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 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,554 miles

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2007 Honda Odyssey engine problems

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2007 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #34

Aug 182015


  • 227,306 miles


Engine has excessive oil consumption issue. I've been burning about 3 quarts of oil per month.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #33

Dec 192015


  • 138,000 miles
While driving vehicle check engine light came on and car was running very poorly. Took car to local auto parts store, employee hooked car to diagnostic computer and misfire codes came up and car was only running on 2 cylinders. Drove car to mechanic. After diagnosing problem was explained I would need a full tune up and head replacing. After further exploring mechanic noticed metal filings in cylinder and recommended engine replacement due to damage to housing and possibly to rings. Which would cost more then value of car.

- Mastic, NY, USA

problem #32

Dec 012015


  • 89,000 miles
I have a 2007 Honda Odyssey and I had to have the front and rear motor mounts replaced last year in Feb 2014. The car only had 67000 miles. Well, it has been less that 2 years and the mounts have gone bad again. I have seen many sites that have complaints of this being major problem but Honda does not want to do a recall. Last time it cost me over $500 for the 2 and this time the cost will be about the same. I have not contacted Honda yet but will do so tomorrow. Also, I had the timing belt and tensioner replaced in Feb 2014 as well and now the water pump, timing belt and tensioner need replacement again. They sit next to the motor mount and I am wondering if the bad mount is also damaging the water pump, etc....

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #31

Nov 162015


  • 150,000 miles


I was picking up my son from school when I got back on the car I notice some smog coming out of the engine compartment, for a moment I though that the smog have gone away but when I open the hood there was a fire on the right hand side of the engine compartment. I tried to extinguish the file with a fire extinguisher but I couldn't contain the fire. We called the fire department and they took over. The fire destroyed the front end of the car the engine compartment. When the fire began the car was stationary I was getting ready to leave from a parking lot in my son's school.

- Northridge, CA, USA

problem #30

Jun 242015


  • 100,000 miles
I was driving around 20mph when I smelled smoke I pulled over. There was smoke coming out of the car around the right front tire. Within minutes my engine was on fire. My car is completely totaled. My family is safe but would love to know why this has happened and don't want it to happen to anyone else. If there is another website or Agency that I should report this to, please let me know. It was very scary.

- Sugar Hill, GA, USA

problem #29

Jun 222015


  • 110,000 miles
My catalytic converter shields (front cover a and B) were replaced on 6/19/2012. On 6/22/2015 the front (a and B) catalytic converter shields were replaced again and the the rear shields (a and B) were replaced as well. I'm not sure if this is a safety issue but it seems excessive so I thought I would report it.

- Poolesville , MD, USA

problem #28

Feb 072015


  • 90,108 miles


While exiting a parking lot and accelerating to aprox. 20 mph, the vehicle began to shudder and vibrate violently accompanied by the illumination of the check engine warning light. We shortly afterward noticed a reduction in power. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop, who stated that, there were several misfire codes generated when diagnosed. The repair shop diagnosed the failure as the cylinder 5 coil having melted into the cylinder. As a result, the shop had to remove the cylinder head in order to remove the coil and spark plug from the vehicle. The repair shop stated that the failure was caused by the spark plug becoming loose and fuel leaking into the cylinder head chamber. The repair shop stated that this was the third of these failures seen by them. The dealer of purchase and the manufacturer were alerted of the failure but offered no resolution. The dealer (keeler Honda, latham NY) was in fact quite rude about the failure in general. We were concerned of the safety risk involved with the failure. The vehicle was repaired with the total bill of $2411. The failure mileage was 90,108.

- Delmar, NY, USA

problem #27

Oct 292014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 78,194 miles
The front and right side engine mounts for this vehicle were broken around 78,000 miles. The engine mounts should not broken within this short mileages and years. There seems lots of other Honda Odyssey owners have the same engine mounts issue. The engine mount replacement is very expensive and this is also a big safety issue. The engine mount, especially the front engine mount design should be investigated and should be replaced with a better engine mount.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #26

Nov 132014


  • 106,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that while parking and applying the brakes, the vehicle accelerated without warning. The failure recurred one other time. The vehicle was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was not been notified. The approximate failure mileage was 106,000.

- Pleasantville, NY, USA

problem #25

Dec 012014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 123,500 miles
The engine was making pinging sounds like lifers were bad, but computer didn't show anything wrong and no engine lights came on, took to Honda dealer they said bearings bad and needed new engine. Why would that happen when engine oil was maintained and changed. Never over heated etc.

- Hayes, VA, USA

problem #24

Oct 272014


  • 113,000 miles


The check engine light went on while I was driving on a four lane highway at 65 mph. There was no warning or previous sign of problems. The vehicle had not been driven under harsh conditions, and it was maintained appropriately. I was able to pull car into a dealership within less than 1 mile. I felt I had lost acceleration and power. It turns out that the spark plug blew through the aluminum cylinder head and I lost 2 cylinders on a V6 engine. I'm told that metal dropped into the cylinder scoring it deeply enough that it can't be repaired. There appears to be a wealth of documentation of this problem for Honda engines and Honda has denied any defect or responsibility. Fortunately, I was not in any accident or injured but this seems to be a safety problem, had I been on a major freeway, I'm not sure this would have worked out the same. The car will now have to be totaled a the repair costs cannot be justified ($6,000-7,500). Honda offered no good will in any way.

- Louisville, CO, USA

problem #23

Oct 102014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 106,500 miles
My 2007 Honda Odyssey touring van had a problem with the engine icon appearing on my dash. I called my dealer, for this problem wasn't resolved on the last service visit. They said to bring it in. I added 3/4 qt. Of oil due to the oil level, at last check fine, now indicated the level to be at its lowest point in the approved range for runability. Services performed, and when I picked it up, I noticed the engine icon still flashing on the dash. Went in to get a service advisor to view, and on a second re-start this had disappeared. Thinking all was now well (and was this possibly tied to a software update service?), took the vehicle about 35 miles home to a grocery store. When I had finished shopping, and started my van, there it was again, the engine icon, flashing away. The next day I reported this to my dealer, and they said bring it in. As the engine was visibly hot, I said I would try and hoped to make it there. Getting of the turnpike exit, my van engine quit and luckily I coasted in to a park 'N ride parking lot. I called my dealer to find out they had no wrecker but used a service. They told me to get it there so they could look at it. I cooled the engine with hood up on a cool rainy day, and re-started my van, and made it to the dealership. I was supplied with a loaner car, and they said they would check over my van on the next day. After everything, we were notified we had blown a head gasket, leading to failure of our engine. This in spite of maintaining all fluid levels properly! we would need a new engine, and no, the extended warranty we purchased does not cover this work. Very, very angry!!

- Biddeford, ME, USA

problem #22

Aug 252014


  • 79,438 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 79,438.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #21

Feb 272014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 97,000 miles
When accelerating from idle, at times, the engine is sluggish and doesn't seem to respond immediately. The engine revs slightly and then as it seems to engage, it jerks forward.

- Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

problem #20

Feb 072014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 96,777 miles
On December 18, 2013, my check engine light came on. I took the van to an express oil change company the same day for an oil change and asked them to read the codes. The codes were random multiple cylinder misfires and they advised me that I might need to have spark plugs changed at next oil change, but it should be fine to drive. The mileage on the van on that date was 94,482 miles. On February 7th, while driving to work, my check engine light began flashing and the van started to drive very sluggish. I called the mechanic I use for repairs and they advised me not to drive it other than to bring the van in. Upon reading the diagnostic codes, they stated that the spark plugs and coil packs needed to be changed. While attempting to remove the old spark plugs and coil packs, the coil pack and spark plug in cylinder 5 had completely melted and fused to the walls of the cylinder. My mechanic did some online research and spoke with a Honda technician and determined that the issue was due to a faulty vcm and that only replacing the head would not eliminate the problem. The Honda tech advised to replace the engine. These are the exact same symptoms as the class action law suit with 2008 Honda Odyssey engines.

- Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

problem #19

Mar 012014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • miles
Loss of power steering & difficulty turning steering wheel. Paint on top of the roof has begun to fade. Had to replace oil pan because of lug nut damage to pan. According to the mechanic damaged was caused to the oil pan due to the quality of metal within the lug nut that is of harsher material than the oil pan. Therefore, it caused damage to the oil pan that required us to have an immediate oil pan replacement during a routine oil change.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #18

Apr 242014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 133,000 miles
On 04/18/14 I took my vehicle to tameron Honda because it was misfiring. The check engine light would come on then the engine would begin jerking and not responding. I paid $5940.01 because they said the engine needed rebuilding. This is a lot of money but I did not have a choice in that they told me I would not get anything on a trade in and I really couldn't afford another car. I picked up the car after the repairs were complete and the next day I was at a stop trying to merge across a 4 lane road. The engine started misfiring again and I couldn't get above about 10 mph. No one hit me but it could have very easily been a bad accident. I have taken my vehicle back to tameron 4 more times with the same scenario. Twice I have been on the interstate and lost power to about 10 mph. Again I managed to pull to the side without getting hit. Just a lot of horn blowing. The dealership really didn't have an explanation. The last time I talked to the service manager who assured me the problem was fixed and it was probably due to my "fuel". they continued to let me drive the vehicle even though I was telling them what was happening. A couple of weeks ago I was on the interstate with my grandson in the car. The engine completely shut off like a switch had been pulled. I hit my hazard light button and managed to coast to the side of the road. I had to call a tow truck.the explanation given was the fuel tank indicator had broken and I was out of gas. They replaced the indicator and also replaced the fuel pump which was recalled. They didn't mention the recall. I know my vehicle has 133,000 miles but this doesn't seem right. I am suppose to have a rebuilt engine and I am just waiting for the next incident. Next time there may be a crash.

- Fultondale, AL, USA

problem #17

Aug 022010

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
In 2010 I had to have 3 out of the 4 motor mounts replaced on my engine and then last week I was told that I need to replace 2 of the motor mounts. I was told by the Honda service center this is not a normal wear and tear item and that I should not have had to have them replaced again 4 years later. I've also seen multiple complaints about various models of Honda Odyssey with the same problem. Your engine shakes terribly at start and while idling and has a hard kick when you start to go from braking and idling and jerks forward which I can only attribute to this problem. It caused me to brake because I thought my engine had fallen out of my vehicle or was about to and in stop and go traffic on the highway this can be quite dangerous. I believe this is a known problem by Honda as I've seen it mentioned on numerous websites and I have notified Honda myself just recently. I would hope they would look into this. I am not able to get this fixed as it costs nearly 1200$ every time this occurs.

- Sugar Land , TX, USA

problem #16

Jun 182014


  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle suddenly hesitated and decelerated. The contact stated that the safety assist system warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 78,000.

- East Providence, RI, USA

problem #15

Mar 172014


  • 96,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the vehicle began to shudder and vibrate violently accompanied by the illumination of the check engine warning light. The contact shut the engine off and when restarted, the failure recurred. The contact later noticed a reduction in power. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who stated that, the timing belt and motor mounts would need replacing. Additionally, the dealer suggested having a tune-up performed, as there were several misfire codes generated when diagnosed. The dealer continued to diagnosis the failure as the cylinder one coil having melted into the cylinder. As a result, the dealer was unable to remove the coil and spark plug from the vehicle. The dealer stated that the failure was caused by the spark plug becoming loose and fuel leaking into the cylinder head chamber. The manufacture was alerted of the failure but offered no resolution. The contact was concerned of the safety risk involved with the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 96,000.

- Freehold , NJ, USA

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