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Problems and how to deal with them
By harrys1 on 04/09/14 14:49 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Review

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.
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Manual Sliding Door Fell off my van
By tnie on 08/08/11 02:54 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Review

We purchased our Odyssey brand new and currently have a little over 100,000 km on it. The only concern we have had is problems with the sliding doors. The most common problem is sticky doors. This spring my 6 year old daughter was opening the driver side sliding door and it came off the track and nearly landed on her. The only part holding the door on was the arm at the bottom of the door. The dealership said it was the plastic roller that broke and blamed me for not having it lubricated properly. They did cover the cost of repairs after numerous calls to customer relations. It has been a couple of months since this happened and now the same door will not latch properly.
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Love my Odyssey
By davidh4784 on 02/14/11 09:57 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Review

We bought our 2005 EX in the middle of 2005. We have had almost NO issues what so ever with the van. The only issue that we have had is the Factory tires. They are WORTHLESS. Three had to be replaced at only 8,000 miles and all four had to be replaced at 18,000 miles due to them wearing issues. They where taken care of by the Honda warranty and then lasted until 50,000 miles when i replaced them with Goodyear triple treads. No other issues with the van at all and we love it and will buy another one when this one at some point after this one dies.
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Poor Air Conditioning
By RS on 10/06/09 09:44 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Only 4 and a half years old. A/C stopped working. Clutch and coil needs to be replaced.
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Very Disappointed
By Disappointed on 09/24/09 05:44 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Review

We were so excited to buy this van, and were really looking forward to many years of service from the vehicle. Now, here's the reality we've dealt with the last 4 years: 3 power steering pumps Passenger side window assembly Drive shaft Front rotors and finally, rear engine mounts. What happened to Honda quality? Of course, Honda was no help on any of this. Should have gotten the extended warranty.
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Excellent Van
By jmcycle on 08/30/09 11:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Bought the EX-L new. Bad: Paint job-scratches easily. Wind noise-Honda replaced seals as a recall, but still noisy. Steering pump-Honda also fixed steering pump under warranty. Good: The van is extremely comfortable. Drives excellent-like a car. Good power, handling,and brakes. Excellent in snow. Tons of room in back even with seats up. Fuel Economy=18city/27highway-great for a heavy and tall van w/244hp. Replaced tires at about 36,000 miles; not sure why other reviews say Michelins required b/c my replacements are GoodYear @ $120/tire. Few minor problems were unexpected for a Honda. Still much better quality and ride than my two Caravans. Would definitely choose the Odyssey again.
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Love this van!
By TMCMT on 08/24/09 10:18 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Review

We bought this car for our 2 kids & 2 large dogs. It has fit everyone and everything (e.g. drywall, twin mattresses.) We've kept it maintained with oil changes, brakes, 1 new battery, and tires every 60K miles. The only issue was a fuel pump replacement, but was under warranty. We drive 22K mpy and have 120K miles and I plan to keep it for another 100K. Our previous car was a Ford Exploder. DO NOT PLACE GOODYEAR TIRES on this car. Stay with the regular Michelin for a smoother more fuel efficient ride. Added rear view circle mirrors for viewing blind spots. Minor paint chipping, molding deteriorating and plastic covers/hooks breaking but expected with age, wear and tear. I'd buy another Honda.
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INFURIATING!
By olywamat on 08/22/09 22:00 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Just took a 3500 mile trip in my parents' Odyssey and couldn't believe how many flaws a so-called world-class auto builder like Honda allowed this vehicle to leave the design room with. Let's see: automatic doors stick in the open position, front struts totally shot at 70,000 miles, keyless remote buttons so sensitive that bending over with the remote in your pocket activates the automatic doors, no thermometer, no compass (WHAT?!!!), knuckles hit the dome light button when you shift into drive, impossible to downshift on descending grades, incredibly uncomfortable driving position (6- footer here). It's a good thing Honda's customers are so loyal. If they drove the competition, they'd leave.
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Think Twice
By Lucky on 07/22/09 20:43 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Van has 51000 mi. Brake Pads went out at 28000mi. Have replaced DVD player twice. Headphones have problems. Air went out at 50000 mi not covered under extended warranty. Power steering pump making noise at 38000 mi. First set tires lasted 28000mi, second set much better. Battery died at 3 years. Windshield whistles. Dealer is always trying to push unnecessary (and costly) service items. Gas mileage is ~24 mpg highway.
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Best Vehicle We Have Ever Owned
By Richard on 07/21/09 09:17 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Honda Odyssey Minivan EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Review

This vehicle surpasses all of our expectations when you consider average mileage of 23.10 MPG, no maintenance issues and a comfortable ride. We are sold on Honda if this vehicle is representative of their other models. We do normal suburban driving and occasional trips not exceeding 1000 miles round trip.
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