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#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.
#2394 of 2416 Re: 2001 Odyssey 70k, Honda Am. no help [carwaysub]
Jun 02, 2013 (7:22 pm)
" I'm going to Honda dealer to get an estimate and whether they will repair or replace."
Sorry but that's the worst decision you could make. If you go with a Honda re-built it will have exactly the same faulty design and parts as the one that just let you down.
In fact "Honda' doesn't even rebuild their own a/t's some lowest bidding jobber patches them up and sends them back into service, to fail again just after the skimpy warranty is up.
Really with a Honda re-man' you are heading down the road to the nearest auto wrecker in a couple of years when what's left of your Ody will be scraped for parts.
#2395 of 2416 Transmission Electronic Control Unit
Jul 31, 2013 (8:41 am)
I have a 2002 Odyssey EX with 149,000 miles and feel pretty fortunate that we got that many miles before the transmission went. I'm going through a trusted mechanic and getting a remanufactured transmission put for about $3,500. My question is, do you HAVE to put in a new ECU as well?
#2396 of 2416 Re: Transmission Electronic Control Unit [brh3]
Aug 06, 2013 (2:53 am)
That doesn't sound familiar...the things that were mentioned to try on this blog had not failed in our vehicle. We just did the rebuild and I was a bit nervous to take it on a long trip, but the business said to go for it. So we took it on a trip a couple of weeks ago and it did just fine. Good luck...rebuild should take care of it. It sounds like our vehicles were built on a good day!
#2397 of 2416 Re: Transmission Electronic Control Unit [hilapat12]
Aug 12, 2013 (11:11 am)
I see the 2014 Odyssey is using the 6speed transmission for all the trims. Do you guys think the 6speed transmission has less quality problems? or more?
#2398 of 2416 Re: Transmission Electronic Control Unit [fifa2011]
Aug 12, 2013 (6:31 pm)
Why would you think that making a transmission more complex, with more equipment in too small a space, would improve its quality? Just curious.
#2399 of 2416 Re: Transmission Electronic Control Unit [pbug56]
Aug 12, 2013 (7:13 pm)
Ditto, Anything with electronics is problematic. That being said, some of those control units do hold up pretty well. The big issue with the Honda tranny's are the clutch plates. See my previous post.
A good preventive is a add on filter and changing your filter and fluid every year. Again, as was advised to me... do not use Honda for this service.
#2400 of 2416 2004 Honda Odyssey Transmission
Aug 14, 2013 (10:09 am)
After checking with dealer apparently my VIN # just was outside of recalled vehicles that needed to have oil jet kit installed. No help from American Honda and here I sit with 130,000 miles and repairs of $4,300 +. Honda needs to step up and assume some responsibility. I wasn't asking for a free transmission just something would have kept me as a repeat customer but that will not be happening based on this experience.
#2401 of 2416 Re: 2004 Honda Odyssey Transmission [hirock]
Aug 14, 2013 (10:36 am)
I had to have Honda dealer in Canada replace my transmission at 184,000 kms for $4,200. I wrote the President of Honda Canada and got a cheque for $2,100. Currently I have just over 330,000 kms. 2 years after it was replaced I added a transmission cooler from a reptable camping trailer place as my Honda dealer did not recommend Honda coolers.
#2402 of 2416 Re: 2004 Honda Odyssey Transmission [autowrite]
Aug 14, 2013 (11:01 am)
All Ody's from 99 forward to around 2008 have had variations on these self destructing trannies from what I've read. They eventually started using the Pilot's trannie. But I've heard of some of those having problems when you drive the car off the dealers lot for the first time.
Reminder - don't make my mistake and get a Honda rebuilt trannie. Find someone who knows what they are doing or get a Jasper rebuilt. And add a cooler and filter.