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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Average Mileage:
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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.

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2002 Honda Odyssey transmission problems

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2002 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 012004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


There was a recall on the transmission. When dealer inspected the vehicle he advised the owner the need for a new transmission for which the owner would have to pay to have it installed.. owner was aware of the fact that there was a recall and didn't feel that she should pay for anything concerning the recall. When the vehicle was first inspected in July of 2004 dealer advised owner that the car was fine, and when inspected the vehicle again in July 2005, owner was advised by dealership that the vehicle needed a new transmission. Owner spoke spanish only, and wanted ODI to contact her.

- Carolina, PR, USA

problem #1

Feb 012005

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving down a hill and turning right vehicle shifted out of gears on its own. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, but mechanic could not duplicate the problem.

- Los Osos, CA, USA

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