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

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
9 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,601 miles

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2008 Honda Odyssey body / paint problems

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2008 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #35

Jan 012013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 78,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2008 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the rear power liftgate would not remain open when activated and would close abruptly. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who stated that both power liftgate gas struts would need to be replaced. There was a recall associated with the failure under NHTSA campaign id number 12V062000 (structure). The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 78,000...updated 06/24/13 the consumer stated the vehicle was repaired by Honda at no cost the owner. Updated 06/28/2013

- Stanardsville, VA, USA

problem #34

Apr 132013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,061 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the tailgate fell rapidly and unexpectedly, after it was lifted up. The vehicle was inspected by the dealer, who stated that the struts had leaked gas, which caused the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage 71,061....updated 05/22/13 the consumer was reimbursed. Updated 05/30/13

- Midlothian , VA, USA

problem #33

Mar 272013

Odyssey

  • 64,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the gas-filled struts that helped to raise and support the liftgate of transported equipped failed, causing an unexpected closure of the door, which struck the contact but did not result in any injury. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 12V062000 (structure). The manufacturer was notified but offered no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 64,000.

- Glen Burnie, MD, USA

problem #32

Mar 272013

Odyssey

  • 70,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2008 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the rear liftgate failed. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was determined that pressurized gas was leaking from the struts. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 12V062000 (structure). The failure mileage was approximately 70,000.

- Carol Stream, IL, USA

problem #31

Mar 112013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • miles
The tail gate of my 2008 Odyssey does not work correctly the gas power struts that help open and close the tail gate have internal failure and need to be replaced so the Honda dealer says. It is a safety hazard because the tail gate slams shut without these struts working. Honda has not included my car in the recall of 2/2012.

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

problem #30

Feb 282013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
I went to open and lift up the rear lift gate to retrieve items in the back. Without any warning, the rear gate came down abruptly and struck me on the back of the head and hurt my neck as well.

- Mulberry, FL, USA

problem #29

Jan 152013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2008 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the lift rear gate latch became inoperable and the gate would not remain open. The symbol on the driver's side front air bag leaked water whenever it would rain. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was notified, who advised that there were no recalls for the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 65,000. Updated 3/19/13 the dealer informed the consumer the roof rack was loose and let in water, which leaked out of the driver side curtain air bag.

- Frederick, MD, USA

problem #28

Jan 252013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 29,232 miles
The R & R glove box locked and will not open. After two attempts by mechanics, I was told I would need to replace the striker and lock at an exorbitant cost to me. This vehicle has less than 30000 miles. What would cause the glove compartment to lock and not unlock?

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #27

Oct 172012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Both doors appear to be too close to the outside of the van. It rubs the exterior, ie paint from the exterior of the vehicle. Otherwise, they function perfectly well.

- Owasso, OK, USA

problem #26

Dec 282012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 69,783 miles
We own the Odyssey ex-L with a manual tailgate. The taligate has stopped opening to its maximum height. The shortened distance is not obvious until you proceed under the door and hit your head on the rear tailgate. I'm probably like most Odyssey owners--more focused on her children in a parking lot than the height of my tailgate--but the headache that followed hitting my head on the tailgate this morning made me file this complaint. The door still opens smoothly but unless you are paying attention and push the tailgate up a few more inches after the liftgate supports have stopped, the door is too low and could result in a serious injury.

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #25

Dec 302012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Automatic rear sliding doors fell off while parked. Door jammed, and a screw had fallen out from under panel. Dorr fel off less than a minute later.

- Anchorage, AK, USA

problem #24

May 032012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Structure/body:hatchback/liftgate:support device---I went to open the back door on the van to get a stroller out. It was difficult to open and very heavy. When I let go the door shut on me. I had received a recall notice in the mail prior to the incident, informing me that the struts were bad and could give out unexpectedly. (ref #12V062000) when I called the dealership I was told my vehicle was under recall, but the parts were not in. After the parts arrived at the dealership, I was called and an appointment was made for the repair. Upon my arrival to the dealership for the repair, I was told my VIN was not under recall after all. At that point there was no helpful person at the dealership. It has been 7 months of weight lifting getting the stroller, groceries, etc. In and out of the van. Still no help from Honda (the dealership or national line).

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

problem #23

Nov 052012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 53,000 miles
The rear liftgate door had become abnormally heavy and does not holdup on its own. Referencing NHTSA campaign id number: 12V062000 (structure: Body: Hatchback/liftgate: Support device) I called the dealer. The service manager advised that the vehicle was not included in the recall campaign and offered no assistance. The manufacturer was notified and stated that the vehicle was not under any recalls and offered no additional assistance. This problem must be something Honda needs to fix on their own.

- Morrisville, NC, USA

problem #22

Oct 302012

Odyssey

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that she was having difficulty lifting the rear lift gate. Upon successfully opening the lift gate, the hydraulics failed and the door erroneously closed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 12V062000 (structure:body:hatchback/liftgate:hinge and attachments). The failure mileage was unavailable and the current mileage was 40,778.

- Odenton, MD, USA

problem #21

Oct 172012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 40,500 miles
Rear liftgate struts failed causing liftgate to fall suddenly on me beneath the rear door. Honda has already issued a recall on some 2008 models. When I called the dealer and Honda customer support regarding the incident, they refused to cover repair under recall. Informed about safety concern but no acknowledgment by Honda that this is a safety issue with potential for injury. Recall should be expanded to cover more vehicles than acknowledged by Honda. Honda should act responsibly to prevent injury to owners of these vehicles and recall and replace all affected vehicles before more injuries occur. The dealership told me it would cost me $200 to replace the struts. My Odyssey does not have electric component struts for the rear hatch.

- Gresham, OR, USA

problem #20

Aug 202012

Odyssey

  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the rear liftgate door had become abnormally heavy. The liftgate door would also close abruptly and independently. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 12V062000(structure: Body: Hatchback/liftgate: Support device) and the dealer was notified of the failure who advised the contact that the vehicle was not included in the recall campaign and offered no assistance. The manufacturer was notified and stated that the vehicle was not under any recalls and offered no additional assistance. The failure mileage was 35,000 and the current mileage was 35,803.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #19

Sep 012012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 41,900 miles
Rear liftgate of Odyssey failed, luckily there were no injuries as the trunk slammed shut. Took to dealer today and asked about the recall but apparently only some, not all, have been recalled, so I am paying for this failure to be repaired myself. Frustrating!

- Maumee, OH, USA

problem #18

Aug 132012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 46,000 miles
Rear liftgate struts failed causing liftgate to fall suddenly on person beneath the rear door. Honda has already issued a recall on some 2008 models. When dealer and Honda customer support contacted regarding the incident refused to cover repair under recall. Informed about safety concern but no acknowledgment by Honda that this is a safety issue with potential for injury. Recall should be expanded to cover more vehicles than acknowledged by Honda. Honda should act responsibly to prevent injury to owners of these vehicles and recall and replace all affected vehicles before more injuries occur.

- Troy, MI, USA

problem #17

Aug 132012

Odyssey

  • 47,716 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the lift-gate failed as she opened it. The contact mentioned that the lift gate was very hard to open up and once it was opened it came back down very quickly. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 47,716.

- Whitehall, PA, USA

problem #16

Jul 162012

Odyssey

  • 18,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the vehicles tailgae had become inoperable and fell on the contact's shoulders. The contact did not receive any medical assistance for the injury. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that there were no failures with the tailgate and offered no other assistance. The manufacturer was notified who stated that the vehicle was not under warranty and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 18,000 and the current mileage was 20,000.

- Metairie, LA, USA

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