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#2075 of 2416 Re: Mad Grandma [matma]
Dec 04, 2011 (7:47 am)
I understand how you feel, as I gave my 2002 Odyssey with only 14k miles on it to my daughter who has 4 children. It has been serviced by the book at the Honda dealer, and at 100,700 miles the transmission failed. The cost $4,300 to put in a rebuilt with a 36 month, 36,000 mile warranty. We replaced it, but in all the blogs I was afraid that there is a problem with this transmission and so we traded it in last month for a Sienna, as Honda refused to help out with the repair, even though they know that this is a problem.
#2076 of 2416 Re: Mad Grandma [matma]
Dec 04, 2011 (8:40 am)
I am afraid that the replacement transmission is no better then the one that came with the car originally. It sounds to me like the dealer misled you. My suggestion would be to trade the car in now before things gets worse. I would also suspect that the motor mounts are broke as well and they did not tell you.
#2077 of 2416 Another one bites the dust...
Dec 04, 2011 (5:12 pm)
2001--only 65000 miles. Driving down a city street early October when I notice the TCS light and D3 indicator light flshing and the check engine light on. Could no longer accelerate, van would move only very very slowly. Had it towed to local Honda dealer.
They diagnosed it as a tranny failure, replacement would cost $5300. Did the dance with service rep, etc. Got American Honda involved, had to ask, offered replacement for $4320. Told them no thanks, will never buy a Honda again (unless they own this) and will discourage anyone else from doing so. They were actually going to charge me $80 for giving me the diagnosis that I now owned an $8200 paper weight! When I objected, they relented. About the only good thing I can say about the service reps effort and keeping me as a happy Honda consumer.
Took it to an approved Jasper Transmission installer and had them put in the recommended Jasper replacement (why in the world would I want the same product from Honda again?) Total bill just under $4K. We obviously don't drive our van much, but so far it is running perfectly. Jasper comes with 3yr/100,000mi warranty. I just discovered tonight that there is now a class-action lawsuit filed. Unfortunately it seems to cover only 2005/06 modely years. You can bet I will be contacting them to see if the suit can be expanded to additional years. There is also an Occupy Honda facebook page!
It is simply reprehensible that Honda is acting this way and they ought to be held accountable.
#2078 of 2416 Re: Mad Grandma [stickguy]
Dec 05, 2011 (6:39 pm)
From what I've read on the blogs here is that i should check out the Jasper transmissions.....shoot at this point who cares if it comes from Honda? In fact, I don't think I'd want another Honda transmission in the van. The dealership that I purchased it from won't even return my calls.....the dealership where it was bought new and serviced, did offer me the labor free....but the van lives in South Carolina and I'm up north, so it doesn't help me any...
#2079 of 2416 Re: Mad Grandma [matma]
Dec 05, 2011 (7:36 pm)
Lots of talk about Jasper transmissions BUT what transmission dealer/shop sells & installs it in Canada?
#2080 of 2416 Re: Mad Grandma [autowrite]
Dec 06, 2011 (8:05 am)
Does anybody even know if Jasper rebuilds the Odyssey transmission with better parts or if they just know they are less expensive?
Does anyone have a long enough history with the Jasper to say it really is a better unit?
#2081 of 2416 2002 trans issue
Dec 07, 2011 (7:31 pm)
For a year and a half our van has had problems going from 2nd into 3rd...we recently have to shift it into second and then after we get past 30 mph we switch it back into 3rd and then drive. This has carried us through...for how long I don't know. We have 187,000 miles on this van. I just got an estimate from a local Honda dealer $4250.00. We wanted to sell it next year, but nobody will buy it like it is now.
Has anyone else had this problem? I had the transmission flushed about a year and a half ago. I just had the trans fluid checked and it was fine.
Thanks for any input...it sounds like Odyssey's are an issue, but I am wondering if it is van's in general. I have had friend's who have had American made van's and they have gone out. We use Ford van's at the Transit Company where I work...3 went out this year. They sure are cheaper than the Honda replacement trans.
#2082 of 2416 Re: 2002 trans issue [hilapat12]
Dec 07, 2011 (7:48 pm)
at some point, parts (even major ones like a tranny) wear out. 187K is starting to get up there, so hard to argue you did not get your money's worth out of it.
and a new trans is quite possibly going to cost more than you would get for the van after that.
#2083 of 2416 Re: 2002 trans issue [stickguy]
Dec 08, 2011 (3:21 am)
I know the few horror stories I read last night are disturbing...The Accords can go forever...I guess I thought the vans would also!
So...You don't think that it is worth putting a new transmission in? We decided that we will keep the van longer if we put the new trans. in.
Thanks for your feedback...
#2084 of 2416 Re: 2002 trans issue [hilapat12]
Dec 08, 2011 (4:49 am)
My question to you at 187k - what else will need replacing besides the transmission? Wheel bearings, cv joints, does it burn any oil? etc.
If you decide on replacing the transmission don't go back to Honda for the work. They will replace the transmission with the original defective design.
Look for a transmission shop that offers a good warranty. Jasper transmissions have a 3 year 100,000 mile warranty! I think Honda will give you 6 months maybe 1 year?
Also, look at the Odyssey vibration forum there's some links discussing why Honda transmissions fail.