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#76 of 148 Honda Odyssey Sudden Death Syndrome
May 07, 2009 (1:41 pm)
I have a 1998 Honda Odyssey (1999 Isuzu Oasis) that suddenly dies when I am driving, and when I am stopped. No pattern at all. I took it in to Manual Isuzu and they replaced the recalled ignition switch, but the vehicle is still acting up. I can restart it, and even restart while driving. I can also hold the key while driving, and the vehicle seems to be fine. Any suggestions?
The only "clue" I have is that the fuel gauge seems to vary a bit after I restart the engine.
#77 of 148 2009 Honda Odyssey stalled
May 07, 2009 (6:03 pm)
I have a brand new '09 Honda Odyssey and last week it just stopped running. I was driving and suddenly my van started losing speed, I gave it some more gas and it started to go for about 20 seconds and then stopped. There was no grinding just quiet. It has been at the dealer for over 1 1/2weeks and they just ordered cylinder heads. Oh, the van only has 352 miles on it. Has anyone else had this problem? The service manager is saying I won't get another car, but I am going to keep fighting them on it.
#78 of 148 2009 Honda Odyssey making vibration and noises
Jun 12, 2009 (10:21 am)
I just have this 09 Odyssey for a week and it has about 1K miles on it.
I notice that whenever the speed is at 40 ~ 50 mph the engine started to making noises and causing vibration.
My husband said it's probably because it was switching gears at that time. But I'm concern about the engine is having some problem. I don't know whether it is normal or it will eventually go away after a while.
Can any expert here give me some advice please?
#79 of 148 Re: 2009 Honda Odyssey making vibration and noises [bcheney]
Jun 12, 2009 (10:37 am)
I have an 07 and had noises (pinging mostly) almost from the start.
after me taking it to the dealer several times, they finally recognized that there was a problem. They replaced the "knock sensor" and it seemed to stop, but I think I still hear it at times.
the octane of fuel doesnt matter either.
Now, I am starting to feel the transmission shudder.
I wish I had stuck with the dodge product that we had before this Honda.
The honda is allot nicer inside but overall, I am not happy with it.
the constant haggling with the dealer makes me crazy!
there is a service bulletin out there ofr the knock sensor. you can prob. find it on google.
#80 of 148 Re: 2009 Honda Odyssey making vibration and noises [bcheney]
Jun 18, 2009 (8:19 pm)
I have the exactly same problem with my 2009 Odyssey. The mileage is now 1700. I found this problem on the same day when I bought a car.
I visited 3 different dealers, 5 times.
The first answer from Honda America was that I need to drive until 5,000 miles then it will disappear.
The second answer from Honda Dist. Mechanic was that it is normal.
The third answer from Honda Tech. Line was that it is a new issue. They asked a dealer to take a snapshot of my car and another brand-new Odyssey. After that they said they need to investigate more.
In three weeks, Honda gave me a call and asked me to bring my car to a dealer. They wanted to try several different ways.
Still my car is in a shop now.
I bought my car on April 22, 2009, but my car was in a shop for 17 days during 4 attempts to fix the problem.
They adjusted an engine mount, a transmission mount, and an exhaust system.
Now they are checking a transmission torque convertor, a transmission speed sensor, etc,..
One of service managers said he tried to fix this problem on 2005 Odyssey with a mileage of around 50,000 last year, but he couldn't.
The problem happened at the speed of 45-55 MPH with a RPM of 1400-1500.
It is a little bit better if it is warm, over 70 F.
A friend of mine, who is a mechanic with over 20 year experience, said Honda may or may not know this problem, but they don't have the process to solve this problem. He also told me that if the problem remains after 3 visits to a dealer to fix the problem, I need to return the car.
#81 of 148 Re: 2009 Honda Odyssey making vibration and noises [bcheney]
Jul 02, 2009 (6:03 pm)
Did you go to a dealershop?
If yes, what's the result?
#82 of 148 2005 Honda Odyssey engine racing
Jul 14, 2009 (1:27 pm)
I bought a pre-owned Honda Odyssey 3 weeks ago with 44,000 miles. Yesterday, for the 3rd time--I was stopped at a crosswalk with my brake on; suddenly the engine revved up (think NASCAR). The car started lurching into the crosswalk as I kept my foot firmly on the brake. It's at the dealer and they can't find anything wrong. I can't drive it as I almost ran a person over yesterday. Help
#83 of 148 Re: 2009 Honda Odyssey making vibration and noises [hyu]
Jul 14, 2009 (3:46 pm)
This TSB was just issued today:
Product Update: Lock-Up Clutch Judders Between 20–45 MPH
2007–08 Odyssey – ALL
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Production Line 2 –
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#84 of 148 Re: 2005 Honda Odyssey engine racing [kayef]
Jul 14, 2009 (4:17 pm)
I had the same problem as yours. Engine rev up and down after 30K miles. I took my 04 odyssey
to dealer, they said there's nothing wrong with it. Dealer is useless.
I took it my mechanist and he changed Idle Air control (IAC) valve. I bought Iac at $125.00 from Honda dealer and mechanist charged me $40.00 for installation. Eng
rev is gone. No more rev up or down.
I suggest you take your car to your mechanist. Hopefully
u get the same result. Good luck
#85 of 148 2009 Honda Odyssey Pinging Engine Noise
Sep 20, 2009 (11:22 am)
We bought the van new and we now have close to 3500 miles on it. When the van is idling in the garage the knocking is very slight but noticeable. It almost sounds like piston slap. We had a 2002 Accord 4 cylinder that had the same noise and they had to tear the engine down and replace the piston rings. It was under warranty so I hope I can do the same with the Van. Never buying hondas again.
Has anyone had luck getting Honda to fix this?