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#2021 of 2416 Re: 2002 Odyssey transmission failure [eng2]
Oct 08, 2011 (7:11 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 2416 How many of you have had your tranny replaced more than once?
Oct 08, 2011 (7:12 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 2416 Re: How many of you have had your tranny replaced more than once? [patnic]
Oct 09, 2011 (4:53 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.
#2024 of 2416 Re: 2005 Honda Odyssey EX-L, shuddering transmission [scahartman]
Oct 09, 2011 (10:03 am)
I have the exact same problem. the dealer changed transmission fluid for $220, it helped, but it still shudders every once in a while. I think the transmission is gonna fail just a matter of when. shame on Honda.
#2025 of 2416 Re: How many of you have had your tranny replaced more than once? [patnic]
Oct 09, 2011 (7:09 pm)
My 1999 Ody with 180K miles is on it's third transmission...
#2026 of 2416 Re: How many of you have had your tranny replaced more than once? [patnic]
Oct 16, 2011 (8:12 am)
have had my 2001 Odyssey tranny replaced twice as well with only 105,000 miles. fighting honda on third tranny but not willing to help me. file complaint with honda of america in torrance calif and better business bureau as well as ntsb site. enough complaints may trigger class action law suit. good luck
#2027 of 2416 2001 odyssey bad tranny
Oct 16, 2011 (8:31 am)
have 2001 odyssey. tranny replaced at 76,000 miles at no cost by honda. only given 12mo / 12,000 mile warranty. now at 104,000 miles tranny shot again. wrote 2 page letter to honda of america, honda automobile customer service, 1919 torrance boulevard, mail stop:500-2N-7D, Torrance CA 90501-2746. detailed entire history. got phone call stating honda will not help me. she stated honda would not reply by letter regarding refusal to replace tranny. EVERYONE affected should send complaint as well, and also to "better business bureau autoline". i have filed with ntsb as well. if bbb autoline gets enough complaints, it may trigger another class action law suit. Am going to call torrance tomorrow and demand written reply from honda. written complaints must be filed to initiate action on part of honda. told woman i would never buy another honda. paid top $ for odyssey and maintained it very well. great vehicle with exception of tranny. honda knows trannys are defective. file your complaints to honda and bbb autoline. good luck
#2028 of 2416 '02 Odyssey 2nd Transmission Failing
Oct 26, 2011 (7:43 pm)
I have an '02 Odyssey. First transmission replaced at 113,000 miles. Honda covered 3/4 the cost. Surprising especially since I'm the second owner (bought from in-laws ~59,000 miles). Got 3 year/36,000 mile warranty. Now at 177,000 and that second transmission is going out. Honda says they'll pay about 1/4 of it, but that still leaves me with ~$3,800. Hubby thinks it's worth about 5,000 if repaired. Checked just to make sure we weren't putting $4,000 in a van worth less than that. Advice on what to do if I can't get Honda to pay anymore? Have someone else rebuild the transmission? I was hoping to get quite a few more miles out of this one. Of course, I do have two broken motor mounts I suppose I should fix . . .
#2029 of 2416 Need a little insight please
Nov 05, 2011 (9:35 am)
I'm the original owner of a 2004 odyssey with 147k miles. Our family loves this car as it very functional for us and minimal problems up to now.
Over this past summer, we embarked on a 10k mile road trip in the odyssey. Prior to the trip, i had the basic tune-up performed (oil change, inspection) and had all 4 tires replaced. Also 2 motor mounts were replaced.
During this trip, we were driving through Texas during the heatwave and experienced a massive burst of oil from the front drivers side area. Driving with cruse control about 80mph, suddenly there was a loss of acceleration and the engine reved up over 4000rpm's. We were luckily planning to exit the interstate for gas/food and the off ramp was a few hundred feet ahead. When the loss of power occurred, I quickly ahifted to neutral. Upon limping (back in D but only idling speed) to the closest service station, i could see a lot of oil leaking. Again it seemed a bursting of oil due to the heat. Ill add the car was not overheating temp gauge wise and the a/c radio etc working fine.
So pretty concerned at what i saw, i took the car to different mechanics in the small town. They were not transmission specialist nor was there a honda dealer. They both basically told me that engine oil and atf levels were fine. One mechanic thought the atf was overfilled and "overflowed" but couldnt pinpoint where. The other mechanic mentioned a similar theory. The strange thing is after restarting the car after it cooled down, it seemed to run just fine. Although leary at first and driving quite conservatively, we made it from Texas back to Southern California without any problems or a repeat of the oil "burst" with odyssey performance quite normal.
Recently, im experiencing a clunking sound from the drivers side area. Like a metal to metal sound shaking inside an enclosure. It seems that the sound is at its worst when the car has not been driven for many hours (overnight) and hitting small bumps in the road. But after driving for approx 5-10 minutes the sound seems to reduce quite a bit. But lately, the sound persists constantly though always improving from the initial startup. Also I park on an incline with the front of the car up about about 25 degrees. My mechanic which has been very fair and reliable for many years cant explain it. I dont know if the oil bursting episode and the sound I'm hearing now are related. I'll also add that steering and breaking seem normal and the check engine ligjt is not lit.
Im not sure if this a transmission issue but trying my luck here. Any insight or any guidance to diagnose this would be gratefully appreciated. Thanks in advance.
#2030 of 2416 Re: Need a little insight please [2004odyssey1]
Nov 05, 2011 (9:54 am)
Was it motor oil, or a/t fluid?
Did they put it up on a rack to see where the oil came from?