2002 Honda Odyssey Consumer Review: Poor Transmissions....

2002 Honda Odyssey - Consumer Review

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EX Passenger Minivan (3.5L V6 5-speed Automatic)

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Poor Transmissions....
By snosrfr on


2002 Honda Odyssey EX 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Bought new Feb 2002 - Took to dealer twice in Oct 2005 for transmission slipping at 35-40 mph. Dealer couldn't find problem. After evacuating from WILMA, transmission fails 6 hrs from home in Nov 05. Local dealer replaces under extended warranty (54,000 miles). Similar problems come back in Jan 07. Dealer finds nothing first two tries. - In Dec 07 dealer reports transmission is bad and needs to be replaced. Covered under extended warranty. (89,500 miles). Feb 08 extended warranty expires - Apr 08 problems resurface. May 08 dealer reports transmission bad and needs to be replaced. Covered under Honda parts warranty (1 yr). Google for more info on 02 Odyssey transmissions.

Best Features

Console layout is great. Ease of use, user friendly. Driver & passenger seats are comfy. Drives performs like a car. Great visibility since your sitting higher than a car. Leather seats a must! Easy to clean up after 3 kids! Folding 3rd row seats. Lots of room behind 3rd row.

Worst Features

Honda needs to fix the transmissions and provide reliable rebuilt ones when the original fails. Improve comfort of third row seats. Reminds me of a school bus seat, not comfortable, especially on long rides. Replace the horn with something louder and deeper.
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