really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,318 miles

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2006 Honda Odyssey body / paint problems

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2006 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #23

Nov 082016


  • 130,000 miles


The sub-frame, rr assembly got so severely corroded that it has cracks and fractures and now there is a small hole in it which is deemed as a safety issue that we can't even drive the vehicle. The cost to repair it is more than half my vehicle value at this point. What is pretty interesting is that the Honda dealers don't stock the part (50300-shj-A01) and can't really say if or when they can get the part. More than a couple of them have told me that they've never ordered this part before, which leads me to assume that this could not be a normal wear and tear failure. I called Honda and they will not rely on a 3rd party (my trusted & reputed local mechanic) opinion and would like me to take the vehicle, most likely tow it, to the dealer at my expense and get it diagnosed at my expense, which my mechanic has already done. That seems unreasonable to me. Can someone help me resolve this matter? this happened when my car was in for an oil service and the technician happened to notice the crack in the part. The reference number of my conversation with Honda is: 05223162

- Hudson, MA, USA

problem #22

Oct 262016


  • 145,687 miles
Interior water leak from roof panel side curtain airbag. This is not an accident. I bought this vehicle on June 28,2016 from a dealer. It is a used car that is not warranty from the dealer. But when it is raining, water leak from roof panel side curtain airbag.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #21

Sep 292006


  • 200 miles
Front door detents to hold door open the slightest breeze or angle closes the door on your leg or hand

- Prunedale, CA, USA

problem #20

Jul 152013


  • 250,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that was attempting to close the rear passenger sliding door, the door failed to close. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed the door needed to be repaired. The vehicle was repaired however, three years later the door failed to function. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 250,000.

- Hazel Crest, IL, USA

problem #19

May 152013


  • miles
Honda has a known issue with the paint on at least a dozen different models and years...except mine. The paint on my hood and roof started chipping and peeling away a couple of years ago, and now it's spread to many of the fender seams, as well as seams and joints on the roof. While it's "only paint"...we all know that rust leads to structural integrity issues, holes and can allow water and elements in to damage the engine. So, this is a safety issue as well as a "visual" issue. I'd like Honda to address this for our car.

- Franklin, TN, USA

problem #18

Oct 112014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 99,000 miles
My 2006 Honda Odyssey went up in flame, while I was driving the vehicle, on 10/11/14. Insurance had me tow it to the Honda dealer. After Honda having the car for 31 days the insurance paid the repairs & I paid my $500 deductible. I'm ready to drive my Honda Odyssey away on 11/13/14, and I notice the van began to shake violently and the RPM's dropped to almost 0. no report was given to me about what was wrong with van & what future repairs had to be done. All I got was the present repairs due to the fire, even after we had asked them to do a full inspection of the vehicle. Prior to the fire the van never shook, it never had this problem before. While there, they performed the changing of the fuel pump which had been recalled by Honda, but now we can not be sure that it was done nor can we be sure that it didn't affect the cars status now. Honda still has the van in their lot & insurance adjuster went to see the car and now Honda is saying that the shaking of the car has nothing to do with the fire. According to Honda's final report the "probable" cause of fire was in the alternator area -sub-cord alternator to fuse box. Honda said the shake is caused by the rubber motor mounts. I tried to tell Honda they are rubber pieces and when rubber comes in contact with heat it melts. Honda will not fix without me paying out of pocket. If the problem really is the motor mounts, I have researched that many people are awaiting a recall from Honda on the motor mounts for the fact that theirs prematurely fails. Honda has us on a back and fourth. If they can't be sure what caused the fire and are disregarding the motor mounts going bad due to the fire or the fuel pump recall, then how can they be sure that none of the above is not causing the violent shake on the van.

- East Brunswick, NJ, USA

problem #17

Oct 132014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 133,000 miles


My 2006 Odyssey was hit on the passenger 2nd row by a vehicle that ran a stop sign and sustained significant damage to the 2nd row passenger side. The impact caused the Odyssey to spin and was pushed at least 20 feet before being stopped by the curb. My wife was driving and she sustained minor injuries- no one was in the 2nd row thankfully. When I viewed the condition of the vehicle, there was no question in my mind that the side curtain airbag should have deployed. However, after inquiring further to verify this assumption, I discovered that no airbag was deployed. I was shocked to learn this. The side curtain airbag should have deployed and did not. I consider this to be a malfunction, and I am informing you of it as such. In my opinion this is a matter of public safety because a side curtain air bag should deploy when vehicle is hit hard and directly on its side. I was left with the thought of why do they even install these if it does not deploy in this type of accident. I can provide pictures which substantiate the force of the impact and damage sustained. Thank you.

- Racine, WI, USA

problem #16

Jun 022014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • miles
Hood paint is pealing off in sheets.

- Somers, NY, USA

problem #15

Jan 072014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 168,000 miles
Van has manual sliding doors. Upon shutting passenger side door normally the door would not open from either the interior or exterior. Child safety lock was off. Lock mechanism works normally but door latch will not disengage. Six months later at 172000 miles the driver side sliding door experienced the same failure resulting in a seven passenger vehicle with no egress for passengers in case of emergency. Upon removal of interior door panels it is clear there is an internal failure of the latch mechanism. All cables and controls work normally but the latches have failed.

- Snellville, GA, USA

problem #14

Jun 302014


  • 100,000 miles
When I was on vacation with my family, the driver side passenger door would not close. It would close partly, begin beeping and reopen. We had to keep pressing the control to close the door until it finally closed. Two days before that, the liftgate struts failed. That is disturbing when I think about how my daughter was helping me get items out of the back. We could have been seriously injured. Thirdly, the paint is stripping off on parts of the body. Considering the reputation that Honda is supposed to have, it is upsetting to have this many problems with an 8 year old vehicle! now we must decide if it's worth fixing and keeping or trade it in for a Toyota. In looking at the other complaints, it is obvious that there are problems with the vehicle that needs to be addressed but are not being addressed. How seriously does someone have to be hurt before someone pays attention?

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #13

Apr 052014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 117,100 miles


After opening the rear hatch the strut(s) failed and the hatch slammed shut. Fortunately, no one was in the way of the hatch when it slammed down.

- Okemos, MI, USA

problem #12

Oct 082013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 122,000 miles
Rear door liftgate failed, rear door would not stay open and slammed down on my head/torso while trying to remove items from the back.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #11

Aug 092013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 97,900 miles
Power tailgate opened and came right down hitting my wife. She was not hurt. When we purchased the Honda we were told this would not happen that there was a safety system that would make the tailgate go back up if it came down on a person or object. Which is what it has done in the past. We have an appointment to take the car into the dealer Honda of sumner at 7:30 am on 8/12/2013 to have them look at it. We took it into today and a guy ( not a service guy looked at it and said he didn't know what was causing the problem.) I did some research and it appears to be a tailgate strut problem which I understand is a recall on 2008-2009 models. Action number EA08-015.

- Sumner, WA, USA

problem #10

Feb 152006

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated the driver and passenger's side sliding doors would open independently while driving at various speeds. The sliding doors also would not close when the contact attempted to close them. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis numerous times. The contact was unaware of the repairs performed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 3,000.

- Delhi, NY, USA

problem #9

Nov 292011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
The struts on the liftgate of my 2006 Honda Odyssey LX completely failed in November 2011 at around 40,000 miles. Thankfully, this happened as I was opening it, so no one was underneath it yet. The liftgate is extremely heavy and could have caused serious injury, especially to a small person. We replaced the struts with new Honda parts purchased from the same Honda dealership where we purchased the vehicle. It is now April 2013, not even a year and half later, and the replacement struts have also failed. I called the dealership, and they have no advice on what to do from here other than replace the struts with the same part that has failed twice now. I've seen numerous reports online about the same issue with the same vehicle. Given the track record of the liftgate struts for this model, I think it's pretty likely this will happen again, and I fear that I or someone in my family may suffer serious injury or worse. Other model years have been recalled because apparently the pressurized gas leaks from the struts. I think the 2006 has the same problem, and a recall is in order. These struts need to be replaced with ones that don't leak. This is a serious safety issue.

- Chapel Hill, NC, USA

problem #8

Apr 042010

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Based on a report today that Honda is recalling 2003/2004 Honda Odyssey where the issue involves the ignition interlock, a device intended to ensure that the key can only be removed when a vehicle is firmly shifted into park. I have a 2006 Honda Odyssey and had a similar issue in 2010 where after parking and removing my keys and I got down, the van moved backwards and the my front door hit another car in the parking lot damaging both cars, and I had to file a claim with unitrin direct. The result being I have a fault accident record on my license and my insurance went up for no fault of mine. I think Honda should recall even the 2006 model and pay me back from my repairs and extra insurance payments that I have paid and work with dmv/unitrin to remove the fault accident record that I have on my license.

- Fairfax, VA, USA

problem #7

Sep 172011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 64,139 miles
Passenger side sliding door failed to disengage the lock. Had to take to the dealer where they removed the door panel and replaced the latch. Since the door would not open they had to do this from the inside of the vehicle. On 9/1/2012 the driver side sliding door also failed to disengage the lock. I have not had this repaired yet. I believe this is a safety defect. Luckily both times we were parked, but if it had been an emergency valuable time would have been wasted in trying to get a non-functioning door to open.

- Maple Valley, WA, USA

problem #6

Jan 012011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 44,780 miles
My 2006 Honda Odyssey (with 45000 miles) rear lift gate supporting strut(s) failed and the the gate became so heavy. Luckily the failure happened when the gate was closed. If the failure occurs when the gate is open, someone may be injured. However, I did bump my head when I put a post to hold the gate while removing items from the vehicle. I accidentally hit the post and the gate fell and hit my head. The key point is that Honda should replace the struts with a heavier duty parts so no one will get hurt.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #5

Mar 302010


  • 38,500 miles
Power liftgate closes unexpectedly every time it is opened on model year 2006 Odyssey touring vehicles equipped with power operated rear liftgate. Vehicle owner hit in head by closing liftgate. Right power liftgate gas strut has worn out prematurely and fails to hold the power liftgate in the fully open position. Parts replaced by dealer to correct the failure.

- Cypress, TX, USA

problem #4

Dec 312007


  • 35,000 miles
My 2006 Honda Odyssey's rear spoiler flew off the back of the vehicle while driving along an interstate narrowly missing the vehicle behind me. The spoiler apparently broke due to normal use while the vehicle had some ice on the roof. The extended warranty coverage I purchased denied coverage. I paid to replace the spoiler.

- Omaha, NE, USA

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