Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The entire 2nd generation Odyssey (1999-2004) is just one giant transmission problem waiting to happen.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,244 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2002 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 132008


  • miles


2002 Honda Odyssey van - back sliding doors stick... can't open from inside or outside. The back sliding doors have always felt like something is in the groove, never smooth. At times, they are stuck closed or stuck open. My kids often have had to climb to the front or the rear door to get out of the van. In reading about similar stories online, it is imperative that this issue is addressed by Honda so that no child is ever stuck in the car trying to get out. Panic stricken children or parents might not be able to flee from danger should something occur.

- Marysville, WA, USA

problem #5

Jul 122006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
I would like to report a safety issue with the Honda Odyssey minivan. The metal hinges on the driver and passenger door do a terrible job at keeping the doors open. A slight gust of wind or if the car is on an incline, the doors will slam shut on their own. I broke a watch band and was fortunate not to severely injure my wrist one time. It probably closed on my shins before that. I won't let my children near the front doors when they are open, for fear of severe injury to some body part being slammed into the door. I make a point to have my whole body leaning on the door if it needs to stay open for some purpose now. This is really a safety issue for the whole family. The dealership seemed to recognize the symptom, but said there was no replacement part available to fix the problem. I bet other owners have the same experience. I have never driven another car that I was afraid the front door would slam shut on me - without warning - before this. Thank you - mikki bates.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #4

Sep 092004

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While opening up the door the indicator light flasheed on the dashboard and remained on. Passenger's side door handle broke off. Consumer took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #3

Jan 202001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While driving 35 mph driver's side door opened on its own. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and drove it to the dealer for inspection. Mechanic was not able to duplicate the problem. A few weeks later, consumer noticed that the rear sliding door did not lock properly. Once again, vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic could not duplicate the problem.

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 042003


  • 18,466 miles
The vehicle was parked without prior warning, the daughter went to open the door and cargo strong arms collapsed.

- Anthony, NM, USA

problem #1

Aug 062002


  • miles
When using remote control to close driver's side door, door detached from vehicle.

- Los Alamo, CA, USA

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