really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,007 miles

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2006 Honda Odyssey electrical problems

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2006 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #12

Aug 062012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 103,000 miles


Brand new replaced battery and electrical start issue happening again. Sometime the car wouldn't start as if the battery is dead, then wait 10 minute and everything works (tho all the code reset as if the battery was disconnected). This is what caused us to replace the battery after dealer couldn't find any issue. It worked for a few weeks but problem is back. Dealer can't replicate issue since of course it starts fine. But there is some inherent issue with Odyssey electrical issue as a lot of people have this issue.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #11

Jun 152011


  • 100,000 miles
Recently I have felt a "shuddering" at speeds below 40mph. I take it to the shop for that problem as well as another issue with my power sliding doors. This is not the first time I have had problems with my doors. I have already had to replace the motor in the driver side sliding door(which was covered by warranty at the time). And now I am looking at replacing power door center rollers in both power sliding doors at an estimated $560 (and no longer have warranty). Since I have had the vehicle it has been a hassle with the power sliding doors. They closed half way on my children getting in and out of the car all the time. And don't work the other half of the time. The issue with the "shuddering" is due to front and rear engine mounts needing to be replaced at an estimated $1355. I have done some research online about this problem and it seems that alot of the 2006 Honda Odyssey's have had the same issue and some happening again shortly after it has already been replaced once. I think that Honda should do a recall on the "defective engine mounts". this cannot be safe to ride in. I have also read that Honda is aware of the problem and is calling it a "known issue" but still not fixing the problem or reimbursing people the cost of repairs. How many more people have to complain about this or even get injured before Honda will do something about it"?"

- Tazewell, VA, USA

problem #10

Jul 242011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 65,350 miles
Sudden acceleration. Motor began racing at a stop sign, at first thought that my vehicle's brakes had failed as it lurched forward. Was able to put neutral and turn off engine.

- Indiana, IN, USA

problem #9

Jun 122010


  • 30,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Honda Odyssey. The contact was driving approximately 40 mph, and when pressure was applied to the brakes there was an extremely slow response. The rear brakes were replaced twice by an independent mechanic. There was a recall associated with NHTSA campaign id 10V504000 (service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:master cylinder). The contact stated that the VIN was included and the vehicle was in the process of being repaired. In addition, the battery was defective, and the rear license plate light failed to function. The vehicle was repaired by the dealer previously for the failures. The failure mileage was 30,000. Updated 12/19/11

- Brooklyn , NY, USA

problem #8

Aug 282010


  • 82,000 miles
My 2006 Honda Odyssey's electrical system completely died. I had two dog crates in the back of the minivan with dogs in them. The doors had been locked prior to the failure occurring. Once the electrical system died, I had no way to open the tailgate in order to get the dogs out of the car. I was unable to reach the emergency release because it was blocked by the dog crates. There is no outside key access for the tailgate nor a manual release in the driver's compartment.

- Stephens City, VA, USA

problem #7

Apr 252010


  • 37,600 miles
Driver was switching lane on a freeway. The signal did not work. On the same day, the power door lock and power sliding door and keyless entry did not work too. After taking it to Honda, according to their service bulletin on 11/12/08, they claimed it is a electrical problem and B-can dtc after exposure to the water leaks. The service bulletin claimed water enter where the connector C701 behind the left rear side trim panel. The correction action is seal the pwr sliding door pulley mount, reposition the foam block, dry connector C701, and apply dielectric grease to the connector. If the issue occurs outside of the warranty, a goodwill consideration would be offer but needs to be requested. I end up paying half which I don't think it is fair because: 1) I park my van in my garage 2) my van is 4 yrs old and is only 37K young, 3) I live is a relatively dry climate, in ca for these reasons, my car is indoor 95% and spends 98% of its time in dry climate. I believe this issue is a defect and does cause a serious safety issue because it impacts turning signals. Another reason why I think it is unfair is the day I got my car back after it was in the shop for 5 days, it was working when I picked it up and then by the time I got home, it wasn't working. I think there is something else wrong and I don't think they have identify a root cause.

- San Leandro, CA, USA

problem #6

Apr 102010


  • 92,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the vehicle rolled out of the garage although the keys were not in the ignition. The vehicle crashed into two trees and suffered extensive damage. The manufacturer stated that the failure was caused by a faulty ignition switch; the failure was duplicated but no repairs were made at the time of the complaint. The VIN was unavailable at the time of the complaint. The current and failure mileages were approximately 92,000.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #5

Mar 312010


  • 0 miles
I was cleaning my 2006 Honda Odyssey when I noticed after lifting up the hood of the minivan that the grounding strap from the engine chassis was not attached to a non-painted surface on the chassis. The surface that the strap was attached to was painted the same color as the minivan. I took out my ohmmeter and measured about 100 and 200 milliohms from lug to chassis at two different points. This is significantly higher than what is allowed by electrical safety guidelines and E3 standards. This flaw could cause electrical safety and E3 issues with the vehicle.

- Saint Paul, MN, USA

problem #4

Mar 052010


  • 35,000 miles
My wife left work and drove home, approximately 2miles, and advised she smelled/saw smoke coming from the rear of the vehicle. She exited the vehicle and advise the vehicle was on fire. Fire department responded and put out the fire, however the vehicle was a total loss. Local fire inspector investigated and advise the source of ignition was in the right rear of the vehicle in the area of the rear A/C unit and pbc. I contacted the manufacturer's customer service and they responded that "if your insurance company does not subrogate, there is nothing they can do." The recent service on the vehicle was an oil change and new tires approximately one month prior.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #3

Sep 102008


  • 30,000 miles
The rear headphone system (both wired and wireless headphones) does not work when the dvd system is in operation. The headphones work for cd and radio functions, but not the dvd. This appears to happen primarily when the car is in gear. When I get in the back to check out the system while the car is in park, it works fine. When we've started driving, it stops. I have researched the problem online and found that this is a recurrent problem with hundreds of other Honda owners.

- Savoy, IL, USA

problem #2

Aug 222006


  • 33,000 miles
Loss of power steering and altenator due to belt slipping when driving on rain covered roads. This auto only has 33,000 miles.

- Leesburg, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 082007

Odyssey 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the air conditioner would blow, but the air was not cold. The dealer stated that there was a hole in the air condenser. The VIN and engine size were unknown. The current and failure mileages were 20,000.

- Peach Tree City, GA, USA

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