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.


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2002 Honda Odyssey transmission problems

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2002 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 102002


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The van's engine warning light and traction control light came on at about 2700 miles while I was driving the vehicle. In addition, the vehicle gear shift was in the "D" mode for drive, and the green light began blinking off and on at the same time the engine light and tcs light were illuminated. The Honda dealership replaced the pressure control solenoid and this ended the lights being display. Today, at 3100 miles, the engine warning light and tcs light came on again and the "D" gear shift light was blinking off and on. I took the vehicle to the Honda dealership this morning and was told 5 hrs later that my vehicle needs a new transmission. I am shocked and also disappointed. It is new and cost $30,000 to purchase. What a bum deal.

- Kingsburg, CA, USA

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