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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,333 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.

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2005 Honda Odyssey body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 282012


  • 52,000 miles


The support struts for the tailgate failed. The door came crashing down on mother and daughter. Mother pushed daughter out of way but the door caught the mother on the right arm. Upper arm received a deep bruise 1 inch in diameter. The door worked well prior to this. There had been no warning like slow to lift or hard to lift open (or to close).

- Lakewood, WA, USA

problem #2

Jan 202010


  • 51,000 miles
2005 Honda Odyssey tailgate failure - while my wife was unloading some groceries with the tailgate open, she heard this beeping sound (from the tailgate) and the tailgate began closing. She did not suffer any significant injury aside from freaking out while trying to get out of the way. Now, the tailgate does not stay open.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #1

Oct 202008


  • 45,000 miles
I opened up the trunk gate of my 2005 Honda Odyssey to remove some items, as I was backing away from the van, the tail gate strut suddenly looses pressure and drops down. Honda Odyssey tailgate strut failure. I went to Honda to purchase replacements parts, and kept the orig ones as proof. Now the replacement parts is starting to have problems, it did not completely failed, but it does not have enough pressure to hold up the trunk gate and keep it open. I did receive a bump on the head, since I was not very close to the car, but the situation could have been much worst.

- Halethorpe, MD, USA

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