Notes: The 2014 and 2015 Honda Odyssey shows an early trend of transmission problems with clunking/jerking when shifting gears.

Most of these Odyssey transmissions are still under warranty, but so far Toyota generally hasn't been able to diagnose or fix the clunking problem — that's the reason for our low rating. Some owners have reported it was a stuck solenoid, & in a few cases Honda has replaced the entire transmission.

As more of these Odysseys start exceeding the 60,000-mile powertrain warranty limit, buyer beware.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,224 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.

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2014 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #7

Dec 022015


  • 50,000 miles


Paint on front roof near the sunroof is peeling off. Will Honda take care of this.

- Lake Forest, CA, USA

problem #6

Apr 012014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • miles
Bought vehicle in March 2014. We have had numerous problems with our power sliding doors. At times they won't open all the way, sometimes wont close all the way. Sometimes they won't respond at all whether you try to open or close them. Sometimes they do not unlock and it takes multiple times of trying before they finally will. I have pictures proving these malfunctions. The dealer says they can't find anything wrong. I also have problems with the back hatch malfunctioning. It hops/jerks and makes grinding noises. Sometimes it hops/jerks so much that it actually shakes the whole vehicle. Also sometimes the power button does not always work when trying to open it. Mechanic was able to duplicate problem, but the service director insists that it is normal. Initially they did not want to fix it, , but after being persistent with them about this issue, they replaced the rubber gasket around the door to see if that would fix the problem. To date it has not fixed the problem, it has actually gotten worse. I also had a problem with the driverside sliding door making a loud screeching sound when I unlocked it from inside the vehicle. The mechanic took the door apart and greased it and so far this has helped. I also have problems with the doors not responding to the key fob. Sometimes it takes multiple attempts to get it to respond properly. There also seems to be alot of wind noise and you can feel the drafts. The driver window also vibrates while going up/down. I don't know if my vehicle is a lemon or not, but it sure does have a lot of problems with the transmission, electrical, the doors. Etc. I have filed several complaints that describes them all. I originally had a 2010 Odyssey and it had less problems than this one.

- Forked River, NJ, USA

problem #5

Nov 042014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 8,500 miles
Car sustained $8700 worth of damage to nose of car. Airbag failed to deploy. Wife sustained fractured rib.

- St Augustine, FL, USA

problem #4

Sep 162014


  • 200 miles


We bought Odyssey couple of months back in austin. Currently we are experiencing 3 major issues. 1. excessive wind noise even with lower speed 30 or higher speed 60.. impact: Headache inside the car. Unable to enjoy with family inside the car. 2.brakes are weak I feels like we need to stand on the brakes to apply them 3. from a stop sign if we hit the gas feels like a jerky..

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #3

Aug 072014


  • 3,600 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that while driving the passenger's side of the vehicle was very hot to the touch. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnostic testing who stated the heater line is not isolated. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 3600.

- Los Vegas, NV, USA

problem #2

Jul 222014


  • 100 miles
2014 Odyssey has been changed to include a progressive driver side mirror from the normal flat glass mirror. The glass in the mirror is designed in such a way that objects appear blurred and distorted causing difficulty focusing while looking thru mirror. Took car to dealer, they confirmed issue and stated many customers complain about same thing. Contacted american Honda at dealers recommendation. American Honda contacted dealer and confined. At this time american Honda is stating it is a "design feature" of the vehicle. Not sure how distortion and blurred vision with a safety device is a "feature". asked american Honda to document their position, they refused to send me any documentation stating the information collected is proprietary. Did search of progressive mirror and there are hundreds of complaints.

- Grafton, MA, USA

problem #1

May 232014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,165 miles
In March of this year, began new lease for 3rd Honda Odyssey after having two previous and loving them. On May 23rd, my van had no sound of left (driver's) side upon starting my vehicle. Problem resolved itself and has not recurred. Two days later, however, turn signals began malfunctioning with continuous blinking after being turned off. Van was looked at dealership to no avail, as problems did not reoccur for them. On vacation, I was stranded with a broken fuel door and driver's side passenger door that was temp fixed by dealership there. On way home from vacation, cruise control intermittently did not respond correctly when in use in both the set and resume functions. Upon returning home, dealership fixed fuel and passenger doors, had van for a week to address issues that are more electrical/computer-related in nature, but could not replicate, nor isolate problems. Van returned to me with bluetooth connectivity issues. Turn signals and cruise control continue to malfunction, and driver's side passenger sliding door occasionally will not open all the way.

- Muscatine, IA, USA

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