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


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
98,705 miles
Total Complaints:
22 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace transmission (13 reports)
  2. not sure (5 reports)
  3. stay away from the Honda Odyssey (3 reports)
  4. rebuild the transimission (1 reports)
2002 Honda Odyssey transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #2

Feb 212008

Odyssey EX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,575 miles


This piece of junk we purchased with already 66,000 km on it. When trying to engage from 2nd to 3rd gear it just starts revving, and won't go into 3rd. I called Honda Canada, as I had purchased the extended warranty. I was told too bad, it is out of warrant and what did I expect purchasing a used vehicle. I said I expected more from Honda given the amount of money I paid. Taking to mechanic today, wait and see. If mechanic says needs new transmission, it will be sitting in the driveway for a long long while. During that time, given the long standing history of transmission problems with the Odyssey and the poor design/quality. I think I will draft a Statement of Claim against Honda, any one interested in joining for a Class Action Law Suit against Honda, please contact me.

- , Southampton, Ontario, Canada

problem #1

Nov 092007

(reported on)

Odyssey EX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

When driving my HONDA ODYSSEY @ 30-40 MPH, on occasion the transmission seems to disengage. The RPM goes up to 3000 while there is no increase in speed, seems to have lost of torque. I am not sure if this is covered under power train warranty. This symptom does not occur everyday but at least every week or every 2 weeks, that is why I feel like not bringing it to the dealer for diagnosis because the problem does not occur all the time & there is no engine check light to get a code. This van has been properly maintained. I feel that the Honda quality is just a myth. I never had transmission problem w/ my Toyota before. This may be the last time that I will buy a Honda. I will be hoping to have a Toyota again in the near future.

- , Madisonville, LA, USA

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