really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,764 miles

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2001 Honda Odyssey miscellaneous problems

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2001 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #12

Sep 292016


  • 150,000 miles


The transmission was excellerating at a high speed then was overheating and smoking got standed on the highway thousands of miles from home.

- Crawford, NE, USA

problem #11

Dec 192015


  • 106,000 miles
My 2001 Honda Odyssey has had 3 front power window regulators failures. The vehicle has always been in motion when the driver or passenger window suddenly drops into the door frame. It is sudden, loud, and is a safety hazard while the vehicle is in motion. There are numerous complaints on this problem as documented on several Honda forums and google searches. Honda denies responsibility for this defective part and allows the problem to go unabated. This is my second complaint on the same issue. When is an investigation going to be initiated?

- Palos Verdes Estates, CA, USA

problem #10

Nov 112015


  • 182,000 miles
The transmission has begun slipping. There is no open recall even though Honda has acknowledged a problem with the transmission. I have had to pull over several times to let transmission cool off before continuing to my destination. Took it back to dw auto where I purchased said vehicle. They will not accept for trade in because Honda Odyssey has bad transmissions.

- Raeford, NC, USA

problem #9

Oct 052015


  • 125,000 miles


A few days ago the driver door stopped working, it does not open at all either inside or outside, neither with the interior or exterior door handle. The fact is that the driver door does not open at all. I believe this is a safety issue because in case of an accident the driver may be unable to exit the vehicle unless he/she is strong enough to break the vehicle's glass. Moreover, since I purchased this vehicle, its sliding doors fail a lot, many times they don't open from both inside or outside, with the remote or manually operated, which again in the case of an accident will make very difficult for the passengers to exit the vehicle. I have seen many complains about Honda Odyssey customers about door issues but no action has been taken.

- Ventura, CA, USA

problem #8

Sep 232015


  • miles
The rear bumper beam on my 2001 Honda Odyssey rusted and broke up into pieces that have fallen out from under the bumper cover. I assume that I no longer have full rear end crash protection. My mechanic suggested that since this is a safety related failure, I should see about having the manufacturer replace it for me. They referred me to my local Honda dealer. The service manager at the dealer referred me to their preferred body shop for an estimate. Not sure what will happen next, but am hoping the local dealer will ask the manufacturer to cover the repair.

- Rowley, MA, USA

problem #7

Apr 092012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
When pulling into a packing space, the car had a sudden unintended acceleration. The car then leap over curb and bushes and hit the wall at front. Front bumper damaged and airbags were deployed.

- Sunnyvale, CA, USA

problem #6

Oct 032011


  • 112,550 miles


Transmission failure and catalytic converter failure. It appears that most 2001 Honda Odyssey had transmission failure.

- Apex, NC, USA

problem #5

Oct 032011


  • 112,550 miles
Transmission failure and catalytic converter failure. It appears that most 2001 Honda Odyssey had transmission failure.

- Apex, NC, USA

problem #4

Dec 202010


  • 113,000 miles
I bought this 2001 Honda Odyssey in Sept. 2001. In 2007 I had problem with its transmission. The dealer replaced it free with Honda extended warranty in August 2007. In December 2010, about 3 years after getting a new transmission from Honda, the new transmission also went bad. The dealer will not replace it free stating that I am out of warranty at 113,000 miles now and that the new transmission they put does not come with any warranty! the dealer quoted $5,285 for a new transmission. I feel that Honda installed a lemon transmission in my van the second time and should take responsibility for that.

- Dardenne Prairie, MO, USA

problem #3

May 252001

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,064 miles
The vehicle experienced the following: Out of alignment, loud bang/ticking, shaking, engine hesitation, inoperative A/C, a contaminated filter with metal shavings, A/C drain tube was rubbing and draining on the steering rack boot, coolant reservoir was empty and the right front seal on the body was damaged due to it being improperly placed, A/C knob was broken, the A/C airflow automatically changed, when the A/C blower motor speed decreased, various dash lights would dim, the hood latch was defective, static shock problem, there was a coolant smell, due to the reservoir fluid level, the sliding door was inoperative, the transmission was defective, the crankshaft pulley and the steering wheel vibrated, the right door seal had come apart, the splash shield clip was missing, the idle speed fluctuated from 750 to 2000 RPM with the vehicle in park/neutral, and immediately after, the mil light had come on. The repairs are as followed: Wheels aligned, A/C condenser and compressor evaporation dryer, intake manifold, reinstalled rear evaporator/heater unit, installed a drain tube in the retainer bracket, hood latch was replaced, PCM replaced to solve the transmission problem, removed the broken bolt from the block, the crankshaft pulley vibration is still unresolved, and the slash shield clip has been replaced. Scc

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 012001


  • miles
The child was playing with key ring with remote control for door latches when child hit remote. This caused door to start closing with parent in door frame. Door handle was grabbed to prevent door from closing. But door kept closing until stopping. Consumer's arm and wrist was pulled. Consumer contacted dealership & informed by mechanic, nothing can be done about remote control locks on door.

- Norman, OK, USA

problem #1

Jul 302001

(reported on)


  • miles
The 1999-2001 Honda Odyssey roof top carrier crossbars may be unsafe. The roof rack crossbars sold by Honda for this vehicle are not acceptable for use with cargo boxes. This is what many people attach to them. There is no warning on the installation instructions or owners manual warning against use for this purpose. Honda admitted the crossbars might not withstand lift forces from the box and the crossbars could separate from the side rails and damage the vehicle or vehicles following it. Honda said they would offer no remedy, warning or solutions. Some of the major cargo box manufacturers are aware of the crossbars shortcomings and will not warrant their boxes or accept liability for damages caused by the separation of the crossbars, however, this is not always divulged by the salepersons and would most likely not be known if buying a used box. Please make Honda send a waring to all purchasers of the crossbars and include the warning in their owners manuals, advertising litereature and installation/use instructions. Thank you.

- Baroda, MI, USA

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