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:
70,000 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 212009


  • 140,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Honda Odyssey. While driving he experienced gear failure, which caused the steering column to lock. The manufacturer was notified in reference to recall #04V176000 (power train:automatic transmission); however, he was advised that since the recall was already performed, they would not assume any responsibility for repairs. An authorized technician concluded that the transmission was never replaced. The failure has not been remedied. The failure and current mileages were 140,000.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #1

Jan 062003


  • miles
While driving the vehicle at any speed vehicle will pull to left, due to a faulty power steering. Dealer has inspected several time and could no duplicate or correct the problem.

- Brewster, NY, USA

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