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#829 of 2416 Re: 2008 Odyssey Transmission Issues? [naam4ever]
Sep 19, 2008 (8:39 pm)
No the lemon law is for like 2 years in MN. Was not even close on the mileage or the time limit.
#830 of 2416 Honda Odyssey 2001 Transmission Problems and Honda's response
Sep 20, 2008 (4:00 am)
2001 Honda Odyssey, 3.5L engine. Mileage: 60557
This is my first Honda and I bought from a Honda dealer late last year.
I drive around 50 miles a week (from home to office).
Around 2 weeks ago, started to have problems on shifting. Check engine light is on with the following three codes:
P1457: Evap leak tank system
P0740: TC clutch fail
P0780: Shift malfunction
I have been able to drive slowly and the problem comes when the engine is cold and the first half a mile or so, slow shifting at low speed. When I turn make a right turn TCS light comes and D4 starts to flash. However if I stop the van and restart it again, the problem goes away. Seems to shift ok in the high ways after the engine is hot.
Just realized that Honda had extended warranty on this vehicle for 7 years or 100, 000 miles. When I called Honda dealer, they told me that the warranty expired 2 months ago. and the quote I got from Honda was $3400.00. I called Honda Motors and told them about the problem and that they should fix it. After a week (yesterday) they came back to me said that they would only cover 25% of the $3400 and my out of pocket expenses would be $2400.00. I bought the car used from a dealer and it had done around 56000 mile when I bought it. And the Honda dealer did not tell anything about the extended warranty. And the dealer told me that the offer from Honda company would be their last offer.
I have not talked to Honda Motors after this and was wondering how should I handle this issue. I have also talked to a local transmission shop and they told me that they would rebuilt the transmission for around $1250.00 and give 1 year, 12000 mile warranty.
Please advise what course of action I should be taking.
Thanks for your help!
#831 of 2416 Re: Honda Odyssey 2001 Transmission Problems and Honda's response [ypant]
Sep 20, 2008 (4:52 am)
That stinks two months out of warranty. I would probably get the transmission fixed by Honda if I were you. Because they will give you a 3 year/36K miles warranty on it. From what I read many people have had 2 and 3 transmission put in.
I just had one put in this summer. I am selling the chunk of junk as soon as the warranty is up (3 years).
There is a new class action lawsuit in the works, but I don't know that it would help you since your vehicle was included in the first lawsuit.
Everyone needs to call and give their information to the attorney. Takes 5 minutes, the secretary adds your contact info and vehicle to the database. Contact info is here:
http://forums.automobilemag.com/70/6556907/technical-discussion/2003-honda-odyss- - ey-transmission-problems/page10.html
You might try writing a letter to the president of Honda, I have heard that helped in some cases. Try to push the fact that you are barely out of warranty, and they should cover more...
#832 of 2416 3rd Clutch pressure switch
Sep 30, 2008 (9:06 pm)
The (Check Engine) light started flashing a few days ago, when my 2000 Odyssey is started (5 flashes) then goes out. Honda dealer says that the 3rd Clutch pressure switch (Code P1739) has to be replaced, if problem not solved then tranny needs replacement; no talk about any other service or charge. Independent shop says switch needs to be replaced then electronics need to be checked... PLUS fluid and filter might as well be replaced since it will all come out at switch replacement.
Which one is BSing me or not telling me the whole story? As it now stands, the dealer is cheaper than the independent--which I've never found to be the case. Maybe I shouldn't complain too much, as this is the first tranny problem in 101K miles!
Thanks in advance for any comments!
#833 of 2416 Re: 2000 Honda Odyssey Transmission Replacement [rebel7]
Oct 01, 2008 (6:01 am)
IMHO, I wouldn't take it to the local mechanic--and here's why. Automatic transmissions are VERY complicated beasts that are best left to the experts. So now you have two choices: a Honda dealer or a transmissions shop. The dealer specializes in Hondas--but on all Honda models plus all Odyssey systems--not just transmissions. The tranny shop specializes in transmissions--but often on many different brands and models--not just Hondas. Bottom line is that neither shop would be as perfect as the NON-EXISTENT shop that only does 2000 Odyssey transmissions!
Unless you have additional data on either shop (complaints at Better Business Bureau, word-of-mouth recommendations--or warnings to steer clear) it pretty much comes down to price. Good luck!
#834 of 2416 Re: 2008 Odyssey Transmission Issues? [sonofknud]
Oct 01, 2008 (1:57 pm)
Do you mind if I ask what state you are in and if you won at arbitration or did Honda settle and give you a new van? We are in the middle of a lemon law suit now awaiting arbitration and our attorney seemd to think that even if we win....3rd tranny in 7 months on an 07 with multiple other issues, including brakes and 40 days in the shop...that Honda will appeal and we will be in court for 18 months to 2 years. Thanks
#835 of 2416 Are there any non-problem trannys out there
Oct 02, 2008 (7:51 pm)
I'm very stressed after reading for more than an hour about odyssey tranny horrors. My 2002 has 79K. They did the recall 2nd gear jet at 13K miles. I don't have any tranny troubles, however my ck engine light and TCS light came on 18 mo. ago. Yes, I drove with that for a few months, all else was maintained ie: synthetic oil changes, coolant level ok and no tranny issues. The lights went off as I was pulling into the dealer to have the codes read(no kidding). They stayed off for over a year. Last week, they're back again(no noticable tranny woes.) Does a TCS light and ck engine light mean tranny problems?
#836 of 2416 Re: Are there any non-problem trannys out there [seminara]
Oct 02, 2008 (8:33 pm)
As soon as the CEL is on, take it to Autozone to scan the code for free and they should be able to tell you what the code(s) about.
#837 of 2416 Re: Are there any non-problem trannys out there [seminara]
Oct 03, 2008 (7:03 am)
Ours was a 2002 also with almost the same miles when we started getting the lights! The first dealer we went to checked it out said everything was fine...take it to 1 or 2 other Honda dealers and call American Honda's 800 number to tell them what's up (open a file). Ours ended up being the transmission and we had to have it replaced. They charged $3900, but "goodwill'ed it" down to us just paying $800. Keep after them though before you get stranded somewhere.
#838 of 2416 Re: Are there any non-problem trannys out there [ebotrd]
Oct 03, 2008 (7:34 am)
Same here, I have a 2002. I had to pay $3000. When you call Honda they will try to tell you there are no known problems with the 2002 transmission other than the recall work that you had done. Don't expect much unless you have all your maintenance reciepts.
If you end up needing a new transmission, be sure to give your info to the lawyers that are working on the new class action lawsuit.
You can find the attorney info here: