Last post on Jul 28, 2012 at 11:29 AM
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Honda Odyssey, Car Selling, Auto Repair, Transmission, Van
#9 of 12 Re: Odyssey '02 145K: to keep or not to keep [oozbooz]
Jun 24, 2012 (11:14 am)
I am also of the opinion that it is not inevitable that your Odyssey will experience transmission problems.
Our first Odyssey was a 2000 which we had for 130,000 miles with no transmission problems. Our current Odyssey is a 2005 with more than 150,000 miles. We recently had the transmission serviced (inspected, adjusted, and fluid changed) by a transmission expert (30+ years), who said it looked very good - no sign of problems.
#10 of 12 Re: Odyssey '02 145K: to keep or not to keep [oozbooz]
Jun 24, 2012 (11:52 am)
Do yourself a big favor dump it just as I am going to do, I have a 2002 with less than 78,000 and the trans is totally junk at over $4000 to replace it, with a new one that will do the same thing I test drove a new one the other day and the trans is the same as the 02, so do the same math, say goodbye to Honda as they do not have a clue how to treat customers I called about the recalls they tell me there is nothing wrong with mine the fluid is burnt and it won't shift but there is nothing wrong with it.
#11 of 12 Similar issues x 2
Jul 19, 2012 (7:40 pm)
We have a 2001 Odyssey - purchased new/only owner. First transmission issue was around 70K. While I was in Iraq, Wife played real hardball with northern Virginia dealership and after threating them with better business bureau action, eventually got a replacement at no cost. Van has 165K now and we're having our second transmission issue - will be taking the van into a private Transmission specialist this week.
While not thrilled with our decision, thinking about keeping it because we don't drive it that much how and the darn thing is just so convenient for hauling large items like furniture, antiques...
I'm either crazy or just hate new car payments.... jeromew
#12 of 12 Re: Odyssey '02 145K: to keep or not to keep [isellhondas]
Jul 28, 2012 (11:29 am)
Really? Check that. Honda lost a $90 million class action lawsuit for early model year tranny issues and there are others ongoing for newer models. This is a design flaw by Honda. THey know and do nothing about it. Mine went out at 68000 miles,(no abuse or towing either) the motor mounts were broke, door stuck, etc. Piece of crap!
Dump the car now while it still runs. I got rid od mine and when I drove it to the dealer lot and got out, the first queston they asked me was if I had any tranny problems. THis is a very well know problem. Even the NTSB has been notified of all the concerns becasue the tranny fails while driving it and some people have almost been killed.
In additon, February 2012 Motor Trend Long Test Article 2011 Odyssey Touring Elite, 6 months old, 14999 miles "...we'll have the technicians look at the transmission as well. Over time, shifting has become rough, and occasionally upon acceleration between first and second gears, the transmission seems to be shuddering."