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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,441 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #11

Apr 032016

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,211 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Honda Odyssey. While driving 35 mph, the passenger side curtain air bag deployed without warning. The contact sustained burns on her neck from the seat belt. The rear passenger occupant sustained slight burns to the wrist. Medical attention was not required. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the entire occupant restraint control sensor and unit failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 84,211. Updated 05/20/16

- Maple Valley, WA, USA

problem #10

Feb 012015


  • 135,000 miles
Air bag lights comes on intermittently days or weeks apart. No recalls listed for my VIN. Seat belt light does the same thing but much less frequently. Again, no recall listed for my VIN. No outward defects. This concerns me due to many other air bag recalls. This is a family car. It was purchased with the safety of my children in mind. We are not feeling very safe.

- Clovis, CA, USA

problem #9

Jun 152015


  • 108,000 miles
On June 15, 2015 my 2005 Honda Odyssey airbag system light came on and stayed until now, I was scared due to airbag might blown out or causing any trouble while vehicle in use or worst something happen. I took my vehicle to Honda dealer on June 16, and I was told no recalls. They did some diagnose and I was told it was the seat belt buckle and wiring on driver side, the buckle was replace (free of charge), but the wiring cost $550 to have it fix. I refused the service due to no sense and not enough evidence to prove the issue. I did some research and found same issue on same vehicle that has airbag system lights on dashboard. I do believe that the dealer should address this as recall especially if the vehicle never been in accident. Please let me know if there is anything you can do to address this issue. Thanks

- Torrance, CA, USA

problem #8

Apr 222014


  • 150,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the front passenger's side seat belt unlatched independently. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 150,000.

- Hamilton , AL, USA

problem #7

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 #6

Aug 282013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
My Honda Odyssey 2005, the airbag warning light shows up, sometime it disappear, then it will come back sometime later. The minivan is derivable but it is annoying and I am not sure if there is potential danger.

- Herndon, VA, USA

problem #5

May 042011


  • 104,845 miles


Faulty passenger seat belt buckle airbag impact switch.

- Ft Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #4

Dec 162005

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 78,500 miles
2005 Odyssey - front passenger seat belt will not free up to allow enough length to buckle. It is locked in the recoiled position. It just happened two days ago and has never happened before. After two days it is still locked in the recoiled position making the front passenger seat unusable. What do we need to do to get it corrected. Our vehicle just came off of warranty but we understand that Honda offers a lifetime warranty for seat belts. True?

- Afton, WY, USA

problem #3

Apr 202009


  • miles
This happened on April 20th, 2009 at 3pm. While the SUV (my father-in-law 2005 Honda Odyssey van) was parked, my 8-year old became entangled in the seat belt of the 3rd row middle seat. The seat belt was wrapped around his neck. My wife became aware when the other children screamed for help. My child had already turned blue and he could not even speak. My wife jumped immediately to the 3rd row but the seat belt would not loose and there was any slack to loosen the belt. During all attempts to loosen it, the belt got tighter while my child was being asphyxiated. Miraculously, she was able to loose the belt and released him just before he die. The child was injured in the neck, had bruises and broken capillaries throughout his face, eyes and ears, etc. During this week, he had required medical studies including general doctor, paediatrist, neuro, ophthalmologist, ent and psychologist. I am looking how to file a complaint with Honda by luck so far. I am very concerned that there is not a safety feature to manually loosen the seat belt in case of an emergency. I understand that there is a manual key for release it from the bottom, but if my wife would have to try to find the key and release it that way, my son would have die for sure. Making research, I found that seems to be that Honda fixed a safety issue concerning child car seats, but they have created a new safety hazard for all children. I am sure that Honda engineers evaluated this safety hazard but rated with a serious severity but with a low likelihood of occurrence. Therefore, this not required any measures for risk mitigation. I think that given the severity of this hazard and its potential harms (major injury, death, etc), Honda must re-evaluate its risk assessment and take an action by redesigning this seat belt. In addition, I think Honda could have evaluated this hazard from a misuse perspective. However, a normal child playing inside the car could not be considered as such.

- Sants Isabel, PR, USA

problem #2

Sep 212005

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,300 miles
While driving, my son's seat belt became unbuckled and my son tumbled forward while still strapped in his car seat.

- Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 272005

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving about 10 mph the consumer heard a noise which sounded like metal rubbing metal. The noise seemed to be coming from the brakes and was accompanied by vibrations. The dealer was unable to find anything wrong with the vehicle. The seat belt came out of the door jam while the consumer was leaning forward. The passenger door make noise when opened or closed.

- Gaffney, SC, USA

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