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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,724 miles

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2001 Honda Odyssey suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 172015

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


Van was parked after a long trip (~700 miles) and no trouble noted at that point. Next time the van was driven there was a rubbing sound with frequency at tire speed and a rattling sound. Checked wheel well and found piece of broken front spring in the passenger wheel well, still tangled with the strut assembly, which we removed so we could drive home. Fortunately no tire damage was noted, but the spring looks like it could pop out of the containing collar. Looked like a fatigue fracture, suspect it occurred during the two weeks the vehicle was parked in an unheated building. About 3/4 turn of the coil was broken off. Afraid the other spring could go at any time! this could be bad at highway speed if the tire was punctured.

- Harpers Ferry, IA, USA

problem #5

Mar 152014


  • 82,540 miles
The tcs. & check engine lights turned on, gear would jam in, after a stop the car would not accelerate at all, would frequent jumps when the gear changed, cannot accelerate, after regular maintainence with oil changes N transmission fluid change, the issue unresolved. Diagnosed by 3. auto experts as transmission issue that is associated with 1999- 2001 Odyssey models. Only 82540 miles. I am 2 nd owner. I am retired and need redressal of this issue as I can't afford serious repair costs.

- Richardson, TX, USA

problem #4

Feb 122013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 126,600 miles
Pulled out of my driveway and heard a noise coming from the passenger front. Heard it again when I came to a stop sign at end of block. Exited vehicle and could not see anything visible wrong with tire. Proceeded 1/2 mile down next street and came to a stop at light, upon which I heard another noise followed by a metal clank. I again exited my vehicle and found 3/4 of full coil near my tire. My car was towed to a repair facility upon which it was confirmed that the front passenger coil had cracked and dislodged from the vehicle. Told I need to replace both front struts/coils and recommended to replace rear shocks as well. Honda corporate does not acknowledge this as being a chronic issue with this vehicle, however I do see reports on line of other owners with similar issues.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #3

Dec 012010


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


2001 Honda Odyssey. Consumer states problem with transmission the consumer stated according to the Honda owner link website there is an automatic transmission recall for the Odyssey minivans. When the consumer took the vehicle to the dealer and mentioned the recall, they didn't respond. They just diagnosed the problems as a slipping transmission, a new ECU was needed, the front and rear mounts were broken and the right front and left rear struts needed to be replaced. The consumer took the vehicle to an independent shop and they concluded the transmission was indeed failing. The recommendation was replacement or a complete overhaul.

- Derby, CT, USA

problem #2

Jan 072008

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,138 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that he heard loud noises coming from the vehicle and the suspension was erratic caused by a broken front coil. As of January 7, 2008, the dealer had not inspected the vehicle. The current and failure mileages were 86,138. Updated 03-05-08 the consumer stated needed to replace the spring and the thrust bearing above it. Updated 03/05/08

- Worthingtion, PA, USA

problem #1

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

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