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Honda Odyssey Steering Problems
Last post on Mar 24, 2013 at 3:18 PM
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Honda Odyssey, Steering, Van
#71 of 85 Re: 2005 Odyssey Steering Problems [amacatula]
Aug 16, 2011 (1:21 am)
Actually had my 2008 EX-L serviced yesterday for the same issue - for the axle popping - they replaced the right one - it is a known defect which is corrected in the replacement part - they changed the metal alloy. Even though I'm covered w/Honda Care - I was told it is orginally covered for 5yrs/60,000 from the in-service date whatever comes first - they also said to come back 6 months and they will replace the left one. Said they use to replace both but Honda corporate gave them a hard time about it. Also the service manager can also good will up to $500 at their discretion in certain matters. I would definitly take it up..
#72 of 85 Re: Wobbly Steering [leeclan4]
Nov 06, 2011 (3:18 pm)
I have a 2006 EX-L with the same wobbly issue. We have been fighting with Honda on this since 9000 miles with no attempt to replace any parts to fix it.
At 68,000 miles, they finally replaced the left strut...not both, just the left. I don't see the logic in having one new strut and one with that many miles on it. They also replaced the power steering pump. The dealer had to get the blessing of Honda-Techline God to just do this. Issue still exists after both of the above replacements and our extended warranty expires next week (11/15/11).
After giving a "3 out of 5" in a customer service call from American Honda for "any issues not resolved", I received a call from Honda of Spring (formerly Goodson Honda North (Houston) where I bought the Ody and have had it serviced at since the purchase. They obviously did not like receiving a "3" on the review.
Anyway, my guess is that the issue is a combination of the remaining strut (the right side was not replaced) and the steering rack. These are the only two remaining items in the overall system that have not been replaced. My old service advisor (not with Honda anymore due to frustration with Honda-Techline), said it will take an act of Congress to get Honda to do anything until it breaks completely.
I have owned 4 Hondas and have loved all of them...except this Ody. It has been the most frustrating thing we have ever dealt with. Want to continue to recommend Honda to my family and friends, but can't honestly do it after this experience with an obvious lemon vehicle and no support from American Hondas.
#73 of 85 Re: Wobbly Steering [leeclan4]
Nov 10, 2011 (6:57 am)
I am getting exact same problem and started about same mileage as you experienced.
There is no smoothness when steering wheel is returning to straight on position either coming out of a turn or if simply moving sterrign wheel left-right-left. It has a shaky, shuddering feel to it. Not at all Honda-like.
We had an 02 Ody and never experienced this. And this 2010 has been great until this. Very frustrating.
Dealer has been receptive and replaced PS pump which gave no improvement. I rode with shop foreman and of course the steering didn't act up then. Not sure what to do. Might call Honda America and see what they say.
My guess is not enough owners have spoken up about this.
#74 of 85 Honda Dealer
Jan 12, 2012 (3:39 pm)
I got a recall in the mail about my Honda Odyssey power steering pump in late November 2011. In December 2011 I took it to a local dealer to get it repaired/replaced. On completion, a whining noise could be heard at intervals. I returned to the dealer and asked that they take a look at the problem. They acknowledged the noise and checked their work and claimed that everything was done properly. The noise continued.
In January 2012, I returned again and asked them to check the whining noise. They came back a day later and said I had a leak in the rack and pinion rack and the cost to repair is $1400.00. I blew my top. After going back and forth with local management and Honda Corp. customer service, the dealer is going to repair the vehicle and wants me to pay a "$200.00" deductible.
This noise did not exist before I took my Odyssey in for the recall. I feel like I should not have to pay any money to repair this problem because this was not a problem previously. It became a problem when the local dealer handled the recall.
What am I to do?
The question is
#75 of 85 Re: Wobbly Steering [chekraze]
Jan 12, 2012 (6:08 pm)
Perhaps a loose strut bearing or out of round rim or tire. Rotate the tires to see if the wobble moves. Could also be a wheel bearing or loose rack/tie rod.
If it's more of a pull than a wobble then you've got an entirely different problem.
#76 of 85 Get it done before 100K miles
Feb 14, 2012 (3:26 pm)
My 2005 Odyssey is at 99,470 miles today and I just got the fix for the power steering pump this morning. They said I'm lucky because Honda is only allowing the warranty extension for this up till 100K miles. So another 530 miles and I would have been screwed. It is like driving a new van now. The stupid thing has been difficult to turn for the last three years, so this is a huge difference!
#77 of 85 Re: Honda Dealer [boyosan]
Feb 22, 2012 (8:27 pm)
May I ask what did you do please? Just found out today that my situation is very similar - i.e. power steering pump being replaced, and then they tell me, oh yeah by the way you have a leak in the rack and pinion and that'll be $1450 to replace!
- mz -
#78 of 85 Honda Seriously Shaking When Braking
Feb 23, 2012 (11:54 am)
I took out 2007 Honda Odyessy into Honda because when my wife brakes the car, the brake pedal goes WAY down and the van shakes like nuts. It is unsafe. We are at 76k miles and have conisistenty serviced the car.
I get an analysis for repairs of $2500 and leaks galore!! I am not sure if it is the same issue that people are bringing up but would love help.
They are saying that it needs a $1430 Rack Pinion repair for a leak, right axle seal leak repair, left rear shock leak, and resurface and brake pads even though at 60%.
I mean for a top-notch vehicle, isn't this nuts to have at only 76k miles???
I have never had a car that needed this much repair under 100k! Also I am getting conflicting info on machining the rotars versus replacing them. This just seems crazy. Anyone else having these issues and is there anything else I need to look into??
The repair guy said that the Odyessy is known for pinoin rack and this just seems nuts! Any advise is welcome please!
#79 of 85 Power Steering recall end date?
Apr 12, 2012 (8:02 am)
We delayed taking the car into the shop and now find out the recall ended 1 month ago. Anyone else run into this? Is there an actual expiration date? We are at 88K miles.
#80 of 85 Re: Honda Seriously Shaking When Braking [swest2004]
May 01, 2012 (1:19 pm)
I bought my Ody back in 2006. Since day one I had already noticed this issue when applying brake at 65 mph or greater. Brought it in and they said they could not find anything. I've heard some people just replaced the front rotors and that fixed it. I have not tried this yet.