I have been a Honda Loyalist ever since I started driving. My first car was a Honda and 4 out of 5 cars I have owned since 1985 have been Honda's, Prelude, Civic, Accord and finally the Odyssey which we purchased new in 1999. This car has totally changed our view of Honda quality.
Since year 2000 and till date, we have had to deal with the following issues:
1) The power sliding doors failed at least 3 times.
2) The transmission failed.
3) The rear air conditioner failed.
4) The back-lit of the central control console failed twice (replaced under warranty) but now broke again after warranty expired.
5) Most annoying problem is that the Check Engine light comes on all the time. We brought it to the dealer and they said they cannot find any thing wrong so warranty does not apply and they need to charge us $100 diagnostic fee. After going through this routine a few times, we stopped bringing it to the dealer any more and just let the light stay on.
The van was supposed to be a reliable one for my wife to hauling kids around, but my wife has complained about the rampant problems this car has exhibited. Thinking about you drive the car with the mysterious check engine light now and the central control console totally dark at night. And during the summer, kids yell it is hot at the back of the car. Simply speaking, I just can not belive the fact that Honda would release such poor quality car to the marketplace.