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Problems, problems, problems.
By edmund21 on
Vehicle2007 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
ReviewI bought this van used. My mechanic, a 30 year veteran, did pre-purchace inspections on six Odysseys before we found a well maintained one with 60K. I was happy with the van for the first few months, and then....problem after problem: a blown power steering line, overheating caused by a faulty Honda fuse, a bad power steering pump, and a leaking power steering rack (at 64K?!). I called Honda USA about the leaking power steering rack and asked them for what is known in the business as "Goodwill". They were arrogant, refused, and could care less about repeat customers.
Updated 4/11/16: Power steering rack, power steering pump, power steering line, electrical problem/overheating, CV joints, plus basic maintenance puts this vehicle with the most unreliable I've ever owned.
There is also, what my master mechanic describes as: a low level whining noise on the up side of a gear in the final drive section of the transmission. This might be from incorrect tolerances in the build and could stay like that forever and not get worse, or, it could get louder until the transmission will have to be replaced. It's been there for years and has stayed the same.
Problems you would never expect from a well maintained Japanese car.
Sound-proofing ineffective and road noise loud.
Handles great with T rated tires. Unique tire size limits your choice of replacement tires.
Buy one at your own risk. You might get a good one, or you might not.
- Rear seats
- Cargo storage
- Climate control
- Noise and vibration
- Repair frequency
- Maintenance cost
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