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Honda Odyssey, Auto Repair, Van
#64 of 121 Re: follow up [dendro]
Jul 25, 2010 (9:51 pm)
Just found this forum--we are having these exact issues with our 2008 odyssey. Problem started almost immediately after purchase. We have brought the van in 15 times in less than 2 years. This week the catalytic converter went out. What you said about smelling a rat is right! We also chose from a lineup of vans in July 2008, all reduced significantly. When we asked why, they said they were clearing the lot for 2009 so we better get 'em while we could. Have you made any progress with Honda? Do you have any tips? They have been telling us the same things you said, with the exception of last week: they told us this is under investigation now, that there have been some other "isolated" incidents of this problem and that we must now bring it in for an oil consumption test every 1000 miles as part of the investigation. But NO word on the stopping point of this investigation. Its such a bunch of bull! If anyone knows what button to push with Honda, please share.
#65 of 121 2010 EXL Noticed same issue
Jul 26, 2010 (8:39 pm)
Checked the oil on our new 2010 EXL this weekend before taking a trip of approximately 250 miles. The van only had 850 miles on it when I performed this check and I had to add 1/4 of a quart of oil. This does not seem normal as I traded in a Dodge Grand Caravan with 138,000 miles that never used a drop of oil in its life. Even changed it to synthetic at 50,000 miles and it never consumed or leaked oil from the day I bought it brand new.
Is this a normal problem with the Odyssey? If so I am going to have to watch it closely as I never was concerned with the Dodge as it never used any oil. I am taking it to the dealer to have some issues addressed that we have found wrong with the vehicle and I will be discussing this with them. At this rate it will be consuming 1.5 quarts every 5,000 miles. This is completely unacceptable in my opinion. I also own an Accord and it has never used a drop of oil so Honda can't say this is normal as I have another one of their vehicles and I do not have this problem with it.
What are my options here? Put up with it using oil or what?
Jul 27, 2010 (6:28 am)
Hey buddy, We got so irate at the way honda treated us.
we ditched the odyssey and bought a Jeep Cherokee. yes its a gas hog, yes it has a hemi, but NO it does not burn any oil!!!!!
the honda dealership after that checkup, left the van with less than 1 quart in it and told me it was fine to pickup..
that was the last straw for my wife and I....
I'm glad now that we do not own the odyssey, it was perhaps the worst car buying decision we've made yet... AND I USED TO SELL HONDAS!!
David Cathcart was the rep we dealt with, and what a piece of work. I demand he should be fired. Honda will not call me back, very poor customer service, Cathcart ignored my problem with the oil consumption... he coached the service team at Honda of Ocala to shut up and say nothing during the entire ordeal.... The Honda of Ocala team told me that there was something abnormal with the motor and that it was burning oil.....and to take it to American Honda.... then suddenly there's no more talk of it... Honda's methods are very crooked.
I will continue to preach that Honda's V6 does infact have an oil consumption problem and that honda will do nothing to resolve it. My van was down 3.6 quarts of oil and they told me it was normal after 3000 Miles!!!
Go buy a Toyota everyone... i will never again buy another Honda vehicle.
now the Proud owner of an American 4x4 gas guzzler.
#67 of 121 Re: 2010 EXL Noticed same issue [alumiu90]
Jul 27, 2010 (9:02 am)
We have a 2010 EX and thought we might have the same problem. Husband pulled the van out on the driveway, checked the oil, and it seemed low. When we took it to the dealer for an oil change, the service guy said that was normal if you have started the engine. I would call the local Honda service dept. and ask them about it. Hope this helps.
We have had our van since April and haven't had any problems. Every make has its lemons, but so far ours has been a great vehicle. I'm just sorry that some folks get bad ones.
Jul 29, 2010 (8:10 pm)
I have a 2010 8500 miles on it and have been amazed at how fast the oil disappears. I have not called the dealer about this yet. Could someone offer advice on how I should deal with them. Should I insist on an oil consumption test just to have a record?
#69 of 121 Dry in Atlanta
Sep 07, 2010 (8:53 am)
Greetings all. I'm in Atlanta and purchased a new 2009 Odyssey last summer. Almost immediately, I began to have oil consumption issues. I've been through two oil consumption tests (dealer checks oil every 1,000 miles). The dealer also checked for an oil leak and asked that I leave the car over night for a "cold" start when hooked up to their computer.
After several months the dealer acknowledges that the car uses way too much oil but has no answers and referred me to Honda NA.
Today (9/7/10) I called Honda of North America 800-999-1009. I spoke to the first line Rep who stated someone would call me back in a day. But here's the nugget of information I wanted to pass along --- She stated that Honda is aware of this issue. There is no protocol for Honda with regard to this issue as Honda is actively working on a resolution.
So, to all reading I advise the following: Get your oil consumption test; Document the results carefully on the dealer's system; Contact Honda at the number above and get on record with your complaint.
#70 of 121 Odyssey oil consumption
Sep 17, 2010 (11:56 am)
Thanks for general5's suggestion on calling Honda North America 800-999-1009.
I called today and spoke to a Rep. She wrote down the info. I have a 2008 Odyssey, which consumes 1 quart of oil every 1000 miles. It's been in Honda service center 4 times since March 2010.
I have a question for general5. Did the case manager from Honda NA call you back? What's the solution for the issue?
For everybody who has the same oil consumption issue: Did you file a case under lemon law ? Did you get any money compensation for the issue?
#71 of 121 Re: Odyssey oil consumption [08hondaody]
Sep 18, 2010 (1:40 pm)
I checked the level on my '10 (8/10 build) today. At 3300 miles it is showing full. Interestingly, the top of the dipstick (which is some type of poly or rubber) has two integral o-rings. Don't know if my '05 was that way but it suggests to me that Honda engineers are trying to seal things up tight.
Also, back in the day, one quart per 1000 miles was (at least in every car I had in the '70s) pretty normal.
#72 of 121 Re: 2010 EXL [drivenavan]
Sep 20, 2010 (4:38 pm)
Have a 2009 EX-L. Was burning oil first year, then at 12,000 miles, it just stopped. Now oil stays very steady on the dipstick. We love the Ody.
#73 of 121 Re: 2010 EXL [kevman06]
Nov 14, 2010 (5:14 pm)
I just saw this thread after changing the oil in my 2008 Oddey
I have never once seen a warning light of any kind on my van for oil. I once had it changed at the dealer and they brought me back to the bay to show me that there was only one quart in the car. They asked me who changed the oil. I changed it and they made comments that I did not put in any oil when I changed it! They recorded the 1 quart on my record.
I have continued to change the oil and it is using at least a quart every 1K miles. I change the washer, and do a detailed inspection after the service. There is a problem with this engine. I have owned many cars and never have seen this before.
I am glad to add to this thread about my personal experience. Having a service guy tell me that I "forgot to add" oil when I did an oil change 4thousand mile prior was priceless. This is a lease, I am dumping Honda and the Van in 6months time.