really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,019 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Honda Odyssey accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2004 Honda Odyssey:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2004 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #12

May 182014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The contact owns a 2004 Honda Odyssey. The contacted stated that the rear driver side door was difficult to latch in order to close the door. The contact also stated that the lock switch had to be depressed on several occasions in order to lock the door. The failure occurred on several occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. Updated 10/23/14 updated 04/13/2015

- Glen Ellyn, IL, USA

problem #11

Nov 012007

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,394 miles
My daughter and I both opened her door at the same time (she with the handle and I with the button on the key). The door opened just a little and then stopped. I asked her to open the door and she said, "no, you open it." She began to get in the car (through the small opening in the door) and I pressed the button. The door closed on her - it did not stop. It pushed hard enough against her to cause a huge mark on her arm. It is completely black and blue and she screamed out and cried loudly from the pain. The door after closing on her reopened. It should have never closed on her. The sensor should have caught it. - we took pictures of her arm if you need them. I have also been caught in the door a couple times (twice) when I was buckling my kids in and accidentally pressed the button. The door didn't stop even though I was in the doorway. I looked online to submit a complaint to Honda, but they don't have a way to do it online. I have not yet complained directly to them. Let me know if I should.

- Roswell, GA, USA

problem #10

Feb 252007

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,435 miles
Latches/locks/linkages:doors:latch while my wife was retrieving my 1yr old daughter from her child restraining device my 3.5yr old son activated the automatic sliding rear/left passenger door crushing my wife causing bruses to her left shoulder. Neither child were hurt in this incident.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #9

Feb 092005

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles


: the contact stated the brake pedal of the vehicle started rocking left to right when depressed, even if the vehicle was immobile or at any speed. No warning light were illuminated prior to the incident. The vehicle was taken to the dealership who determined the brake pedal rocking movement was normal. The contact was concerned because it could be connected with other unnoticed safety problems. The manufacturer was not contacted. The sliding door actuator was replaced. The side door sepaker was replaced. Updated 12/01/06.

- Pahrump, NV, USA

problem #8

Jan 232006


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The safety danger I want to report is locking a child in a vehicle with ignition turned on and no way to get inside the vehicle. Vehicle: Honda Odyssey minivan 2004 LX model. This model has automatic door lock once ignition is turned on. However, unlike most other vehicles where automatic door lock operates and locks doors when vehicle is in motion, on Honda Odyssey - there is simply a fixed time delay ~10 sec between start of ignition and locking of all doors. The problem with this is: (a) in a parking lot - I started the car by sitting on the driver's seat and with all doors closed, and immediately decided to open the door and step out to verify that I have put all the groceries back in the van - the van door shut locked - there was an adult inside the car who could open the door for me - but there was also a 18 month old baby in the car seat - and I am worried that this can happen to others. (B) on 22nd January morning, I started my car in the my garage and since it is cold got out of the vehicle to come in the house - but today I did this too quickly (within 10 sec?) and ended up locking myself out of my van with van engine running. I got my spare key to open the locked doors. Again - am very concerned that not everyone has spare keys easily accessible (could be with some other member of the family). The greatest safety danger is locking a child in a vehicle with ignition turned on and no way to get inside the vehicle.

- Niskayuna, NY, USA

problem #7

Nov 172005


  • miles
My 3 year olds leg got stuck as the automatic door was opening to our Honda Odyssey. The door kept opening pinning his leg between the door and the floorboard. I had to manually pull on the door multiple times before the door reversed and started closing so I could get his leg out. His leg was badly bruised with deep red marks on each side. The next day I went to the dealer to see if the doors safety mechanisms were not working properly and was informed that the door had no safety mechanism to stop it from opening if something (like a leg) was stuck between it and the floorboard, that it only had safety mechanisms for as it closed. There only option was to disable the doors everytime the kids were in the car. This is a tough solution as when the doors are deactivated they are very hard to open and close. Even my 7 year old cannot open them manually. Also I feel as if there should be a safety mechanism for the door as it opens as well as when it closes. If I had not been right there to force the door to open, his leg would have been broken instead of just bruised. Also in the future I have to constantly make sure the doors are off now when he is in the car.

- Springifield, MO, USA

problem #6

Jun 252005

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,500 miles


1month ago I opened the passenger side automatic door on my 2004 Honda Odyssey and it pinned a publix bagger and shopping cart between my vehicle and another vechile. The door did not stop and continiued to Ram itself open. Thankfully, the bagger was not injured, but the my vehicle has several significant dents and scrapes. In Dec. 2004, we had taken the van in for door problems; not shutting properly, stopping during closing for no reason etc. I'm very concerned about the door's safety features, especially regarding my 2 Y/O. the dealership 12/04 & 7/25/05, states that no abnormalities were found. I'm very concerned and will seek legal advice.

- Oviedo, FL, USA

problem #5

Jul 202005


  • miles
7 year old child's finger was closed into the automatic door of our Honda Odyssey minivan. The door wuld not open again until it had fully closed on the finger. We thought the door had a failsafe device to automatically open if it encountered resistance. This did not happen. We will consult with our Honda dealership to see if there is a problem with our vehicle.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #4

Oct 282004


  • 73,000 miles
The automatic sliding door sensor failed to work. This caused the consumer to be locked in the door. Consumer sustained minor injuries. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Bulger, PA, USA

problem #3

Sep 062004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,500 miles
Automatic sliding door closed on consumer's 31/2 year old child's right hand. Child sustained cuts and bruises. Dealer was notified.

- Yardley, PA, USA

problem #2

Aug 182004

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Intermittently driver's side sliding door opened and closed on its own. A two year old child was unsafe while consumer was driving the vehicle.

- Bixby, OK, USA

problem #1

Jun 152004

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,400 miles
My daughter opened the car door and, not realizing this, I pushed the keyless entry/door open button. These actions made the door stop with a small opening. My daughter then tried to maunally open the door at the same time I pushed the button again. This resulted in her hand being crushed/caught and shut in the van door. I ran and maunally opened the door to see her hand crushed. This all happend in a matter of seconds. We iced it and upon her pediatricians request, took her to the emergency room for X-rays. It turned out that her hand was not broken but briuised badly. This van is supposed to have a safety feature to not crush people/children in the door!

- Poughkeespie, NY, USA

Not what you are looking for?