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#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
#449 of 466 Re: 2007 Odyssey Transmission and Other Problems [ricardo_33172]
Jun 06, 2012 (1:16 pm)
Please look on your invoice and type in what that
"one simple electric part' was.....so we will all know what to
look for or tell our mechanics to look for. Thanks for helping us all
#450 of 466 Honda odyssey vibration 45-50 mph
Jun 23, 2012 (8:41 am)
Recently I had a Honda Odyssey mini van with a weird viberation at 45-50 mph. The dealer did the motor mounts all four wheel bearings, sparkplugs, and a rotate and ballance and was still not fixed.
REPAIR; I THEN PUT THE VEHICLE ON MY RACK AND ACCELERATED IT TO 50MPH WHILE I HAD ANOTHER TECH EXAMINE THE SOURCE. THE LF HALF SHAFT (AXLE) WAS SHAKING. I REPLACED IT AND DROVE IT AGAIN PROBLEM SOLVED.
#451 of 466 Re: Honda Odyssey Excessive Vibration with ECO ( The Solution) [biap2006]
Dec 21, 2012 (9:05 pm)
I have a 2007 Odyssey with 130k miles. In my case, I recently had timing belt, cv joints and motor mount replaced. We live in Fl where there aren't too many hills. On a trip through Ga I noticed the described vibration in Eco mode. My observation was that during acceleration up a hill (not Eco mode) everything was fine. Real-time MPG meter is showing just over 20, which isn't too bad for going up a moderate hill. After cresting the hill, the engine shifts into Eco mode and mileage jumps to over 40MPG (this is expected since we are basically coasting). About halfway down the hill, the is a definite "shift" in the engine behavior. Mileage drops to approx 20MPG while going downhill(!), and vibration picks up substantially. It feels similar to going down a mountain and downshifting to use engine braking. When starting up the next hill, it remains in Eco mode for a few seconds and the mileage drops to 10MPG in Eco mode! When the Eco mode turns off I am again seeing 20+ MPG.
To make a long story short, I get 20+ MPG going uphill when engine is firing on all cylinders. When Eco mode kicks in, I get <20MPG going downhill, with seemingly excessive vibration. I have had this 2007 Odyssey for four years and have never had this issue before. Overall mileage for the trip is approx 10% less than it was a few months ago. Why would mileage in Eco mode be worse than in normal mode?
#452 of 466 Is this the same issue
Jan 19, 2013 (2:11 pm)
Looking at buying a 2008 EX-L. This thread has made me leary. It has 97000 miles on it and seems to be in great shape. Having a mechanic check it out Monday. What brought me here was that at 70-75mph it felt like the TC would engage/disengage kind of randomly. Not a shutter/judder but more just felt like it was shifting. Is that normal with the eco stuff? Is it the Variable Cylinder Management? I really like the car, I just don't want to buy into a $4k tranny problem.
#453 of 466 Re: Is this the same issue [newodyman]
Jan 19, 2013 (2:18 pm)
What would you risk it with the class action lawsuit due to TC issue? Should class action be successful would you be covered?
#454 of 466 Re: Is this the same issue [newodyman]
Jan 19, 2013 (4:11 pm)
Our trouble-free 2006 EX-L has 157k miles. Based on our experience, that's the VCM kicking in, then releasing. If you hit the gas a bit and get it up past 75 then the VCM disengages and the vibration-sounds go away, for us. I sometimes wish there was a disable switch on the VCM so when going at highway speeds over 75, it would not try to turn on.
#455 of 466 Re: 2007 Odyssey Transmission and Other Problems [unhappyowner07]
Apr 28, 2013 (7:52 am)
Wondering how your odyssey is working currently?
We have 2006 134000 miles, shudders on occasion from 20-40 mph. I have noticed in cruise control going down hill it does not down shift.
I love my Honda and want it to last a lot longer.
Did you have the PCM Update? It sounds like some people think it is better without.
Thanks for any replies.
#456 of 466 Re: 2007 Odyssey Transmission and Other Problems [ssedson]
Apr 28, 2013 (8:00 am)
Traded my piece of s... 2012 Osyssey in for a 2008 Meecedes Benz Gl450. Couldn't be happier!
NEVER to own Any Honda again!
Happy trails to you.