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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,138 miles

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2007 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #10

Jun 062013


  • 96,200 miles


While traveling on flat, level surface streets at roughly 40mph, car would spontaneously downshift (to 1st gear?) causing the vehicle to slow very quickly/lots of drag (locking up seatbelts) as if the brakes were applied quickly. The vehicle will then reshift back into a higher gear with little to no resistance again. This may happen 1-4 times within a 60 second period. Pulling the car over, turning off and turning on again seems to fix issue. Shifting into second gear, seemed to fix issue. Shifting into neutral, power cycling car seemed to fix issue. Over the last 6 months or so, this has happened ~2X month.

- Ypsilanti, MI, USA

problem #9

Feb 052013


  • 50,000 miles
After stopping at a stop light driver accelerated to approximately 32 mph; the van suddenly decelerated to nearly a dead stop. Once the van returned to a normal speed the same event occurred within minutes of the first incident. Weather was rainy; driver was alone. The van was taken to the local dealer where they were unable to duplicate the incident.

- Vienna, WV, USA

problem #8

Aug 082013


  • 50,902 miles
In a routine Virginia state safety inspection a Honda dealer failed my wife's 2007 Honda Odyssey van (50902 miles) for two broken motor mounts (front and passenger side) and a burned out brake light. I did not and do not believe that such a new, low mileage vehicle should have developed broken motor mounts, especially since my wife drove the van gently since it was new. Because the projected repair costs to replace the motor mounts, "cracked" compliance bushings and other unspecified bushings were expected to be several thousand dollars, I took the van to an independent auto repair shop for a second opinion. The independent shop did establish that the front motor mount was broken and that the other issues, however, were spurious. The independent shop agreed to repair the van for $368. I think that Honda has in this case designed and produced faulty motor mounts (I think that each Honda Odyssey engine has 5 motor mounts). I also think that Honda should issue a recall to replace the faulty motor mounts at no cost to the vehicle's owners and should reimburse owners (current and prior) for any related repair costs. Since a faulty motor mount triggered a rejection in a Virginia state safety inspection, this Honda motor mount failure issue is clearly a safety issue.

- Yorktown, VA, USA

problem #7

Aug 022013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 116,000 miles


While pulling out from work parking lot, vsa light came on, D letter gear was blinking, and engine vibrated abnormally. RPM could not get passed 3000. Also, checked engine oil when got home and it appeared to be low. The vehicle just got oil changed about a month ago.

- Audubon, PA, USA

problem #6

Aug 042013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 45,661 miles
While turning into a parking space and applying my brakes, the engine revved, brakes stopped responding and the vehicle propelled forward, resulting in the vehicle jumping a median and ramming into a tree at which point the airbags deployed and engine cut-off. This left me with burns on the skin of my arms and neck area. I have owned and driven this van for six years and am certain that I was applying the brake. The vehicle had to be towed as the driver side seatbelt was left inoperable. We were told by our dealership that the side air bag had deployed within the column, but did not enter the cabin as it was not visible and was caught within the seat belt pillar.

- Lauderdale By The Sea, FL, USA

problem #5

Jul 152013


  • 52,000 miles
Motor mounts need replacing and are cracked. Seems to be a constant problem as many americans are facing the issue as well as seen on the internet after conducting a search.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #4

Jan 042013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 60,616 miles


I own a 2007 Honda Odyssey ex-L. had vehicle in the shop today for pa state vehicle inspection and the vehicle failed due to a broken front and rear engine mount. Vehicle has 66,000 miles on it and is only 6,000 miles out of extended warranty. This appears to be common problem as seen from other posts on the internet...so much so that the mechanic certainly was aware of it to find in less than a 5 minute look at the vehicle without a driveability complaint by me. NHTSA should investigate this common safety failure mode for the Honda Odyssey. Costs to repair totaled $1001.84 ($722.99 parts and $278.85 labor) to repair this safety issue found during state safety inspection.

- King Of Prussia, PA, USA

problem #3

Dec 012010


  • 80,000 miles
The vehicle is burning 1 quart of oil in between 600 and 800 miles. I now change the oil every 3000 miles. The computer still shows that I have upwards of 40% of the oil life remaining when changing the oil.my mechanic(not Honda dealership) has tried contacting Honda but gets no solution. I have tried contacting dealer but they say that a quart of oil every 600 miles is normal. Car stalls out when under 2 quarts of oil. Honda recalled years after my Odyssey with same issue but has not recalled my year. Same engine and computer, same problem.

- San Leandro, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 092012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, rattling noise emitted and suddenly the engine stalled with the illumination of the warning indicator. The engine restarted and resumed for five minutes before the failure recurred. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated the lower end of the engine fractured and required replacement. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000. Updated 12/10/12 the consumer stated the catalytic converter was damaged and he/she would like to close the case. 12/17/12

- Athens, GA, USA

problem #1

Sep 012012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2007 Honda Odyssey. Consumer states problem with vehicle brakes the consumer stated the brakes emitted a squealing and grinding noise on a regular, but not constant on a basis when braking or turning. The dealer informed the consumer the brake problem had been rectified. However, the next day, the consumer noticed when he applied the brake in excess of 60 mph, the van would vibrate and shimmy. He also noticed a constant and unusually loud washing-machine-agitator type noise which became louder while riding in the middle seat area. The consumer stated the entire van vibrated so violently when he applied the brake at speeds of 60 mph and over he became extremely concerned about maintaining control of the vehicle. The consumer took the vehicle to another repair shop, where it was recommended that the rear motor mount, rotors and brakes be replaced. The consumer was also informed that one of the tires was badly worn.

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

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