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#661 of 2416 Re: 2001 Transmission needs replacement [andyjen]
Apr 26, 2008 (7:28 am)
Get rid of the 2001 Odyssey with high mileage. There is no comparison of reliability of the low-powered, small, lightweight, spartan Civics and Accords with the complex modern, heavier, high powered Odyssey with MORE nice features.
The Odyssey is a relatively NEW experience for a company that morphed from motorcycles and lawnmowers into frugal little sedans and now Odysseys, MDXs, Pilots, and Ridgelines. Honda did NOT have necessary experience to build a rugged large vehicle when the 2nd generation Odyssey appeared as a 1999 model.
#662 of 2416 Re: 08 Tranny issues? [gavanmom]
Apr 26, 2008 (10:01 pm)
I bought 07 Odyssey one year ago.
Since last month, we found there might be transmission problem. But honda dealer could not find anything. Yesterday, the same problem happened again. The car made a lot of noise and could not seed up. This is the 3rd times in one month.
My car is at 14,000 miles and we do not have extended warranty.
#663 of 2416 automatic trasmission problems
Apr 28, 2008 (2:23 pm)
I have a 2002 odyssey with 95,000 miles on it, the trasmission was slipping, all the warning lights flashed with the falshing DD, so I am scheduled to have it looked at tomorrow at the dealer.
Anyone with transmission problems on the oddyssey sign up at the HOnda website--www.ahm-ownerlink.com/login.asp?logout=1
They will provide you with all the recalls, etc, I was able to print out a paper stating that the dealer will replace transmisison free of charge. I will be armed with the paper when I go to the dealer tomorrow.
#664 of 2416 Re: New Tranny for 01' Leaking at first/Now OK & Dealers Actual Costs! [chi
Apr 29, 2008 (8:56 pm)
What recall and lawsuits are you referring to? I have an '01 Ody w/ 78k that is just starting to exhibit those tranny problems, but I was only able to find a recall issued on the '02-'04 models. Where did you get the info on the recall for the '01.
Thanks for your help.
#665 of 2416 Re: automatic trasmission problems [pmiller61]
Apr 29, 2008 (10:27 pm)
Are you talking about the 2nd gear oil jet recall?
Good luck with that...you should see my previous posts (look for 2002odie).
My 02 Odyssey at 89,000 miles died the day after Christmas 2007, check engine light, flashing D, etc...the cause? 4th gear failed...and weeks later and $$$$ later, I finally got it back...
I had the 2nd gear recall performed, lot of help that was...
#666 of 2416 Re: New Tranny for 01' Leaking at first/Now OK & Dealers Actual Costs! [chi [oly27]
Apr 30, 2008 (2:19 am)
Class Action lawsuit link title
#667 of 2416 Re: 08 Tranny issues? [jtk152]
May 03, 2008 (10:16 am)
That's what I want to know... is anyone having problems with the 08' model? One would think that Honda would change which trannies they use after such a disaster with the previous models. If they didn't, that would not be smart business. Clearly though, they have not been operating as a smart business after reading all the complaints, but I would hope they learned a lesson. I really like the look of the new 08' Odyssey, and the reviews are impressive. I've been doing a little internet research and it seems that almost every vehicle out there has some sort of recall on it. Volvo Corp has not been nice to me lately. I've been having problems with my 1999 S80 T6 Volvo with 80K, the engine cooling fan has failed me three times now, and Volvo Corp basically said, too bad for you. The rep said, "when vehicles get old, they have natural wear on parts". My comment was, "so it's just a coincidence that the same part keeps failing." The first time it was replaced under warrenty, the second time it was replaced under the recall, but now they don't want to replace it again. Also, I'm having problems with the front suspension control arm, which also has a recall on it and they don't want to cover that either. The rep told me that the recall has expired/passed.
In regards to these types of board messaging, I truly do wish that when people write in these things that they would provide helpful info - which model & yr they have, mileage on their vehicle, and city they live in. Oh, and YES, you all should open another class action lawsuit for the models not included in the first lawsuit. Best Regards to all, Vicki - Reseda, CA
#668 of 2416 Re: 08 Tranny issues? [vickiengelmann]
May 03, 2008 (7:28 pm)
I believe the tranny changed in 07 they used the tranny that they use in the Ridgeline or something like that. I have had an 06, 07 and an 08 long story why. I heard the tranny changed in 07 we noticed a difference in 07 versus 06. Our 08 thus far seems good but these things show up later. Just flet better that they are using a different tranny now.
#669 of 2416 VSA light on? Noisy after long drive?
May 07, 2008 (6:00 am)
I am quite concerned regarding the Odyssey. Our daughter is wanting a new van and saw all of these comments so is now going to get the Toyota Sienna instead. I have a 2007 Odyssey and have had some issues. The VSA light goes on once in a great while (of course, not when Honda is close or open). Also, I believe it has downshifted on me on a couple of occasions....I just thought maybe I had it in the wrong gear and messed with that instead at the time. Now I am wondering. Also, after driving a few hours on the interstate, it makes a loud noise as I pull in somewhere. I can hear it inside and outside.....Honda says it has to be happening for them to be able to diagnose it.....is that true? I thought maybe the power steering as it seems to "moan" when I turn the car after the long drive. Any thoughts? If I have major issues with this vehicle, I will just go get the Toyota.....I would NEVER buy another Honda. We vowed in 1976 never to buy another Pontiac or American car and we have not. Now Honda may lose our business and we will stick with Toyota or Nissan. Please let me know if anyone else has had these problems.....thanks