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:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,096 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2007 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #8

Jan 262011


  • 50,000 miles


I received a recall notice relating to faulty vsa system in Honda Odyssey. My vehicle was totalled as a result of a single driver accident that occured on ct-15 merrit parkway in January 2011. It snowed that day in Connecticut although there was no visible snow on the highway when this happened and at a particular turn, the vehicle skidded (no break was applied), and after trying to control through turning the steering hit the road divider barricades facing forward and then sideways resulting into damage to radiator system and activating all air bags. I spoke with Honda representative today who advises that they cannot assist me further because vehicle is not available for inspection and they cannot therefore confirm or deny whether the issue was caused due to this matter. My request to speak to the supervisor was declined. I do not feel that my concerns were adequately addressed.

- Trumbull, CT, USA

problem #7

Jan 112010


  • miles
We had rarely used our third seat, when I noticed that the third seat, passenger-side seat belt had a rip in it. It came unthreaded straight across the belt. At first I thought it was our dog; however a large breed dog could not have chewed straight across the seatbelt and there were no other dog teeth marks on the belt. But, I repaired it thinking that it was my dog and the dog was banned from the car. However, we have continued to have the same problem with this belt. With the seatbelt rarely being used, once a new seatbelt is installed, it begins to fray and becomes unthreaded straight across the belt and then comes completely apart. Sometimes the fraying has been above the cover and exposed, but on several occasions the fraying began in the part of the seatbelt that is covered and inaccessible to anyone. I have had at least 5 new seatbelts and this has happened to each one. In one case, a new seatbelt was installed and without ever being used, this still occurred. Once the new seatbelt was installed, I checked the seatbelt daily, and 7 days after the new one was installed, it began to fray again and then it completely separately. The dealership continues to blame the user, although these seatbelts were never or rarely used. This went on for over two years. I have not had a working seatbelt in that seat for over one year. Now, this past week, a seatbelt that is used daily had the same problem. There is fraying across the seatbelt and it has become unusable. We can't even pull the seatbelt because the frayed area gets caught in the top shoulder mechanism.

- Los Altos, CA, USA

problem #6

Oct 022011


  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, she crashed into another vehicle and the driver seat belt failed. The air bags deployed and the contact struck her face on the steering wheel. The contact was transported to the hospital for treatment. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed and the insurance company was to be contacted. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 66,000.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #5

Aug 192010


  • 52,014 miles


Seat belt malfunction, 2007 Honda Odyssey, far back passenger seat belt locked up around child in a twisted manner slowly crushing the passenger. Seat belt could not be loosened. Child and parent tried to retract seat belt by raising child only resulting in tighter seatbelt and the suspension of child in seatbelt. Visual - child head is at head rest level and waist of child about 6-7 inches from top of seatbelt retraction unit. Child is in a back arch trying to keep legs touching seat to relive pressure from strap. Solution - parent was unable to get seatbelt to release and efforts resulted in tighter seatbelt. Parent had to utilize pocket knife to cut the seat belt strap. Side note - internet search shows others running into same problem.

- Sparta, WI, USA

problem #4

Apr 172009


  • 36,000 miles
Honda Odyssey 2007 driver seat belt stopped working, dealer at first wanted to send me home without seat belt, after I refused to drive the car, they gave me a rent a car for repairs. Also brake system not working properly, multiple previous mentions to the dealer that breaks are soft, they told me it was not any thing bad and nothing they can do also steering pump problems went bad at 34,000, miles and they said it will cost 700 dollars to fix, steering very hard and not safe, unable to steer quickly and avoid objects on the road.

- Southlake, TX, USA

problem #3

Jun 162010


  • 50,450 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated while attempting to remove a child from a booster seat and seat belt, the belt became extremely tight around the child with every attempt to remove the seat belt. The contact cut the seat belt loose because the child was beginning to suffocate. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was contacted. The failure and current mileages were 50,450.

- Tewksbury, MA, USA

problem #2

Jul 032009


  • 33,400 miles
The seatbelt mount on the rear passenger side captains chair (seating row #2 of 3 rows available) came loose during travel on my 2007 Honda Odyssey. This bolt is mounts to the frame.

- Tustin , CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 112009


  • 8,900 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Odyssey. While driving approximately 65 mph on normal road conditions, an occupant was secured in a seat belt and located in the third row of the vehicle. The seat belt retractor failed to operate and the occupant was unable to disengage the seat belt. The seat belt webbing was cut to release the occupant. The seat belt has not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 8,900 and current mileage was 9,500.

- Norwalk , CA, USA

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