2001 Honda Odyssey from North America
Bad transmission for the used Oddy
We've had the van for 20,000 miles; bought it used at 130,000 miles because it was a Honda, which is known for its reliability. What a joke!
The TCS light and the check engine light came on, and they told me that it was a faulty torque converter, the O2 sensor and the catalytic converter needed replaced, as well as a NEW TRANSMISSION!!! I contacted Honda, but since my car is out of warranty, the only thing they can do is offer 25% off a new transmission, which runs between $4500 and $6000 for the Odyssey (according to Honda -- even though an independent shop offered me a rebuilt transmission for about $3000...). That's too much money for a car, which according to KBB is now worth only between $4100 and $6000.
I will never buy another Honda van, even though I truly love the car. I bought a Toyota already, and will drive the Oddy until it falls apart, since I cannot sell it to anyone in good conscience.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 22nd May, 2008
19th Jun 2008, 14:29
I own an '01 odyssey and have had three transmissions replaced already and it's in for number FOUR right now with only 141,000 miles on it.
I love my VAN and would probably get another.
Seems that 'problem Trans' is specific to models circa 2001
R.P. Hackensack NJ.
29th Aug 2008, 13:16
The Honda Odyssey of these years had problems because they were manufactured in the USA. Different V6 engine, different tranny all made in the USA. The previous model which I own is made in Japan and is like a tank. Don't have to change anything but the oil, tires routinely when they go bald, etc. Just general maintenance.
23rd Sep 2009, 01:09
Hate to say it, but you're lucky they're even offering you a discount with the amount of miles on that vehicle and the age.. Most automotive manufacturers would tell you to take a hike!