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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,207 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.

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2009 Honda Odyssey body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2009 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 212012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 48,722 miles


My tailgate support struts failed in 2012. They were subject to a recall and were replaced. They have now failed again in the same manner. I had to replace them again 2/12/2015 at a cost of $!56.31. Just as when they were recalled, the struts stopped supporting the weight of the door so that when it opens, it suddenly comes down again. It has hit me in the head as I reached into the rear to grab a bag. Even when you open it manually, the struts cannot hold the door open and it slumps down about halfway open. This is the exact same issue that caused the struts to be recalled in 2012. This is a design defect in the 2009 Honda Odyssey and Honda should pay for any repairs.

- New Bern, NC, USA

problem #2

Feb 182013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Tailgate (trunk's hatchback) door doesn't stay open and keeps closing back.

- Sayreville, NJ, USA

problem #1

Dec 312011


  • 59,899 miles
The rear powered tailgate has malfunctioned. The struts do not hold the door open and when you open the hatch with the powere button it fully opens then jerks two times then closes. If you open the hatch manually the struts do not hold the door at all and it slams shut.

- Telford, TN, USA

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