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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
Honda Odyssey Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 240 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2002 Honda Odyssey

  • The best minivan sold in America just got better for 2002.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Excellent crash-test scores, huge interior, fold-flat third-row seat, powerful V6, optional navigation and entertainment system, a bargain at sticker price.

  • Cons

    Slow power sliding doors, dealer markup still a possibility.

  • What's New for 2002

    The Odyssey gains a number of improvements this year. Included with the Odyssey 2.1 upgrade is more power, a new five-speed transmission, standard rear disc brakes and side airbags, optional leather seating and DVD entertainment, two new exterior colors and minor interior storage refinements.

Full 2002 Honda Odyssey Review

What's New for 2002

The Odyssey gains a number of improvements this year. Included with the Odyssey 2.1 upgrade is more power, a new five-speed transmission, standard rear disc brakes and side airbags, optional leather seating and DVD entertainment, two new exterior colors and minor interior storage refinements.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Transmission fails at only 62,000

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Vehicle: 2002 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I am the original owner of a 2002 Honda Odyssey van. On 11/07/2014, van failed to accelerate and the malfunction indicator was on. I had van towed to the local Honda dealership. Service dept at the dealership said the ECL code was P0730. They said transmission needs to be replaced. The approximate failure mileage on van was 62000. I had to pay around $3500 for having the dealer rebuilt the transmission. I had the Service Advisor take photos of the damaged transmission. Service Advisor told me that the 3rd gear has heat discoloration & is burned up. In addition he said, clutches were burnt up. Root cause was heat buildup in transmission. Honda refused any help with the repair cost!




Bad tranny

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Vehicle: 2002 Honda Odyssey LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Tranny has been slipping for 18 months. Dealer wants $4K- $5k. Independent tranny shop and one Honda salesperson say welocome to the world of Odyssey. Other than tranny and fw few minor electrical issues, I like the van. Front end too low. Minnesota snow breaks the plastic.



3 of 16 people found this review helpful

Bad transmission

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Vehicle: 2002 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

This is worst van ever own. Transmission dead at 100k miles and cost $5k to fixed transmission. Lots of road noisy on highway and very uncomfortable especially driver seat. Also, under power.




Transmisson

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Vehicle: 2002 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

We bought this 2002 Honda Odyssey it look good they said it skips between 2 and 3 gears but now it is so bad you cannot drive it. Do not buy.



6 of 8 people found this review helpful

Going for 300,000+ miles

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Vehicle: 2002 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan w/Entertainment (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I really enjoy DRIVING this van and I really drive it very hard for a minivan. What sold me was the sporty driving it provides. If you like a soft cushy ride with no driver feedback from the steering and suspension, then this van is NOT for you. If you like power, agility and sporty car like feel and ride, then you'll be right at home behind the wheel. I travel WV and all I'll say is it will hang a curve. * VAN: The back windows quit working, probably cause I never open them and are stuck, other than that everything still works inside as it should. The van still looks very good inside and out. Did the 100K service at 200k but had to replace the A/C compressor at 240k. continued belo




Transmission!!

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Vehicle: 2002 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I have had my Odyssey since 2006. I loved it until things began to go wrong (of course, after the "certified" warranty ran out). It's got 135,000 miles and in addition to regular maintenance (including the timing belt) I have had to replace all three engine mounts, shocks and the transmission (not at Honda). I called Honda and they said the transmission recall work had been performed before I purchased the vehicle so there was nothing they could do. I bought a Honda because I thought I would be able to drive it forever. Simply not so. Very disappointed and will not purchase another Honda. It's comfortable and great for passengers, but lots of road noise.



Talk About The 2002 Odyssey

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jiliaoco
jiliaoco
10-02-2014
as if it's put on engine brake. Vehicle is 2002 Odyssey and has 69k miles. Took the car to Honda dealer where the car has been serviced for years and they were able to reproduce the issue, and I was ...


autowrite
autowrite
08-02-2014
On July 14, 2014 my wife & I made a decision to trade in our 2002 Red Odyssey for a 2014 White Odyssey EX. The next day, at the dealership moved all our luggage, etc from the old 2002 Odyssey E...


autowrite
autowrite
07-10-2014
dealer to let them check the system. My 2002 Odyssey (bought new) has 367,000 kms (223,600 miles). Perhaps it's time to get a 2014 Odyssey. My wife & I are both retired and the new prices scare u...



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