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
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
105,633 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. lucas transmission fix (1 reports)
2002 Honda Odyssey transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 012016

Odyssey LX 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,633 miles


Purchased my van with 160,000kms on the odometer late 2015. Fluid was light brown so I changed the fluid 3 times to clean it out. Shifting is smoother. D light started blinking, replaced 3rd and 4th gear sensors. Problem solved. Later on, started to shift slightly harder in city traffic.

Final solution: fourth after fluid change with on whole bottle of Lucas Transmission fix (Mcfaden Honda Lethbridge, Ab. Approved) shifts like new, no sense of slipping or hard shifting,

Bottom line transmission is a piece of crap but keep it going with Lucas. And don't drive it hard.

This is just my luck with this van I know others have had worse experiences.

- , Coaldale, AB, Canada

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