really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,231 miles

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2010 Honda Odyssey drivetrain problems

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2010 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #8

Aug 042016


  • 46,000 miles


2010 Honda Odyssey was brought to dealer for recall service, 14-032 fuel pump module leak, after notification in August 2015. Upon completion, the service report indicated that a PCM software update was also applied for lock-up clutch function per recall 09-053 Odyssey lc judder. While we had experienced transmission judder and vibration when the vehicle was accelerating between 25 to 35 mph, we were not aware of any notification or recall at all. Around July 2016, the transmission judder and hesitation, combined with some sudden acceleration came back and we scheduled to bring the vehicle to the same dealer for inspection in early August 2016. The service advisor said that the vehicle was now out of warranty and a minimum hourly labor charge of $115 would apply for diagnosing the problem. At the end, the service report indicated that fluid level was good, transmission judder was confirmed to occur between 20 - 40 mph on road test, and the torque convertor should be replaced at an estimated cost of $1,900 to fix the problem. We called Honda customer service about it and received no assistance. The torque convertor on this vehicle is apparently a defect and Honda offered only a temporary quick fix while the transmission was still under warranty. Our Odyssey has only 46,500 miles on it, but the warranty period has passed. Please help and investigate.

- Mansfield Center, CT, USA

problem #7

Dec 192015


  • 69,600 miles
Occasionally as I come to a stop (apply the breaks, the engine would surge up to 5,000 RPM), the vehicle would lurch forward until the I applied additional pressure to the breaks. The engine would shift down to the idle configuration.. I have had this problem since I bought the car in 2011 for maintenance they were unable to replicate the problem. They said that without the replication they cannot fix it. This problem caused 2 minor accidents and I am afraid that something more serious may occur.

- Redlands, CA, USA

problem #6

Oct 012014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Automatic developed a hitch at about 40 mph. Jarred vehicle. Honda diagnosed a defective transmission, specifically the torque converter. Transmission was replaced. I see a service bulletin for vehicles 2009 and before in your data base that says this is initiated by a software problem. Since the 2010 is the same as the 2009, this is likely a similar issue.

- Orchard Park, NY, USA

problem #5

Jul 092012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that while driving approximately 70 mph with the cruise control activated, the vehicle lost acceleration as the engine warning light illuminated. The failure occurred on two occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing, who stated that the third cylinder had misfired. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000. Updated 09/05/14 updated 12/4/2014

- Hales Corners , WI, USA

problem #4

Nov 012013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Van has a significant shake (or "judder", shudder, vibration, or shimmy) when accelerating between 50 and 75 mph. Entire vehicle shakes, similar to one or more tires being out of balance but much worse. Judder goes away completely and instantly when I take my foot off the accelerator. During this period I had three all-wheel alignments and several tire balancings, but nothing work. It was only recently when I noticed it only occurred while accelerating and so it wasn't a tire or alignment problem.

- Texarkana, TX, USA

problem #3

Aug 052013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 38,150 miles
Was driving at highway speed when engine encountered a severe rough idles and lost power. Check engine light started flashing and vehicle stability & traction control failure lights also illuminated. Honda dealer proximate to incident diagnosed as fouled spark plug related to cylinder deactivation system in car. Internet research indicates that this is a known and common occurrence with Honda cars having a V6 engine with cylinder deactivation.

- Wauwatosa, WI, USA

problem #2

Feb 102013


  • 35,000 miles
Our 2010 honday Odyssey has rolled backward while the transmission was in "park" twice. The first time we thought it was a fluke as it rolled 'only' about 18 inches. The second time the van was again in "park", and the keys were out of the ignition, a few hours later a neighbor came to inform us that the van had rolled into the street/alley which is approximately 7 feet from the original parking spot. The van is parked in an almost flat location, the "incline" of the driveway is standard rain run-off grade so less than 2% approximately.

- Highland Park, IL, USA

problem #1

Dec 302011

Odyssey 6-cyl Diesel

  • 21,100 miles
When approaching a 4 way intersection. I was decelerating when the engine/transmission/brakes seemed to lock causing the vehicle to come to a very abrupt stop. Since this time the vehicle has exhibited an issue (3 times) under acceleration where the engine will rev and slam into the next gear. We also are having an issue with vibration when driving the vehicle. It is most significant between 50-60 mph.

- Tabernacle, NJ, USA

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