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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,020 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 Honda Odyssey accessories - exterior problems

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2006 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #18

Jul 062013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 105,775 miles


I parked my van and opened the manual rear passenger door. The rear door latch would not operate when we tried to close the door. This is a significant safety issue since I have a 9 year old son who rides in the seat adjacent to the defective door. I took it to the Honda dealer and was told that replacing the latch and also the defective roller arm would cost $296.

- Meadows Of Dan,, VA, USA

problem #17

Apr 172009


  • 48,000 miles
I have a 2006 Honda Odyssey ex-L van. I now have 101,000 miles on it but ever since 48,000 miles, I have had difficulty with the driver side sliding door. It started with the buzzer going off as though we had not shut the door. The interior light was blinking on and off and it showed the door was open on the dash. We tried shutting it manually and with the automatic switch to no avail. We followed a protocol off the internet that involved several steps that got it to stop but at random times it would happen again. I had a friend who is a mechanic look at it and he suggested replacing the electrical components involved at great cost. The dealer finally told me there is a switch on the dash to turn off the buzzer but the door does not shut all the way. The back of the door sticks out a bit and makes it so it won't lock. Two other people I know have the same problem with their van and had it fixed at great cost. Given that the door is not all the way closed, it concerns me to no end when I have passengers on that side. The indoor light continues to come on as well. I have seen several complaints about this on several blogs. It seems to me this should be a huge safety concern to Honda but they have been aloof about fixing it and don't believe they are responsible.

- Purcellville, VA, USA

problem #16

Apr 042010


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Odyssey. While the vehicle was parked the contact stated that the drivers side automatic sliding door would not close when the button engaged to close the door. The contact stated that the failure occurred intermittently. The failure also occurred on the passengers side sliding door which would not close when the button was engaged. An appointment was scheduled for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- North Ridgeville, OH, USA

problem #15

Mar 012010

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 113,000 miles


The driver's side rear door did not latch completely causing the door to partially slide open while driving. To correct the problem the rear latch assembly was replaced. I have the defective part.

- Midland, MI, USA

problem #14

Dec 122010

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 103,000 miles
2006 Honda Odyssey automatic sliding (right) door partially opens then jams causing passengers to be trap in the vehicle. The door has to be cycled several times before it will open. Service tech stated this is a known issue. I believe this problem is a severe safety issue.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #13

Jan 012008


  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Odyssey. Upon locking the vehicle, the contact noticed that the driver side door unlocked itself. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated that the failure was within the wiring system. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure continued during cold weather. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was approximately 100,000.

- Hanover, PA, USA

problem #12

Aug 282010


  • 82,000 miles


My 2006 Honda Odyssey's electrical system completely died. I had two dog crates in the back of the minivan with dogs in them. The doors had been locked prior to the failure occurring. Once the electrical system died, I had no way to open the tailgate in order to get the dogs out of the car. I was unable to reach the emergency release because it was blocked by the dog crates. There is no outside key access for the tailgate nor a manual release in the driver's compartment.

- Stephens City, VA, USA

problem #11

Jun 052010


  • 85,000 miles
2006 Honda Odyssey. Sliding door has been stiff intermittently (which we lubricated) and on a few occasions door would not close until warmed up in garage. On June 5th, 2010 husband opened door and door fell completely off track and would have landed on ground if he had not caught it. Contacted Honda Canada told hadn't heard of problem. 15 minute internet search reveals 10 others with same year and model who have suffered same incident. Took it to dealer will replace the roller/hinge which broke- approx $230 to fix (not covered under extended warranty). Huge safety concern that this part can break and let car door fall down-imagine it had been on one of my kids aged 5 and 6.

- St. Lazare, 00, USA

problem #10

May 272010


  • 48,000 miles
My 2006 Honda Odyssey. The passenger side electric sliding door fell off of the hinge. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who stated that the door was not covered under the warranty and told me that I was responsible for the repair cost. The Honda manufacturer has not been contacted. The failure mileage was 48,000. The drive side squeaks, creaks, rattles, and clunks it sounds like it is also get ready to fall off.

- Grand Terrace, CA, USA

problem #9

May 132010


  • 46,000 miles
I would like to report a safety issue with the Honda Odyssey minivan. The metal hinges on the driver and passenger door do a terrible job at keeping the doors open. I make sure that the door is in the detente position. It doesn't matter. A slight gust of wind or if the car is on an incline, the doors will slam shut on their own. Itt smashed & broke a bone in my left hand. It slammed close on my shins before that many times. I am frightened for fear of severe injury to some body part being slammed into the door of guests and being sued. I make a point to have my whole body leaning on the door if it needs to stay open for some purpose now. This is really a safety issue for the whole family. I know other owners have the same experience. I have never driven another car that I was afraid the front door would slam shut on me - without warning - before this. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #8

Apr 262010


  • 36,840 miles


2006 Honda Odyssey 36K miles. The rear drivers side door no longer latches closed in the back when it closes. This is a grave safety issue.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #7

Feb 102010


  • 46,000 miles
Manual sliding doors broke. Both manual sliding doors broke within one month of each other. Cables apparently snapped which prevented the doors from being opened from the inside or outside. Had to have cables on both doors replaced. An expensive safety defect.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #6

Mar 082010


  • 35,200 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Odyssey. While the contact was attempting to enter her vehicle she noticed that the front driver side door would not unlock. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealership and has not been serviced for the failure. The current and failure mileages were 35200.

- Palatine, IL, USA

problem #5

Feb 272010


  • 29,046 miles
The sliding door of my Odyssey (touring) model will not close all the way. Similar to another complaint, the door gets close to being closed, but will not close either electronically or manually. The van is able to be driven with the sliding door open. This first happen at only 29K miles and continued to happen periodically until I took it to a Honda dealership who could fix the problem. The service person at the dealership (that was able to fix it) showed me that it was a design flaw of the "center roller" for the sliding door. This is a part located at the rear of the door attaching it to the van's body. There are two plastic round parts that act like ball bearing rollers, and they become out of place causing the door's alignment to be off. When this happens the door not to close all the way. The dealership service person said if Honda spent $8 more on making these round parts metal instead of plastic, the problem would not have occurred. The rest of the center roller part is made of metal. He said that one Odyssey a week comes to the dealership with this problem of the door not being able to close due to the center roller.

- Westborough, MA, USA

problem #4

Oct 012006


  • 2,500 miles
Internal door handles on the sliding doors on the 2006 Honda Odyssey frequently stick. Consequently the automatic side sliding doors don't fully latch or securely lock. This still is a persistent problem on a vehicle that was purchased brand new. The issues were brought to Honda's attention during the warranty period. They attempted to solve the problem with additional lubrication, but the problems still persisted. Now once the vehicle is out of warranty they have informed us that they are not going to do anything further to investigate the cause, or to eradicate the problem (as of about 12-10-09), and thus we now bear full financial responsibility for any and all repairs.

- Tigard, OR, USA

problem #3

May 012009


  • 75,000 miles
Back passenger door won't completely close on my 2006 Honda Odyssey (touring). Electronically, it gets very close, but won't shut completely. I can't manually do it either. I took it in to the dealership and was told it would cost almost $200 to even look at the problem. I cannot afford that.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

problem #2

Mar 212009


  • 70,000 miles
2006 Honda Odyssey, electric side door remains ajar will not close therefore driving with a door that will not close properly, after speeds above 100km and I open front windows in front it seems the side door closes, don't know if this is caused by vacuum suction" however this past week door opened by itself while on the road" thank god no one was in back while driving..

- Laval, 00, USA

problem #1

May 012008


  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Odyssey. While in the passenger compartment, the contact's son attempted to close the rear sliding door. The door slammed on his hand as if there were no sensors present. The contact is in the process of notifying the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 15,000.

- West Field, NJ, USA

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