Having previously owned a 1982 Honda
Accord that ran flawlesly for 20 years,
I have been very disappointed with
the '99 Honda Odyssey. Continuing
problems required the ignition switch
to be replaced, the sliding door
repaired, catalytic concerter replaced,
and replacement of the engine EGR have
made this vehicle a nightmare to own.
Currently, the vehicle is inoperable
and requires a new transmission that
will cost $5,000. All of this within
the first three and a half years of
The poor reliability has overshadowed
favorite features, because the van does
not run to enjoy them.
Honda needs to return to their previous
Corporate Culture whereby the name
Honda stood for quality. The '99 Honda
Odyssey is evidence that the Honda
Corporation has lost its emphasis on
quality and reliability. New Corporate
leadership need to return to this
emphasis on quality.
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