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CarComplaints.com Notes: The entire 2nd generation Odyssey (1999-2004) is just one giant transmission problem waiting to happen.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,050 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.

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2002 Honda Odyssey wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2002 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 142013

Odyssey

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Driving home at about 20-25 mph. Came to stop sign then as I stepped on gas to go found the gas pedal very hard to press on van felt heavy. Tcs light came on and check engine light. The van would not speed up more than 10 mph!!!!!!

- Watsonville, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 062011

Odyssey

  • 135,200 miles
We purchased four new Firestone tires in July 2010. This is a second car for our family and is not utilized much (<8,000 miles per year). In may of 2011, the right rear tire suffered tread separation as we were travelling on the interstate at 70 miles per hour. We had three children in the car at the time (one of which is disabled) and suffered damage to the vehicle. The tire was replaced and Firestone national center did nothing and offered nothing in terms of help. They didn't even want the tire model number for any database. They didn't even ask if we were ok. Then in July of 2011, coming home from vacation with the kids in the vehicle, unbelievably the left rear tire suffered tread separation while travelling at 70 mph. We went off the road and again had damage to the vehicle (at least now the back end of the car is symmetrical with the damage). This time, Firestone opened a claim and asked for both of the tires back however, they have yet to send us the claim forms. Again, no concern on the safety of the family. The tires we purchased new were fr 380 P225/60 R16 97S tires with a manufacture date of 4908 and 4608.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #2

Apr 012002

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When I first got my 2002 Honda Odyssey, brand new, we noticed that there was unusual static electric shock. Everytime me or my wife touch the vehicle after driving, we get shocked! when I brought the van in for a recall, I mentioned this problem to the service manager. After the recall was done, I asked about the static shock. He told me that it is normal. Normal? he won't give me a remedy. This is one complaint. Lately, I have noticed that my rear alloy rims have weird scratches. But they are not from driving and scraping onto something. It seems that the rims have veins emanating from the center out! my van only has 33,000 miles on it. I have been observing other Odyssey, some older than mine, and they don't have the wear that my rims have. I also don't hear them complaining about static shocks either. I only wished that dealers are as fervent when they are trying to sell vehicles as when their former customers have a complaint/S.

- South San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 032006

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
I have this rumble and vibration. I have had the van to the dealer many times and they say they have checked everything. I have also had the vehicle re-aligned, all new tires and re-balanced several times. At approx 60 mph the rumble begins as if the tire is out of balance and is severe enough that you can see the tops of the middle row seats vibrate. I am very concerned that the rumble will eventually put stress and extreme wear or the powertrain, wheels and tires.

- Homosassa, FL, USA

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