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:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,614 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 (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #9

Mar 062015


  • 15,000 miles


The Honda Odyssey has terrible brake shimmying, especially under a little more load/higher speeds or down hills. There are a large number of complaints about this exact problem and that the under-sized rotors warp extremely easily. Honda does not cover this under warranty and even the repair rep knew it was a known issue. Honda knows about the issue, it affects all recent years of the Odyssey yet nothing is done about it. I believe it's a safety issue.

- Laguna Hills, CA, USA

problem #8

Mar 152014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 901 miles
Rpms race while van is in idle an takes off with a jump in transmission. Clanking noise metal on metal in rear brakes, downshifts at lower speeds when trying to accelerate above 35 mph, slowing to make a turn and transmission jumps feels like being rear ended, parking brake doesn't engage at times, on flat when putting into park transmission clunks and vehicle has a definite movement like something falling out or on vehicle, looses power at 65 mph no matter how much the gas pedal is floored then suddenly jumps into high speed thrusting van forward, transmission jumps severely when parked on a graded slope and make metal clanking sound. Dealer says there are no issues and this is all normal. This is a direct safety issue for me and I am worried that something might happen causing an accident. At one point some adjustments to sensors were performed but did not correct issue. Brake issue discovered and attempt was made to correct twice. Told this is normal. Also a loud electronic computer sounding like an ancient reboot of an old computer is greatly noticeable when the problems act up. Told this is normal an no problems by the dealer. I feel I am being ignored and treated like a stupid person each time I call. Service manager actually stated that his hands are tied and took to next level of district service manager who stated this is normal. I beg to differ. The district service manager did not speak with me at all. What game is Honda playing. Safety issues and performance of vehicle are being ignored. Rearview camera is acting up as well as electric door locks and sliding doors are slow to respond while closing. Worried about safety while driving.

- North Royalton, OH, USA

problem #7

Jun 232014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • miles
Bought vehicle in March 2014, only a few months later I started having vibration in the steering wheel while braking. It continued to get worse and happened each time I would come to a stop. Dealer confirmed that rotors were warped. Now in a previous complaint, I wrote about my transmission problems. I don't know if the rotors were just defective or if they became warped due to being overheated with friction as a result of the transmission not functioning properly. I just want to make other owners aware of this problem. Once the dealer replaced the rotors, the vibration stopped.

- Forked River, NJ, USA

problem #6

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 #5

Aug 142014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 18,000 miles
Was driving at about 30mph and performed a panic stop as a delivery truck in front stopped and turned suddenly. Continued down the road after the delivery truck turned in driveway. Going down the next hill of the 30mph road, the brakes failed as the driver attempted to slow the vehicle to the posted speed. Driver stood on the brake pedal but brake pedal depressed only slightly and vehicle would not slow. Driver was able to maintain control of the vehicle and coast the vehicle to a stop on a long residential driveway. Just before vehicle came to a stop a grinding noise was heard. Grinding sound become higher pitched just before noise and vehicle stopped. After stopping, driver turned off the vehicle. After about 5 minutes, the driver restarted the vehicle and brake pedal travel and braking function returned. Vehicle was towed to dealership. Current information from dealer is that no cause has been found. Only explanation is that brakes were overheated due to the panic stop. Dealer still has vehicle and says they are still investigating.

- Fallston, MD, USA

problem #4

Jun 032014


  • 186 miles
TL * the contact owns a 2014 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated while driving and shifting gears the vehicle made a loud noise and began to jerk. The brakes also made a screeching sound when she made a turn. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure and current mileage were 186.

- Springfield, VA, USA

problem #3

May 032014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 61 miles


Driving home from dealership Saturday evening the brakes began to squeal in stop and go traffic. Front brakes started to squeal excessively loud when stopping, but the noise also continued when foot was removed from the brake and accelerating. When fully stopped could smell burnt brake pad. Took vehicle to nearest Honda dealer on Monday who examined the front breaks and found drivers side front brake caliper bracket installed incorrectly (misaligned) which also lead to the caliper being damaged. Service technician believed this to be an assembly defect. Dealer will replace parts and correct issue under manufacturers warranty.

- Sugar Land, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 212014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 6,000 miles
Turning left after stopping at a red light. Feel the car is slipping and smell gasoline, when stepping on the brakes try to stop, but the brakes did not work and the car did not stop. Stepped on the brakes very hard (all the way through), the car bumped several times and finally stopped, almost hitting the car in front. Turned off engine and restarted, the brakes function normal.

- Boyds, MD, USA

problem #1

Nov 092013

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 300 miles
As I was trying to stop at a red light and my legs only on the brakes, the car started accelerating and had to press the brakes so hard with my entire body weight on it to make it stop - had I left a fraction loose the car would have just taken off... so scary and not safe at all... the weird thing is that it didn't happen for the next 50+ miles I drove... but this incident makes sure that this vehicle is totally unsafe for any one to drive. I'd like to lodge this complaint on this vehicle and that the vehicle taken away for R&D to resolve.. Honda dealer is claiming that there is no issue and that I may have pressed the gas along with the brakes and was talking about the Toyota Camry issue aimlessly and had asked me to have a test drive and trying to talk me out of this...

- Flanders, NJ, USA

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