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#425 of 466 Re: 2011 Honda Odyssey Vibration in ECO [myvan9]
Jan 10, 2012 (12:10 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 466 Re: 2011 Honda Odyssey Vibration in ECO [2goldens_1]
Jan 10, 2012 (6:49 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 466 2011 and 2012 Odyssey Owners
Jan 11, 2012 (11:42 am)
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 466 Re: 2011 and 2012 Odyssey Owners [duplexdianne]
Jan 11, 2012 (11:50 am)
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 466 Re: 2011 Honda Odyssey Vibration in ECO [2goldens_1]
Jan 12, 2012 (6:58 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.
#430 of 466 Re: 2011 and 2012 Odyssey Owners [duplexdianne]
Jan 12, 2012 (7:05 am)
All the Odysseys are affected. There are 2 things that can cause the vibration. First there is the recall to re-program the transmission (it helped in my case) and secondly the front bearings of your wheels will not last past 40k miles. You will feel a grinding sensation through your gas pedal. If you have less than 60k miles, they will replace the bearings for free. Insist to get both bearings replaced at once. I got one replaced, drove out of the dealer and drove for a day to have to come back and get the other one done. Waste of time and by the way get ready to have problems with your A/C, it will surely happen sooner than later. There is already a class action suit going on for it.
#431 of 466 Re: 2011 Honda Odyssey Vibration in ECO [jv1]
Jan 29, 2012 (7:49 pm)
I purchased my Odyssey on January 2, 2012 and am having the EXACT problem you are describing above. I am taking it in for service on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. I have about 1200 miles on it. In the meantime, regarding a recall, I have filed a complaint with Honda Motor Corporation and have also filed a complaint with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. The only way consumers like you and I will get any satisfaction is if we bring it to their attention. At just shy of 40K, this vehicle should feel as though it rides on glass. Honda claims it will make this right, but we must ban together to get action.
If in fact Honda knew about this problem with the redesign of the 2011 model, shame on them for staking their reputation with such a disastrous vehicle issue!
My advice, file a complaint and lets work together to get some action~
#432 of 466 Re: 2011 Honda Odyssey Vibration in ECO [tdadamchik]
Jan 30, 2012 (4:22 am)
There is a class action law suit starting. Read down and you will find the information on the forum. Too bad you didn't know before you bought it! Is your van a 2011 or 2012?
#433 of 466 Re: 2011 Honda Odyssey Vibration in ECO [deelee]
Feb 07, 2012 (12:32 pm)
Hi... can you send me the post where the class action lawsuit is located. (I have a 2012 EXL with Res)
UPDATE from today: Spoke to Honda Motor Company today. The woman on the phone stated that Lehigh Valley Honda informed her that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle and that this is normal. I almost blew a gasket. I informed the woman that they are lying and do they think that I am "making this up?"
I WILL NEVER, EVER, EVER purchase a Honda vehicle again. Additionally, I will use every media outlet, social avenue and consumer and government agency to get this message out. If i can convince 27 people to not purchase an Odyssey at the price I did, Honda will lose over 1 million dollars. My goal is to have 1000 people not purchase a Honda based upon my message.
Honda does not believe their customers. They provide vibrating vehicles and then claim it is part of the ECO transmission.