2000 Honda Odyssey from North America
Buyer Beware with the Honda Odyssey
Series of problems:
*The engine light came on, and yet they cannot identify the problem. Same problem I have read on the web page, ERG is broken. Dealer has not fixed.
*Manual Sliding doors stick, so much so that the door handle is coming off. Apparently this is also a recall, and even the original recall fix has to be repaired.
*Ceiling lights randomly flicker. Some sort of wiring/electrical problem. I took it into the Dealer and they could not identify the problem. Apparently this is a known problem with a Honda recall on it for the recall.
*Transmission went out, unfortunately it is out of warranty-- but this is a very prevalent problem with Honda. The previous owners had taken this van in to be repaired for a hard shift from 1-2. The transmission doesn't go to the 1st gear but straight into the second gear. But the dealership did not fix the problem, instead they put a small band aid repair and made it last until the warranty was out. (There is a class action lawsuit out there, for those who have similar problems) Oh and they also suggested that I repair the engine/transmission mounts which according to them were a real deal at $500. Not to mention the faulty catalytic converter at $900. The Honda Service Center is making a killing of of these defects caused by poor products and poorly manufactured vehicles.
Stay away from the Honda Odyssey-- it's a nightmare waiting to happen.
From bad transmission to electrical problems to sticky side doors, this is just one big lemon, I am waiting to see what the next big expense is going to be.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 28th August, 2008