2001 Honda Odyssey from North America
We're happy with it, but worried about transmissions problems ahead
We have found our Honda Odyssey 2001 to be an excellent car until now. We recently paid $1100 (!) gasp because the check engine light came on at about 85,000 miles. They said it needed a whole new catalytic converter and valve. Later a mechanic informed us that this part was warrantied to 80,000 miles... hmmmm I'm not happy that a mere 5,000 past the warranty point cost me over a grand to repair vs. free.
Now the same dealership says they "hear something" under the back of the car that sounds like problems with the transmission. I'm VERY concerned after reading all the problems people have had with the transmission. We have only pulled a small pop up camper, very light (I can push it myself), 2 times with the car, so it did not put that much stress on it. I warn anyone who sees that check engine light to check out the dealer warranty on it!
We love the design of this car and the automotive doors so far have been a dream.
The fold down seating in the back is wonderful.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 30th October, 2007
If the car is operating okay right now, run don't walk to the nearest car dealer and get rid of the Odyssey.
My 2001 Odyssey is at the dealers right now awaiting word on whether or not my they will replace my transmission n/c (it will be the THIRD transmission in 9 years). I have never towed any thing or hauled anything more than groceries and kids. The car has 138,000 miles, I never expected this from a Honda.