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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,013 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2006 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 232012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles


The power lift gate fell down on me; luckily no one was directly under it when it fell. It happened instantly; when I opened it up, it crashed down the first time. Upon further attempts to open it, it would slowly open and then jerk and then go back down. It will not stay open by itself. The local Honda service center inspected it and said the struts had gone out on it and replaced them both. According to news Feb 21, 2012, Honda Odyssey are being recalled for the same issue in March 2012; my 2006 model has done the same thing the news articles report.

- West Mansfield, OH, USA

problem #4

Aug 152010


  • 47,567 miles
The power lift gate on 2006 Odyssey failed hitting my husband on the shoulder. We had no prior warning of this happening and it could have easily resulted in a more serious injury had the gate closed on one of my children. Honda currently has a recall on 2005 vehicle for this issue but when I called them they said they would make a note but at this time did not have any information as to a recall of the 2006. My local dealerships acknowledged a problem with the deterioration of the gas struts in the Odyssey. This clearly a dangerous defect and needs to be rectified before someone gets seriously injured.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #3

Aug 152010


  • 47,500 miles
Failure of the lift gate gas struts on a 2006 Honda Odyssey touring that causes the gate to close unexpectedly. Consequences were an adult male being hit in the back by the lift gate. In this instance no serious injury had occurred, but if the person in the path of the lift gate were smaller the weight and momentum of the gate could easily cause head and neck injuries. I would assume most owners of this minivan have children and there is no doubt that a child in the path of a failing lift gate would sustain serious injury. The lift gate gas struts need to be replaced. Honda is aware of the issue and has offered a recall for this on similar vehicles, but has not yet offered any correction for the vehicle we own.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #2

Jun 272010


  • 54,000 miles
2006 Honda Odyssey touring--with no warning, the rear liftgate came slamming down--rear liftgate strut failure--no one under, but could cause serious injury.

- Spanaway, WA, USA

problem #1

Dec 152009


  • 41,000 miles
The supports for the rear liftgate/hatchback on my Honda Odyssey minivan failed causing the full weight of the rear gate to strike the head of our 11-year old child. The failure of the rear-gate occurred occasionally at first causing head injuries to happen more frequently to others unexpectant of the sudden failures. Now, it fails everytime the gate or rear hatch back is used.

- Rosharon, TX, USA

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