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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:
45,627 miles

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2007 Honda Odyssey steering problems

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2007 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments (Page 3 of 5)

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problem #46

Jul 182010


  • 33,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Honda Odyssey. While driving approximately 5 mph the power steering failed. The contact stated the failure only occurred at low speeds and was intermittent. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technicians stated the power steering pump and reservoir needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 33,000. Updated 2/9/2012

- New Providence, NJ, USA

problem #45

Aug 012010

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
Power steering goes out at low speeds. Sometimes it works fine other times it is out. Contacted the dealer and they will not repair it because out of warranty. The dealer would fix it but at a cost. There is a service bulletin to notify their service people of the issue. The bulletin mentions a design flaw and what to do to repair it.... updated 09/15/11

- Appleton, WI, USA

problem #44

Jul 072011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 77,000 miles
2007 Honda Odyssey ex power steering loss at low speeds (less than 10mph) especially when pulling in/out of a parking spot or doing a 3-point turn. Also humming can be heard when steering at low speeds but it went away after I took the van to the dealership for the 60,000 mile scheduled maintenance service. I guess when they flushed the steering fluid and replaced it with new one it fixed the humming problem, but not the loss of power. There are a lot of complaints about this and I don't understand why Honda is not doing anything to fix the problem. I also had several recalls fixed recently but none of them is about the steering problem.

- Euclid, OH, USA

problem #43

Jun 212011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 51,000 miles


When driving at low speeds(under 10 mph) power steering fails. Very difficult to maneuver in and out of parking spaces. Took car to mechanic, had to have power steering pump replaced. Mileage 51000. Called Honda dealer, was told Honda is aware this is a weakness.

- Cockeysville, MD, USA

problem #42

Jun 012007


  • 3,000 miles
TL -the contact owns a 2007 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the vehicle would pull from left to right abnormally and when applying the brakes, the steering wheel would jerk violently. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop for inspection but the technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The technician advised the contact that the vehicle would need an alignment and that the rotors should also be replaced as a temporary fix. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance. The VIN was not available and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 3,000 and the current mileage was 42,000. Kmj

- Northport , NY, USA

problem #41

Jun 252011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
Hard steering are slow speed requiring excessive effort to maneuver vehicle in close spaces.

- Perrysburg, OH, USA

problem #40

Aug 012008

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 18,000 miles


2007 Honda Odyssey ex-L: power steering issues there is no power steering assist when parking and moving at low speeds. Once you are moving at a slightly higher speed, it kicks in, but until then, it is as if you are driving with no power steering. Power steering pump has been replaced multiple times. This is clearly a safety issue, as one can never tell whether there will be power steering or not.

- Parkville, MD, USA

problem #39

Jul 052007

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 100 miles
2007 Honda Odyssey ex-L: purchased new from dealer, had problem with pulling to the left from the first days we owned it. We returned to the dealer who insisted it was normal and gave various reasons (torque, road crown, nothing at all). Have had new tires, including replacing one that bald badly on the outside by 20,000 miles. Have had multiple alignments. Honda insists no issue, all within normal limits. Car always pulls to the left unless we're driving on a heavily crowned road in the right lane. Causes driver fatigue and has sometimes been a safety issue. This is a problem that is discussed over and over on various websites, including lots of do-it-yourselfers who have had good success with a very simple realignment of strut bearings. I can't believe a reputable company such as Honda could allow this safety issue to continue unaddressed. Please investigate this matter; there are many complaints already about this issue on the NHTSA forum. Honda does not even acknowledge that this is an issue.

- Parkville, MD, USA

problem #38

Mar 312011


  • 82,900 miles
The filter in power steering fluid reservoir clogged. This caused the power steering fluid to aerate. The service technician stated that the aerated fluid will cause the power steering pump to fail, losing power steering.

- Kentwood, MI, USA

problem #37

Mar 152011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
My 2007 Odyssey was brought back to the dealer at 35,000 miles for a problem with a clicking noise and steering issue at low speeds. The dealer attributed the problem with the steering to a power steering service bulletin and the clicking wasn't evident out of the ordinary. As the steering seemed to be better, and the clicking was 'normal" I took the vehicle back and drove it like it was for many more miles, until the clicking noise at around 68000 miles seemed really louder and more pronounced. The dealer now attributed the noise to a faulty axle and replaced it at a cost to me of around $200 (1/2 price). Now, about 5000 miles later, the steering is extremely bad at low speed and now the dealer tells me the power steering fluid is leeking and the cost to repair is nearly $1500. This issue is a design problem as it has been noticible on mine and other people's vehicles which is evident by the complaints almost exactly like mine. Honda should recall this vehicle for a faulty power steering pump and take ownership of the problem.

- Milford, CT, USA

problem #36

Feb 142011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 51,979 miles


We first became aware of the problem with our Odyssey when the low-speed steering (e.g. navigating parking spaces) became very difficult, as if the power steering were off. We took it to the dealer and they said they cleaned the power steering system as per a service bulletin. About two months later we noticed that after driving the van for at least approximately 20 miles, the power steering pump made an audible hum or whirring that could be heard at low speeds. The noise would change pitch along with the engine. Sometimes, the low-speed steering would again be difficult, but not to the same extreme as before and far less often. When we took it back to the dealer they reported that a seal was broken in the steering rack and that the pump also had to be replaced. We were told that not replacing both these items, at a cost of $2500, could lead to power steering loss and cause a dangerous situation. So we had no choice but to replace these items even though the van only had 50,000 miles on it when the problem first became noticeable.

- Germantown, MD, USA

problem #35

Nov 102010


  • miles
2007 Honda Odyssey: Car continually pulls to the left during all speeds. Corrects itself after steering hard right (drives straight). When I then turn left, car retains "memory steer" and continues to pull to the left. Had car into Honda service five times. Changed a tire, did alignment, they never noticed pull, etc. Tired of repeat visits to Honda without results. Many other published complaints with similar issue by others.

- Arlington Heights, IL, USA

problem #34

Feb 182011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 54,641 miles
2007 Honda Odyssey has memory steer, after making a left hand turn the car pull dramatically to the left, this could possibly cause a head on collision with oncoming traffic. Had Honda dealer align, said the van is in all of Honda's specs and all front components are in good shape. This is a family car and I fear for the safety of my family while driving it. I understand that all cars have there issues but when it comes to the safety of the occupants or the public sharing the road this issue should be addressed and recalled. There are many complaints of this found online (ex. town hall), it seems Honda is ignoring this issue and not taking into consideration the possible harm that can be caused.

- Lancaster, NY, USA

problem #33

Feb 212011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Power steering pump failing on 2007 Honda Odyssey 50,000 miles. Have done some internet research and apparently this is a wide spread problem with this model year.

- Apo, AE, USA

problem #32

Feb 012011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states ongoing problem/defect with a Honda Odyssey concerning front wheels wobbling and vehicle jerking the consumer stated the wobble from the front wheels was most noticeable at low speed turns. The consumer stated when he hit the slightest bump, the wobble could be felt in the steering wheel. After turning a corner, and the steering wheel was released, the steering wheel returned to straight forward with a series of jerks. The dealer was unable to provide a remedy even though there were complaints from other customers. The consumer stated he returned to the dealer regarding problems with the brakes. The service writer informed the consumer there was a weakness in the hydraulic brake system and the master cylinder would have to be replaced. The consumer learned of a recall, but records showed it was never replaced. On May 21, 2010, the modulator and sealing caps were replaced. On January 19, 2011, the dealer installed a master cylinder repair kit. The remedies showed little to no improvement. The consumer stated after not using the brakes for a few miles, he would have to pump the brakes several times, in order to stop, because the pedal would go to the floor.

- Tipp City, OH, USA

problem #31

Dec 162010

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Odyssey. While driving approximately 14 mph while making a right or left turn the power steering made a groaning noise. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for the failure and she was advised that the power steering assembly and power steering pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure occurred for one month. The failure was constant. The approximate failure mileage was 44,000 and the current mileage was 45,000. Updated 5/9/11 updated 05/18/11

- Spokane, WA, USA

problem #30

Dec 302010

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 38,000 miles
After installing new set of 4 tires for my Honda Odyssey and have the tires balance and align by professional goodyears service mechanics. I can feel the mini van keep pulling to the left pretty fast and dangerously. I talk to the wheel shops manager, and there is nothing they can do since the wheel alignment is fine. After looking at this issues online, I see lots of people who own 2007 Honda Odyssey have the same issues and turn out to be issues with the factory installed spring and strut that need to be aligned and fixed. I almost got into an accident due to the car sudden turn to the left without any kind of warning on hwy 85.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #29

Dec 202010

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 29,838 miles
2007 Odyssey power steering seems to fail on low speed(and in parking lots), and the vehicle pulls to right at every speeds, and the vehicle is used everyday for my family, I do really concern about my family's safety.

- San Ramon, CA, USA

problem #28

Jul 152007

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 2,000 miles
2007 Honda Odyssey steering continually pulls to the right. Most noticeable at speeds above 45 mph. Issue has been occurring for three years, since I bought the van new from Honda dealership. This is well documented across the internet, especially the forum on edmunds: (refer to post #23 and more specifically it looks like the struts were assembled wrong from the factory as seen on post #103).

- Granite Bay, CA, USA

problem #27

Jan 012009


  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Odyssey. The contact experienced failures numerous times with brakes, and steering. While the brakes were applied the brake pedal extended to the floor which required him to apply additional pressure to the brake pedal in order to stop the vehicle. The steering wheel was hard to control causing the vehicle to swerve from left to right. He had to apply additional force to the steering wheel in order to keep the vehicle in a straight line. The vehicle was taken to the dealership numerous times for the failures. The dealer removed air from the hydraulic fluid, but the repair didn't correct the brake failure. The wheels were aligned several times, but the steering failure wasn't corrected. The manufacturer advised the contact to take the vehicle to a different dealership. The failure mileage was 15,000 and the current mileage was 36,000.

- Louisville , KY, USA

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