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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,500 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.

2002 Honda Odyssey engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 172004

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles


The vehicle was serviced for an oil leak at the dealer. While sitting in the vehicle a friend noticed fuel leaking from the vehicle. The dealer serviced the vehicle, and told consumer it was normal to smell gas. The gas smell continued. The vehicle was taken back to the service dealer and was informed that the gas cap need to be replaced. The driveway would be covered in oil. The transmission would shift rough and would jerk.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #3

Oct 012001


  • miles
Warning panel light flashes on and off intermittently. Dealership is aware of problem. Engine is not cranking properly.

- Palatine, IL, USA

problem #2

Feb 052002


  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Havertown, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 172002


  • miles
Oil leaking following immediate use of car, unable to be repaired & needs a new engine, ? faulty casting at manufacturer, product should not have left manufacturer, car driven a total of 287 miles now off the road 15 days.

- Waterford, CT, USA

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