20th Nov 2008, 09:29
I have a 02 Honda Odyssey and in the past 5yrs while driving sometimes all of the red lights on the dash board would come on. I mentioned it to the dealer, and they said that there is nothing wrong. Did anyone else have this problem?
14th Dec 2008, 20:14
I purchased an 02 Odyssey 2 years ago used; it had 137,000km on it. I drove it for almost a year when the transmission started to slip at around 190,000 km. I did my research and found out that they were known for this issue. Being a Honda, I thought I would invest the 4000.00 and drive it for another 190,000 km. The next one lasted 1 month that Honda covered under warranty. Thinking that was the last of it, I had it serviced at the 10,000 km warranty period and they said all was well.
Today after it was sitting in the driveway for 5 hours, it decided to take a trip on its own, so with no keys in it and in park, it rolled down my driveway across the road, down a 30' bank and stopped against a big tree. Never again will I buy a Honda van.
17th Mar 2009, 18:09
I believe I am the lucky one that although my Odyssey 2002 van has now blown the transmission once again, it did not keep jumping gears as some of you have explained. I am researching this topic as one Honda dealership states there was a recall and another dealership disagrees with this. I am now going to research how to contact Honda and discuss this with them. Any ideas???
31st Aug 2010, 18:31
I bought a 2002 Honda Odyssey used about 5 years ago for the same reason most of you have mentioned. The supposed superior quality of the product.
When I read what most of you have written, it could be written exactly by me. At about 75,000 miles, my transmission slips between 20-30 miles also. Sometimes it catches back quickly, other times it runs in neutral for a little bit. I really assumed it was almost unique to me, so I'm appalled that many, many people are experiencing the same issue.
My engine light went on, and I got two codes, the EGR valve and the 730 transmission ratio code. I took it to two dealerships, and neither offered to fix it.
I will definitely file a complaint about this, and I too am done with Honda.
1st Sep 2010, 21:43
"I will definitely file a complaint about this, and I too am done with Honda."
Good for you!! The ad hype gets lots of folks. Our experience with Honda was horrible. Our Ford Fusion is a far better built and much more reliable car.
10th Nov 2010, 10:30
I also have 2002 Honda Odyssey.
The transmission was replaced by Honda at 40,000 miles. Honda replaced it free when I purchased the extended warranty. I've never purchase extended warranty on any other vehicles I've owned before the Honda.
I currently have 125,000 miles on my Odyssey. A couple of weeks ago when I was pulling out of my driveway and stopping to put the vehicle in drive, the light would go out and when I pushed on the gas, the tranny would slip. The light would come back on and everything would be fine. It would only do this in the morning. I've even let the car warm up for a few minutes and it still does it. I've talked to a mechanic... not a Honda mechanic and he thinks it's either electrical or some kind of a selector switch that is going.
I will never purchase another Honda.