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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
137,500 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace ignition switch (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
  3. replace tumblers (1 reports)
2004 Honda Odyssey accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2004 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 152015

Odyssey LX 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles


Honda has lock parts for all doors but wants you to replace the entire ignition assembly and keys which will have to be programed for your car at hundreds of dollars. I have been looking for a ignition lock cylinder and wafers/tumblers with little success. I need to buy just what I need for one lock and not a kit for a locksmith.

- , Palmyra, VA, USA

problem #3

Feb 122014

Odyssey 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 220,000 miles

I had my pins to the interlock switch replaced by the dealer on recall.

My ignition switch has gone out again, is it possible they put a used part in my Honda Odssey. The only way I can use my Honda is if I leave the key in the ignition (not safe) Can i have it replaced again with no charge to me? The Honda dealer (Gregg Hurr) Davenport Honda 600 English Road, Rocky Mount NC Service: (866) 770-0882 said it would cost me $350.00.. I think that Honda should replace it again. I am on a fixed income and have a disabled wife and son. Please contact me on this matter. 252--907-4477 Thank You, Paul E Keel 10/18/2014

- , Tarboro, NC, USA

problem #2

Jan 012013

Odyssey EX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

2004 honda odyssey ex ignition key can be inserted into ignition but will not turn. I have two sets of keys plus a valet key. After about fiteen tries with the three sets of keys the car starts. I brought the car to a locksmith and he gave me an estimate of $200 to rebuild ignition cylinder. I broought the car back to honda and they will have order new ignition cylinder. When I play with the remote for the lock/ alarm, the keys sometime work on the first or second try. I have studied this problem and believe the electrical circut that reads the chip in the key might be faulty. The problem is ongoing. The car has been started with all three sets of keys. If anyone could provide information on how the key chip is read and what other circuts or relays pick please let me know. If the car is turned off and the key is not removed the car will start everytime.

- , New Hyde Park, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 012009

Odyssey V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

The transmission ignition interlock has gone defective. I can turn the key off while the car is still in drive. Honda has instituted a recall where they will fix for free the exact same problem for 2003-2004 Civics and Accords. But when I went in to the dealership, they said the best they could do is give me a 50% discount on the repair. It is not appropriate to be charged for the exact same defect that they are repairing for free on other cars. I called the honda usa line and got no help. I have filed a case with the NHTSA. The recall started for the Civics and Accords on the basis of 14 complaints.

I urge all the Odyssey owners who have been "living" with the problem to go to their dealership and then file a complaint with the NTHSA. We should not have to pay to have such a serious defect repaired.

ric lewallen

- , Birmingham, AL, USA

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