2002 Honda Odyssey Consumer Review: Excellent except transmisison

2002 Honda Odyssey - Consumer Review

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

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Excellent except transmisison
By Dave on


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


We bought this van early in 07 with between 70 and 80,000 miles. It was really clean and nice. It drives and handles nice. However just a couple weeks ago while driving on the highway the transmission started acting up. We took it in to get checked out and now we have to rebuild the transmission and hand over another 3 thousand dollars. I was very disappointed -definitely not what I expected from a Honda and for the year, mileage and price we paid for it, this should not be happening. Only other complaint is the sliding doors. They are slow and can't be stopped midway. If the electric is off for some reason or the doors are stuck they are very, very hard to operate.

Best Features

Fold down rear seat.

Worst Features

Transmission -obviously and sliding doors. Adding a 3rd middle row seat would be nice. Fuel economy is not very good.
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