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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,369 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.

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2007 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #16

Apr 012015

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


We own an Odyssey and CRV. Both of them have a problem with the heat shield rusting and making noises when accelerating. The only way to replace it is to replace the catalytic converter, which is very expensive. In researching this online it looks like many other Honda owners with all different makes and models have experienced this problem. Has this been investigated? the other option is to remove this heat shield but it sounds like this could cause a fire if you park on grass or it could damage the other car parts in close proximity to the converter..

- Bartlett, IL, USA

problem #15

Feb 222014


  • 113,903 miles
1) mileage: 73,649. 10/26/11. Honda replaced P/S as it was leaking. 2)10/10/13: Replaced P/S pressure hose as it was leaking.3) mileage: 113,903. 2/22/14. Another leak with the P/S. was advised that it could be something as simple as a seal or it could be the P/S itself. Will find out after driving the car around. Doesn't make sense that the P/S pump should fail again after 40,254 miles. Was told that Honda will probably not cover the cost after that many miles. Not happy as I have had several issues with the van. Front wheel bearings were replaced at 34,000+ miles. P/S rack & pinion was found leaking at 34,094 miles. Left passenger door failed auto open. Honda fixed that and now that warranty is over, it's starting to happen again.

- San Marcos, CA, USA

problem #14

May 092010

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
While driving in heavy raining conditions or flow of water pool, on roadway or hwy, vehicle wants to shut off displaying no charging, like I have no power for a few seconds. Twice this occurred on hwy speed 70+ or 25-30 +, on roadway with heavy rain and flow of water pool splash during turn vehicle shut off and power up within approximately 3-5 seconds. I was able to move over to the off road medium and regain engine power. This has happen numerous times in the course of 2 yrs. Bringing vehicle to Honda dealership which they cant repeat complaint even with hosing engine belt with water, though the tech stated many customers have reported this during raining conditions. Note no power steering due to this event. Ret nypd

- Port St Lucie, FL, USA

problem #13

Jul 042011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 86,000 miles


Dera sir: We bought this vehicle (Honda Odyssey, 2007) in May 2007 in Michigan. Since last 18 months, we have been experiencing serious issues with this vehicle. One issue was power steering (not able to maneuvering), I went to Honda. They changed the power steering unit twice in the last 12 months (I purchased extenede warranty, otherwise it would have been an expensive thing for me). Again, I had same issue this week, then I went to Honda. They mentioned "right side inner and outer tie rods loose and were completely worn out". they did mentiioned to me that it is dangaerous to drive this vehicle. They kept my vehicle overnight and installed a new part. I believe there is serious flaws in the design of this particle year model. Today I am experienceing different problem, shaking engine at 40 mph. They did update the software but still there is problem in this vehicle. I apreciate if nha would take a look into this matter. I almost spent more than $10000 on this vehicle and I realized I bought a piece of junk from Honda which I thought was a reliable maker. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Parsippany, NJ, USA

problem #12

Jul 132011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 55,550 miles
Engine warning light began blinking. Minivan could not accelerate above 55 mph., and it shook and sputtered as speed increased. Seemed necessary to let of the accelerator to allow the engine to shift and increase speed. Knocking sound coming from the engine area. Told by Honda dealer that spark plug had been removed by someone causing damage to threading in coil/cylinder head. Highly unlikely that anyone accessed engine or spark plugs in this timeframe. Service tech is machining new threads into coil/cylinder head. This is a very costly repair.

- Avon, OH, USA

problem #11

Apr 212011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 26,000 miles
While traveling on the highway, a rock hit my A/C condenser. A replacement condenser costs $700-1,000. Please ask Honda to invent some sort of condenser guard to protect it from road debris. My father had same problem with his 2006 Honda Odyssey.

- Livermore, CA, USA

problem #10

Feb 022011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 23,249 miles


Air conditioning unit stopped working.vehicle was taken in for a service was told that a rock went through a condenser which is placed unprotected under the radiator. Poor design placement will not be covered by manufactures warranty.

- Dublin, CA, USA

problem #9

Oct 292010


  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that there was a knocking noise from the engine area. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer but the failure could not be diagnosed. The vehicle had previously been involved in a crash which the technician stated could have been the cause of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 42,000.

- Brooklyn , NY, USA

problem #8

Jul 042010


  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Odyssey. The contact was driving 10 mph in rainy weather when the vehicle stalled. The entire instrument panel illuminated when the failure occurred. The contact stated the failure would only occur in rainy weather. The dealer advised that the vehicle would need to be diagnosed before making any repairs. The manufacturer advised the contact that the vehicle was outside of warranty and would not provide any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 48,000 and the current mileage was 48,007.

- Punta Gorda, FL, USA

problem #7

Sep 012009


  • 60,000 miles
We have a 2007 hondy Odyssey.. we have noticed that the motor mounts have failed on the car. During acceleration, the car vibrates and shakes. We took it to a mechanic and was told the motor mounts failed. In fact we were told this is common with the Honda Odyssey.

- Loganville, GA, USA

problem #6

Apr 022010


  • 69,000 miles


Failure of front A/C condenser by a supposed "rock" impact resulting in loss of refrigerant and A/C service. I contend this is related to design defect of the front bumpers and lack of grill in large opening. Honda provided no compensation and extended warranty refused by stating "dealer stated rock impact is considered a collision under warranty" a google search reveals this is a wide spread problem with many models of Honda, not just Odyssey.

- Olathe, KS, USA

problem #5

Aug 282009


  • 41,200 miles
Bought a Honda Odyssey 07. At 2722 nostrand ave, brooklyn. NY. 11210. Engine pinging, transmission is intermittent judder, dealer said uses 93 octane gas for pinging, judder can't find, there are big thing about Honda engine pinging and transmission jerking, but they denied to fix show on www. or I had been back and forth to the dealer for the last two month, and problem still didn't get fix...I spend all my money on a piece of junk....and they ignore the problems.....

- Brooklyn, Ny . 11226, NY, USA

problem #4

Oct 122009


  • miles
Honda Odyssey 2007 defective oil drain plug Honda's drain plug is defective in that it generates permanent leakage upon its removal in the event of an oil change. Honda is acknowledging this defective condition of the drain plug, and is requiring the consumer to bear the burden of its defective product by requiring the recurring purchase of these replacement drain plugs each time the oil is changed. Again, this leaves the burden of the defective part on the consumer, in addition to enabling large amounts of oil to leak onto the environment, as well as endangering the life of one's vehicle if these drain plugs are not replaced upon each oil change. The consumer should not have to bear this burden. Honda should manufacture a safe non-defective product. Also, the consumer had to figure out why the vehicle was leaking when Honda knew all along and did not notify the consumer.

- Port Allen, LA, USA

problem #3

Jun 152009


  • 28,000 miles
Front grille of Honda Odyssey- and many other models allows for road debris to damage condenser coils in engine. Not covered under warranty due to being a road hazard- but simply looking at design will be obvious this is a design flaw. Severe misjudgment has occurred with this design- and Honda is refusing to cover this under any warranty- dealer agrees, mechanic agrees- worst design ever.

- Dover, OH, USA

problem #2

Sep 072008


  • 18,000 miles
While driving my 2007 Honda Odyssey with less than one year of service, I began to notice steam coming from the engine area. I was in the process of driving to an appointment when I noticed it. The next day, my vehicle no longer had A/C. after taking it to the dealership, I was informed that a small pebble had broken one of the fins on the ac condenser. It would cost $850 to fix it. There was no unusual wear and tear nothing that I could have done to prevent this. What's more, once I replace this, there is no guarantee that another pebble won't fly into the grille again based on it's location. This is not covered by the manufacturer or an extended warranty. The consumer loses big here. We've had to drive and save for 6 months to get this replaced.

- Fairburn, GA, USA

problem #1

May 122008


  • 13,000 miles
2007 Odyssey with 13,000 miles, the ac suddenly quit working. Took it to the Honda dealer and was informed that the condenser was hit by the road debris and caused the leakage. I was charged $790 to install a new condenser.

- Keller, TX, USA

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