2001 Honda Odyssey from North America
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.
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.