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 Minivan_Man on Jul 30, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Honda Odyssey LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
Bought this vehicle new in 2001 and it now has 98,500 miles. Has been in for service only once since new for uneven idling and turned out to be a loose connector. No transmission problems as other have stated, I even tow. Side doors do stick, but all you need to do is spray the seals with Teflon spray.
by taveling man on Mar 16, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Honda Odyssey LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
Bought it because it was a Honda. At least they covered the transmission the first time it went out at 70,000 miles even though it was properly maintained, better than GM or Ford would do! But, between the sticky rear door, front brakes every 20K and timing belt (why have one not a chain) the money spent is like a Chrysler. Higher resale was a joke because if I had bought a Chrysler for 3,000 cheaper I could have taken advantage of the Cash for clunkers and ended up ahead.
by Rhonda on Sep 23, 2009 Vehicle: 2001 Honda Odyssey LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
We have owned this van for 2 years, bought it with 113000 miles and have already spent 1800 on it. Now the transmission and catalytic converter are going out. I am so angry at Honda for keeping this van on the road.
by bjgreen on Jan 2, 2009 Vehicle: 2001 Honda Odyssey LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
It isn't quite a lemon, but the legendary Honda reliability has passed our van over - hence we call it a "grapefruit." We bought the van new in 2001 and it continues to be our primary family (of five) car. During warranty we had a leaking gasket and a defective fuel pump. After warranty we've had to replace the hinges for both sliding doors and the key cylinder ignition. So the car has left us stranded twice in 8 years. One of the plastic air conditioner knobs split (we glued it back together). The drivers side interior door handle's metallic covering started to peel off and was sharp enough to cut my wife's finger. It is now wrapped in duct tape.
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.