really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,110 miles

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2005 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #15

May 142010


  • 33,000 miles


Left (driver's side) sliding door on Honda Odyssey will not close or lock. Had to drive to the dealer with the door constantly opening and my children inside the car. My friend sat on the back seat to try to keep the door closed. I do think this is a safety issue since this happened out of the blue without any warning at all. The dealer said that "Honda does not see it as a safety issue". I see the door property closing as a safety issue since it is a family car with children involved. I see it as a safety issue just like I see seat belts as a safety issue. I think there is something wrong with this problem, it is unsafe.

- Redwood City, CA, USA

problem #14

Apr 272010


  • 90,980 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Odyssey. While driving at approximately 55 mph, the contact stated that the driver side sliding door open and closed on its own. When the contact locked the doors, the door would remain closed. The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired at the time of the complaint. The current mileage was approximately 91,000. The failure mileage was approximately 90,980.

- Liberty Center, OH, USA

problem #13

Mar 132010


  • 102,314 miles
We were driving in our 2005 Honda Odyssey, and noticed something knocking. It also sounded like someone had their window down. We pulled over to look at the vehicle. Our newborn started to cry, so my husband went to open the driver's side sliding door. Upon pulley the handle, the whole door fell back off the van. We were told the plastic rollers were defective. They cracked when we hit a pot hole and let the door slide off the track. Then the pins that are supposed to stop the door from going off the track failed. Honda said it's not covered under warranty, and they have not received enough complaints to warrant looking into the safety of this vehicle.

- Union, MO, USA

problem #12

Nov 122005


  • miles


Driving home after having vehicle detailed passenger rear door would snap back out of the latch wouldn't stay completely closed beeps when in drive runs battery down won't always open or shut suddenly started working properly year later had car detailed door wouldn't work replaced a fuse next year had it detailed messed up started working messed up off and on took it in may of 2009 replaced closer motor Nov 2009 took it for detailing neither door worked replaced the junction box has messed up off and on since then beeps when in gear runs battery down unlatches on its own will be okay for a while then acts up again acting up more than fixed since Nov 2009.

- Waynoka, OK, USA

problem #11

Nov 302009


  • miles
Honda 2005 Odyssey sliding door gets stuck. Does not close completely.

- South Grafton, MA, USA

problem #10

Oct 252009


  • miles
2005 Honda Odyssey side door. When pressing the button to close the door automatically, it begins to close and then opens right back up and close again. This door has closed on my children and squishes them quite a bit before it retracts.

- Middleboro, MA, USA

problem #9

Jul 062008


  • 61,111 miles


We've had the left side sliding door on our 2005 Honda Odyssey fail to close numerous times over the past 3 years. The dealer has 'fixed' it at least four times in the past three years. Most recently, while returning from a trip to Florida, the door failed to close at a rest stop. In attempting to close the door manually, the 'sliding spring' broke and the door slipped off the track. We had to lift the door and slide it shut. When the spring broke, the weight of the door caused the sliding track to be dented outward. Our fear is that the door can slide off the track and fall at any time since there's nothing to hold it in. We feel that this is a serious safety issue that should not be happening to any car much less a 3 year old vehicle. We contacted both Honda and the dealer. We're being charged $95 for the dealer to diagnose the problem and may be charged the full cost of repairing the door. The dealer has indicated that in order to properly diagnose the problem, the door must be removed completely. This is a major repair that can run into several hundred dollars. Neither Honda or the dealer is offering to cover the cost of the repairs at this point despite their record of repeated repairs to this vehicle for the same problem.

- Snellville, GA, USA

problem #8

Mar 062008

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
My 3 year old son sits in a booster seat, driver's side, in the 2nd row seats of our 05 Odyssey ex-L. this model has electric sliding doors on both sides. My son routinely opens and closes the door by pulling the handle after asking permission. On this occasion, he was seated in his seat and buckled in when he started the door closing. About 10 seconds later, as the door was completing it's latching, he started screaming at the top of his lungs. His left hand was caught at the back edge of the door between the weatherstrip and the door itself. I had to open the door with the dash mounted button to release his hand. Upon examination by his mother and me, one of his fingers was scratched a bit and they hurt, but no indications of more serious injury, thanks to god. I've always been a bit concerned about the front of the door catching or pinching someone, but never really thought about the back of the door as it pulls in to latch. Upon testing myself after this, it actually takes a fair amount of force back there to make the door reverse. A child's' fingers will be no match for it. I think Honda (and probably others) needs to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of automatic doors on minivans.

- Grand Junction, CO, USA

problem #7

Aug 142005


  • miles
Load wind noise from both front doors, sticking of automatic sliding doors and faulty weather stripping both sliding doors. Multiple trips to dealer. Both front doors mounted incorrectly resulting in improper seal. Mechanism for both sliding doors replaced due to faulty parts. Weather stripping replaced lower part of both sliders replaced and already starting to fail again-pulling away from base board. After many trips to dealer door issues repaired and the van is finally quiet again.

- Okemos, MI, USA

problem #6

May 052006

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,050 miles
: the contact stated while making U-turns, at 5 mph, a noise was heard coming from underneath the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the brake clip on the passenger front was replaced. The noise persisted and the dealer replaced the steering pump on a second visit. The replacement of the steering pump did not remedy the problem and the vehicle has not been returned to the dealer for further inspection. The driver side door did not close properly, the right side door seal was broke. Updated 05/23/06.

- North Potomac, MD, USA

problem #5

Oct 242005

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,098 miles


Lower sliding door seals. Had vehicle for 6 months and 8200 miles later and I am starting to have problems with doors dragging and lower seals not staying under scuff plate. Took vehicle in later Oct. Of 05' to lube doors. Then had to take vehicle back a month later to have seal replaced, because sliding door kept hitting lower seals causing door not to shut and wife having to drive home with door open and kids in the vehicle. Now, it appears that seals are starting to come off again.

- Broken Arrow, OK, USA

problem #4

Mar 132006

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,340 miles
: the contact stated while driving the passenger sliding door moves and rattles. The vehicle was taken to the dealership for inspection. They replaced the door trim, window regulator and adjusted the door however the problem still exists. The manufacturer was alerted.

- Eielson Afb, AK, USA

problem #3

Sep 242005

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The rubber seal at the bottom of the passenger door is coming loose. When the rubber pulls away, it leaves a rigid aluminum that has hurt my 2 and 3 year old when they are getting out of the van.

- Decatur, GA, USA

problem #2

Apr 122005

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 800 miles
The passenger automatic sliding door by pressing the open button on console and keyless the automatic sliding door opened about 6 inches then reclosed with a loud pop sound and my two and half year old son's hand almost got compress by the automatic sliding door.

- San Francsico, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 272005

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving about 10 mph the consumer heard a noise which sounded like metal rubbing metal. The noise seemed to be coming from the brakes and was accompanied by vibrations. The dealer was unable to find anything wrong with the vehicle. The seat belt came out of the door jam while the consumer was leaning forward. The passenger door make noise when opened or closed.

- Gaffney, SC, USA

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