hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
156,347 miles

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2001 Honda Odyssey engine problems

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2001 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #7

May 102016


  • 195,000 miles


I was driving in motion in a neighborhood and the engine cut off and could barely pull over cause the steering locked up. Before that, I was leaving a gas station and again the engine shut off while in motion.

- Saint Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #6

Aug 262014


  • 150,500 miles
Van was parked in driveway. I was washing it and opened the hood. Luckily I noticed that the negative battery terminal was almost cut clean through. There were only a couple of copper strands grounding my Honda van. I do not want to know what would have happened if it had lost electrical connection while driving!!!

- Greenville, SC, USA

problem #5

Dec 232013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 109,474 miles
Replacement transmission failure - vehicle has had original transmission replaced at 56,297 miles on odometer. Replacement transmission failed at 109,474 miles on odometer. Time elapsed between transmission failures - 6.2 years each. Miles on unit 53,170 miles. Honda usa will do nothing to assist owner in replacing transmission.

- Guilford, CT, USA

problem #4

Aug 192013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 143,000 miles


Driving in I-78 West and speed suddenly decreased while RPM increased. Steered over to shoulder and stopped. Shifted car into park. Then I shifted into drive and van would not move. RPM increased again. Van towed off highway and then eventually home. Transmission shot per mechanic. Transmission previously replaced under warranty at 56,125 miles. Currently at 143,000 miles. Honda will not provide any additional assistance. Totally unhappy with Honda and will not purchase another one.

- Garwood, NJ, USA

problem #3

Aug 062013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 210,000 miles
The car slowed down and would not accelerate. The engine lights and other lights came on. The mechanic has informed me that I will need to have the transmission replaced. Again for the 3rd time. And this after having the transmission flushed in February of 2013. The transmission had to be replaced in 2007, 2011 and now 2013. I had to pay out of pocket for the 2011 and now they say for the 2013. There is something wrong with the vehicle that the transmissions are failing so soon. The first two times the vehicle completely stopped in traffic.

- Leesburg, VA, USA

problem #2

Dec 152012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 126,000 miles
I noticed that engine oil goes more than a quart low after 2500 miles. In July, before an oil change this was first noticed. But this December, it can be confirmed that oil does go low. I will continuously observe how much the oil goes low per 1000 miles. There are no visible oil leaks around the engine or the oil filter.

- Missouri City, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 092012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 160,456 miles
While driving down a main street at approximately 45 mph, the engine revved up and the car felt like it had stalled, but with the engine running... I was able to continue for a short distance at increasingly slower speeds. Once at the traffic light, I cut the car off and back on, it helped me to move forward up to about 30 mph for about 2 minutes, turned on and off at every chance until I was able to make it back into my neighborhood, than I tried to cut off and see if reverse would work and it did nothing, I cut off one last time and back on and was able to finally pull the car into the driveway.

- Madison, AL, USA

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