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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,240 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 162010


  • 67,240 miles


The 2002 Honda Odyssey with 67K miles showed "check engine" light & was immediately taken to nearby mechanic, who identified the code as P1491 & asked me to take it to the dealer for coverage under 8yr/80K extended warranty. The dealership & american Honda company refused to cover it saying it was 45 days over the 8 yr warranty period, even though the 67K miles is under the 80K. There was no notification to me in the last 8 years about this possible problem, nor was there any check done on numerous services with the Honda dealer. Now the traction control system light shows up randomly, which is considered a possible safety hazard. We had multiple phone calls with american Honda & appointment with Honda dealer & they are refusing to consider it Honda's issue, inspite of mileage being significantly low.

- San Jose, CA, USA

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