by harrys1 on Apr 9, 2014 Vehicle: 2005 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
1. A/C compressor.
Often is stator that pulls clutch in to engage the compressor, but dealer will replace compressor anyway--more money to dealer and less chance of car return. Stator costs $75 and takes 2-3 hr. to replace=$400 repair, not $1300 for compressor.
2. Power steering noise requires new reservoir NOT pump.
There is TSB on this.
Total parts and fluid around $45.
Takes 20 minutes.
3.Transmission not shifting well.
Honda changed fluid spec to DW1 from Z1. Put new fluid in before replacing transmission--requires 3 fill and drain cycles of 3.5 qt
4. Power doors.
You need to lubricate channels at least yearly.
My doors have no problems after 9 yr. and 130,000 miles and 3 kids.
by mn_nick on Feb 6, 2014 Vehicle: 2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
We were the typical young family... will never own a mini-van mindset. Guess what, there is a reason why there are so many out there. They are great vehicles for families with kids. They haul people and stuff, lots of great features for ease of life - remote doors (that can't ding the car next to you) remote rear hatch, etc. We drove lots of vans... the Honda Odyssey was BY FAR the best ride and drive, so we bought one. Learned about PAX tires, de-PAXed it, then was totaled in an accident. Bought another (used) already de-PAXed (BTW, don't have to use Acura wheels to do this). Then the problems. AC - replaced. Torque converter - live with it. Now, front camshaft loose - $2,000+
by martinbird on Aug 1, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
We bought this Odyssey 2.5 years ago with 220k miles and in pristine condition.
We have had no major problems and LOVE this van.
Our children are young (6,4,3,& 18 months) so the power doors are much appreciated.
The only thing we didn't like about the van was the PAX system and cost to replace the tires.
We solved that problem by "depaxing" our Odyssey 6 months ago and put 18" oem rims from a 2010 Acura Mdx (found on craigslist for $400) and Hankook h725's and LOVE THE NEW RIDE!