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#101 of 128 2006 Odyssey oil changes 1500 miles!?
Sep 08, 2011 (9:17 am)
Our 06 Odyssey Touring has 70K miles. We have been monitoring the oil consumption and it seems to be getting worse. My gauge said 50% so I decided to see how much oil had disappeared. When I checked, the stick barely had any oil on it. We love this van but I still can't believe that Honda hasn't recalled this motor. We should all be contacting our local newspapers and screaming about this! 1500 mile oil changes is insane- especially for a Honda! Dealer just says- "you should check your oil every time you fill up with gas" What a joke.
At least Toyota had the balls to do a massive recall and fix their probs. Honda needs to step up and do the right thing.
#102 of 128 Honda's response
Sep 13, 2011 (6:59 pm)
When I finally was able to speak with the person at Honda North America it was not helpful - they were unsympathetic and denied that Honda Odysseys have any problems with oil consumption. However, they did tell us that the service manager at our local dealership wanted us to bring the van back in. When we took the van back in the service manager was very helpful and understanding. He had his team take the engine apart and acknowledged that there was some type of problem because the pistons were washed clean and they are supposed to have carbon build up on them. So, they replaced the bottom half of the engine. We are grateful that there was some response, but our preference was for them to take this van back and start over with a new one, but that was not an option. I am just concerned that we may have other problems and just don't feel safe. We are lucky to have the service manager that we did because if it weren't for him we would just be completely out of luck. I remain disappointed and frustrated with Honda as a company and will not purchase another Honda vehicle.
#103 of 128 Re: Honda's response [austinody]
Sep 13, 2011 (7:54 pm)
So, Honda paid for a very expensive warranty repair. Good for them and you. The important question is, did it fix your problem?
#104 of 128 TSB 11-033 Issued to Help Address Engine Oil Consumption
Sep 28, 2011 (9:59 am)
Honda issued TSB 11-033 "Engine Oil Consumption; MIL May Be On With DTC P3400 and/or P3497" to help address the engine oil consumption issue. The issue is related to the VCM function repeatedly switching on/off under specific driving conditions. A PCM software update is available.
2008–10 Odyssey EX-L, Touring – ALL
2011 Odyssey – From VIN 5FNRL5H..BB000001 thru 5FNRL5H..BB062427
#105 of 128 Re: Honda Odyssey Oil Consumption Problem [frustrated2009]
May 09, 2012 (9:41 pm)
I could have written this email. I am in the middle of this nightmare right now. They want to tear apart the engine to identify the problem for $2000!!!
#106 of 128 re: OIL CONSUMPTION AND MULITPLE OTHER HUGE PROBLEMS [dendro]
May 09, 2012 (9:45 pm)
I am in the middle of this nightmare right now!
burning up oil and complaining for the last year and now they say they can't do anything short of tearing the engine apart to explore the issue for $2000!
#107 of 128 re: OIL CONSUMPTION AND MULITPLE OTHER HUGE PROBLEMS [3timesahonda]
May 10, 2012 (2:20 am)
What year, how many miles, how bad is the problem? Is it still under warranty?
LOL, I just purchased a Toyota Sienna in part to avoid VCM engines. They must have heard about Honda's problems because the 2012 owner's manual says up to 1.1 qts per 600 miles is within "normal" consumption.
Not in my experience.
#108 of 128 re: OIL CONSUMPTION AND MULITPLE OTHER HUGE PROBLEMS [3timesahonda]
May 14, 2012 (3:56 pm)
I did receive a recall on the Honda Mini van. Fat lot of good it did, I traded that junker back to the dealer. I lost thousands of dollars on that mini van, at a time when I could least afford to lose any money. I am not done with Honda yet and all the money I lost. I can't even begin to explain the stress it caused me. Here I had a brand new truck 22,000 miles and the engine was going and Honda refused to fix it, I'll include my dealer also.
I guess the old saying the rich get richer and the poor get poorer knew what they were talking about.
The average person can not afford to hire lawyers to fight their battles, even when they are in the right. I should have taken it to my state Attorney General, the state of Minnesota happens to have a very good one. I may do that yet, as soon as I get the time to deal with it.
Is anyone out there working harder than ever and way more hours and way less money. It is companies like Honda who take advantage of the little guys.
I wish I could get over the abuse this company has put me through, but I must be stupid in thinking there will be justice when a huge company like Honda sells their mistakes and refuses to make it right. I know I'm not the only Honda owner who has been cheated with their product.
I can only hope they confess and right the wrongs done to so many Honda owners.
Jul 25, 2012 (12:12 pm)
I purchased brand new 2012 1,500KM getting humming noise. Took it to the dealer they say no issue just air circulating. Is it right?
Jul 25, 2012 (12:21 pm)
I purchased a brand new 2012 1,500KM getting humming noise under the hood. Took it to the dealer they say no issue just air circulating. Is this right?