Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The 2007-2009 was, at one point, the best selling minivan in the United States. But 2007 owners got the short end of that deal.

Peeling paint, a whining steering pump and an easily breakable A/C condenser are all top complaints about the 2007 model year. And anyone who doesn't think a busted minivan A/C is a big deal has never taken a summer road trip with kids.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,916 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.

2007 Honda Odyssey brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 012010


  • 42,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated while driving 45 mph the brakes engaged automatically until the vehicle stopped, although she was applying pressure to the accelerator pedal. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the vehicles stability assist sensor was defective and needed to be replaced. The remedy failed to repaired the vehicle. The contact mentioned that the failure occurred thirteen times. The dealer diagnosed that the vehicle stability assist and anti-lock brake system sensor needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, a report was filed and assigned to a regional officer to investigate. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 42,000 and the current mileage was 49,246.

- Zeeland, MI, USA

problem #5

Jun 062008


  • 11,000 miles
Brakes are too soft/mushy. Brakes don't work properly most of the time. It takes increasing pressure to stop vehicle. Sometimes the vehicle lurches forward after it stops which causes you to be out in intersections, past stop signs and possibly hit another vehicle. On Friday June 6, 08 the brakes failed again, this time at 60-65 mph. Another vehicle driving too fast swerving in & out of traffic pulled in front of me that required me to brake in order to avoid another accident. When pressure applied the vehicle did not slow down until brake pedal nearly touched the floor. W/ some great defensive driving an accident was avoided. A recent test drive by the dealership and they were unable to recreate the brakes problem. Upon taking the keys back, I had to depress the brake pedal nearly to the floor in order to shift into drive. I put the vehicle in park and returned to the service mgr to have him go on a test drive w/ me. He refused. I asked him 4X's to please test drive it with me driving. He said that he drove the vehicle, the district somebody drove the vehicle as well as a technician. He again stated nothing wrong w/ brakes. I left the dealership with the following information : 10dpsm/sm drove vehicle testing brakes. Competed panic stops at 40 mph, 20 mph. Brakes operated as designed. Tech drove vehicle while testing brakes and pedal stiffness. Panic stops at 10, 20, 30, 40 & 45 mph. Swerve side to side to test vsa as well. All systems operate as designed. I want to note that only 11.5 miles were put on the van during their "test" of it.they did not test it under my normal driving conditions. I don't feel the vehicle was adequately test driven. The brakes will work off an on, but the longer it is driven and the more the brakes are used during that drive, the less reliable they become. Honda refuses to acknowledge that there may be problems with the brakes on their 2007 model vans despite all the info sent to them from the nhsta site.

- Bentonville, AR, USA

problem #4

Feb 192008

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,096 miles
2007 Honda LX brake pedal is soft and variable when applied. Sometimes it 'brakes' near the top of the pedal, sometimes in the middle of the push of the pedal, and has on several occasions gone inexplicably to within 1/2 inch of the floor.

- Mcminnville, OR, USA

problem #3

Oct 152007

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,400 miles


While parking at daycare, turn into parking spot, brakes fail. Brakes are pumped to the floor 5 times before hitting a large boulder causing major damage to suspension and frame. Also, airbags did not deploy, yet seatbelt locked in place. Dealer is doing repair since there is potential safety issue with the brakes. However after 55 days, still waiting for return of vehicle. Turns out computer regulating airbags failed as well. 2 defects that if the brakes had failed just 3 minutes sooner would no doubt have been a fatal accident on an interstate highway.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #2

May 072007

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Purchased a new 2007 Honda Odyssey ex-L. van is experiencing "soft brakes", I.e. have to brake hard as if brake pads are low since delivery of van from burns Honda, NJ.

- Sicklerville, NJ, USA

problem #1

Aug 202007

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
We own a new 5 months 2007 Honda Odyssey, and the brakes are very mush. We have use lots of force on the foot to get this car stop. I think there is a defect. I took it to Honda dealer in san marcos, Texas. They said there no such problems with the brake system. My wife afraid to drive this car because might rear end some one. Please contact us any helpful information or what we need to do to get this fix. I search the internet and it seem many other Honda Odyssey owners have the same problem.

- Converse , TX, USA

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