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:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,361 miles

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2007 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Apr 012010


  • 40,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the brake pedal was depressed when the vehicle unexpectedly surged forward and crashed into a parked vehicle. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The dealer was unable to diagnose the failure. The contact submitted a letter to the manufacturer, but did not receive any response. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 40,000 and the current mileage was 56,000.

- Wauwatosa, WI, USA

problem #6

Nov 192011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 61,500 miles
I was in a long line of cars waiting to leave a parking lot after an event. At one point, after about 10 minutes in line, I briefly inched the car forward and then put my foot on the brake. With my foot firmly on the brake, the engine speed unexpectedly starting increasing quickly on its own. When the speed hit 5000 RPM and with my foot still firmly on the brake, I put the car in neutral to prevent it from possibly moving forward. Then I turned the engine off. The car behaved normally after it was restarted, and has behaved normally in the two weeks since then. Perhaps coincidentally, the battery failed two days later and was replaced. A Honda dealer inspected the vehicle and was unable to find anything wrong or reproduce the problem.

- Slingerlands, NY, USA

problem #5

Jul 212008


  • 26,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Odyssey. The contact was braking from 25 mph when the vehicle abnormally accelerated forward before stopping. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who informed the contact that the vehicle was down shifting from high gear to low gear when the failure occurred, which was normal. The vehicle was not repaired. One month later, the contact received notification of a manufacturer's recall and the updates were made to the computer software but to no avail. The failure persisted and the vehicle was not further repaired. The failure mileage was 26,000.

- Midlothian, VA, USA

problem #4

Aug 102010


  • 25,000 miles


Honda Odyssey 2007. Sudden unintended acceleration. While approaching at about 5mph to a stop sign with a stopped vehicle before me, I applied the brake but rather than stopping, the car lurched and the tachometer rose to >2000. I kept my foot down and applied more force on the brake and the car then came to full stop. This is very disconcerting. We bought this vehicle new and after ~ 15000 miles, the car vibrated excessively while traveling at 60-70 mph. Per repair shops, all four tires were "deformed" and cannot be repaired and needed to be replaced.

- Danville, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 202010


  • 30,000 miles
2007 Honda Odyssey decelerated on its own. While driving at about 30 mph the vehicle accelerated quickly and decelerated quickly on its own. The incident lasted about 3 seconds. It did not come to full stop. The recall for the brakes for this model was installed on 6/15/10 by the dealership. This incident occurred days later on 6/20/10. The very same issue happened 2 times before about 18 months ago. The car was taken to the dealership but no issue was found.

- Ambler, PA, USA

problem #2

Mar 052010


  • 35,825 miles
Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). I am the owner of a 2007 Honda Odyssey, [xxx] that has an eco(economy) mode feature that shuts off 3 cylinders electronically to save mileage. A few months ago, the car began to jerk around 40 mph or when the eco mode kicked in. I took the car to be serviced at the Honda dealership where I purchased the car. The dealership name is South motors Honda [xxx] the dealership said they could not find anything wrong with car. The problem continued to worsen over the next month so I brought the car back for servicing. This time the dealership said they updated the software that controls the eco mode. A few days after pickuping up my car from service, March 5, the problem is now much worse. The car not only jerks now, but is also unresponsive when the eco mode turns off and on. This unresponsiveness almost caused me to get into 2 accidents. The dealership again denied that there is a problem. The car only has ~37,000 miles and the dealership continues to deny that there is a defect with the car..if the problem continues to get worse, I am certain that is safety issue will result in a accident..any help would be greatly appreciated.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 202009


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Odyssey. While stopped at a red light she attempted to move out of the way to allow a police vehicle to pass, the engine began to idle roughly and the vehicle proceeded to accelerate. She then attempted to depress the brake pedal very hard before stopping the vehicle. On a separate occasion, while exiting the highway, she began depressing the brake to merge out of traffic at speeds of less than 15 mph, the vehicle began to accelerate at full speed. The contact continued to apply extreme pressure to the brakes and the vehicle proceeded over the median onto the grass. She was able to stop the vehicle and avoid a collision. The dealer reprogrammed the transmission sensor and advised the failure should not occur again. There were no further incidents thereafter. The failure and current mileages were under 30,000.

- Seattle, WA, USA

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