definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,769 miles

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2005 Honda Odyssey AC / heater problems

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2005 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #11

May 152007

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Air conditioner (A/C ) condenser punctured by rock. Design is poor allowing condenser to be easily punctured by debris.

- Medford, NJ, USA

problem #10

Apr 102007

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles
For the second time in the last 16 months a design flaw allowed a rock to damage the air conditioner condenser on the 2005 Honda odessey. This repair is $1000 and not covered under warranty.

- North Canton, OH, USA

problem #9

Apr 152007

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles
2005 Odyssey car has less than 30,000 miles. A/C stopped working. Was told debris went under car and punctured condenser. Not covered under warranty. After paying out of pocket for repairs discovered many other similar complaints. Exact same problem with exact same explanation by dealership repair worker. If this is a design flaw, it should be repaired but not out of my pocket. It seems very clear Honda is aware of the problem.

- Mansfield, TX, USA

problem #8

Mar 262007

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles


Air conditioner A/C condenser/compressor punctured, possibly by street debris (rock?). design flaw. Not adequately protected. Expensive, non-warranted item!

- Fairfax, VA, USA

problem #7

Nov 072006

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
The air conditioner A/C on my 2005 Honda Odyssey stopped working. I took vehicle to the dealer, who said a rock had hit the condenser and caused a hole. This was not covered by warranty and will cost between $800 and $1000 to fix. Honda stated that it was not under warranty because it was caused by an outside influence ie the rock. There was no protection for the condenser as it was located near two big holes for air intake under the licence plate, and the A/C condenserwas not protected by mesh or anything that would prevent rocks from hitting it under normal road conditions. If I could not drive it on the road without worrying about a rock hitting the A/C, then where can I drive it?

- Port Jefferson, NY, USA

problem #6

Jul 282005

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
Multiple issues and incidents. Overall significant cooling system design flaws combined with tow package install mistakes leave the cooling lines un-secure and unprotected. 2 ac line punctures, 5 power steering grinding repair attempts to no avail.

- Brentwood, TN, USA

problem #5

Jul 212006

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,434 miles


Purchased a 2005 Honda Odyssey minivan with 11000 miles. The air conditioning became intermittent; then gradually became warmer and warmer until it stopped. Went to Honda dealer in weymouth, MA. Initially they said if a rock or other object may have caused the a leak, it would not be covered under warranty. I initially agreed, however, this is not just my van with a freak problem. On "topix.net" you will see that many, many others are having a similar problem. NHTSA needs to help the manufacturer recognize that they need to step up and cover the repair which will repeat time and again if no retro fit is made to protect the condenser. This is a very expensive repair and consumers are being saddled with costs, on top of owning a new vehicle, that has a warranty. The sad thing is the dealer acted like they don't know that hundreds of others have had a similar problem! please help!

- Scituate, MA, USA

problem #4

Aug 082006


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
1) faulty paint - many chips off hood and bumper 2005 Odyssey 2)A/C compressor damaged from a "rock" - issue is complained about with Odyssey and Accord - there is no protection to compressor and Honda says it can easily happen again - 700.00-repair - many complaints of this issue online.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #3

Jul 242006

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
: the contact stated the condenser to the air conditioner has been damaged due to rocks flying up and hitting the condenser while the vehicle is in motion. The dealer determined this occurs to these types of vehicles on a consistent basis.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 142005

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Honda Odyssey air conditioner stopped working one day. Took it to the local princeton Honda dealer in NJ. He said its because of a leak in the condenser and that a stone from the road hit the car and that it is not covered under warranty. I found it hard to believe that a stone would cause this. Called Honda America customer service, they gave me the same reason. It cost me about $850 to replace the condenser. Then I researched and found out that a lot of people have this issue with the Honda Odyssey. Here is a link to the newsgroup --> www.topix.net/forum/autos/Honda-Odyssey/tjbopfur3svarkhcj/P2#lastpost looks like a bad grill design at the least. Honda refuses to acknowledge this problem. Not sure what to do hence filing this complaint.

- East Windsor, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jan 152006

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
Poor design of 2005 Honda Odyssey. I have had to replace air conditioner twice in 18 months due to flying rock punctures. Honda dealership knows of exact repair (chicken wire) but won't do it. Hundreds of people on the internet are experiencing same problem. Both punctures happened during winter when A/C not used so incident date is approximate.

- Monroe , CT, USA

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