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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
48,000 miles
Total Complaints:
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2004 Honda Odyssey electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #1

May 152007

(reported on)

Odyssey EXL-RES 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles


Intermittently would lose all electrical power and left wife and kids stranded - thank heaven they were in safe part of town with nice people around to assist. Took to dealer and they discovered that the battery terminals did not fit the OEM battery properly, so they rigged it to make it work. Just seems strange that QC at Honda could allow this to pass through the doors. Another minor annoyance - leave the key on without the motor running and the headlights stay on, which drains the battery in less than 20 minutes, leaving you stranded. It's a new battery, so I don't think that's the problem. If you park the car and remain in the car and want to use any of the accessories - especially if yours has the DVD player like mine does - the battery will last only about 20 minutes and then you're stuck. I've known another person who had this same problem with their 2002 Ody. If you really want one of these vans and believe all the hype you read about them, be prepared to baby it, unless you're just so in love with Honda that you can look past the details.

- , Ogden, UT, USA

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