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#2014 of 2392 2002 Odyssey transmission failure
Oct 08, 2011 (3:27 pm)
I purchase in 2002 a new Odyssey , and we just hit 100,000 miles, and the transmission is gone. The quote for the repair is $4,300. Honda will not cover anything as it is passed the seven years. This was regularly serviced at the Honda dealer. They are offering a 36 month 36,000 mile warranty on the rebuilt transmission. My concerned is how reliable is this rebuilt transmission, and have they solved the problems. I read of many post of individuals, having second and third replacement. Has the problem been resolved. Am disappointed as I expected more reliability with the Honda. I also have a 2005 Odyssey with only 20,000 miles, and am wondering how reliable that transmission is.
#2015 of 2392 Re: 2002 Odyssey transmission failure [eng2]
Oct 08, 2011 (4:20 pm)
I have the same year. The tranny went at 184,000 kilometers (you convert it to miles). I had the 36 month warranty. If cost $4200 & Honda refunded 1/2. I currenty have 285,000 kilometers on it, Last year I put in a tranny cooler and Honda changed me over to their synthetic tranny oil.
#2019 of 2392 Re: 2002 Odyssey transmission failure [eng2]
Oct 08, 2011 (5:55 pm)
The Honda rebulds they use are just as problem prone as the originals, no engineering done on the system, no better fluid filtering, no improvments to the torque converters.
As for your 05', I would get the Honda ATF Z1 fluid out of it ASAP and get it filled with the new DW1 sysnthetic fluid. Ad an in line Magnefine filter to it and put it on a strict fluid and filter change every 30,000 miles.
#2020 of 2392 Howard Engineering?
Oct 08, 2011 (6:48 pm)
If the transmission is rebuilt and warranted by Howard Engineering, DO NOT buy it. The Better Busness Bureau in LA has given Howard Engineering an "F" rating. Per the BBB website, Howard Engineering has a history of not responding to complaints and failure to honor warranties. I can atttest to this through personal experience. I'm not sure why Honda would use this type of company to rebuild tehir transmissions.
#2021 of 2392 Re: 2002 Odyssey transmission failure [eng2]
Oct 08, 2011 (8:11 pm)
The Honda tranny that is the replacement is the same as the bad one they originally put in. I had the same dilemma and quickly traded the van in. Not only was the transmission bad the engine mounts were broke, etc. I traded it ASAP. The bad part was that when I went to trade it in, the dealer, not Honda, asked if I had any transmission issues with the van. This is a very well-known issue with Honda.
#2022 of 2392 How many of you have had your tranny replaced more than once?
Oct 08, 2011 (8:12 pm)
I had my 2003 Ody tranny replaced at 80k. We are now at 143k. I am so paranoid that I'm going to have to replace again. I want a new van, but hubby just spent $500 on the new key ignition (another known problem), he wants to keep the car since the van is paid off.
So how many if you out there have had your Honda Ody transmission replaced more than once?
#2023 of 2392 Re: How many of you have had your tranny replaced more than once? [patnic]
Oct 09, 2011 (5:53 am)
This site links victims with class action attorneys. Might be a good thing for everyone who has posted to post their story here, too.