hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,359 miles

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2004 Honda Odyssey body / paint problems

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2004 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #12

Feb 252015

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 131,916 miles


I had all major services at Honda dealer ( four wheels alignment at 95000 miles in 2012, timing bell at 100000 miles in 2012, oil transmission service at 109500 miles in 2013, alignment at 121000 in 2013). I bought extended warranty for 7 years or 100000 miles when I bought my car. During that time period and all services at Honda dealer they did not advise any thing. Today I brought my car for air bag recall, alignment and oil transmission service, they told me that I need to replace all three engine mount cost approximately $1380. I was shock because it too expensive. I can not understand why engine mounts easy to break. I went home researching online and surprising to discover that a lot of people had same problem. I think this engine mount defected or design problem cause engine mounts easy to break (normally need to replace over 200000 miles) and Honda needs to address this issue. Please advise me what I suppose to do because if engine mounts broke it going to effect suspension, balancing and alignment system etc... thank you very much.best regard, updated 4/28/16

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #11

Aug 112014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 79,123 miles
Broken rear motor mount.

- Harlingen, TX, USA

problem #10

Sep 182011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • miles
Paint is peeling over the whole body of the car.

- Redding, CT, USA

problem #9

Dec 072012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • miles


The midnight blue paint is peeling. I did not receive notice of Honda's 2008 recall of this problem. When an independent car repair shop told me of the problem in 2012 I then went to a local Honda dealer to report the problem. Honda said that it was past the window of time in which Honda would restore the paint job at their expense. I told them that I did not receive a recall notice. They did not care.

- Frederick, MD, USA

problem #8

May 012013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • miles
About May 2013, I noticed the paint peeling from the area near the back windows. When I told the technician at Honda roseville, he just said it was wear and tear. It can't be wear and tear in the upper frame of the windows. If it is not addressed soon, the paint will continue peeling up to the roof area. Through research, I have found several complaints about peeling paint on this model and color of vehicle.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #7

Jun 152013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 103,000 miles
I was coming out of apartment parking lot and suddenly car stopped. I have to towed car to herb chamber of Honda in westborough, MA. Technician told me that it is a computer failure. I am not sure why computer fail as before this incident my used not to start after parking. To start I had to insert key and move gear from parking to D1 and move it back to P and it started all the time. I not sure this is a computer issue. They are charging me $1500 for this. Could you please help to resolve this. Since I bought this car I am having issues, my car paint is peeling off too, without corrosion or scratch.

- Westborough, MA, USA

problem #6

Aug 102012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 155,000 miles


Took our Honda Odyssey van in for service with the local Honda dealer. Was told that we had broken motor mounts. Dealer service center said that this is a common problem for this year/make/model and was a real risk to our safety if we didn't get it fixed. If it is such a risk, why is there not a recall? from looking at the number of complaints on this site, there are so many is it to numerous to count them all.

- Fairfax, VA, USA

problem #5

Jun 182012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 59,852 miles
Side and front motor mounts discovered to have failed at 59852 miles on 2/19/09 and had to be replaced. Now, 6/18/12, rear (transmission) mount discovered to have failed at 88000 miles and has to be replaced. Normal family driving for vacations and around town only. No extreme conditions or roads.

- Powell, OH, USA

problem #4

Jul 202011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • miles
I have a 2004 Honda Odyssey. The paint is peeling on the front hood in several spots and the clear coat is peeling on the drivers side rear sliding door. I have brought the car to my local Honda dealer where it was purchased and also contacted american Honda. They both claim there is nothing that can be done for me.

- Mattituck, NY, USA

problem #3

Apr 102009


  • 105,000 miles
We have a 2004 Honda Odyssey and the driver's side sliding door will not securely close. It closes most of the way then, instead of latching, stays just unlatched and keeps the warning going off. I hear this is a common Honda problem. I am concerned because my has to turn off the electric doors in order to drive the vehicle (even after bumping the door closed) and that (1) negates the warning feature and (2) makes the vehicle unsafe in my opinion because the doors do not function properly.

- Yorktown, VA, USA

problem #2

Feb 102009


  • 76,500 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the driver's side sliding door opens while the vehicle is being driven. The most recent failure occurred while driving 15 mph. The door can be opened both automatically or manually. He took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that the sensor in the motor assembly was not receiving a signal that indicates the vehicle is being driven. This causes the door to become ajar. The dealer feels that the manufacturer should be responsible for the repairs, but the manufacturer refuses to repair the vehicle for free. The vehicle has not yet been repaired. The current and failure mileages were 76,500.

- Ypsilanti, MI, USA

problem #1

Mar 052004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,917 miles
Dear madam or sir, while driving, with two children seated inside on the back seats, my newly purchased Honda Odyssey suddenly flashed all the signals on the control panel/dash board, became almost non-maneuverable and abruptly stopped. This happened just after two months of purchase. My wife, who was driving the car, and the two children were in panic and scared not to speak of the trauma and inconvenience they underwent. It put my family in a very dangerous situation once and my family and I feel very bad and insecure about it. Fortunately this did not happen on a freeway or on any busy road otherwise it might have been disastrous for us. We do not want to be in same situation again and we have lost trust in this particular vanS machinery due to the fact that it failed so early in its life cycle and more so because this failure was not of trivial nature. Had it been minor defects like malfunctioning of lights, indicators, ac not working, audio not working etc. We would have ignored. We were told that the computer system in the vehicle failed. As per dealership and american Honda the van has been repaired but this happened so early in the life cycle of the supposedly new van that my family and I are afraid and hesitant of taking it on even local roads. As this poses a serious safety risk to the lives of my family and me and may be also others, I thought it to bring to your attention. My family and I appreciate your attention into this matter that is so important to us.

- Fremont, CA, USA

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