Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,333 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Honda Odyssey body / paint problems

body / paint problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1998 Honda Odyssey:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

1998 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 262014


  • 169,000 miles


Was in my daughters driveway in nesconset NY, I turned the key put in drive, the car revved, took off at full speed finally hitting a tree. Multiple injuries, taken to stony brook medical center. Nine weeks hospital and rehab.

- Woodbury, CT, USA

problem #2

Mar 292001

(reported on)


  • miles
The sunvisor broke off at the point where the electric cord comes out of the bracket.then hangs by the cord blocking my vision.had to stop and tie it up with shoe laces, until I got home the next day and removed it myself. II did not get rough with this it would have broke for I have no visor if I need one and it is not good to have things hanging in front of your eyes at 65 mph thank you.

- Union City, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 292000


  • miles
Visor contains spring which jammed and caused visor to jam; when daughter (on learner's permit) tried to move it the metal broke and visor came down in her face. Luckily she was going fairly slow and is left-handed so she jerked the car to the right (because her left hand was trying to get the visor out of the way) - the car rolled up on the curb blowing both passenger side tires, but did no other damage. However, if this had occurred five minutes earlier when we were on the interstate, things could have been much worse.

- Glendale Heights, IL, USA

Not what you are looking for?