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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
106,717 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2001 Honda Odyssey transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 092008

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 111,434 miles


I am the original owner of a 2001 Honda Odyssey, which I purchased new from Honda in March 2001. My case involves the failure of the transmission on this vehicle, the transmission warranty extension campaign conducted by ahmc and the offer I was provided by ahmc. According to information contained in the transmission warranty extension campaign obtained from the ahmc website, in September 2002 Honda was aware of transmission failure in Odyssey and Prelude models manufactured in model years 1999 2001. As a result of this recall Honda extended the transmission warranty coverage to 93 months or 109,000 miles for these select vehicles. Having known transmission failure was inevitable, ahmc should have taken more diligent strides to inform owners of this pending failure. In failing to due so, ahmc should, without hesitation or delay, recognize the transmission failure was due to a manufacturing defect by Honda and take full responsibility for its replacement. Providing full replacement coverage is the right and just course of action for ahmc. Anything short of that level of coverage would represent total lack of concern by ahmc for complete customer safety and protection, particularly given the extended period of the known manufacturing defect and safety hazard of a transmission failure.

- Syosset, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 242007

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,000 miles
I have had to replace two transmissions on my Honda Odyssey. The first one failed at 64,000 miles (torq converter), the second transmission failed at 38,000 miles (torq converter). The second failure I was stuck in traffic in a busy intersection. I was almost hit 3-4 times before the police arrived. I was lucky I did not panic and get out of my vehicle. Imagine if this would have happened on a busy highway/ interstate would have caused a multi-car accident. How can a company put out a defective product and not be held responsible?

- San Diego, CA, USA

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