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3.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,000 miles

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2005 Honda Odyssey windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2005 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #4

May 302011

Odyssey

  • 55,000 miles

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

While driving on I-90, the sun roof exploded for no apparent reason. Temperature was 45 degrees. Inside sun roof cover was closed so no glass entered the interior. There were no vehicles ahead of me. Had the cover been opened and small children in the middle seats, serious injuries may have occurred. I suggest that a safety notice be issued stating that when the middle and back row of seats are occupied then the sun roof cover be closed. I feel this is a manufacturing flaw as there have been other instances of the same problems and most are directed towards the 2005 model Odyssey van. In addition a safety recall may be in order. I feel strongly that the public should be informed.

- Spokane Valley, WA, USA

problem #3

Oct 252009

Odyssey

  • 85,000 miles
The sunroof spontaneously combusted while driving (speed 50, temp 63 degrees). We had 4 kids in the car at the time (2 not mine) and glass hit each occupant. Luckily no one got cut, but my son did get hit in the eye. Will be bringing it to the dealer today.

- Middletown, RI, USA

problem #2

Sep 112005

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
Hello - I have a 2005 Odyssey that might have and others might have potential safety issues. A while back I found a loose bolt in the drivers side sliding door and another bolt that was not tightened at the factory. I am concerned that this represents a serious quality control breakdown. While my problem was addressed, since then I have had numerous other issues and in the process of filing a lemon law complaint as a result of repeated attempts to fix my vehicle. My concern is also that my dealership told me they have found six other vehicles with loose bolts in the car. If someone is in a position to do this, what else would this person potentially have done to this vehicle and others. This makes me wonder if someone at the factory was doing this as a joke or if there are other potential safety issues related to this finding. In addition to this, I have had multiple problems with the dvd/navigation system and the rear camera often stays on while moving forward. This is quite a distraction to the driver. I have been working these issues with Honda customer care for the last 5 weeks with no progress. Also, this vehicle has been in five times to have this looked at. I continue to have problems with this vehicle. While it was in having the dvd/nav problem looked and the rear view mirror fixed (fell off while driving down the interstate), three additional recalls were found. Also, the rear view mirror could not be fixed and the windshield was replaced. Had to bring it back in the following day since it was not installed correctly (had wind noise). This issue was fixed. I am now on vacation and the windshield washers stopped working. The problems that continue to mount up on this vehicle make me question its overall safety and road worthiness.

- Viera, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 242004

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I purchased a 2005 Honda odessey. I requested a moon roof as a Honda option. I was not told that this was not an option on the model that I had selected. I was given an after market moon roof. I went back to the dealer to have an over head dvd player installed and I was told that the main overhead beam was cut to install the moon roof and that what was left of the beam was not strong enough to hold the dvd player. I began to question the quality of work that was done to install the moon roof and I was then told it was after market. I asked the dealer and Honda to certify that the installation was safe. They both refused. I have since explained my concerns about the safety of the vehicle especially in turn over situations. Honda and the dealership has refused to do anything. I am very concern about the installation and I want Honda to take back the vehicle since I bought Honda but I was sold a Honda vehicle with an after market moon roof. Not only this but I don't have a Honda warranty on the moonroof. The only warranty I have is with the dealership. I am currently pregnant and I already have 2 children. The minivan is a vehicle for my family. I don't think the mini van is safe in case of a crash or roll over. I say this because if the beam is not strong enough to hold a dvd player then in case of a roll over or crash the roof will come in on me and my children.

- Piscataway, NJ, USA

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