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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,001 miles

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2016 Honda Odyssey miscellaneous problems

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2016 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 122016


  • 2,000 miles


The potential issue is in the design/programing of the car stereo causing an unexpected switch between audio sources. The vehicle has an option to play the rear audio or front audio source through the car speakers. When the vehicle is playing the rear audio through the speakers and the driver switches the I-mid display to the ┐display info┐ mode, through the steering wheel control or through the audio/phone/navigation buttons, the audios source is automatically changed to the front audio source. This sudden change has the ability to distract the driver in two ways. The unrequested change of mode can cause the driver to scramble to turn off or change the audio and also create a sudden increase in volume. The sudden increase in volume doesn┐T come directly from the vehicle but from the volume differences that exist through the different inputs. For example the dvd audio is quitter than xm radio and the aux inputs can have varying levels of output based on the device hooked up to them. I experienced this issue while I was driving on the highway while my kids were watching a disney movie in the back and it automatically switched to xm radio when I wanted to look at the vehicle information (mpg) to determine if I needed to stop for gas before arriving at my destination.

- Portage, MI, USA

problem #1

Jan 312016


  • 2 miles
Hi, I believe that there are two defects for Odyssey 2016 1. low gas warning indicator is too hard to get noticed 2. no audible noise when running low on gas. It is very dangerous that if running out of gas on the road. Suddenly lose of power is very dangerous, very easy to get the car crash on the road. And it happened to me today. Thanks god, it happened when I'm on a local road not the free way. But I hope it never happened again to all other Odyssey owner in the future. That's the reason I filed this case. Fuel level meter/low gas indicator is on the right bottom of the instrument board. But the light is mostly blocked by the wheel with the way I sit so I hardly ever tell when I'm running on empty. (see the attached picture). And there is no audible noise when your running low on gas. There is no way that the driver can get warning is he already on the way to danger. I know the driver should check the gas before moving the vehicle. But all the car I drove before have sound alarm/beep to remind me every time when I move the car, and also the low fuel warning light is in the center of the board. It very easy to get the notice of the situation of low gas. But Odyssey 2016 placed the gas indicate in the place that hardly to see. Even vehicles in the 80S had that feature. Don't know why even vehicles in 2016 lose this very important safety related feature.

- San Jose, CA, USA

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