really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,678 miles

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2006 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Feb 102010


  • 46,000 miles


Manual sliding doors broke. Both manual sliding doors broke within one month of each other. Cables apparently snapped which prevented the doors from being opened from the inside or outside. Had to have cables on both doors replaced. An expensive safety defect.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #6

Feb 272010


  • 29,046 miles
The sliding door of my Odyssey (touring) model will not close all the way. Similar to another complaint, the door gets close to being closed, but will not close either electronically or manually. The van is able to be driven with the sliding door open. This first happen at only 29K miles and continued to happen periodically until I took it to a Honda dealership who could fix the problem. The service person at the dealership (that was able to fix it) showed me that it was a design flaw of the "center roller" for the sliding door. This is a part located at the rear of the door attaching it to the van's body. There are two plastic round parts that act like ball bearing rollers, and they become out of place causing the door's alignment to be off. When this happens the door not to close all the way. The dealership service person said if Honda spent $8 more on making these round parts metal instead of plastic, the problem would not have occurred. The rest of the center roller part is made of metal. He said that one Odyssey a week comes to the dealership with this problem of the door not being able to close due to the center roller.

- Westborough, MA, USA

problem #5

Oct 012006


  • 2,500 miles
Internal door handles on the sliding doors on the 2006 Honda Odyssey frequently stick. Consequently the automatic side sliding doors don't fully latch or securely lock. This still is a persistent problem on a vehicle that was purchased brand new. The issues were brought to Honda's attention during the warranty period. They attempted to solve the problem with additional lubrication, but the problems still persisted. Now once the vehicle is out of warranty they have informed us that they are not going to do anything further to investigate the cause, or to eradicate the problem (as of about 12-10-09), and thus we now bear full financial responsibility for any and all repairs.

- Tigard, OR, USA

problem #4

Mar 212009


  • 70,000 miles


2006 Honda Odyssey, electric side door remains ajar will not close therefore driving with a door that will not close properly, after speeds above 100km and I open front windows in front it seems the side door closes, don't know if this is caused by vacuum suction" however this past week door opened by itself while on the road" thank god no one was in back while driving..

- Laval, 00, USA

problem #3

Feb 212009


  • 22,000 miles
My 2006 Honda Odyssey door had been malfunctioning for a few months when I took it in yesterday to have it looked at the Honda dealership. When the automatic reversing mechanism kicked in the previous night, a roller bearing snapped off. I showed the broken bearing to the service manager, but he said he couldn't fix it. The service manager told me to use the manual override. When I got back home, I put my daughter into the middle car seat and could only open the sliding door half way manually. I closed it manually and reopened it and the door fell off smashing into my knees pinning me against the adjacent car, and I required assistance to remove the door from my body. The door had to be secured with ratchet straps and towed to the dealership. This is the second time I've been injured by the door.

- Saint Paul, MN, USA

problem #2

May 232008


  • 23,051 miles
On separate occasions my son and daughter have had there hand caught in the electric sliding door on our 2006 Honda Odyssey minivan. The electric door boasts of a auto reverse feature when it encounters resistance. This only applies to the latching front side of the sliding door. There is no such sensor on the rear side of the door. In addition, the rear side of the door is right next to the middle and rear seats. (very easy for the child to reach even when properly seat belted in). In the latest incident, my son's hand was bruised. If a larger bone or even a neck were caught, it would be broken or worse.

- Dublin, OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 032006

Odyssey 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 220 miles
Passenger side rear power sliding door does not lock in place and has opened while driving ! scaring my family while riding in it. It is presently in the dealership for the first time. We purchased this van one week ago. An internet search shows the many owners affected by this same problem.

- Norco, CA, USA

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