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You are in the Honda Odyssey
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Honda Odyssey, Transmission, Van
#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.
#435 of 466 Re: 2011 Honda Odyssey Vibration in ECO [surfsalterpath]
Feb 02, 2012 (9:45 am)
I am still catching up here. Is this a problem with 2012 Odyssey models also or just the 2011?
I was looking into buying a 2012 odyssey soon..but now I am worried
#436 of 466 Re: 2011 Honda Odyssey Vibration in ECO [sho_kan]
Feb 02, 2012 (10:21 am)
2012 also. It's the same Transmission.
#437 of 466 Re: 2011 Honda Odyssey Vibration in ECO [blackexv6]
Feb 02, 2012 (11:02 am)
Personally I don't prefer buying a Honda odyssey, most of the times the dealers wont accept there is a problem.
all they will say, that is the default behavior of the van/car.
do some research on other models/cars.
#438 of 466 That's right
Feb 02, 2012 (1:25 pm)
That's right and that is why this issue has gone on so long. Ran into the same thing trying to get my oddysey fixed. Could never get honda or a honda dealer to admit there was a shudder in my vehicle. Honda tells the dealer that it is normal so the dealer tells you the same thing. Apparently Honda has warranty repairs buttoned down so tight that the dealer can not initiate a repair unless Honda approves. Unless the vehicle is inoperative or the noise or defect is beyond doubt. If they do not admit there is a problem then no problem exhists and if it doesn't exist they do not have to attempt a repair. That is how they are side stepping the Magnussen Moss Warranry Act. All automobile dealers sell new vehicles with known defects. The Warranty Act is there to protect the consumer. (Its not working people.) Contact your congressman and complain.