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:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,919 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 cooling system problems

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2007 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #11

Jul 292010


  • 38,008 miles


A/C on my 2007 Honda Odyssey stopped working suddenly. When to dealer they said condenser has a hole and rock might have hit the car. I have a warranty and also taken an extended warranty but dealer said its not covered. What I found from googling this is it looks more like a design flaw and so many people has reported this issue. Request you to look into this issue as soon as possible. If its a design issue it warrants to be taken care of by Honda rather than making customer pay for this for no fault of theirs.

- Troy, MI, USA

problem #10

Jul 282010


  • 36,000 miles
I was told by the service department that a rock flew up from underneath the minivan, hit the compressor punctured it and knocked out the air conditioning on the 2007 Honda Odyssey. Apparently this is an ongoing defect and problem with Honda.

- Northbrook, IL, USA

problem #9

Jun 262010


  • 30,050 miles
Honda Odyssey 2007 model - A/C compressor broken because of a hole made by a rock (as stated by Honda dealer in diagnosis). This has been the most common cause of A/cs failing in Honda Odyssey models of year 2007 and prior. This is a design flaw as the compressor is not sufficiently protected from outside debris hitting it. To emphasize that this indeed is a design flaw, the 2008 Odyssey and later model now come with a protective mesh covering the condenser, to avoid this problem. But no recall has been issued so far for this defect. I request you to investigate this issue and if found true, Honda should fix this defect free of charge for all 2007 Odyssey and prior models with this flaw.

- Princeton, NJ, USA

problem #8

Jun 152010


  • 23,000 miles


I have a 2007 model Honda Odyssey van. On December 2008 I run over a road debris, last week 6/15/10 my van ac stopped working. I went to Honda service center, they are telling my van condenser is damaged due, even though it is under warranty. They don't cove the this. It seems this is a common problem in Honda vans.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #7

Apr 252010


  • 38,000 miles
2007 Honda Odyssey ex ac compressor had to be replaced after road debris (a small rock) punctured it. The car has less than 40,000 miles and is only driven on main city roads. The total cost of this repair, which was not covered under the warranty was over $800 including towing. I have looked on the internet and it seems that many people have had this problem which is never covered by the warranty - even though there seems to be a flaw in the design. The claims are that the ac compressor is not properly protected and is in the front of the vehicle engine where it is more likely to be exposed to normal road debris.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #6

Sep 202009


  • 12,000 miles
After driving my 2007 Honda Odyssey for 30 minutes, the right rear compartment and cup holder by the 3rd row seats heat up. The temperature heats up to 122 degrees inside the compartment, and bottom of the cup holder up to 110 degrees. This occurs every time after driving 30 minutes or more, regardless whether the air conditioner, and heaters are on or off. This can easily burn a person's skin, especially for younger children.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #5

May 102009


  • 11,000 miles


2007 Honda Odyssey minivan. The air conditioning went out and the dealer says that a rock must have hit the condenser and put a small hole in it. Because it was "damaged" the dealer says the repair is not covered by the warranty, even though we have done nothing to cause the damage. The repair cost is $900. From reading the stories on the web, it sounds like I am not alone in having easy damage to Honda Odyssey air conditioners with dealers claiming that it is not covered by the warranty.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #4

May 142009


  • 20,200 miles
I parked my 2007 Honda Odyssey in my driveway after running errands - driving approximately 10 miles. I heard a hissing noise coming from the front of the car. I immediately brought the car into the dealer and found out the noise was freon escaping from the compressor (air conditioner). They 'think' a small rock may have penetrated the condenser although no rock was found. This cost to replace this part is $725 and is not covered under the warranty.

- Montclair, NJ, USA

problem #3

Oct 132008


  • 14,850 miles
Small rock penetrated the A/C condenser.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 212008


  • 12,000 miles
Honda Odyssey condenser had a hole in it caused by "road debris". repairman says this happens a lot with Honda's and is not covered by warranty. The car is only 1 year old and I am now having to pay $1000 to fix something that is a design flaw. Please force Honda to recall and put a protection grill on these cars to prevent this common occurrence!!!!

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 162007

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 17,000 miles
On the 3rd row seat there is a glove box on the passenger side. The box gets extremely hot. We found out when my child put in her crayons and all the crayons melted. The rear heating system is right under there according to the dealer. I didn't realize it was hot and when removing the bag of melted crayons (which I did not realize they were melted crayons) I burned my self. This occurs every single time. On longer drives it gets even hotter. I took the car to the dealer, as the car is still under warranty. The dealer said that this was a manufacturer's defect and that there was nothing they would do. I then called Honda but they said if the dealer said that they couldn't do anything then that was that. The side wall also gets quite warm. Not as hot as the box however this is a child safety hazard as children could get burned as well as anyone else who touches it.

- Burtonsville, MD, USA

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