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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,862 miles

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2009 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 142012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 49,816 miles

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

This is the "fourth incident, " third claim. Prior claim ODI id#'s are: 10438034 and 10439310. The latest incident occurred on 1/14/12 (12/59pm), 2 minutes after I started engine (cold) in my driveway and as I approached the stop sign at 175 from my driveway. I was coming to an almost complete stop with my foot on the brake and the engine almost at idle. The engine suddenly started to race and the vehicle began to surge forward. Since my foot was already on the brake, I was able to press hard to keep it from continuing forward and I immediately shifted into neutral. The racing stopped and the engine idled. At the same time a bicyclist crossed my bath and would have been run over had I not reacted so quickly.

- Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

problem #4

Dec 052011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 47,932 miles
This is a second filing as a third incident has occurred. The new incident occurred on 12/5/2011 (5:45 P.M.) in my driveway immediately after starting the engine which had been of for 40 minutes, but prior to that driven for 40 minutes. Once again the engine "suddenly and unexpectedly" raced. My foot was not on the accelerator. Text from the prior filing (ODI# 10438034) is follows: On two occasions (11/28/2011 and 11/30/2011), after driving for several minutes (warmed up engine) and while approaching a stop light at about 3 mph (almost stopped) and when the engine had already come to idle, the engine suddenly surged (raced, with the tachometer jumping over halfway). The car lunged forward, but I pressed hard on the brakes and pushed the shifter into neutral. Then the engine idled and ran fine until the second incident during which the exact same event occurred. In both cases had I not already had my foot on the brake preparing to stop, the car would have crashed into the car that was stopped at the stop light in front of me. I took the car into the local Honda dealer today, but they were unable to identify any problem.

- Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 282011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 47,660 miles
On two occasions (11/28/2011 and 11/30/2011), after driving for several minutes (warmed up engine) and while approaching a stop light at about 3 mph (almost stopped) and when the engine had already come to idle, the engine suddenly surged (raced, with the tachometer jumping over halfway). The car lunged forward, but I pressed hard on the brakes and pushed the shifter into neutral. Then the engine idled and ran fine until the second incident during which the exact same event occurred. In both cases had I not already had my foot on the brake preparing to stop, the car would have crashed into the car that was stopped at the stop light in front of me. I took the car into the local Honda dealer today, but they were unable to identify any problem.

- Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 262010

Odyssey

  • 15,900 miles
2009 Honda Odyssey, problem started on Monday 04/26/10. Early morning as I was leaving my place for work, I noticed that the brakes were 'soft'; at the first stop sign, it took the brake to stop the van a longer distance than usual, speed is below 20mph. I was still able to drive to work without further incident that time. Then at noon I went out to have lunch, I drove to a nearby place about 10 miles, while I'm driving the vsa off signal lamp came on, driving speed at 35mph, good driving/weather condition, road is well paved; when I got to my destination, I turned off the engine, waited a few minutes, and started the engine again, the vsa signal lamp is now off. No further incident that time again. The next instance that the vsa signal lamp went on while I was driving on my way home, it stayed on for a few minutes, then it went off. I brought the vehicle to the dealer/service shop to have it check, left it there overnight and got it back the next day; I was told that the problem was a faulty steering angle sensor. I'm now suspecting that the recent recalls regarding MY07/08 Odyssey is also affecting certain MY09.

- Fontana, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 182010

Odyssey

  • 8,000 miles
2009 Honda Odyssey mini van was crashed by hitting a concrete block in the parking building with an unintended sudden acceleration. When the car parked into a spot, the car needed to readjust its position in parallel to the parking line. Thus the driver changed to a rear mode and then suddenly heard very loud sound and the mini van drove very fast to the front direction and hit the concrete block. The brake did not work until it hit the block. The driver, my wife, had a minor injury of seat belt mark on her chest. The front car was damaged severely. It was so dangerous if the parking building did not have a thick concrete block. If not, the car should jump over to the lower floor and my wife could get killed. This car towed to Honda dealers body shop yesterday. Please investigate this case. The parking building: Edward hospital, naperville, il we asked hospital security if there was a cctv in the parking building. Unfortunately there was no cctv in the parking building.

- Naperville, IL, USA

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