20th Sep 2007, 17:09

I have a 2000 Odyssey and love it. I am looking at getting a newer model, but after reading all of these comments, I definitely will not be getting a 2005. Does anyone know if this is happening to other Odysseys besides the 2005 model? Please e-mail me at evahhamilton@aol.com if you know the answer to this. Thank you!

22nd Sep 2007, 16:42

I own an 05 with 45k. I've had not a blip of trouble, other than new tires and oil changes. I would recommend it. Don't listen to everyone on this forum.

28th Sep 2007, 12:43

Lucky for you that you have not had any problems. The point is... most of us choose Honda because we believe that they are well designed and engineered vehicles. This just happened to me and I can tell you after owning 6 different Hondas over the years, and it will be my last if Honda refuses to step up and take responsibility for an obvious design flaw.

If it happens to you... you will be upset like the rest of us.

HONDA!!! Take responsibility for your poor design!!!

We all have choices!

30th Sep 2007, 22:10

I am ready to go out and trade my 05 Odyssey for an 07 Tundra! I traded my 02 Sequoia for this stupid 05 Ody and now I am in the same boat only THOUSANDS of dollars poorer because Honda built such a terrible van. I too was also duped into believing the hype about the space, reliability, and fuel economy of the NEW, REDESIGNED 2005 HONDA ODYSSEY!!! Will never buy Honda ever again.

8th Oct 2007, 13:55

I too had "rock hit AC condenser" problem on my 2005 odyssey in August. I paid ~$800 to have it repaired at the dealership.

Last week, the AC went off again, and I'm waiting for dealer tell me that the "rock hit condenser" happened again.

I'm really disappointed and upset about the car and irresponsibility from the Honda dealer.

Does anyone know who we should contact to let the company know that the name of "HONDA" is really the "SHAME" on "HONDA"?

5th Mar 2008, 20:40

I took the kids snow tubing today at Snow Valley near Barrie. Came home, and noticed an odd smell from the front of the 2006 Honda Odyssey. On closer inspection, I can hear some gas hissing out of the Condenser, just below the front license plate. For non-Odyssey owners: this delicate Condenser is behind the front license plate, reaches very close to the ground, and appears completely unprotected. I couldn't actually see the hole or the actual gas being sprayed, but I can see a viscous white liquid accumulating where the spray hits the front grid, as well as see the foaming liquid on the Condenser itself. The entire Condenser is pitted with dents. Our Honda Dealership said that it was rock damage, not covered by the warranty, and the total repair bill would cost approximately $Cdn860. I'll try calling Honda Canada Head Office tomorrow, and try to get reimbursement. Something similiar happened to my last Honda - a 1995 Honda Accord EXR - when it was just 8 months new. The dealership charged me to replace aluminum pipes & new Freon several times, before finally deciding to use the gaseous dye and scanner. Turned out to be Condenser leak at that time also, which Honda ended up replacing at no charge. I was so peeved by that time, I already decided to sell the car before it's 1st birthday (and did so, after the repairs). It's taken me about 10yrs to buy another Honda, and this has to happen again! I don't think I can convince my wife to replace her Toyota with a Honda now. Too bad - I like the new Accord - but I'm not willing to put with this type of problem again.

8th Apr 2008, 23:05

My 2006 Honda Odyssey had air conditioning problem in its first summer (8 months old). Same story from Honda dealership (rock hit condenser - not covered by warranty) and Honda Canada denied any responsibility with the design problem. It was very frustration speaking to the Honda Canada customer service rep. We paid to have the A/C fixed. However, in January of 2008, when it was time to trade in our second family car for a brand new sedan, I went with Honda's competitor instead. Honda's poor customer service had cost them this sale. We used to be loyal Honda owners. This is only one of many similar stories. Collectively, we can send Honda a message. They should learn a lesson.

24th Dec 2008, 23:52

I have a 2005 Odyssey with 100,000 kms on it (60,000 miles).

Have no problem with the AC unit. My problem with the van is the snow traction. I live on the hill in Vancouver, BC and I have snow tires on every winter. I always have problem going up the hill if the snow is more than a couple inches thick. I bought a snow chain this year and today, we had a big snow fall and the snow chain is useless. It can't even beat a regular Hyundai Santa Fe with all season tires!!

The van is too front heavy and I really wish that Honda is giving us the option for having a 4wd.

I don't want an SUV (like the pilot), I want to haul my family comfortably.

25th Dec 2008, 12:31

I believe if Honda recognizes a engineering flaw by correcting it in the next models, they should give some kind of consideration for the public, the attitude of "not our responsibility" is unacceptable for such a company as Honda, at least offer a option for an additional product to be installed into the 06 Ody and Accord so they do not have to go through this again.

D Miller.