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

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 Honda Odyssey engine problems

engine problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2006 Honda Odyssey:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2006 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #43

Aug 012014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • miles


2006 Honda Odyssey. Consumer states while fixing the car, the technician says he can't fix problem because of wet spot in car. The consumer believed the vehicle was leaking anti-freeze.

- North Brunswick, NJ, USA

problem #42

Nov 152014


  • 91,903 miles
Honda service technician noted the front and side motor mounts to be broken while the van was in for routine oil and filter change. Cost of repair $1100. Van is used as a family commute car not on off roads, only on paved ones and no accidents at all.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #41

Mar 282014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 64,000 miles
Driving in a parking lot to find a parking space. Environmentals: Torrential downpour, but road and parking lot surface not flooded. Attempting to make a left turn into a parking space, the power steering (assist) failed. Could not turn steering wheel. Stopped vehicle. Turned off air conditioning. Engaged foot brake. Put vehicle in neutral. Lifted foot off of brake pedal. Waited approximately 1 minute. Foot on brake. Put vehicle in drive. Air conditioning remained off. Power steering assist had returned. Able to park into parking space. See also: NHTSA id number: 10616212 NHTSA id number: 10592737 NHTSA id number: 10578624 NHTSA id number: 10036938 Honda [xxx] Honda [xxx] (was never notified by Honda of this warranty extension-vehicle is now 8 years old). Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

problem #40

Jul 192014


  • miles


Motor mounts got broken and are bad designs from Honda. The cost to repair is very expensive. And it is a safety hazard. Poor quality from Honda.

- Norcross, GA, USA

problem #39

Feb 112014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 128,000 miles
The van vibrates horribly due to a faulty rear motor mount. It is clearly a default in manufacturing. I was also referred to mention complaint# 10425453.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #38

Oct 022012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 160,000 miles
My Odyssey's motor mount failed last year before I hit 100,000. I was recently told that I need to replace the other three. It is my understanding that this is an ongoing problem with the vehicle, and Honda should recall the vehicles for this defect.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #37

Oct 192012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 77,075 miles


I took my car in for an oil change and they advised me that my front engine motor mount has gone bad. I have not gotten it replaced however they are charging my $800 for it. After reading thousands of complaints online it seems that Honda 2005's and above are having issues with them breaking more often then what they should be since the actual unit is tucked up right near the exhaust manifold and the rubber wears out quickly. I have never ever experienced a car where you had to replace the mount under 100K miles.

- Midlothian, VA, USA

problem #36

Jun 282012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 113,000 miles
Our van has two broken motor mounts. Most of our car's mileage is highway and easy driving. There seems to be no good reason for why they are broken. Judging from the experience of others on-line, it would appear that the design is poor and the cost to repair them (replace) is extremely high. Not sure if this falls within your area of review or not.

- Mount Juliet, TN, USA

problem #35

Mar 242012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 178,000 miles
Transmission failed 3 weeks after a botched timing belt work by Honda dealer. Required replacing 3 valves and reconditioning of engine head.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #34

Feb 132012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Front motor mount broken. I have taken good care of this van and do not drive aggressively. I have had every recommended maintenance service (10K, 15K, etc. Etc.) after looking on line, I see that this is a common problem. Obviously a design flaw!

- Reedsville, WV, USA

problem #33

Jan 182012


  • 98,000 miles


Rear engine mounts broken. Front engine mounts very poor condition. Been advised that common problem.

- Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, USA

problem #32

Dec 112006


  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the vehicle would vibrate violently when driving between 30-40 mph. The dealer diagnosed that the motor mounts would need to be replaced. The manufacturer denied any assistance with repair to the failure. The vehicle was in the process of being repaired. The failure mileage was 1,000 and the current mileage was 70,026.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #31

Dec 132011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • miles
My 5 year old Honda Odyssey with only 68475 miles has O faulty front engine mount. And I believe this is a predominant problem with 05-2009 year Odyssey. It can be a safety issue and would be nice if Honda issued a recall.

- Peachtree City, GA, USA

problem #30

Sep 022011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
Failure of exhaust system heat shields could cause vehicle fire. Consumer has no way of knowing that the safety shields are no longer in place. Dealer indicated exhaust system heat shields were loose and missing and had to be replaced. Dealer indicated failure to replace could result in melting of insulation on electrical wires. I feel the heat shields should have been manufactured using stainless steel to prevent corrosion and loss of this important safety feature. At $615 to replace, it is unlikely many people will have this work performed, especially as the vehicle ages. There are normal/expected safety features that car owners expect to replace (tires, wiper blades and bulbs). The consumer has no way of knowing if the safety shields have fallen from the vehicle. When contacting Honda customer service I was told it was my responsibility to keep the car operating in a safe manner. But if I was not told (by the dealer) that I had a safety issue, I would have had no way of knowing. There are likely many other unsuspecting Odyssey owners with this potential safety/fire hazard.

- East Walpole, MA, USA

problem #29

Sep 262011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
At less than 80,000 my Honda Odyssey have been diagnosed as having a broken rear engine mount causing vibration/ratlling noise. Several Honda Odyssey van owners have similar complaint.

- Camarillo, CA, USA

problem #28

Oct 202011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 82,600 miles
Our car started having a louder engine/transmission noise during acceleration and going uphill. When the dealer checked it out they said that the rear engine mount would need to be replaced (at a cost of $800 plus). After doing some research on this, I believe that this is a design flaw with the Honda Odyssey that occurs because of the variable cylinder engine, which cuts out 2 cylinders when they are not needed and thus saves gas mileage on these cars. My understanding is that the rear motor mount on these cars was designed to help dampen any vibration caused when the 2 cylinders were not in use and has been wearing out before its regular life (some at 50,000 miles). I request that NHTSA look into both the design of this device and also the excessive cost of the part for these cars (other engine mounts are considerably cheaper) -- and I propose a recall to replace the part. Thank you.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #27

Aug 102011


  • 90,000 miles
I was told at a 90,000 mile service that my rear motor mount is cracking. This seems awfully early for this problem. Further research on the internet showed a lot of complaints on this on various car-based websites.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #26

Aug 162011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
My 2006 LX Honda Odyssey with 72,000 miles had both front engine mounts fail. No accident occurred to create this problem. Repair bill is estimated at $ 500.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #25

Aug 102011


  • 70,000 miles
The engine mount in my 2006 Honda Odyssey is damaged and needs to be repaired. This has created dangerous driving conditions.

- Newton, MA, USA

problem #24

Jul 132011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 69,659 miles
2006 Honda Odyssey exl (69,659 miles) - broken rear motor mount, special design motor mount ($556.43 for part and $685.21 installed). Unusual and very expensive repair for a car with relatively low mileage. Have not had to replace motor mount on any car since the 1970S. Car has always been serviced by Honda dealer and no prior indication of any problems when under warranty. Deep rumbling noise, similar to a hole in an exhaust pipe, from front engine area was only symptom. Based on reports on internet, broken motor mounts are a very common and expensive problem with Honda Odyssey (and Accord). This is the fifth Honda and the third Honda Odyssey that we have owned and have never had any major problems until now. Had I been aware of this motor mount problem I probably would have bought a Toyota van. Despite the unwarranted bad rap that Toyota suffered recently for acceleration problems that are just as common in General Motors cars, I have not had any problems with the four Toyota we have owned, and Toyota did far more than they probably had to, to address the alleged problem. My next car will not be a Honda.

- Wexford, PA, USA

Read the next 20 complaints »

Not what you are looking for?