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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,366 miles

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2007 Honda Odyssey engine problems

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2007 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #39

Aug 252016

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 56,450 miles


On 25-Aug-2016 when my wife was driving my van Honda Odyssey 2007 in the highway 210 West bound, the spark plug broken into pieces and went into engine made engine damage. My car has clean maintenance history and it has run only 56K. We diagnosed with Honda dealer (rock Honda, fontana, ca) and suggested engine was damaged broken spart plug and we need fix the engine. And cost is $3900. I have asked help from Honda North America, torrence, ca and Honda na not willing to help with full price, they will pay $600 as good will. My understanding is that, Honda needs to build safety to prevent any broken pieces going into engine and spoiling engine. Also this van put our life in danger during driving on the highway. So, Honda needs to make sure customer's safety in any circumstances and they have cover full cost for repairing my engine. My VIN number: [xxx] Honda dealer address: 16570 S. highland ave, fontana, ca 92336 ph:909-770-8400 dan reshaw's mobil: 9315 baseline rd, rancho cucamonga, ca, 91730 ph: 909-944-5100 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Fontana, CA, USA

problem #38

Aug 252016

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
On 25-Aug-2016, my wife was driving my vehicle Honda Odyssey on highway 210 West bound. Suddenly she started smelling very bad smell and she pulled the vehicle from highway and ride into gas station. Then I called aaa for help and towed the vehicle to nearest mechanic shop don's mobil shop. The mechanic diagnosed that my van's spark plug was broken and pieces of it went into engine's piston and damaged my engine. My vehicle has clean service record with Honda dealer and mileage on my van 56K. Then I took it to Honda dealer (rock Honda) for diagnosis and Honda dealer also diagnosed that engine has been damaged by spark plug and cost of repair is $3900. Then I opened a case with Honda North America division for help us to fix this engine as this should not happen for 56K mileage and my understanding is that this vehicle was defective spark plug which caused my engine broke. I was doing regular maintenance with Honda dealer, this never came up during maintenance time. Honda North America refused to help and agreed to $600 as good will. I need Honda's help to fix my engine. My VIN number: [xxx] Honda dealer address: 16570 S. highland ave, fontana, ca 92336 ph:909-770-8400 dan reshaw's mobil: 9315 baseline rd, rancho cucamonga, ca, 91730 ph: 909-944-5100. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Fontana, CA, USA

problem #37

Aug 112016


  • 135,000 miles
The engine stalls. This has occurred many times over the last year. It appears to be random but has been occurring more frequently the past few months. Last week it stalled 3 times. The stalling usually occurs during the summer months. It occurs when coming to a stop or when I am stopped. It has occurred one time while backing up. You can tell when it is going to happen. The engine seems to start running rough. When stopped, the engine will be at 800 or 900 revs and then suddenly drop then jump up and then the engine will shut off. I put the car in neutral and start the engine. It always starts fine. It happens on hot and cool days, rainy and sunny days. It happens with the ac on or the ac off. I have tried using gas exclusively from exxon and then exclusively from bp for months at ta time in each case. No difference. I have taken it to a mechanic and to the dealership multiple times. Nothing ever shows up on the computer. I even had it stall as I parked it at the dealership. The dealership nor the mechanics have not been able to find a problem. To try something, I had the spark plugs changed and a tune up done. The vehicle stalled the next day. I have reported the problem to Honda automotive usa. They gave me no help or solution other than taking it to the dealership. I am very leery to drive the vehicle. I don't feel safe!

- Janesville, WI, USA

problem #36

Jun 282016


  • 140,000 miles


Engine mounts went bad. When accelerating from a stopped position, the car appears to jump. Took it to the dealer and both the front and back engine mounts were cracked. Very expensive to replace. Dealer said it's not a common problem on most cars, but he's had several Honda Odyssey come in with this problem.

- Rocky River, OH, USA

problem #35

Apr 212016


  • 131,000 miles
When I was braking at slow speed the engine accelerated. This has happened 3 times. I had to press the brake hard to keep the vehicle from going forward. Once I put it in neutral.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #34

Aug 182015


  • 227,306 miles
Engine has excessive oil consumption issue. I've been burning about 3 quarts of oil per month.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #33

Dec 192015


  • 138,000 miles


While driving vehicle check engine light came on and car was running very poorly. Took car to local auto parts store, employee hooked car to diagnostic computer and misfire codes came up and car was only running on 2 cylinders. Drove car to mechanic. After diagnosing problem was explained I would need a full tune up and head replacing. After further exploring mechanic noticed metal filings in cylinder and recommended engine replacement due to damage to housing and possibly to rings. Which would cost more then value of car.

- Mastic, NY, USA

problem #32

Dec 012015


  • 89,000 miles
I have a 2007 Honda Odyssey and I had to have the front and rear motor mounts replaced last year in Feb 2014. The car only had 67000 miles. Well, it has been less that 2 years and the mounts have gone bad again. I have seen many sites that have complaints of this being major problem but Honda does not want to do a recall. Last time it cost me over $500 for the 2 and this time the cost will be about the same. I have not contacted Honda yet but will do so tomorrow. Also, I had the timing belt and tensioner replaced in Feb 2014 as well and now the water pump, timing belt and tensioner need replacement again. They sit next to the motor mount and I am wondering if the bad mount is also damaging the water pump, etc....

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #31

Nov 162015


  • 150,000 miles
I was picking up my son from school when I got back on the car I notice some smog coming out of the engine compartment, for a moment I though that the smog have gone away but when I open the hood there was a fire on the right hand side of the engine compartment. I tried to extinguish the file with a fire extinguisher but I couldn't contain the fire. We called the fire department and they took over. The fire destroyed the front end of the car the engine compartment. When the fire began the car was stationary I was getting ready to leave from a parking lot in my son's school.

- Northridge, CA, USA

problem #30

Jun 242015


  • 100,000 miles
I was driving around 20mph when I smelled smoke I pulled over. There was smoke coming out of the car around the right front tire. Within minutes my engine was on fire. My car is completely totaled. My family is safe but would love to know why this has happened and don't want it to happen to anyone else. If there is another website or Agency that I should report this to, please let me know. It was very scary.

- Sugar Hill, GA, USA

problem #29

Jun 222015


  • 110,000 miles


My catalytic converter shields (front cover a and B) were replaced on 6/19/2012. On 6/22/2015 the front (a and B) catalytic converter shields were replaced again and the the rear shields (a and B) were replaced as well. I'm not sure if this is a safety issue but it seems excessive so I thought I would report it.

- Poolesville , MD, USA

problem #28

Feb 072015

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 90,108 miles
While exiting a parking lot and accelerating to aprox. 20 mph, the vehicle began to shudder and vibrate violently accompanied by the illumination of the check engine warning light. We shortly afterward noticed a reduction in power. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop, who stated that, there were several misfire codes generated when diagnosed. The repair shop diagnosed the failure as the cylinder 5 coil having melted into the cylinder. As a result, the shop had to remove the cylinder head in order to remove the coil and spark plug from the vehicle. The repair shop stated that the failure was caused by the spark plug becoming loose and fuel leaking into the cylinder head chamber. The repair shop stated that this was the third of these failures seen by them. The dealer of purchase and the manufacturer were alerted of the failure but offered no resolution. The dealer (keeler Honda, latham NY) was in fact quite rude about the failure in general. We were concerned of the safety risk involved with the failure. The vehicle was repaired with the total bill of $2411. The failure mileage was 90,108.

- Delmar, NY, USA

problem #27

Oct 292014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 78,194 miles
The front and right side engine mounts for this vehicle were broken around 78,000 miles. The engine mounts should not broken within this short mileages and years. There seems lots of other Honda Odyssey owners have the same engine mounts issue. The engine mount replacement is very expensive and this is also a big safety issue. The engine mount, especially the front engine mount design should be investigated and should be replaced with a better engine mount.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #26

Nov 132014


  • 106,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that while parking and applying the brakes, the vehicle accelerated without warning. The failure recurred one other time. The vehicle was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was not been notified. The approximate failure mileage was 106,000.

- Pleasantville, NY, USA

problem #25

Dec 012014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 123,500 miles
The engine was making pinging sounds like lifers were bad, but computer didn't show anything wrong and no engine lights came on, took to Honda dealer they said bearings bad and needed new engine. Why would that happen when engine oil was maintained and changed. Never over heated etc.

- Hayes, VA, USA

problem #24

Oct 272014


  • 113,000 miles
The check engine light went on while I was driving on a four lane highway at 65 mph. There was no warning or previous sign of problems. The vehicle had not been driven under harsh conditions, and it was maintained appropriately. I was able to pull car into a dealership within less than 1 mile. I felt I had lost acceleration and power. It turns out that the spark plug blew through the aluminum cylinder head and I lost 2 cylinders on a V6 engine. I'm told that metal dropped into the cylinder scoring it deeply enough that it can't be repaired. There appears to be a wealth of documentation of this problem for Honda engines and Honda has denied any defect or responsibility. Fortunately, I was not in any accident or injured but this seems to be a safety problem, had I been on a major freeway, I'm not sure this would have worked out the same. The car will now have to be totaled a the repair costs cannot be justified ($6,000-7,500). Honda offered no good will in any way.

- Louisville, CO, USA

problem #23

Oct 102014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 106,500 miles
My 2007 Honda Odyssey touring van had a problem with the engine icon appearing on my dash. I called my dealer, for this problem wasn't resolved on the last service visit. They said to bring it in. I added 3/4 qt. Of oil due to the oil level, at last check fine, now indicated the level to be at its lowest point in the approved range for runability. Services performed, and when I picked it up, I noticed the engine icon still flashing on the dash. Went in to get a service advisor to view, and on a second re-start this had disappeared. Thinking all was now well (and was this possibly tied to a software update service?), took the vehicle about 35 miles home to a grocery store. When I had finished shopping, and started my van, there it was again, the engine icon, flashing away. The next day I reported this to my dealer, and they said bring it in. As the engine was visibly hot, I said I would try and hoped to make it there. Getting of the turnpike exit, my van engine quit and luckily I coasted in to a park 'N ride parking lot. I called my dealer to find out they had no wrecker but used a service. They told me to get it there so they could look at it. I cooled the engine with hood up on a cool rainy day, and re-started my van, and made it to the dealership. I was supplied with a loaner car, and they said they would check over my van on the next day. After everything, we were notified we had blown a head gasket, leading to failure of our engine. This in spite of maintaining all fluid levels properly! we would need a new engine, and no, the extended warranty we purchased does not cover this work. Very, very angry!!

- Biddeford, ME, USA

problem #22

Aug 252014


  • 79,438 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 79,438.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #21

Feb 272014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 97,000 miles
When accelerating from idle, at times, the engine is sluggish and doesn't seem to respond immediately. The engine revs slightly and then as it seems to engage, it jerks forward.

- Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

problem #20

Feb 072014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 96,777 miles
On December 18, 2013, my check engine light came on. I took the van to an express oil change company the same day for an oil change and asked them to read the codes. The codes were random multiple cylinder misfires and they advised me that I might need to have spark plugs changed at next oil change, but it should be fine to drive. The mileage on the van on that date was 94,482 miles. On February 7th, while driving to work, my check engine light began flashing and the van started to drive very sluggish. I called the mechanic I use for repairs and they advised me not to drive it other than to bring the van in. Upon reading the diagnostic codes, they stated that the spark plugs and coil packs needed to be changed. While attempting to remove the old spark plugs and coil packs, the coil pack and spark plug in cylinder 5 had completely melted and fused to the walls of the cylinder. My mechanic did some online research and spoke with a Honda technician and determined that the issue was due to a faulty vcm and that only replacing the head would not eliminate the problem. The Honda tech advised to replace the engine. These are the exact same symptoms as the class action law suit with 2008 Honda Odyssey engines.

- Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

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