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Honda Odyssey, Engine, Van
#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?
#86 of 148 Re: 2009 Honda Odyssey making vibration and noises [ee4life]
Sep 22, 2009 (8:38 pm)
I reprogrammed the transmission software twice, but still I have a vibration issue.
What is the next step?
Replacing the torque converter?
How can I do that?
#87 of 148 Re: Car manifold explodes from cold start [mpberin]
Sep 27, 2009 (9:27 am)
I have a 2005 Odyssey ( 57K miles) and had the same problem this morning. I drove it for 20 mins and parked it at the church for an hour. When I got back and started the van the manifold blew up and is in pieces. It felt like a bomb went off in the front of the car. I was lucky the fire did not run down the fuel line and explode the van. I'm so happy my family is safe. My fuel tank is 30 % full and I had changed the engine oil a few weeks back. The AAA technician was shocked when he opened the hood. I have parked the van at the Honda dealer. Can you kindly guide me how you addressed this issue.
#88 of 148 Engine manifold explosion
Sep 27, 2009 (12:33 pm)
I have a 2005 Odyssey ( 57K miles) which I drove it for 20 mins and parked it at the church for an hour. When I got back and started the van the manifold blew up. It felt like a bomb went off in the front of the car. I was lucky the fire did not run down the fuel line and explode the van. I'm so happy my family is safe. My fuel tank is 30 % full and I had changed the engine oil a few weeks back. The AAA technician was shocked when he opened the hood. Has anyone else experienced this issue?
#89 of 148 Re: Engine Races [jaybeckham]
Oct 12, 2009 (8:33 am)
Did you find out what caused this? I have the same problem. I started last night... Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
#90 of 148 Re: Engine Races [chrisb6]
Oct 12, 2009 (1:48 pm)
The Honda dealer was useless. They claimed that the had never heard of the engine revving up on the Odyssey. They had the car for 3 weeks and said that it never acted up for them. This was very annoying as we bought the car so that we could take it on a 4,000 mile driving vacation. The car stayed home while we rented a car! The car had acted up 3 times in the 1st 800 miles that I drove it. We got the car back and it hasn't acted up again. I'm still nervous while driving it. Maybe the dealer cleaned some wires or something. We'll never know. I contacted Honda America and they were also useless. I swore off American cars because we had so many problems with our Dodge Caravan. Now I'm not sure what I'd do if I had to buy another car. Good luck with your car.
#91 of 148 Re: Engine manifold explosion [vsal]
Oct 12, 2009 (5:29 pm)
I had exactly the same problem. They speculated that fuel might have entered the engine I have a 2005 honda odessy about 80k miles
I had my insurance pay for the damages it is back together but I think it needs shifting adjusted.
If more people have this issue maybe we can get Honda to fix it. good luck
#92 of 148 Re: Engine manifold explosion [mpberin]
Oct 13, 2009 (5:44 pm)
I took it to the dealer and they speculated that it could have happened due to carbon build up. The replaced the manifold and also added an additive to clean the engine. You should call Honda customer service and report the problem.
#93 of 148 Re: Engine manifold explosion [vsal]
Oct 22, 2009 (7:22 pm)
I took the van to the dealer for the engine knocking at 40 miles/hr. I told them it might be a transmission problem. They upgraded the firmware twice it did not work. They will replace a torque converter it would have cost 1600. Good thing I was within the 100k warranty. Hopefully this clears up the problem.
#94 of 148 Re: 2009 Honda Odyssey Pinging Engine Noise [2007hondapilot]
Nov 20, 2009 (2:10 pm)
I bought a new 2009 ,within first week noticed severe downshifting, within 3 months engine was knocking and pinging horrible. Dealer put knock sensor,,didn't work..throttle solenoid..didn't work..after having my van for 2 weeks they replaced the rear head completely .They thought that would fix the downshift..no..replaced torque convertor..downshifts even harder and now excelerates and does'nt want to stop when I brake..going bk for 5 th time in 60 days...contacted attorney generals office about Lemon Law..it qualifies...hopefully I can get my money back as I have had Hondas before but after this I will not get another one.