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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
Bought my 2002 Odyssey new. I had to replace my transmission at 184,000 kms. I put in a transmission cooler that was installed by a travel trailer company for $125 at 260,000 kms (Honda recommend the trailer company, said not to use Honda ones). I currently have 336,000 kms. 2 years ago I replaced my air condioner at Honda for a rebuilt one. We love this van. Will keep it until ... Read More
My 2002 Honda Odyssey intermittently fails to start and then starts again. It acts as though no fuel is getting to the engine. At times the car will be running and just die. I have gotten it towed twice and both times it starts when it gets to the auto repair shop. Have you find a solution to your problem?
At 299,268 kms I replaced A/C lines & compressor on my 2002. the dealer used used parts as the used warranty was better than a new part warranty and good for 5 years. The lines themselves wore out probably because of the winter road salt. I would be very bitter if I had your problem at only a 2011. I would write a letter to the President of American Honda and ... Read More
I have not been on the site for a while, I still get really upset everytime I think about the thousands of dollars lost on the 2008 Odyssey I had. I change my oil every 3,500 to 4,000 miles. I've owned an Armada, Dodge Ram, Caddy Escalade, and numerous other large 8 cly trucks. I bought the Odyssey when gas went crazy to save money and foolishly thinking Honda was 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
That news in not new. Honda cars are a piece of junk and just wondering why they keep on soaring in sales,is it because of their modern and sleek design and buyers just forgot about quality and reliabilty concerns.A neighbour of mine had a 2002 honda odyssey and having transmission problem at around 150,000 kms (93,750 miles) that cost him around $4000 for the repair done in 2009.Now it's the engine ... Read More
I know what you mean, as my daughter had a 2002 Odyssey with 102,000 miles, and the transmission went. Even though it was under the 107,000 Honda had settled for it was passed the 7 years so we shelled out $4,600 for a new transmission, and when Honda refused to help out, I sold the car, and also sold my 2005 Odyssey with only 21k miles as I could not take ... 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
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!
I have a 2002 EXL Navi whose tranny died at 90k miles at 8 plus years (time wise past the extended warranty). We had told the dealer that it was rough while still covered by they said that it was 'fine' - IOTW the car still moved and there were no codes. I ended up paying for the Honda rebuild (not knowing better). Since then, maybe 10-15k miles into the rebuilt, ... Read More
On my 2002 Odyssey the transmission went at 184,000 kms. I currently have 316,000 kms and I have had a non-Honda cooler for about 2 years. How long should these transmissions last if there were no issues whatsoever? Do the minivans of Toyota, Chrysler, Nissan (2012 now built only in Japan), GM, Ford (Ford usually broke at 102,000 kms) expect to last a lifetime (what mileage is a lifetime?). If not ... Read More
Is the Platinum warrenty from Honda or an after-market warranty house? Did the warranty include the Power Train? If it included the Power Train and you got 100,000 warranty time period you should not have to pay to replace it. On my transmission replacement, in 2007, I wrote Honda and in the meantime paid the full amount of CN$4,200. They refunded half. I had 184,000kms on it and my warranty was ... Read More
Shopping for the EX-L with RES... Rock Honda in Fontana California offered a base price of $26,999 + tax, lic, fees and 2.9% financing for 5 yrs. Weir Canyon offered $29,500 the day prior, then said they would match the Rock Honda offer, but suggested the DVD may not be a factory product and the financing would cost extra - all of which were not issues (at Rock Honda). We heard ... Read More
Hi everybody, I just met a honda owner,he owns the following Honda vechicles. 2002 Accord Ex 238,000. 2005 Odyssey EXL 188,00. 2008 Accord with 166400. He never had any trans issues.(He is sales guy almost 16hrs on road) His secrets, oil change 3500 to 4000. Transmission oil change every 25,000. did anybody did anything similer ,any comments welcome....
Do yourself a big favor dump it just as I am going to do, I have a 2002 with less than 78,000 and the trans is totally junk at over $4000 to replace it, with a new one that will do the same thing I test drove a new one the other day and the trans is the same as the 02, so do the same math, say goodbye to Honda ... Read More
Drove out of the dealership today with a very nice Deep Cherry Red 2009 Odyssey Touring... Out the door cost was $40,190 including TTL (6.25% sales tax in Texas). We added a 7 year, 80K mile HondaCare warranty for $900 more. Yes, that is a lot more than a 2008 would have been, but it is a year newer and the color we wanted, so it is what it is... Drove ... Read More
I have a 2002 odyssey and the check engine light has been on for at least five years. I did get it checked out at some point and then just let it go. My TCS light will come on at odd times here and there. I have posted that my trans has had issues for a couple of yrs...i have 191000 miles now so I was told that i was lucky ... Read More
I have a 2002 Odyssey which I bought new in Canada. The 1999-2004 was called LaGreat in Japan with V6 engines. The 2005-2012 built in Alabama are Japanese Dylson (I think this is the name[ see web site below]). The Odyssey minivans without sliding doors have and are still built in Japan with both 4 and 6 cyl engines. They are not the same style as the USA Odyssey (which really ... Read More
I'm new here, always bought my cars by just walking into a place, this is my first time to use the Internet to try this... Looking at a few dealer websites, I see a lot of Touring models in White and Silver, I haven't found one in Red yet. (I figure they must, since the 2009 model on Honda's web site is a Touring Red) My wife currently drives a 2002 ... Read More
I have Odessey 1999 and it has 4th transmission failures. It is garbage product and Honda Odessey must be banned in USA till such time they commit to fix their manufacuting defect and provide life time transmission warranty.
worth it? Depends on the overall condition of the van. At minimum, before I decided, I would fine a good indy mechanic (preferably one that really knows Hondas and has experience with the Odyssey) and have it gone over with a fine tooth comb. Engine compression, suspension, motor mounts, everything. Get a quote for bringing it fully "up to snuff". then, add that to the cost of the trans and decide ... Read More
My question to you at 187k - what else will need replacing besides the transmission? Wheel bearings, cv joints, does it burn any oil? etc. If you decide on replacing the transmission don't go back to Honda for the work. They will replace the transmission with the original defective design. Look for a transmission shop that offers a good warranty. Jasper transmissions have a 3 year 100,000 mile warranty! I think ... Read More
For a year and a half our van has had problems going from 2nd into 3rd...we recently have to shift it into second and then after we get past 30 mph we switch it back into 3rd and then drive. This has carried us through...for how long I don't know. We have 187,000 miles on this van. I just got an estimate from a local Honda dealer $4250.00. We wanted to ... Read More
I understand how you feel, as I gave my 2002 Odyssey with only 14k miles on it to my daughter who has 4 children. It has been serviced by the book at the Honda dealer, and at 100,700 miles the transmission failed. The cost $4,300 to put in a rebuilt with a 36 month, 36,000 mile warranty. We replaced it, but in all the blogs I was afraid that there is ... Read More
Four months ago I bought a 2002 Honda Odyssey, it had 112,000 miles on it and had been regularly maintained by a dealership other than the one I had purchased it from. However, the dealership that sold the car off the showroom floor and where it was regularly maintained was just down the street. So, after my purchase, I took it where it had been serviced. I told the service mgr. ... Read More
Are you saying till 2007 the filter position has not been changed. You indicated that they fail between 80k to 125k miles. Has that improved with the 2007 and above models? I have a 2005 Odyssey with only 21k miles on it, and hope it will service me for years to come. My daughter's 2002 had to have a transmission replace by 100,700 miles, and Honda wouldn't do anything about it. ... Read More
i am a transmission builder in south o.c. i work on hundreds of honda transmissions, this is nothing new as far as the problems you were having. I agree partly with honda being one of the premier manufacturers but saying this, there are a couple of designs that deserve no praise.The biggest flaw being that the filter is not serviceable. the trans filter is internal and the trans has to be ... Read More
You are sadly right about Honda. I had written Honda that our 2002 Odyssey that was serviced regularly at the dealers had a failed transmission at around 100,700 miles. I realize that this is past the warranty period, however Honda at extended the warranty to 7 years or 107,000 miles, knowing that they had a problem. The Honda representative called me yesterday to express his regret that they will not do ... 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
I would take a tow package in my next Odyssey ; but go to an after-market trailer-cooler supplier and get them to replace the Honda installed one. Last year I had an after-market cooler added to my 2002; Honda dealer recommended after-market.
My 2002 Odyssey EX-L transmission died at 111,000. Under the recall, Honda just added the oil jet in 2005, at around 36,000. I called Honda and they said they would offer no remedy. What did you do to get some recourse?
Yes we had to replace the transmission on an 2002 Odyssey with under 101,000 miles for $4,600. This car has been serviced regularly since new at the Honda dealership, and I'm hoping that Honda will come forth to help. If it had gone even 150,000 miles I would have been pleased, but my concern now is what else would go as the car is not worth much more on a trade ... Read More
I was surprised how spongy the ride was when I test drove the new odyssey. I had actually borrowed a friend's 2002 ody to take to the dealership, and it handled better than the new one, so does the 05-10 like you say. Wonder why they changed that, either to save money (most likely) or thought that soft Americans want a soft ride.
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
The Honda tranny that is the replacement is the same as the bad one they originally put in. I had the same dilemma and quickly traded the van in. Not only was the transmission bad the engine mounts were broke, etc. I traded it ASAP. The bad part was that when I went to trade it in, the dealer, not Honda, asked if I had any transmission issues with the van. ... Read More
The Honda rebulds they use are just as problem prone as the originals, no engineering done on the system, no better fluid filtering, no improvments to the torque converters. As for your 05', I would get the Honda ATF Z1 fluid out of it ASAP and get it filled with the new DW1 sysnthetic fluid. Ad an in line Magnefine filter to it and put it on a strict fluid and ... Read More
I have the same year. The tranny went at 184,000 kilometers (you convert it to miles). I had the 36 month warranty. If cost $4200 & Honda refunded 1/2. I currenty have 285,000 kilometers on it, Last year I put in a tranny cooler and Honda changed me over to their synthetic tranny oil.
I purchase in 2002 a new Odyssey , and we just hit 100,000 miles, and the transmission is gone. The quote for the repair is $4,300. Honda will not cover anything as it is passed the seven years. This was regularly serviced at the Honda dealer. They are offering a 36 month 36,000 mile warranty on the rebuilt transmission. My concerned is how reliable is this rebuilt transmission, and have they ... Read More
As an owner of a 1999 Odyssey, and my experience as a tech tells me: 1.) Install a quality after market cooler, and service the transmission using Honda's new synthetic fluid. 2.)Drain and refill, Flushing is a waste of money and fluid in my opinion. 3.)Service it now, again in a month, and then annually. The oil jet service campaign refers to a fix to keep the second gear cooler. As ... Read More
We have a 2002 Honda Odyssey, check engine light came on, took it to Braman Honda service center in Palm Beach, Florida . We were told at 59872 miles van nedded a new transmission and computer which would cost about $5000. They tried to sell us a new car. We took the van a AAMCO transmissions service center and get the transmission fixed for $2700. We are so dissapointed with Honda's ... Read More
We picked up our 2008 EX-L with RES DVD today. $28,709.31 OTD minus TTL $574.18 AL state tax (2%) $16.50 title $107.66 county tax (0.375%) $29,407.66 OTD As I mentioned above I used the donkeypunch method. I emailed 15 dealers with quote requests, worked them a little bit, then decided to shortcut the process, and sent an email to the 6 or so lowest quotes that the first dealer to my ... Read More
What ever you do dont go to Honda Dealer , find a good transmission place that has been around it will be half the money and better warranty . Honda is losing alot of customers over this deal . They dont care ....Toyotas from now on.........
See if you can find an independent transmission place. Mine cost $2400.
have your dealer call Honda and see if they will help out. We got the same price quote and Honda of America offered to kick in $1k. We still ended up getting rid of the van and buying a new one.
My 2002-Odyssey ( 108K miles) started giving some serious jerky motion while driving over 45 mph. Took it to the Honda dealer today to learn that it is a transmission issue and the damage would be close $5,400. Any help to fix this at lower cost would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
I purchased my 2003 Honda Odyssey in the summer of 2002. It has about 98,000 miles mostly on high way. It gave me a few minor problems in 9 years until very recently. All of a sudden, the car jerked 3-4 times when going up hill at about 40 miles/h with A/C on the day before yesterday. I never had this before and was hoping that the jerk was caused by ... Read More
The Honda story continues. Honda Motor said Friday it will recall more than two million vehicles in the United States and China to update the software that controls their automatic transmission. Honda said in a press release on its US site that the vehicles in the voluntary recall will include Accord, CR-V and Element models. No injuries or deaths have been reported, the statement said. Honda China said in a statement ... Read More
re: Sienna and Odyssey owners can brag all they want about mpg My 2002 Odyssey gets 19-25 mpg (imperial gallons) in the city and 30-34 and the odd time 37 mfg on the highway. On a trip 2 wks ago it got 34 from Guelph, ON to Alpena, MI return. It currently has 280mkms on it. 2002 Honda Odyssey EX Previously owned- 1992 Ford Taurus L 4 door 300 cu in ... Read More
I have a 2002 Odyssey and 130k miles on it. As so many people said, it has a transmission problem. From 2nd to 3rd gear change is slipping and solenoid problems with engine light on. I am very shocked that so many people have the same problems and Honda does not do anything for this. I will never buy Honda any more and not let others do. Can`t we do something ... Read More
Just got my 2002 Honda Odyssey Transmission replaced three months ago and cost $5K at Honda's Dealership. A van only had 110,000 miles. Where's Honda Quality and Reliability???? Honda's should recall their auto transmission??? I will NEVER buy another Honda Cars or SUV. I should have bought Toyota Sienna.. I have 2004 Toyota Corolla with 187,000 miles and never had any Engine or Transmission problems... Go Toyota and bye Honda !!!!!!!!!!!!! ... Read More
Just returned from Honda service with an estimate of over $5000 to replace the transmission on my 2002 Odyssey. It has almost 120,000 miles but after reading the comments about multiple transmission replacements averaging every 50k miles, I guess I should be happy. I called Honda America but got the usual "nothing we can do" after every reasoned complaint I could think of. This is my 4th and last Honda needless ... Read More
Having similiar MPGs (poor) with wife's 2010 Honda EX-L. Our 2002 Odyssey gets better than the 2010. I think Honda has found a way to fudge the MPG for the window sticker. the 6AT is only available on the Odyssey Touring in 2011. Got to have deep pockets to afford the Touring, the rest of the Odyssey crowd gets the 5AT. Thank you Honda
You are not alone in getting poor MPG results. We have had our 2010 Odyssey EX-L now for 12 months and ~8500 miles. Mileage sucks compared to our expectations and the MSRP window sticker. We also kept our 2002 Odyssey, and it gets better MPG than the new one. I think Honda stretched the truth when they published their MPG results.
On April 1, 2011, our Honda Odyssey (model yr. 2002) experienced significant jerking / thumping motion upon acceleration after driving for about 30 minutes. It felt as if the van was hit form behind by another vehicle, which was not the case. We pulled into a parking lot to rest the van, and to try and regain our confidence and courage to continue driving it again. Once on the road the ... Read More
I have had one tranny go. If I ever have another one the cost to do it would be out-of-reach knowing that a third replacement could be just-around-the-corner. (Oh, rhe best year was 2004). Looking at readers results in ConsumersReports for 2011 the only choices are the following (these have had no tranny or engine problems 2005-2011). Acura - All, Ford Fusion v6 FWD, Honda CR-V, Honda Civic (no Hybrd), Honda ... 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
Sensible reply. My 2002 Odyssey LX has been terrific except for the potential for transmission failure -- driving through the desert in a foreign country is no place to lose a transmission. I truly think Honda is shooting itself in the foot. If they owned up to the problem then far more people, like ourselves, would buy another Odyssey (as soon as the old one died, of course!). Instead I'm looking ... Read More
I have a 2002 (bought Feb 2002) as well & had to replace the transmission at 180,600 kms ( or 110.047 miles). I put an aftermarket transmisison oil cooler in this past August (Honda recommended over theirs). I do not tow. I just started to replace the tranny oil with Honda's synthenic (the only one they use since Apr 2011). I will keep replaceing it every 6,000 kms with 3 litres ... Read More
The 1997 Toyota Camry has the original clutch; therefore it's a manual transmittion and manuals are not probmactic as am automoatic. Honda is not the only manufacture with problems. Some Edmunds boards show problems with the Toyota Camry automatics where the they had to be replaced. It seems Honda gets the most NEWS. I have 270,000 kms on my 2002 Odyssey and had a transmission replaced with the supports at 170.000 ... Read More
I had to replace my transmission last year for $4800. I wrote to the CEO of Honda Japan last year. He referred the case to Honda America. They reached out to me and offered me $500. I declined to take that offer. The manager who spoke to me at Honda America was very rude. When I pointed out this site about the issue, he said he does not care about what ... Read More
Another sob story regarding the poor engineering of the odyssey transmisssion. Almost no notice, and the engine light comes on and the TCS light comes on and the thing slips everywhere while on the highway. certainly dangerous to say the least. I wish Honda wouyld just do the right thing and re-engineer and replace all of these. I hope we as customers do not have to go to congress to get ... Read More
Toyota is known for engine sludge as well for most of the V6 from 1999-2002. I once was looking at $4-5K older mini van It cost a lot to fix honda's tranny issue but maybe less for Chrysler. As for Toyota engine, it usually cost around $2-3K to overhaul. Both Toyota and Honda also has power door problem as well
I now have the same problem.. 2002 odyssey. After short 10 mile drive turned car off. Won't start. Had battery checked. DEAD. Needed a new one anyway. New battery...turned key...lights flickered... steady clicking under dash somewhere. No crank. Took key out and left. Came back 20 minutes later and dash was still clicking. That clicking is coming from somewhere and that's what is draining the battery power BUT what is it??? ... Read More
My 2002 Honda Odyssey transmission was broke in 2006 and honda replaced it with a re-manufactured one for $2600. it broke again in oct 2009. The dealer said eventhough it is within 3 yr warranty period my miles has exceeded by 600 miles. So the dealer indicated that I am basically screwed. I have decided, let's go American. I have advised all my friends and family members to avoid Honda.
My wife and I are in our mid-40's and this is our first minivan. We replaced a 2002 Acura MDX that had 125K miles on it. That was a great car but fundamentally we outgrew the MDX. The 3rd row seats in the MDX, and all cars of that SUV class, are too small for teenagers and adults. Of course we never saw ourselves as "minivan people". I had my sights ... Read More
Thanks for the responses guys. I had thought that the First Generation Sienna had some type of issue with sludging and tranny issues. My dad had the 2002 Odyssey and Honda was gracious enough to fix his issues for free as they extended the warranty for him. But I should not look at anything earlier than 2003? With regards to two kids, I should have specified, I have two kids but ... Read More
To begin I'm in the market for another minivan. Currently, I owned a 2002 Odyssey and paid MSRP at that time. I am happy with it but looking to replace due to the high mileage. Anyway, I test drove the new Odyssey and came away unimpressed. The new Odyssey appears to be smaller but the dealer kept insisting it was larger than the previous generation. Anyway, I sat in the van ... Read More
I just bought a 2011 Odyssey EX-L with RES for $35020 in MA. That is $1800 under MSRP. I traded in a 2002 Ody EX-L with RES and 140,000 for $4500. The '02 was in fair condition (small dents and scrapes among other things) but was also experiencing the dreaded early 2000's transmission problems (see Odyclub Forum). Kbb and Edmunds pegged the value at $3700-$3800 trade in so I took the ... Read More
Soooo, here I sit with so many of you. My wife told me that our check engine light came on on our cherished 02' Odyssey. I took it in to get checked out, only to find out that the unimaginable has happened - P0740 & P1730. For those that are new here those little codes mean I get to decide to pay for a new transmission, or I can trade it ... 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
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
I finally closed the deal with a dealer in MA.Got 2010 Black Honda Odyssey EXL RES for 29,500 (including destination) + 298 Doc fee + Tax and Tag. I also financed with some other bank and got 2.99 and trade a 2002 Sienna. Fought on doc fee but dealer didnt budge. Overall everything was very smooth and got an amazing price. Please let me know if you need dealer/sales man and ... Read More
Who is your Honda dealer? After years of buying domestic cars I was talked into buying a Honda because they last forever. 3 months later my used 2002 Honda Odyssey with only 80k miles is down and out with a transmission problem. Honda USA says "sorry, but since you bought from a non-honda dealer and the vehicle is old we can't help". I understand the push back, but this is clearly ... Read More
A weird thing about new auto designs is that - at first just about everyone including professional auto writers either have a positive or negative view. After about 6 months the negatives are pretty well replaced with positives. I have not seen the design upclose; just in the pictures. I like it as the front seems more to the design of my 2002. It do not particularly like the 2005-2010 fronts. ... Read More
I have a similar problem with my 2002 Odyssey EX - very high idle in stop-and-go traffic, usually in hot weather. The idle progressively increases from 700 rpm to 1700+ rpm. The idle drops back to normal when the driving conditions return to normal. I have spent $100's over the past few years with mechanic diagnostics, but no solution yet. Latest failed fix was replacing the power steering pressure switch, which ... Read More
a) A recent clunking noise during shifting led to finding out two motor-mounts were broken. After repair, my wife said the car shifts wonderfully (??? LOL) b) On the Honda Odyssey transmittion matter, I needs some other opinions for feedback to wife as she now thinks our trans is uniquely better than all other. With 105K miles, and only some periodic slight slippage and jerky shifting, what would be the chance ... Read More
Honda did assist me - it only cost me $3,000 to replace the transmission - but that decision by Honda was made extremely reluctantly and only after some very hard negotiation. You're right - "they" didn't have to do anything since my car was a 2003, not a 2002. Without extreme coaxing they would have chosen the route of doing nothing - other than charging top dollar for a replacement and ... Read More
I have a 2002 Odyssey and I've had I'm on my 3rd transmission ( 1st one under warrenty, the second with Honda's minimal support $3500). Additionally, I've had to replace the motor mounts ($120), replace the sliding door motors and rollers ($800 each door). The motors on both vent windows went out three years after I bought the van. I didn't fix them because I rarely used them. You couldn't pay ... Read More
We've gone to a lot of dog shows in our 2002 Honda Odyssey. The 2004 Odyssey could serve you well, especially if you could get them down ~1500.00 or so. Run a CarFax on anything you buy. A lot of our show friends have the Sienna. Others have the Odyssey. Good luck on your search.
On further research I found the following. I bought the van after recall date and hence no recall notice, I believe. They should have fixed any problem before selling it to me. RECALL: 2002 - 2004 Honda Odyssey NHTSA Campaign Number: 04V176000 www.nhtsa.dot.gov Manufacturer AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO. Recall Date: 04/15/2004 Potential Number Of Units Affected: 1099796 Description POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION Summary ON SOME MINI VANS, SPORT UTILITY AND PASSENGER VEHICLES, ... Read More
Someone please tell me what I can do about this can I sue????? If the car was sold "as is" you can't sue. If it came with some type of warranty, say 3 months, and you have documented proof you took it and they ignored the problem... then yeah, I'd say you have a good case. The revving problem, while in park and while stepping on brake, doesn't sound like a ... Read More
I bought my 2002 honda odyssey end of January 2010 with 98,00 miles on the car and the day I bought the car I took it home and noticed several problems when I would put the car in park the car would reev up like I was pressing my foot on the gas but I wasn't when I put my foot on the break the car would reev up like I ... Read More
We will be visiting our son in the Dickinson area in February 2008 and would like to know the best Honda dealer for our 2002 Canadian Odyssey EX. This is because the van will probably need the tyoe 4 maintenance (Canadian severe). while we are visiting. We will be also in the Mission area square dancing for a week.
2011 Odyssey is suppost to have a 6-speed automatic, the same as in the 2010 Acura MDX Base model on the 2011 Sienna is a 4-cylinder. My 2002 is current in for small body job (tree pushed over on it by another vehicle). The rental is a 2010 Sienna. You sure can feed the hard road and the air-conditioner is noisey and there are a few rattles. I'm told that the ... Read More
Just sold a 2002 Ody with 167k miles on it... NEVER had any issues with that van... no transmission problems, no torque converter problem, nothing, absolutely nothing... we drove it around town and on long trips. It was a dream and we thought Honda was rock solid. Only sold it because wanted the side curtain air bags on newer models.... thought we'd get a 2010 Ody or 2011... but after reading ... Read More
My 2002 Odyssey that I purchased new required a its second transmission at 78,000 miles. I was driving at a low speed near home when the car shuddered after downshifting unexpectedly. In this case, I had purchased the extended warranty after a grueling day at the dealership. It turned out to be a good thing, and the new transmission cost me $50 out of pocket. At 140,000 miles the engine light ... Read More
"They just want to wait till you are out of warranty, so you will have to pay for it... What year is it?" Totally agree. I brought in my 2002 Honda Odyssey for the last 2 years complaining about my transmission, They could never replicate the problem. It goes out of warranty and bang, they find the problem. AVOID HONDA OF BOWIE and DON'T BUY A HONDA.
I am also a 2002 Honda Odyssey owner who had to have the transmision (180,000 kilometers) replaced for a huge sum of money back in 2007. I went ahead with the replacement, BUT I also wrote to the President of Honda Canada and outlined all the problems leading up to the troubles. I was polite in my snail-mail letter (not email) and was reimbursed one-half the invoice amount. Go to the ... Read More
I am the original owner of a 2002 Honda Odyssey. It has 135K miles on it. I've been taking to Honda of Bowie (MD) for 7 years (its never been serviced anywhere else). Around 4 years ago at least my wife starting complaining about a "juddering/shuddering/slipping" at 45 mph. We'd take it to the dealer and they "could never find the problem." Finally the transmission has really gotten bad and now ... Read More
I'm the original owner of a 2002 Honda Odyssey LX and I've been plagued with numerous problems on this vehicle. First of all, I've had two transmissions fail. The first one failed following the recall service in May of 2005 (69,228 miles). The Honda service dealer indicated that I had not serviced the vehicle properly, since I had gone elsewhere to have my servicing completed. After retrieving all my records across ... Read More
I had a 2002 Honda Odyssey EX and was ready to trade it in for the '10 Odyssey EXL, but I decided to drive the Chevy Traverse and the 2011 Sienna XLE. I liked the Traverse but wasn't ready to give up the rear cargo space and sliding doors of a mini-van, and I was vvery surprised at how much I liked the Sienna! To me, it drives and steers effortlessly ... Read More
I tend not to pay attention to MSRP. Yeah, Honda add some small goodies to EX-L: power life-gate, rear-view mirror with back-off camera function, etc. But it does not cost that much. I don't believe Honda has much bargaining power. It's just the last year of 6-year design cycle. I bought my 2002 accord lx 5-speed 17k in Mar 2002, 3 months later, my friend bought the same car (ok, slight ... Read More
We bought the van new and we now have close to 3500 miles on it. When the van is idling in the garage the knocking is very slight but noticeable. It almost sounds like piston slap. We had a 2002 Accord 4 cylinder that had the same noise and they had to tear the engine down and replace the piston rings. It was under warranty so I hope I can do ... Read More
I don't know the answer; but you could send an emial to Convsumers Reports and see what they say. The Pilot and MDX use the same charris engines and tranny as the Odyssey, except that the MDX gets a 6-speed in 2010. These 2 have no transmission problems since 2003; probably becuase they are 4 week/all-wheel drive. With Toyota's problems what could you buy in the same size. GM, Ford & ... Read More
What year are you considering? I have a 2002, replaced the transmission almost 2 years ago $3000 Then a couple weeks later bad solenoid $250 Today it happens to be in the shop for new motor mounts $680 and new struts $550 The service guy told me the motor mounts are bad in the Odyssey, but the new redesigned ones are better. He didn't say what year they started putting in ... Read More
My 2002 Odyssey(84000 miles) engine failed without any warning. We have had oil changed 3-4 weeks ago in Wolfchase Honda TN, shortly after this, the engine dead. The van was towed to this dealer again(This is a wrong decision) and the dealer switched their conclusion more than 4 times, they told us you can only spend 1200$ to get it fixed, then 4000$ rebuild an old engine, then don't need this, ... Read More
I'm going to take mine back every 1000 miles to build my case. That way they should fix it when they finally decide to tell us what the problem is. I did this with my 2002 van on a transmission problem. I kept documenting it everytime I went in for anything. At 80,000 it went out and they fixed it with no cost to me. But in all honesty this may ... Read More