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I have a 2002. It runs perfectly, then all of a sudden engine dies. Happened rarely and able to start, up until last week. It died and wouldn't start. Eventually drained the battery trying. Got towed, Honda said bad battery, jumped it, it ran. Computer checked out fine. Now new battery. Did good for a week, then stalled again today. Twice. I don't know what to do. Will leave it at ... Read More
best response I've seen so far! http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f0fa11e/2333#MSG2333 ================================================ I live in a size-able city wherein there are 2 well known transmission shops that are held in high esteem as they have established an outstanding reputation over the past 30+ years. I had a good talk with one of the top 30 year veterans from one of these shops after having a transmission failure in my 03 Honda Odyssey. Here is what ... Read More
vigs, You have an excellent point. Our new 2003 EX-L Ody has only 72,000 miles on it but it's now 10 years old. I have done everything I possibly can to help the transmission along, I have changed over to the new DW1 fluid, and installed a Magnefine filter on the return line from the cooler. Changed the a/t fluid at 30,000 miles and again at 50,000, and 70,000 and I ... Read More
which year is yours? honda does not do years because they can dan
I have a Honda Odyssey - 91000 miles - when the transmission issues started. Check Engine and TCS lights came on and D4 light blinking. Called HONDA and was told that the car was outside the warranty period, but within the 100,000 miles. HONDA had recalled this model and extended the warranty to 7 years, which means they did put faulty transmissions in these models. But now they are NOT honoring ... Read More
and if it is slipping like mf, does it help to add the extra cooling system or you have to fix the trans worn clutches first ??
Take it to an independent, local (i.e. NOT a chain) shop for another assessment. I prefer finding one that only does transmission work. A dealer will ALWAYS recommend replacing the unit. That's the only way they can offer a warranty. Slipping is caused by worn clutches. Broken gear teeth are extremely unusual because all the gears are always engaged regardless of what 'gear' the car is in. Yes, I know the ... Read More
I heard that Chrysler will continue to produce T/C but will stop the Caravan.Sharing my experience re the T/C,i purchased a 2011 T/C touring model on August 2011, exactly two years now at 51,200 kms. mileage at present (32,000 miles ?).This minivan is very reliable and powerful and doesn't give me any headache at all.I'm just hoping the good performance of this van will continue for years and just planning to ... Read More
Honda Odyssey is BETTER built than the Toyota Sienna. I know because I prefer driving my sister's 2001 Ody EX with 103,000 miles than my 2006 Sienna LE with 27,600 miles. ;)
" I'm going to Honda dealer to get an estimate and whether they will repair or replace." Sorry but that's the worst decision you could make. If you go with a Honda re-built it will have exactly the same faulty design and parts as the one that just let you down. In fact "Honda' doesn't even rebuild their own a/t's some lowest bidding jobber patches them up and sends them back ... Read More
Check engine and Traction lights came on, I only have 70k miles on car. Code 740 I think. Called Honda but they declined my request for assistance with their product, stating it's too long beyond the extended warranty. Car started with poor downshifting between 2 and 1 when slowly accelerating up a hill. Now when car is driven beyond 30 minutes the tranny must get too hot to handle because it ... Read More
I bought a 2009 Mocha Odyssey LX thru the Internet from Gunn Honda in San Antonio, TX $21,497.00 Price before TTL $1,343.56 TX Sales Tax (6.25%) $46.73 Dealer Inventory Tax $139.05 License, Title Inspection fee, Road Bridge Fee $50.00 Documentary Fee ------- $23,076.34 Out the Door Price Smoothest purchase I have ever made, and I've made many for my family, and in-laws. Normally I spend many hours researching, e-mailing back and ... Read More
Honda cars are a piece of junk.A neighbor's 2002 Honda Odyssey with around 150,000 kms (93750 mi) on it had been repaired to a transmission repair shop in 2009 for a failed transmission that cost him around $ 4000.Now it has a leaking engine that's causing him problem in his driveway due the unpleasant sight it brings to his property.On the other hand,i have an 8 seater 2001 Pontiac Montana SE ... Read More
Good for you...congratulations.....soon you'll realize that you made the right decision ...just maintain your van and drive it the right way...when i bought my 2001 pontiac montana se ext in 2001 the reviews made by edmunds as compared to that of odyssey and previa (sienna) was not good but fortunately my montana had passed the test of time now at 250,000 km (156,250 mi) with the same never been repaired 3.4 ... Read More
Have your transmission fluid level and condition checked. I diagnosed a sloppy, slipping transmission today. It was low on fluid. We added fluid and now it's happy again. It has a leak that needs to be fixed, but that is s lot less expensive than buying another transmission. IF YOU HAVE TO WARM UP THE CAR BEFORE DRIVING IT YOU PROBABLY HAVE LOW FLUID. GET IT CHECKED TODAY.
Switches send information to the ECU. The solenoids change gears. They are not the same.
I did further research and found this link in another forum: http://www.odyclub.com/forums/9-problems-concerns/47181-transmission-slips-when-- cold.html where it states that this is not a problem but by design. I tried to independently verify this and found a reference to "DELAYED UPSHIFT AFTER COLD START" in http://autosmash.com/tsb/TSB_HONDA_ODYSSEY.html but no further details. I am now going to try warming up the engine before I start driving. Will post in a week as to how this goes. ... Read More
for anyone, is the second and third pressure switch the samething as the linear and other ( can not remember the name of it) selonoid> ??
Honda dealers put the same trans in when they replace. You need to go where they recognize the problem and fix it before they rebuild it. my 2002 went almost 200,000 miles before i had the trans rebuilt...the business is well aware of the problem they said with the odyssey trans. i guess only time will tell with my rebuild...good luck!
A lot of us are of the opinion that the rebuilds not only don't fix the original problem that causes them to fail, but that they also do the rebuilds in a way that ensures that they wear out prematurely. I've seen a number of people who have replaced their Ody trannies more often then they replaced their tires. The only answer I've heard of is to add a tranny cooler ... Read More
Took it to the Honda dealer who had installed the replacement transmission in June 2009 (36 month/36000 mile warranty). It is now little over 43 months and around 47000 miles on this transmission. They say that the transmission is slipping and will have to be replaced ($5500) and that replacing the fluid/flushing the transmission would not do anything. Asked about the pressure switches and they said that it is not the ... Read More
Service the transmission if it hasn't been done in the last 20,000 miles. Use the Honda fluid. Our 1999 Odyssey has 215,000 miles and I service the trans annually. If that doesn't do the trick then have the 2nd then 3rd gear pressure switches replaced. They wear out and lead to hard shifting due to higher than normal engine rpm.
I bought a 2001 Honda Odyssey in Aug 2001 and in June 2009 the transmission had to be replaced at 98000 miles (within extended warrnty on miles and 2 months outside the extended warranty on months. Now it is 145000 miles and this winter since January (I live in NJ) I notice that when it is cold and the engine is cold and I start driving without warming up around 20-25 ... Read More
We recently purchased a 2001 Odyssey. When the gas gauge gets close to E and we fill it up we only get 13 - 14 gallons in. I called a Honda dealer for the specs and I was told it is a 20 gallon tank. Question: Is it possible that the gauge is off? Is this an inherent characteristic of these vans? Is it actually a 20 gallon capacity tank?
Try this: Disconnect battery, wait for more than 20 seconds, and put it back on. My 2001 Odyssey has a few electrical problems: alarm kicks off without reason, radio noise, and all four turning lights kept on even engine turned off and light switches off. After this "power reboot" today, all problems are gone, at least so far for 2 hours. Hope this can help you. If anyone has more suggestions, ... Read More
Like Tom from Minnesota (whose posting is below) I, too, am furious at Honda. Also, like Tom, I have a 2001 Honda Odyssey, and have never towed anything at all in my life! And, living in Madison WI, I have a similarly flat topography to Tomís Minnesota. In late 2008 a dashboard light went on indicating a problem. To make a long story short, my dealer (with whom I have been ... Read More
Looks like I'm having electrical problems with my drivers side power seat. 2001 model, EX, seat will raise and lower but just the back half. Will not recline, will not move forward or backward (actually its all the way back so not sure if this is a problem) Took the cowling off to view, difficult to get the hole piece off because the mount screw in the back can only be ... Read More
I bought a 2001 Honda Odyssey and had a defective transmission replaced by Honda at 102,000 miles. the 2nd transmission lasted only 58,000 miles! and the amazing thing is my Odyssey had an expensive towing package, which meant that i had a transmission cooler. The transmission burned up anyway. i live in Minnesota which has no hills, so my van was never subjected to uphill pulling, and i never added the ... Read More
I also had a 2001 Honda Odyssey. Tranny went at 150,000. I was lucky it lasted that long. I have read all these posts over the last 3 years. Unbelievable that they will still not admit a trnny design flaw. The only way to fight it is not to buy a Honda!! I won't. My Toyota has been great.
I have a 2001 Honda Odyssey. At 89000 miles the transmission failed and was replaced free by Honda. Four years later and and 32000 miles on the second transmission it failed too. I took it to the dealer, who checked with Honda - they would not fix it. I called Honda and they blew me off, saying the decision is final. The Honda Odyssey transmission is a piece of crap, it ... Read More
This is what I finally got after hours of negotiation: MRSP: 37455, BASE CAPT COST: 32943, COST: 1927, CAP COST REDUCTION: 4677 (2750 for a 2001 ODYSSEY-EX VAN + down payment of the difference), ADJUSTED CAP COST: 29538, RESIDUAL: 20880, MONEY FACTOR: 0.00115, TERM 36 MO/12K, TAX: 8.75% (too bad) Monthly lease: 298.5 + TAX What do you think ? I believe I made a good deal for the EX-L with ... Read More
This site helped me on my purchase so I feel I need to post my experience to help others. Just purchased a 2012 EX-L Silver this weekend in PA. This is the EX-L without NAV/RES. MSRP: 35685 ($34875 + $810 destination) Purchase price: 31500 Doc/Reg/Misc charge: 176.50 6% PA tax: 1890 OTD: $33566.50 (if I deduct the $500 that Honda will pay on the 1st payment, it is like $33066.50) Pay ... Read More
I haven't posted since May 2009. Three years ago I fought Honda and finally got them to pay 1/2 of a rebuilt transmission for my 2001 Odyssey. They did give me a 3yr/36k warranty on it and I planned on selling the car before we got to the end of that warranty. I forgot! BIG MISTAKE! I'm a few weeks short of 3 yrs. but just over the mileage. And I ... Read More
My 2001 Odyssey transmission was replaced by the dealer in June 2008. It now needs replacement again. This is after 55,000 miles and 3.5 years. Honda refuses to help. They quoted a price of $4200. It is not worth it to pay this much considering the value of the car. Honda does not stand by their transmissions or work. A transmission should last longer. The company does not stand by their ... Read More
>most domestic 2001 vehicles would have been in the junk yard after two transmissions. It's broad stretches like this statement that lured many people into buying Hondas despite their long record back into the 90s of transmission failures. I have had many cars to 150,000 and now to 190,000 on a 1998 Buick with NO transmission failures. They were all GMs. And if I had failure at 60-, 70-, 80K, and ... Read More
Maybe now they are designing for 200K, but that 2001 Odyssey was designed in 1999-2000 timeframe, 12 years ago. And most domestic 2001 vehicles would have been in the junk yard after two transmissions.
Based on the numbers you provide, you have gotten around 200,000 miles (3 times 60-80K) on your 2001 Ody, without having to pay for a transmission replacement. If that's correct, I'd say you've done great. Car parts wear out, and don't last forever. Sounds like it's time to buy another vehicle. (Our 2006 has 125K on it with no problems yet, so not all Ody's are bad.)
I am on my 3rd failed transmission from Honda with my 2001 Odyssey. It seems they go out every 60,000-80,000 miles. The first two were replaced with a fight all the way, but nevertheless replaced. Now they absolutely wont replace it because they go by the cars milage and years, not the transmissions. I'm so frustrated and definitely would like to be a part of a class action suit if it ... Read More
I've been going back and forth between the Honda and Toyota for the past month. The Odyssey seemed to be the winner with better fuel efficiency, a better ride, I actually like the exterior look and the interior felt roomier and of higher quality. I WAS leaning that way even though I am a bit disappointed in the lack of options (no back-up cam on EX and no roof rails on ... Read More
It's not Honda's faulty quality control in North America. The problem is with the design of the "big" North American vehicles vs. the smaller 4-cyl versions in Asia/Europe. Honda never spent proper time studying the effects of undersized brake rotors and undersized transmission components. Best example is Honda "slapping" Accord brakes & transmission in a 4500lb. Odyssey in the 1999-2001 model years. Epic failure! As far as I can tell, the ... Read More
Bought a new 2001 Odyssey. First transmission problem was at 31,000 miles, they replaced solenoid switches. Transmission failed and was replaced at 34,000 miles. Transmission 2 failed at 59,000 miles and was replaced. Transmission 3 failed at 113,000 miles and was replaced. Transmission 4 failed at 150,000 miles and Honda says "go jump in the lake." Odyssey is totally worthless, have to sell for scrap. I bought a new Sienna.
Don't even think about buying an ODY. Go to google and type in Ody transmission problems/issues. I had a 2001 with 68000 miles and the tranny failed, the engine mounts were broke,etc. Will never buy Honda again.
Absolutely, Walk away as quick as you can...Don't even think about buying this ODY. The transmission has failed or is about to fail and you will get stuck paying a $5000 bill to repair. Go to google and type in Ody transmission problems/issues. I had a 2001 with 68000 miles and the tranny failed, the engine mounts were broke,etc. Will never buy Honda again.
" Honda may be slightly worse than Toyota, reliability wise, but who else makes minivans besides Toyota, Honda and Chrysler? " SLIGHTLY WORSE?! I think if this guy is on his 5th transmission he has every right go Postal on Honda. I think a lot of the problem is Consumers Reports has looked at Honda with Rose Colored glasses for years and over looked the obvious transmission issues. They still have ... Read More
I will say this...I had a 2001 with 68000 miles and the tranny failed. There are no good fixes or parts out there. I traded it in for something else becasue the van was not worth the cost to fix. Sell the van while it still runs and get something that is more reliable and safe to operate. Honda will not assist you. THey knew of the issue when the made ... Read More
have 2001 odyssey. tranny replaced at 76,000 miles at no cost by honda. only given 12mo / 12,000 mile warranty. now at 104,000 miles tranny shot again. wrote 2 page letter to honda of america, honda automobile customer service, 1919 torrance boulevard, mail stop:500-2N-7D, Torrance CA 90501-2746. detailed entire history. got phone call stating honda will not help me. she stated honda would not reply by letter regarding refusal to replace ... Read More
have had my 2001 Odyssey tranny replaced twice as well with only 105,000 miles. fighting honda on third tranny but not willing to help me. file complaint with honda of america in torrance calif and better business bureau as well as ntsb site. enough complaints may trigger class action law suit. good luck
Let me start with this, before i end up getting everyone on here jumping on my back.. I drive about 100-150K miles a year. I work in the IT field as a tech that needs a van to carry equipment around. I tend to buy minivans because they are easier to see out of then wagons, get better MPG then SUV's and are easier to park then cargo vans. With that ... Read More
My 2005 odyssey has exactly this issue since 30,000. Now at 82,000,the problem is more noticeable. This happens when car is still cold, cruise between 35 to 45 MPH on incline. Yes, RPM was low. I never had this problem after 30 minutes of driving. Also, if I turn off o/d, the problem disappears so I am certain,it has nothing to do with engine mounts. I drove stick shift before. When ... Read More
Tell your story on facebook as well. There are several people who think Honda makes a great product and genualiy cares about their consumers! Nothing could be further from the truth as you and I know. I had a 2001 with only 70000 miles and Honda told me to take a hike as well. I sent several letters and they would call me back and tell me thanks for the letter ... Read More
I too had a 2001 Odyssey and Honda turned their back on me. It only had 70000 miles and they wanted $5000 to replace the transmission. The motor mounts were broke as well. The bad part about this is that Honda will replace your current transmssion with the same transmission that has already failed. It is useless, so you are stuck with a vehicle that in the end is still useless ... Read More
I am an original owner of a 2001 Odyssey with 79K miles and the transmission went. Why doesn't Honda recoginze the magnitude of the problems and replace the transmissions? Because they don't stand by their products period!!! Honda is just turning their heads to this problem. When is the government going to step in and deal with it...when a life is lost!
Used Hondas usually aren't very good buys... High resale will do that to a car.. Getting a new 2008 model, with the big incentives, is the probably the most cost effective over the long-term... You'll get full use of the standard 3yr, and the 5yr powertrain warranties.. New Odysseys are cheaper now than they were in 2001.... Just my $0.02
I have a quote from AAMCO transmissions for 1800 to rebuild my 2001 transmission. Good luck.
I own a 2004 Honda Odyssey-heard such "great" things about Honda's outlasting all other cars~yea sure if you got money laying around to replace a durn transmission!! My Odyssey only has 108,000 miles on it and the troubles began in 2010 after only owning the car for 1 year!!! There are warranty's and recalls listed for the 2004 Odyssey all over the internet even in the New York times this year ... Read More
I replaced the transmission serveal years ago at 107,000 miles. I was very disatisfied that the recall only covered vehicles up to 100,000 miles (having owned Toyotasand Nissans that ran smoothly to 200,000 miles). Imagine my shock and horror when the second rebuilt transmission recently failed. The cost of both repairs total $6800. According to various mechanics, this vehicle has the internal make-up of the Accord which is a much lighter ... Read More
Transmission failure for this car seems to be very common, however, Honda has decided to ignore people who have owned these car longer than 7 years and 6 months. Even if your car has low mileage and you have taken the car to the dealer for scheduled services, Honda will not acknowledge their own, well-documented, transmission flaw. This posture from Honda does not do any good for consumer loyalty. I will ... Read More
I think the Nissan Quest looks great, personal taste. However, I agree in that it has a so-so reliability record. I still maintain the Odyssey is unbeatable -- great steering, perfect ride (firm, very European), smooth transmission, and one of the best engines out there with fuel economy to match -- except for the obvious tranny design fault. How can Honda ignore this? Convince us all they've fixed the tranny and ... Read More
No new class action that I'm aware of. I was referring to the class action in 2006 that extended the warranty on 1999-2001 Odysseys from 7yr/100k miles to 7yr 9mo/109k miles.
We had our engine mounts replaced when the A-pipe was replaced for the droning defect noise. Our car never shuddered with the bad engine mounts. I know for a fact that our torque converter needs to be replaced. I'm unwilling to spend the money on a car that was meticulously maintained and pampered. I have a 2001 Toyota Celica with 218k miles that never had any major problems. It even has ... Read More
Over the years my wife and I have had many Honda cars. We have always trusted the brand and the dependability of it. Today we own a 2001 Honda Odyssey and for the most part it has been a very reliable car. My wife drives it and uses it mostly around town to take our kids to and from their schools and sports. On November 9, 2010 the check engine light ... Read More
I like your advice on changing the tranny fluid every year or 15,000 miles. My question is, if you change the fluid that often do you really need extra filtering (Magnafine filter)? The tranny drain plug is a magnet and it should catch the little bit of metal in the fluid between fluid changes. I know it is extra insurance but do you really need it with regular fluid servicing?
Even for Honda, 2 trannys in 100,000 miles is depressing...get on the phone and do some shopping for another rebuilder that has a good warranty. I'm sure you can beat that $5,000 quote easily. Then when you get your Ody back, don't ignore the tranny, it's very easy to do, but don't! Change the fluid every year, install a Magnefine filter on the return line to catch the wear and tear ... Read More
At 56K (Nov 2006) had transmission replaced under warranty. Now, at 93K (Dec 2010) transmission failed again, and Honda America refuses to help based on mileage and age of car. We hav only ever owned Hondas, which meant nothing to them. The new transmission was quoted at $4985 + $500 for new engine mount. They have us over a barrel.
Interesting you should say that because when I took my Odyssey into Honda for transmission service recently they used DW-1 and not the old Z-1. The curious part is that when they do a tranny fluid "flush" that only gets out about 1/5th of the fluid. To completely "change" the fluid you have to do a procedure detailed at accuratecars.com. Essentially you drain, fill, and drive 5 times to get rid ... Read More
tHOnda has finally figured out what many re-builders have been saying for years. "Don't use the Z1 fluid." HOnda has now discontinued it and replaced it with DW1..a synthetic. Great, 10 years of burn up clutch packs and torque converters and finally they get it.
unfortunately it appears honda is going to deal with this one van at a time, and only by force, because it will still cost them less than simply saying, bring every van in for a 10 year period. There are several major problems they are not dealing with and simply can't afford to do it right by their products any more. Meaning that Honda is only as good as any other ... Read More
Similar to my story. My 2001 tranny died at 91K about 1 year ago (although in hindsight it was showing signs of problems before that...wish I had that 20/20 back then). The $6.9K you were quoted seems high. I was quoted a little less than $4K at the Honda dealer (in New England) for a rebuilt tranny, installed. I would also get a quote or two from a local shop to ... Read More
I got the same run around and got similarly blown off. Then I went to the Honda Odyssey Facebook page and detailing my story: http://www.facebook.com/hondaodyssey?v=wall I then called up Honda and told them what I was doing and it was my attention to let everyone know that Honda doesn't stand behind their products. I directed them to the page. I said it was magical that with Facebook I was reaching potentially ... Read More
I bought my car new, and had every service done by the dealer. Now, with only 95,000 miles on it, they say I need a new transmission for $6,900. The dealer submitted a case to Honda America with all my service records, and within minutes they turned down the request for help and refused to do anything. Nothing at all. I feel completely burned by this company. Is there anything I ... Read More
I have a 2000 and 2001 Honda Odysseys. Each one has had 4 transmissions. The original milage was 89,000 miles and 82,000 miles. None of the Honda rebuilts lasted 20,000 miles. Each time they replaced saying its unusal for this to happen. Each time I was out the time of repair. Each time I was told that the rebuilts should last the life of the vehicle. Now after a register letter ... Read More
If it's a nice vehicle, it's a good buy if for no other reason than the fact that low mileage Hondas are just about impossible to find.
I am able to get a 2001 Honda Odyssey Lx with 42,518 miles on it at $7,500. I know the Odyssey's go for a good 200k+, but did not know if the age of the van would be a big deal. Do you think this is a good buy? Thanks for the input!
Our 2001 Odyssey with 78000 miles had the same P0740 code. The dealer wants over $5000 to replace the transmission. The dealer contacted Honda for "good will" assistance, which was denied. Would you tell me who specifically you wrote to at Honda to appeal? I'd certainly appreciate it. Thank you.
I also have 2001 Odyssey and it just reached 60K miles last week, and the two lights became on recently. I sent my car to do the transmission service last week, which did not help too much! After read all the messages here about Replacement Transmission, I was very sad about these news. This is my first Honda car. Also, I am the first owner. I just called the Honda dealer ... Read More
I HAVE 2001 ODDYSSY.ENGINE STALLED 6 OR 7 TIMES THEN START NORMAL IT IS HAPPENED 3 TIMES PAST TWO MONTH IT IS HAPPENED ONLY MORNING.ANY IDEA?
There hasn't been a lot of traffic here from Seattle, so here's a report... On Tuesday night, I leased a 2008 Touring without PAX for $500 over invoice. That doesn't sound particularly good, but there are a couple of additional factors to consider: 1. Prices on leased cars are running about $1000 more than prices on purchased cars--the $1000 marketing support from Honda does not apply to leases. 1 other dealer ... Read More
I have a 2002 Honda Odyssey with 71,000 miles, purchased Dec 2001, that recently ran out of the extended warranty period: On Aug 27th while travelling on I10 10 miles east of Indio, Ca the van lost all power, the engine RPM went to redline, and smoke was pouring out of the engine compartment. After coasting to the shoulder, I noted transmission fluid all over the engine compartment and transmission fluid ... Read More
I too, own a 2001 Odyssey and at about 75k miles the repair light came on. I took my van into the dealer where they diagnosed the problem as P0740, and told me I needed to replace the transmission. The quote ranged from 3600. to 5100. I was devastated. I could not afford to replace the transmission and was blown away that with such low miles, I needed to replace the ... Read More
Have a 2001 Ody with 85,000 miles. Today when i first started driving it, the check engine light came on, along with the TCS light. The D4 light was also blinking. I took it to the dealership and they ran the codes and, you got it - the transmission is going to need replaced. I have been able to drive it the rest of the day, but it could go at ... Read More
Bought 2011 this weekend for $1000 over invoice on EX. They put in all-weather package with mudflaps, rubber mats as per my deal request. The car buying service price will be this and should be online to print and prove in next couple of weeks. Participating dealers have likely set these already, so ask if you do not wish to wait. Invoice on the EX is 28,042, MSRP is 30,950. Not ... Read More
Bought 2011 today for $1000 over invoice on EX. They put in all-weather package with mudflaps, rubber mats as per my deal request. The car buying service price will be this and should be online to print and prove in next couple of weeks. Participating dealers have likely set these already, so ask if you do not wish to wait. Invoice on the EX is 28,042, MSRP is 30,950. Not including ... Read More
My 2001 Odyssey, 104K miles, is in the local tranny shop for a complete rebuild. This will be tranny #4. Lynnwood Honda (WA) said it would cost $3800; the local shop said $2600. Apparently the dealer sends the rebuilds to the same local shop (KC Martin), and pays $2600 itself. The dealership wouldn't offer me any discount, even though I've had my van serviced there since day 1. The mechanic at ... Read More
I have a 2001 Honda Odyssey with 147K miles. The check engine light came on so I tried premium gas and a new gas cap. Neither worked. I then took the car to the dealership for a diagnosis. They said the car came up with the codes P0740 and P1259. They told me I needed a new transmission and Vtec sensor for about $5,200. I decided to get a second opinion. ... Read More
I have a 2001 Honda Odyssey with 147K miles and the check engine light came on about three months ago. I tried buying a new gas cap and using premium fuel, but neither worked. I took it to the Honda dealership for a diagnosis and they came back with codes P0740 and P1259. They said I needed a new transmission and Vtec sensor. They wanted to charge me $5,400 which is ... Read More
Our '01 Ody transmission just failed completely... and fast. Honda Dealer just put the first replacement (thanks goodness under extended warrantee) in 2.5 years ago and less than 20K miles ago. Had it towed to dealer and they wanted $5000 for rebuilt transmission. YIKES. Had it towed the next day to AAMCO. It's going to take a week, but only $2400. I can't believe this is happening. I bought a TOL ... Read More
With all this talk of tubes and screens, I should probably chime in. The tranny case is apart, the clutch baskets are empty, and I have for sure found the grumpy bearing. It was very close to *grenading* in the case, and binds up and clicks when turned by hand. I consider myself lucky that it didn't let go completely and load the case with steel bits. When tearing down the ... Read More
I just bought a 2008 Odyssey EX in Michigan. The following is the details: The cost of the parts: wheel locks.............$61.25 (plus tax) all season floor mats.....$161.25 (plus tax) splash guards....................$78.75 (plus tax) 2008 Honda Odyssey EX........$26,690.00 documentation fee.........................$99.00 6% tax..............................................$1,625.42 title & plate fees.....................................$23.00 Sub-Total..................................................$28,738.67 Less Trade-in for 2001 Odyssey EX w/ 123,000 Miles..............................................................$5200.00 Total....................................................................$23,538- .67
I just returned home from being stranded for 4 days 250 miles from home with my 2001 Odyssey. On my way, the check engine light came on. I took it to a Honda dealer and was told that I needed a new transmission at a cost of $5500. This Honda has less than 65,000 miles on it and purchased new by me. I called Honda and was told in rather unfriendly ... Read More
No one here seems to understand what the core issue is, but the transmission in our 1999 Odyssey (at 190,000 miles) needs to be rebuilt after discovering a failing countershaft bearing. After speaking with my mechanic and a few Honda techs, here is what I've learned: The transmission in the 1999-2001 Odyssey is nearly the same as the Accord and Acura TL piece. It is essentially a computer controlled manual gearbox, ... Read More
Thanks for your response. We're still trying to decide whether we want to upgrade our 2001 Windstar (decent van, but doesn't have a lot of the features of the Odyssey that we like) to a 2007 Odyssey. We've been trying to sell the Windstar privately, as dealers have been low-balling us on the trade-in (as to be expected), and it seems like we're coming up on a time crunch with the ... Read More
Please extend a warm welcome to me, I have just joined the Odyssey Blown Transmission Club ("OBTC"). 2001 EX, paid sticker, dealer serviced. Trans failed at 95,000 miles. After back & forth w/ Dealer, Honda America agreed to pay 25%, but I still have a $2900 bill, plus $500 for broken motor mounts. Bought the van thinking 15 yrs, 150K miles no problem. I could have saved $8K and bought a ... Read More
I had spend 2 days reading about Honda Odyssey bad transmission and Honda seems not to care. I have a 2001 odyssey with 102,000 miles so I am out of luck because it passed the 93 months extended warranty. I am afraid to replace the transmission and after a while have the same problem. You can clearly see that Honda had not made enough improvements. This tranny should have been recalled ... Read More
Hello everyone, I wanted to share my facts with all of you fellow Honda Odyssey owners. My wife and I own a 2001 Honda Odyssey that had its 3rd transmission just go out so, we are asking Honda for #4 in 200K miles. We are averaging 50K miles per transmission. Facts: Everyone knows Honda had serious design flaws within the transmission in these vehicles. Honda did what they should do, replaced ... Read More
Just a word of advice: I would definitely not put in a used transmission. Go either new or rebuilt. If I remember correctly some other posters have had luck going to independent shops to buy rebuilt transmissions. With the failure rates on these transmissions being as high as they are, you could put in a used one and have that fail shortly after installation. See what the Honda dealer says, but ... Read More
We had the issue where the TCS light would light up for the past several years, but were told 'not to worry about it'. We could never get the light to be on when it was at the shop, since it was sporadic, and would reset when the vehicle was turned off and back on. Since we were the second owner, we didn't get notified of the recall or extended warranty ... Read More
Yes you are absolutely right I am getting in contact with someone who is with Honda of America I will send you the information when and if I get it. Thanks
I think you'd need to really know someone within Honda who might have access to the data. Just reading "posts" you're going to have a very small sample size (what number of the million Odyssey owners out there are actively posting....100? 200?) Plus you have the negative bias I mentioned (much more likely that someone who HAS a tranny problem ends up on this board after they Google "Honda Odyssey Transmission ... Read More
The replaced Honda transmission in our 2003 Odyssey came with a 36 month warranty. Did your warranty replacement 1 1/2 years ago come with a warranty? I'd check with them about that first. btw . . . I had to "fight" for 50% cost reduction on my replacement (total cost before reduction was about $5,500). I'm actually impressed that they offered that to you right away. Were your "repairs" just from ... Read More
Hi I am new to this but I have a 2001 Honda Oddessy that the transmission has gone out in 1 1/2 years after the warraty work was done. So I contacted Honda of America and got a district manager to look into the case he said that there willing to pay 50% of the cost and I believe that is unacceptable for a transmission to go out in 1 1/2 ... Read More