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:
113,400 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.

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2002 Honda Odyssey fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #1

May 062008

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 113,400 miles


2002 Honda Odyssey transmission failure. We strongly believe that Honda has design problems. Despite their attempts to fix the problem by installing a fuel pump to lubricate the gears, the transmission (torque converter) had a massive failure. Initially, Honda agreed to pay for 50% of the repairs but retracted the offer after we voiced concerns about varying verbal repair estimates provided by the dealer. The dealer would not provide the repair estimate in writing even after asked to. We requested Honda to pay for the part and we would pay for the labor. Honda's position was that they would rather 1) retract the offer and 2) not help with dealers pricing or business practice because the dealership was independently owned and operated. Lisa prak, a regional manager with Honda suggested we could call BBB and file our complaint. Her supervisor suggested we contact the NHTSA but they would not participate in the repairs.

- Matthews, NC, USA

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