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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 miles

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2002 Honda Odyssey suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 012006

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


Clunking/thudding noise from passenger front of vehicle while traveling over small bumps in road or rough patches of highway. Vehicle evaluated by Honda dealer in 2006 for cause. Never fixed. Was told sound could not be reproduced. Have driven since listening to same sound. Disassembled front right strut assembly to replace strut/shock. Found passenger front spring broken. Has likely been broken since 2005. Suspect that other springs are broken on the vehicle as well.

- Ft Benning, GA, USA

problem #1

Nov 022002

(reported on)


  • miles
Vehicle pulls hard to right under acceleration. Dealer unable to fix, and american Honda denied problem existed, calling it a normal characteristic of the vehicle. I personally drove 7 other 2002 Odyssey and determined that this "characteristic" is not normal. BBB arbitration was used, in which the BBB ruled against Honda. American Honda field engineer attempted to repair twice, but was unsuccessful. In last repair, the van was returned to customer with considerable pull to the left under steady speed, but hard pull to right when accelerating. BBB ruling indicated that this is a safety issue, and I agree. Queries of internet websites for Odyssey owners indicates this problem does exist on other vehicles. I expect the NHTSA to force Honda to deal honestly with this issue.

- Sugar Land, TX, USA

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