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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,678 miles

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2006 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #27

Jan 102016


  • 132,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 10 mph, the rear passenger door slid open independently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not provided. The approximate failure mileage was 132,000.

- Chesterfield, MO, USA

problem #26

Feb 262015


  • 151,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the passenger sliding door seized, preventing it from opening or closing. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 151,000.

- Williamsburg , VA, USA

problem #25

Jan 012010

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
The passenger's sliding door does not always open using the remote control. This is a hazard to release the door so the rear occupants can exit the vehicle.

- Simsbury, CT, USA

problem #24

Sep 152014


  • 77,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Honda Odyssey. While driving at 15 mph, the rear driver side door automatically opened. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 77,000.

- Presque Isle , ME, USA

problem #23

Jul 182012


  • 126,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the rear sliding doors failed to close. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the sliding doors were repaired, but the failure recurred. The specifics of the parts replaced were unknown. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 126,000.

- Natchez, MS, USA

problem #22

Mar 042014


  • 99,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the driver and passenger side automatic sliding door would close but would not engage or lock. The contact stated that the failure occurred intermittently. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 99,000.

- Bethesda, MD, USA

problem #21

May 162012


  • miles


Have had two Honda Odyssey (one new 2008 and one used 2006). Both had issues with the right and left rear automated sliding doors. The new van had this problem much less than the older one, but both have had multiple occurrences of this problem. The problem sometimes come and go sporadically and sometimes needs to be taken to the shop to be fixed. The door usually shuts, but then pops open just enough that it is not fully closed. Sometimes they will not latch at all. I thought that this was just "our luck" but after looking online I realized that this is obviously an ongoing major safety issue that is well known on the web. In our families case, I can say that the incidences were not related to anything that could have been done to "break" the door. I feel that if indeed this could be labeled as a wear and tear issue that this is an unacceptable safety issue that needs a widespread permanent "fix" from Honda.

- Titusville , PA, USA

problem #20

May 132014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that while traveling 55 mph, the rear passenger door opened. The vehicle was not repaired or diagnosed. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was unknown. The VIN was unavailable.

- Washburn, WI, USA

problem #19

Jan 212014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 114,622 miles
When we took delivery of our 2006 Honda Odyssey on January 21, 2014 the right hand door was not opening/closing properly. The sales personnel said that it could possibly be weather related and to give it some time and that if it continued to not work properly then to bring the van back and they would fix it. We had just undergone an ice storm here in Michigan, in December 2013, and had unusually cold temperatures which stayed until early March. I contacted the dealer after the weather had warmed a bit and told them about the door and they said that the van was out of warranty but that they would work on it as a good faith gesture. The van was taken in and the center roller assembly of the right side sliding door was replaced. The door worked properly for a couple of weeks and then started to not work properly. The symptoms the door was exhibiting were that of a failed release actuator. I have found through research that this is one of the most common problems with the 3rd generation Honda Odyssey vans and when I contacted the dealer regarding this issue they said there was nothing they could do unless I was willing to pay for it. They had even noted it in the van's service record that the release actuator might have to be replaced but elected not to do it at the time they replaced the center roller because the van's door tested ok.

- Okemos, MI, USA

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

Nov 052009

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 39,774 miles


Passenger door slider jams and sticks when using keyless entry. First repair 2009 @ 39000 miles. Rollers replaced. This caused problem to worsen. Modesto mistlin Honda has not been helpful with the issue. Took it in again Dec.21, 2009 and so on... being this is only vehicle I had to put up with issue. Repairs have been made repeatedly which has caused problem to become worse. 2013 door will not open. This is a major safety hazard! have it in shop now in fremont Honda.

- Manteca , CA, USA

problem #16

May 022011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
Trying to close the rear passenger-side automatic sliding door, it would close half-way, start beeping and open up again. It would do this over and over again, until it finally closed several tries later. Turning the automatic function off would not help. When putting it on manual function, the door would jam and literally not budge. This happened several times before it just stopped working altogether. The last time we attempted to open the door, it ended up remaining open for the entire day because it was literally jammed in the open position. Thankfully it was in our driveway! we haven't opened it since. Moving forward to last month, November 2012. The driver's side automatic door started squeaking upon opening and closing. A week later, it too was refusing to shut. This time I was at a grocery store and ended up stranded in the parking lot with my 6 year old for over an hour before I could finally get the door to shut. It is winter and thus, very cold these days. I am now having to load my kids in the van from the front passenger side door or through the trunk. I don't dare open either automatic door. Unfortunately, I have seen this exact scenario with too many other Honda Odyssey owners. This has the potential of being a major safety issue, depending on where people are when the doors refuse to close. Not to mention the potential insurance liability if the doors refuse to close and one is left with no choice but to leave their vehicle wide open for any length of time.

- Suffolk, VA, USA

problem #15

May 092012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 87,708 miles
The driver side passenger sliding door would not latch. We were told by the dealership to turn it on manual so we could drive it with out hearing the door alarm. We were told that it would be safe to drive while one manual. While driving you could hear the door trying to latch auto even when it was set to manual. When I was turning a corner the driverside passenger door popped open and slid all the way open. We had an issue with the other sliding door last year and the dealership ended up replacing the latch on that door but the door never opened all the way. I would have though there would be a safety mechanism in place on those doors to prevent it from opening while driving but I was wrong.

- Crest Hill, IL, USA

problem #14

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 #13

Jul 012010


  • 93,000 miles
2006 Honda Odyssey: Automatic door on driver side slide open while accelerating on an on ramp to a highway with automatic locks locked. The on ramp was curved as well. The door was not shutting completely unless I manually closed it. The door stayed closed. There were no lights indicating an open door. I had the automatic door function off. I turned it on to close the door and turned the power off again until I could get to a safe spot to manually close. I brought it in to the dealer and the automatic door motor was replaced as well as the roller.

- Kenosha, WI, USA

problem #12

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 #11

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 #10

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 #9

Apr 252010


  • 37,600 miles
Driver was switching lane on a freeway. The signal did not work. On the same day, the power door lock and power sliding door and keyless entry did not work too. After taking it to Honda, according to their service bulletin on 11/12/08, they claimed it is a electrical problem and B-can dtc after exposure to the water leaks. The service bulletin claimed water enter where the connector C701 behind the left rear side trim panel. The correction action is seal the pwr sliding door pulley mount, reposition the foam block, dry connector C701, and apply dielectric grease to the connector. If the issue occurs outside of the warranty, a goodwill consideration would be offer but needs to be requested. I end up paying half which I don't think it is fair because: 1) I park my van in my garage 2) my van is 4 yrs old and is only 37K young, 3) I live is a relatively dry climate, in ca for these reasons, my car is indoor 95% and spends 98% of its time in dry climate. I believe this issue is a defect and does cause a serious safety issue because it impacts turning signals. Another reason why I think it is unfair is the day I got my car back after it was in the shop for 5 days, it was working when I picked it up and then by the time I got home, it wasn't working. I think there is something else wrong and I don't think they have identify a root cause.

- San Leandro, CA, USA

problem #8

Apr 222010


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated while attempting to close the passengers side automatic sliding door, there was an unusually loud rumble and the entire door fractured from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for repairs. The failure and current mileage were 50,000.

- Tuckerton, NJ, USA

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