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Honda Odyssey, Transmission, Van
#439 of 466 Re: 2011 Honda Odyssey Vibration in ECO [sho_kan]
Feb 02, 2012 (4:35 pm)
DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT BUY AN ODYSSEY. All these posts are exactly what I have experienced over the last week. Dealer claims that is the way the car is supposed to function. Honda corporate stated the dealer told them there is nothing wrong with the car.
UPDATE: Today, I emailed the VP of the Honda Dealership that I purchased my vehicle from. I must have caught his attention as I received a phone call in about 20 minutes following my email. The general manager of the dealership called me, but to no surprise, stated the same thing that everyone else has already told me. I do have an appointment with him next week to take him for a ride in the vibrating Odyssey. I guess it's the least I can do since they took me for a ride for close to 40 grand!
I have three children, my wife is a nurse, I am a working professional. We are rather intelligent people. I feel as though these people are treating us as though we just fell of the "turnip truck". If I tell you the car vibrates, the car vibrates.
Our second choice was a Toyota Sienna. 6 grand less with all the same feature and NONE of this bullshit headache!
One slice of advice that I would give you is prior to making ANY purchase, Google the kind of vehicle with the word "recall" after it. Even it there are no official recalls yet, you will hit blogs of consumers that are stating there should be a recall and you will uncover TRUE user issues if any. If you find none, that is the minivan to purchase.
GO FOR THE SIENNA!
#440 of 466 Re: 2011 Honda Odyssey Vibration in ECO [tdadamchik]
Feb 02, 2012 (5:35 pm)
Read all of page 22 for all the information you need on the problem with the transmission and the class action which is in the making.
#442 of 466 Re: hatinghonda [wagner8]
Feb 03, 2012 (5:00 am)
Yes there is a brake problem. There has been a recall on the brakes. I have a 2007 and the brakes went all the way to the floor. They fixed them but still aren't right.
#443 of 466 Re: South Florida Dealer who fixed the judder issue at 40-45 mph?? [payur]
Feb 03, 2012 (5:01 am)
Go to page 22 of the forum and read!
#444 of 466 Re: 2011 Honda Odyssey Vibration in ECO [tdadamchik]
Feb 06, 2012 (4:27 pm)
I would be careful recommending any newer Toyota. Not for the cheap materials, shoddy build quality (I recall inside lines test sienna had a broken door with only a few miles on it) or ridiculous number of safety recalls. I had to get rid of a 2009 Corolla that was eating a quart of oil every 1000 miles and the dealer said that is normal for their vehicles. The Corolla had less than 60k on it and the dealer (walnut creek, CA Toyota) wouldn't budge on this determination even after showing them the tsb for the exact issue.
#445 of 466 Re: 2011 Honda Odyssey Vibration in ECO [chrisb16]
Feb 06, 2012 (7:30 pm)
I agree with checking on the forum about the Sienna's problems before running out and buying one. The Honda Odyssey has it hands down for comfort, but the Sienna steers easier. The Sienna do have alot of issues also. I checked on it a while back.
#447 of 466 2007 Odyssey Transmission and Other Problems
Jun 05, 2012 (3:10 pm)
I bought my 2007 Odyssey new and it also had the transmission problem. I had to fight long and hard to get the torque converter replaced. It was good for 2 years and now the problem is back. It also has the down shift and major air conditioning problem (shutting down abruptly while driving and some substance released automatically) that I am fighting to get fixed. They basically told me they mine is no longer under warranty and I need to pay for the repair myself. Hate Honda and this will be mine last one.
#448 of 466 Re: 2007 Odyssey Transmission and Other Problems [unhappyowner07]
Jun 06, 2012 (12:51 pm)
I do not know what your A/C problem is, but I have a 2007 Odyssey that the air was not cooling. Everyone wanted to charge me for replacing a valve, condenser, etc, etc. I took it to one final guy and it was a simple electric part that plugs in under the hood. Total price $35