2000 Honda Odyssey Reviews - Page 13 of 20

2000 Honda Odyssey EX from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Previous carHonda Civic

Faults:

Problems with Automatic sliding door.

General Comments:

Consistently had problems with automatic sliding doors not closing properly. It is a good van, I feel the sliding doors are defective.

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

Review Date: 24th November, 2004

2000 Honda Odyssey EX from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired7 miles
Most recent distance83000 miles
Previous carAcura Integra

Summary:

Disappointed that Honda won't stand behind their product

Faults:

Electric sliding door on passenger side no longer latches. From the outside you must push the door in to close correctly.

Automatic transmission is sluggish, but dealer says that the service bulletin does not apply to my vin.

General Comments:

I'm very disappointed with the quality of this minivan. I bought it because I thought its reliability would be exceptional. I'm switching to Toyota.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th November, 2004

24th Apr 2009, 22:43

Bought new in 2000, great for a few years, but then the transmission wasn't right.

At about 70000 miles, the trans was replaced.

At 96000, the replaced trans went out, took it to the dealer and traded in, end of my Honda saga.

2000 Honda Odyssey LX from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance95000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Disappointed in Honda

Faults:

Transmission was faulty, starting at 93K.

"Check Engine" Light came on and necessitated a $1,000 repair (2x)

Seat belt broke after 10K.

Sliding doors jam/stick repeatedly, door handle broke, necessitating a $120 repair.

General Comments:

Roomy, comfortable, well-designed interior.

Great fold-down rear seat.

Great space for hauling people and stuff.

Very concerned about reliability and safety at this point.

Disappointed in Honda.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th November, 2004

2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5 VTEC from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.5 VTEC Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired2 miles
Most recent distance76000 miles
Previous carFord Aerostar

Summary:

Van with lots of potential has truly been a disappointment

Faults:

With all the previous incidents of door and transmission problems,

I must say that I too have been a victim of similar mechanical failures.

The first occurrence was on a trip to Florida where the power sliding doors failed. Since the van was still under warranty (approx 15000 miles), the service department in Orlando was very accommodating and repaired the problem the day after we experienced the doors failing to open.

The second failure occurred at 60000 miles, and yes, it was the transmission or so the service department in Dallas denied. It failed on our trip home from Houston—no power and locked in D4. I had to pull to the side of the road in 100 degree weather with the hope that letting the engine cool down would help. Luckily this at least allowed us to limp home. The service department kept the car for over three weeks and came up with various issues --- blaming us for clogging the fuel pump and stating that the transmission was not the problem (until I stated to the service writer 3 of the 4 symptoms listed in the recall notice). After the repair the van never had the power that it had before the transmission failed.

The most current failure at 76000 miles was identical to the problem encountered at 60000 miles, or so I thought. We were again on a trip returning from Houston when the transmission locked in D4 and the engine lost RPMs and forced us off the highway. I limped at 1500 RPMs in D4 (did a little test and found that anything over 1500 RPMs or 45 mph caused the engine to lose power). I had to rent a car to return to Dallas while my wife limped in to the service department in north Houston. The service department kept the van for four days and stated a new problem I have not seen on the site. The V-TEC solenoid valve had failed causing the engine to not have any power. This WAS NOT a warranty item and cost $484 dollars to replace. The repair statement also noted that this really may not fix the problem as HEAD replacement may be needed to repair the problem fully.

Also, the service writer alluded that we have not been changing the oil properly (stating that this caused the current problem) which is bunk since my wife religiously had the oil serviced every 3000 miles.

General Comments:

Sooo, now $480 lighter the engine has no power above 75 miles an hour and the possibility of another more serious failure does seem likely. The bottom line is that we are now looking for a new car and it probably won't be a Honda. Like other entrants on the site we have little belief in Honda reliability and service.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th October, 2004

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 79 reviews