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: Aside from peeling paint, the 2008 Honda Odyssey is a pretty reliable, generally trouble-free minivan.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2008 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 292008

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


This is not a complaint about a vehicle accident, however it is a complaint about a vehicle design when installing a car seat. On the 2008 Honda Odyssey there is an 8th seat that is in the middle row center; it is called a magic seat. The dealer told me that a car seat can be installed safely in this magic seat. However, after I purchased the car I was unable to find a car seat to fit this seat that could be installed correctly (meaning not moving more than 1 inch in any direction). I tested many models of cars seats including: Britax, graco, evenflow, sunshine kids, etc. The owner's manual of the Odyssey is very vague on whether or not a car seat can be installed in this seat and after calling Honda usa custom service, the agent could not give a straight answer on whether this seat was designed to hold a car seat or if any car seats were tested by Honda. I complained to the dealer, but since I had already purchased the car, they only directed me to the Honda usa costumer service.

- Ledyard, CT, USA

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