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Honda Odyssey, Steering, Van
Jul 10, 2008 (10:09 am)
We experienced the same thing with our '07 Ody. First noticed this past winter. Kinda came and went several times. Recently has come back and I could swear I felt the same sensation while starting from a stop. I knew something definitely was not right. Wife brought into the dealership this morning and had JUST called to report back. They followed the TSB on this issue and greased the steering column spline. Hope that cures it. I'll also try moving the steering wheel up/down/left/right for extra measure!
#19 of 89 Re: [kjprrt]
Jul 19, 2008 (5:58 pm)
The dealership replaced both left and right struts but the problem still exist. I was advised to bring back the vehicle for what they called re-torque and greesing per advised (allegedly) by Honda engineer they contacted . Unfortunately, after 3 attempts, it doesn't fix the problem. Much worst, it gives steering vibration when reaching 80 miles and also when breaking. Since they can't find the solution, they just told me the steering knock sound is normal which is definitely unacceptable. I have plan to speak with the Service manager and probably follow the instructions on the honda warranty manual to seek assistance from Honda helpline or BBB.
#20 of 89 Re: [fherdeex]
Aug 25, 2008 (4:35 pm)
Good luck with this. I have an 07 Odyssey with the same issues. It started with a knock in the steering at 2500 mile and the dealer replaced the left side axle assembly. On the second trip they replace the struts. On the third trip, the lubricated the steering column. The problem started coming back around the 17000 miles and has gotten worse at 29,000 miles. On the way back to the dealer for the 4th time. Wish I still had my 03 odyssey- had 80,000 at trade with no issues ever.
Oct 21, 2008 (9:47 pm)
I have the same issue in my 07 Odyssey. Today I sent it to dealer, they lubrated the steering column and drive shaft according to service bulletin suggestion. The TSB number is 07-065.
#22 of 89 2005 Odyssey Steering Problems
Jan 07, 2009 (9:33 pm)
2005 Odyssey LX. Has anyone encountered a problem with a lack of power steering assist at low (or zero) speeds? Sometimes accompanied by a humming or slight howling noise. It's intermittent, but seems to be getting more noticeable. Started at about 2 years. Took it to the dealer at least once, and they thought it was "normal", but I would have noticed when it was new if it was that hard to turn at low speeds (such as backing out of a parking space.) I've noticed some posts about power steering noises that might be related, but I'm not really sure its the same as none of those mention extra or excessive effort to turn the steering wheel (like it was there was little or no power assist.) Now starting to notice that small road irregularities will move the steering wheel.
#23 of 89 Re: 2005 Odyssey Steering Problems [hase]
Apr 03, 2009 (3:53 pm)
Hase, did you ever get an answer as to your lack of power steering assist issue? My in-laws are experiencing the same issue on their 2008 Odyssey. The vehicle is very hard to turn at low speeds (parking). Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.
#24 of 89 Re: 2005 Odyssey Steering Problems [jrind]
May 17, 2009 (3:18 am)
We are having the same problems in our 2006, dealer has replaced the screen in the pump, the pump and the fluid. Still having the problem the dealer has no clue and seems to just treat you like you don't no what you are talking about.
#25 of 89 Re: 2005 Odyssey Steering Problems [jrind]
May 23, 2009 (12:22 pm)
We have a 2008 Odssey EX-L with 14000 miles and we are having the same problem concerning low speed steering. It occures mostly when you back up with the steering wheel fully in max left or right position, then when you straighten out the steering wheel while moving forward, the steering wheel will not move. You have to yank on the steering wheel to get it to move. Once it starts moving, the power steering affect becomes active again. I suspect there are others who are experiencing the same thing.
#26 of 89 Re: 2005 Odyssey Steering Problems [sugarlandtx]
May 24, 2009 (11:21 pm)
The same is happening to my 07 exl, vehicle runs great, except for this problem with steering at very slow speed and it I am getting frustrated . The dealer said it could be the pump, so I brought it in, and after two days, they said the pump is ok, and the system itself is good. So I asked them if they drove it and able to replicate the problem. They said they did, and the only time it does it is when you suddenly yank the wheel which I think is BS. Anyway if anyone out there knows the solutions to this problem pls help.
#27 of 89 Re: 2005 Odyssey Steering Problems [ead06]
May 25, 2009 (2:30 am)
We are going to try one more time making an appt. at dealer and see if they will change the rack and pinion (I believe this is it) I've talked to a couple of buddies, they think this might be it. It sounds to them that the valves in that box aren't keeping up with what we are asking it to do. We will see!!