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#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!
#151 of 190 Re: 2006 Honda Odydey electrical Spaz [jwilli5]
Jan 23, 2012 (11:07 pm)
Sometimes a weak battery causes the electronics to go haywire. I would have a charging system check done which includes checking the battery, alternator, etc. Good luck.
#152 of 190 Re: 2006 Honda Odydey electrical Spaz [jwilli5]
Jan 24, 2012 (9:30 pm)
My '05 Ody started the same thing this afternoon. Planning to take to dealership in the morning, have you found anything on this yet?
#153 of 190 Re: 2006 Honda Odydey electrical Spaz [jwilli5]
Jan 28, 2012 (9:53 pm)
I would have your battery and alternator checked first. I had a similar situation (see my post earlier in this section), and I found out that it was the battery cable. Based on your symptoms I would be leaning towards either the batter or the battery cable. Whenever the cable is loose and not on tight it doesn't make an adequate connect hence the sporadic episodes of lose of power. If the battery and alternator check out (you can get them tested at a local auto parts store (autozone/napa, etc) for free), then you might need a more definitive eval at the dealership. Hope this helps .
#154 of 190 Re: 2006 Honda Odydey electrical Spaz [jwilli5]
Feb 01, 2012 (7:57 pm)
I'm familiar with the codes,every time you disconnect the battery,you have to enter a code for the radio and the nav(if equip).The reason for this is for anti theft protection,thieves will think twice before they steal built- in radios cause it won't work unless you enter the codes.The codes are usually located at the 1st page of the service manual,if you can't find it,go to the dealer,give the vehicle number,they can pull it out in the computer.