hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,335 miles

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2004 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #17

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 #16

May 142013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 100,244 miles
I took our 2004 Odyssey mini van to our Honda dealership for a recall on the ignition switch. While there, the dealership identified three of the four engine mounts were broken, resulting in a $858.78 repair. The dealer claims that the problem is not uncommon in vehicles with 100,000. We've had cars much older than this and have never experienced this problem! if it's "not uncommon" in Honda Odyssey, I think it should be investigated. Perhaps another recall from Honda is due.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #15

Jul 022012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 97,750 miles
Motor mounts on this vehicle are failing prematurely. I had to replace right engine mount at 97750 miles and was just informed by a Honda dealership that the front engine mount needs to be replaced at 102500 miles.

- Anthem, AZ, USA

problem #14

Feb 272012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 78,500 miles


Backing out of my driveway in reverse then shifting into drive the Odyssey would continue in reverse. Shifted into drive and the car wouldn't move. Shifted into 2nd gear and the car stated to move, shifted again into drive. Stopped at a traffic light and when I put my foot on the gas the RPM's went flying and the car wouldn't move forward.

- Oakdale, NY, USA

problem #13

Jan 312011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Three engine mounts are broken on our Honda Odyssey. This seems to be a very common problem with this model. We have had and currently have other cars that are and were older than this Odyssey and yet the mounts remained in tact. Honda currently refuses to acknowledge that this is a model defect. I have had to shell out close to $1500 to correct their defective parts. I am appalled that they are refusing to recall these parts and on top are charging such high prices to correct it.

- Wyckoff, NJ, USA

problem #12

Jan 172012


  • 95,000 miles
Auto repair shop informed me that two motor mounts were broken. Not repairing them could result in the engine dropping and pulling radiator down which would be dangerous and result in a more expensive repair. They informed me that motor mounts are not a maintenance item, like belts, for example. They should not have to be replaced in normal circumstances. They also said they have seen a lot of this exact problem in this generation Honda Odyssey. Further, the price of these motor mounts is very high and has not come down which is what they would expect given the frequency of repair and age of model. I called Honda America which told me that since my car is out of warranty there's nothing they can do.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #11

Dec 192011


  • 91,578 miles


VIN not available: Car currently in service on Monday, 12/19/2011, the Odyssey accelerated even after applying brakes to slow down. Had to pull into service shop and drive until the car could be safely placed in park, and had to shut off the engine. Was told the electronic throttle position sensor (part #047211) would have to be ordered from Honda and replaced. The car was available for pick up on Tuesday 12/20/2011. On Wednesday, 12/21/2011, while traveling East on the New York state thruway the car began to accelerate again above the speed limit without stepping on the gas. The cruise control was not on. The car continued to accelerate after depressing the brakes. I had to pull to the side of the road and into a service station. Continued to drive around parking lot until I could put the car in neutral and, again, shut the engine off. Even when car was turned back on the engine accelerated. The car is currently at a certified Honda repair shop in yorkville, N.Y. being evaluated. They are telling us they will need to check engine and transmission mounts on the vehicle (due to being in an accident in 2009, but was reconditioned in 2010 by another Honda dealer), also will check cable between throttle body and gas. Still waiting to hear if anything has been resolved. This car is the main car for our household which includes 4-year-old triplets (one has special needs). Only the operator was in the vehicle when both incidents occurred.

- Canastota, NY, USA

problem #10

Nov 252011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 97,000 miles
My wife was driving home late at night when all of a sudden the check engine light and tcs light come on in her 2004 Honda Odyssey. The van begins to slow down until it will go no faster than 5 mph. Pulling to the side of the road, she turned off the van then restarted it. She was able to get the last few miles back to our house luckily, and we brought the vehicle to a shop just up the street since it could not make it much further. It turns out the transmission needs to be replaced. The shop called Honda, knowing there had been a recall on the 2004 Odyssey transmissions, but Honda claimed that it did the work for the recall and had no further responsibility. I am extremely dissatisfied with this. To know there is a problem with a transmission, "fix" it with a recall, and still have problems with it on a vehicle with under 100,000 miles is unacceptable. I've owned Honda in the past and never had a problem like this. Matter of fact, I've never had a problem like this with any car I've owned, no matter the manufacturer. My wife and I purchased a Honda minivan because it is supposed to be safe. But to have the vehicle stop working with no warning due to a transmission that Honda is aware is faulty is as far from safe as you can get. I'm just thankful she wasn't on the highway when it went out.

- Garland, TX, USA

problem #9

Nov 182011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 79,000 miles
Our 2004 Odyssey went in for routine maintenance today and the technician reported both a front and a rear motor mount was bad. The vehicle has less than 80,000 miles and is used for hauling kids and getting groceries, not extreme driving and has never been in an accident. The service representative said this is a safety problem because it can cause excessive vibration, damage the transmission, and cause hoses and wires to come lose. This is an unacceptable manufacturing defect. The expected life of such an essential part cannot possibly be less than 150,000 miles. It is not a routine maintenance problem, it is not a consumable part like brakes and hoses, and it's not a moving part like the transmission or a pulley. I would expect the transmission or engine to fail long before the parts holding the van together to start failing, especially the mounts holding the engine. The following link suggests this is a widespread problem that Honda refuses to address: community.cartalk.com/discussion/1560611/Honda-Odyssey-motor-mount-problem.

- Marlton, NJ, USA

problem #8

Sep 012011


  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer for routine brake service. The dealer discovered that the top motor mount on the passenger side was completely worn and the rubber was fractured. The motor mounts were no longer covered on the vehicle and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 110,000. The VIN was not available. Updated 09/27/11 updated 2/28/12

- Caledonia, MI, USA

problem #7

Sep 122011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 82,600 miles


Two engine mounts failed at 82,600 miles. I understand it is a common occurrence on this vehicle.

- Port Jefferson, NY, USA

problem #6

Feb 012010

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 148,000 miles
Took the vehicle to the dealership for an oil change. Was advised the front engine mount and both side engine mounts were broken. The service advisor said this is a common problem with this vehicle. I paid over 700 for this repair.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #5

Dec 222010


  • 95,000 miles
Took the vehicle to the dealership for an oil change. Was advised the front engine mount and both side engine mounts were broken. The service advisor said this is a common problem with this vehicle.

- High Point, NC, USA

problem #4

Apr 242010


  • 96,215 miles
Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6) my car is 2004 Honda Odyssey van. When service dept. Of Honda dealership at dublin, ca replaced my timing belt, they found out that two front engine mounts have been already broken. They told me that if I don't replace the broken engine mounts now, the third engine mount on the back will be broken soon and it will damage your automatic transmission system. The estimated cost was $700 to fix the two engine mounts. I had to replace the parts to avoid danger and more fixing cost in the future. My wife and I have driven several different cars and had never that kind of problem before - broken engine mounts. When I researched internet, I found out that Honda Odyssey van owners have complained about same problem that I have now and it costs Honda Odyssey van owner $650 to $1,000 to fix the problem. Could you please investigate this problem - broken engine mount in Honda Odyssey van? [xxx]

- San Ramon, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 232006

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
In 2/05, took van to dealer, explaining vehicle sometimes does not start, doesn't even make any turn over noises, but then smells of gas. This is an occasional item and then starts. Dealers stated I must be turning the key too fast. Also been experiencing vehicle cutting out between 35-50 mph. Dealer states must be from taking foot off gas pedal. Most recently, around 33K, blower motor for ac has terrible noise. Have taken to dealer 2X in 3 weeks. Told there are "leaves" in system. An independent mechanic states it is most likely a bearing going bad in the motor. Have continued to inform dealer of starting problems & hesitation problems between 35-50 mpg. Told warranty is close to expiring, but have driven & started vehicle several times & can't replicate problem. Most recent trip to dealer was on 8/23/06.

- Topeka, KS, USA

problem #2

Aug 252004

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 5,000 miles
When driving at a consistent speed between 30 and 50 mph, engine feels like it is losing power and the tachometer needle fluctuates, this will occur for a few seconds and then return to normal. It seems to happen regardless if the engine is cool or hot. Took to Honda dealer and technician only took the van out for one test drive without experiencing the problem. I told service advisor that the problem occurs intermittently. Took van on July 08, contacted Honda, still no resolution.

- Greenacres, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 012004


  • 1,900 miles
After parking the vehicle consumer was unable to restart vehicle. Then, after several hours the vehicle started as if nothing ever happened. Dealer inspected the vehicle twice but, could not find the cause of the problem.

- Norcross, GA, USA

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