Last post on Nov 18, 2013 at 10:17 AM
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#2354 of 2416 Re: 2002 Odyssey---New Owner [pgnagel]
Feb 03, 2013 (11:28 pm)
I have a 2002 EXL Navi whose tranny died at 90k miles at 8 plus years (time wise past the extended warranty). We had told the dealer that it was rough while still covered by they said that it was 'fine' - IOTW the car still moved and there were no codes. I ended up paying for the Honda rebuild (not knowing better). Since then, maybe 10-15k miles into the rebuilt, I added a Haydn cooler and magnefine filter and the new Honda fluid, and will change the filter and fluid once a year. I can't afford a new car anymore and am hoping that we can make this trannie last a lot longer then most Honda rebuilts.
#2357 of 2416 Re: HONDA BROKE MY HEART. DON'T EVERY BUY A HONDA!! [joshsims]
Feb 05, 2013 (2:22 pm)
....how do you make a word a link like that?
and click on it to take you to the junk web page? thanks
#2358 of 2416 2013 ody transmission
Feb 09, 2013 (6:43 am)
is there any 2013 ody owner experience transmission problem? I am considering getting one. but this transmission issue scares me.
#2359 of 2416 Honda weak transmissions
Feb 09, 2013 (8:18 am)
The Odyssey's high-tech features and a notoriously weak automatic transmission not only bump the sticker price, but foretell pricey repairs to come.
The choice between a Toyota Sienna and a Honda Odyssey is a toss-up. According to TrueDelta, which collects maintenance data from drivers, both minivans hit the shop less often than the Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan. The Sienna is the smarter choice, though, because of its simplicity
The Press is finally recognizing that Hondas (weak transmissions) have problems that would end up costing you $$$$$$.
This is a good piece of proof if you are suing Honda on your own.
#2360 of 2416 Honda self destructing trannies
Feb 09, 2013 (9:24 am)
We've heard stories of people pulling out of the dealer lot with brand new 2012's and already experiencing rough shifting and other problems. I've no verification, though. Supposedly the Ody now uses the trannie built for the Pilot, supposedly nowhere near as bad as the earlier Ody trannies. But these trannies are designed for high efficiency using many gears / clutches in a small case without any 'spare' fluid flow and I would think that they too are at high risk for failure, but who knows. My guess is that until the Ody goes to a (well tested) CVT that they will still wear out prematurely. So good luck!
BTW, NYTIMES had an article a while back on this, but Consumer Reports still doesn't seem to want to admit to the problem, and when subscribers contact them, they are pretty much told what to do with their report.
#2361 of 2416 Rebuilt transmission for 2001 Honda Odyssey slipping
Feb 15, 2013 (9:26 am)
I bought a 2001 Honda Odyssey in Aug 2001 and in June 2009 the transmission had to be replaced at 98000 miles (within extended warrnty on miles and 2 months outside the extended warranty on months.
Now it is 145000 miles and this winter since January (I live in NJ) I notice that when it is cold and the engine is cold and I start driving without warming up around 20-25 mph the engine revs (possibly because the gear shift from 1st to 2nd or 2nd to 3rd doesn't happen smoothly). I want to forestall any major problems with the tranny since I hope to use it for another couple of years.
What can I do? Do I flush the transmission? In some other post in this thread, someone had recommended using Amsoil ATF. What do you think?
#2362 of 2416 Re: Rebuilt transmission for 2001 Honda Odyssey slipping [akabanrosh]
Feb 15, 2013 (1:08 pm)
Service the transmission if it hasn't been done in the last 20,000 miles. Use the Honda fluid. Our 1999 Odyssey has 215,000 miles and I service the trans annually.
If that doesn't do the trick then have the 2nd then 3rd gear pressure switches replaced. They wear out and lead to hard shifting due to higher than normal engine rpm.
#2363 of 2416 Re: Rebuilt transmission for 2001 Honda Odyssey slipping [pgnagel]
Feb 19, 2013 (8:45 am)
Took it to the Honda dealer who had installed the replacement transmission in June 2009 (36 month/36000 mile warranty). It is now little over 43 months and around 47000 miles on this transmission. They say that the transmission is slipping and will have to be replaced ($5500) and that replacing the fluid/flushing the transmission would not do anything. Asked about the pressure switches and they said that it is not the problem.
Is slipping due to broken gear teeth? Are their transmissions so badly built that they fail in such a short time?
Any advice on furtehr course of action?