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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
532 miles

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2001 Honda Odyssey AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2001 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #2

May 252001

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,064 miles


The vehicle experienced the following: Out of alignment, loud bang/ticking, shaking, engine hesitation, inoperative A/C, a contaminated filter with metal shavings, A/C drain tube was rubbing and draining on the steering rack boot, coolant reservoir was empty and the right front seal on the body was damaged due to it being improperly placed, A/C knob was broken, the A/C airflow automatically changed, when the A/C blower motor speed decreased, various dash lights would dim, the hood latch was defective, static shock problem, there was a coolant smell, due to the reservoir fluid level, the sliding door was inoperative, the transmission was defective, the crankshaft pulley and the steering wheel vibrated, the right door seal had come apart, the splash shield clip was missing, the idle speed fluctuated from 750 to 2000 RPM with the vehicle in park/neutral, and immediately after, the mil light had come on. The repairs are as followed: Wheels aligned, A/C condenser and compressor evaporation dryer, intake manifold, reinstalled rear evaporator/heater unit, installed a drain tube in the retainer bracket, hood latch was replaced, PCM replaced to solve the transmission problem, removed the broken bolt from the block, the crankshaft pulley vibration is still unresolved, and the slash shield clip has been replaced. Scc

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #1

May 252001


  • miles
1. wheel alignment-vehicle drifts to right requiring driver to over steer to the left to keep vehicle within its lane. Wheel alignment performed;proble corrected. 2. A/C system-vehicle had approx 4500 miles onit when traveling approx 50mph a loud bang was heard from front end, vehicle simultaneously hesitated and shook. A/C system then failed to cool properly. Three repair attempts wer made and A/C still failed to cool properly. Notified mfg. For final repair attemp. Complete A/C system was replaced. Upon completion of repair, vehicle was released with A/C drain tube rubbing & draining on steering rack boot, coolant reservoir left empty, coolant system leaking and right front door body seal damaged. 3. pulley system-vehicle was returned to dealerships 5 times for abnormal noises & vibrations from crankshaft pulley system. Tensioner pulley replaced twice, crankshaft pulley & alternator belt replaced X 1. notified mfg. For final repair attempt. Condition confirmed. Our vehicle was compared to like vehicles, year 2000 & 2002. Mfg stated "our vehicle is operating as designed." Vehicle released with condition unrepaired & transmission inoperable in D3, 2nd & 1st drive gears. Please help! our vehicle is not even 1 year old yet. It only has 13,500 miles on it. 4. right/left front doors-vehicle had excessive internal wind noise @ highway speeds until both front door weather-strips were replaced. 5. hood latch-could not open hood on vehicle to replace windshield washer fluid after replacement of A/C compressor & condenser. Had to return vehicle to dealership to have hoodlatch replaced. 6. coolant system-fluid was dissipating from coolant system reservoir. Four times a Honda representitive hs stated"it's normal for all Odyssey's to do this." Four repair attemps were made before coolant leak was identified & radiator hose was replaced. When vehicle was returned, clips were missing from bottom splash shield. This left splash shield loose, vibrating & at risk

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

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