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:
74,309 miles

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2002 Honda Odyssey suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 272011


  • 74,556 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Honda Odyssey. While driving approximately 65 mph, the vehicle exhibited an unusually loud bang as the contact lost control of the vehicle. The contact was able to regain control of the vehicle and later discovered that the front driver side coil spring was fractured. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the coil spring was repaired. The failure mileage was 74,556 and the current mileage was 74,600.

- East Aurora, NY, USA

problem #2

Jan 022008

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,370 miles
1) normal driving, no history of accidents or major potholes, etc, that could have possible contributed. 2.) front coil spring on driver side broke, with pieces of the spring falling off. No accident, but needed to repair something that really should not be breaking. 3.) fixed at dealer at my expense. I have a broken part of the spring available.

- Orchard Park, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 222006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
I own a 2002 Honda Odyssey. On July 22, 2006 while I was parking the van in my garage, I heard loud clanking noise from the front left side. Later next day, when I was backing up the car, a metal piece fell on the ground. It turned to be **suspension spring coil**. I read from other consumer sites that, in 2001 and 2002 Honda Odyssey models this is a known issue. Luckily my extended warranty covered the repair expenses. I sure hope NHTSA would investigate into this potentially dangerous issue. For now, I am just hoping the other coils don't break while driving.

- Acton, MA, USA

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