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#2165 of 2416 Re: Honda Odyssey Transmission Problems [imidazol97]
Feb 13, 2012 (7:20 pm)
First of all, no one makes better transmissions than GM; I consider them the standard, so I agree with your Buick example. I've been watching the posts here, as a 2006 Ody owner. My point is that nearly all the problems with Ody transmissions are with those thru 2004, until they redesigned the Ody in 2005 model year. So telling everyone to avoid ALL Odys is not a responsible message to convey. The Ody weighs in at over 4500 lbs empty, and perhaps those 1999-2004 Odys did not have a tranny to adequately handle the 4500 lbs plus the 1000 lbs. in people and the 200 lbs. of stuff that folks pack into and on top of their Ody (hey, I'm guilty of this too on our 2006.) If someone has gotten 200K miles without having to pay for any tranny replacements, I'd say they got a decent deal, and looking at the lack of complaints on 2005-2010 models, I'd reco buying one of those to replace it.
#2166 of 2416 Re: Honda Odyssey Transmission Problems [01intrigue]
Feb 18, 2012 (9:30 am)
ODY model years 2004-2009 has a class action lawsuit for the tranny as well. This is an ongoing issue and not just the early model years. In addition, the ODY is not recommended by Consumer reports and Motor Trend tested the van and said the following, "February 2012 Motor Trend Long Test Article 2011 Odyssey Touring Elite, 6 months old, 14999 miles "...we'll have the technicians look at the transmission as well. Over time, shifting has become rough, and occasionally upon acceleration between first and second gears, the transmission seems to be shuddering."
#2167 of 2416 2000 honda odyssey lx
Feb 18, 2012 (1:26 pm)
my odyssey 212300 miles and still going like new
#2168 of 2416 Re: 2000 honda odyssey lx [tonny239]
Feb 18, 2012 (2:15 pm)
you certainly got your money's worth.
points out an important fact. Not every unit is going to fail early. Maintenance and usage also play a part in longevity.
I have a 2005 that just turned over 70K. We are considering replacing it next December (2012) when it should have ~ 78K on it, and a big part of the decision to do it then or keep it a couple more years (up to 100K or so) is whether I trust the tranny.
Now, a class action settlement where they extend the warranty on the trans to 10/100 or so would help sway the decision! Though my wife is also ready to move into something smaller, if I can get away without paying for it, all the better.
#2169 of 2416 Re: Honda Odyssey Transmission Problems [donethat_1]
Feb 19, 2012 (2:15 pm)
Consumer Reports did not say "not recommended" for the Odyssey. They just did not mention any words, one way or the other.
#2170 of 2416 Re: Honda Odyssey Transmission Problems [autowrite]
Feb 20, 2012 (4:10 pm)
so the mere fact that they did not recommend the ODY does not suggest that it is not recommended? If it is not listed as a recommendation seems to me it points to the fact that it is not recommended and the Toyota is. In years past, they always seemed biased for the Honda. They finally have seen the light.
#2171 of 2416 what else, 2000 ody tranny
Feb 22, 2012 (10:20 pm)
it all started in a cold cloudy day, about 2 yrs ago, when? oc three months after i bought it used from this guy who supposedly took care of it since new. i noticed that when it is cold outside, tranny is in a bad mood??) or someone mentioned something about some sensor somewhere ? how do it troublshoot that? or just i should shoot the car out?
drained , replaced fluid twice, no good so far.
live in dc area ,
#2172 of 2416 Re: 2011 Odyssey Shuddering Motor Trend Article [frustrated59]
Feb 23, 2012 (9:17 pm)
Is this a problem with just the touring models? Wouldn't the extended warranty take care of this? I'm looking at the 2012 elite but this is scary! Is there anything I could do to protect myself before I make the deal?
#2173 of 2416 Re: 2011 Odyssey Shuddering Motor Trend Article [dd09]
Feb 24, 2012 (2:42 pm)
walk away ASAP
#2174 of 2416 here is one for the record
Feb 24, 2012 (7:37 pm)
yesterday i took my ody to the exclusivly transmission shop in herndon, va. he got in can, plugged all his gadgets and drove, and checked under hood, and brooded , and told me: i have no idea why your honda odyssey is doing whats doing. although, on average they rebuild five transmissions for odyessys per week at his shop. his conclusion was: it is not the transmission, it must be something else and counted eight difrnt posibilites.
van does not go in reverse unless you turn ignition off, then on, then drives in reverse like a charm. it will not shift over second gear no matter what, or even first gear. on take off , shudders and kicks like mule then drive normally. he mentioned the computer of car might be the vilon. but not sure. so, back to square one.
the van started acting up at 125k, and now at 145 still moving , but you dont want to be the guy driving behind me, used to slip and stall, then, now totaly difrnt symbtoms. is it the sellonieds??? anyone has any idea here? ???????????