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

3.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,394 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Honda Odyssey suspension problems

suspension problem

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2008 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 102014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 92,500 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 lift gate door would independently open. The contact would experience difficulty in manually closing the lift gate door. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who diagnosed that the rear struts needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number:12V062000 (structure) due to the authorized dealer stating that the failure was only associated with the power lift gate models. The contacts stated that the vehicle had experienced the same failure as the power lift gate and on numerous occasions. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 92500... updated 06/03/14 updated 06/13/2014

- North Charleston, SC, USA

problem #2

Nov 022008

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Honda Odyssey. While driving the vehicle will drift to the left and right. This condition reduces his ability to control the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, and the vehicle was realigned five times, the power steering system was replaced, and a set of tires were replaced. After all of the repairs the technicians stated that the failure was a normal characteristic of the vehicle. He was advised by the manufacturer to pursue the lemon law. The failure mileage was 5. the current mileage was 24,000. Updated 01/20/10 updated 01/22/10.

- Pasadena, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 102009

Odyssey

  • 4,677 miles
I purchased a brand new Honda Odyssey (2008) in Dec. 2008. The vehicle has a steering problem and will not drive straight. After making a right-hand turn the vehicle pulls right and after making a left-hand turn the vehicle pulls left. Honda has been unable to correct the problem after 4 attempts. They have replaced the entire rack and pinion system twice. They have replaced the power steering system, and the struts. None of these solutions have resolved the issue.

- Cypress, CA, USA

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