2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.6 from North America
I like Honda products, however not sure about transmission problems
The "D" starting flashing when on highway. Had read many reviews on the transmission for 2002-2004 Honda Odyssey, and they were not good.
I want to advise people that the problem for my van was caused by a oil pressure switch circuit malfunction on 4th gear. Code#PO 1740.
There have been so many complaints, and I wonder if all of them were transmission related, or we were just told that.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th November, 2010
5th Nov 2010, 02:05
The Honda Odyssey transmissions are very weak in design, even worse than the Dodge Caravan or the Ford Windstar transmission, which is pretty bad too. Be very careful with these vans, never overload them or tow something, then you are almost guaranteed to ruin your transmission. They are not cheap to replace either...
7th Nov 2010, 02:02
I had the same problem with my 2004 Odyssey. Took it to the dealership, and was also told it was the 4th gear. I have also had issues trying to get the van out of PARK to either reverse or drive. Most of the time, I either have to "rock" the van or have another vehicle push my car forward -- just enough for the transmission to unlock so I can move the car from PARK to another gear. VERY annoying and FRUSTRATING!!!