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2002 Honda Odyssey Minivan

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My review of the 2002 Honda Odyssey
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Ryan
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2002 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX-L 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Be aware of transmission problems


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Clipped by independent car dealer
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Basil
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2002 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX-L 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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#1 check trans fluid. Pull dipstick and wipe on white paper towel. If fluid is black or otherwise not red, avoid the car because it needs a new torque converter.
That is expensive. Otherwise, it is a comfortable, easy to drive car.

Transmission was replaced, cost about double that for an American car. Power steering pump then failed and was replaced. Fluid leakage then increased and power steering rack had to be replaced. I am not very pleased with this car. It is expensive to maintain, much worse than expected


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Transmission fails at only 62,000 miles
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By parveentexas
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2002 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX-L 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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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!


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Honda has good motors but terrible transmissions. Heat builds up in these transmissions & they prematurely fail at only 62,000 miles? This costs $3500 to $5000 to fix!!! Give me a break! Honda knows they have a heat dissipation problem in their transmission design & should warranty drive-train up to 100,000 miles with no time limit.


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Bad Transmission
4 of 17 people found this review helpful
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By ml4416
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2002 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX-L 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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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.


Best Features

Dual power doors


Worst Features

More power and better Transmission.


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TRANSMISSION!!
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By kim203
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2002 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX-L 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

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.


Best Features

Leather seating is great for kids; comfortable for driver and passengers.


Worst Features

Don't sell vehicles known to have transmission defects; reduce road noise.


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