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Honda Odyssey, Engine, Van
Mar 09, 2010 (1:22 pm)
My 2002 Odyssey(84000 miles) engine failed without any warning. We have had oil changed 3-4 weeks ago in Wolfchase Honda TN, shortly after this, the engine dead. The van was towed to this dealer again(This is a wrong decision) and the dealer switched their conclusion more than 4 times, they told us you can only spend 1200$ to get it fixed, then 4000$ rebuild an old engine, then don't need this, only 1300$, we agree with the 1300$, then they called us again, your van still need 4000$ rebuild an old engine. At last, we decided to sell our van to another dealer, they left the engine opened and did not put the parts back! This is not professional way at all !
My van has not had any accident and any repair history, so we are not happy with the engine dead without any warning. We asked the American Honda to send the District Manager to take a look and at least we can get the second opinion, it is very dangerous that the van was dead suddenly on the road without any warning. The case manager refused this and he said he only stand behind the Warranty and the dealer's decision (but not the customer). I am so disappointed to hear this. I said I did not ask for any refund, just the responsible way for the entire Honda’s customer, he refused this from the beginning to the end!!!
Please let me know if you guys have some good suggestion!
#113 of 148 Re: 2007 Odyssey EX downshift issues [bobodyssey]
Mar 09, 2010 (2:46 pm)
It surely got better after I took it to the dealer. According to them they upgraded firmware and replaced the torque converter. It was really smooth right out of the dealer but after about 4 months it seems like it might be creeping back in. I hope it stops degrading at this level because it is acceptable at this point.
I do know other people from earlier posts that had the same work done but did not help. Hope your dealer looks at closer it definitely looks like a transmission issue which is covered by the power train warranty.
#114 of 148 Re: Engine manifold explosion [vsal]
Mar 09, 2010 (2:53 pm)
They gave me the sun and moon aligned story .... which was gas was in the manifold starting the car caused combustion and enough gas that did not dissipate after the engine stop caused it. Ok now for what Honda did. they did not cover repair under the warranty because the manifold was not part of the engine it is just the cover. Bunch of cra.. anyway I had to use insurance to cover the expenses. But so far about 5 months it seems to be ok. keeping my fingers crossed.
#115 of 148 02 odyssey idle trouble
Mar 22, 2010 (3:40 pm)
i have an 02 odyssey that is revving between 1000 and 2000 rpm at idle. i replaced the iac valve and no difference. also tried to nail down possible vacuum leak but no luck. really don't care to take it in, but running out of ideas real quick. any past experience would be greatly appreciated. thanks
#116 of 148 Re: 02 odyssey idle trouble [lyoki]
Mar 23, 2010 (8:25 am)
I have not had anything like that.
#117 of 148 Re: 02 odyssey idle trouble [lyoki]
Mar 23, 2010 (4:57 pm)
just a little info on earlier odysseys with engine revving up and down.. sometimes when u are low on coolant, it will do this,, but the main reason this happens is because on the pass. side back of engine, there is a power steering pressure sensor in the p/s line. this sensor wire will either break or get corroded and lose connection. what this sensor does is it revs the engine up if you are turning to help with the power steering when turning. turning creates pressure in the p/s system and this sensor picks this pressure up and tells the computer to raise the rpm a little. i've seen this on may odysseys....i've seen the wire to the sensor break completely off....
#118 of 148 BEWARE 2006 Honda Odyssey FIRE!
Mar 31, 2010 (4:53 am)
We live in Florida and have owned this 2006 Ody since new. Yesterday morning I drove the car three miles and started smelling smoke, kids said they saw smoke too. We got out of our car and within ten minutes the entire front end was on fire. We are still trying to figure out what happened. I saw the smoke coming from the passenger area (where the hood and windshield meet). Initially it was white smoke, then quickly turned black and within minutes flames had engulfed the hood. Fire company is investigating the cause. The last engine work that was done was the 45K maintenance (over 2 months ago) and we had some minor door work done the driver side a few months back as well. I imagine the car is a total loss at this point, we are waiting to hear back from insurance on this. If you have had any other experiences, please share.
#119 of 148 Re: BEWARE 2006 Honda Odyssey FIRE! [techfinder]
Mar 31, 2010 (5:42 am)
that is terrible! I am glad that your family got out and no noe was hurt.
We have an 07 and I have not been thrilled with it. (ever)
that will buff right out.
#120 of 148 Re: 2009 Honda Odyssey making vibration and noises [hyu]
Apr 04, 2010 (6:26 pm)
Have you found anything new out from BBB? I am about to begin my process of contacting the BBB myself and would love to have some details prior to help my case. I wish I had researched the vehicle better before purchasing.
#121 of 148 Re: Radiator broken, A/C quit and Overheating [shannij]
Apr 11, 2010 (10:37 pm)
I just had the same thing happen with a phantom rock hitting the ac condensor at a repair cost of $1100 car is still under the warranty as it is a 2007 but the dealer says it is not covered how did you get them to cover it?