We purchased this vehicle used with 26k miles. Here have been the problems since: Transmission replaced at 48k by dealer Passenger side window regulator replaced Sliding doors constantly malfunctioning Front driver's seat jammed Annoying rattling coming from unknown source (dealer couldn't locate either) Front and rear lighter outlets dislodged (not from abuse, from poor design) Transmission being replaced FOR 2nd TIME at 105k In case you didn't catch it the transmission is being replaced for the second time!!
The interior space and the vehicle's handling.
Transmission, transmission, transmission! Center tray needs to be replaced with a more practical console
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.
Handles well at 75 mph with 6 occupants.
Bumpers (front and back) seem to be broken on many of the Odysseys that i see.
Difficulty keeping windshield defrosted unless you run the fan on high.
Ground clearance too low.
I have 157,000 miles and the car is still very reliable. Only a couple of very minor repairs over its lifetime. Transmission still going strong (except for a pressure switch < $150 that needed to be replaced). Burns no oil. Great acceleration. Better gas mileage than most. Sliding doors are a poor design and stick often.
This van has been a terrible disappointment for us. There are so many small problems and a number of really big ones. The transmission is simply junk and Honda cannot fix it. Their rebuilt transmissions are no better. Parts are extremely expensive, more than my BMW. I had a 1992 Prelude which was great but apparently Honda has gone the way of Ford in terms of reliability. Time to try one of the Korean makers.
3rd row seat drop down into hole. Can fit sheet goods in back, but watch the seat hooks on the side.
A transmission that lasts, seats are uncomfortable, sliding doors break, too many small problems to mention, poorly engineered and quality control is lacking.
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