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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Honda Odyssey windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1998 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 172003

Odyssey 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles


Visor on driver side broke while driver was attempting to put it down to block the sun. When it broke, it dangled in front of the driver and blocked the driver's vision of the road. Fortunately, the driver was able to grab the visor and hold it out of the way and regain sight of the road before causing an accident. The supporting metal arm separated at the point where the wire for the mirror light exits the arm. It would appear that there was a defect in the design and the casting.

- Madison, CT, USA

problem #1

Jul 252000


  • miles
The sun visor snapped off while being adjusted. It broke due to metal fatigue at the place where the power cord for the vanity mirror light exited the support shaft. The stress concentration caused by this exit hole guarantees that this part will fail. This could easily cause fatal accidents if it happened at high speed.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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