Last post on Nov 18, 2013 at 10:17 AM
You are in the Honda Odyssey
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Honda Odyssey, Van
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Sep 08, 2011 (7:57 am)
I have a 2000 honda odyssey my first trans went at 40k my second went at 80k now my third went at 111,000 and now honda said its my problem now! I called honda of north america and no help there! I told them they never fixed the problem to begin with they just replaced it untill they figured the car was old enough to go away! I filed a complaint with NHTSA and still cant believe they didnt recall these trans! I called wabc 7 on yourside hoping they can help! I wrote to the times Christopher Jensen who wrote an article on this problem. Everyone needs to file a report with NHSTA.
#1989 of 2416 Re: Honda odyssey [pisciotta]
Sep 08, 2011 (4:08 pm)
Tell your story on facebook as well. There are several people who think Honda makes a great product and genualiy cares about their consumers! Nothing could be further from the truth as you and I know. I had a 2001 with only 70000 miles and Honda told me to take a hike as well. I sent several letters and they would call me back and tell me thanks for the letter but we cannot help you. I made a promise to Honda to continually spread the word on their products for many years to come. Please be sure to do the same and pass your message on to as many people as possible.
#1990 of 2416 Re: Honda odyssey [donethat_1]
Sep 08, 2011 (5:00 pm)
Honda America blew me off until I told them I was posting on Facebook and told them my goal was to reach as many people as I could to tell them what Honda was doing.
The next day they called and fixed my Odyssey.
You have to make it painful for them and let them know you will make a stink.
The squeaky wheel gets the grease.
#1991 of 2416 Re: Honda odyssey [vanwaanabe]
Sep 08, 2011 (6:22 pm)
What year is your Honda odyssey and what was the mileage?
#1992 of 2416 Follow-up on '04 Honda
Sep 09, 2011 (4:08 am)
Following up on my post, I am having my local mechanic (an STS outlet) put a Jasper in my '04 Odyssey. The mechanic made a point that Honda trannies overheat and a rebuild would be a Honda with a high chance of failure. While the car was at Honda, I asked what the trade in value would be for a new Odyssey, and they said $1,000. Made me laugh.
#1993 of 2416 Re: 2003 Odyssey Transmission [phu4]
Sep 09, 2011 (5:59 am)
Here is the end of the story.
-Took the car to my mechanics specialized at Honda and Acura for a test drive. The tranny problem got confirmed and got a quote of $3200 with 1 year/12,000 mile warranty.
Called American Honda and was told to a dealer. Did that and got confirmed and a quote for $52K with 3 year/36,000 miles warranty. American Honda decided to help with $10000.
I treated it in and bought a RAV4 at a Toyota dealer. I would be very concerned to buy a big Honda car in the future. Honda seems not good at making long lasting transmissions for big cars.
#1994 of 2416 Re: 2003 Odyssey Transmission [phu4]
Sep 09, 2011 (8:34 am)
To get the same cargo room as an Odysey you would need a Sienna. I belive the Highlander would be a better choice than the RAV4 as the RAV4 has a swing-out door.
#1995 of 2416 complaint with NHTSA
Sep 09, 2011 (1:24 pm)
Everyone has to file a complaint with NHTSA it takes 3 minutes !! Tell everyone if they get enough complaints they will have a recall !!! They just looked at this issuse back in April but not enough complaints !! Telling honda is useless !!! Make a complaint !! Chris Jenson from the NY TIMES wrote about this problem back in January. NHTSA looked into but not enough complaints they said back in April which was amazing to me out of 269 transmission complaints 169 were from Honda owners !!! Go Figure???? SO FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THEM !!!!! PASS THE WORD !!!
#1996 of 2416 Re: One more dead '04 [reggie1966]
Sep 13, 2011 (7:35 am)
I bought my 2004 Odyssey as a Honda certified car with 19,000 miles on it in 2006. In hindsight, I have imagined that someone else heard about the transmission problems and traded theirs in. Anyway, their good luck was my bad luck.
I first started noticing the slippage at about 125,000 miles in Spring 2010. We had the 4th gear pressure switch fixed at 130,000 miles (over $200)...but it didn't fix the problem, so we had the transmission rebuilt at 139,155 from a local transmission center ($2633) NOT THE HONDA DEALER. That came with a 2 year or 24,000 mile warranty. In April 2011, while on the highway the transmission started to slip out of gear and lose power and the car overheated. I towed the car back to Massachusetts from New York (at a cost of $800 which I swallowed) so the transmission place could fix it again. They did.
We paid the car off on August 1st, but on August 9th at 139,155 miles, the transmission (AGAIN!) died. Again, it was on the highway at about 70mph, when the gears slipped. I sat on the side of the road for 2 hours with my wife and 5-year old daughter until AAA got through a traffic jam. (I called the police but they police never arrived!). Oh, by the way, we have put 29,000 miles on the car since the transmission rebuilt last year, so we are 6,000 miles beyond the warranty. My mechanic thinks it is electrical - either the Throttle Position Sensor (telling the transmission to downshift at 70mph) or something else electrical/computer related.
This car is dangerous. I want to unload it, but hoped some dealer might take it for a trade-in. Unless Obama brings back Cash for Clunkers, though, I have feeling that I am out of luck.
#1997 of 2416 Small claims court
Sep 16, 2011 (11:18 am)
I would like to file a small claims against Honda in NYC any Idea who I would make the claim against? it cant be Honda of north America because their not in NYC. I can make a claim up to $5000 for a filing fee of $20 I think everyone should do this. I dont think you can lose. This is a known fact about Honda transmissions.