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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,523 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.

2003 Honda Odyssey seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #5

May 172013


  • 142,615 miles


I purchased four Goodyear assurance touring P225/60 R16 97T tires at sam's club in March 2011. These were installed on 2003 Honda Odyssey LX. Vehicle, including tires, were well maintained; tires were balanced, rotated periodically and monitored biweekly for the correct level of air pressure. The wheels were aligned. The van is non-commercial; only family / personal use. After 26 months and 27900 miles, one of the tires failed unexpectedly while in use. There were no warning signs of impending failure. Passenger side rear tire failed by blow-out at 65 mph. Vehicle including tires had been subjected to state safety inspection 16 days before the incident and had passed. Nothing was noted about the condition of the tires on the occasion of the state inspection. The tires had been visually inspected by driver at the last fuel stop before the incident with nothing out of the ordinary observed.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #4

Jan 082011


  • 67,200 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the driver side and passenger side airbags deployed suddenly. He then took the nearest exit when the airbags exploded again for a second time. After that, he got out of the vehicle to make sure that no one had hit him to cause the air bags to deploy but there were no signs of impact. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who informed the contact that they were unable to diagnose the failure and that it maybe a mechanical failure but that the air bags should not have deployed unless there was an impact. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 67,200.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #3

Jul 112004


  • 17,000 miles
After hitting a tree/road sign front air bags did not deploy. Dealership was notifed, but did not resolve the problem.

- Northridge, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 232003

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
While driving 45 mph, the driver depressed the brake pedal to slow the vehicle down. The vehicle continued to accelerate which caused a collision with two vehicles that were stopped ahead. The driver had to force the vehicle into park to get the vehicle to stop. The front air bags didn't deploy and the vehicle was declared totaled.

- Lincoln University, PA, USA

problem #1

Oct 122003

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,800 miles
While driving 55 mph, the consumer was approaching heavy traffic when she applied the brakes, they locked up. The consumer rear ended the vehicle in front her, the airbags did not deploy. The police arrived and filed a report. The manufacturer and the dealer was informed of the problem.

- Torrance, CA, USA

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