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

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2001 Honda Odyssey engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 302002

(reported on)


  • miles


With vehicle stopped (as at a stop sign or at a red light), when accelerator is depressed, engine revs up but vehichle hesistates. Then, transmission engages suddenly and vehichle lurches forward. The intensity was anywhere from a moderate bump, to enough to cause the tires to "squeal" and loose traction. This happened several times before we got the vehichle to the dealer for service; we just began to describe the problem when they said it would need a new transmission, as if they had seen the problem many times before. When questioned they denied there was a problem with Odyssey transmissions, although they did say that their Odyssey shuttlevan (same yr/model) had the transmission replaced the prior week. While conducting a search on the internet, we found dozens of instances of Odyssey transmission failures, all with replacement of the entire transmission as the remedy. While in our case this was done under warranty at no charge, we are concerned that this is a systemic problem that can easily lead to a traffic accident.

- Fontana, CA, USA

problem #1

May 202002


  • miles
Gas pedal sticks when proceeding from stop or accelerating from slow (under 20mph) speeds. Pressing gas pedal with more force frees it up and causes the vehicle to lurch forward. This lack of sensitivity in accelerator modulation has resulted in a few near crashes. Dealer worked on accelerator on two previous occasions.

- Pittsford, NY, USA

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