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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,797 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.

2014 Honda Odyssey miscellaneous problems

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2014 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 302016


  • 38,783 miles


Exploding sun roof. Vehicle was in motion on expressway traveling East. Loud explosion heard over vehicle. After pulling over an inspection revealed that sunroof had shattered, but due to interior cover closed no glass fell inside. Vehicle was taken into a repair shop after reporting incident to insurance company. Repair shop technician advised that he had recently encountered same situation on a 2015 Honda Odyssey van with a damaged sun roof which appeared to have just popped off. Have contacted Honda dealership to see if there has been a recall on this issue and am awaiting a response if covered under warranty.

- Harlingen, TX, USA

problem #5

Dec 312015


  • 16,000 miles
I went to get something out of my mom's minivan using the door behind the driver's seat. The door when funtioning normally is supposed to open fully when the handle is pulled upon. Instead the when door was halfway open, it started to close. The door then to hit and crush my arm. Thankfully I was not injured. The car was parked on our concrete driveway and was turned off.

- Canfield, OH, USA

problem #4

Dec 152015


  • 14,000 miles
The rearview camera of my Honda Odyssey 2014 etouring minivan blacks out intermittently when I am parallel parking, which involves shifting gears quickly in and out of reverse and drive. Once the screen blacks out, it says black unless I restart the engine and it gets stressful when you are in the middle of parallel parking on a busy street with cars waiting behind you and you can't see the rear of the car. I purchased a car with a rearview camera specifically on purpose due to my young children in additional to living on a street with a K-1st grade school where there is a lot of traffic with young kids. This is my second vehicle with the exact same problem and both cars demonstrated the rearview camera blackout on numerous occasions. The Honda and my local dealer instructed by Honda now refuses to take in my car to register or resolve the problem. This is a safety issue where a large minivan fails to provide a fully reliable and functioning rearview camera which is legally required to do so by 2018 anyways. Honda refuses to acknowledge the defect or fully solve this recurrent problem on many different dates.

- Demarest, NJ, USA

problem #3

Oct 152014


  • miles


Too much noise inside cabin.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #2

May 082013


  • 19,000 miles
Driving West on I 80 at 70 mph. All of a sudden there was a loud gunshot sound. Moved the sunroof shade and saw shattered glass. There was nothing around for a flying object. Had to stop at Honda dealer in Lincoln to have plastic put on to protect from rain. I called insurance when home in Wisconsin and had it repaired. The shape of the glass looked as if it exploded from inside toward out. Have since watched news about this problem on abc news.

- Appleton, WI, USA

problem #1

Jul 072015


  • 25,000 miles
While driving down the freeway in houston, tx on a hot summer day the sunroof exploded outward. It made a loud crack followed by several smaller cracks. The glass shattered into little pieces. Fortunately the sunscreen cover was closed or we would have suffered faces full of shattered glass, there is no evidence of any other damage to the car such as a brick being thrown at it.

- Cypress, TX, USA

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