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:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,570 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.

2007 Honda Odyssey miscellaneous problems

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2007 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #15

Jul 032016


  • 175,500 miles


On several occassions I'm having to put my vehicle in drive and start moving before my side doors which are automatic on my 07 Honda Odyssey ex to close. They haven't been closing properly for the last few months and I have children at times in my vehicle which is very unsafe.

- Altoona, PA, USA

problem #14

Sep 012016


  • 100,000 miles
My tailgate is powered. It opens up and than it closes on its own. It almost injured my wife. It looks like Honda has recall for 2008 and 2009 Odyssey but it is the same problem on 2007 Odyssey touring.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #13

Feb 052016


  • 180,000 miles
I was involved in a three car accident. I was the third car, we were leaving from a traffic light on highway Maryland 301 that just turned green. According to the driver of the second car, driver of car one slammed on her brakes after taking off. I than ran into car number two. I sustained front end damage and my air bags did not deploy.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #12

Aug 122015


  • 55,000 miles


The power windows are not rolling down on the passenger side and the back windows. Only the driver side windows are getting rolled down. We live in Florida and during the day time, it is very hot and needs to roll down the windows to escape from the extreme heat. But because of this problem, it is very difficult. It is becoming difficult with the kids. I see similar issue happening with most of the Honda Odyssey owners.

- Apopka, FL, USA

problem #11

Jul 282015


  • 106,000 miles
I have owned my vehicle for 4 years now and since it was first purchased it has been hand washed and detailed. I have now encounter my paint peeling in places where there has been no damage to the vehicle and rust in places where there has been damage as well. In researching this model year vehicle I have found that this is the number one complaint for this car. I am wondering why there has been no recalls for this. I spoke with Honda but they informed me that because my vehicle wasn't the color they recalled previously they could nothing about it. I don't believe that and I and my parents have been loyal Honda customers for 15 years yet there are not willing to do anything for me. I would like this resolved and be able to have my paint repaired before I have more problems down the road.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #10

Mar 252015


  • 105,000 miles
Both side doors stopped functioning. They would not close. After 30-40 minutes I forced them closed. Honda told me this was a common problem as the rollers were cracked on both doors. I feel this is a safety issue since my children were in the back seats.

- Poolesville , MD, USA

problem #9

Jun 102015


  • 147,000 miles


2007 Honda Odyssey touring van parked in grocery store parking lot. Used key fab to automatically open tailgate. While loading groceries into the back of the van, the tailgate suddenly, and without warning, dropped hitting the person loading groceries in the back of the head, resulting in a mild concussion. The tailgate no longer stays open when opened manually, and automatically shuts again when opened automatically. This strut failure is similar to the issues on the 2008-2009 Odyssey that were recalled.

- Lynchburg , VA, USA

problem #8

Jul 022014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 128,000 miles
Hi we purchased this van a few months back as a used car and im really scared since it has few recalls on this car I have 3 kids im not going to risk any type of incident with the recalls this car has I was wondering if I can get support to exchange this car.

- Santa Ana, CA, USA

problem #7

Jan 052013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 99,000 miles
The car is a 2007 Honda Odyssey. The rear tailgate struts failed to hold the tailgate open and hit my wife's back.this issue happened on Jan. 2013.

- Wake Forest, NC, USA

problem #6

Sep 212011


  • 31,500 miles
Excessive shuddering / jarring with 2007 Honda Odyssey touring model. Problem was recognized when initially purchases used from luther Honda in hopkins, mn. They said it was an engine mount issue and replaced one of the engine mounts. Problem still exists with shuddering/jarring occurring when the eco system kicks in and out.

- Monticello, MN, USA

problem #5

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 #4

Jun 242011


  • 65,000 miles
Component failure: A/C condenser, due to small object hitting it. A/C no longer works and dealer wants $1,000 to repair. This is a problem that Honda has known about since 2004 at least, I.e., the A/C condenser is susceptible to damage from small road objects (stones mostly). Honda refuses to acknowledge their fault, claiming damage is "accidental". my position is that this is a design flaw that Honda was aware of and could have easily prevented. In 2008 model year, Honda covered the condenser with a shield to prevent further problems. My dealer is offering to add this shield for $70 (in addition to the $1,000 repair bill) to prevent further occurences. This may not be a safety problem but it surely smacks of a consumer rip-off. Honda poorly designed the shielding for the condenser, knew about the problem for years (just google the issue), and then allowed its dealers to charge $1,000 for the problem they created. Obviously, the delaers are happy with this common problem. Extended warranty does not cover this repair either. Honda claims the damage is like a stone hitting the windshield. However, the purpose of the windshield is to prevent a stone from hitting the car's occupants; no one would argue Honda is responsible for the windshield doing the job it was intended to do by preventing a stone from hitting the occupants. With regard to the condenser, Honda could easily have prevented the problem by placing a shield over the affected part(s). It chose not to with the full understanding this common problem would cost its customers hundreds of thousand (if not millions) of dollars to repair.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

problem #3

Oct 302009


  • 55,000 miles
My 2007 Honda Odyssey has a problem with "memory steer". when you make a turn to the left them the car has a problem with pulling to the left. When you make a turn to the right then the car has a problem with pulling to the right. This condition seems to be worse to the left. This is a major problem. The vehicle will change lanes into oncoming traffic or head toward the ditch very quickly. This condition caused driver fatigue in that you have to constantly grip the steering wheel tightly fighting against the pull of the car causing you wrist and hand to hurt on longer drives (over 30 to 60 minutes).

- Berrien Center, MI, USA

problem #2

Apr 152007


  • 50 miles
Spongy brake pedel since car was new, and squeeky noise when applying brakes while turning, usually when car is cold. This started in Oct. 2009.

- Casa Grande, AZ, USA

problem #1

May 142008


  • 10,500 miles
I was driving my 2007 Honda Odyssey. As I was coming to a stop, I became involved in an accident. Over the recent weeks I thought it was taking longer to stop my van, but had my van in for service the week before. I was assure that everything was fine and all fluid levels were correct. ***note: On my first service visit the service adviser told me that I should not be concerned about brake fluid levels that the van would notify me when it was time to replace the breaks and that the van was designed to do so. The police were called to the scene of the accident. I could not explain the accident and the officer coaxed me in to saying that I had been distracted. I was in shock. My son was in the car with me and I could not think much of anything else other than whether he was safe. I believe I had come to a complete stop then hit the vehicle in front of me. My airbags did not deploy. Ever since the accident I have continued to notice that I must press the brake pedal all the way to the floor at times to stop the van and other times I don't in normal driving circumstances. All along I had believed the dealership that everything was fine with my vehicle. Now I have damages to pay and a ticket I am facing as a result of what I believe to be break failure. I will be making a follow-up report with my local police department, faxing a copy other similar break failure complaints to my insurance company, contacting Honda and hopefully will be able to get some answers on the problem with my van.

- Bentonville, AR, USA

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