2001 Honda Odyssey Reviews - Page 12 of 15

2001 Honda Odyssey EX 4-Dr V6 3.5 Liter VTEC from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission V6 3.5 Liter VTEC Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.2 / 10
Distance when acquired11 miles
Most recent distance44000 miles
Previous carMercury Grand Marquis

Summary:

Honda's make Lemonade.

Faults:

This is my 58-year old mother's Van.

The van was real nice for the first week or two, and then it started to get a vibration in the dash. The dealer fixed it. It was a loose bolt.

The next thing that went wrong was the front left wheel bearing. It went out at like 7,000-miles.

After this at 10,000-miles the alternator went almost out…It was charging real low.

Around the 12,000-mile check up the dealer informed me of a leak in the transmission. They had to take the transmission out of the van to fix the leak. This took about 2-weeks and they could only offer her a used 99-Civic to drive, which was junk.

Right after the factory warranty went out, at 38,000-miles, the Timing Belt Idler broke and caused the timing belt to get chewed in half. It didn’t damage the engine. Miracle…

Then at 40,000-miles the solenoid inside of the transmission went out. She had it fixed for almost $1,000.

Now at 44,000-miles the camshaft oil seal blew out and they are charging her over $600.00 to fix this $4.00 part.

We are going to trade this thing off before it decides to blow up for good and catch on fire or something like that.

She is getting another Mercury Grand, as her last one (1994) had 124,000-miles with not one problem and it still had the factory original back brakes on it. Not one problem and the lady that bought it at the church still drives it today and she has had not one problem.

General Comments:

Honda's have Lemonade pouring out the tail pipe from new. Want to drink some, then buy a Honda... Free Lomonade...

Japanese Junk Quality, but really=Junk, Never Again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th October, 2003

28th Dec 2005, 23:45

Sorry, I can't agree. There are an incredible number of complaints about Oddys on this site, but I have an Oddy EX (2001) with about 60,000 km on it, and have had only one minor problem with a roller in one power door making a bumping sound - the dealer split the cost with me, it cost $125 CDN to repair. Other than that - no problems in 4 years. In two years we plan to trade it in - on a new Oddy. They handle like a car, with the room of a minivan.

2001 Honda Odyssey EX V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance55000 miles
Previous carMercury Colony Park

Summary:

It's a minivan! What else can you say?

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

If you need a big empty box on wheels, it's probably one of the finest big empty boxes on wheels made today.

Complaints? Well, it's big!

Maintenance? Needed to replace the brake pads, which is not unreasonable considering the weight of the vehicle. Also, replaced 2 brake light bulbs, wiper blades, and a set of tires. I've heard the stories about the power doors and about the automatic transmission, so I bought the Honda extended warranty. Honda subsequently extended the warranty on the transmission to 100,000 miles for free.

My wife doesn't like the lack of rear visibility, so I added a backup radar system. This is probably a common complaint, since Honda introduced an optional rear vision camera system since then.

I've been so impressed by the reliability that after driving European imports for the past 20 years I plan to buy an Acura for my next car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th July, 2003

2001 Honda Odyssey EX from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance20000 miles
Previous carDodge Dakota

Summary:

Unsafe

Faults:

Power sliding doors are unsafe.

General Comments:

I (unfortunately) own Honda Odyssey EX with power sliding doors. These power doors cause nothing but problems! One of my doors refuses to shut all the way now and it has even popped open while the vehicle was in motion! Fortunately, my 5 year old daughter was belted into her seat.

I would consider this a MAJOR SAFETY ISSUE.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th February, 2003

2001 Honda Odyssey EX from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired15 miles
Most recent distance48000 miles
Previous carToyota 4Runner

Faults:

Big Brake Eater! Master Cylinder has gone bad twice! Brakes had to be replaced at 25k and now at 48k. Rotors warp fast. Honda needs to re-design the braking system on this large van. The Accord braking system does not work! Van has wind noises and the rear brake light has foam padding that slips out. Dealership likes to tell owners that they have to deal with the brakes! Never again, glad I didn't pay more than sticker like some did.

General Comments:

The only big plus is the van has leg room for my 6'4" son.

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

Review Date: 26th December, 2002

Average review marks: 5.7 / 10, based on 54 reviews