really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
90,380 miles

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2006 Honda Odyssey engine problems

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2006 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #59

Dec 022016


  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Honda Odyssey. While driving at low speeds, the check engine warning indicator illuminated. In addition, the vehicle stalled intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed with electrical failures. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 60,000. The VIN was not available.

- Irvin, CA, USA

problem #58

May 262016


  • 81,813 miles
Excessive oil consumption. Used one quart of oil after 1000 miles.

- Forest Grove, OR, USA

problem #57

May 052016


  • 125,000 miles
Engine mount failure: 3 motor mounts have failed. The car mechanic says he only changes motor mounts on Odyssey and no other car has same issue with the mounts. I googled motor mount failure and it is quite a lot of complaint S and I'm wondering if the Odyssey has so many issue with motor mounts why have they not been recalled. If not fixed there are catastrophic issues and possible loss of life. I like my car, for the most part but it seems to have many issues, some recalled. It's frustrating and costly.

- Cupertino, CA, USA

problem #56

Mar 192016


  • 95,500 miles


The spark plug blew out of the cylinder head while driving on a major 8 lane highway at 65 mph. If I didn't react quickly & there was a car to the right of me, I very easily could've been in a dangerous accident. Unsure if there was any engine damage.

- Frederick, MD, USA

problem #55

Mar 112016


  • 125,000 miles
The fluid filled motor mounts that come on the exl/touring model have both failed and fluid leaked out. The concept behind these electronically controlled motor mounts is to dampen the vibration when the van goes into eco mode reducing the active cylinders from 6 to 3. when these mounts fail the van vibrates considerably in the eco mode. I googled the issues and see that their are many others with this same issue from year 2005 -2007 at all different levels of mileage. The cost of repair through Honda is over $1800. I have never seen such a run on motor mounts as I have when trying to research the issue which makes me thing there is a engineering/design flaw. Left un-repaired and Honda told me that the vibration can cause many other issues rendering the van unsafe to drive.

- Glenview, IL, USA

problem #54

Feb 172016


  • 94,000 miles
While stopped in traffic, engine began hard acceleration and front tires began screeching. This occurred 4X within 10 days. With each experience there was no warning. It was fortunate that foot was on brake pedal at that time.

- Lewiston, ME, USA

problem #53

Dec 072015


  • 100,000 miles


While traveling on the highway and approaching speeds between 45mph to 65mph the entire car started to shake violently, as if the car was going to fall apart. I immediately brought it to an independent dealer and I was informed the engine motor mounts were failing.

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #52

Dec 082015


  • 195,000 miles
When we were traveling out West, we started to notice a distinct "whine" in the engine compartment. After returning home and having driven thousands of miles, we took the car to the dealer and discovered that the rear motor mount had broken and was causing the fan to make a noise when the engine itself "heaved" upon accelerating. It cost $1100 for the repair. I am filing this complaint because there are several similar complaints on here, and there probably should be a recall before someone gets seriously injured.

- El Campo, TX, USA

problem #51

Oct 302015


  • 90,000 miles
I was driving about 60 mph on a highway when my 2006 Honda Odyssey began shaking and vibrating. The shaking was so bad the rearview mirror became loose and eventually fell off the front window. If I would have had a coffee cup sitting in the beverage holder the rearview mirror would have splashed hot coffee on my shorts and down my leg. This same situation would occur if I would have had a toll-road transponder attached to the windshield just below the rearview mirror. This is the second time an engine mount has failed on my Honda Odyssey. I paid $1,706.13 to replace a failed engine mount on August 6, 2014.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #50

Jul 212012


  • 80,000 miles
On multiple occasions the car would jerk violently when decelerating from 20 to 10mph. In addition, when driving from 25 to 40mph the car would shake violently S if was going to explode. Needless to say this was very unnerving and I did not feel safe with my family in this car. I took it to the Honda dealer and was told my rear and front motor mounts were cracked and needed to be replaced. At the time the car only had 80K milres on it. Total cost was over $1,200. ow, at 170K miles it is doing the same thing! brought it to the dealer and they're telling me my motor mounts are cracked, again! I am extremely disappointed the NHTSA has not made this a recall.

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #49

Sep 022015

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Honda Odyssey. While driving at approximately 30 mph, there was an abnormal noise coming from the front of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the rear engine mount fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000. Updated 04/04/16

- Decatur, AL, USA

problem #48

Oct 012015


  • 84,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that while driving 20 to 30 mph, the vehicle started to smoke. The contact noticed oil dripping from the engine. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the engine needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. In addition, the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V112000 (fuel system, gasoline). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 84,000.

- Plymouth, MN, USA

problem #47

Sep 152015


  • 86,000 miles
Broken engine mount. Because of that the car is not safe to drive with family. I have seen most of Honda Odyssey are experiencing same problem and manufacture are not fixing this issue.

- Sachse, TX, USA

problem #46

Aug 012014


  • 80,000 miles
Loud clunking sound coming from under the drivers engine side - had car checked and mechanic replaced motor mounts, but still making same noise - almost sounds like engine will drop out at any moment. Also when traveling on highway at speeds of 55 or higher, van will shake uncontrollably and also randomly at low speeds when just starting from a complete stop. I do not feel safe with my children in the van under these conditions, from reading complaints, it definitely sounds like Honda should be responsible for this malfunction.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #45

Apr 012015

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles
The rear lower motor mounts wear out prematurely and cause unwanted vibrations and steering play. This is a known issue and has not been rectified. The dealership charges $800 to replace the defective parts.....updated 11/13/15 updated 11/17/15.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #44

Nov 132014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 130,129 miles
Broken engine mounts. I fixed the front one in Nov 2014. The engine is now rattling while it is idling. I am now being told that the front engine mount needs replacing as well as the rear one. I have seen many Honda chat boards and many others are experiencing this same problem and Honda is not stepping up to help this systemic problem. Hoping this kicks them into gear.

- New Egypt, NJ, USA

problem #43

Jan 222014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 93,938 miles
It started with a loud clunk noise coming from the engine area anytime I turned a corner or drove over a bump in the road. It started happening all the time. Took it in and was notified that the engine mounts were going out. I was quoted $1900 to replace all 5!! now my car shakes violently on the freeway going 60 mph. This is indicative of the engine mounts breaking. This is a major defect!! this needs to be a safety recall. I have read many complaints about this. Honda needs to be responsible for the repairs!

- Murrieta, CA, USA

problem #42

Mar 192015

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 141,200 miles
Motor mounts failed causing violent shudder at highway speed. I've seen hundreds of complaints online about this problem on Honda Odyssey with low miles. It should be recalled as this is defect.

- Richmond , VA, USA

problem #41

Feb 022015

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
Brought van in for tire rotation, and was informed that 2 of the motor mounts were torn/broken and needed to be replaced-possibly all 4! have noticed serious wobble and thought it had to do with suspension...was quoted $800 to fix 2 motor mounts.

- Coatesville, PA, USA

problem #40

Jan 012014


  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 40-60 mph, the vehicle vibrated during acceleration and there was a loud abnormal noise coming from the engine. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the rear engine mounts needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 72,000.

- St. Charles, IL, USA

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