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as curious as i am with the next-gen Odyssey, Honda may follow their 6 year cycle from the previous generation odyssey: 1999-2004 ('03 was updated) 2005-2010 ('08 was updated) 2011 (of course, sold Fall '10) may be the timeframe. siennas & odyssey are usually off 1 year (the next gen Sienna should debut first).
I got a good quote I think... just wanted to make sure. It's LESS than I paid (invoice at the time) for my 2004 EX odyssey NEW! :) 1st quote: 2009 EX Odyssey Van: $24,866.00 TTL (3% sales tax; title and lisc included) OTD price: $26,136 this includes the all weather mats (free) , wheel locks and mud guards (they put on all their hondas and are in price)... OR 2nd ... Read More
I believe the problem was a loose connection in the bell housing of the transmission. Unfortunately, the tranny failed again and had to be replaced again. I have since traded the vehicle in for something new.
Have you got the problem figured out yet? I am having the exact same problem. Sometimes the lights just flicks and the car kept going (no issues), but sometimes the engine would stall as well.
Does anyone have the hook up or a link to a master list of all the size bulbs I would need for the dash lights on a 1999-2004 Honda Odyssey?? Not for the outside or map lights, but for the just for the dash lights, clock, all the small cluster lights etc. I know there is the main dash cluster, clock, ac control, fan blower switch, rear ac/heat switch, rear doors, ... Read More
Maybe this post is out of order here, but it may help someone. I drive 30K miles a year and have traded out of my LX Odyssey every year since I got my first one in 2004. Usually it costs about $5500 plus my van to get the new year's model. This year, as usual, I contacted about ten S Fl Honda Dealers via E Mail looking for the best deal. ... Read More
Hi, Considering buying a used vehicle with this problem. Did you get a resolution on it? Any help much appreciated! Jim C Princeton NJ
Oct 6 2012: Honda Has 'Week From Hell' After Laundry List of Recalls and Investigations --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------- Toyota Sienna's are not all bullet proof either, check out this Consumer Reports site for few, but not all of Toyota Sienna issues. (they also have forum sites just like this one on Honda's Time-Bomb-Transmissions.) 2004-2010 Toyota Sienna: Reliability Trouble Spots In many instances these trouble spots are Technical Service Bulletins posted by the ... Read More
I bought my 2003 Odyssey new in 5/03 and am the original owner. It has been a great vehicle for our family and I've taken great care of it. Well, my transmission went out at 141,000 miles on Saturday, 10/06/12. I had the transmission cooler put on in the 2004 recall and the transmission has always been herky jerky at certain speeds, going from 2nd to 3rd gear especially. I talked ... Read More
I just discovered paint peeling off one of my sliding doors ... upon checking, some paint also has come off on the roof as well. I wonder if anyone has been successful in getting Honda to pay for fixing this problem. After reading posts on forums such as this, I gather this is a widespread problem but the 2 local dealerships I'd called responded like they had never heard of it ... Read More
As far as I know; this peeling problem is unique to the midnight blue Honda's. I may be wrong in my assumption? I would not buy a midnight Blue Honda (any make) in the future. I agree with you about putting pressure on Honda. As I write this; I'm getting peeling on my front quarter panel. In the past, they have painted the rear gate, roof, parts of the sliding door, ... Read More
I hope that enough people will complain to Honda because I too was a loyal Honda fan and WOULD like to continue getting Hondas in the future (having the best Honda/Acura mechanic helps ... not one at the dealers) ... but with this paint problem and how they are not acknowledging it at all really bothers me and worries me for future purchases. Maybe someone can start a website or blog ... Read More
This is definitely an issue that American Honda needs to fix! A few years back they did recall the paint problem but they said it was only for the roof area and I had it fixed. But now the blue paint is peeling all over the van, from the front, back side.. I think there are more issues to the 2004 midnight blue model besides the paint. The vent windows in ... Read More
I called Honda America just to report the problem. They'll tell you to go see a dealer. Then go ahead and take the Odyssey to a dealer and ask what they can do for you. Describe the problem as a paint to primer adherence issue. Also ask what Honda's regional manager's name is. My Honda dealer said they would paint the roof for $650 and the regional manager in my area ... Read More
Hi. We have a 2005 with the exact same problem. How do you get in touch with Honda other than through the dealer? Thanks
I'm in the same situation. I saw a few bubbles forming 2-3 months ago but did not care too much. Last Sunday, during my care wash big chuck of paint just "smoothly" came off from the body. Mine is also the famous "Midnight Blue 2004". I am wondering whether I still try to get the partial discount for repair from Honda.
Make an appt with your regional service manager and gather as much info as you can about your recall online. Find out the body shop that your local Honda dealer uses and talk with them directly (don't make it known to Honda what you want to do; just that you'd like the # of the paint shop) Take your car to the paint shop and talk with the paint shop and ... Read More
When I asked about an extended warranty for my 2006 Odyssey I was told "there is no warranty extension at this time". Perhaps the only way to get Honda to stand behind their product is a class action lawsuit. They will just roll over individuals but there is strength in numbers and publicity.
I'm having the same problem with Honda Canada. They don't want to cover it under any warranty. Worst paint job of any vehicle I have ever bought. This will be my last Honda, I'll never buy another one or recommend it to anyone.
I, too have complained to Honda America. They'd be happy to help me get a paint quote - higher than what i could get for myself! I asked for them to cover a fixed amount for re painting and they declined. I asked for coverage under the now expired recall and again they declined. It stinks! I offered to convert my peeling van to a rolling billboard announcing Honda's failure.
I have complained to American Honda and think we should all do the same. Although the district manager for our region seems to be arrogant and rude, Mr. Ng, we should all continue as Honda does not want our voice to be heard by the public. This was an error with their supplier and process and the primer adherence is the main issue. My van has been garaged and maintained and ... Read More
rudy386: Wonder if enough Honda owners voicing our dissatisfaction can make Honda fix this problem for good. Honda makes reliable cars, but I'd be reluctant to buy another if there will still be this paint problem to deal with. I tend to keep my cars for a long time, so I wouldn't like to have paint issues prematurely :(
From what I've been reading, paint is a real problem with Odysseys. My 2006 Odyssey white paint just began peeling on the roof between the sunroof and windshield. The primer looks fine, which implies there is an issue with the paint bonding to the primer. The dealer says there have been many such paint issues but Honda America will not acknowledge the issue. Honda America took my complaint but they refuse ... Read More
I would think this paint problem should still be covered in the 2011 warranty?? I had just missed my warranty (even though it was extended for the paint problem, but I didn't discover the problem till it was just passed and I wasn't notified by Honda of the extended warranty) ... I was lucky to have found a great service manager who took care of filing paperwork with Honda headquarters and ... Read More
Last week, I bought a 2009 touring model for $37,191 plus TTL in Central Florida. I went for the 2009 because I really wanted the black with tan interior and Florida has no 2008s left in that color combination. I followed the approach recommended on this site. I emailed 12 dealers, not including the one closest to me. I also took my 2004 Toyota Sienna to Carmax. The dealership who gave ... Read More
Since this forum was so helpful to me, let me return the favor. Just bought a 2012 Smoky Topaz Odyssey EX-L from McDavid Honda in Frisco, TX. MSRP was $35,685 Dealer Add-ons was another $1,696 (Tint, Cargo Mat, Wheel Locks, Door Guards, and maybe a few other things). So total to start was $37,381. Initially went in to dealer under the Costco Auto Buying program. Was told up front that the ... Read More
i did and all they said they could do is open and close the doors hoping it would replicate. of course it didn't so they gave it back. i took it back again and they took it to honda. honda did the same thing and it didn't replicate so they gave it back but while they were there they fixed 2 recalls, something with the battery sensor and gps and now ... Read More
after a few months of our new 2011 odyssey the sliding doors wouldn't open all the way. i would have to angle my kids to get them in their car seats. it didn't happen all that often so i didn't bother with it but then a month ago someone backed into our passenger sliding door and after fixing it wouldn't close correctly. it would almost latch closed but then beep like ... Read More
ODY model years 2004-2009 has a class action lawsuit for the tranny as well. This is an ongoing issue and not just the early model years. In addition, the ODY is not recommended by Consumer reports and Motor Trend tested the van and said the following, "February 2012 Motor Trend Long Test Article 2011 Odyssey Touring Elite, 6 months old, 14999 miles "...we'll have the technicians look at the transmission as ... Read More
First of all, no one makes better transmissions than GM; I consider them the standard, so I agree with your Buick example. I've been watching the posts here, as a 2006 Ody owner. My point is that nearly all the problems with Ody transmissions are with those thru 2004, until they redesigned the Ody in 2005 model year. So telling everyone to avoid ALL Odys is not a responsible message to ... Read More
My Odyssey's automatic transmission is malfunctioning. I am looking for advice. According to my mechanic, who does not service transmissions, the code is 730. He contacted a transmission repair shop in Portland, OR for me and I took the car in last week. It supposedly was fixed and ready to go on Friday afternoon. I picked it up just before closing. According to the shop, they replaced all the solenoids (which ... Read More
Most of us older Odyssey owners thought tht HOnda had their a/t isues worked out by 2007, but your sad story tells a different tale. The last Consumer Reports I looked at showed the 2007 as having tranny problems, but not the 99's up to 2004, the worst years! Strange indeed, but Honda always did seem to get a pass from CR for some reason. I think hundreds of thousands of ... Read More
It turns out the the van was slipping in/out of gear between 3 & 4. We had to have the transmission re-built for a cost of $2,000 from a local shop with much experience rebuilding and replacing Odyssey transmissions. He compared Honda van transmission problems to the Chrysler Van transmission problems that Used to Be common (based on what he sees at his shop). He's redone many Odyssey transmissions lately.
I recently had the check engine light come on and the D indicator flash on my 2004 Odyssey with 89k miles on it. The dealer pulled the dreaded P0720 code and is recommending a new tranny. I strongly expressed my disappointment as I've had the trans fluid flushed 3 times so far by the dealer to avoid this very situation. They offered to do me a favor by telling me to ... Read More
Hi, Here is a great website where I just purchased a hitch for my 2004 Odyssey. It is a very easy installation, no drilling or welding required. I purchased it for a bike rack as well. http://www.suspensionconnection.com/cgi-bin/suscon/112H.html?mv_pc=yahoo_odyssey- _hitches
I have a 2002 Odyssey which I bought new in Canada. The 1999-2004 was called LaGreat in Japan with V6 engines. The 2005-2012 built in Alabama are Japanese Dylson (I think this is the name[ see web site below]). The Odyssey minivans without sliding doors have and are still built in Japan with both 4 and 6 cyl engines. They are not the same style as the USA Odyssey (which really ... Read More
First of all when you go to a dealer they should be able to drive the vehicle and be able to diagnose what is going on. Why would they pull the transmision apart to find the problem when this is a known problem. When they drive it and know it is the transission. You do one of two things you have the transmission rebuilt or you put in a remanufactured one ... Read More
Van has 150,000 miles. It started 1.5 years ago at +/- 120,000 miles. I took it to the honda dealer at that time and was told to wait until it got worse (it has) as without a code, they would have to take the transmission apart to figure out the problem---big money to make a diagnosis according to the dealership.
HELP!! I've been without audio in my van for 3 months!! To make a long story short--kids stuck coins into CD slot, I hit a bump, coins bounced around the inside of the unit and something shorted out. Will no longer power up anything (CD/DVD/radio/cassette). Honda dealer says unit is un-fixable. My husband bought me a used Honda unit w/code from reliable source. We plugged in the harness and power cable ... Read More
Update on my 2006 Ody electrical problems 1) 4 trips to Honda dealership only to find nothing wrong w/ the car. $$$$ 2) 1 new battery (replacement) at Sams' club (free) 3) $3.99 new grounding connector for the negative wire on battery 4) $15 to install new battery connector 5) Being able to figure out the problem yourself without any Honda help- PRICELESS!!! FYI: the battery I'd gotten from Sams (Energizer) ... Read More
FWIW: I haven't had the problem since I last posted. The only thing I did was really maintenance on the battery. I think our battery wasn't getting it's full charge as it should have been. The water cells in the battery were half empty, so after filling them back up to correct levels, and driving a couple of days to the battery could catch up on charging, I haven't noticed the ... Read More
The door handle on the driver's side is about the fall off. I checked with the local Honda Dealer and the replacement handle with tax is going to cost $319.00, plus and hour to an hour and a half for labor. The bottom line this is going to cost in the neighborhood of $500.00. Is this for real? I couldn't find anywhere out there in "internet heaven" where others experienced the ... Read More
The saga continues. Today, while driving I had the short bursts of losing power to the radio (tachometer and speedometer drop to zero) that I had a couple of weeks ago. This time, however, all of the dash lights came on like I was starting the car, but this time the TCS, ABS, SRS, and check engine light stayed on. Once I stopped the car and turned it off, there was ... Read More
I have the exact same problem. Just had it tested yesterday, and they could find nothing wrong. My Honda dealership didn't even drive the van, which is frustrating, that's the only time I see the issue is when driving. If I find anything out, I'll post here.
Honda says it "could be" the ignition switch, but they won't replace it unless it tests bad. They continue to say NOTHING is wrong with the van.
I am also having similar problem with 2004 Honda Odyssey. It is becoming more frequent - twice it stopped on highway (the power came back quickly) and over the Thanksgiving Holidays it stopped completely on the local roads. I will get the Faulty Main Relay checked. Do you know how the dealer conducted a "No communication test"?
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I have a 2003 Honda Odyssey who had to have the transmission replaced at 70,000 miles, a new engine at 140,000, power steering pump, etc. It has been a "lemon" and will never, ever buy a Honda AGAIN!
I have a 2003 Honda Odyssey. Since buying the van new, I have had minor electrical glitches and Honda has never been able to find a problem. Since, those minor issues didn't stop the van from working, I didn't press it since I didn't have the time to leave my van at the dealership indefinitely. I just had to have the transmission replaced 2 months ago at 130,000 miles. A few ... Read More
Sassa' I passed your post on to my friend who is a kind of local guru on Honda a/t issues, here is his reply...hope this helps. The first question I would ask is "What's the warranty?". Somebody is on the ball if they want to replace the PCM as well. Tell him to find an ATRA member shop and he will get better service, all the latest and greatest updates, and ... Read More
Yes we had to replace the transmission on an 2002 Odyssey with under 101,000 miles for $4,600. This car has been serviced regularly since new at the Honda dealership, and I'm hoping that Honda will come forth to help. If it had gone even 150,000 miles I would have been pleased, but my concern now is what else would go as the car is not worth much more on a trade ... Read More
I towed nothing in this van and loaded it with nothing and the transmission lasted for 68K miles. I changed the fluid when I was supposed to. What a disgrace! Honda told me take a hike and wanted nothing to do with me or this van. Not to mention that the motor mounts were broke. Those should never fail. Try a google search on thius van and see what you find. ... Read More
sassafrass, You absolutely need to dump the car! The replacement transmission is no better than the original that came with car. Honda knew about this defect when they sold us the van. Mine had 68K when it went out. There was a class action lawsuit on this and Honda lost the judgement to the tune of $90 million. Look at the Toyota or other brand. Even the latest report from Consumer ... Read More
Well you say you were very satisfied with this Honda and you had 180,000 miles on it which I think is good... Why not buy another Honda van, maybe a little newer with less miles on it... Some of the complaints I read on here and other web sites are unrealistic. Cars do not last forever.... I love my 2004 Honda van which has 94,000 miles on it and if I ... Read More
I own a 2004 Honda Odyssey which I have been very satisfied with. It has approximately 180K miles. Prior to this I owned a '99 Windstar which I why I will never own another Ford. Enough said on that. I was driving with my young children in the back seat on the highway when I started hearing a noise that sounded like my engine was struggling to reach another gear. I ... Read More
I'm the original owner of a 2004 odyssey with 147k miles. Our family loves this car as it very functional for us and minimal problems up to now. Over this past summer, we embarked on a 10k mile road trip in the odyssey. Prior to the trip, i had the basic tune-up performed (oil change, inspection) and had all 4 tires replaced. Also 2 motor mounts were replaced. During this trip, ... Read More
Just had the Torque Converter and one engine mount replaced on my 2006 Odyssey. I took several years of persistence to get Honda to cover this repair under my Honda Extended Warranty. They would not do the repair until they could demonstrate the vibration that you discribe so after several prior failed attempts at getting the dealership to repeat the problem I drove down their and grabbed the service manager and ... Read More
Let me start with this, before i end up getting everyone on here jumping on my back.. I drive about 100-150K miles a year. I work in the IT field as a tech that needs a van to carry equipment around. I tend to buy minivans because they are easier to see out of then wagons, get better MPG then SUV's and are easier to park then cargo vans. With that ... Read More
My 2005 odyssey has exactly this issue since 30,000. Now at 82,000,the problem is more noticeable. This happens when car is still cold, cruise between 35 to 45 MPH on incline. Yes, RPM was low. I never had this problem after 30 minutes of driving. Also, if I turn off o/d, the problem disappears so I am certain,it has nothing to do with engine mounts. I drove stick shift before. When ... Read More
You are a life saver. . I have the same problem and I'm not throwing any codes either...going to check into that part and replace it soon....Big Thanks again.....
I bought my 2004 Odyssey as a Honda certified car with 19,000 miles on it in 2006. In hindsight, I have imagined that someone else heard about the transmission problems and traded theirs in. Anyway, their good luck was my bad luck. I first started noticing the slippage at about 125,000 miles in Spring 2010. We had the 4th gear pressure switch fixed at 130,000 miles (over $200)...but it didn't fix ... Read More
Larry Hopkins Honda in Sunnyvale authorized to repair peeling paint on my Midnight Blue 2004 Odyssey, but they didn't paint everything (as the dealership thought the body shop would) ... they might have done the entire roof and the entire hood, but they only did the top rim of the sliding doors. After I picked up the car, I noticed a couple more spots of peeled paint on the back side ... Read More
I have a 2004 honda odyssey with 111,111 miles and we currently live overseas in England. My check engine and TCS light came on five days ago and since then it has been down hill. It has trouble getting into reverse and now it is scipping really bad in 2nd and 3rd gear. I took it to the UK honda and since it is US spec and has to ship the ... Read More
I have an 04 as well and recently started having problems locking the doors and engaging the alarm. We you able to fix yours? Thanks.
The Honda story continues. Honda Motor said Friday it will recall more than two million vehicles in the United States and China to update the software that controls their automatic transmission. Honda said in a press release on its US site that the vehicles in the voluntary recall will include Accord, CR-V and Element models. No injuries or deaths have been reported, the statement said. Honda China said in a statement ... Read More
http://accuratecars.com/blog/2008/11/26/excessive-engine-vibration-with-eco-on-t- he-honda-odyssey-ex-l-and-honda-odyssey-touring/ Excessive Engine Vibration with ECO on the Honda Odyssey EX-L and Honda Odyssey Touring When American Honda introduced the current body style of the Honda Odyssey in 2005, the van had some new refinements. For the first time, many of the Honda vans included a factory sunroof, back-up cameras, and sensors in the front and rear bumpers, that notified the driver if the van was too close to a ... Read More
The paint on my passenger sliding door has slowly been peeling over the last 4 or five months. In addition, peeling on the bottom half of the tailgate has been going on for over 6 months. Attempts to have this situation remedied with both Honda Hqtrs and the local dealership have been fruitless. They won't even admit there's a problem. I'll be writing a letter to the Honda VP of Quality ... Read More
As a former owner of a Honda Ody, I would stay as far away from this vehicle as possible. It is a ticking time bomb and there is no doubt the transmission will fail. The dealer won't even tell you if the transmission is bad. He wants to move it from the lot. Even if the transmission has been replaced, it has been replaced with a already defective transmission by Honda. ... Read More
It would also be good if you are buying from a Honda dealer. See the following from my Waterloo dealer site- Honda Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles You know every Honda is green, safe and fun. And a certified used Honda is no exception. You get all the benefits of a new Honda, including peace of mind and the confidence that comes with a factory warranty. Thatís because every Certified Used Honda must ... Read More
i believe from the consumer reports data, the '04's had less issues than the '99-'03 models. But I would still have the transmission thoroughly checked before you buy it. My dealer told me they could do a pressure test for about $270. You can get a car fax report as well.
We are looking at a 2004 Honda Odyssey with 93,000 miles on it. Drove it and it shifts great, sounds great. Is the 2004 a better bet than the other years for the transmission, and if I decide to buy it should I call somewhere first and see what, if anything, has been done with this vehicle so far? Will they give me that information?
May I ask where you are? I have a 2004 Odyssey (Midnight Blue) and have not found a dealer who is helpful ... they have acted like they had never heard of the paint problem I am describing to them! Does Honda have any official note on their website about this problem and ways by which they are fixing this for car owners? I am so glad and encouraged that you ... Read More
Just got my 2002 Honda Odyssey Transmission replaced three months ago and cost $5K at Honda's Dealership. A van only had 110,000 miles. Where's Honda Quality and Reliability???? Honda's should recall their auto transmission??? I will NEVER buy another Honda Cars or SUV. I should have bought Toyota Sienna.. I have 2004 Toyota Corolla with 187,000 miles and never had any Engine or Transmission problems... Go Toyota and bye Honda !!!!!!!!!!!!! ... Read More
I was offered 2007 Honda Odyssey EX-L (new) for $26,000 from a dealer. I am planning to trade in my 2004 nissan murano. In Kbb.com, Trade in value for murano comes around $15,000. My question, is this a good deal? for 2007 odyssey? How low I can bargin? They have just few cars left, so they want to sell all old cars. Any nformation will help. Thanks
I also have a 2004 Honda Odyssey and have the same problems going on. The TCS light and transmission light came on and well now-it needs a new transmission. I took it to a mechanic whom told me to raise sand with Honda because there is a warranty that covers the transmission problems. So as a single mother myself whom purchased this vehicle 2 years ago thinking it was gonna a ... Read More
2004 Honda with transmission problems-I don't even know where to began-only owned this vehicle for 2 years and started having problems last year and now-need a new transmission!!! "Recall doesn't apply to my particular 2004 Odyssey" WTF??? Why is my 2004 Odyssey different from any other 2004 Odyssey???? Wow-you can't trust anyone these days~but I can tell you I will NEVER EVER purchase another Honda and will steady put the word ... Read More
I own a 2004 Honda Odyssey-heard such "great" things about Honda's outlasting all other cars~yea sure if you got money laying around to replace a durn transmission!! My Odyssey only has 108,000 miles on it and the troubles began in 2010 after only owning the car for 1 year!!! There are warranty's and recalls listed for the 2004 Odyssey all over the internet even in the New York times this year ... Read More
I was offered 2007 Honda Odyssey EX-L (new) for $26,000 from a dealer in Northern Jersey. I am planning to trade in my 2004 nissan murano(gr8 condition w/ 38500 miles). In Kbb.com, Trade in value for murano comes around $15,000. My question, is this a good deal? for 2007 odyssey? How low I can bargin? They have just few cars left, so they want to sell all old cars. Any information ... Read More
My Odyssey would stop running while driving-highway, local roads, any speed, any weather, any common road/weather/distance. It did this several times. I tool it to two dealers several times- they ran diagnostics but found nothing because the "Check Engine" light did not come on which means that no ERROR CODE was stored in the computer. Final solution- After dealer had it and drove it everyday, the problem was discovered- no communication ... Read More
I'm sorry my friend, Hayden's website shows they do not have a cooler for the 2007 Odyssey. They do have them for the 2007 Accord, Pilot, and Ridgeline. And they do have them for 1999-2004 Odyssey.
This Hayden Cooler, according to the Amazon website, is only compatible with Honda Odyssey 1999-2004?
Correction! The 2007+ Honda Odysseys got the newer 5 speed transmission that went into the Acura MDX 2003+, Acura TL 2004+, Pilot 2006+. The old 4 speed and old 5 speed had the engineering flaws. The newer 5 speed is showing excellent reliability. However, Honda programmed the torque converter incorrectly for better gas mileage for the 2007 which was causing premature wear of the torque converter. If you got recalled/reprogrammed early ... Read More
I have had one tranny go. If I ever have another one the cost to do it would be out-of-reach knowing that a third replacement could be just-around-the-corner. (Oh, rhe best year was 2004). Looking at readers results in ConsumersReports for 2011 the only choices are the following (these have had no tranny or engine problems 2005-2011). Acura - All, Ford Fusion v6 FWD, Honda CR-V, Honda Civic (no Hybrd), Honda ... Read More
We have an '02 that we purchased new and recently turned 137k miles. While you may hear negative comments, we had a terrific ownership experience. Early models with the 5 spd tranny had an oil starvation problem, and ours was replaced with a unit with the internally modified 2nd gear oil jet at around 35k miles. The only other failure in 9 years was a transmission neutral safety switch (that manifested ... Read More
February 29, 2011: I own a 2004 Honda Odyssey with 136,961 miles. I loved loved loved my Honda, until now. TCS & Check engine lights came on. Took to my local repair shop and they got the codes P0700AT & P0740TC. They advised I take to the dealer because it was a transmission issue which they don't. Dealer said could find nothing wrong with transmission but battery was weak and timimg ... Read More
Well, this is part of the reason we lease... we never have to worry about it. Both our 2004 and 2008 Odysseys worked just fine with no transmission problems. We seemed to have the "Honda crunch" when shifting into drive but my Acura does the same thing. Our 2011 Touring doesn't do this, but it's also three days old.
How did you get on? I have just bought an Odyssey as well (2004) and am keen to fix the same problem. Can the NAV system be converted to NZ or am I going to enjoy looking at Japan for the mean time? Cheers Igor
My daughter has a 2006 Honda Odessey. It all of sudden started rough and idling at 3000 rpm. We took it in and they work on it for weeks trying to find the problem. First they changed the oil pump as it was showing an 80 psi. The 2nd go round they changed the ECM thinking that may be the problem. Nope, still run rough and idled high. Then they found ... Read More
Hi All First off I need to THANK all the forum member and Carman.I have been "browsing" these forums whenever I get an itch to buy or lease a car. I bought a 2008 Odyssey EX-L W RES : Selling Price: $29194 (with 0.9% 36 months AHFC Loan) -Trade-in:$14000 (2004 Honda CR-V EX ~53000 miles) Balance to be paid: $15184 Tax:$934.98 Doc Fee:$299 Reg: $100 The Selling price was negotiated through ... Read More
We picked up a new Silver/Gray 2011 Odyssey from Honda Carland the last week of December 2010. Chris Bennett was our salesperson. I received 5 quotes via the internet, 2 via Samís Club, 1 via Amex. Chris offered the best price from the beginning. We added the roof rack and body side molding. The dealer installed accessories included the mud guards, and tray, but when I balked at this fee he ... Read More
as a former 2004 sienna owner, I am also need a van due to a recent accident. Anyway, almost all buyers here has been comparing sienna and odyssey and I think it really denpends on what you want. We all agreed (I assumed) Honda has better stuffs inside but the look? either you like it or you don't. Sienna, look is ok, but can it be too common? Inside? CHEAP looking ... Read More
I'll pre-empt this by saying that for me the 8 seats were a priority, and today's Odyssey offers a bigger/better 8th seat (middle row, center), so that would likely be my choice. However... That write-up is severely flawed. First, if they drove an Ody priced like their Sienna, it would have come with a lesser 5 speed transmission, hurting both acceleration and fuel economy. Then they missed many, many things the ... Read More
From the buyer's side, my local Honda dealer tells me that every time I give them a chance to match an offer. They say the offer I got is not real, the price will be different when I go to buy at the other dealer. It NEVER happened to me. So buyer be cautious, but in my experience I've had 100% success with the high volume low price dealers (5 new ... Read More
Our 2004 Odyssey did the same shuddering, sounding like we were going over RR tracks. I dismissed it at first, but after dismissing it for almost two years, I took it in to a Honda dealership. All they told me was that I needed to replace the transmission, and they would do it for $4,800! I took it to a transmission specialist, who put in a rebuilt tranny for $3,200, and ... Read More
Hi I have a 01 EX Odyssey with 74K miles on it. Honda Dealer performed a trans oil drain/fill 5 days ago. I noticed since then when engine is cold trans gets stuck from changing 1st to 2nd gear, after a while changes with big slip. This happens only when the engine is cold and I have to take it easy on accelerator until it changes to 2nd. This is 2nd ... Read More
Well here is the follow up report of sorts. I turned my Odyssey on and drove around. Now the 'drive' light doesn't blink and seems to drive okay... I think. I called a Honda dealer/service and Honda America. They asked my VIN# and told me my transmission has been ALREADY SERVICED FOR A RECALL IN 2004 so they cannot help me!!!! Well I followed up and called the Honda dealer in ... Read More
I love my three girls so much and I bought a 2004 Honda Odssey with only 34,000 mileage and exactly one year later ( mileage now 44,000 ) and i took it Honda dealer the day I noticed " check engine" sign and the bad news i received was the transmission is Bad. The code was po 720 and PO 730 D. I was shocked and I could not understand that ... Read More
minivan4kids, I still think that's high especially if it's private party and too close to new. Believe it or not dealers would rather you finance a new vehicle than pay cash as they get money for booking a loan and nothing for cash. What you might want to do, if your credit scores are not bad, is buy new, put say $15K or so down, get a 60 month loan interest ... Read More
We've gone to a lot of dog shows in our 2002 Honda Odyssey. The 2004 Odyssey could serve you well, especially if you could get them down ~1500.00 or so. Run a CarFax on anything you buy. A lot of our show friends have the Sienna. Others have the Odyssey. Good luck on your search.