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#2384 of 2416 Re: 2013 ody transmission [yuk8888]
Apr 17, 2013 (9:28 pm)
I bought my 2013 Honda Odyssey early February. At around the last week of February (about 650 miles driven) there was evidence of transmission fluid leak on my garage floor. Brought the minivan at the dealership for the first month courtesy check. The dealership confirmed that the leak was due to a washer in the transmission pan and fixed it.
On the first week of April I took the minivan for a weekend drive of about 300 miles. A week after the drive, more transmission fluid spot leaks on my garage floor. Today, April 17, I took the minivan back to the dealership to report the same transmission leak problem. This time the service consultant told me that the leak now originates from the transmission seals! Now I'm driving a cheap rental for next few days hoping that this problem gets fixed.
The bottom line is that I'm just totally disappointed with Honda America and the Honda brand for the poor workmanship and reliability for this vehicle after just owning the vehicle for less that 2 and a half months with less than 1200 miles driven. I'm more worried now after I get the vehicle wondering what other surprises will crop up within the next three years/36000 miles before the warranty expires.
I'm now having buyer's remorse and should have stayed with Toyota since I never had the same grief from Toyota since the 1980s whenever I buy a new vehicle from them.
#2385 of 2416 Re: 2013 ody transmission [1sthondaowner]
Apr 17, 2013 (9:38 pm)
I"m getting used to hearing reports about brand new Ody's having tranny problems, some supposedly as the new owner is taking it home for the first time. Every time Honda announces better performance and better gas mileage for the Ody, I wonder what they broke to make it happen.
#2386 of 2416 Re: 2013 ody transmission [1sthondaowner]
Apr 17, 2013 (11:02 pm)
I know what you mean, as my daughter had a 2002 Odyssey with 102,000 miles, and the transmission went. Even though it was under the 107,000 Honda had settled for it was passed the 7 years so we shelled out $4,600 for a new transmission, and when Honda refused to help out, I sold the car, and also sold my 2005 Odyssey with only 21k miles as I could not take a chance, and bought two Toyota Siennas instead. I refuse to deal with an organization that would not stand by its product on a known defect.
The car was serviced regularly by the book at Honda.
#2387 of 2416 Re: 2013 ody transmission [1sthondaowner]
Apr 18, 2013 (3:30 pm)
WHO CAN BLAME YOU
sounds like honda is busted on ody
Apr 25, 2013 (9:19 am)
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#2389 of 2416 Re: 2013 ody transmission [1sthondaowner]
Apr 30, 2013 (4:31 pm)
Wish I would have done more research before purchasing our 2013 Odyssey two weeks ago. Transmission fluid leaking! Soooo not happy about this!
#2390 of 2416 Re: 2013 ody transmission [jenlbaker]
Apr 30, 2013 (5:28 pm)
Any chance you can cancel the purchase? My guess is that this is a sign of things to come. I'm guessing the resale value is already down a huge percentage. BTW, it wouldn't surprise me if your dealership tells you that a little ATF on the floor is not a sign of trouble, that there are no diagnostic codes, so obviously nothing could be wrong. In real life, maybe a bad seal or other part, or maybe your fluid has been badly overheated already.
#2391 of 2416 Re: 2013 ody transmission [pbug56]
May 01, 2013 (5:05 am)
We are heading to the dealership Friday AM. I have owned a Accord, and two CRV's. Never had issues with Honda's before. Will update once they determine the problem.
#2392 of 2416 Re: 2013 ody transmission [jenlbaker]
May 01, 2013 (10:03 am)
Our Ody trannie was getting rough long before the extended warranty ran out, but the dealer said each time we complained that there were no codes so nothing was wrong. And then one day it died when my wife stepped on the gas pedal and the car suddenly lurched to a halt with other vehicles right behind it. We were very lucky not to be rear ended. Keep in mind, in our experience Honda dealers are well trained to not see anything wrong without codes. The going joke is that you can be trailing parts, smoke and fluid - and lurching, as you drive into their service bay and they will still see nothing wrong.
#2393 of 2416 2001 Odyssey 70k, Honda Am. no help
Jun 02, 2013 (3:20 pm)
Check engine and Traction lights came on, I only have 70k miles on car. Code 740 I think. Called Honda but they declined my request for assistance with their product, stating it's too long beyond the extended warranty. Car started with poor downshifting between 2 and 1 when slowly accelerating up a hill. Now when car is driven beyond 30 minutes the tranny must get too hot to handle because it makes a clank sound when shifting into reverse or drive. I'm going to Honda dealer to get an estimate and whether they will repair or replace.