Notes: The entire 2nd generation Odyssey (1999-2004) is just one giant transmission problem waiting to happen.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
128,561 miles

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2002 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 172015


  • 153,122 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the air bag warning light remained illuminated. In addition, the ABS and the tcs (traction control sensor) warning light illuminated. The air bag warning light remained illuminated after a takata air bag recall remedy was performed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer to be diagnosed for the tcs and ABS lights and it was determined that the wheel speed sensor needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 153,122.

- Provo, UT, USA

problem #1

Jul 122011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 104,000 miles
One month ago, my Honda Odyssey transmission started to slip and hesitate when I drove into free way. Almost rear-ended by cars behind. And also, engine and tcs light came on. I had to turn on emergency light and drive at about 40 miles/hour on the free way. The slip seems to happen when the auto transmission switches between 2nd and 3rd gear. When putting on gas to accelerate, it can take long time (1 minute) to go from 20 miles/hour to 40 miles/hour, and during that time, it may suddenly accelerate if the transmission decides to speed up!!!! very dangerous!!!! since then, the transmission problem didn't go away. Contacted american Honda and they refused to cover any cost to fix it. A Honda dealer did agree to cover 40% of the repair. This problem happens very often on Honda cars, please urge Honda to step up and accept their transmission failure, and to cover 100% cost for the repair.

- Hilliard, OH, USA

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