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#420 of 460 2008 Honda Odyssey shuddering
Dec 12, 2011 (11:50 am)
I started seeing the symptoms and the issues discussed by folks here in this group on our 2008 Odyssey EXL. Initially I was getting the judder at 40-45 mph when accelerating, once a week and now it is happening at least once a day.
This is the first complaint I have seen so far, I have around 30K miles on the van. This has been there for 2 months now
Please clarify the following:
1) How serious is the issue, should I get it fixed ASAP?
2) Please advice what I need to do, to fix this issue. Not sure how to communicate this to dealer /car mechanic.
#421 of 460 Re: 2005 Honda Odyssey Vibration in ECO [sreiss]
Dec 13, 2011 (8:14 am)
I understood it to be the full warranty. I am not sure and you would have to call a Honda dealership and inquire.
#422 of 460 Re: hatinghonda [hatinghonda]
Dec 14, 2011 (8:56 am)
I also have a 2011. Has 26k at 1 yr. Started having similar problem a few months ago. Has gotten much worse recently. Brought it in for service today. They said they did. Computer update on the transmission. Haven't driven it yet so don't know if it will help. It happens like yours at about 35 mph and 45 mph. Shutters and seems to shift roughly. Also had to have rotors resurfaced. Can't imagine why. I know they had a problem because it was shuttering on braking, but my 02 Odyssey never had to have the brakes fixed and had over 100k on it. Is there a brake problem with these things too?
#423 of 460 South Florida Dealer who fixed the judder issue at 40-45 mph??
Dec 30, 2011 (12:13 pm)
Anybody from South Florida had this issue and fixed? I called 3 dealers and none of them had any customer report this problem, which is strange to me.
I do not want myself taken for a ride and end up spending more than what it costs. I would somebody to please advice if you know any dealer in South Florida who has fixed this issue.
#424 of 460 Re: South Florida Dealer who fixed the judder issue at 40-45 mph?? [payur]
Dec 30, 2011 (2:53 pm)
Take the car to Rick Case Honda. They have an awesome repair facility. On a side note, I have gotten rid of my Odyssey, but Honda should be ashamed of themselves allowing this to go on and on unchecked. We had a 2006 and I started this thread a couple years ago. Wow, I still get all the emails and it still amazes me. Best of luck!
#425 of 460 Re: 2011 Honda Odyssey Vibration in ECO [myvan9]
Jan 10, 2012 (1:10 pm)
I as well have a 2011 Odyssey with vibrations. They come and go all the time, but when they get very nasty, like going over rumble strips, I've lost the ability to accelerate (3 times). I also have the compressor coming on at will, when it should not, and after several attempts to fix the proplem (replace AC clutch relay, replace ac head unit), and the inability to troubleshoot, they have given up and now say that this is normal - HA! As well I have other issues with this vehicle that they cannot fix. I am in the process of going to CAMVAP. Check it out.
#426 of 460 Re: 2011 Honda Odyssey Vibration in ECO [2goldens_1]
Jan 10, 2012 (7:49 pm)
I went through CAMVAP process for 2010 Odyssey, unless you can get a technical expert dont bother. Email me if you want to discuss.
#427 of 460 2011 and 2012 Odyssey Owners
Jan 11, 2012 (12:42 pm)
Just curious if the vibration issues are also occurring with the Touring or Touring Elite models. These two have a 6-speed transmission instead of the 5-speed transmission Supposedly it makes a difference. Anyone having these issues with a Touring or Touring Elite?
#428 of 460 Re: 2011 and 2012 Odyssey Owners [duplexdianne]
Jan 11, 2012 (12:50 pm)
Yes the 6 speed Touring & Elite have bad torque converters.
February 2012 Motor Trend Long Test Article
2011 Odyssey Touring Elite, 6 months old, 14999 miles
"...we'll have the technicians look at the transmission as well. Over time, shifting has become rough, and occasionally upon acceleration between first and second gears, the transmission seems to be shuddering."
#429 of 460 Re: 2011 Honda Odyssey Vibration in ECO [2goldens_1]
Jan 12, 2012 (7:58 am)
OK, let's start. The vibration could be caused by the transmission. There is a recall for that. Take it in to get checked. If you still have a problem then it could be the front ball bearings of the wheels. Honda put very low quality bearings and they will only last about 40,000 miles. If you have less than 60,000 miles on it, they will replace them under warranty. They will only want to repalce one, I suggest that you insisit that both get replaced. The faulty bearings give you a grinding sensation that you feel through the gas pedal. I bet that the rear bearing should be bad too, but they are harder to detect.
Now, to the A/C condenser, there is an actual class action lawsuit against Honda. It is Civil Action No. 2:08-cv-4825 (KSH) (PS). For information about this you can call 877 389 4472.