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#111 of 129 Honda Odyssey Oil Consumption
Nov 28, 2012 (1:31 pm)
I have a 2005 Honda Odyssey with 118,000 miles. Since it had 60,000 miles it has consumed 2 quarts of oil every 500 miles. Recently we are at 3 quarts every 500 miles. I have complained to my dealer, Honda of America and Honda Care to no avail. I have filed a complaint with the State of California. They sent me to NHTSA who is investigating this issue at this time. If you have this problem, please file a complaint, or a second complaint with NHTSA. https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/VehicleComplaint/index.xhtml or 1-888-327-4236. They told me also file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. 1-877-382-4357 https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/. They told me to add a Better Business Bureau complaint into the mix. www.bbb.org/ to find your local affiliate. If you are having these problems with your Honda Odyssey or Accord, please file complaints so that our collective voice is heard. Thank you!
#112 of 129 Re: Honda Odyssey Oil Consumption [mtnsource]
Nov 28, 2012 (1:38 pm)
I had the EXACT same problem and at 80,000 was told to do an engine rebuild at a cost of $10,000! I receive vm messages from Honda of America and have never been able to reach a live person. thanks for the complaint forms and I will fill it out. mine too was a 2005 Odyssey! problem started at 60,000 and blew up at 80,000!
#113 of 129 Re: Honda Odyssey Oil Consumption [3timesahonda]
Jan 02, 2013 (9:06 am)
I have a 2009 Honda Odyssey which is having a multitude of engine issues. After the 3rd trip to the dealer, the mechanic told be that they are going to replace the engine block based on what they are hearing from corporate. Looks like there was an issue at the manufacturing plant and the block was allowing engine oil to enter the piston which causes the spark plugs to get fouled. This, in turn, causes the car to misfire setting off the engine lights, etc. The result is loss of oil. Not sure if they are going to make a recall as the repair is over 3K. I am within warranty so the repair is covered. May want to explore to see if others are having similar issues.
#114 of 129 Re: Honda Odyssey Oil Consumption [hondainvienna]
Feb 11, 2013 (8:19 am)
I have a 2011 Odyssey and it has about 29000. Friday, the car starts to shake like crazy and the engine light and the VSA light came on. When I checked the oil, it was empty (on the minimum line). I just top off the oil about a month ago, so after about a month, it went from full to empty. No sign of leakage. Have not taken it in to the dealer yet because everyone said it will be just a waste of time because they will not do anything about it since I had changed the oil and the light goes off and everything is fine again.
#115 of 129 Re: Honda Odyssey Oil Consumption [jackiefromfl]
Feb 11, 2013 (8:50 am)
Your van is still under warranty. I would get it in there to get the problem start date documented.
Are you saying it was only one quart low when it started misbehaving? That would be unusual.
#116 of 129 2010 odyssey ex-l
Mar 06, 2013 (4:24 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 129 Re: 2010 odyssey ex-l [bwilson4]
Mar 06, 2013 (7:30 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 129 Re: TSB 11-033 Issued to Help Address Engine Oil Consumption [ee4life]
Mar 19, 2013 (5:30 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 129 Re: TSB 11-033 Issued to Help Address Engine Oil Consumption [minivan_mama1]
Mar 20, 2013 (1:32 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 129 Re: Honda Odyssey Oil Consumption [3timesahonda]
Mar 31, 2013 (3:44 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.