Last post on Jun 02, 2013 at 2:28 AM
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Honda Odyssey, Auto Repair, Van
#116 of 125 2010 odyssey ex-l
Mar 06, 2013 (5:24 pm)
Same issue as most of you. Had our van towed to dealer after it started to run very rough and engin light came on at just under 3 years and about 42K. Was told that it was very low on oil (even though it was about 4500 miles since our last service) and this caused the spark plug for the #3 cylinder to fail and it to misfire. Paid for all spark plugs to be replaced. Asked about the TSB 11-033 from post #104 and was told they had no record of it. Started our oil consumption test at this point, but have a bad feeling they know of this issue and are not willing to stand behind the product they sold me.
#117 of 125 Re: 2010 odyssey ex-l [bwilson4]
Mar 06, 2013 (8:30 pm)
Well, first of all, if you know enough about the issue to find this thread, you are capable of checking your oil once a week. These engines should not consume oil they way they do but who would let their oil level get so low that it needs towing in?
VCM is a loser. Check your oil level weekly. Document, document, document.
Then trade it. Or do what I did....buy a Toyota.
#118 of 125 Re: TSB 11-033 Issued to Help Address Engine Oil Consumption [ee4life]
Mar 19, 2013 (6:30 pm)
I drive a 2008 Honda Odyssey touring edition. The Honda dealer performed the TSB 11-033 on June 8, 2012. Ever since then, my car has been burning oil at a rate of about 1 quart of oil per 1700 miles. The "check engine" light keeps coming on. The codes in the computer describe issues with the oxygen sensor, the catalytic converter and the variable valve timer.
Honda has advised me to check the oil levels every one hundred miles.
#119 of 125 Re: TSB 11-033 Issued to Help Address Engine Oil Consumption [minivan_mama1]
Mar 20, 2013 (2:32 am)
"Check oil level every 100 miles"
This is laughable. Welcome to 1st Gen VCM. Who told you this, a Honda Rep? I would insist on this in writing, then find a lawyer.
#120 of 125 Re: Honda Odyssey Oil Consumption [3timesahonda]
Mar 31, 2013 (4:44 pm)
The dealer replaced everything under the hood! It looks brand new at 90,000 miles! It still has the same problem after only 1,000 miles! They now want me to pay $8,000.00 for another engine.
#121 of 125 Re: 2008 EXL Eating Oil like crazy [myodyeatsoil]
Mar 31, 2013 (6:47 pm)
I just feel violated. They changed everything under the hood, including the entire engine. Everything looks brand new at 90k miles! Now that it is still losing oil they want me to pay $8000.00 to replace it again! Are they crazy?
#122 of 125 Honda Odyssey Oil Consumption issue
May 27, 2013 (9:30 pm)
I have been very frustrated with the dealer and Honda Motors. The engine was totally replaced and went again after a few months. I was so upset that I purchased a Toyota Sienna. I don't know how Honda is getting away with this. If there is a recall or any other information concerning compensation please let me know.
#123 of 125 Re: Honda Odyssey Oil Consumption [hondainvienna]
Jun 01, 2013 (10:09 pm)
After Honda rebuilt my engine it began to misfire after only 5k miles! I traded it for a 2013 Toyota Sienna. Honda was in denial and told me that losing a quart of oil/1k miles was normal. This was a rebuilt engine.
#124 of 125 re: OIL CONSUMPTION AND MULITPLE OTHER HUGE PROBLEMS [dendro]
Jun 01, 2013 (10:14 pm)
I went through the exact same thing. I became so stressed out when a new rebuilt engine began to fail, that I drove it, barely making it to the Toyota Dealer. I am very surprised they gave me 14k. I hope that a lawyer takes on the case and tries to get class action status.
#125 of 125 Re: Honda Odyssey Oil Consumption [hajj30]
Jun 02, 2013 (2:28 am)
FYI, Toyota has been watching Honda's problems. In the Sienna owners manual, "normal" oil consumption is described as up to 1liter per kilometer. That's 1.1 quarts per 600 miles. Hardly normal.
That said, my 2012 has burned zero oil in 20,000 miles using TGMO 0W-20 changed in 10,000 mile intervals as per factory recommendations.