Full Power, Baby - 2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Long-Term Road Test
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2011 Honda Odyssey Long Term Road Test

2011 Honda Odyssey Touring: Full Power, Baby

August 23, 2011

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As I was walking up to the Honda Odyssey last night, I remembered that it has power-opening doors. Always a good thing in my book. Not necessarily because I'm inherently lazy, but because pretty much power anything is fun.

Anyway, as I was unlocking the Odyssey I asked aloud to no one (because it was 10 p.m. and the parking garage was empty): "I wonder if I can open the two sliding doors and the hatch with the key fob all at the same time? That would be cool."

Turns out you can't, at least not with the fob. In fact, if you press all three fob buttons at the same time, none of the doors will open.

What you can do is have them open sequentially. Press the hatch button, then as soon as it starts opening press one of the door buttons, followed by the other door. If you're quick enough, all three doors will be opening or closing at the same time for a brief second or two.

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But, I was able to achieve my goal of having all three doors open simultaneously via the dash switches. These fellas don't mind if all three buttons are pressed together, whether opening or closing, with car on or with car off. That's cool. Still kinda wish I could do it with the key fob, though.

Mike Monticello, Power Door Opening Editor @ 11,488 miles.


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