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Ratings on over 1,000 new & used models going back 5 years, from the Center from Auto Safety. Learn more about The Car Book 2018 here. Notes: The entire 2nd generation Odyssey (1999-2004) is just one giant transmission problem waiting to happen.


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

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2002 Honda Odyssey drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 252004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Started hearing noise while driving at any speed. Noise got progressively louder. Took car to Honda dealer and they found no problem. Drove away and noise was still there. Went right back to dealer and asked if they did a road test. They had not. When they did a road test the discovered the problem, a bad wheel bearing. This was when the car had low mileage on it. They repaired the bearing and the noise diminished considerably. The car now has 60K + miles on it and the low level hum has progressively gotten worse. Honda found nothing wrong. Brought to auto repir place and found that I have another bad wheel bearing. This vehicle has had multiple problems, including a bad transmission which finally was replace after over a year when it completely failed on the highway, windshield air leak that has still not been detected by Honda and repaired.

- Lake Ariel, PA, USA

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