Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The 2014 and 2015 Honda Odyssey shows an early trend of transmission problems with clunking/jerking when shifting gears.

Most of these Odyssey transmissions are still under warranty, but so far Toyota generally hasn't been able to diagnose or fix the clunking problem — that's the reason for our low rating. Some owners have reported it was a stuck solenoid, & in a few cases Honda has replaced the entire transmission.

As more of these Odysseys start exceeding the 60,000-mile powertrain warranty limit, buyer beware.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,363 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2014 Honda Odyssey brakes problems

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2014 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Jun 232014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • miles


Bought vehicle in March 2014, only a few months later I started having vibration in the steering wheel while braking. It continued to get worse and happened each time I would come to a stop. Dealer confirmed that rotors were warped. Now in a previous complaint, I wrote about my transmission problems. I don't know if the rotors were just defective or if they became warped due to being overheated with friction as a result of the transmission not functioning properly. I just want to make other owners aware of this problem. Once the dealer replaced the rotors, the vibration stopped.

- Forked River, NJ, USA

problem #6

Sep 162014


  • 200 miles
We bought Odyssey couple of months back in austin. Currently we are experiencing 3 major issues. 1. excessive wind noise even with lower speed 30 or higher speed 60.. impact: Headache inside the car. Unable to enjoy with family inside the car. 2.brakes are weak I feels like we need to stand on the brakes to apply them 3. from a stop sign if we hit the gas feels like a jerky..

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #5

Aug 142014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 18,000 miles
Was driving at about 30mph and performed a panic stop as a delivery truck in front stopped and turned suddenly. Continued down the road after the delivery truck turned in driveway. Going down the next hill of the 30mph road, the brakes failed as the driver attempted to slow the vehicle to the posted speed. Driver stood on the brake pedal but brake pedal depressed only slightly and vehicle would not slow. Driver was able to maintain control of the vehicle and coast the vehicle to a stop on a long residential driveway. Just before vehicle came to a stop a grinding noise was heard. Grinding sound become higher pitched just before noise and vehicle stopped. After stopping, driver turned off the vehicle. After about 5 minutes, the driver restarted the vehicle and brake pedal travel and braking function returned. Vehicle was towed to dealership. Current information from dealer is that no cause has been found. Only explanation is that brakes were overheated due to the panic stop. Dealer still has vehicle and says they are still investigating.

- Fallston, MD, USA

problem #4

Jun 032014


  • 186 miles


TL * the contact owns a 2014 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated while driving and shifting gears the vehicle made a loud noise and began to jerk. The brakes also made a screeching sound when she made a turn. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure and current mileage were 186.

- Springfield, VA, USA

problem #3

May 032014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 61 miles
Driving home from dealership Saturday evening the brakes began to squeal in stop and go traffic. Front brakes started to squeal excessively loud when stopping, but the noise also continued when foot was removed from the brake and accelerating. When fully stopped could smell burnt brake pad. Took vehicle to nearest Honda dealer on Monday who examined the front breaks and found drivers side front brake caliper bracket installed incorrectly (misaligned) which also lead to the caliper being damaged. Service technician believed this to be an assembly defect. Dealer will replace parts and correct issue under manufacturers warranty.

- Sugar Land, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 212014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 6,000 miles
Turning left after stopping at a red light. Feel the car is slipping and smell gasoline, when stepping on the brakes try to stop, but the brakes did not work and the car did not stop. Stepped on the brakes very hard (all the way through), the car bumped several times and finally stopped, almost hitting the car in front. Turned off engine and restarted, the brakes function normal.

- Boyds, MD, USA

problem #1

Nov 092013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 300 miles
As I was trying to stop at a red light and my legs only on the brakes, the car started accelerating and had to press the brakes so hard with my entire body weight on it to make it stop - had I left a fraction loose the car would have just taken off... so scary and not safe at all... the weird thing is that it didn't happen for the next 50+ miles I drove... but this incident makes sure that this vehicle is totally unsafe for any one to drive. I'd like to lodge this complaint on this vehicle and that the vehicle taken away for R&D to resolve.. Honda dealer is claiming that there is no issue and that I may have pressed the gas along with the brakes and was talking about the Toyota Camry issue aimlessly and had asked me to have a test drive and trying to talk me out of this...

- Flanders, NJ, USA

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