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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,000 miles

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2005 Honda Odyssey drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 202007

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles


We first noticed a severe vibration in our car about two months ago when traveling between 65-70 mph. Took Honda ody to dealer to have them review. Suggested we rotate and balance tires (as we have done with nearly each oil change). Car had 20K miles. We did as suggested but vibration continued. We drove the car to South Florida (8 hours of driving) and the vibration seemed to worsen. Went to different local Honda dealer to have them look at it. They suggested another balance and alignment. We said ok (another $150) and they said their tech drove it and it was gone. Great - took the car home and experienced it again on my test loop home. Called second dealer again who took car in. First they looked at the pax system and said we need new tires and that should fix it. They then put new tires on from a new ody on their lot. Did not resolve it. Now they feel it is the front axles that are defective and still have the car. Hopefully this will fix the problems but not from what I have read from other consumers of the 2005 Honda ody... I feel all this will recur. So, two problems. The pax system touted for safety and longevity has almost bald side edges of each tire at 22K miles now. Is this safe for my family? now I need to replace them for $1K. Second issue is faulty axles that are worn at 22K miles. Wow. Seems to be some serious safety and design defects in this $40K vehicle that would not be accepted on a $20K car.

- Lake Mary, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 142005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles
The consumer heard a knocking noise while driving. He took the vehicle to dealer for inspection. Both front axles broke. The vehicle was under warranty, and the axles were replaced by the dealership at no cost to the contact. Updated 12/07/05.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

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