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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
15 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,268 miles

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2001 Honda Odyssey transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments (Page 10 of 10)

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problem #11

Oct 212002

Odyssey

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving vehicle will intermittently hestiate to accelerate and die out. The dealership indicated that this is a common problem as a result of a defect in the automatic transmission.

- Jensen Beach, FL, USA

problem #10

Oct 092002

(reported on)

Odyssey

  • miles
The van needed to be jumped started twice a week. Also the automatic transmission needed to be replaced after erratic performance.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #9

Dec 202000

Odyssey

  • miles
The transmission does not hold the position of the vehicle. For example, if I shift into drive, the car can drift backward, requiring I use the brakes and the gas at the same time to avoid hitting something behind me. The transmission also does not slow the car on hills. If I am in D1, the car will fly down a hill as if it is not in any gear. The Honda dealer insists this is normal. I do not know if it is acceptable for your safety standards but it is difficult for me to drive on mountain roads without wearing the breaks out, and is a safety hazard for me.

- Elkridge, MD, USA

problem #8

Aug 202002

Odyssey

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Dealer stated that shift solenoids should be replaced but that past cases this has not resolved the problem and recommended replacing transmission at our expense. This problem appears to be significant for the Odyssey and should merit a recall. We are pursuing legal advice.

- Georgetown, TX, USA

problem #7

Sep 152002

Odyssey

  • miles
Driving on rainy road, appx 50 mph, transmission abruptly downshifted to 2nd gear. Was able to maintain control, no vehicles behind, so no accident. Transmission then repeatedly tried to upshift, slipped down to 2nd, repeatedly. Proceeded to safe stopping area in 2nd gear (manually selected). Could potentially be very dangerous if driver does not respond carefully, if traffic is following, if road is slick, or if in the midst of negotiating a curve. A potentially dangerous and vehicle disabling failure. Nlm

- Huntingdon, PA, USA

problem #6

Sep 152002

Odyssey

  • miles
Driving on rainy road, appx 50 mph, transmission abruptly downshifted to 2nd gear. Was able to maintain control, no vehicles behind, so no accident. Transmission then repeatedly tried to upshift, slipped down to 2nd, repeatedly. Proceeded to safe stopping area in 2nd gear (manually selected). Could potentially be very dangerous if driver does not respond carefully, if traffic is following, if road is slick, or if in the midst of negotiating a curve. A potentially dangerous and vehicle disabling failure.

- Huntingdon, PA, USA

problem #5

Oct 152001

Odyssey

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

This is the second time our transmission has gone out. First it went out at 19,000 miles, was replaced with a rebuilt transmission and has now gone out again at 32,000 miles. How can we proceed with Honda to issue a recall?

- Harvard, MA, USA

problem #4

Jul 302002

(reported on)

Odyssey

  • miles
With vehicle stopped (as at a stop sign or at a red light), when accelerator is depressed, engine revs up but vehichle hesistates. Then, transmission engages suddenly and vehichle lurches forward. The intensity was anywhere from a moderate bump, to enough to cause the tires to "squeal" and loose traction. This happened several times before we got the vehichle to the dealer for service; we just began to describe the problem when they said it would need a new transmission, as if they had seen the problem many times before. When questioned they denied there was a problem with Odyssey transmissions, although they did say that their Odyssey shuttlevan (same yr/model) had the transmission replaced the prior week. While conducting a search on the internet, we found dozens of instances of Odyssey transmission failures, all with replacement of the entire transmission as the remedy. While in our case this was done under warranty at no charge, we are concerned that this is a systemic problem that can easily lead to a traffic accident.

- Fontana, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 292001

Odyssey

  • miles
At approximately 6,000 the vehicle's transmission began to emit a loud grinding noise while in fourth gear traveling at 50 miles per hour and above. When taken to the dealereship's service department, I was told they could find no noise. The noise persisted and became louder. When taken to the dealership the second time and pointed out the noise during a test drive with service personnel, the dealership replaced the transmission.

- Ellicott City, MD, USA

problem #2

Oct 012000

Odyssey

  • miles
Transmission gear whine @ 50mph. When comming to a stop or start from stop fuel splash(loud) in the tank. Baffles in the tank may be broken.

- Rochester Hills, MI, USA

problem #1

Jan 192001

Odyssey

  • miles
Vehicle stalls in heavy traffic. Vehicle taken to dealer, and informed consumer that the transmission needed to be replaced. Feel free to provide any further details on this matter.

- Monroe Township, NJ, USA

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