I have two Honda Odysseys a 2011 elite and a 2005 touring. Honda dealerships will not stand behind either one. The 2005 has problems with needing a motor mount due to virbration from variable cylindar management system. Had tires for life if I had maintenance done at the dealer. Went through 4 sets of michelins. None got over 30,000 miles. Honda made dealers by a 30,000 tire changing machine and my tires (free for life started costing me 340 dollars for each new set.
Bought a service contract from Honda dealer and after two years had to replace two windshields. The policy did not cover OEM parts. Now I own a Hybrid part Honda and part Aftermarket crap. Having strut problems; not covered.
Honda use to make a good automobile. Too many problems lately and neither will Honda or the Dealer stand behind their product. Example, the US congress and Honda are at logerheads over Honda overall failure to stand behind the Takata air bags. I am going with Hundai in the future.
Man UP If you can't manufacture a product you can stand behind keep it on your side of the pond. My Opinion
Bought this new. Had a noise coming from the front strut at 10K miles. Took it to the dealership and the performed service bulletin 11-038, that fixed the problem for another 10K until the noise came back. Took it back to the dealership and they fix it again. Another 15K or so and the noise came back. Took it back to the dealership, now they found they have to change the struts. Car out of warranty, Honda made me paid for the repair, although it had been documented that this was a problem and they even had a service bulletin out. Do some research and see how many service bulletins there are. I guess 2011 wasn't a good year for Odysseys, and Honda won't stand by their products.
I have had my Odyssey since August 2011 and it has 35k on it.
I used to love it and now I want to melt it down to form a casket.
I averaged 33 miles all the time until a few months ago.
I now average 11, yes you read correctly a third of what I used to get.
Two dealerships cannot explain this, they did replace the struts.
I have never had a car that needed this work before this soon.
The other issue is the gremlins...the Bluetooth switching from phone to van to phone to van, etc while on call or not.
The last irritating issue is the computer reset, the car resets itself as if you just refueled it but you haven't.
Can't think of any
Heated and cooled seats, consistent gas mileage- more color options
Purchased new and had banging transmission problem and stranded around 20K miles.
After 2 weeks of Honda being unable to determine underlying cause of problem, the transmission was replaced with a rebuilt.
I found it concerning that they had rebuilt transmissions already for this new model of transmission when it needed replaced.
Second transmission made it twice as long and started having rough shifting problems.
Replaced again at 60K miles just before end of warranty.
Lucky due to timing, but unlucky with transmissions on this vehicle.
Don't get a touring with the 6 speed because they don't know why this keeps happening.
Otherwise, enjoy the vehicle.
Now over 181,000 miles on the car, I think I'm qualified to call the Odyssey a piece of Junk!
The ticking sound a lot of people hear when turning the car; those are no doubt, defective CV shaft and joints.
You just won't find out until you put more miles on the car.
I took the car in at 5,000 miles because of the ticking; the dealer "lubricated" the front strut mounts?
Between 12,000 and 93,000 miles, I had six (6) front brake jobs, including 3 rotor replacements.
Turns out that quite possibly, the Dealer mechanics were not re-installing the rotors to proper specs, and they would warp in no time!
Ever since taking it to my independent shop; Zero problems (brakes).
Many other Defects!
Fairly Quiet and very, smooth ride.
Front seats very Uncomfortable for any distance driving. No room to move legs, like being wrapped in a freakin' cocoon.