Last post on Oct 23, 2013 at 5:47 PM
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Honda Odyssey, Transmission, Van
#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.
#457 of 466 Re: 2007 Odyssey Transmission and Other Problems [ssedson]
Apr 28, 2013 (9:30 am)
The PCM update was necessary for my 2007 Touring. I had already gotten a new torque converter and the same issue was coming back. Every now and then I get a shudder around 40-45 mph but it is pretty rare. Going on 110k now and running great. We love our van.
#458 of 466 Re: 2007 Odyssey Transmission and Other Problems [wertzee]
Apr 28, 2013 (10:00 am)
Can you make the shudder happen like I do, I set vehicle at 80 -85 KM/H and feather the accelerator to maintain speed, works best on sight incline. This is on a 2010 Odyssey. Anyone know about progress on the lawsuit that was filed for this torque converter shudder?
#459 of 466 Re: 2007 Odyssey Transmission and Other Problems [ssedson]
Apr 28, 2013 (8:50 pm)
My 2007 EX-L is north of 65,000 miles and I just took the kids down to Ft. Lauderdale for spring break (from Chicago) It's still running like new, had the torque converter replaced at about 27,000 miles and everything is perfect. Averaged 30.29 mpg for the round trip. After the converter was replaced, I refused to have the "update" for the PCM and am really glad, I heard other owners had more trouble after the updates.
#460 of 466 Re: 2007 Odyssey Transmission and Other Problems [ssedson]
Apr 29, 2013 (3:35 am)
We had the torque converter replaced at 24,000 miles on our 2007 Odyssey and have had all the software updates since. It's run fine. We started to have the issue return several months ago (around 40,000 miles after replacing the torque converter, I would estimate) and they made a software update and it's fine again.
#461 of 466 '07 Odyssey Vibration Under Acceleration 50-60 mph
Oct 06, 2013 (6:35 am)
My van has almost 100k miles and 2 months ago, suddenly, it started to vibrate under acceleration at around 50-60 mph. The vibration is 5-10 Hz left and right and is more pronounced under harder acceleration. The steering wheel does not shake at all. When you let off the throttle it stops.
The place I took it to (not a dealership because it is far from where I live) said it was coming from the front passenger side after they drove it. They have replaced front and rear motor mount, right axle and "half shaft" (between the axle and the transmission) nojoy. I have gotten new tires, balanced and alignment. They even tried a new rotor and even disabling my front wheel brakes to eliminate the master cylinder (which they said is another common problem).
#462 of 466 Re: '07 Odyssey Vibration Under Acceleration 50-60 mph [hondascott]
Oct 06, 2013 (7:15 am)
How about torque converter shudder? There has been a lawsuit filed. You can eliminate the vibration if you let go of the accelerator and you can turn it on by holding a constant speed, then I would suspect that is the issue, esp. with all the work that was done to try to correct the issue.
#463 of 466 Re: '07 Odyssey Vibration Under Acceleration 50-60 mph [ciao888]
Oct 06, 2013 (7:54 am)
Thanks for the reply.
All of the stuff I have read here and elsewhere about the TC shudder seems to be at lower speeds, 25-45, and related to transmission shifting. When my issue occurs it is in gear, not shifting, and only at noted speed range, 50-60, while accelerating. It feels like some sort of resonance, not a mechanical shifting issue, or am I misunderstanding the TC shudder issue?
Just because there was a lawsuit filed, does that mean they will replace the torque converter for free?