hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
95,188 miles

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2001 Honda Odyssey steering problems

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2001 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #4

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 #3

Dec 192012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 79,500 miles
Our van has 79,000 miles. Engine light came on 3 weeks ago to replace a pressure switch on the transmission. 2 days after replacement, engine light came on again, dealer tells us that whole transmission needs replacement. Total cost $6000. Called american Honda who acknowledged they'd issued a warranty extension up to 100,000 miles but limited to 7 years after complaints led to realization that transmission had problem. Despite our mileage being low, Honda refuses to help on these repairs. If Honda will warranty its product to 100,000 miles after realizing they have a problem, why should we not benefit from that even if our van is 10 years old? still only 79,000 miles on that transmission.

- Tiburon, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 172010

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 53,827 miles
2006: Notified by Honda Corp that our vehicle may have a defective transmission took to sim fryson Honda, winchester avenue, ashland, ky for evaluation - determined to be part of recall.and transmission was replaced due to torque converter solenoid malfunction, however, . vehicle shifted hard and a made a "whirring noise". we advised the dealer of this on at least 3 occasions but were told that it was replaced with an Honda part as instructed by Honda. This dealership was sold and the subsequent owner filed for bankruptcy and would not listen to our complaints. During the fall, 2010 we noticed the car was beginning to shift even more harder and seemed to stall before going into gear but ironically when the weather was warmer it would behave okay. However, in January 2011 it would not initially go into gear and we thought it was the gear shifting lever that was perhaps out of sync and took it to moses Honda, rt. 60, huntington, wv since the other dealer was out of business. Moses tested the vehicle and found nothing wrong, however, it continued to off and on behave the same way. We again had moses to test it in March/April 2011 and was told then that the transmission was failing. We contacted the ashland Kentucky dealership (now reopened) and was told the warranty had expired in January and to contact Honda for additional info. We have attempted to speak with Honda several times and will not discuss nor return calls to us. This is a known problem, having researched the issue, and Honda refuses to acknowledge their responsibility in R&D of defective and poorly designed parts. I am requesting full consideration of this problem for all Honda owners that have experienced this problem and for Honda to address the issue.

- Huntington, WV, USA

problem #1

Apr 112009


  • 52,423 miles
Using the vehicle daily under normal city driving conditions around a small town noise was heard emanating from the front suspension. Inspection of the equipment found both front coil springs broken and the upper turning bearings damaged due to the coil spring fractures. The usage of the vehicle as a grocery getter does explain a possible cause for the failure and the only possible explanation is a defect in the material. No injuries occurred. Both front coil/strut assemblies along with the stabilizer links need to be replaced at my cost.

- South Lyon, MI, USA

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