really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,678 miles

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2006 Honda Odyssey seat belts / air bags problems

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2006 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #9

Nov 292016


  • 80,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Honda Odyssey. When the vehicle was started, the air bag indicator remained illuminated. The failure recurred every time the vehicle was started without warning. The contact called a dealer who stated that there was no recall. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 80,000.

- Franklin Square, NY, USA

problem #8

Mar 192015

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 189,000 miles
Vehicle with driver only was traveling West on I80 a couple of miles before the sf oak bay bridge in the far left lane going approx 60 miles per hour (5 mph below posted limit) in heavy traffic. Car in adjacent right lane darted into the left lane in front of me to avoid an accident and slammed on his brakes at the same time. I hit the brakes immediately and the ABS engaged but since the car trying to avoid the accident, imact occured at a speed less than 60 mph. Car behind me slammed into my back end. There was significant impact to the front and rear of the vehicle. I was wearing my seat belt which I beleive helped save my life but injuries did occur. I sustained serious head (concussion), neck (muscle strain) and back (spinal nerve damage). Head and neck injuries appear to have resolved but continue to have pain and damage to back (spinal and nerve) the reason for this complaint report is that none of the numerous airbags on the Honda odessey deployed during this high impact to both the front and rear of the vehicle. I honestly don't know if this was a good thing or bad but I would have expected the airbags to deploy, which I believe would have helped minimize the injuries I incurred the case is under investigation by my insurance company (progressive) but at this point they have concluded the fault of the accident was the person that shifted lanes in an attempt to avoid an accident in his lane coming into my "safe zone" as the police called it. I asked them to hold the car for inspection by Honda authorities a few weeks after the accident I called Honda to report that the airbags did not deploy. They gave me case number 12015-04-0701544. They called yesterday and said they were not going to check car. I feel it is their obligation to see if there is a flaw in the ab's. I don't want another party to die or be injured as a result of faulty airbags.

- Piedmont, CA, USA

problem #7

Jan 162015

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • miles
Mva occurred 1/16/2015 - impact left front quarter. Had trouble opening driver's door. Steering column airbag deployed. However, driver's side curtain airbag did not deploy resulting in head trauma as driver's head hit the driver's side window. Impact should have set off side curtain airbag sensors. Vehicle was totaled & sold by insurance company without dealer inspection of problem. I would not have thought twice about it had it not been brought to my attention by article about recent Honda airbag recalls. I believe that these incidents are under reported and that there are more "failure to deploy" than those listed under complaints. Please contact for police report....updated 02/11/15

- Bryan, TX, USA

problem #6

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 #5

May 082014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
Mva occurred when another vehicle failed to yield and turned into the path of the Honda, the Honda was impacted in the front right area and airbag deployed causing severe second degree burns on both hands of driver.

- Lynbrook, NY, USA

problem #4

Jul 172013


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the check air bag warning light was illuminated. The dealer stated that the wiring of the air bags was not properly installed and as a result, the air bags would not deploy properly in the event of a crash. The contact was also advised that the engine valves, rear brakes and the rear engine mount would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacture was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000. The current vehicle mileage was 113,000 miles.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #3

Oct 072011


  • 120,098 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Honda Odyssey. The contact was driving 30 mph when the air bag warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the dealer confirmed the air bag sensors needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not contacted and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 120,098.

- Bloomfield, NY, USA

problem #2

May 142010

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Odyssey. While driving 40 mph in traffic the vehicle in front of her crashed into another vehicle. When she engaged the brakes, the vehicle continued to accelerate causing her to crash into the vehicle in front of her. The vehicle was damaged on the front end. She did not sustain any injures. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The entire front end of her vehicle was repaired. She referenced recall 10V504000, service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:master cylinder and stated that the recall was directly related to her failure. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 42,000 and the current mileage was 49,000. Updated 3/14/11 the consumer stated the vehicle had to be taken back to the repair shop, because the vehicle would not stop. It was discovered air was in the brakes. Updated 05/05/11

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 172010

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Odyssey. While driving approximately 25 mph the vehicle was involved in a crash in which the front and rear passenger side air bags did not deflate after deployment. As a result, the passengers in the front and rear seats had their heads stuck between the air bags and the window. The passengers had to open the doors in order to free themselves. She also stated that the air bags took longer to deploy than normal. A police report was filed but no injuries were reported. The vehicle was towed to an independent repair shop but the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and current mileages were 85,696 updated 3/7/11

- Monticello, IL, USA

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