really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
15 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,268 miles

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2001 Honda Odyssey transmission problems

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2001 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments (Page 6 of 10)

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problem #91

Apr 302009


  • 162,000 miles


Honda Odyssey 2001 transmission slips out of gear.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #90

Feb 102007


  • 84,454 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the transmission has failed three times. He is currently attempting to get Honda to replace it for the fourth time. The manufacturer stated that they will pay 50% of the repair cost; however, the contact does not want to pay for the other half. The failure mileage was 84,454.

- Oakland, NJ, USA

problem #89

Apr 182009


  • 82,000 miles
Honda 2001 Odyssey mini-van transmission failure - happened while driving the van would not move with the engine accelerating but no movement. Honda has a chronic transmission problem that has been litigated with a settlement in Dec 2006 to a class action lawsuit against Honda. Honda extended the transmission warranty by 9 months !! the fact is that Honda sold a defective product and it should be recalled - all the defective transmissions should be replace by Honda as part of the recall.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #88

Apr 102009


  • 97,039 miles


I was driving my 2001 Honda Odyssey on trip to charlotte, nc from detroit, mi. Drove about 350 miles from detroit and all of sudden vehicle started loosing speed in I77 sb. Since the vehicle was broke down, police came down and help me to call towing company. Towed the van @43 miles to Honda dealer in parkersburg, wv. Dealer told me that the transmission is blew up and it is under warranty. They advised that it will take approx 5 days to fix it. I ranted a car across from dealer and continued on my trip. 3 days later, I got call from dealer that the TR will not be covered under warranty because time has expired. TR problem is not a wear and tear issue so it must be covered under all circumstances. I am feeling that I got cheated by Honda by using faulty parts in car which has cost me @3200 dollars.

- Macomb, MI, USA

problem #87

Mar 282009


  • miles
We are having our transmission replaced for the third time in our 2001 Honda Odyssey. Honda paid for the first two but not this one. Clearly something is not right when you only get about 30K miles per transmission.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #86

Apr 022009


  • 77,000 miles
My 2001 Honda Odyssey has 77,000 miles and suddenly the check engine, tcs and the blinking D4 lights came on. After stopping in lights, the car wouldn't move and it took long time to get traction. Luckily nobody was hurt!! took it to the dealer and they say the transmission needs to be replaced and it would cost $3900. In my opinion, transmission should not fail this early and I want Honda to take complete responsibility for the quality of the product they offer.

- Morrisville, NC, USA

problem #85

Mar 132009


  • 50,700 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Honda Odyssey. While driving approximately 35 mph on normal road conditions, the vehicle hesitated unexpectedly and there was excessive gear slippage. Immediately, the emissions control warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel and remained lit until the engine was turned off. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnostic testing and they stated that the failure was related to the transmission's internal gear ratio. The vehicle is operable and has not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 50,700.

- Lynbrook, NY, USA

problem #84

Feb 202009


  • 74,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the vehicle was leaking transmission fluid and was shifting hard. The vehicle would also jerk upon shifting gears. The manufacturer could not assist with the repairs. The powertrain warranty expired at seven years or 100,000 miles, whichever occurred first. The vehicle was out of warranty by two months. The manufacturer offered $1,200 off the cost of the $3,700 repair cost that would be the contact's responsibility to pay. The failure and current mileages were 74,000.

- Chantilly, VA, USA

problem #83

Nov 072008


  • 125,000 miles
I have a 2001 Honda Odyssey and I've been approached by other owners of the same car who warned me that around 125 thousand miles the transmission would start to act up on the vehicle and at 125 it did. I am taking the vehicle in for repairs and the dealer told me it is a common problem on the Odyssey this repair comes up to $3200 hundred dollars. I don't think the consumer should fitting the bill for a problem that the designer knows about in the car, so pleas check the number of complaints for this problem and see if something can be done thank you

- Bronx Ny, NY, USA

problem #82

Jan 082009


  • 126,000 miles
I have a 2001 Honda Odyssey that had a transmission replaced in Nov 2006 by local Honda dealer here in northern italy. The transmission only lasted 2 years, 2 months and 32K miles. The 2001 Odyssey were given an extended warranty which covered the first one, but I'm being told I'm outside the warranty, so the next transmission isn't covered. As of today, the Odyssey engine is fine but the transmission won't engage in any gear. It's hard-broke. My chief complaint is Honda not replacing the new transmission that only lasted 2 years.

- Apo, AE, USA

problem #81

Feb 082001


  • 130,000 miles


Transmission failure, slippage most likely between second and third gear. Unable to drive vehicle, stopped in traffic.

- St. Charles, IL, USA

problem #80

Jan 232009


  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the transmission was slipping. There were several other issues with the vehicle, which were repaired. After the vehicle was serviced in may of 2008, the transmission constantly began slipping. The contact stated that this was a safety issue that Honda should repair. Honda explained that they would pay for the part, but not the labor. The contact would like Honda to pay for the labor as well. The current and failure mileages were 89,000.

- Lake Forest, CA, USA

problem #79

Jan 252009


  • 113,016 miles
Our 2001 Honda Odyssey just required a new transmission at 113,000 miles, and after just 60 miles of driving it's not working again. Reading a discussion forum I discovered that the Odyssey have horrible transmission problems, sometime leading to safety issues. Ours had a little trouble shifting gears and smells terrible.

- Fort Collins, CO, USA

problem #78

Dec 192008


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Honda Odyssey. While driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle spontaneously switched into neutral. The vehicle rolled backwards down a hill. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and they stated that the transmission needed to be replaced at the cost of $3,500. Two years prior to the failure, the dealer had to replace the transmission due to an unknown cause. The vehicle has not been repaired. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 120,000 and current mileage was 156,000.

- New Fairfield, CT, USA

problem #77

May 242008


  • 78,000 miles
In Sept 2002 we purchased a used 2001 Honda Odyssey with 12,500 miles from a dealer in grand rapids Michigan. In May 2008, with about 78,000 miles on it (and a vehicle inspection before our trip)on an extended trip our check engine light and 'tcs' light came on. We drove it back home. After that we would notice after extended driving time there would be shifting issues. We then took it to the dealer, who told us we needed a new transmission, approx $3000. After doing some research online, we found out rather quickly that the transmission problems had been a well documented issue with the 2001 Odyssey and that not until after a class action lawsuit, Honda agreed to extend the warranty on the transmission. We had never been contacted about the transmission issue. We then found out because our vehicle, which had originally been titled in Canada, before we purchased it, was not covered under this recall. We contacted Honda America & was told there was nothing they could do for us. The dealer where we purchased the vehicle will not return our calls. This is a total safety issue - Honda is not standing behind its product. We feel that Honda should have to replace this transmission - they built it originally - it should not matter where the vehicle was originally titled. Can you help us?

- Grandville, MI, USA

problem #76

Nov 262008


  • 89,250 miles
2001 Honda Odyssey transmission has failed a second time.

- Westport, CT, USA

problem #75

Sep 202008


  • 80,702 miles
My check engine light came on. Went to the dealership, they discovered 2 error codes - P1676(ignition switch) and P0740(transmission), they suggested replacing ignition, which I ok'd and they did for $286.58. They hoped the second error code would go away, but it didn't. now I am looking at a few thousand dollars expense to replace transmission. The car on the day of the visit 9/26/2008 had 80,702 miles on it. I am looking online and it seems there are a lot of such transmission problems other people had with Honda Odyssey and there was a successful class action lawsuit in California against Honda for 1999-2001 Accord transmissions that showed the same malfunction code. I am thinking Honda should pay for Odyssey too, since the problem seems to be more widespread in their vehicles.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #74

Oct 282008


  • 118,000 miles
Transmission broke first time and replaced at end of 2005. Last week I and my two baby was entering in interstate... car stopped and felt like was in neutral...closer to cause a big accident...after incident, changed the solenoids, but did work... need a transmission replace again!!!!!

- Malden, MA, USA

problem #73

Oct 142008


  • 83,000 miles
Transmission failed.

- Perry, OK, USA

problem #72

Aug 052007


  • 110,000 miles
Intermittent "check engine" warning accompanied by "tcs" warning light on dashboard; slipping transmission during routine acceleration between 2nd/3rd gears and 3rd/4th gears. Warning light problem started in Aug '07; recurring now in Aug '08 with consistent transmission slippage/failures during normal city/highway driving.

- Chesterfield, VA, USA

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