really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,470 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Honda Odyssey body / paint problems

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2005 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #5

May 262012


  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the rear hatch was opened using the automatic key fob. The rear hatch then came in contact with a pole located outside of the vehicle and the hatch began to close but it could not be closed because the hatch was knocked out of alignment by the pole. As a result, the rear hatched continued to automatically open and close until the contact slammed it closed. The contact expressed concern because the rear hatch continued to unintentionally open and close independently. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the vehicle was operating to specifications. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Fairfax, VA, USA

problem #4

Jun 172010


  • 52 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Odyssey ex. While the vehicle was parked, the tailgate lift rods would not stay in place. He had to hold the lift rods manually in order to open the tailgate. The contact stated a passenger sustained a minor head injury while loading the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer or a local repair shop to be repaired. The contact was unable to provide a VIN. The approximate failure and current mileage were 52,000.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #3

Aug 282009


  • 48,300 miles
2005 Honda Odyssey lift gate stays failed causing minor injury.

- Yorktown, VA, USA

problem #2

Aug 122009


  • 69,000 miles
I have a 2005 Honda Odyssey ex. Summer of 2007 the struts went out the rear liftgate slammed down nearly catching my hand as I was unloading items. The struts were replaced. Last summer of 2008 the struts failed again and I was unable to open the gate and it would slam shut. They replaced the struts. This summer, August 2009 they failed again. Honda is not willing to replace the struts at no cost to me at this point. The hatch slams down and could easily decapitate a person that was leaning into the vehicle. Luckily none of my children or I have not been injured, just annoyed at this point.

- Maumelle, AR, USA

problem #1

Jun 292009


  • 75,000 miles
2005 Honda Odyssey touring automatic hatch closed on me while I was retrieving items.

- Middletown, RI, USA

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