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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
137,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Honda Odyssey fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 062016


  • 195,000 miles


Honda refusing to address the following recalls on my vehicle Jan 16, 2003 - NHTSA# 03V014000 - fuel system April 15, 2004 - NHTSA#04V176000 - power train December 11, 2012 - NHTSA# 12V573000 - electrical system vehicle was towed to braman Honda of manhattan located at 627 11th ave New York NY on June 6, 2016. They have had my vehicle for 93 days. On September 8, 2016 they call me to tell me to pick up my vehicle and they are not completing any repairs because there are no current outstanding recalls for my vehicle. The above mentioned recalls for my vehicle were never addressed by any Honda service location.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #3

Aug 262016


  • 170,000 miles
1.starting in early July 2016, my Honda Odyssey began randomly accelerating on this own, without a human depressing the gas pedal. While in drive, the car accelerates on its own. 2.when this happens, I have to press extremely hard on the brake to get the vehicle to stop. Then, when I place the car in park, the RPM increases to between 5, ooo and 7,000. Again, this is without a human depressing the gas pedal. 3.this issue seems to occur when the air conditioning is turned on, and it feels like the cruise control system is taking over even though it's turned on. 4.this issue doesn't always happen immediately once the car is turned on. It sometimes takes a random amount of time to manifest itself while the car is being driven. 5.I've faced this issue at least 15 to 20 times over the past 2 months. 6.obviously, this issue is extremely dangerous and may result in severe injury or death for the driver and other motorists. And therefore, it must be dealt with immediately. The Honda dealer said that there is nothing wrong, but only checked the vehicles cpu. This is insufficient because, as indicated above, the cpu will not register an issue in idle mode or when the problem isn't actually happening.

- Farmington Hills, MI, USA

problem #2

Mar 222005

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
Purchased 2003 Honda Odyssey new in 12/2002. Had issue with trouble light within weeks of purchase. Dealer said it was nothing to worry about. Transmission began to slip at 25,000 miles and got worse. Dealer replaced the transmission at 35,000 miles. The trouble light would come on from time to time and dealer would turn it off. A few days ago, the transmission would not move the vehicle and I had it towed to the dealer. Dealer says I need a new transmission. I have done no trailer towing or any other unusual uses of the vehicle. All of the 157,000 miles have been over the road or in town.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #1

Sep 212012


  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic for unrelated repairs when the mechanic advised the contact that there was a fracture in the fuel tank. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 150,000.

- Plant City, FL, USA

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