Last post on Oct 22, 2011 at 4:54 PM
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Honda Odyssey, Transmission, Van
#7 of 10 Re: 09 Odyssey intermittent AC issue [jwpfl]
Sep 18, 2011 (2:23 am)
Thanks jwpfl for your response. We are worried about this failing after the vehicle comes off warranty. Do you have any idea how much it costs to replace this valve? Thanks again.
#8 of 10 Re: 2007 odyssey "lemon" and no help from corporate. Please advise [twinmama1]
Sep 18, 2011 (1:07 pm)
Do you have a local television station or newspaper that might get you some help? Maybe they can do a story on it.
BTW - also have a 2003 Ody with transmission issue at about 83K. Got a new one - they paid 90%, I paid the rest. And yep, they know about that issue.
I'm ready for a new van and leery about buying a new Honda Ody. Especially, first or second model year. New Toyota is boring, Nissan looks good, but dealer is over 20 miles away. Ugh.
#9 of 10 Re: 09 Odyssey intermittent AC issue [shradhanand]
Sep 19, 2011 (10:04 am)
Hi. Hopefully since you brought this problem to their attention while under warranty they will honor it if it ends up out of warranty when they eventually diagnose it. I really don't know how much it would cost to replace the expansion valve, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was over $500. It's possible that it is an electronic problem, so you probably don't want to just try replacing parts without a proper diagnosis. Hope you get it fixed soon!
#10 of 10 2007 Honda Odyssey Transmission fix
Oct 22, 2011 (4:54 pm)
We were experiencing severe shuddering at 20-25mph as the car shifted gears. We took it to our dealer and there is a Honda Service Bulletin addressing the issue. Honda recommends draining and filling the transmission fluid 3, yes 3 times. It pulls out metal shavings that interfere with gear shift changes. It worked! Apparently there are metal shavings interfering which tells me whoever is building Honda trannies for the Odyssey aren't using quality metals. Heard the 2012's are getting the Acura transmission. Hope this helps other owners.