hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
198,549 miles

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1998 Honda Odyssey drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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1998 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 032013

Odyssey 4-cyl

  • 267,646 miles


This transmission failed and I put another one in and it failed within two days. I have looked online and found out that everyone is having trouble with these transmissions. I think Honda should replace these problem transmissions with a recall. I don't have $1,500 to put in a new transmission every day or two.

- Anderson, SC, USA

problem #2

Jan 102012


  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that while the vehicle was powered off and in park, the vehicle rolled away. The vehicle was stopped by applying the emergency brake. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostics and stated that they would have to look at the tumblers to find the cause for the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 98,000 and the current mileage was 98,400.

- Lantana, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 042012

Odyssey 4-cyl

  • 230,000 miles
We were just told that our 1998 Honda Odyssey needs a new transmission for $4,000. This would be the 3rd transmission replacement in this car since we've owned it (we're original owners). That's triple what the car is worth. We have taken immaculate care of this car and there is no reason why the transmission should die so often. Is there a class action suit we can be part of?

- Torrance, CA, USA

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