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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
140,500 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 engine problems

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1998 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #2

May 272007

Odyssey 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 164,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Honda Odyssey. Approximately an hour after parking the vehicle he noticed flames and smoke coming from under the hood. The fire department was notified but was unable to determine the cause of the fire. The dealer has not inspected the vehicle to determine the cause of the fire. The current and failure mileages were 164,000. Updated 02-01-08. The consumer stated the representative made a comment that the fire may have had something to do with the battery cables. Updated

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #1

Jun 072004

Odyssey 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 117,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the vehicle's obd diagnostics system remained activated which is an emission related failure. The check engine light illuminated and would not dim. The failure occurred approximately three years ago when the vehicle was under 150,000 miles. The contact did not receive a recall notice. The current mileage is 153,000 and failure mileage was 117,000.

- Merritt Island, FL, USA

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