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:
174,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Honda Odyssey transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 222007

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 174,000 miles


My 2002 Honda Odyssey, is not shifting properly between 2nd and 3rd gear, it simply "revs" and will not shift up. If you slow down and start over, it is fine. Honda has not been helpful, they tell me the vehicle is out of warranty, even though I purchased the vehicle used along with the extended warranty. Upon research I find there are many out there who have been through the same experience, Honda perhaps needs a class action lawsuit before they pay attention to their poor engineering.

- Southampton, 00, USA

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