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 1 of 2)

problem #35

May 012013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • miles


Both latches on sliding doors have been replaced twice now, while driving the doors come unlatched although they do not open they are unlatched and this is a serious safety concern.

- Pataskala, OH, USA

problem #34

Aug 022014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • miles
The sliding doors rollers and latches are defective! the left door will not latch and it's a safety hazard with kids in the back! this needs to be recalled!! 2005 Honda Odyssey.

- Gardendale , AL, USA

problem #33

Jan 132015

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
I was driving my children to school, ages 9 and 6, and as I was driving the sliding passenger door on the driver's side opened. My 6 year old daughter who was sitting next to the door said "mommy the door is opening". I was driving only about 10 to 15 mph and was able to immediately pull over and I kept on opening and closing the door and would appear to be closed but as I continued to drive it would open again. I continued to drive to school with my hazards on and if the door opened again I would have to pull over and open and close the door again. While this was happening we heard a continuous beeping noise like I would hear if the door was open. This incident scared my children and myself and should have never happened. I consider this to be a major safety flaw in this car and should be recalled. I have heard the beeping sound before when it is very cold but this is the first that the door actually opened while I was driving.

- Yonkers, NY, USA

problem #32

Dec 192014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 99,722 miles


This issue is related to the electric sliding doors for a 2005 Honda Odyssey ex. The right passenger electric sliding door stopped working when the odometer read 99722. At the time it stopped working, the van was parked in a parking lot. When the button was pressed to open the door, the door refused to open and a light went on the instrument panel "slide door". when I consulted the instruction manual, it said to take the vehicle to the dealer. I was really suspicious with the sudden failing of the door because up until that particular moment, the door was working fine. The way I opened the door and the weather conditions it was in remained the same from when the odometer read 99700 until the incident. When I did some research online, I found that I was not the only Odyssey owner with this issue. It seems model years 2005-2010 have these electric sliding doors problems without any clear indication of issues beforehand. Multiple reports have stated owners taking the vehicle to the dealer only to have the dealer charge thousands of dollars to fail diagnose the problem. I visited a forum that offered a solution to the problem. The solution stated to reset the internal computer by pulling a fuse labeled as "back up". I was skeptical of this solution because Honda wouldn't design a vehicle that states an error with a door unless something was wrong with the door, for example the motor. However, given the circumstances in which the sliding door failed, I gave it a try and reset the internal computer. I started the engine back up and noticed immediately the error was gone which makes sense since the computer was reset. When I pushed the button to open the passenger electric door, the door opened normally without any hesitation of movement. I am now very concerned about the integrity of Honda motor corporation. If help can be given, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #31

Jul 152014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the rear driver side sliding door failed to open and the rear passenger side sliding door would not close. The contact mentioned that both of the rear sliding doors were rusted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. Updated 12/16/14

- Boonton, NJ, USA

problem #30

May 192014


  • 81,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the rear sliding door was not opening properly. The contact had to apply force to the sliding door in order to open it and to ensure that it was closed. The contact also stated that the window regulator was not contacting the lever arm properly. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who diagnosed that the power window regulator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 81,000.

- Palm Harbor, FL, USA

problem #29

Jan 102014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 160,000 miles


Hi I purchased used Honda Odyssey touring 2005 and driving the same present meter reading is 160K. I did not get any service records of the vehicle from previous owners and could not know whether these problems exists previously also. One day left sliding door of the touring could not open manually and auto also. After a week a time it started opening it self. Later I found the front passenger door and tail gate door or back trunk door are locked and can not open with electrical switches and also can not open manually also. It is serious safety issue not able to open manually also in case any accident which may take life of person not able to come out of the van. I would like to complain about this feature in this vehicle and I did not approach the Honda company about this problem. Please suggest me to take further action.

- Newark, DE, USA

problem #28

Jan 222014


  • 101,000 miles
For the second time, the passenger side power door on our car opened while we were driving. The doors are very troublesome, refusing to close, shutting on passengers and emit a loud beeping noise when not able to latch. No matter what we do, we cannot get the noise to stop and have to put the door in manual to get the noise to stop. After the first time the door opened, I took it to the dealer who said the mechanisms were fine and it was probably a string. Yesterday it opened about 5 inches when I had a child in that seat. The dealer told us today there is nothing they can do unless they can recreate it. Honda told us to make sure the kids wear seat belts. An online search proved our situation is not unique. We are shopping for a new car, but are astonished at the lack of care Honda has about the safety of their clients.

- Peterborough, NJ, USA

problem #27

Dec 062013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 97,000 miles
During cold weather, the automatic rear passengers doors failed to close and lock properly, allowing the doors to open. This only seems to happen when the temperature gets below 32 degrees. Problem is the van is kept in garage where it is warm, but when out of the garage (away from home) and this happens, no way to safely get home with the doors not closed properly, especially with children in the back.

- Export, PA, USA

problem #26

Mar 132012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 129,105 miles
The driver side rear sliding door stuck closed. Son could not get out. Panicked state because he went back to get something from van and closed the door while he looked for it. Could not get out as door was stuck. He tried to open several times, but no use. Door will not open manually or automatically. This could have been a bigger problem if it were summer here in phoenix Arizona as the temperature could have been 115 degrees or higher outside making the temperature at least 20-30 degrees hotter inside. Luckily the outside temperature was in the 80's in the phoenix area today. We visit our relatives in Arizona at least once every year and cannot afford to have door issues on our almost 3,000 mile round trip. We have 2 children and for safety reasons cannot have our doors fail to close or open properly for any reason, at any time!

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #25

Feb 132012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 180,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated while driving at the speeds of 15 mph, the rear passenger sliding door detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was driven to an authorized dealer where they diagnosed the failure and stated the vehicle could be repaired at the owners expense. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 180,000. Updated 03/14/12

- Mount Prospect , IL, USA

problem #24

Jun 012009


  • 13,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Odyssey. The contact was entering the vehicle when the electronic sliding door failed to work properly. The sliding doors were open for a brief moment before closing on their own causing a shoulder injury. The failure occurred on two previous occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, and the manufacturer was notified. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 13,000 and the current mileage was 133,000.

- Alpharetta, GA, USA

problem #23

Mar 012011


  • 95,000 miles
Sliding doors do not latch completely. They close but a few seconds later open again with light showing they are open. Doors have come open while driving with children in back, even when they were supposed to be locked. This is a huge safety issue despite children being secured in a seatbelt.

- North Yarmouth, ME, USA

problem #22

May 012008

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,329 miles
2005 Honda Odyssey. Consumer states problems with door alarm the consumer stated the alarm sounded on two separate occasions. In both instances, there was no light on the display dashboard and the door was physically opened with wind noise. The first repair was not a success as the problem continued. When the consumer returned to the dealer a month later, it appeared the problem was fixed. The consumer stated three years later, the problem resurfaced again. While driving down the highway, the alarm began to sound with no dashboard display. When the consumer turned the steering wheel to the right, the door opened and the door display illuminated. The consumer had to manually close the door and lock it leaving the master switch off.

- Mendon, MA, USA

problem #21

May 012011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 158,000 miles
Sliding door will get stuck. Center door bracket 72521-shj-A21 is defective, small plastic wheel will get worn and comes off. Improper design and lack of routine lubrication is the cause.

- Westlake, OH, USA

problem #20

Mar 152011


  • miles
2005 Honda Odyssey both sliding door broken cable.

- Mississauga, 00, USA

problem #19

Nov 152010


  • 140,000 miles
The driver side electric sliding door will not close all the way.

- Rockwood, IL, USA

problem #18

Nov 242010


  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the rollers broke on the rear driver side door which caused the door to come off the hinge. The contact noticed no prior problems with the door. The contact called the manufacturer who offered no assistance. The vehicle had not been repaired. The current and failure mileages were approximately 150,000.

- Cunapee, NH, USA

problem #17

Sep 012010


  • 119,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the rear passenger door opened independently while driving 20 mph. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair facility numerous times for the failure. The door sensor was cleaned several times and the fuse was replaced yet the failure persisted. The manufacturer stated they had not received any reports concerning the failure and would not provide any assistance. The failure mileage was 119,000 and the current mileage was 140,066.

- Litchfield , OH, USA

problem #16

Aug 272010


  • 54,000 miles
The driver side rear sliding door on my 2005 Honda Odyssey opened while I was driving down the road at 55 mph. If this is not a safety issue, I don't know what is!!!!!!

- Chestertown, NY, USA

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