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#2039 of 2416 Re: 2004 Honda Odyssey transmission - Help?? [sassafrass1219]
Nov 07, 2011 (6:13 pm)
You absolutely need to dump the car! The replacement transmission is no better than the original that came with car. Honda knew about this defect when they sold us the van. Mine had 68K when it went out. There was a class action lawsuit on this and Honda lost the judgement to the tune of $90 million. Look at the Toyota or other brand. Even the latest report from Consumer Reports rates the ODY as below average. There are many stories of owners driving down the road and the transmission locking up on the almost causing an accident. People have been reporting the issue to the NHSTA. Don't waste your money trying to fix it. I suspect you will also need new motor mounts for they have cracked, too.
#2040 of 2416 Re: 2004 Honda Odyssey transmission - Help?? [hondamaybe]
Nov 07, 2011 (6:18 pm)
I towed nothing in this van and loaded it with nothing and the transmission lasted for 68K miles. I changed the fluid when I was supposed to. What a disgrace! Honda told me take a hike and wanted nothing to do with me or this van. Not to mention that the motor mounts were broke. Those should never fail.
Try a google search on thius van and see what you find. There are hundred of thousands of former owners out there where the transmission failed, not to mention the $90 millio class action lawsuit that Honda lost.
The van is a disaster and Honda knew it. Shame on them!
#2041 of 2416 Re: How many of you have had your tranny replaced more than once? [joem18]
Nov 07, 2011 (6:20 pm)
Be sure to take Honda to small claims to address the issue as well. I have heard of people winning these cases. Be sure to visit and tell your story on Facebook. Honda has a page on the Honda ODY. We all need to let unsuspecting consumers know to avoid Honda.
#2042 of 2416 Re: 2004 Honda Odyssey transmission - Help?? [sassafrass1219]
Nov 07, 2011 (7:30 pm)
Yes we had to replace the transmission on an 2002 Odyssey with under 101,000 miles for $4,600. This car has been serviced regularly since new at the Honda dealership, and I'm hoping that Honda will come forth to help. If it had gone even 150,000 miles I would have been pleased, but my concern now is what else would go as the car is not worth much more on a trade in than $6,000 or less. I wish we had traded it before the transmission had gone, as with a blown transmission we will not get anything for the car. If repairs start to cost more than the car is worth I think it is time for a new one. Odyssey's appear to have transmissions as a weak point.
#2043 of 2416 Re: 2004 Honda Odyssey transmission - Help?? [sassafrass1219]
Nov 08, 2011 (12:05 pm)
Sassa' I passed your post on to my friend who is a kind of local guru on Honda a/t issues, here is his reply...hope this helps.
The first question I would ask is "What's the warranty?". Somebody is on the ball if they want to replace the PCM as well. Tell him to find an ATRA member shop and he will get better service, all the latest and greatest updates, and a longer warranty. A lower price is questionable. The dealer isn't going to have the updates that fix the inherent design problems within the transmission. He'll be getting a transmission designed and build just like the one that failed. Here's the ATRA Shop Finder to where he can find the nearest ATRA shop. Let me know which one it is as I personally know many of them.http://www.atra.com/shopfinder?transmission
J. Larry Bloodworth Certified TransmissionsDraper, Utah 84020801-656-2794www.certifiedtrans.com
#2044 of 2416 2011 Odyssey Drivetrain issues
Nov 09, 2011 (4:47 pm)
We bought a 2011 touring edition odyssey in May 2011. In august we starting to notice that the car bucks when shifting through the lower gears from a stopped position. we reported this issue to Honda on september 20th. the service manager and the service tech drove the car and corroborated the issue. Service "scanned" the car, to send to Honda Tech service. now after 2 months of reporting this issue, Honda sends a letter offering 1 months payment is=n exchange for us "releasing and forever discharging American Honda and its agents and related corporations or entities, from any an all damages or claims arising out of the drivetrain issue." I am preparing a case for the attorney general. oes anyone have or kow about this issue? what support ahve you received. Our satisaction with this purchase is less than adequate. Oh and did I mention that we have purchase SIX cars from this dealership and also have been bringing our cars there for service for 10 years!?
#2045 of 2416 Re: 2011 Odyssey Drivetrain issues [willsa]
Nov 10, 2011 (4:10 pm)
I don't know about the 2011, but there has been several issues with the ODY transmission in years past. In fact, Honda lost a $90 million class acction judgement for just this issue. I would not sign anything releasign them. That seems like a slap in the face by them to even suggest that but based on my interaction with Honda in trying to get mine repaired they told me to take a hike. Be sure to tell your stroy on the Honda ODY facebook page. You might gain some addtional insight there.
#2046 of 2416 Re: 2011 Odyssey Drivetrain issues [willsa]
Nov 10, 2011 (7:19 pm)
Finally someone who can"duplicate" the problem. We bought our touring in march. Ours has the same issue under medium to hard acceleration. It's especially bad on roads with an incline. It's also worse when the engine and trans are cold. I have told the service rep. A tech rode with me and my friend who sold it to us. The tech didn't notice anything. Going see the service manager 11/11. Hopefully the van performs with the flaw.
I'll post what happens.
#2047 of 2416 New Odyssey Accessory Question
Nov 10, 2011 (7:25 pm)
While I have an added aftermarket transmission cooler on my 2002 do any of the models from 2005 to 2012 have the coolers as standard? I know it's a standard on the Sienna.
#2048 of 2416 Re: 2011 Odyssey Drivetrain issues [thebigmig]
Nov 11, 2011 (3:20 am)
I will be interested to see what happens at your appointment. You hit the nauil on the head that it is more pronounced when the engine and tran is cold and while accelerating on an uphill. I have been told many times that Honda is investigating this and that it is top priority. I was also told by a distric service manager that there are about 80 confirmed vans with this issue across the US.