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:
36,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Honda Odyssey windows / windshield problems

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2002 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 312006

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Honda Odyssey. The contact called regarding recall # 04V176000. The vehicle was sent to dealer for repair on August 31, 2006. However, in February 2007, the contact discovered the recall repair was never performed. The service engine light began to illuminate sporadically. The dealer claimed only to have checked the oil dip stick and installed the oil jet kit. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer on March 8, 2007 due to every light on the dashboard becoming illuminated. The contact discovered that a new transmission was needed. The failure mileage was 61,000. The dealer stated they would have to do diagnostic test on vehicle at consumers expense. The diagnostic test was performed. Dealer stated consumer needed new transmission perform at consumers expense. No repair has been made on vehicle, consumer is not paying for new transmission and a recall was made for the same problem. The window vent motor was not working properly. The window motor was replaced. The light behind the odometer was working. Update 4/23/07

- St. Angelo, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
Automatic doors sometimes fail to close completely, stopping mid-way. Need to restart car to close them. Warning lights (all) lit up multiple times on several occasions for about 2 minutes each time; then went off. Carbon deposit build-up in throttle cable makes the accelerator pedal very sticky and I need to constantly remind Honda service to clean and lubricate; otherwise, it becomes very sticky and I need to push hard on pedal ~ leading to hard acceleration.

- Pacifica, CA, USA

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