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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,000 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

Feb 132008


  • 72,000 miles


A strong vibration occurs when the transmission shifts from second to third gear. The driver must accelerate or decelerate to stop the rumpling. Eventually the transmission fails. This happened to me and hundreds of other owners as evidenced by reports to edmunds. Honda says it is normal.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 012009


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2005 Honda Odyssey has a problem with the engine mounts. The dealer informed the consumer of the risk involved if the engine mounts were not replaced.

- Port Saint Lucie, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 242004

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I purchased a 2005 Honda odessey. I requested a moon roof as a Honda option. I was not told that this was not an option on the model that I had selected. I was given an after market moon roof. I went back to the dealer to have an over head dvd player installed and I was told that the main overhead beam was cut to install the moon roof and that what was left of the beam was not strong enough to hold the dvd player. I began to question the quality of work that was done to install the moon roof and I was then told it was after market. I asked the dealer and Honda to certify that the installation was safe. They both refused. I have since explained my concerns about the safety of the vehicle especially in turn over situations. Honda and the dealership has refused to do anything. I am very concern about the installation and I want Honda to take back the vehicle since I bought Honda but I was sold a Honda vehicle with an after market moon roof. Not only this but I don't have a Honda warranty on the moonroof. The only warranty I have is with the dealership. I am currently pregnant and I already have 2 children. The minivan is a vehicle for my family. I don't think the mini van is safe in case of a crash or roll over. I say this because if the beam is not strong enough to hold a dvd player then in case of a roll over or crash the roof will come in on me and my children.

- Piscataway, NJ, USA

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