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2002 Honda Odyssey

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Not what I Expected
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By Anita Louise
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2002 Honda Odyssey LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Bought a 2002 Odyssey.Packed well for hurricane evacuations; great space for 5 dogs,2 cats, 2 birds with supplies; however, very disappointed. Early on, at 3000 miles the engine block cracked and was replaced ; twice the driver rear window power motors stopped working and almost as soon as the extended warranty was out, the other window motor quit working. Seat belt replaced; transmission went out at 70,000; lots of road noise, driver door lock broke and was replaced with a lock not compatible to key for other door locks;rubber bumpers for sliding doors have completely MELTED off the hinge. Am looking at other options for a vehicle. Mileage steady 20/23; city/hwy.


Favorite Features

storage area is flat; rear seat folds into floor


Suggested Improvements

less road noise, more consistency in making a product to last 200,000 or more; interior paneling that won't scratch up if something rubs against it. that fiberglass stuff nicks very easily.


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bad tramissions in 2002
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By Debbie
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2002 Honda Odyssey LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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The first transmission went out at 36,600 miles. Honda installed a new Honda remanufacturered transmission with another 36,000 mile warranty. Approximately 3000 miles later the transmission went out again. Now my lease is almost up and the 3rd transmission is starting to slip again. The dealer said that Honda is aware that they have problems with the transmissions for this year so I was shocked it was in the top 10 used car list. Prior to this van I had a Toyota Sienna van and I liked that van way more than this one. It had a much better ride by alot and I never had any mechanical problems. The Honda has a very tight feel and every bump jars you. I was very dissatisfied.


Favorite Features

lots of cup holders


Suggested Improvements

transmissions & ride


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After 130k miles
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By Adam
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2002 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Purchased new 11/2001. At the tranny recall they said it was ok and put additive in the fluid. All maintenance has been done on time including the $1750 timing belt / spark plugs at 100k miles. The transmission has always been funky, sometimes slips to 1st and you have to stay off the gas and slow down to get it going again. While the tranny is junk, it still works and it's the original one. No other problems whatsoever. F/R break pads replaced only once, tires replaced only once and are probably good for another 20k. I find that when the trans gets more finicky, if I run it hard (floor it 0 to 60mph+), it then works without major issue for another couple weeks.


Favorite Features

Room - 145cu ft. or something with 2nd row seats removed.


Suggested Improvements

Transmission. Also, the car has a really noisy ride. Despite my relative good luck, I will never buy another Honda anything.


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IS THIS A HONDA OR A YUGO?
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By Hondaboy331
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2002 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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7000 miles later, there are rattles from all different locations in the interior of the vehicle that no dealership can see to find let alone fix. The real gas milage is more like 15 mpg in the city and 18 on the highway not 18/25 like it said when I had purchase it. The ride was bumpy new and even bumpier now after a whole 7000 miles, the wind noise drives e crazy. I was talked out of buying the MPV and paid $4500 more when my friend bought a MPV for less money and it ten times happier with his purchase. This cars rattles, guzzles gas, is noise, and bumpy, not to meantion the power doors choose to work when it pleases and the transmission jerks at times when engaged???????????


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Windstar Rules
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By Coolperson
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2002 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Gave me a ton of problems.


Favorite Features

DVD


Suggested Improvements

Everything except the dvd


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