2001 Honda Odyssey Reviews - Page 13 of 15

2001 Honda Odyssey from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance38000 miles
Previous carDodge Caravan

Summary:

Poor Quality

Faults:

My 2001 Odyssey has only 38,000 miles on it and has been sitting at the dealer for the last 3 weeks with a broken transmission. UNFORTUNATELY, the part is BACKORDERED indefinitely and we have no idea how much longer it will take for the repair. We had to contact a lawyer to force the dealer to provide us with a minivan as the loaner rather than the Civic. I love my substitute Windstar. You can bet I will be trading in my Honda if I ever get it back. American Honda has been horrible to deal with. I will never purchase a Honda again.

General Comments:

This car has serious problems. It's not worth the money.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th September, 2002

19th Feb 2005, 18:50

I now truly understand the significance of your post. Our 2000 Honda Odyssey went in for transmission difficulties at about 80,000 miles in mid 2003. They told us that there was a defective solenoid, and replaced the part. At around 84,000 miles the transmission failed again. The dealership replaced the entire transmission this time, and said we shouldn't have any more troubles. At 87.000 miles the new transmission failed. Honda warranted the replacement again, and told us at that time that the defect causing the problems had been remedied, and that the new transmission was an "upgraded" model. Now, at 110,000 miles, the upgraded transmission failed again. Thankfully Honda is replacing (not repairing!) it under warranty again since the last new transmission only had 23,000 miles on it. Every time this happens, my wife has to pull off the road and call me for a ride home. This is, in my opinion, a major mechanical failure that affects the safety of the vehicle, since the car becomes suddenly not under power. Honda is refusing to buy back the 2000 Odyssey, since at this point that is all we want, so we can get a 2005. But now I don't know if I would take the 2005, since they are not helping get away from this potentially unsafe car, no matter how many times they replace the transmission! They also will not provide us with the needed minivan replacement, so we have to pay for the upgraded rental every time.

Jonathan

jmarstonm@aol.com.

2001 Honda Odyssey from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance30000 miles
Previous carBuick Regal

Summary:

Not very good quality

Faults:

Since week 3 after purchase, when we turn the car on for the first time of each day, and then turn the A/C or heat on, the car makes this horrible grinding sound for a second or two and then does not do it again until the next day maybe the day after. It occurs worse in the extreme hear or cold. We have brought it to our dealership many times and they have performed the following to fix it:

1) replaced a bracket

2) replaced the blower motor in November 2001

3) replaced the compressor and clutch May 2002

Now they are telling us that Honda has sent out a memo stating that many 1999- 2001 Honda Odyssey's make this noise due to coolant and there is nothing that can be done about it. We have a 7 month old child and when I put her in the van and it makes this noise, it is so loud she is very startled and she screams. Now my wife and I have to start the car first and leave her in the house.

General Comments:

This sound coming from the A/C/Heating unit and no one seems to know or care what it is. Has anyone else had this problem?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th August, 2002

15th Aug 2004, 22:26

I have a problem on my Honda Odyssey 2001 also. It makes a very loud noise when I step the break... After we purchased it, 2 weeks, it started to make a noise every time I step the break. First little by little, now it's got worst. It's really loud and it embarrass me. I also brought it to the dealer and diagnosed it, but they always says "it's fine" and there's no problem about it. It's driving me crazy though. I guess I have to bring it again and yell at them to fix it! Do you have an idea why it makes a loud noise if I step the break? They always say, no problem about it.

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