by cfl63 on Jun 28, 2012 Vehicle: 2001 Honda Odyssey LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
We bought the 2001 Honda Odyssey new.
It has been a good car for the most part.
The trans was rebuild at 180,000.
I had the main water hose blow a few months ago driving home on 95 North between Washington and Baltimore.
My main problem has been the "check engine" light which came on at about 70,000 miles.
I took it to the dealer and they had not a clue.
They did clean the engine, but the light continued to go on and off.
I have 262,000 miles on the car.
I'm in the process of replacing it, but I do not think I'll buy another Honda...
by familyofsix on Jun 1, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
As a family of six we need the third row, so it's either SUV or minivan.
Bought this used in 2010 to replace a totaled SUV (rollover accident).
92 Accord had been great.
Bought this despite knowing possible transmission problem because (a) Consumer Reports still called it a Best Bet, (b) thought Honda would stand behind it.
Transmission went out around 105K (apparently typical), Honda dealer wanted $5200 for a new one.
I went to my mechanic and got a rebuilt with two-year warranty for $2800.
Wrote to Honda, but they offered no help with the bill, saying they knew about other years with bad transmission but not 2001 (despite a recall on 2001 tranny & many net stories similar to mine).
by lrdog on Jan 14, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
We bought this van new in Aug of 2001.
Within the first 6 months we began experiencing problems with it.
The light behind the dash board went out, the automatic doors began sticking, and the transmission began slipping.
This van is at the shop every 6 months for some type of issue.
I have taken it to the dealership for the transmission at least five different times.
Now at 117,400 miles, the transmission goes out and Honda will bck up their product at all.
There has been a class action lawsuit because the transmissions are faulty.
I expected more from a Honda than constant small problems and a broken transmission. i have never experienced these problems with my Toyotas.
Second- and third-row seats get new child seat-tether anchors, stereo speakers are upgraded, an intermittent feature for the rear window wiper is added and floor mats are made standard. LX models get a driver seat height adjuster and traction control, while EX models benefit from a new alarm feature for the remote control. A brighter Starlight Silver paint color replaces Canyon Stone Silver.