hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,210 miles

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2006 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #23

Dec 122010

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles


My 2006 Honda odyssy minivan has had all 4 motor mounts fail; I am informed that his could result in in a hazardous condition, including a transmission failure while driving. Honda has offered no explanation as to why this would happen to my car, which had approximately 92,000 miles on it at the time of detection.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #22

Apr 012011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2006 Honda Odyssey. Consumer states problem with brakes the consumer stated when he attempted to apply the brake, the vehicle would not stop and the vehicle would not stop. It would continue to travel. There was also a noise present when the brake was applied. Also, the cd player stopped working within six months of owning the vehicle, there was a humming noise coming from the engine.

- East Windsor, NJ, USA

problem #21

Jan 212011


  • 65,000 miles
Motor mounts on Honda Odyssey are defective in design, resulting in frequent, expensive replacement. Before the mounts die, they allow the motor to jerk against the transmission, and could result in dangerous failure at highway speed.

- Longwood, FL, USA

problem #20

Mar 012010


  • 45,000 miles


All motor mounts on vehicle are damaged after just 45,000 miles. Cost of replacement is excessive ($1600). Vibration on the front suspension of the vehicle is excessive and causes temporary steering loss.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #19

Sep 142010

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
2006 Honda Odyssey excessive vibration from engine when at idle and especially when eco mode engaged or during slow acceleration. Honda dealer states the cause to be a broken motor mount which is a special design and costs over $500 - $600. The van has only 80000 miles but that puts it past warranty. See Honda service bulletin tsb 06-083 for a more detailed report from Honda. The reason I bring this to you is the many web sight blogs with similar issues and Honda's unwillingness to help with costs and or replacements. This could become a serious safety issue if someone can't afford to replace them and if the mounts design is at fault, simple replacement will only result in future failures. If this issue is allowed to persist for too long the other mounts begin to fail and the motor dropping out becomes a real possibility. This should be a recall by Honda and a redesign of the mount should be investigated.

- Christiana, PA, USA

problem #18

Oct 152010


  • 55,000 miles
Hi I would like to bring it to your attention that my 2006 Odyssey(ex-L with dvd) A/C switch will not work in winter, when pressed it is like a rock. A/C switch becomes hard to press in winter/fall driving conditions. In summer no issue at all. Why this is a safety issue: Under certain night driving conditions in fall or winter, windshield fog forms during night driving.I was unable to turn on front de-fog switch which works only when ac is on. As a result I had to pull over & press ac switch hard to make it work. Due to thick fog on glass, was unable to see infront until ac switch was turned on with front windshield defog mode. Hope NHTSA looks in to this issue & recommend manufacturer to fix this issue.

- Ballwin, MO, USA

problem #17

Oct 062010


  • 63,000 miles


2006 Honda Odyssey bought used w/ approx 61,000 miles and 60,000 mile extended warranty, purchased last week of July 2010, breakdown 10/6/2010. Had shake while driving and was serviced, found to have problem with transmission, transmission fluid changed and problem resolved. Car was driven part way across country, 1200 miles, in the next 10 days, all highway miles. 20 minutes after stopping for lunch, while cruising on highway @ 70 mph, car had intermittent clicking noise coming from driver's side engine compartment. No warning lights were on @ this time and temp reading was normal. My husband took car off cruise control, noise stopped, he attempted to pass another vehicle, car lost all acceleration, check engine light blinked a couple times, he slowed, started safely moving to shoulder, clicking started, check engine light came on solid, temp gauge spiked to red, caron shoulder, no power. From first clicking noise to engine failure and first warning light was approx 1 minute. Dealer found car to have cracked engine, melted radiator, blown head gasket, no coolant or oil in engine. No original source for breakdown could be found even after complete engine teardown. Head gasket was not cause of breakdown. No oil leak, had oil change @ dealer prior to our purchase of vehicle, not yet due for routine service, oil life indicator gave 50% oil life 20 miles prior to breakdown. Honda notified and not concerned. Warranty co denied claim B/C no cause of failure found. Dealership that sold car is paying for new engine, radiator and any other repairs and will continue to seek reimbursement from warranty co. Search of Honda forums (edmunds.com) found many problems w/ oil consumption on 2005-2010 Honda Odyssey.

- New Hope, MN, USA

problem #16

May 222010

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,885 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Odyssey. While traveling 25 mph the contact stated that the vehicle started to stall and run erratic. The contact took the vehicle to a mechanic who stated that the rear motor mounts had broken. The VIN was not accepted in the system. The failure mileage was 72885 and the current mileage was 74341. Updated 7/28/10 upadted 08/03/10

- Apopka, FL, USA

problem #15

Mar 222010


  • 78,188 miles
2006 Honda Odyssey with 78000 miles suffered broken engine mounts, seals. Also had power steering pump failure causing difficulty in steering while driving

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #14

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 #13

Oct 102009


  • 12,000 miles


Debris must have hit my air conditioner condenser and put a hole in it. Only 12,150 miles on it and just out of warranty by 2 months. Cost me $1334 to have it replaced.

- Livermore, CA, USA

problem #12

Sep 062009


  • 59,400 miles
2006 Honda Odyssey vehicle was smoking upon arriving at destination. The smoke was coming from the right front of van, odor present. Two days later, air conditioning was not working. Took van to dealership. They said that a rock must have hit the condenser. They said this is not covered by my 60,000 mile Honda care warranty because it wasn't mechanical. There are plenty of complaints about this, even the dealer said this is very common with the Odyssey. Sounds like a design flaw & a recall is due.

- Saunderstown, RI, USA

problem #11

May 172009


  • 36,000 miles
1. unknown - research suggests bad design, rocks fly up into lower grill and puncture condenser. No protection of A/C condenser. 2. once - air conditioning failed 3. Honda dealership replaced condenser at a charge of $870. Dealership refused to fix free of charge or reduce fee.

- Pont Roberts, WA, USA

problem #10

May 122009


  • 37,000 miles
A/C problems yearly, ac condenser needs to be replaced due to hole, design flaw from Honda makes this a recurring problem, not covered under warranty.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #9

Apr 272009


  • 28,000 miles
Apparently, I am one in a long line of folks filing a complaint against Honda for a design defect concerning their air conditioning condenser. They seem to be very prone to damage from road debris - within the first few weeks to few years of the car life, and Honda will not honor this defect under warranty, and numerous insurance claims for this defect have been denied as well. I was given the same exact story by my dealer that I have now learned is the same story all Honda dealers have been peddling for the past 3 years on this specific topic. Honda has since "fixed" the problem in their 2008 vehicles by adding a shield to the condenser to protect it, but they will not honor any damage done to prior year vehicles. The dealers response to me was to replace the condenser for $642, and then I was told I may want to purchase, at my own expense, a non-oem shield to protect the new condenser so it won't happen again. Something seems amiss here, especially since I am not the only person this is happening too.

- Beavercreek, OH, USA

problem #8

Feb 122009


  • 40,000 miles
Air conditioner stopped working. Took it to a dealer and they said there was a hole in the condenser. Honda knew that there was a defect in some models that allows rocks to go through the grille and hit the condenser making a hole.

- Islandton, SC, USA

problem #7

Jan 242009


  • 75,000 miles
I own a 2006 Honda Odyssey and I have been having many problems with this vehicle. The most recent problem is with my ac. It worked one day and the very next day it stopped working. Given the fact that I ve had previous problems, I decided to google the internet just to see if anyone else have been having similar problems. And sure enough I came across many others that have been experiencing the same problems.

- Denham Springs, LA, USA

problem #6

Jan 142008

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Odyssey. While driving 30 mph, the vehicle shut off. The failure occurred more than five times, twice while making a turn. The contact was able to shift into neutral, which allowed the vehicle to immediately restart. The most recent failure occurred while driving approximately 30 mph. He had an appointment to take the vehicle to the dealer at the time of the complaint. The manufacturer referred him to the dealer. The current mileage was approximately 41,000 and failure mileage was approximately 29,000. Updated 03/04/09. The fuel pump relay was replaced. Updated 03/04/09.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #5

Jul 012006


  • 5,000 miles
2006 Honda Odyssey. Air conditioning condenser damaged by road debris and required replacing the condenser. Dealer stated damage was caused by road hazard/debris and so was not covered by warranty. The condenser is very exposed on front bottom of vehicle with no protection from flying debris. Similar event has occurred to many owners of 2006 Odyssey. Honda should be held liable/responsible to provide a product to protect the condenser on this model. The 2008 Odyssey comes with a grill covering the condenser. So it is obvious they are aware of the old bad design.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #4

Aug 182006


  • 47,000 miles
Less than 48K miles on our 2006 Honda Odyssey and the crank shaft has had to be replaced and a motor mount. The motor mount was over $1,000. These types of failures should not be seen on a vehicle this new. Honda just says "sorry."

- King George, VA, USA

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