definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,858 miles

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2005 Honda Odyssey suspension problems

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2005 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 262010


  • 72,818 miles


We experienced significant swaying while driving our Honda Odyssey 2005 with 4 other adults and 2 kids in our vehicle. We were in fairly normal weather conditions, no significant winds or icy roads but just trying to drive our vehicle we had too many difficulties to continue. We felt particularly unsafe and unsafe for other drivers on the road. We ended up having to cancel our trip as we were swerving and unable to control the "sway" of the van when reaching speeds of 55-60 mph. We were unsafe to maneuver on the highways and upon a check up we found out our right strut was completely blown out, and the left one also had to be replaced (on the front of the vehicle/van). We had the repairs done at river city tire, davenport, ia and it was a significant finding that they also said was very dangerous to be driving.

- Eldridge, IA, USA

problem #5

Jun 252007


  • 32,310 miles
Shimmy in front end when applying brakes on downhill. Honda advised: Caused by brake wearing. Honda replaced front brakes and resurfaced rotors, 32,310 miles. Now, 14,000 miles later, shimmy occurring on downhills when applying brakes. This is very unsafe especially to older or inexperienced drivers. I have been driving for over 55 years; I'm 74 years old...and I do know cars and engines, and have not had a vehicle with a shimmy since I was a kid! first occurred June 07 and started again 828/08..yesterday.

- Frisco, CO, USA

problem #4

Aug 232007

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,972 miles
Front rh wheel bearing premature wear @ tear, replaced twice. Lower trans. Mount replaced, fall apart causing front end to shake.

- Sun Valley, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 032006

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles


When purchased new off the lot, experienced substantial pull to the right. Drove 500 miles and returned to dealer for service. Was told they needed to install camber bolts then align suspension (they reduced tire pressure in all four tires by ten pounds). Problem was not abated. After 5000 road trip, returned to dealer to align again(again reducing tire pressure). Six months later was still experiencing pull, but now accompanied by progressively worsening vibration. Dealer rotated and cross switched tires (once again reducing tire pressure). Problem seemed solved. Midway though next 5000 mile road trip vibration and pull started to recur, growing progressively worse as trip was concluded. Now at 26000 miles both front tires have substantial wear and need to be replaced and the car once more needs to be aligned.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 312006

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles
: the contact stated while the brake pedal was depressed, there was a growl and intermittent vibration. The dealership alerted the contact that the manufacturer is trying to design a better brake pad. There is also a heavy vibration while the economy load light is illuminated. The dealership has replaced the engine mounts, rotated and balanced the tires, but the problem persists.

- Fairfield, CA, USA

problem #1

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

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