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2.6

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 1 of 4)

problem #76

Apr 042016

Odyssey

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Fuel system X3 structure brakes steering electrical system

- Galax, VA, USA

problem #75

Apr 062016

Odyssey

  • 127,563 miles
Driving through a local park with 3 speed tables, after crossing the 3rd table I heard a clunk from the engine on the passenger side, lost the power steering and the check charging system light came on. I had to keep driving as there was no safe place to stop. I drove slowly without power steering, the clunking contunied until something broke free and I noted it's location on the road in the rear view mirror. I was able to get back to the place within 30 mins so the part was still there. It was a metal ring with grooves on the outside, looked like a belt went on it. I got it to a shop and they told me the harmonic balancer was gone and that it would need to be replaced. Driving down the road and loosing steering is a big safety issue, and needs to be looked into by Honda.

- Ball Ground, GA, USA

problem #74

Sep 072015

Odyssey

  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that while driving, the steering wheel was tight and the serpentine belt fractured. In addition, the bolts fractured associated with the suspension pulleys more than twice causing a failure. The vehicle was towed more than once and taken to an independent mechanic a third time, who replaced the serpentine belt, the bolts and the pulleys. The independent mechanic checked with the manufacturer on the oem parts that had been ordered and they stated that the bolts were newly designed but provided no resolution on why the bolts prematurely fractured three times. The independent mechanic repaired the vehicle. The contact was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 05V039000 (steering). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Lexington, NC, USA

problem #73

Jun 022015

Odyssey

  • 96,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2005 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that while driving at 60 mph, the steering wheel shook violently and the check engine warning light illuminated. The failure recurred daily. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the catalytic converter needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 96,000. The VIN was not available.

- Los Angeles , CA, USA

problem #72

Jun 222015

Odyssey

  • 170,000 miles
Power steering stops working at slow speeds. Usually when turning to park in a parking space or turning into a driveway.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #71

Nov 012014

Odyssey

  • 126,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Odyssey. While driving approximately 25 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to turn without warning. The failure recurred each time the vehicle was driven. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and was diagnosed that the power steering pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 126,000.

- Norwalk, CT, USA

problem #70

Jul 102012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Car is sometimes almost impossible to steer. Has been reported to dealer numerous times. Finally had the steering pump replaced for $271.77, this after they had replaced it previously under warranty. So have had three steering pumps in this car and sometimes cannot move the wheel enough to get out of parking spot or garage. Local dealer refuses to address the problem.

- Aberdeen, WA, USA

problem #69

Feb 112014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 99,000 miles
When maneuvering in low mileage areas, I.e. driveways, parking lots, my power steering pump does not assist well, if at all. The vehicle makes a noise similar to an rc car with a dying battery and the steering wheel is almost impossible for me to move. In order to get out of a parking space, it can take me up to 10 or so moves because I cannot get the wheel to turn properly.

- Milford, NJ, USA

problem #68

Mar 122008

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • miles
At the time of purchase I was forced to obtain an extended warranty, etching and many other things. One year later I began to have problems with the sliding doors. I informed Honda because doors are covered under the extended warranty and the dealer refused to do any repairs. Summer of 2014 there's a recall on the fuel pump and the dealership claims that because the doors are stuck closed they cannot repair the recall. However the service advisor opened the sliding doors and still then they refuse to complete the recall. I contacted Honda's manufacturer and per the case manager at corporate office, " Honda cannot help me the recall." I recently learned that on September of 2011 there was an extended warranty on the steering. I informed the case manager that I never received such notice. Her response was "perhaps the notice was mailed to the previous owner, because we go by the address noted at the dmv office."; September of 2011 the vehicle was registered under my name and address, the case manager did not have a response for me. Fuel pump recall has not been repaired.

- Boonton, NJ, USA

problem #67

Dec 142011

Odyssey

  • 65,850 miles
Power steering very difficult to turn in cold weather. Caused car to collide into another car because the steering did not work properly.

- Owings Mills, MD, USA

problem #66

Aug 052013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I was not aware that Honda had a recall on the power steering pump. I have had this problem for over a year. My local dealer (autoparks Honda, cary, nc) is telling me that the recall is over and the extended recall is over so they cannot fix it at no cost to me. I don't understand why Honda will not replace the power steering pump when there was a recall on this part. It is still very hard to turn the steering wheel. I really like my Odyssey and I would like to see Honda stand behind their recalls.

- Morrisville, NC, USA

problem #65

Sep 072010

Odyssey

  • 35,000 miles
Steering shaking badly before a car is coming to stop (while slow down the car).

- La, CA, USA

problem #64

Jul 022014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 175,000 miles
The rear motor mount went bad causing a terrible vibration in the steering wheel due to the engine banging around. After some research I found out the rear motor mount was only added to this vehicle after Honda decided to come out with the eco feature. The vcm engine cuts out cylinders when they are not needed causing the engine to vibrate so a rear motor mount was added to decrease the vibration. The motor mount is around $500 plus the cost of labor to repair. I don't have the $700 needed to repair my van so I will be double fisting the steering wheel until the remaining mounts fail causing my engine to fall out. Hopefully no one will be injured during this incident because it's not a safety issue according to american Honda.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #63

Sep 122011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 52,215 miles
Over a period of a few years the steering pump has been replaced three times and one more time for the prior owner. 4 steering pumps and once again the pump is failing. The car has less then 100000 miles on it and yet Honda is failing to fix the steering pump that they said they were extending a 100000 mile warranty on. The pumps are all lemons and just continue to fail one after another. Its ridiculous that 4 pumps have failed on the same car over a few years. Obviously there is something more to this then a steering pump.

- Boise, ID, USA

problem #62

Jun 262007

Odyssey

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated while driving approximately 20 mph and making a turn, there was a loss of power steering as the warning light illuminated. In combination to the steering failure a delayed response occurred when the brake and accelerator pedals were depressed. The failure recurred intermittently but only when the vehicle was being driven in severe rainy weather. The failure was not diagnosed nor was the vehicle repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Livingston, TX, USA

problem #61

May 062014

Odyssey

  • 126,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that while driving approximately 15 mph and making a turn, there was a loss of power steering without warning. The steering wheel became extremely hard to turn. The vehicle was maneuvered to the side of the road where the engine was turned off for a brief moment. Upon restarting the vehicle it functioned normally. The failure recurred three times. The failure was neither diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 126,000.

- Carneys Point, NJ, USA

problem #60

Feb 032014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • miles
Steering wheel was not put together correctly can cause an accicent.

- Jersey City, NJ, USA

problem #59

Oct 102013

Odyssey

  • miles
Power steering does not work well at low speeds (I.e. parking and turning corners). Vehicle is hard to turn and could result in crash. Also, rear motor has failed, which could result in undesirable shifting of transmission.

- Ames, IA, USA

problem #58

Jul 012013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
Steering wheel is shaking really bad and pulling to the right.

- Carrollton, GA, USA

problem #57

Jan 162013

Odyssey

  • 224,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that while driving the steering failed. The steering wheel became hard to turn. The contact was able to drive the vehicle home. The contact inspected vehicle and stated that the tensioner belt bolt failed. The contact stated that the tensioner belt bolt was previously replaced; however, the failure was not corrected. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 224,000.

- New Paris, IN, USA

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