Notes: Aside from peeling paint, the 2008 Honda Odyssey is a pretty reliable, generally trouble-free minivan.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,400 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Honda Odyssey brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 182008


  • 12,000 miles


I have a Honda Odyssey 2008 and a major brake problem; the brakes have become so soft it would only stop if the pedal is pushed all the way to floor, which make it difficult to stop in case of emergency. I took the car to dealership numerous times and reported the issue but they have not fixed the problem yet. I have three toddlers and my wife drives the car. This is most hazardous situation I am facing and Honda negligence can cause us severe consequences.

- Elgin, IL, USA

problem #2

Oct 202009


  • 19,000 miles
Brakes are too soft. Had accident twice already because brakes dont react like they are suppose to. You have to push the brake down really hard. With that also said transmission has been a problem since day 1. you hear a loud noise when you change gears. Went to the Honda dealer and they said its normal. I dont think this should be making loud grunting noise.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 052009


  • 200 miles
We bought the 2008 Honda Odyssey new and immediately noticed a metallic scraping sound when decelerating with foot on the brake pedal. It is more pronounced in the rear seat. We had the Honda service shop check it, and they told us that it was normal. Also, when braking, there is quite a bit of travel to the brake pedal, and a spongy feel to the pedal, making the driver feel that the vehicle is not going to stop in time. Again the Honda service people said that was normal..I feel that it takes excess pressure to apply the brakes. I'd like to know if this complaint has been reported before.

- South Daytona, FL, USA

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