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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,120 miles

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2006 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #9

Jun 152011


  • 100,000 miles


Recently I have felt a "shuddering" at speeds below 40mph. I take it to the shop for that problem as well as another issue with my power sliding doors. This is not the first time I have had problems with my doors. I have already had to replace the motor in the driver side sliding door(which was covered by warranty at the time). And now I am looking at replacing power door center rollers in both power sliding doors at an estimated $560 (and no longer have warranty). Since I have had the vehicle it has been a hassle with the power sliding doors. They closed half way on my children getting in and out of the car all the time. And don't work the other half of the time. The issue with the "shuddering" is due to front and rear engine mounts needing to be replaced at an estimated $1355. I have done some research online about this problem and it seems that alot of the 2006 Honda Odyssey's have had the same issue and some happening again shortly after it has already been replaced once. I think that Honda should do a recall on the "defective engine mounts". this cannot be safe to ride in. I have also read that Honda is aware of the problem and is calling it a "known issue" but still not fixing the problem or reimbursing people the cost of repairs. How many more people have to complain about this or even get injured before Honda will do something about it"?"

- Tazewell, VA, USA

problem #8

Jul 012007

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2006 Honda Odyssey. Consumer writes in regards to defective part in rear motor mounts the consumer stated Honda was aware of the problem. Instead of correcting the problem they were passing the cost to the consumer. The consumer stated he started complaining about the vibration problem in July 2007. Despiteseveral trips to the dealership, without fully getting the problem resolved the rear motor mounts were never looked at until the van was out of warranty. The consumer was then informed it would cost $1000 to repair a problem that Honda was well aware of. The consumer also stated he was charged $26 to un-twist the passenger side seat belt. The dealer stated seat belt don't twist by themselves. Two weeks later, after limited use of the set belt, it twisted again. The power steering pump was replaced. Updated 10/04/11

- Monroe City, MO, USA

problem #7

Aug 242011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 77,000 miles
Blown engine. No events leading up to the failure except for immediately before, when we noticed the engine over heating. Checked it a while later, and all the engine oil was in the radiator! will need a new engine and radiator.

- Auburn, ME, USA

problem #6

Aug 162011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 72,000 miles


My 2006 LX Honda Odyssey with 72,000 miles had both front engine mounts fail. No accident occurred to create this problem. Repair bill is estimated at $ 500.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #5

Jul 232011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 111,418 miles
Driving on 2 lane highway with my 3 kids in the van. The battery light comes on and I hear a few brief clunks from engine area. Then I realize I have no power steering so I stop quickly at a safe spot. I look at the engine and see the accessory belt that drives power steering pump, alternator, and A/C is loose. I see that the outer ring on the crankshaft pulley is missing and only see rubber on its outside. It's over 100 deg.F outside and we're 10 miles from anything. I call a few towing companies and find one that can show up within an hour. We wait and also get a hold of a friend to pick us up after the tow truck shows up. They tow it to our local Honda dealer. The dealer replaces the crankshaft pulley and drive belt. Towing was $153.40 and repair at dealer was $349.56. Losing power steering on narrow two lane highway going 55 mph is unsafe and the crankshaft pulley should not fail even at 111K miles. I have owned the van since new and have all proper maintenance done (preventively replaced accessory belt before and timing belt and water pump).

- Stillwater, OK, USA

problem #4

Jul 132011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 69,659 miles
2006 Honda Odyssey exl (69,659 miles) - broken rear motor mount, special design motor mount ($556.43 for part and $685.21 installed). Unusual and very expensive repair for a car with relatively low mileage. Have not had to replace motor mount on any car since the 1970S. Car has always been serviced by Honda dealer and no prior indication of any problems when under warranty. Deep rumbling noise, similar to a hole in an exhaust pipe, from front engine area was only symptom. Based on reports on internet, broken motor mounts are a very common and expensive problem with Honda Odyssey (and Accord). This is the fifth Honda and the third Honda Odyssey that we have owned and have never had any major problems until now. Had I been aware of this motor mount problem I probably would have bought a Toyota van. Despite the unwarranted bad rap that Toyota suffered recently for acceleration problems that are just as common in General Motors cars, I have not had any problems with the four Toyota we have owned, and Toyota did far more than they probably had to, to address the alleged problem. My next car will not be a Honda.

- Wexford, PA, USA

problem #3

Feb 182011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 81,000 miles


I went in to a huggins Honda, a local dealer in hurst, tx to service a recalled brake master cylinder replacement in my 2006 Odyssey exl with 80,000 miles, while at the van was at the dealership, the service manager called me to notify me that they noticed that two motor mounts also need to be replaced. The front and side motor mount can be replaced for about $1220 and $216 + tax respectively. He indicated that this is very common on Honda Odyssey vans and not part of a recall or regular maintenance. I asked if it was "very" common in Honda vans and not part of normal maintenance, why is it not fix for free since it seem uncommon for motor mount to go bad that early in the vehicle's life" he indicated that he did not have the authority to fix it free on the vehicle but wanted to let me know that it does need to be fixed. I did a search on the internet and found that pre-mature motor mount failure is a common issue with Honda Odyssey vans dating back to early 2000 models. If this is a common issue, why did Honda not address the issue with the newer models and why not fix the issue for Odyssey owners" I think that Honda should fix the issue with current owners and address the issue with newer models.

- Hurst, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 042010


  • 75,000 miles
Our 2006 Honda Odyssey experienced a loss of engine power while my wife was driving home from work. She managed to make it home, but between the power loss and the noise starting to come from under the hood, she was nervous. We had the vehicle towed to a gentile Honda in racine wi. They reported that the spark plug was pulled out of the cylinder head when the coil-pack "popped". I believe the cause of the problem was a material failure in the cylinder head which caused the spark plug threads to fail, which resulted in the coil-pack shorting to ground on the head, and causing an over-current condition through the coil which caused the coil-pack to explode. Gentile Honda wants to do a machinist repair on the cylinder head while it's still on the engine ($730.42). North american Honda wants to replace the cylinder with some monetary assistance for a total of $1500. No action has been taken at this time to correct the issue. I feel this is a material defect caused by Honda's part vendor. Gentile Honda claims the coil-pack pulled the plug out of the aluminum head. I cannot understand how this could happen as the tensile/shear strength of the plastic coil-pack is far less than the tensile/shear strength of the aluminum alloy head. The atomized fuel being added to the cylinder while the engine was running could have resulted in an engine compartment fire by being ignited as it was blown out of the combustion chamber through the spark plug hole.

- Kenosha, WI, USA

problem #1

May 212008


  • miles
My husband and I purchased a brand new Odyssey van in June 2006. Absolutely love the van. We have had no problems until we realized our air conditioner wasn't working recently in May 2008. Our van only has 24,000 miles on it. I called fairfield performance Honda service and was told if it is a rock that damaged the condenser it is not covered. I said a rock and she replied yes rocks can damage the condenser. My husband and I never heard such thing. Without Honda even looking at my van they already knew exactly what was wrong. So that day I got a phone call from service and sure enough they said a rock has damaged your condenser and it would not be covered because that is consider road debris and it will cost you $800. The service person said they see this every week and then he said I mean once a month so I was curious and got on the internet to see if anybody else have had the same problem and sure enough hundreds complaints with the same problem. I contacted Honda America Corp and they said sorry it is not covered because it is road debris damage. It"S not my fault and thousands of other consumers fault that they poorly designed the Honda Odyssey and Honda Accord. I noticed on the new 2008 vans and cars they have a protection on the front now. But that?S not fair for all the people who have purchased a van or car 2007 or earlier. I think that they should have a recall on this matter and fix the problem. I didn't pay $30,000 for a van to have this problem. They need to put some kind of protection on the van so it doesn't happen again. I just want to let all other consumers beware of this so they don"T make the same mistake we did. I am contacting the consumer report, better business bureau all news media and papers until this problem is taking care of. Thank you, lisa

- Hamilton, OH, USA

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