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:
28,000 miles

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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Honda Odyssey transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 172007


  • 84,000 miles


- the contact stated that while driving the 2002 Honda odysseyat 35 mph in a residential area the transmission failed, without warning. Then the contact pulled to the side of the road and stopped the vehicle. The contact restarted the vehicle and drove it at 20 mph to the dealer. At this time the vehicle was still at the dealership.

- Casper, WY, USA

problem #2

Apr 102002


  • miles
Coonsumer states while drivig 50mph the transmission failed causing a near accident.

- Lithia, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 192002


  • miles
Consumer states that the transmission automatically down shifts from 5th to 2nd. Nlm

- Zionsville, IN, USA

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