2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5 from North America


Piece of crap


I have had my '01 Odyssey for two months, and it already has given us problems.. The TCS and check engine light came on 50 miles after purchasing it.. The previous owner has warranty on the transmission, which was changed 2000 miles ago. They say it's not the tranny. I had someone else check it, and said the check engine came from the valves... so they fixed that, but it came on again.

I had both lights deleted from memory a few days ago, and so far so good.

Now the brake light comes on and off... I read suggestions here that I will try. After reading the posts, I'm sorry I bought this van :(

General Comments:

Nice looking car, but it's a headache.

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

Review Date: 30th October, 2010

2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L V6 MPI from North America


I love my 2001 Odyssey


Around about 140,000 the "automatic doors" began to give me problems being temperamental. Sometimes they opened; sometimes they didn't (as well as the rear wind wing windows). I took the van to an electrician friend who dismantled the mechanisms, cleaned them and replaced all.

Now everything works "good as new."

General Comments:

The Odyssey is exceptionally comfortable to drive.

I have never had any problems. In fact, quite to the contrary. The seats are comfortable and the van handles like a dream on the numerous and difficult curves and unexpected road "surprises" one finds in the more rustic parts of Mexico. Smooth ride and with the pot-holes!

I have no complaints and am sorry to hear of so many folks who have had transmission problems. I pray that it doesn't happen to me.

I just bought a second Odyssey (2010) because this car has been so wonderful.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th September, 2010

2001 Honda Odyssey from North America


I have had it for about 7 months, and I bought it used.

A few times I get the service engine soon light with the TCS that will come on.

I have really liked this van. I have 4 children, I live 20 miles from work, and we are in the country so we are not in walking distance to very many things. We must have a vehicle to get around.

Yesterday evening, after I got off work, I pulled into my driveway. My 2001 Odyssey suddenly revved. I then put it in reverse & put it back into D4. You could hear grinding, that I had never heard before. Later I went to the store, about 1 mile away, I was backing up, and I then went to put it into D4 & it just revved. I then dropped it to 1st, which took a bit to get it to go into that gear, just so I could cross the intersection without getting hit. I also noticed that the D4 kept blinking, no matter what gear it was in. So I guess I'm in the same Odyssey boat.

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

Review Date: 2nd May, 2010

2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L V6 from North America


This is the left over years 1999-2001. They were too busy with new designs too care about these


The transmission was replaced by Honda under their recall at 74,000 miles, because of issues with shifting. Now at 42,000 miles later, the transmission has totally failed, leaving my wife and 3 children stranded on the interstate.

Honda says they will give me $800 off a new transmission, but the cost is still $2300 I don't have.

If Hondas are only good for 42,000 miles, this will be my last Honda vehicle. I suggest everyone go to the NHTSA complaint site and let them know about the danger to a family when a transmission fails on the interstate and power is lost. https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/

General Comments:

This would have been a good family vehicle, but I won't risk my wife and three small children being stranded on the highway again.

The auto sliding passenger side door continue to fail and alarm as well.

Don't buy a 1999 to 2001 especially, see the link


Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd March, 2010