hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
130,089 miles

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2004 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #16

Jun 222019


  • 215,000 miles


Our 2004 Honda Odyssey driver side seat broke from the bracket. The welds that hold the seat to the bracket broke causing the seat to start tilting and wobbling while we were driving down the road. This is a safety issue due to the fact that it is possible to loose control of the vehicle while driving increasing risk of collisions.

- Rupert, ID, USA

problem #15

Aug 252018


  • 273,000 miles
Need a recall to be issued by NHTSA or proper gov organization. The passenger seat belt tensioner and the buckle were replaced after the SRS light was illuminated. Now the driver-side buckle and seat belt tensioner is causing a problem and SRS light is on again. Honda is using delay tactics. Want to scan the car for $100 to re-confirm the same problem even though the car was scanned in the prior week! SRS light stays on after engine start (obviously stationary)

- Greer, SC, USA

problem #14

Jun 062013


  • 0 miles
Driver sear failure broke and recurred again,5 months later. I had to pay out of my pocket. This is my second Honda Odyssey I got from this dealer. Up date driver seat broke again.

- Hamilton, OH, USA

problem #13

May 012017


  • 60,000 miles


Driver's seat has come loose and it is not stable when driving, especially when adjusted for different drives in the family. Went to dealer and they said they don't fix that!!! moves side to side and stays on one side. Happens when driving, and when stopped.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #12

Dec 282017


  • 255,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Honda Odyssey. Upon taking the vehicle in for state inspection, it was discovered that the rear bench seat was loose due to corrosion of the uni-body. As a result, the vehicle failed inspection. Due to the corrosion, it was unsafe to have passengers in the seat. The vehicle was not taken to an independent mechanic or dealer for diagnostic testing or repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue and did not assist. The failure mileage was 255,000.

- Londonderry, NH, USA

problem #11

Aug 282017


  • 6 miles
The driver seat broken for no reazon, the aluminiun[ part, the seat sudden rocks back and forth and is not stable

- San Leandro, CA, USA

problem #10

Jan 012017


  • 200,000 miles


The drivers seat all of a sudden rocks back and forth and is not stable. I removed the side panel and could see the metal bracket that is riveted to the seat holding frame broke - metal actually cracked on it. The vehicle was stationary when problem started.

- Superior, WI, USA

problem #9

Aug 042015


  • 145,000 miles
Driver seat snapped and now rocks back and forth. Is this a safety issue" I would think that Honda would warn people about this problem and come issue a recall"

- Dallas, GA, USA

problem #8

Jan 012015


  • 172,835 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the driver's side seat became fractured while attempting to secure the seatbelt and would not remain in an upright position. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contact was advised that the entire driver's side seat track would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was also contacted but advised that they would not be willing to assist with the repair costs due to the age of the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 172,835.

- Milton, FL, USA

problem #7

Oct 102014


  • 174,000 miles
Driver seat bracket failure (metal fatigue) renders bottom of seat loose, not holding driver in fixed position. Failure renders seat restraint system ineffective. Dealership position is that failure is due to age, and will not replace at its cost. Metal bracket is not rusted at failure location. Pictures show stress fatigue due to riveting process. Repair cost = $1681. Current blue book value = $2475. Cost for me to repair is excessive. Other similar failures reported on internet since 2002. My position is that Honda corporation is shirking its responsibility to manufacture a safe vehicle (that has been maintained) regardless of age.

- Libertyville, IL, USA

problem #6

Apr 092012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the driver's seat lifted up independently when the accelerator and brake pedals were applied. The dealer stated that the seat bracket needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. Updated 10/23/2014 updated 4/21/2015

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #5

Jan 012014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 179,000 miles
Driver's side (left) seat track assemble broken. Seat rocks back and forth. I am the original owner and vehicle has been in no accidents. A search of forums reveals that this is a common problem and Honda takes no responsibility for poor engineering. Tsb 02-059 per Honda.

- Paso Robles, CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 282011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 119,000 miles
Driver's seat turns into a rocker and reclined backwards towards the second row while in mid traffic. Dealer says that the seat tray is broken and costs to the owner is $2500 to replace it. Seems like a manufacturer defect and a safety issue since incident was not provoked and seats looks new. I noticed drivers seats in models post 2004 are designed differently, a one-piece unit instead of a tray+seat. Believe manufacturer is aware of this issue prompting redesign of subsequent models. Car is unsafe to drive with the driver's seat rocking and reclining. All other seats seem to be fine.

- Tracy, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 132009


  • 125,000 miles
The weld for the drivers seat failed in my 2004 Honda Odyssey with 125,000 miles. No warning. My wife asked if it was safe to drive and the shop foreman at the Honda dealer said it was safe for a while. Is a broken weld on a seat a major safety violation or at the least dangerous for my wife and daughters?

- Mt. Hood Parkdale, OR, USA

problem #2

Nov 282003

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,900 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Honda Odyssey. Sporadically, while driving various speeds, the heated seat becomes so hot that it burns the contact's skin. There are no warning indicators before or after the failure. The vehicle has not been taken to the dealer. The failure mileage was 46,900 and current mileage is 47,000. Updated 1/8/09 updated 01/14/09.

- Herkimer, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 262005

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,690 miles
I am guessing that when I went to the car wash about a week ago, they lifted up the captains chairs, in the 2nd row, in my Honda Odyssey to clean. I didn't know that they had done this and checked my 2 year olds car seat to make sure it was secure but not the seat itself and drove away. Today I was driving on the freeway and had to slam on my brakes when my daughter, car seat, and captain chair flew into the back of my drivers seat. The captains chair was not secure. My daughter was just fine with a few cuts and bruises. I spoke to all of my friends to warn them about this and not a one would have thought of that as being and issue. You cannot see easily that the seat is not securely attached and because I had not touched the seat myself I didn't have any idea that they would be any issue. I know now that I should always check that but seeing as how none of my friends even thought about that either, I thought I should make people aware. It shocks me that so many safety features have been implemented but not on something as important as this. Please help me.

- Castaic, CA, USA

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