hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,488 miles

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2005 Honda Odyssey fuel system problems

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2005 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #18

Apr 042016


  • miles


Air bags recall steering recall fuel pump recall structure recall brakes recall fuel system recall electrical system recall

- Galax, VA, USA

problem #17

Apr 042016


  • miles
Fuel system X3 structure brakes steering electrical system

- Galax, VA, USA

problem #16

Mar 152016


  • 55,000 miles
While driving, acceleration of first gear is hampered, vehicle has loss of power and slips gears. Unable to get out of the way of fast moving traffic or the ability to get out of the way when in the middle of a busy intersection safely. Vehicle has less than 57000 miles on engine.

- Beaumont, CA, USA

problem #15

Aug 012015


  • 147,550 miles


On Saturday August 1, 2015, I was on my way from the airport with three other family members when the van suddenly lost power and stalled in the middle of the road. Upon several attempts to restart it, the van would crank, but would not turn over. My fuel gauge and light were not indicating no fuel (which was the first thing that the officer who assisted in pushing the vehicle off the road looked at). The local auto repair shop ran a diagnostics on the vehicle and decided that all the vehicle's six cylinders were mis-firing due to low fuel pressure (5psi) and that I needed a new fuel pump. The last time I had driven the van prior to August 1, was July 21, 2015 when I took it to Honda dealer for the fuel pump filter replacement (the vehicle had 147,504 miles on it leaving the dealership). The dealer called to tell me that the reason why the vehicle stopped was that I had run out of fuel. I asked how the cylinder misfirings and check engine light that came on earlier on August 1st was related to an empty tank, the service manager said that they were related. But he said he could not promise that the vehicle will not stall again because all the fuel pump part could be getting old and failing. Now, about the fuel gauge that "failed" to work after the fuel pump recall work was done, the dealership refused to take responsibility and claimed that their technician rechecked what he did on July 21st and found no problem with it. Furthermore, it appears that the problem with the 2005 Odyssey fuel pump is deeper than the "filter" replacement patch that Honda has improvised to resolve the issue. Please help us go after Honda of America to do the right thing by replacing all defective fuel pumps and not just the fuel pump filter.

- Dolton, IL, USA

problem #14

Jul 292015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that strong fuel fumes emitted in and around the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that there was a crack in the fuel tank and the mechanic replaced the fuel pump assembly. The contact later received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14V112000 (fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Duncan, SC, USA

problem #13

Jul 202015


  • 139,780 miles
During acceleration, and particularly while turning and accelerating (e.g. left hand turns from a stop light), the vsa indicator (triangle with exclamation point) will flash repeatedly and the vehicle will decelerate (not necessarily brake) until it reaches the standard idle speed or until the wheels straighten out and the vsa indicator stops flashing. This happens when turning either right or left and leaves the vehicle exposed in intersections with unexpected inabilities to accelerate out of an intersection. It is intermittent but happens more often than not.

- Highland, UT, USA

problem #12

Jul 142015


  • 151,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that strong fuel fumes emitted in and around the vehicle, the garage, and the house. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 151,000.

- Turnersville, NJ, USA

problem #11

Jan 022015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Odyssey. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V112000 (fuel system, gasoline) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Pageland, SC, USA

problem #10

Nov 202014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • miles
Whmagoo en I purchased the car I had an approved by Honda scooter lift installed by unlimited abilities in deer park NY. I am handicapped and after the installation I received a rebate from Honda. As a result of the recall my wife brought the car in because of the recall to nardy Honda smith town N.Y. and was told they cannot work on the recall until the lift is removed. I complained to Honda customer service and was given case # [xxx] and was advised someone would call within 24 hrs. No one called. I call again and was informed the person handling was out and would call me within 24 hrs no one called.in I called hardy Honda service mgr [xxx] and he advised me would check with hdqtrs to determine who would pay for the lift removal necessary for the repair and call me back. He never called.please help me resolve this issue because if the recall fumes problem isn't resolved I could be a dead duck if a fire happened. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Smithtown, NY, USA

problem #9

Mar 122008

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • miles
At the time of purchase I was forced to obtain an extended warranty, etching and many other things. One year later I began to have problems with the sliding doors. I informed Honda because doors are covered under the extended warranty and the dealer refused to do any repairs. Summer of 2014 there's a recall on the fuel pump and the dealership claims that because the doors are stuck closed they cannot repair the recall. However the service advisor opened the sliding doors and still then they refuse to complete the recall. I contacted Honda's manufacturer and per the case manager at corporate office, " Honda cannot help me the recall." I recently learned that on September of 2011 there was an extended warranty on the steering. I informed the case manager that I never received such notice. Her response was "perhaps the notice was mailed to the previous owner, because we go by the address noted at the dmv office."; September of 2011 the vehicle was registered under my name and address, the case manager did not have a response for me. Fuel pump recall has not been repaired.

- Boonton, NJ, USA

problem #8

Oct 202014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 77,993 miles


While driving on !-25 South, the car started to choke and almost completely stalled while on the left lane. Tried to merge right and slow down the car. The brakes would not respond. The car was still choked and then gives in and goes again. Took the first exit and continues to press on the brakes to slow down the car. It continued on for a while before reaching a complete stop. After stopping, checked the engine for leaks or smoke and there was nothing. I started the car again and it seem to start fine. Then there was some kind of light noise. I drove it to just the other side of the highway where there were some stores. Took it to the dealer that just performed preventive timing belt replacement. Said that they found broken/seized spark plug in cylinder 2. the work was done at 76000. Current miles is 77990. The issue seem to be happening to 2005 Honda Odyssey.

- Englewood, CO, USA

problem #7

Jun 012010


  • miles
I have a 2005 Honda Odyssey touring. There is a strong shuddering and shake when I reach the speeds of 20-30 mph. This also happens when the eco mode engages. I have also noticed that I am not getting the same fuel economy with this issue. I am hesitant to call Honda with my VIN. For the fact of them deleting any recall or problems with my van. After reading many articles about Honda owners experiencing the same issues as mine. My only question to NHTSA. What are you waiting for to make Honda be held responsible for this serious problem. Perhaps Honda is paying you off to ignore the problem exist. I have been contacted by Honda dealerships wanting to purchase my van. I do not have my van listed for sell or have I thought about selling it. How is it they are able to get my address and phone number? this leads me to believe that Honda knows that this problem exist. If they can get owners such as myself for fall for there game plan. The dealer is going to get issue fixed at no charge to them. Then sell the van for much more than they are offering me. Even when I told them no! they continued to call me asking if I would reconsider the offer of selling the van. Is this just coincidence of a cover up by Honda or the demand for these vans is high. Hummmm!

- San Antonio , TX, USA

problem #6

Jul 092013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 79,464 miles
Gasoline smell started to come from all around the vehicle. Took it to dealer and they said fuel pump housing has a crack which is made of plastic. Dealer said there were no recall on this but the issue seem to be happening to few others also. I think this should be replaced by manufacturer since it may cause a vehicle to catch fire.

- Sterling, VA, USA

problem #5

Feb 102013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 152,000 miles
After going over a hill, the engine lost power. Pressing the gas pedal did not do anything. After pulling over, and waiting 10 mins. The car worked normally. The same incident happened 2 weeks earlier after going over a hill. The symptoms matches what is stated in complaint id 05V132000.

- Brick, NJ, USA

problem #4

Oct 042012


  • 127,194 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that there was an overpowering fuel smell around the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised the contact that the top of the fuel tank had become cracked and was leaking fuel. There were no recalls for the failure and they offered no further assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified who informed him to file a complaint and offered no further assistance. The failure mileage was 127,194.

- Granada Hills, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 072012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 88,800 miles
A strong gasoline odor in and around the car. Smell increased while using the A/C. found crack in fuel sending unit on tank, that leaks fuel while the vehicle is running. Gas is spraying and under pressure. Parts department was unsuccessful in locating the part, which is on national backorder and part will not be available for several days. Dealer would not release vehicle due to unsafe conditions. Yet, they were not helpful in securing a rental car or willing to give assistance with the price of the part or labor which was quoted over $600

- Richboro, PA, USA

problem #2

Jul 272012


  • 139,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that gasoline fuel leaked from the exterior of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where a private mechanic confirmed that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted and advised the contact that the VIN failed to qualify for repairs under NHTSA campaign id number: 07V097000(fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump). The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 139,000 and the current mileage was 141,000.

- Lahabra, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 022012


  • 75,000 miles
I want people to know that Honda now has a software fix for shuddering transmission problems and shaking. Our 2005 Odyssey touring would shake between 35-45 mph. We had the transmission serviced several time and never had a broken engine mount. Honda just came out with this fix in late June 2012 and it seems to have solved our problem. Our Honda garage installed this software update for free even though we now have 122K. It only takes 15 minutes. Hope this helps.

- Vermilion, OH, USA

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