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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
109,624 miles

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2004 Honda Odyssey drivetrain problems

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2004 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments (Page 4 of 7)

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problem #70

Feb 072013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 121,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Was driving my "2004 Honda Odyssey". I noticed my transmission kinda not wanting to change gears. And as time go by it changes fins. And than. "boom" I feels like some one hit me from behind. But when I look no one was there..... and again the same thing..... and now I hear clicking and clicking and than my car just comes to a screeching stop..... I see my engine light on and I see my tcs light come on. I call a tow. And before they arrive. I try and start and go and it works...... I need Honda to do the recall on its trannys asap.... I could have died and soo could have my children that was in the van....

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #69

Jan 082013

Odyssey

  • 90,754 miles
I was driving on the highway when the shift light on D started flashing and the transmission failed with the vehicle coming to a stop. I had the vehicle towed to the transmission clinic 3875 interpark drive, Colorado springs, co. 80907. Under a Honda recall id# 48576, I tried to get some compensation for the $3,897.40 repair of a rebuilt transmission. American Honda motor co. Inc. Never sent me a recall notice even thought I bought the car new from them and I never changed my address. Honda should have sent me a recall notice or checked the transmission when I had the vehicle in the dealership for oil changes. I have written two letters to american Honda motor co. Inc. And received a case # N012013-01-21-02021 and talked with a bridget 1-800-999-1009 ext. 117730. She says sense I did not have the repairs done by Honda, they will not compensate me for anything. She refused to address the recall notice that I never received.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #68

Jan 082013

Odyssey

  • 90,754 miles
I was driving on the highway when the shift light on D started flashing and the transmission failed with the vehicle coming to a stop. I had the vehicle towed to the transmission clinic 3875 interpark drive, Colorado springs, co. 80907. Under a Honda recall id# 48576, I tried to get some compensation for the $3,897.40 repair of a rebuilt transmission. American Honda motor co. Inc. Never sent me a recall notice even thought I bought the car new from them and I never changed my address. Honda should have sent me a recall notice or checked the transmission when I had the vehicle in the dealership for oil changes. I have written two letters to american Honda motor co. Inc. And received a case # N012013-01-21-02021 and talked with a bridget 1-800-999-1009 ext. 117730. She says sense I did not have the repairs done by Honda, they will not compensate me for anything. She refused to address the recall notice that I never received.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #67

Jan 082013

Odyssey

  • 90,754 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I was driving on the highway when the shift light on D started flashing and the transmission failed with the vehicle coming to a stop. I had the vehicle towed to the transmission clinic 3875 interpark drive, Colorado springs, co. 80907. Under a Honda recall id# 48576, I tried to get some compensation for the $3,897.40 repair of a rebuilt transmission. American Honda motor co. Inc. Never sent me a recall notice even thought I bought the car new from them and I never changed my address. Honda should have sent me a recall notice or checked the transmission when I had the vehicle in the dealership for oil changes. I have written two letters to american Honda motor co. Inc. And received a case # N012013-01-21-02021 and talked with a bridget 1-800-999-1009 ext. 117730. She says sense I did not have the repairs done by Honda, they will not compensate me for anything. She refused to address the recall notice that I never received.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #66

Jan 312013

Odyssey

  • 197,000 miles
Transmission was slipping and a hard shift between gears 2nd to third.

- Lafollette, TN, USA

problem #65

Oct 182012

Odyssey

  • 103,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that she was able to remove the key from the ignition without the vehicle being secured in park. The vehicle was still in drive when the key was removed. The contact was not aware of the failure until she attempted to retrieve something from the trunk and noticed that she was pushing the vehicle forward without much force. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection or repairs. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 103,000.

- Carbondale , IL, USA

problem #64

Dec 232012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 133,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Transmission burned up while driving home for the holidays. Merry christmas Honda.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #63

Dec 262012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 91,000 miles
Transmission system failed at 90,000 miles. I have done all services at regular intervals and all major services from the dealer. Just before this breakdown, I had my 90K mile service done at the dealer and everything was reported fine.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #62

Dec 272011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 152,748 miles
Transmission failure began with whining noise. Took the vehicle into the dealership for diagnosis and tranny oil change. They reported back that the tranny was failing. The oil change only made the problem worse. Tcs and check engine light came on, slipping, revving with no movement at a stop. I ended up having vehicle towed to a shop and the tranny was rebuilt. Cost was $2,668.75 with tax.

- Republic, OH, USA

problem #61

Nov 282012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 101,000 miles
Honda Odyssey has transmission issues. They had a class action law suit against them and I had the appropriate warranty work done on it. It has now gone completely out. I'm under on the mileage for the extended warranty work, but over on the age. If you look on the internet, this is happening to a lot of people. Honda either didn't fix the transmission issues or created new ones with the recall. Now the fix is a $5000 one. Honda should be liable to fix this or a large part of it.

- Allen, TX, USA

problem #60

Nov 182012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 127,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I was driving on route 17 in bergen county, my tcs light came on. I noticed that my tachometer was elevated without any increase in speed. I had no forward motion and had to coast to the shoulder, numerous trucks and cars were passing by very close and the van was shaken as they went by. I tried turning off and starting the van to see if I could shift any gears when reset, there was no response. I needed to call 911 for an officer to get a tow truck for me. I was very happy to have his lights and presence as the road was dark and heavily trafficked. I was towed and informed it was the transmission, this situation was dangerous and after researching realized that the Odyssey has a history of this problem!! this needs to be addressed so others will not be put in danger.

- Edison, NJ, USA

problem #59

Nov 152012

Odyssey

  • 131,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the transmission slipped out of gear, causing the vehicle to stall. The contact took the vehicle to dealer for diagnostic testing. The dealer advised the contact that the transmission was slipping out of third, fourth and fifth gears. The dealer replaced the transmission fluid but it did not remedy the problem. The contact took the vehicle back to the dealer. The dealer then advised that the transmission needed to be replaced. The failure mileage was 131,000.

- Medesto, CA, USA

problem #58

Oct 222012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
Car stopped going into gear check engine light came on D started flashing and tcs light came on car would keep hesitating into gear and finally just would not move. Typical problem for Honda Odyssey as I just found out by class action suit and many complaints on line. But when I call Honda they say this car has never been recalled for any transmission defects. Picture that it is amazing how many problems they have had and continue to have but they do a good job keeping it quiet. This is very dangerous and I am sure expensive problem for them that is why they wont admit to any defects. Since this is costing me 3500 to get a jasper transmission with 3 year warranty. Will not buy a Honda again.

- Farmingville, NY, USA

problem #57

Mar 272012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 124,380 miles
Parked car in parking lot--backed into spot--put into park?--shut off engine/removed key and exited vehicle/locked door and went into store--was informed within 5 minutes car had rolled approx' 50 feet into friends pickup truck..my left front[driver side] had smashed into right rear of truck-no damage to trk--my car actually in reverse when key removed and engine stopped.

- Glendale, MO, USA

problem #56

Jun 012012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
I parked my car, removed the keys and exited the vehicle. Once outside, the car began to roll backwards and I pushed against it to hold it from rolling into the car parked next to me (the front wheels were turned). I re-entered the car and shifted it into park and applied the parking brake.

- Southington, CT, USA

problem #55

Jul 112011

Odyssey

  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Honda odysssey. The contact stated that the vehicle rolled back although it was in park and turned off. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the altenator and ignition might need to be replaced. The vehicle had not been inspected. In addition, the contact mentioned that the key could be removed out of the ignition while the vehicle was in drive or reverse. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 118,000.

- Mountain View, CA, USA

problem #54

Jul 162012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 126,255 miles
After reading an article on October 6, 2012 by reuters "government investigates Honda Pilot, Odyssey rollaway risk", I realized that is exactly what is happening to my 2004 Honda Odyssey. Many times after coming to a complete stop and after placing the gear shift arm into 'park', the vehicle does not register that the vehicle is in 'park', however I am able to remove the key from the ignition.

- Poulsbo, WA, USA

problem #53

Aug 192012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 114,775 miles
Originating in portland, or to L.a., California, our vacation was abruptly interrupted 30 miles North of bakersfield with some smoke coming out of our engine. We decided to pull over for safety and upon disembarking noticed from fluid dripping from the driver side area of the engine. We were towed to a Honda dealership in bakersfield and after spending the night came back the next morning to the dealer and was told that my transmission on my 2004 Honda Odyssey was out of commission and that it needed to be replaced. I have been a loyal customer of Honda since the 80's, as my other family members, and never had we experienced this type of catastrophic event(having to pay $4000 to replace the transmission) during our family vacation. I am the original owner of this van and (from 2004), I never have I received any recall or communication from the Honda corporation about the transmission. I always changed my fluids and had it maintained. If I would've known about the transmission issue, I probably would've avoided using it for such as long journey. I contacted the Honda corporation office in California but they disregarded it as just a misfortune. I asked for reimbursement or some type of reimbursement but they denied my plead.

- Tualatin, OR, USA

problem #52

Aug 082012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • miles
The transmission jerks and shudders. I am losing confidence on the safety of this vehicle.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #51

Sep 082012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 162,000 miles
While heading down the interstate at 70 miles an hour the transmission just went away. After researching the issue I found out that Honda has had several issues with the transmissions doing just that and say they have fixed it. However, in my opinion it has not been fixed. As I was sitting along the highway waiting for a tow truck as semi after semi went past shaking my van, I think they should take another look at the issue. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Defiance, OH, USA

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