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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,589 miles

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2006 Honda Odyssey miscellaneous problems

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2006 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #21

Oct 262016


  • 145,687 miles


Interior water leak from roof panel side curtain airbag. This is not an accident. I bought this vehicle on June 28,2016 from a dealer. It is a used car that is not warranty from the dealer. But when it is raining, water leak from roof panel side curtain airbag.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #20

Oct 262016


  • 145,687 miles
Interior water leak from roof panel side curtain airbag. This is not an accident. I bought this vehicle on June 28,2016 from a dealer. It is a used car that is not warranty from the dealer. But when it is raining, water leak from roof panel side curtain airbag.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #19

Sep 152016


  • 125,000 miles
Sun roof exploded while driving down the highway going 65 mph. The sun roof was closed and all other windows were closed. The temperature was in the mid 50S with light rain, visibility good. There was no known reason for the explosion - nothing overhead, no vehicle traveling in front of us.

- Palmer, AK, USA

problem #18

Mar 012016


  • miles


One of the passenger sliding doors no longer opens. It will start to open & then close as if there is something in the way. There is nothing in the way. Inoperable at his time.

- West Hartford, CT, USA

problem #17

Jun 012016


  • miles
The power windows are no longer working. The driver side is the only one that will open.

- W Hartford, CT, USA

problem #16

Jun 192016


  • 195,000 miles
Transmission. This vehicle has had two transmissions in the past 3 months. For some reason they keep going up. I have had multiple repair companies tell me that the Honda Odyssey has the worst transmissions. The transmission went up on me while on vacation with my family and left us stranded 4 1/2 hours from home. I would not recommend a Honda Odyssey.

- Chester, MD, USA

problem #15

Feb 172016


  • 94,000 miles


While stopped in traffic, engine began hard acceleration and front tires began screeching. This occurred 4X within 10 days. With each experience there was no warning. It was fortunate that foot was on brake pedal at that time.

- Lewiston, ME, USA

problem #14

Feb 042015


  • 56,000 miles
Hi my complaint with this 2006 Honda Odyssey is the front and rear motor mount broke frequently and are absolutely very expensive every user of this van have the same complaint about this van.

- Tannersville, PA, USA

problem #13

Jan 022015

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 203,000 miles
The rear trunk door does not unlock with key remote or from door unlock switch. The door does not have a key hole or manual unlock provision. This is a safety hazard in case of accident as you cannot open the trunk by any other mechanism as it will not unlock electronically.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #12

Mar 292012


  • 74,500 miles
Rear engine mount is broken. Car has approximately 74,500 miles and is a 2006.

- Woodstock, GA, USA

problem #11

Jun 142011


  • 68,000 miles


Rear automatic door would open then slam down a bit then reopen, slam, reopen and then on third try slam shut. My wife was under the door the first time it happened and the door slammed on her. Now I see a recall of 08,09 models for the same problem. Had to have rear struts replaced. Need to expand recall.

- Romeoville, IL, USA

problem #10

Jan 182012


  • 98,000 miles
Rear engine mounts broken. Front engine mounts very poor condition. Been advised that common problem.

- Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, USA

problem #9

Sep 262011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
At less than 80,000 my Honda Odyssey have been diagnosed as having a broken rear engine mount causing vibration/ratlling noise. Several Honda Odyssey van owners have similar complaint.

- Camarillo, CA, USA

problem #8

Apr 062011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 115,000 miles
About 1 month ago my 2006 Honda Odyssey started making low frequency sound when accelerating from a complete stop. After visiting the dealer I was told that rear motor mount has to be replaced at a cost of $1000. I did research on this issue and it appears that many 2005 and later Odyssey have the same issue which points to a manufacturer defect. Honda is refusing to replace the part even though their representative told me that they are aware of the problem.

- Miami Beach, FL, USA

problem #7

Aug 012010


  • 45,000 miles
Transmission problem. The car start shaking when it wants to change from 2nd to 3rd gear.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #6

Mar 292010


  • 56,000 miles
Honda Odyssey rear tailgate struts failed completely, causing the rear tailgate to "freefall" with no support. Luckily, no one was under the gate when it initially collapsed, but it could have caused serious injury. After researching the problem, I've seen that Honda is voluntarily recalling 2005 models for the same problem, but not the 2006 we own.

- Beavercreek, OH, USA

problem #5

Mar 302010


  • 65,358 miles
My Honda oddyssey when I take a curve and I need to stop, the brakes are so soft and my van take too long to stop. The dealer said that was unable to reply this problem, so they don't do anything to fix the problem and I still with that problem, I don't know who can help me to make my dealer fix my problem, I feel is not safe

- Enfield, CT, USA

problem #4

Sep 202009


  • 32,800 miles
When the car came to a hard stop, the brake made a craking sound. Once this happenned, it continued everytime the brake was used. The brake did not work as good as it did before, I can notice it took longer to stop. At the dealership, drum surface was recoded. The van had 3/4 of the brake left and the drum just needed a resurfacing coding... it only takes one hard brake for the problem to come back all over again. Once back the brake does not holds on the tire like it did previously. I have gone back to the dealership, and they told me the oddessy has a lot of problems with the brake and it is very common between oddessy drives. The problem keepes coming back, and it does not make me any safer because it is a common problem for the oddessy drivers.

- Highlands Ranch, CO, USA

problem #3

Jul 052006

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles
Air conditioner failed due to a rock putting a hole in the condenser. Honda will not cover under their warranty.

- Hudson, OH, USA

problem #2

Jun 072006

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,327 miles
Bought a 2006 Honda Odyssey in May 2006. Less than a month later, on a very hot day, air conditioner stopped working. Took to dealer. It was determined that a "rock or something" hit and pierced the condenser while driving the vehicle. Since it was not a manufacturing defect, it was not covered by warranty. Have read several other reports on internet of this same thing happening. Obviously, this is a design defect that could be fixed by a grill cover. Yet, Honda refuses to do so, and charges customer for repair.

- Kennesaw, GA, USA

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