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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,254 miles

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2005 Honda Odyssey steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #16

Dec 142008


  • 0 miles


Steering wheel get stiff when our van is on idle. May failed anytime when the vehicle is on motion which may cause an accidents.

- Tinley Park, IL, USA

problem #15

Mar 162009


  • 44,000 miles
Power steering noise when turning. Dealer stated might need to flush system. Also brakes have squeaked since 7500 miles. Dealer wasn't very helpful and didn't think it was any big deal.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #14

Feb 152009


  • 62,580 miles
Power steering makes a whining noise and loses power at slower speeds, as when parking. I nearly hit a pedestrian yesterday when power steering cut out as I was driving in grocery store lot.

- Morgantown, WV, USA

problem #13

Jan 142009


  • 54,600 miles


Power steering problem / whining and problem with it defective screen in the pump caused it to thicken and not work properly.

- Crossville, TN, USA

problem #12

Dec 162008


  • miles
Power steering pump failure causes loss of control in vehicle.

- Lees Summit, MO, USA

problem #11

Jan 252009


  • 60,000 miles
Power steering whining and not reacting appropriately, inability to steer vehicle.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #10

Jan 012008


  • 40,000 miles


Sudden loss of power steering: When engine is at idle speed (as when pulling into a parking place), there is a sudden loss of power steering when trying to turn the wheel quickly (as in trying to avoid an incident). This can have minor to serious consequences depending on what you may be trying to avoid. This seems to be a common problem based on internet postings.

- Newbury Park, CA, USA

problem #9

Dec 152008


  • 52,185 miles
My 2005 Honda Odyssey has had the buzzing, humming sound on two different occasions. The first time it occurred while under warranty and was taken care of by the dealer. The second time the car had 52000 miles on it and the dealer contacted Honda to see if they would cover it. They would not but allowed me a 50% discount on the repair. This should be a bulletin item covered by the company.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #8

Dec 312008


  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Odyssey. While driving 55 mph, power steering fluid began leaking from the vehicle and caused the power steering to malfunction. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer the same day to inquire about the noise from the steering wheel. He was informed that there were no failures with the vehicle. The contact feels that the vehicle is unsafe to drive because he was unable to steer at the time of the failure. The current and failure mileages were 22,000.

- New Lenox, IL, USA

problem #7

Nov 202008


  • 87,125 miles
According to Honda service bulletin 07-005 June 17, 2008 titled power steering pump whines, buzzes, or hums (supersedes 07-005, dated January 26, 2007, to update the information marked by the black bars), symptom "the power steering pump whines, buzzes, or hums after driving for 30 minutes in temperatures 35 to 40 degrees F (2 to 5 degrees C). Probable cause the power steering pump reservoir is defective correction action: Flush the power steering system with clean power steering fluid, and then replace the power steering reservoir. Parts information power steering reservoir: P/N 53701-shj-A01C1, H/C 0923672 required materials Honda genuine power steering fluid: P/N 08206-9002, H/C 3747284 (four bottles per vehicle are needed) the defective power steering reservoir causes the power steering pump to whine because power steering fluid is not pump out of the reservoir. If power steering fluid is not being pumped out of the reservoir, the power steer fails which could result in loss of steering control. Honda acknowledges this problem with the above information and the warranty information but refuses to correct this problem on vehicles out side of the 36000 miles warranty. According Honda service bulletin 07-005, this "applies to 2005-07 Odyssey -all 2008 -from VIN 5fnrl38..8B000001 thru 5fnrl38..8B075356 -from VIN F5nrl38..8B400001 thru 5fnrl38..8B419525 I asked my local Honda dealer (cale yarborough Honda 2723 West palmetto street florence SC 29501 843-669-5556) to estimate how much this repair would cost. According to their service manager, the replacement reservoir is $11.50, the power steering fluid is $16 and the labor is $170. The total cost $197.50. Since this defect has been acknowledged by Honda and may results in loss of steering control and an accident, Honda should recall this part and pay for it to be repaired on vehicles with this problem.

- Effingham , SC, USA

problem #6

Apr 182008

(reported on)

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • miles


2005 Honda Odyssey noise in the front of the vehicle and shaking in steering wheel. Consumer states that the dealer stated the wheel bearings needed to be replaced. Even after the replacement the problem persisted. The consumer was informed the problem he was experiencing with the shaking was due to a inoperative catalytic converter. It was replaced, however the noise and shaking continued. The vehicle had run flat tires, so if the tires became flat the consumer could drive up to 50 miles, however when the consumer experienced a flat, the vehicle would not move. The consumer was informed the tire was defective. The engine light illuminated. The consumer was told the vehicle needed another catalytic converter. When the consumer picked the vehicle up, the engine light was still on.

- Scarsdale, NY, USA

problem #5

Dec 152004

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the steering worked intermittently on four separate occasions. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, but they could not duplicate the failure. The current mileage was 2,837 and failure mileage was 115. The consumer stated Honda replaced pump and to date vehicle power steering performs to standard. Updated 09/18/07

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #4

Oct 152005

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
Noticed an oscillation (shimmy) at 40+ mph around 7K miles that progressively worsened over the next couple of months. After 4 visits to the dealer within the first year, which included 2 alignments, 2 road force balancing and tire rotations, the shimmy still persists at 24K miles. Dealer cannot fix. Will contact Honda directly.

- Kaysville, UT, USA

problem #3

Dec 142004

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
Steering wheel shake at 50+ mph since new. Dealer not receptive to complaints during first few visits and recall service visits. Week of 11-12-06 dealer will test drive due to 'service bulletin' from Honda. We have been putting up with this wheel shake for two years.

- Donna, TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 252006

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
: the contact stated while sitting idle after driving a long distance, a whine was heard intermittently in the steering column. The vehicle was driven to the dealer who could not duplicate the problem. The consumer stated the dealer did state there were problems with other vans like his. Updated 12/01/06

- Deltona, FL, USA

problem #1

Mar 312005


  • miles
Consistance steering shimmy even after tire balance rotation road force variation balance and power steering pump even a new tire

- Tuckerton, NJ, USA

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