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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,866 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #18

Mar 152016


  • 155,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the front driver side door was off track. The contact was unable to unlock the door and noticed an abnormal fuel odor from the radio console. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 155,000.

- Menomonie, WI, USA

problem #17

May 182014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Honda Odyssey. The contacted stated that the rear driver side door was difficult to latch in order to close the door. The contact also stated that the lock switch had to be depressed on several occasions in order to lock the door. The failure occurred on several occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. Updated 10/23/14 updated 04/13/2015

- Glen Ellyn, IL, USA

problem #16

Aug 302011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
My 2004 Honda Odyssey automatic power sliding door opened while driving onthe highway going 55 mph. It also opened while driving 35 mph. It opens on its own whenever it wants and will not close or lock completely. I have contacted Honda Corp and they state that I have to pay the $100's or more to get diagnosed. I feel it is a safety issue!! and should be fixed for free. An automatic door that opens on its own is a safety issue. I have contacted the dealership I bought it from and they state I should pay for it as well. I am not the only owner with the same issue. A kid could fall out when the door opens or if I get in an accident and that door opens the person sitting there would be dead!!! I have video taped it opening while driving!

- North Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #15

Jul 272011


  • 151,000 miles


Sliding doors don't open/close as they should trapping people inside.

- Wyoming, 00, USA

problem #14

Jul 042011


  • 78,000 miles
While driving on the highway my passenger side power door kept opening and closing on its own. I tried to manually shut it and it still will not completely shut. The same happens with the driver side power door.

- North Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #13

May 252004

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Both of my power sliding passenger doors on my 2004 Honda Odyssey are broken. There is a button to shut it off and manually use the doors but it does not work. The doors open on their own and never close properly. The spring broke off of one of the doors and scratched that side of my van. There are many complaints about this but Honda will not cover it!

- North Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #12

Aug 262010


  • 134,400 miles


There were no events or issues leading up to the event. While traveling at a speed of approx 35 mph the latch on the slider door (driver's side) became disengaged and the slider door opened. The door was properly closed and and locked. The slider failed to close after that. Put the vehicle in for replacement of latch.

- Marshfield, MA, USA

problem #11

Aug 272008


  • miles
Driver side rear door will not close securely and will not lock. Door slides open in transit. Door has had difficulty closing intermittently for several months and will no longer close securely at all.

- Cornwall, VT, USA

problem #10

Nov 012007

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,394 miles
My daughter and I both opened her door at the same time (she with the handle and I with the button on the key). The door opened just a little and then stopped. I asked her to open the door and she said, "no, you open it." She began to get in the car (through the small opening in the door) and I pressed the button. The door closed on her - it did not stop. It pushed hard enough against her to cause a huge mark on her arm. It is completely black and blue and she screamed out and cried loudly from the pain. The door after closing on her reopened. It should have never closed on her. The sensor should have caught it. - we took pictures of her arm if you need them. I have also been caught in the door a couple times (twice) when I was buckling my kids in and accidentally pressed the button. The door didn't stop even though I was in the doorway. I looked online to submit a complaint to Honda, but they don't have a way to do it online. I have not yet complained directly to them. Let me know if I should.

- Roswell, GA, USA

problem #9

Aug 252006

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
The two front doors to not have enough tension when opened and the doors swing shut (even on a level surface) and have closed on my leg and my 3 year olds leg. The dealer says that my van is set to the standards and I think the standards need to be changed!

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #8

Apr 112006


  • miles


A 20 month old toddler got her fingers stuck in sliding door of a 2004 Honda Odyssey. The door usually does not close if something is in the way, but did not stop for the tiny fingers. What was even more of a concern is that the doors could not be opened for about 3 minutes. No control button worked and the door could not be opened manually from the outside. After 3 minutes the door opened, but I have no idea why the button worked. We did not follow up with the physician yet, but it seems that she is ok beside some bruising on her fingers but this should be checked out.

- Ridgefield, CT, USA

problem #7

Mar 012004

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer complained about two problems. The first problem involved the sliding door located on the right side which did not close when it was opened. Took vehicle to dealership six times. However, problem recurred on July 19, 2005, and the dealership told him to bring the vehicle back. Consumer has repeatedly been told by the dealership that there was no problem. Dealership replaced some parts, but consumer saw no improvement. He was concerned about the door malfunctioning when opened. What if it would malfunction when it was closed and it opened while driving. The second problem involved transmission. He received a recall notice that was dated spring/summer 2004. He took the vehicle for service and they said there was no problem. Transmission hesitated while driving.

- Bethesda, MD, USA

problem #6

Jun 042005

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Contact states vehicle is equipped with a safety device in the door to keep it from closing to stop injury, but nothing was designed for it when it is opening to stop from causing injury. Son was getting out of van and his foot got stuck at the bottom of door. The door had to cycle before consumer could reopen it and try to get his foot out. There was not a way to stop the door to prevent his foot from getting smashed. The son's toes were only smashed in the incident but it could have smashed or even broken his foot or leg.

- Stuarts Draft, VA, USA

problem #5

Jun 132004


  • miles
Problems with door on 2004 Honda Odyssey. The door was ajar 6 inches and would not open nor close all the way. The close button was pressed but nothing happened. The door handle was pulled and the door started to close and crushed the tip of the consumer's finger fracturing it. The vehicle was inspected but no problems were found.

- Daly City, CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 152004


  • miles
Upon taking the groceries out of the vehicle the child hit a button which engaged the automatic door, causing the child to become trapped. However, it took some time before the child could be released from the door.

- Sanford, FL, USA

problem #3

Oct 012004


  • miles
Multiple failures. Brakes problem, transmission, rough idle & engine surging, steering column controls and others. The automatic door would not open or close, the transmission did not shift properly and the dealer was unable to duplicate the problem. The brake pedal shuttered, the brakes would catch without being applied. The consumer was told the steering column control switch had a short, however the next day the horn honked and there was an odd noise in the steering column and the interior lights flashed multiple times.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #2

Jul 242004

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,500 miles
Sliding door on the passenger's side opens by its by itself when the vehicle is standing still. Dealer and manufacturer were notified. The passenger side sliding door would not close. After the 4th try the consumer got the door to close. Passenger sliding door opened. The consumer opened the back door and the sliding door closed by itself.

- York, SC, USA

problem #1

May 262004


  • 1,300 miles
The vehicle's automatic sliding door sensor failed. As a result a rear passenger's hand was shut in the door. Please provide any additional information.

- Center Valley, PA, USA

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