1999 Honda Odyssey EX from North America


Sturdy, well built vehicle


Power doors are a problem. Easy fuse pull reset though.

Transmission apparently an issue. Honda Canada extended all warranties. Fluid change is an inexpensive solution.

General Comments:

Excellent design.

Very quiet.

No significant issues with Canadian built unit.

Would certainly buy again.

Local Honda Dealer is great.

Shift control could be in a better spot.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th March, 2005

1999 Honda Odyssey LX from North America


Worst use of $28000 possible. Better off burning the cash


Transmission failure at 38000 miles.

Driver Seat failure (complete separation from cab) at 46000 and 148000 miles. No help from Honda.

Auto door failures have been constant.

EGR valve failed twice.

CD player failed at 46000 miles.

Clock light failed.

Temp control is flawed and unreliable. Defroster is not functioning as it should.

Loud rear drum breaks.

General Comments:

What a horrible experience this has been! Granted we have put a lot of miles on this car, however it has been a money pit.

The transmission died just out of Warr. period. Honda America was rude and unsympathetic.

The rear sliding doors have cost me more than $2000 and still only function half of the time. The motors are broken again now.

The driver side seat has sheared off of its mounts TWICE while driving causing near accidents. $700 per repair.

Honda America refuses to admit that there are design or safety flaws in this van. They have been rude and unaccommodating. The "silent recall" plan they use keeps many of us in the dark in regards to safety and reliability issues.

They also lie when you call them. If you ask about the transmission problems, they will tell you on the phone that you are the first person to report any problems with the van. Shame on them!

I have purchased 1975,1978,1979,and 1987 Honda Civics, a 1987 Honda CRX and this 1999 Odyssey. Thanks to Honda America's horrible customer service, this will be the last Honda I EVER own.

I tell my family and friends they same thing I pass on to any readers here: Stay away from any Honda auto. They just don't care anymore.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 26th October, 2004

24th Aug 2006, 16:43

I'm very disappointed in myself after reading some of these comments. We are at this time having a new transmission put in our 1999 Honda Odyssey, after the check engine light came on. I was one of those people who thought Hondas were the best vehicle that you could have due to people's influences. Now I think other ways. We have only had our Odyssey for almost 2 Years, only 92,000 miles on it and then find out that this year and 2000 are having major issues. I'm definitely no longer a satisfied Honda customer and I think after getting out of the shop, consider finding something that would actually be more dependable and selling the Odyssey.

1999 Honda Odyssey EX from North America


A Nightmare!


The transmission was slipping and had to be replaced (dealer).

The automatic sliding doors had to be fixed as they weren't shutting properly (3 times to the dealer).

General Comments:

The body has a lot of rattles and squeaks.

The alignment was bad right from the factory.

There is a lot of torque steer.

I have recently purchased a dodge caravan and so far have found it to be superior in every way except acceleration. It appears to have a better build quality, the interior is comparable and has been problem free for 47,000 Km. For the price it seems to be the best van on the road.

I will never buy Honda again. I can't see how these automotive journalists rate this a top van, it was there ratings which made me decide to purchase it. I think they should hold on to one for 25,000Km and then reassess it. It shows these guys rate nothing other than the trivial things like interior looks and body style. I hope when they rate the 2004 models they look back at complaints like these and stop giving it top ratings. They are all biased toward Honda and Toyota.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th October, 2004

8th Apr 2005, 09:18

I have some experience with Honda Odyssey 1999 Ex. it was terible. The side sliding door stopped working at 32,000 miles, then the Catalyst converter needed to be replaced at 81,000, it cost above $1,100 and was not covered by Honda.