definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,006 miles

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2010 Honda Odyssey electrical problems

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2010 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #13

Apr 032010


  • 81,500 miles


Driver's door unlocks spontaneously when making slow right hand turns while car is in motion at low speeds. It then re locks, only to spontaneously unlock again.

- Lakewood, OH, USA

problem #12

Mar 252013


  • 48,534 miles
Right rear tail lamp unit was collecting water inside the housing. Dealer advised to have this replaced as it was a potential fire hazard if there was a short circuit. In July 2015, left rear tail lamp starting collecting water as well.

- Clarksville, Md, MD, USA

problem #11

Oct 152014


  • 44,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator illuminated and the fuel gauge became inoperable. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 44,000.

- Waverly, AL, USA

problem #10

Jun 152013


  • miles


Rear taillights on left and right sides fill with water after rain fall. Accumulating water has lead to water flow into interior transferring caustic substances into passenger area that have burned interior carpet in rear compartment fortunately chemical burning was discovered and neutralized before major fire ensued. Dealership stated not a known issue, not covered under warranty. State inspection site will not pass vehicle safety inspection because of electrical fire danger.

- Haverhill, MA, USA

problem #9

Jan 032014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
I got into the car with my children on Jan 3rd at about 11:30 am. As we were approaching the highway on-ramp, the car suddenly stopped (brake) for absolutely no reason while I had my foot on the gas! I made a U-turn to get away from the on-ramp and go home. The car was not driving right. The car slowed/stopped 2 more times. I was on my street, when the "brakes went out". I coasted into my driveway. Smoke began billowing out of front wheel wells. When I was turning off the ignition, the vsa light came on. I didn't know if the car was on fire, so I rushed my kids out of the car and called 911. The fire department arrived while the car was still smoking, hot, and smelling. I had car towed. The dealership called and was going to get Honda involved. They could not see any problems and couldn't duplicate the event. My service advisor said that the car was "drivable", but didn't feel comfortable letting me take it. I said that I didn't feel comfortable taking it because I can?T trust its safety. January 5- I have been doing a lot of research about a very recent recall on this exact problem. There is a problem with a yaw sensor telling the vsa system to engage while the car is accelerating without the brake lights turning on. Now it all makes sense! the only problem is that my car is not named in this recall. Only 2007-2008 Honda Odyssey owners were notified. I have a 2010. According to the documents, Honda does not have the parts to fix the problem, but will explain to owners what to do in case this sudden stopping occurs. I am dumbfounded! there is not a chance that my children and I will get into that car with "instructions" in the event this happens again. It seems that the problem is not contained to 2007-2008 models. It is quite obvious that Honda needs to expand its initial recall. I think they should be warned about this potentially deadly problem.

- Chatsworth, CA, USA

problem #8

Nov 012012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Letter from senator nelson on behalf on constituent, an active duty military member stationed in germany who is having problems with his 2010 Honda Odyssey (dot/I# S2012 282). The consumer stated the vehicle has an unidentified electrical and/or computer problem that triggers the anti-theft system every time he opens the doors, which cause all the power buttons inside the vehicle not to function.

- Apo, AE, USA

problem #7

Aug 302012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 27,300 miles


In the end of August the power windows stopped working in our Odyssey. When I dropped the car off at the dealer to fix the windows, the alarm system did not recognize the keys and went off every time the dealer tried to open the door. I brought in my wife's set of keys to see if that would resolve the issue but it did not. The car no longer recognizes either key or key fob and triggers the alarm whenever I unlock and open the doors. Additionally, the unlock button on the key fob somehow caused my windows to go down so they are stuck down and no buttons, door locks, windows, power sliding doors, or rear tailgate lift work. Honda does not know what the problem is and has been resistant to help fix the ca despite it still being under warranty.

- Apo, AE, USA

problem #6

Apr 292011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 25,500 miles
I bought this car from courtesy palm habor Honda in 2010. At 25000 miles this car died out completely on me. Not a single thing working including lights on dashboard. Car was towed to nalley Honda, brunswick ga and while it was fixed I was infm that the car had bad fuse. The same was reported to american Honda prior to towing. American Honda has not taken this matter seriously saying if this happens again please call us back again. What if this happens while I am on road with my family. Prior to this car I had another 2010 Honda Odyssey which had same issues and with pressure I had to ask courtesy palm habor Honda to replace me with new one which they did. This is something serious which american Honda didn't believe to address and just walked away. Previous VIN I had was [xxx]. who is going to be responsible if the same thing happens after the mfg warranty is over from american Honda. I have addressed the issue to the dealer I bought from but they too have responded well to the issue and left me saying nalley Honda will take care of the issues. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Kingsland, GA, USA

problem #5

Jun 292011


  • 11,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated while driving 20 mph the ABS lamp and the SRS lamp illuminated then all of the gauges on the instrument panel stopped working. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who diagnosed that there was a problem with the computer communication system and the instrument panel needed to be replaced. The remedy failed to repaired the problem. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered to file a complaint. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 11,000 and the current mileage was unknown.

- Beach Park , IL, USA

problem #4

Nov 232010


  • 5,120 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Honda Odyssey. Upon parking the vehicle he was unable to unlock any of the doors. The anti theft system began to sound after repeated attempts to exit the vehicle. The incident was reported to the police who informed him to move the key back and forth inside of the ignition which allowed the doors to unlock and the contact to exit the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who was unable to diagnose the failure and the computer system was reset. The failure and current mileages were 5,120. Updated 01/14/11

- East Amherst, NY, USA

problem #3

Jun 152010


  • miles


2010 Honda Odyssey. Consumer states several problems with vehicle the consumer stated the vehicle would stall while driving. The vsa light, drive light, emergency brake light would all flash or stay on consistently while driving. The vehicle made a grinding noise and the engine revved high.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 062010


  • 380 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the backup sensor failed and the volume was not loud enough for him to hear when the vehicle was in reverse. Everything in the vehicle was turned off whenever he drove approximately 5 mph in reverse. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they informed him that they were unable to turn up the volume because of the design on the sensor. The Honda manufacturer was called and they would not let him speak with the engineer in regards to the volume and the design. The contact stated that he wanted the dealer to increase the volume when the vehicle was in reverse. There was no maintenance performed on the vehicle prior to the failure. The failure mileage was 380.

- Blue Springs, MO, USA

problem #1

Jan 162010


  • 750 miles
I have just bought a 2010 Honda Odyssey on October 16, 2009. On January 16, 2010, I was driving in New York city traffic stopped at a light behind several cars. Suddenly the car's engine started to race and lurched forward even with my foot on the brake. For several seconds the car kept lurching forward as I tried to step down on the brake even harder. As suddenly the unintended acceleration stopped. I came within inches of crashing into the car in front of me. I have four passengers in the car who witnessed this event at the time.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

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