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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
8 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
9 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,463 miles

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2005 Honda Odyssey seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #17

Oct 012013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles


Honda Odyssey 2005 model vehicle seat weight sensors could result in disabling the air bags. If a weight comparable to a child (such as school bag or groceries or a box) is placed in front passenger seat and seat belts are not buckled, air bags are disabled and the indicator light on the dashboard is illuminated. Even after removing weight the light stays illuminated. Subsequent passenger sitting and seat buckling do not have any effect on the disabling of air bags and indicator. It has to be reset by a dealer. This could endanger the passengers in Honda Odyssey 2005.

- Springfield, VA, USA

problem #16

Sep 212013


  • 117,000 miles
I was driving my Honda Odyssey 2005 model at 40mph, suddenly the "check airbag system" light on my car dashboard came on until this time. Please investigate this problem. Your immediate action is highly appreciated.thank you.

- Rosemead, CA, USA

problem #15

Apr 162013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
The air bag light stays on frequently, but not all the time. I noticed Honda Odyssey 2003 and 2004 model are currently under investigation for air bag problems including air bag warning lights illuminating. My Odyssey is 2005 model and is having the similar lighting problem. Can the Agency also investigate the year 2005 model please? I am very concerned the potential problems it may lead to. There has been no accidents with my minivan.

- Cerritos, CA, USA

problem #14

Jul 062013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 98,000 miles


The air bag malfunction light comes on sporadically. Did not receive a recall notice but I see other '05 ody owners are having the same problem.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #13

Mar 012013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 116,500 miles
The air bag malfunction light comes on sporadically- looking on line I see there was a recall in 2005 for a malfunctioning airbag sensors in the 2005 Odyssey - but ours did not get the recall notice - it looks like there are several other 2005 Odyssey owners that also currently having this issue- the 2005 recall on this should have been more comprehensive so we would not be getting malfunction warning.

- Plymouth, MI, USA

problem #12

Jun 042013


  • 90,000 miles
The brakes on this car never worked well. They screeched and squealed and were slow to respond. Despite many trips to the dealer and mechanics, they insisted nothing was wrong. I rear ended someone coming down a hill because I was unable to brake. The difference in speed must have been at least 35 mph. My airbags did not go off. I hit the seatbelt way too hard. The car in front of me did have his airbags go off.

- Leesburg, VA, USA

problem #11

Jul 012013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 119,000 miles


I noticed that the airbag light came on and stays on when I drive the vehicle. I took it in to get the emissions checked and the mechanic suggested I look into recalls. Found one related to this, so I called Honda to discuss. Have not been able to reach them yet.

- Reston, VA, USA

problem #10

Jun 142013


  • 136,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the driver's side air bag deployed inadvertently. The contact was not involved in a crash and there was no impact to the vehicle. Contact sustained concussion to the forehead and injuries to the neck and shoulder. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but the cause of the failure was unknown. The failure was reported to the manufacturer. The failure and current mileage was 136,000.

- Newport News , VA, USA

problem #9

Jan 072013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • miles
SRS indicator stays on after the engine starts.

- Venice , FL, USA

problem #8

Apr 012013


  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the air bag light intermittently illuminated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 67,000.

- Orange , CA, USA

problem #7

Apr 172013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 88,000 miles


The airbag dash light came on and stayed on. I took my minivan to the Honda annapolis dealership service department where they ran diagnostics. They told me nothing was wrong with my airbags. They did find, however, that the driver's seatbelt needed to be replaced, so they did so free of charge. They weren't able to tell me why the airbag light came on, and told me to be grateful, as if there was something wrong with airbags, it would have cost me a lot of money to have them replaced.

- Crofton, MD, USA

problem #6

May 232013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • miles
This vehicle was not involved in an incident. I wanted to file a complaint regarding the safety feature of the airbags. The SRS light remains illuminated on the dashboard. I noticed a recall on other 2005 Odyssey and wanted to see if other 2005 Odyssey owners have experienced the same issue. This is a safety issue that I take seriously and should not have to pay to have fixed. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

- Charles Town, WV, USA

problem #5

May 042011


  • 104,845 miles
Faulty passenger seat belt buckle airbag impact switch.

- Ft Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #4

Nov 172009


  • 59,500 miles
Original owner of vehicle with 59K miles. SRS warning light illuminated. Dealer diagnosed as dtc code 44-11, side right side impact sensor. Sensor (P/N 77970-shj-305) was replaced and SRS fault cleared. Replaced part is available.

- Arnold, MD, USA

problem #3

Mar 112008

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Odyssey. While driving at an unknown speed, the air bag warning light illuminated and has remained lit ever since. The dealer stated that the air bag system needed to be replaced at the cost of $550. The failure mileage was 44,000 and current mileage was 46,000. Updated 04/16/08.

- St. Peters, MO, USA

problem #2

Mar 032007

Odyssey 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,200 miles
- the contact owns a 2005 Honda Odyssey. The contact was experiencing steering problems related to recall #05V039000. While driving 50 mph the contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a ditch. While attempting to gain control of the steering the vehicle moved from the left to the right. The contact called the police, and was not given a police report. The mechanic replaced the tires, and stated that the failure was due to the tires. The contact advised the mechanic of the steering recall, and he denied that it was related. None of the air bags in the vehicle deployed at the time of the collision. Recall #05V344000 was related to the air bags: Frontal:sensor/control module. The drivers side door was difficult to close unless pressure was applied. The weather was not a factor. The current and failure mileage was 36,200.

- Middletown , OH, USA

problem #1

Sep 202005

Odyssey 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles
The contact took car to the dealership this morning for a recall repairs concerning the air bags. The dealer was very nasty. He told the contact they would get to it when they could if they even got to it. He received the recall letter about a week ago. The contact called to make an appointment to bring the car in, but he was put on hold several times. He was unable to make an appointment. He did not leave the car there. He was going to take it to another dealer.

- Dallas, GA, USA

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