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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

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2001 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments (Page 8 of 10)

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problem #51

Nov 192006

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,730 miles

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

: the contact stated while driving 25 mph on normal road conditions, a cluck noise was noticed from the automatic transmission when it was shifting from second to third gear. The engine warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealership, who determined the automatic transmission had to be replaced, and the extended warranty of 100,000 miles was cancelled. The manufacturer was contacted who informed the cancellation warranty extension was cancelled because the vehicle was involved in an accident. The contact purchased the vehicle at a used vehicle dealership who sold it as a salvaged vehicle, which was totally repaired and certified by the California department of motor vehicles as safe to be operated.

- Castaic, CA, USA

problem #50

Aug 292006

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,448 miles
: the consumer stated while driving various speeds, the automatic transmission did not shift and lost all gears. The consumer was able to pull over to the side of the road. The check engine and other lights illuminated. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and it was determined the transmission and power steering wires needed to be replaced. On July 6,2006 the shift solenoid was replaced. The consumer stated the vehicle has had 4 transmission's. updated 09/19/06.

- Shelby Township, MI, USA

problem #49

Aug 242004

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,899 miles
Transmission failed and new trans installed and failed soon thereafter. The trans went into 2nd gear at high speed and momentarily locked up front wheels. If pavement was wet an accident could occur. I then found trouble symptoms is common and factory has no permanent fix for pattern failure defect.

- Fountain Valley, CA, USA

problem #48

Aug 242004

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,899 miles

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

Transmission failed and new trans installed and failed soon thereafter. The trans went into 2nd gear at high speed and momentarily locked up front wheels. If pavement was wet an accident could occur. I then found trouble symptoms is common and factory has no permanent fix for pattern failure defect.

- Fountain Valley, CA, USA

problem #47

May 012006

Odyssey

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2001 Honda Odyssey stalled while driving. The transmission failed while the consumer was driving on the interstate. It was the second time the transmission had been replaced. The consumer has also experienced problems with the brakes and sliding doors.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #46

May 162006

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,350 miles
: the contact stated while traveling 70 mph the check engine light illuminated. After a diagnostic test the dealership determined the transmission needed to be replaced. This was not a safety problem, but only a matter of disagreement with the dealer and manufacturer concerning payment of replacement transmission. Updated 06/07/2006.

- Westport, NY, USA

problem #45

May 152001

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

I own a 2001 Honda Odyssey. The first transmission was replaced with a remanufactured transmission at 86K miles. It was replaced "free of charge" under the extended warranty. The "new" transmission was guaranteed for 1 yr or 12K miles. I communicated my frustration with the warranty of 100K on the first transmission and only 12K on the new/improved one? when I spoke to Honda central customer service I was given the broken record about the 1 yr/12K mile free replacement. I still attempted to communicate that it is not fair to assure this customer that the "new" transmission was guaranteed for one year and I wanted to speak to their supervisor. I was told that the buck stopped here and there was no higher customer service representative. At the time, I was frustrated but had nowhere to turn. The dealer gave me the Honda central customer service rep and the central rep pretty much shut me down. Little did I know at the time that my new/improved remanufactured transmission would in 35K miles go out again. The tcs light comes on intermittently and the check engine light has been on for awhile with the egr code and the 1559 code showing. I see there is an ongoing theme based on previous complaints. This is the same thing. The van rolls when I am on an incline without my foot on the brake. Please do something, I cannot afford a 5K replacement and cannot risk driving this vehicle any longer. My wife is using the vehicle to Transport kids in her children's services job and I would hate to see something happen as a result of negligence on the part of the manufacturer.

- Beavercreek, OH, USA

problem #44

Feb 232006

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77 miles
Recall ( transmission Honda Odyssey 2001 )

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #43

Oct 182005

(reported on)

Odyssey

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was informed that the transmission in the 2001 Honda Odyssey needed to be replaced.

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #42

Aug 202005

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,800 miles
With the vehicle stopped (as at a stop sign or traffic light), and then accelerated to move, the engine revs but the vehicle hesitates. Suddenly, the transmission engages and the vehicle lurches forward. The intensity is anywhere from a moderate bump to enough to cause the tires to "?squeal?? and loose traction. The same sensation occurs when the transmission shifts to the next gear. In reviewing these conditions on the internet, the repair is a replacement of the transmission. My check engine light is on and the obd code is a P0740. Honda has extended the warranty and voluntarily replacing this transmission for vehicles originally destined and sold with in the us. My Honda was purchased in the us and is registered in the us [North Carolina] but was originally destined and sold in Canada. They will not replace mine transmission since it is what they term a gray?" vehicle [a term Honda usa uses to represent vehicles that are now in the us, but were delivered to a Canadian dealer]. Honda has said the only way they will replace my transmission is if there is a recall from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, something they do not expect to occur since they are voluntarily doing it for us vehicles. My vehicle was purchased in the us and is registered in the us and should be treated the same as other us vehicles. According to internet searches this can evolve to failure modes of sudden down shifts without notice and at any speed. Currently the frequency of this condition occurring is now 60% -70% of the time. The significant number of vehicles that have had these symptoms and had the transmission replaced voluntarily indicate a systemic problem with a potential fatal failure mode. Since a recall is the only mechanism to remove the discriminatory practices, a recall should be issued that requires all 2001 Honda Odyssey registered in the us showing these symptoms to have their transmission replaced. No discrimination should be permitted.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #41

Aug 082005

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,995 miles

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

Transmission failure, transmission jerking and shifting erratically, egr valve code, traction control light, check engine light illuminated. Took vehicle to shop advisor reported to me that the failure is a recall. Honda will not warranty problem. Honda will not repair without me paying out of pocket for repairs. All service items always complied with @ Honda dealerships according to manual scheduling.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #40

Aug 252005

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,791 miles
Gear shift is able to shift gear (shift from park) with no key in the ignition and no foot on the brake. Child pulled on gear shift and car rolled into street and neighbor's lawn. Fortunately, no injuries. Car being taken in for repair.

- Lutherville, MD, USA

problem #39

May 242005

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
Transmission defect, failure of dealer to cover under warranty

- Encino, CA, USA

problem #38

Jul 052005

Odyssey

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,640 miles
At 83,000 miles the second transmission on my 2001 Honda Odyssey failed (registered in my wife's name, lynn roessler). Original transmission failed at 43,000 miles in 2003 and was replaced by Honda under warranty. In July 2005 the second transmission began to slip, check engine light came on, D4 light began to blink, tcs light came on. Returned call to Honda dealer, who again replaced transmission and left inboard joint. I do not know if I have now have a new or rebuilt transmission. I am concerned that the two transmissions I have had so far have lasted, on average, about 41,000 miles.

- North Potomac, MD, USA

problem #37

Apr 112005

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles
I have a 2001 Honda Odyssey ex minivan. When at a stop, facing uphill in drive, the vehicle will roll backwards as soon as you take your foot off the brake. It rolls as if it were a vehicle with a manual transmission, or as if you were in neutral. Parked facing downhill, than starting in reverse (backing up the hill) the same problem presents itself, but it is even worse. This has led to several near accidents as we have adjusted to this unusual situation, as all automatic transmission automobiles we have owned in the past doi not behave in this manner. They "hold" on hills, at least momentarily, when the brake is released and the automobile is in drive. I wonder how many accidents this defect has caused while the drivers discioverd this flaw and adjusted their driving habits (it's a lot like driving a manual transmission). I contacted my local Honda dealer, and they said this is "normal" with these vans and Accord automobiles.

- Yakima, WA, USA

problem #36

Mar 162005

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,500 miles
At approximately 38,000 miles my transmission on my 2001 Honda Odyssey failed. This repair was covered by an extension of the basic warranty of 36,000 miles as Honda is aware that the transmission that they originally installed was defective. The replacement transmission has now failed at 67,000 miles and was also replaced by Honda. My concern is that the transmission has not been replaced with anything but the same faulty transmission. I requested Honda to extend the new transmission's warranty period to 100,000 miles from the time of replacement but was refused my request. I believe that they are aware that the problem has not been remedied and are installing defective parts in mine and other vehicles. I would request that the NHTSA look into others (as there are many) replaced transmissions and find out if my experience is unique or part of a trend. I can be contacted to supply evidence that the vehicle was maintained properly and this failure was not related to failure to follow guidelines of the manufacturer.

- Milford, CT, USA

problem #35

Jan 012004

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
Transmission failed 3 times. Transmission obviously has design flaws. Was repaired but the basic design flaws were not corrected. Bearing failure could have lead to wheel lock up and loss of control.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #34

Sep 112003

Odyssey

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
Near death/accident experiences =4 transmission failures= 2 replacements since new purchase egr valve replaced= should have been replaced when the second transmission was installed. It was not even addressed. Jerky actions in vehicle aggravate injury. Stranded in ga. On xmas holiday. Loss of visitation, vacation and honeymoon. Transmissions replaced (not without a fight), it has been stated that warranty extended lifelong, (without proof of documentation). Rotors warping. Dealer (owner) states, they just sell vehicles, they don't make the vehicles.

- Panama City Beach, FL, USA

problem #33

Oct 132004

Odyssey

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,582 miles
The consumer was able to take the vehicle out of park without her foot on the brake or the key in the ignition.

- Trinity, NC, USA

problem #32

May 212004

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
While driving, suddenly the transmission started slipping as if it was searching for the proper gear. The vehicle was driven to the dealership. The transmission has been replaced twice. The truck is currently at the dealership having the transmission replaced again.

- Auburn, AL, USA

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