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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,757 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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2010 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #7

Dec 182013


  • 52,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the rear sliding doors failed to remain open to allow the passengers to enter the vehicle. As a result, a passenger was nearly injured. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 52,000.

- Belmar, NJ, USA

problem #6

Aug 142013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 88,000 miles
The first time we had an issue we were in the country and we stopped and got out of the car. When we got back in the door would not close. We put the switch on manual however the door would still not close. We had it looked at and the line that works the door needed to be cut to close the door. Within a week the other door started not opening and closing properly even when it was set for manual use. We were the driving down the road and the door flew open. We did contact the dealership and they indicated they are aware of the problem however its the consumers responsibilty to pay to have this safety issue fixed.

- Schuylerville, NY, USA

problem #5

Mar 142014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
Driver side sliding door will not latch/lock and was told this can cause air bag deploying problems as well as door could open. Had to replace power latch mechanism. This also happened to the passenger sliding door around a month ago. This is strange since my wife and I are in our 70's and very seldom use these doors.

- Whitehouse, OH, USA

problem #4

Aug 232013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 72,000 miles


My 21 month old child was standing away from the vehicle in our garage as I got things out of the vehicle prior to closing the door. I pushed the button that automatically closes the door as I leaned into the driver side to retrieve items from the vehicle. I heard my child screaming and I looked down and saw that the door had closed on her entire hand up to her wrist. Not only did the safety feature fail that is suppose to detect body parts in the path of the door, but the door also would not open. I had to use all of my body weight to pry the door off of her hand. This incident resulted in a bloody and bruised finger that had the nail ripped of it.

- Hartselle, AL, USA

problem #3

Mar 312010

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 500 miles
This is an on-going safety issue and possible equipment defect involving the check rod mechanism on the front doors of the vehicle. The check rods do not provide adequate resistance to keep the door open. When the vehicle is parked and the front door is in the fully opened position, the door is prone to swing shut. This occurs in a variety of situations: On a level surface, if the door is pushed open, the door will sometimes swing back on the occupant; the fully opened door will also swing shut when the vehicle is on even a slight incline or is blown by a gust of wind. The check rods do not provide adequate resistance to keep the door in the open position when fully extended. These are very heavy doors and could cause serious injury. My wife and I have both experienced numerous instances in which the door has started swinging shut in each of these situations. I discussed this concern with the service manager at my local Honda dealership and I reported this problem to american Honda (case # [xxx]). I compared the front door check rod mechanism in the 2012 Honda Odyssey on the dealer?S lot. The check rod on the 2012 Odyssey functioned properly, creating an appropriate level of resistance when the door was fully extended. The service manager ordered a set of 2012 Odyssey check rods, with the hope they could be installed on my 2010 Odyssey. Unfortunately, the 2012 rods did not match and could not be installed on my vehicle. American Honda has declined to take any remedial action. I strongly suspect that the defect in the check rod used in the 2010 Odyssey model led to a redesign of the check rod mechanism for subsequent vehicle years. I respectfully request that your office check into this matter and address the defect in the 2010 Odyssey check rod. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Hallowell, ME, USA

problem #2

May 112011


  • 13,801 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the rear sliding door on the driver side was being closed by a child occupant when it closed on the child's hands. There were no severe injuries but the childs hand was swollen. The contact felt that there should have been a sensor that would stop the door from closing if there was an obstruction. The contact did not contact the dealer or the manufacturer. The vehicle was not inspected or repaired for the failure. The current and failure mileages were 13,801.

- South Portland, ME, USA

problem #1

Mar 152011


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the rear sliding doors were manufactured with a sensor to prevent the doors from closing when the door was obstructed. The contacts fingers were obstructing the rear driver sliding door and instead of sensing his fingers were in the door, closed on his fingers resulting in severe bruising and abrasions to the left hand. The contact spoke with the manufacturer but was told there was nothing they could do to assist. The VIN was unknown. The failure and current mileage was 30,000.

- Havertown, PA, USA

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