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:
135,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Honda Odyssey fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 052016


  • 200,000 miles


Takata recalloperatorbid,0555212, seq#74, microfilm#0107080988, multiplewrecks,10,000lbsamunitions, familyinjuredinwreck, domicile#6001exemptodometer, mentallystress

- Minden, LA, USA

problem #1

May 032010

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Honda Odyssey vehicles apparently have a well known transmission problem. Models from multiple years (including mine: 2002) have short lives compared to any other vehicle I've seen before. Worse yet, Honda refuses to admit that this is a problem, nor will Honda offer any help paying for the very costly repairs. And worst of all, even if the transmission is replaced (ultimately, the only fix that Honda recommends), the new transmission will also fail prematurely! besides causing outrageous repair and maintenance costs, it's really a dangerous problem for the public besides. The transmission can fail unexpectedly leading to an accident.

- Fairview Heights, IL, USA

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