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.


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
100,806 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace the seatbelt tensioner (1 reports)
2002 Honda Odyssey seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 072010

Odyssey EX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,000 miles


In May 2010, SRS light came on. Dealer diagnosis - sensor in passenger seat was bad and would be replaced under Honda warranty that was extended to 150k miles due to known problem. In Aug 2010, SRS light came on again. This time, Dealer diagnosis was SRS Control Unit failure - not covered under revised safety warranty. Estimated cost $500+tax. Up until this point, I have been happy with Honda vehicles and service. Very disappointed that this major and apparently common safety issue is not covered under warranty.

- , Bloomington, IL, USA

problem #1

Jan 052010


  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,613 miles

This is the 7th time I have had the SRS light go on because of a seatbelt tensioner problem! Honestly, am I the only person getting faulty seatbelt tensioners? Frustrating to deal with because they need the van for a day to diagnose the problem and then they need a day to fix it. So far, I have lost 12 days of driving my van just for this recurring problem! If I could charge them for the time they have inconvenienced me .....!

- , Grimsby, ON, Canada

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