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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,393 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 engine problems

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2010 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 022015

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 93,000 miles


Today Jan 2nd 2015 around 6:40am cst, my van engine suddenly made a loud noise with high acceleration. I was driving at the speed of 40 mile/hour where suddenly with acceleration it started increasing it speed from 40M/H to 45M/H, 50 M/H and that moment I was scared and afraid and wasn't sure what was going on as I was not driving my van in cruise control. It was very hard to break and I have to use my both the feet to break my van to bring to the complete stop. After stopping and putting my van in park, I turn off the engine wait for a minute and start the engine. Van started but as it was parked and it started accelerating and I was not able to put in drive gear. Transmission was completely lock. I called my insurance all state to arrange roadside assistance to tow my van to nearest Honda dealer. Currently it my van is at frank kent Honda dealer (34000 West loop 820 South, fort worth, tx 76116). This is very scary experience and I was driving alone at that time. I have family with 2 kids 9 & 6 year old and I am worried what might have happened if I was driving with my kids in freeway at the speed limit or in the busy street with heavy or freezing icy road. Anything might have happened and that makes me think that what NHTSA does to protect consumer, a family, a driver safety like me to protect and safeguard there life with not having proper safety standards in place to avoid this computer malfunction problem which I believe in my case. I don't want that NHTSA have to wait when many more incidence happens like this before taking any action. I want that NHTSA should take action right to work proactively to prevent this kind of incidence. I want to hear concrete answer and action taken against my complaint launch for both NHTSA and Honda. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Sugar Land, TX, USA

problem #6

Jan 232012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
Car went on fire and was total loss. Waiting for investigation to be completed.

- Cooper City, FL, USA

problem #5

Jul 252011


  • 20,500 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, he heard a loud noise. The vehicle was pulled over and stopped when the contact noticed that the shield for the engine detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the shield and its clips needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified and they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 20,500.

- Acworth, GA, USA

problem #4

Feb 242011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 3,250 miles


At 20mph/1000rpm car stopped running. Again on 1 March @ 30mph with a different driver van again stopped running. Restarted normally both times.

- Burlington, MA, USA

problem #3

Jun 102010


  • miles
2010 Honda Odyssey exl with 8500 miles burns an excessive amount of oil between oil changes. If I follow the maintenance minder system I could be left stranded on the side of the road with a blown engine.

- Stanley, NC, USA

problem #2

Jun 152010


  • miles
2010 Honda Odyssey. Consumer states several problems with vehicle the consumer stated the vehicle would stall while driving. The vsa light, drive light, emergency brake light would all flash or stay on consistently while driving. The vehicle made a grinding noise and the engine revved high.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 012010


  • 4,000 miles
2010 Honda Odyssey engine defect that causes it to fail and cease operation while driving having the driver lose the ability to fully control the vehicle. Defect is in the oil supply to the overhead camshaft causing it to seize and breaking the timing belt. Much upper end engine damage.

- Apex, NC, USA

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