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:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,118 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.

2015 Honda Odyssey brakes problems

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2015 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 172016


  • 18 miles


Honda is using soy product on wiring and it attracts squireels to eat my wires. The rodents ate the wires three times so far. While driving with children in car, my breaks did not work properly. I also had no windshield wipers or lights. It was raining. It was so scary. I have video of the squirrels underneath the hood

- Sewell, NJ, USA

problem #4

Mar 302016


  • 5,308 miles
As I was driving slowly apreaching a stop sign, I placed my foot on the brake pedal, was totally off the gas pedal, and the brake pedal went straight to the floor. This was scary, luckily there was no one I from the of me and I hadn't yet hit the stop sign mark, I had to pump the brake many times, swiftly, it finally came back up before reaching the stop sign. Two days before this I drove off from home and the van lost power and was bucking as if the fuel pump was blocked. These vans need to be checked thoroughly, Honda needs to pay more attention to their customers complaints. I have children and I pray this van doesn't lead me in to an accident or fatality.

- Davie, FL, USA

problem #3

Sep 252015


  • 6,600 miles
I was driving into the garage and brake pedal went to floor with no resistance and car crashed into a cabinet in the front of garage causing damage to car, cabinet and garage wall. Took car to dealer and was told everything checked out ok and there was nothing wrong. They stated there was nothing they could do for me. They said I could call Honda corporate but they wouldn't do anything either. I had to pay to get car repaired, buy new cabinet and pay to have garage wall repaired. I then had to trade cars because my wife refused to drive this one. I had the vehicle for approximately 4 months when this happened. I bought it new. After 4 months I was forced to buy another new car. I realize this may not be a big deal to some but what if this would have happened at stop sign and I would have went through and someone was hurt or even killed. This car will be sold to someone else and we can only hope it doesn't happen again. There was another complaint in this forum with the same problem. For Honda corporate to just push this aside and not make it right I think is just terrible.

- Garrison, MN, USA

problem #2

Jan 222015

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 3,365 miles
It was little cold night. I drove on freeway for 40minutes with kids without central heating. When we got home, I wake them up.I found my young daughter at back seat, she couldn't wake up unusually. She was sleeping, leaning toward rt. Side cup holder side at back seat. I saw her face was so red like first degree burn and her hair was all wet and her body was so sweating. It was unbelievable that the whole surface next to rt. Back seat was extremely hot!!! even though the van engine was stopped. I immediately tried to her cool down. My kids told me. "ever since we bought this van, when the van's engine was turning on, back seat rt. Side body was always hot." Next morning, I took the van to Honda service. But it could not fixed for 3days and no one called me for updating info. The van is still in the service. One of technician told me from the service, it has been problems for 4years. I called Honda customer service, but no answer. I am trying to ask them buy back program. It is extremely dangerous for family with young children. This is not first time problem for this new van. I already had several problems. 1. it was not starting engine several times on the 1st week of purchase. 2. brake was completely not moving more than one hour and not starting engine together on the 2nd week of purchase in the parking lot. 3. clicking and clucking noise at rear of lt. Side with rt. Turning with brake all the times. 4. the van's horn by itself making noise for 20minutes on freeway driving. The Honda service couldn't find the causes. They just removed van's security alarm. Honda service didn't allow me for a rental van. I am expecting Honda's immediate and appropriate customer care for buy back program. Until now, this brand new van went to 9times services for 3months without fixing, 11days in the service, our family are very having hard time for normal living life with kids.

- Downey, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 122014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 300 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that while the brake pedal was engaged, the brake pedal sank to the floor board abnormally. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times for the brake failure. However, the dealer advised the brake pedal was operating as normal. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The contact no longer drives the vehicle to avoid a crash. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 300. Updated 11/24/14 the dealer made the necessary repairs. Updated 01/27/15.

- Springboro, OH, USA

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