Last post on Nov 27, 2013 at 8:32 AM
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Honda Odyssey, Auto Repair, Van
#113 of 128 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 128 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 128 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 128 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 128 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 128 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 128 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 128 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.
#121 of 128 Re: 2008 EXL Eating Oil like crazy [myodyeatsoil]
Mar 31, 2013 (5:47 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 128 Honda Odyssey Oil Consumption issue
May 27, 2013 (8:30 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.