2011 Honda Odyssey Long Term Road Test


2011 Honda Odyssey: Sliding Door vs. Fuel Pump

February 10, 2012

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There I stood at the gas station, daydreaming in the general direction of our 2011 Honda Odyssey. This is what I was seeing. From nowhere an idea snuck into my head. Hey, what would happen if I opened the sliding door right now?

I took precautions to control this experiment as much as possible. Primarily, I returned the nozzle back to the pump. This would at least limit the property damage. Then I yanked the sliding door handle.

Nothing happened. I confirmed it was unlocked and tried again. Nothing. I used the remote and pressed the button inside the cabin, both with the same result. I closed the fuel door and all methods to open the sliding door worked as designed. Open the fuel door again. No slider.

Just when I thought I'd outsmarted Honda, somebody beat me to it. Well, it's nice to know the car has this feature.

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 20,640 miles

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2011 Honda Odyssey in VA is:

$107 per month*
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