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
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
80,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace engine (1 reports)
2002 Honda Odyssey engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 152007

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


I'm disappointed that my 2002 Honda Odyssey with only 80,000 miles needed this kind of work! I've had all service done on time and AT the Honda place. I had just had all the belts and such replaced on schedule 3 months prior to this problem. We were initially told that when the crankshaft pulley breaks it "rarely involves the engine". Ours did involve the engine. We were then told that it'd be around $6,000 if only the upper engine; $9,000 if upper and lower. We got a case manager involved (HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS). They paid "half" and our total ended up being only $1500+ (for the repair)... but at $109/day for a month our car rental would have been over $3,000! Luckily we were able to borrow a car big enough for our family along the way from a friend. I was glad that the case manager did what he did, but it wasn't good enough. Not when you expect a Honda to go well into the 300,000 miles and more. Maddening!

- , Melbourne, FL, USA

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