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Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,980 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2013 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #9

Nov 012015


  • 16,000 miles


My Odyssey is 19,600 miles. I'm experiencing vibrations in brake paddle, accelerator paddle and steering wheel when braking and while accelerating between 35-40 miles. Took this vehicle to service center, they wrap rotors. So, braking vibrations are gone, but accelerator vibration is on. Honda service center cannot resolve it as vibration is not heavy. This seems to be common problem with many Honda Odyssey owners. I request you to help resolving this issue for me and all owners for once and all.

- Mount Laurel, NJ, USA

problem #8

Apr 232016


  • 205,000 miles
The contact owned a 2003 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that while driving at 35 mph, the vehicle accelerated without warning, the contact depressed the brake pedal, but they failed to stop the vehicle. The contact lost control and crashed into five vehicles. The contact sustained chest and neck injuries and nose bleeding that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to a police lot. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 205,000.

- Deeborn, MI, USA

problem #7

Jun 102015


  • 28,000 miles
While reducing speed with brake, steering shaking badly. It happens especially when reducing speed by braking from highway speed like 5,60mph or higher. This feels me dangerous especially braking while not in straight road. Especially suddenly reaching to the end of traffic jam in curved road, hard to control driving along the curve with such steering shaking. This shake is that much bad. I researched online and many people claiming about this issue of this make of this model but how the dealer deal with this issue is different depends on dealer.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #6

Jun 252014


  • 33,000 miles


Driving down the highway at 55 mph when the accelerator stopped working and vehicle came to a complete stop without braking. Engine was still running but there was no acceleration possible. Shut engine off and restarted. Held accelerator pedal all the way to the floor with no acceleration for 10-15 seconds. Then, all of a sudden, the van lunged forward. Had van towed to dealership and the mechanic tried to drive into garage to check with computer. He pressed the accelerator to the floor and no response until, again, it lunged forward. Dealership has had the van for almost 3 weeks and can not replicate the problem while hooked up to the computer.

- Clover, SC, USA

problem #5

Feb 102014


  • 2,200 miles
No acceleration response to depressed accelerator pedal for about 1 to 2 seconds, when pulling away from traffic lights.

- Vernon, CT, USA

problem #4

Nov 292013


  • 13,300 miles
While parking into a spot in a parking lot, the vehicle surged forward on its own at an alarming speed and crashed into a parked car. Driver airbag was deployed. No injuries. Police report was filed.

- Fishers, IN, USA

problem #3

Nov 132013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 15,382 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that while entering a residential garage, the vehicle surged and rapidly accelerated independently. The contact crashed against the garage door and the passenger?S side rear-view mirror became detached from the vehicle. There were no injuries. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and the repairs were made to the damage. However, nothing was found wrong with the vehicle. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 15,382. Updated 12/30/13

- Lexington , NC, USA

problem #2

Jul 272012


  • 1,001 miles
I was traveling on the interstate for about 1 hour when the vehicle went into a sudden acceleration with no input from me. The speed got past 75 when I disengaged the cruise control and hit the brake. The vehicle did slow down and when I reset the cruise control, it held speed. Just before this happened by about 20 minutes, I noticed that the speed I was traveling was slowly decreasing so I "bumped" up the speed with the "acc" button on the cruise control, nothing happened. So I bumped it up a few more times with no effect. I then came to an overpass bridge and the speed slowed down to 66 going up the bridge and when over the top, rapidly accelerated to 75mph, when I got to the bottom of the bridge and on flat highway, I was still traveling at 75. So it seems that the "system" knew that I was trying to bump up the speed but didn't react until I was over the bridge. I disengaged the cruise control and reset it and it held for 20 minutes before having the sudden acceleration, feeling like it downshifted and sped up rapidly (as if I was trying to pass someone). I took the vehicle to the Honda dealership to be checked and they said that they could not replicate the problem and that no codes were in the system. I feel that the sudden acceleration is somehow related to the cruise control as well as the non-reaction to my attempt at adjusting the speed.

- Kenner, LA, USA

problem #1

Jun 232013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 940 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that while parking, the vehicle surged forward and crashed into a garage without warning. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed however, there were no injuries reported. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was inspected but there were no failures detected. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 940.

- West Organge, NJ, USA

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