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Honda Odyssey, Transmission, Van
#309 of 466 Re: Honda Odyssey 2005+ vibration at low speeds [bkocain]
Apr 10, 2010 (8:37 am)
Have them check the rear motor mount. Sometimes it goes bad from all the vibrations. If you have ECO, then make sure they plugged the wire back in. ECO wiring is attached to rear motor mount.
Has happened to plenty of Ody owners.
Good Luck waiting on the solution. Honda has a reputation on their disgusting transmissions since 1995.
Too bad I found out after purchasing one.
Toyota sounds nice right a bout now.
#310 of 466 Re: controllable vibration [ddssjsk]
Apr 10, 2010 (9:09 am)
If still under warranty and for those that don't have the juddering, I would still pull for the update, get the judders, have torque converter replaced, make sure they check out the rear motor mount, realign the tires, and make sure all done before warranty expires.
I would definitely not pay $2000+ for Honda's engineering problem. And that's just the torque converter job.
#311 of 466 Honda Vibration, Torque Converter
Apr 10, 2010 (10:08 am)
vickytoria, I would ask all who have this problem to read back some pages on this forum. These matters have been thoroughly discussed and this bulletin along with others are posted. I understand your anger and have felt that same anger many times with this 2007 Honda Odyssey EX-L we bought with 20,000 miles on it. We just got back from a 2000,00 mile trip with the new torque converter and the van is still driving like new, crossing our fingers! We have 44,000 miles on it now. I don't understand what repeatedly replacing transmission fluid is going to help. This is a mechanical defect made by Honda. We also had something wrong with the steering column when we first got this van. It was making a clunking sound at low speeds.Come to find out there was a bulletin out on that which they fixed by lubricating the steering column, I think? It stopped after that. Thanks for the mention on the rear motor mount. Something has been rattling in the rear area of the car and we cannot figure it out. This may be the problem. I will have this checked out promptly. Good Luck Sweetie, I understand you really have your hands full. God Bless, Deelee
#312 of 466 Re: Honda Vibration, Torque Converter [deelee]
Apr 10, 2010 (7:46 pm)
I also had this vibration which the dealership decided to fix with a transmission flush and new wheel bearings on the front. The van which is a 2007 EXL drove great for exactly 4 days and on the 5th I was unable to crank in my garage. I thought oh great the battery now, had AAA jump it went to Sam's to have the battery replaced and guess what the battery tested normal. The van drove around fine all day then the next morning bam won't start again. Jumped the van then my husband came back inside to grab his coffee and wash hands then opened the door and found our garage filled with white smoke-no fire visible so he backed out of garage and we could not see any source of the smoke. He drove it to the dealer where they promptly decided nothing was wrong with the van-battery or alternator and Their suggestion was to leave it overnight and they would start it the next morning to replicate the problem. Left it-got a call the next day that the van started, but they were running tests to see what might have caused the problem.. They kept it all day decided nothing was wrong with the van or the battery and told us to pick it up. When we went to get it they had sliced a front driver side tire and scraped our rim, initially saying it was on a test drive but now say it happened taking the car off the rack. They did replace the tire and plan to fix the rim. Anyway we took the car home, parked it in the garage and were done. The next morning got up tried to start van -dead again. Jumped the van again and about 2 minutes afterwards heard a gush of air and saw a white cloud of smoke come out from the sides of the engine area-then it was gone. We took the van out of the garage and let it sit in driveway to run and charge battery. After a while we noticed the Air conditioner not working. Fan blows, but no cold air. Aggravated doesn't describe my feelings at this point. Monday (the next day) I call the dealership and have it towed to them-they decide it is a bad cell in the battery so replace the battery under warranty and announce the A/C problem is related to a phantom rock hitting the condenser which is not covered under warranty. I spoke to the manager and took the van home planning to have this worked on at another dealership as I am not convinced they didn't cause all of these problems with their attempt to fix the judder. Anyway, left town for 5 days and now the van is dead in my garage again! Obviously the battery was not the problem. Anyone else had anything like this occur after the vibration work?
#313 of 466 Re: 2010 EX vs EX-L regarding VCM [mbr3]
Apr 20, 2010 (2:30 pm)
Just in case you have purchased a Honda already and it is still under regular warranty, consider purchasing an extended HondaCare warranty, which you can only do before the normal 3yr/36k mi warranty expires. I got my warranty just before the 36K mi mark, so it's covered until the mileage hits 95,970. Check online for best pricing. I am glad I did, since it is now saving me lots of $ for a torque converter replacement on my EXL.
#314 of 466 Re: Honda Odyssey 2005+ vibration at low speeds [vickytoria3112]
Apr 20, 2010 (2:42 pm)
Thank you very much for posting this service bulletin. My Honda will need have a replacement done within the next couple of days after going through many hassles, trips to the dealership and lots of frustration and wasted time. The Honda dealership made it appear as if they were doing so much for me and stated they first need to get the approval from Honda Corp to do this large job etc. Now reading this, I just want to throw up, since they fed me so much garbage and I am really upset. This document is great information! Thanks!
#315 of 466 Re: Honda Odyssey 2005+ vibration at low speeds [doing_research]
Apr 30, 2010 (8:41 am)
2007 Odyssey. 27,000 miles. Tried multiple times to get the shudder fixed as of 5,000 mile failure. Had ECM recal and torque converter replaced as per TSB. Judder still present. Filed lemon claim. Lost case due to incompitent BBB arbitrators. Still trying to get if fixed. I think i may be being blacklisted. Guess i will have to get a good attorney and file a breach of warranty suite. Anyone know if there may be a class action on this defect?
#316 of 466 class action question
May 01, 2010 (4:13 pm)
I have a 2007 Odyssey also and I had the torque converter replaced a couple of thousand miles ago and mine is still okay. How long if any miles did it take for the torque converter to fail? I haven't heard anything about a real class action. I have heard many people on this website asking and hoping to hear of one. I have 45,000 miles on my van and the warranty will only last another 15,000. It really sucks to have to worry about this all the time. I have been following this forum for a few months. You will have attorney costs and if anyone would take it on contingency, because of trying to fight such a giant company as Honda. I'm beginning to think that the whole transmission needs replaced and they don't want to spend the money to fix it! Deelee
#317 of 466 torque converter failure
May 01, 2010 (4:35 pm)
After we had the TC replaced? It was only a week before we could tell it was doing "it" again. we took it back and they said they updated some software or something. it is still doing it. my husband is going to have to handle it from now on because everytime i go in there they just sort of pat me on the head, hand me some free coffee and tell me they "can't replicate" it. grrrr....
#318 of 466 Re: torque converter failure [unlsinger]
May 01, 2010 (5:16 pm)
I had my TC replaced and was not initially convinced it was fixed. I wasn't sure if it was that I was being hypersensitive about it, since it was quite annoying before I got it fixed, so I wasn't sure if I was just interpreting every single thing as evidence that it wasn't resolved. It was definitely better, but I wasn't convinced it was resolved.
I did read hear that the vehicle adapts over time to your driving style - can't say for sure if that is true or not - but it is plausible that the software adjusts based on whatever the last 'n' miles have been like. I decided to let it go for 1,000 miles, and then see.
After I waited, I do have a sense that it is fixed. I don't notice it anywhere near like I used to. My biggest concern at this point is that I don't have any confidence that it won't happen again. My reason for the concern is that I don't have the impression that it was a manufacturing problem, or wear and tear. I have the impression that it is a fundamental design problem.
I am very likely to get the extended warranty to address future problems since other than this we like the vehicle very much. Frustrating to have to spend more to protect yourself since one of the big Honda benefits for me over the years has been their extremely high reliability. But - cheaper than a new vehicle.