By scott1865 on
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.
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 got one of these vans not to long ago from a Honda shop in town.
the mechanic said that he has seen the issue before and *most* of the time the fix is a $300 external solenoid but many places will try to sell you a whole transmission.
If you haven't gotten it fixed yet ask about it first.
The worst that could happen would be that it doesn't work for you and you need a new transmission.