2002 Honda Odyssey EX V6 from North America
The transmission blew at 17,000 Km, from reading other posts this seems like a common problem. I hope the replacement transmission was upgraded in some way to avoid this problem.
The torque steer is horrible. I have a Pontiac grand prix from work with the same horsepower and it is much better balanced.
I am really amazed at the quality from Honda, I guess they haven't learned form the US Mfrs. In the past 3 to 4 years I have heard many stories of people encountering problems on low Km cars. My old civic had transmission, headgasket and wheel bearing problems. Another friend had her Acura CL motor seize at 5,000 km. Another has a 1998 Prelude which has rust holes and poor paint.
I think I'll buy American next time, they seem to break down as much, but at least the price and replacement parts are cheaper. After two bad car from Honda, I can say the company is all hype!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 2nd December, 2003
30th May 2008, 17:03
You speak about the Odyssey as if it is a high speed racer. If you drive a mini-van, you shouldn't have to worry about the torque steer. Maybe that is why you are experiencing so many problems. Ease up on the gas pedal and you will not wear out the tires and brakes so fast.
12th Sep 2008, 14:34
I second the original story. Our 2002 Odyssey's tranny just went out at 74k. I feel like I'm back in the 70's. Aren't cars more reliable nowadays? Even more amazing has been Honda America's NO SERVICE attitude. They set the bar low.
6th Jul 2009, 01:26
I have owned it for 5 years and had 2x transmissmition problems. It costed me a lot of $$$. Love the car but hate these problems.
17th Aug 2010, 11:23
I have had the car for 7 years, had it brand new with 7 years bumper to bumper warranty.
The tranny was $29 deductable for $3000 work. Shock went, and EPC was $1000 mess. Other than that she was golden. I just wanted the newer engine 2009 and windows that went down in the middle.
She rides better than the 2009 model. Last Minivan. This one will take me another 5 hopefully.