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#141 of 190 Re: 2004 Honda Odyssey engine stops while driving [aecho]
Nov 15, 2011 (1:23 pm)
I have a 2003 Honda Odyssey. Since buying the van new, I have had minor electrical glitches and Honda has never been able to find a problem. Since, those minor issues didn't stop the van from working, I didn't press it since I didn't have the time to leave my van at the dealership indefinitely. I just had to have the transmission replaced 2 months ago at 130,000 miles. A few days ago I was driving and the dash power flashed on and off 10-12 times. I never lost power completely, just sudden burst of losing the radio, and the tachometer and speedometer dropping to 0. I reached my destination with no problem. Driving home, nothing happened, but when I had to make one more stop, I turned off the car and immediately had NO power to anything. On an off-chance, I turned the ignition on and turned on the headlights, and suddenly it had life. I could hear all of the clicking in the dash as everything decided to come on. I drove home (2miles) with no problem. A couple of hours later, my husband drove the car for 10 minutes, then came home and the same thing happened. Of course, Monday morning at the Honda dealership revealed nothing. Even after leaving it there over 24 hours to be repeatedly tested, they can't find anything. They say until they can replicate it, they can't figure it out. I say even if it went dead in their parking lot, then suddenly started working, they would still be at the same point they are now. They say they've tested the ignition, the alternator, the main relay, etc., but everything shows up as being ok. It obviously isn't. This isn't even safe to drive. Any suggestions other than getting something that isn't Honda?
#142 of 190 Re: 2004 Honda Odyssey engine stops while driving [aecho]
Nov 28, 2011 (11:26 pm)
I am also having similar problem with 2004 Honda Odyssey. It is becoming more frequent - twice it stopped on highway (the power came back quickly) and over the Thanksgiving Holidays it stopped completely on the local roads.
I will get the Faulty Main Relay checked. Do you know how the dealer conducted a "No communication test"?
#143 of 190 Re: 2004 Honda Odyssey engine stops while driving [gk789]
Nov 29, 2011 (3:17 am)
Honda says it "could be" the ignition switch, but they won't replace it unless it tests bad. They continue to say NOTHING is wrong with the van.
#144 of 190 Re: 2004 Honda Odyssey engine stops while driving [rphlady]
Nov 29, 2011 (2:47 pm)
I have the exact same problem. Just had it tested yesterday, and they could find nothing wrong. My Honda dealership didn't even drive the van, which is frustrating, that's the only time I see the issue is when driving. If I find anything out, I'll post here.
#145 of 190 Re: 2004 Honda Odyssey engine stops while driving [regwin]
Dec 02, 2011 (12:57 pm)
The saga continues. Today, while driving I had the short bursts of losing power to the radio (tachometer and speedometer drop to zero) that I had a couple of weeks ago. This time, however, all of the dash lights came on like I was starting the car, but this time the TCS, ABS, SRS, and check engine light stayed on. Once I stopped the car and turned it off, there was a lot of "clicking' behind the dash. I turned the car back on and all of the dashboard lights were off. Later, I stopped to get out and tried opening the driver-side sliding door. No response. Door locks wouldn't unlock. Then I heard the clicking again, and as if by magic, the doors unlocked and opened. Having no faith in Honda, I took it to a local mechanic to see if he would be willing to figure it out. I will add that I am the original owner, and have had to replace 5-6 batteries in the 9 years I have owned the car. Hopefully, I will find out something soon.
#146 of 190 2006 Ody electrical problem
Dec 03, 2011 (9:33 pm)
Like everybody else who has posted here I still keep having electrical problems w/ our '06 Ody (original owner). I had posted earlier that it seemed the problems may have been w/ the Nav system, but I am not sure now. We've taken the car to the dealership (where its been serviced since we purchased it) now for 5 times without much luck. The dealership kept the van yet again for another 2 days and still couldn't replicate the problem. My original problem started when like everybody else the VSA/nav lights came on while driving and then the NAV and radio reset. It feels like the van is about to stall, while driving, but doesn't. The lights all flicker for just a second or two then everything resets. We also had a few instances where there is absolutely no power to the car. For instance, we pulled in to so into a parking lot, and after turning off the van I could not close the doors. I ended up manually closing the rear door, only to have the van come back to life a few minutes later as if nothing had happened. The latest issue is when the "emissions" system reset. I took the van to get it inspected for our annual inspection and the tech got a message of "emissions module not working" which led to yet another trip to the dealer. The eventually got the car to pass inspection after driving it about 30 miles to "reset" the module. Yet they still haven't been able to figure out why this is happening. I've also researched this online, and our dealer "called the engineers at Honda" to no avail. Not really sure if its a loose connection or a grounding problem somewhere or as some people have mentioned the "ingintion switch". Suspect we'll never know. I wonder if NTSHA has had any reports of this especially if the car/van had died on the road (a huge potential liability and safety issue). Still searching for an answer.
#147 of 190 Re: 2006 Ody electrical problem [pangarkar]
Dec 04, 2011 (4:27 am)
Go to safecar.com (nhtsa site) and you can read all of the registered complaints. There were over 500 regarding safety issues with the 03 Odyssey. You can also file your van's issues.
#148 of 190 Re: 2004 Honda Odyssey engine stops while driving [rphlady]
Dec 07, 2011 (11:43 am)
I haven't had the problem since I last posted. The only thing I did was really maintenance on the battery. I think our battery wasn't getting it's full charge as it should have been. The water cells in the battery were half empty, so after filling them back up to correct levels, and driving a couple of days to the battery could catch up on charging, I haven't noticed the problem even once.
Methinks there are a lot of different scenarios that can cause this. Good luck to everyone looking for a fix.
#149 of 190 Re: 2004 Honda Odyssey engine stops while driving [regwin]
Dec 15, 2011 (8:26 pm)
Update on my 2006 Ody electrical problems
1) 4 trips to Honda dealership only to find nothing wrong w/ the car. $$$$
2) 1 new battery (replacement) at Sams' club (free)
3) $3.99 new grounding connector for the negative wire on battery
4) $15 to install new battery connector
5) Being able to figure out the problem yourself without any Honda help- PRICELESS!!!
FYI: the battery I'd gotten from Sams (Energizer) had a lot of problems (the associate at Sams told me that a lot of people were bringing them back due to premature failure)- so now I've gotten a new battery (Duracel). Also if you haven't already checked the connections on the battery terminals (the wire actually holding on the ends) I'd check to see if they come off easily or not. In my case they did at Sam's- hence the new connectors. We'll see if this fixes the problem.
#150 of 190 2006 Honda Odydey electrical Spaz
Jan 21, 2012 (2:00 pm)
Today my 2006 Odyssey's Bright lights, turn signals, temperture gauge, both power sliding doors, and my back windshild wiper and fluids all stopped working at the same time. Also my radio, when turned on, reads CODE. When pressing the radio buttons it comes up with a bunch of XXXX on the panel. Like its looking for some kind of a code. Any ideas why. All fuses checked, no go. Stopped and restarted van, again no go.. Any anwsers would be great. Thanks!