Last post on Jun 03, 2008 at 9:38 AM
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Honda Odyssey, Fuel System, Van
#4 of 13 Re: Poor gas mileage [wmg1]
Dec 30, 2007 (4:58 pm)
SAME HERE!!! MPG'S ARE HORRENDOUS TO SAY THE LEAST!
IT MUST HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE NEW AND "IMPROVED?" GRADE-LOGIC TRANSMISSION AND THE DRIVE-BY-WIRE ACCELERATOR!
I SHOULD HAVE KEPT THE 2004 LX!! THAT WAS GETTING THE TRUE 19/25 MPG POSTED ON THE STICKER AND IT WAS A SMOOTHER SHIFT AND ACCELERATION!!
SOUNDS LIKE A CLASS-ACTION IS NEEDED!
#5 of 13 Re: Poor gas mileage [capizzo]
Jan 01, 2008 (12:24 pm)
Not sure why you are getting such poor mileage. Is this just around town driving. We get around 16 to 17 mpg in the city and have gotten as high as 26 on the highway but normally around 24.5. This is better than the Chrysler Town and Country we previously had. Mini vans traditionally do not get good gas mileage and thats not exactly what you buy them for.
#6 of 13 Re: Poor gas mileage [capizzo]
Jan 02, 2008 (7:13 am)
I agree....I hate the feel of the transmission, and it has to be the reason for the poor gas mileage. It downshifts and slows you down as soon as you let off the accelerator. You can't even coast down a hill! No wonder the gas mileage is REDUCED on the new models. I got 20 miles/gal every single tank on my Oldsmobile Silouette for mostly city driving. I think it's a crime that I only get that on pure highway driving with my brand new Odessey.
I got no where talking to the salesman who sold me the van. I'm calling Honda to complain- everyone else should, too.
#7 of 13 Fuel Problem on 2002 Honda Odyssey
Jan 22, 2008 (3:28 pm)
I have a new battery and the starter is cranking but I am having intermittent problems starting my Odyssey. I assume this is a fuel problem. First, does anyone know of any known issues? Also, is there a fuel filter? If so, does anyone know where it is located?
Thanks in advance
#8 of 13 Re: Fuel Problem on 2002 Honda Odyssey [gschrade]
Jan 25, 2008 (8:03 am)
I answer my own post for documentation purposes. Keys for the 2002 Honda Odyssey (and probably many other vehicles) have a computer chip in it that "knows" what vehicle it is starting. If you do not use that key, it will not start. Not knowing this, we went to Wal Mart and got an extra key made. Needless to say, it would not start. The Honda dealership apprised us of this information and, of course, we have no more problems starting the vehicle.
To answer other questions in my post, the 2002 Honda Odyssey (and again, probably other Honda vehicles) does not have a fuel filter. It only has a screen in the gas tank. The fuel pump is also located in the gas tank.
#9 of 13 Re: Fuel Gauge Problem [medicman1]
Jan 30, 2008 (12:37 pm)
We bought a Honda Odyssey EX about three months ago - and we have the same fuel guage problem. I was not accustomed to having the needle go down so fast after fill-up. Also, I have filled it from when the light was on - it was about 17 gallons. Gas mileage was about 20 city/highway recently, although must say got about 24-25 on highway during a trip over Thanksgiving.
#10 of 13 Fuel Tank Gauge Inaccurate
Mar 08, 2008 (1:15 pm)
We have had fuel issues too. Our driveway is on an angle, (not bad at all really),
and when the car was a month old, the fuel light had not even come on yet and it wouldnt' start. Got the car towed and they said the light came on at the dealer and the car started and that I just needed gas.
No charge but still what a hassle.
Again today we went to start car, not starting, the fuel light was on (I never saw it come on) this time and it wouldn't start. So far 2 trips with a one gallon tank hasn't gotten it started. The car's too heavy to push to a level surface.
The tank must be in the back, but still this is crazy. I am calling Honda corporate on Monday.
#11 of 13 Re: Fuel Problem on 2002 Honda Odyssey [gschrade]
May 18, 2008 (7:17 am)
link title Check this out about the fuel filter.
#13 of 13 HOnda Odyssey 2008 struts, frame attachments seat belt issues
Jun 03, 2008 (9:38 am)
we bought our Honda in March of 2008. Within a week started hearing sounds, took the van to the dealer and he said that the struts are bad and should be replaced. Scheduled for strut replacement, dealer changed struts and then said well you are missing 2 bolts on the rods that attach the frame to the body and you cannot drive the van, it is dangerous. So the van stayed at the dealership for another 5 days and the bolts were fixed. Now, we have experienced it several times that our 4 year old's child seat keeps on flipping on the 3rd row seat when we turn the van to left or right at 35-40 miles an hour on the highway etc. It has fallen with the kid twice and I am thinking that may be the BELT is not locking which keeps on making the car seat flip. I am getting these messages from teh Honda cust service because I wrote them a nasty gram but have not been able to talk with them and now this car seat issue is driving us crazy.
Anyone out there experienced same issues?