a dealer and got a quote for over 5K. American Honda provided a "goodwill" help for about $1000. We eventually traded it in. I would be very careful buying any Honda big cars with automatic transmission. Smaller Honda cars seem to be doing fine. I still own a manual Civic. It has been doing fine.
#1972 of 2416 Another honda to the scrap yard
Aug 26, 2011 (10:36 pm)
I have a 2004 honda odyssey with 111,111 miles and we currently live overseas in England. My check engine and TCS light came on five days ago and since then it has been down hill. It has trouble getting into reverse and now it is scipping really bad in 2nd and 3rd gear. I took it to the UK honda and since it is US spec and has to ship the transmission from the states it will cost 7500 pounds and with the exchange rate it would be about 12000 dollars. We do not have many choices as they are not many shops that will work on american spec cars. We loved the van up until this all staredWe have to make the choice to get rid of the car as it is not worth that much. We are really in a bind as we are a family of six and this is our only transportation. I think we will go with a Toyota the next time.
#1974 of 2416 Re: Another honda to the scrap yard [edfamilyhonda]
Aug 27, 2011 (5:14 am)
get rid of the car now why there is still some value. I went to trade mine in and the first thing they asked mme was "have you had work done to the transmission." It is a well known issue that Honda is wlaking away from unfortunately. Like you, I bought something other than a Honda. I will no longer buy any of their products.