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5.2

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,232 miles

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2006 Honda Odyssey AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2006 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #14

Jul 152007

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles

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

Ac went out in 2006 Honda Odyssey. Took to dealership assuming would be repaired under warranty. Was told a rock hit the condenser and would cost $800 for repair, not covered under warranty. I recently found out that this was not an isolated incident.

- Mcalester, OK, USA

problem #13

Jun 202007

Odyssey

  • miles
Air conditioning on the 2006 Odyssey stopped working after 10 months of ownership. We were told that debris had hit the condenser and caused a leak. Since this was not considered a defect in the part it was not covered under warranty. However, it appeared we were not the only 05/06 Odyssey owners with this problem. This seemed to be a design/engineering flaw that allowed for damage to occur so easily. Other internet posts revealed that owners were having to engineer their own fixes to protect the condenser, so that they did not have another $800 bill. This should be Honda's responsibility.

- Hillsboroug, CA, USA

problem #12

Apr 162007

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
A rock hit the air conditioning condenser coil. The damage caused a leak in the coil and the condenser had to be replaced. I mounted a grill to prevent further similar damage.

- Burlington, 00, USA

problem #11

Jun 112007

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles

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

Air compressor leaked freon due to small rock in condenser. Car is less than one year old and well within warranty. However, Honda claims that the rock in the air condenser is a road hazard, and not covered waranty. $770 later, and a few google searches about Honda Odyssey's with rocks in compressors, and a plethora of people are found with the same problem. Try copying and pasting this link into your browser. 100 comments from different people. www.topix.net/forum/autos/Honda-Odyssey/tjbopfur3svarkhcj.

- Cornville, AZ, USA

problem #10

May 162007

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I own a 2006 Honda Odyssey with no air conditioning. Took it to the dealer, and was told a rock hit the condenser and it was not covered under warranty. I had the car less than a year. It was poor design on Honda's part. There were many complaints on the same issue on the web. Honda should be responsible for the poor design.

- Lemont, IL, USA

problem #9

Apr 292007

Odyssey

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Air conditioner failure due to hole in condenser. Honda informed me that sometimes an object can cause the hole in the condenser which is unacceptable due to poor design and inadequate protection of critical parts that operate a vehicle.

- Acworth, GA, USA

problem #8

Apr 052007

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,662 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Honda Odyssey. The contact attempted to activate the air conditioner and hot air began to blow. The contact left the air conditioner on for fifteen minutes and it continued to emit heat. The dealer stated that there was a hole in the condenser and it needed to be replaced. The dealer was unsure how the failure occurred, but suggested that it may have been caused by debris. The current and failure mileage were 15,662.

- Wilsonville, OR, USA

problem #7

Apr 112007

Odyssey

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I noticed on 4/10/07 that air conditioner (A/C) wasn't blowing cold air in the 2006 Honda odessey. Had my husband take it to the repair shop this morning, and we have been told that there was damage to the A/C condenser tube located in the front of the vehicle. This area was not protected by a grille, and the damage has most likely been caused by road debris. Upon further research discovered that this problem occurred to many Honda owners. This was not covered by warranty, and I consider it to be a design flaw. We were going to have to pay at least $600 to repair the A/C, and were not guaranteed that it will not happen again. I'm going to purchase a grill to put on the front of my car myself.

- Humble, TX, USA

problem #6

Feb 272007

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2006 Honda Odyssey with 10 K miles and the ac condenser developed a pinhole leak with no apparent rock damage. The local Honda dealer refused to cover the leak under warranty. Said it was road damage and not covered. I asked for a factory rep. To look at it and they said they would not cover it. I checked the internet and found dozens of other 2005/06 Odyssey vans had the same problem with similar results when they contacted Honda. I hope that there is some kind of recall or class action suit.

- Homestead, FL, USA

problem #5

Oct 292006

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,100 miles
I have a 2006 Honda Odyssey about 4000 miles. When I stopped at parking lot I saw smokes/gas rising from the front of the car. It was freon gas leaking out of the condenser. Spent $700 to fix it at the dealership. Call Honda customer service complain about the poor condenser protection design on the Odyssey. A "senior" regional manager respond, he didn't think it's a design issue. And he refused to do anything about the damage.

- Bridgewater, NJ, USA

problem #4

Oct 072006

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,100 miles

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

Honda Odyssey 2006 with 4120 miles. Only driven on surface streets. Air conditioning failed. Mechanics states a rock hit the condenser coils and will not honor the warranty. Honda has designed the air conditioning system so that the condenser coils are exposed.

- Shawboro, NC, USA

problem #3

Aug 122006

Odyssey

  • Manual transmission
  • 22,000 miles
The current design of the grill allows unprotected access for road debris, I.e. small rocks, to strike the A/C condenser which allows a leak. Honda does not consider this covered under warranty despite the design flaw.

- Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

problem #2

Aug 012006

Odyssey

  • miles
I purchased a brand new 2006 Honda Odyssey from a local dealer. I noticed sometime after the purchase the air conditioning didn't seem to be very cold. I chalked it up to the weather being hotter than normal, and my failure to not read the manual. When all else failed, I read the manual. No real help, I wasn't doing anything wrong. Took it to the dealer. I was informed that a rock hit the condenser and therefore the repair wasn't covered under the warranty. I haven't even made the first payment on the van and a $700+ repair bill. I think not. Honda has agreed to pay for fixing it as a "one time goodwill gesture." Sounds like a load of crap to me. That only addresses the current situation and not the problem. Also, come to find out per the dealer, they have had this happen at least twice in the last two years. Not to mention a couple of complaints on this site. Not a fluke. Now I'm stuck with a vehicle that I'm concerned will get another rock in the condenser leading to a huge repair bill. Sounds like a big design flaw that Honda needs to fix!

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #1

Jul 222006

Odyssey

  • 5,000 miles
I purchased a new 2006 Honda Odyssey end of April, 2006. Two months later my air conditioner stopped working (it was 100 degrees outside). Took it to the dealer, was told it would be $125 to diagnose the problem because "we see a lot of rocks damaging air-conditioners, and it's not covered under warranty." Turns out a rock impacted the condenser while I was driving, causing the air-conditioner to stop working. This is clearly a design defect, there have been other complaints documented since 2005 (year Odyssey was redesigned) and numerous complaints found on the internet. Problem can be fixed with a grille cover, Honda refuses to fix problem and charges customers for the repair.

- Webster Groves, MO, USA

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