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#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.
#2403 of 2416 Re: 2004 Honda Odyssey Transmission [pbug56]
Aug 14, 2013 (12:30 pm)
Looks like you are going for some high mileage numbers on the old Ody..good for you.
I have done one more thing to my 03' a/t intensive care system. Get all that old original Z1 fluid out of there and change over to the new Honda
DW 1. It's back compatible for your year and is a much better synthetic fluid so will take more of the heat without burning black.
If you read the warning in the owners book not to use anything but the Z1 or the world will come to an end, just ignore it and get that dishwater out of there.
(Honda parts don't stock the old Z1 stuff anymore anyway that should tell you something)
#2404 of 2416 Re: 2003 Odyssey-bad torque converter [isellhondas]
Aug 15, 2013 (1:04 pm)
How long do YOU expect a transmission to last honda seller ? If a vehicle is not used for towing the transmission should last as long as the engine. What does a mini van have to do with anything ? Just the weight of the passengers puts too much strain on the tranny ? LMAO A POS is a POS !
#2405 of 2416 2001 Odyssey Transmission - HONDA response DISAPPOINTING!
Sep 15, 2013 (5:40 am)
I have a Honda Odyssey - 91000 miles - when the transmission issues started. Check Engine and TCS lights came on and D4 light blinking. Called HONDA and was told that the car was outside the warranty period, but within the 100,000 miles. HONDA had recalled this model and extended the warranty to 7 years, which means they did put faulty transmissions in these models. But now they are NOT honoring their warranty. WHY limit the warranty by time. There are many families that do not use the car to do 100,000 miles in 7 years. Transmissions issues are based on use so WHY limit the warranty to time of 7-years. It should be limited by mileage. Very very disappointed by HONDA. Will never buy a HONDA again and have advised my friends to do the same.
#2406 of 2416 Re: 2001 Odyssey Transmission - HONDA response DISAPPOINTING! [viqs]
Sep 15, 2013 (6:50 am)
which year is yours?
honda does not do years because they can
#2407 of 2416 Re: 2001 Odyssey Transmission - HONDA response DISAPPOINTING! [viqs]
Sep 15, 2013 (7:05 am)
You have an excellent point. Our new 2003 EX-L Ody has only 72,000 miles on it but it's now 10 years old.
I have done everything I possibly can to help the transmission along, I have changed over to the new DW1 fluid, and installed a Magnefine filter on the return line from the cooler. Changed the a/t fluid at 30,000 miles and again at 50,000, and 70,000 and I don't stand on the throttle when it's changing gears.
Will all this help? Probably some, but I still expect the tranny to crater anyway, our $34,000 van is now worth less than the cost of a good a/t repair bill, but the Honda engine will probably still be running great as the van gets towed to the crusher.
#2408 of 2416 Yet another Odyssey victim
Sep 19, 2013 (8:02 pm)
Our 2003 Odyssey has been a dog since almost the beginning. Within a few hours of the warranty expiration, all of the electronic windows suddenly failed. Hundreds of dollars to repair those. This was followed in short order by failure of the electronic doors. Several hundred more. Two days ago the transmission suddenly gave out while I was on the entrance ramp to a busy highway. A new transmission will cost us around $5,000. This morning the service technician called and rattled off a number of other existing or imminent failures. The total repairs will cost in excess of $10,000, more than twice the vehicle's current blue-book value.
My next car will be a Toyota again. We've owned four, and all have been excellent. Good-bye, Honda, and good riddance.