by moparman90 on Jan 1, 2014 Vehicle: 2003 Honda Odyssey LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
we have had this thing for 6 months we bought with 120,000 miles... 3 days later the transmission blew out on me... then here we are 8,000 miles later and the transmission is shot again WTF... the heated seats dont work half the time it has no EVIC and thats just stupid for a 2003... it is just AWFUL in the snow with good tires... the clock on the dash doesnt light up another stupid thing... the battery went i had to take the thing in just to get the factory radio set... i have a 2000 jeep grand cherokee with 225,000 miles never had ANY mojor problems i will try to convince her to sell this crap box and get a jeep... my jeep in 2wd is better than this thing with front wheel drive DONT BUY
by rporterincincy on Aug 26, 2013 Vehicle: 2003 Honda Odyssey LX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I really like my 2003 Honda Odyssey. It now has 143,000 miles and runs like it's brand new. Very smooth, powerful and dependable. Like any other car it does have some quirks. My Odyssey goes through tires every 35,000 miles (wears evenly, and I rotate them every 3000-6000 miles), and goes through front brakes every 40,000 miles (evenly worn brakes). I just installed top of the line ceramic brakes to see if this would improve the ride.
My car has no rust (wax every 3-4 months), no wear on the interior, and I change the oil every 3,000 miles. My dealer is great and I like working with them. The car is very versatile and we enjoy going on trips with it. No major issues yet.
by mykidsmom1 on Nov 9, 2011 Vehicle: 2003 Honda Odyssey EX-L 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Purchased 2003 Odyssey new from the dealer (had to preorder because they were in such demand?) NHTSA tranny recall @ dealer 8/2004 w/39,000 miles.
Last week, with 164,000 highway miles (never TOWED) slipping btween 2nd & 3rd gears & lock up 2x on busy highway.
Extremely scary could have been hit and killed. Dealer diagnosed "internal transmission failure". American Honda is useless & tried blaming us.
Dealer agreed to discount AFTER we asked, they never offered.
Inherent well-documented serious tranny problem.
Shame on Honda.
Just traded our '93 Ford Aerostar w/just 157K miles & never had tranny problem.
Wonder why Hyundai is America's #1 Car Dealer....No more Hondas for us!!!