Last post on Nov 18, 2013 at 10:17 AM
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#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.
Sep 20, 2013 (5:27 am)
you are entitled to be the president of the Honda Screwed Up Customers
#2411 of 2416 My Odyssey just got the transmission demon.
Nov 01, 2013 (10:55 am)
Bought mine used a little over a year ago. It's 1999 with 120k on it. It had 103k when I bought it for $3400. I have friends who owned Civics that lasted well past 200k and thought Honda was a good brand. I started looking around when I got the check engine light. Mine's well out of warranty and my wife likes it too much to junk it. I found a rebuilt tranny on ebay for $1200 from a seller with not a great user rating. I'm wondering how my miles I can milk out of the current transmission and what bandaids I can use to help it along? Honda really needs to make this right. Is there anybody trying to start up a new class action suit?
#2412 of 2416 Re: My Odyssey just got the transmission demon. [king_mobley]
Nov 01, 2013 (11:46 am)
Bought my 2002 Odyssey new.
I had to replace my transmission at 184,000 kms. I put in a transmission cooler that was installed by a travel trailer company for $125 at 260,000 kms (Honda recommend the trailer company, said not to use Honda ones). I currently have 336,000 kms. 2 years ago I replaced my air condioner at Honda for a rebuilt one. We love this van. Will keep it until it drops and probably buy a used 2014 in a few years.
#2413 of 2416 Re: My Odyssey just got the transmission demon. [autowrite]
Nov 17, 2013 (11:25 pm)
I bought my Odyssey 2002 brand new.On today I make 401,000 miles.
Run on third transmission. First makes 85,000 Miles, second - 200,000.
Newer have any problem with engine.
#2414 of 2416 Re: My Odyssey just got the transmission demon. [gennadi]
Nov 18, 2013 (4:22 am)
That's what the tranny re-build place said....his brother in law has one with over 300,000 miles. I didn't get the rebuilt tranny until almost 200K, but it needed it far before that with the problems I was having with 2nd gear. I couldn't be on a hill and shift into 3rd gear. Mine is a 2002 as well.
#2415 of 2416 Re: My Odyssey just got the transmission demon. [autowrite]
Nov 18, 2013 (5:22 am)
"(Honda recommend the trailer company, said not to use Honda ones)."
Can you let us know which trailer company installed the cooler?