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#8 of 17 Random starting problems!!
Dec 13, 2010 (7:07 am)
#9 of 17 Random starting issues!
Dec 13, 2010 (7:10 am)
My 2005 odyssey will also do the same thing as if it were out of gas or an emergency fuel cutoff switch was enabled. My battery is new, I can hear the starter turning but the engine will not turn over. On top of this there were no symptoms leading up to the point that it wouldn't start. Any one else get any real solutions to this problem?
#10 of 17 2005 Odyssey with Starting Problems
Dec 17, 2010 (10:17 am)
For over a year I experienced intermittent starting problems. After several trips to the Dealer, several attempts to re-create the problem (without success), the car finally died for good. We had it towed to the Dealer and they could not get it started.
Battery had full charge, starter/ignition kill switch checked out fine. All cables leading to/from the battery to the starter were fine at the connectors. As a last resort the Technician cut through the MIDDLE of the cable leading from the Battery to the Starter.... MASSIVE CORROSION!!!! He claims to only have seen this in the Honda CRV's.
SInce the cable was replaced, I have never again experienced the intermittent starting problem.
I have had PLENTY of other problems with the ca as well, and I am very disappointed with it.
I have always owned Honda's and have always been very pleased - not so in this case.
My 2005 Honda Odyssey has 75,000 miles on it and has had, among other things, the following:
- the above mentioned intermittent starting problem lasted for 2 years until it was fixed.
- Air Condenser has been replaced TWICE. (have experience several problems with the A/C).
- BRAND NEW Transmission put in due to Transmission Failure at 70K.
I am looking at the Toyota Sienna for our next Minivan, my wallet can't handle another Honda like this one.
#11 of 17 Re: 2005 Odyssey with Starting Problems [6_of_us]
Dec 17, 2010 (10:40 am)
We had our van towed only to find out that it had too little gas in the tank (>1/4) while parked on our steep inclined driveway causing the fuel pump relay not to register the amount of gas in the tank!? Other than this issue we've been pleased and are hoping that it'll last as long and as healthy a life as my 1998 Honda Accord V6 w/248k miles did! Right now we're at 76k.
#12 of 17 2005 Odyssey with intermittent starting issue
Jun 06, 2011 (2:54 pm)
I have been experiencing a strange problem with my Odyssey (2005).
Sometimes the starter would not work and the engine would not turn. Almost like a dead battery. But all the lights come on and headlights also work. The tow truck guy came and checked the battery. Battery is fully charged.
the mechanic that looked at the Ody told me to tap the starter and it would start.
I take a 1/2" wood dovel and gently tap the starter. then the starter works and the engine starts.
has anybody experienced something similar?
what do I need to do? Do I need to get the starter replaced?
#13 of 17 07 Ody stalls at 25 to 30 mph
Dec 02, 2011 (9:08 am)
My 07 Ody stalls while driving at about 25 to 30 mph and within about a 1/2 to a mile from starting out. I pull over, switch off the key then start it again..It starts fine and drives OK.. It happened 3 times this summer and before that about 8 months after the car was new. Honda claims they have never heard of this...Took it to a Honda dealer in Bangor, Maine.. they found nothing and claimed to have set up the on board computer to take a 'snapshot' if it should happen again..Luckily all these events have happened on small roads, but I am concerned if it should happen on a highway it could be dangerous....Honda has set up a file for this car, but the stalling has not happened again...Has anyone experienced this?
#14 of 17 Re: 2005 Odyssey with intermittent starting issue [ody_owner]
Dec 11, 2011 (6:58 pm)
Having same issue with my 2001 odyssey. any idea of what it could be yet?
#15 of 17 Re: Random starting issues! [porkstu]
Sep 19, 2013 (12:56 pm)
My 2002 Honda Odyssey intermittently fails to start and then starts again. It acts as though no fuel is getting to the engine. At times the car will be running and just die. I have gotten it towed twice and both times it starts when it gets to the auto repair shop. Have you find a solution to your problem?
#16 of 17 Re: 2001 HONDA ODYSSEY ENGINE STALLED [shinblue]
Nov 10, 2013 (5:30 pm)
I have a 2002. It runs perfectly, then all of a sudden engine dies. Happened rarely and able to start, up until last week. It died and wouldn't start. Eventually drained the battery trying. Got towed, Honda said bad battery, jumped it, it ran. Computer checked out fine. Now new battery. Did good for a week, then stalled again today. Twice. I don't know what to do. Will leave it at the dealer tomorrow. Hope they find a solution. Will post an update if I find a solution on my end.
#17 of 17 Re: Random starting issues! [hondalang]
Nov 10, 2013 (5:32 pm)
Hi. I posted a similar problem, same model year (2002). Honda dealer said this is not a common issue. Did you find a solution? I'm dropping my van at the dealer tomorrow.