really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,940 miles

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2010 Honda Odyssey engine problems

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2010 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 122010


  • 1,700 miles


Engine failure at 1700 miles. Front and rear camshafts seized, causing vehicle to be disabled. Fortunately I was on a secondary road with little traffic and just able to get off highway. Replaced cylinder head assemblies, sprockets, belts, gaskets, etc. Old parts retained by dealer. We called Honda America customer service 1-800-999-1009 and spoke to a gentleman named david, who was not helpful and would not transfer us to anyone with any authority. The dealer told us Honda America was aware of the problem and it has happened to other 3.5 L engines. Fortunately no one apparently has been disabled in heavy traffic and killed by loss of control.

- Franklin, PA, USA

problem #2

Mar 192010


  • 1,120 miles
In cold weather, with 1100 mi. On vehicle, drove 10 miles and came to a stop. Vehicle revved at 1500 rpms while in drive with foot on brake, put in to neutral and it revved to 5000-6000 rpms with foot on brake. Turned off and on, vehicle continued to rev at 5000-6000 rpms with foot on brake. Turned off and on again, vehicle back to normal. Problem has not happened again. Brought to dealer, dealer did basic testing, could not find any problems. "check engine" light did not come on, but dealer checked for stored codes, nothing found. Dealer could not replicate the problem, said vehicle is safe to drive. Dealer suggested foot was on gas pedal, or floor mat was on gas pedal. However, foot was on brake, and floor mat was secured to floor. We experienced the same issue multiple times with a 2001 Odyssey, thought problem would have been fixed with this new model. Dealer couldn't replicate the issue with the 2001 Odyssey either. The consequence is a safety issue, as vehicle could hit something in front of it if brake is not applied firmly when trying to come to a stop.

- Hillsborough, NJ, USA

problem #1

Nov 242009


  • 3,000 miles
We have a 2010 Honda Odyssey. I was looking ahead in traffic and notice the car in front of me had slam their brakes. I thought I had enough distances to stop, but my brakes locked up and I couldn't maneuver the steering wheel. I felt like I kept sliding instead of just stopping. The road conditions were dry and at dusk time during the day. The lady from the car that I barely hit, got out of her car and asked me how new was my vehicle. I told her that we had just got it. She said when I looked back to see you, you had enough room to stop but it looked like you kept sliding. She thought I should go and get my brakes checked. So I did at the same Honda dealership and they said my brakes were find. I don't think that my brakes are fine. I had a 2004 Odyssey and I felt safer with those brakes than I do with this brand new vehicle. One other thing about my vehicle since I am on here. We had taken a long trip just after we had bought the vehicle. A warning light came own. My husband looked in the manual it was in relation to emissions. It was the malfunction indicator lamp. We had called the dealership and they told us 2 things. Take it in to get it looked at the nearest Honda dealership and are we tightening our gas tank cap. So we took it to a dealership. They told us nothing was wrong. During our whole trip back we made sure our gas tank cap was tighten. To this vary day they say nothing is wrong, but the light comes and goes. They can't tell us what is wrong with it that there is nothing wrong. So I am on here concern about my family and I safety.

- Midlothian, VA, USA

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