Notes: The 2007-2009 was, at one point, the best selling minivan in the United States. But 2007 owners got the short end of that deal.

Peeling paint, a whining steering pump and an easily breakable A/C condenser are all top complaints about the 2007 model year. And anyone who doesn't think a busted minivan A/C is a big deal has never taken a summer road trip with kids.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,818 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.

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2007 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #11

Nov 202015

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


2007 Honda Odyssey. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle paint chipping damages. The dealer informed the consumer the paint chipping was a known issue for her model and color vehicle. Also, the consumer experienced a problem with the locking mechanism.

- Cherry Hill, NJ, USA

problem #10

Jun 012012


  • miles
The driver's side lock actuator began to malfunction causing the doors to lock automatically and failing to unlock with remote. The only way to unlock the vehicle is to manually unlock with the key and the only way to fully lock the vehicle is to push down on driver's side lock button (on superior portion of door). This failure resulted in my two small children being locked inside a vehicle with the keys inside. At the time, they were too young to unbuckle themselves and get out of the vehicle. The problem began in the middle of the summer when temperatures inside a vehicle are dangerously high. We were told the repair would be approximately $400. In addition to the initial locking of the vehicle, it has posed additional safety hazards as people must wait on driver to manually open door, or to lock door. Security has been greatly affected. It is difficult to corral children while trying to unlock vehicle as well as posing security issues when in unsavory areas of town. As we understand, this has happened on a number of Honda vehicle models.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #9

Mar 152010


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the passenger side sliding door opened while the vehicle was in motion. The contact stated that they have had problems getting both sliding doors to lock properly before the passenger door opened while they were driving. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the dealer replaced both roller assemblies. The contact stated that the passenger door had not popped open but that both doors were still hard to lock. The failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 130,000.

- Roaming Shores, OH, USA

problem #8

Jul 282011


  • 51,000 miles


Our 2007 Honda Odyssey was working perfectly until yesterday when the hatch shut on me. It knocked me out for a minute. I don't know what happened that it just stopped working but it just missed our new puppy who was in my arms at the time.

- Cherry Hill, NJ, USA

problem #7

Jun 122007

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
Rear liftgate struts on 2007 Honda Odyssey experienced sudden failure causing the rear liftgate to suddenly close on person standing beneath. Liftgate was functioning properly, lifted and closed no issues. Sunday 06/12 opened the liftgate and proceeded underneath as the liftgate came crashing down. No longer has strut assist to open or support it.

- Broklyn, NY, USA

problem #6

Mar 012010

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 30,300 miles
I have a 2007 Honda Odyssey and the sliding doors do not latch properly, which could open while driving with my children sitting in the car. I get an audible chime telling me "a" door is ajar, but no warning light on the dash. When I come to a stop by hitting the breaks I hear the door finally close. This is a very scary knowing that I could be driving down the interstate and my doors could slide open at anytime. I have taken my car to the dealership numerous times in which they have replaced a failed door latch and tightened the chain and the problem still has not been corrected. I have seen many issues with this in other forums and I wonder what it is going to take for a recall to be issued.

- N.Charleston, SC, USA

problem #5

Nov 152009


  • 20,500 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that left side sliding door and the right front passenger door failed to unlock intermittently. She had to climb over to the other side or turn off the vehicle and restart it to get out the vehicle. Additionally, she noticed repeated problems with the steering; the vehicle would not hold an alignment and would drift to the side. Also, periodically, there was a grinding noise when she attempted to stop, as if she were driving on gravel. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership several times where the tires were rotated and alignment was performed regarding the suspension problem. The dealer also installed a seal on the door but the failure continued. In reference to the brake problem, the dealer could not duplicate the failure but did attempt repairs which did not remedy the problem. The contact called the manufacturer who stated that they could not assist her. Current mileage was approximately 36,950. The failure mileage was approximately 20,500.

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #4

Apr 092010


  • 28,500 miles
When I opened the rear power liftgate, it got almost completely open and then unexpectedly closed while making a beeping sound. It would have closed on my head if I didn't jump out of the way fast enough. I tried it again using the remote again and then w/ the liftgate button on the dashboard and it continues to malfunction.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #3

Feb 232010


  • 81,000 miles
The rear hatch of my 2007 Honda Odyssey touring van suddenly fell on my 13 year old daughter as she was leaning into the cargo area of the van. The it appears that the struts designed to hold the door opened failed. The door weighs at least 50 pounds.

- Laupahoehoe, HI, USA

problem #2

Jun 212009


  • 41,700 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Odyssey. The vehicle was parked on an incline with the doors open and windows in the downward position. An occupant in the driver's seat unintentionally disengaged the automatic door off mechanism. Immediately, both passenger sliding doors closed forcefully without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for inspection and they stated that the failure could possibly be contributed to a manufacturer design flaw. The authorized dealer was notified of the failure, but there was no resolution. The failure mileage was 41,700 and current mileage was 42,000.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #1

Dec 182008


  • 23,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Odyssey. While driving various speeds on the freeway, the rear driver's side sliding door flew open. There was no indication that showed that her door was open. A few weeks prior to the failure, the contact went to close the sliding doors and it took at least a half hour for them to close and lock. The dealer could not find any failures with the vehicle. The failure mileage was 23,000.

- Berkley, MI, USA

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