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2012 Honda Odyssey repairs by problem area

Engine (10%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (12%)

Brakes and Traction Control (14%)

Suspension and Steering (24%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (15%)

Other (5%)

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2012 Honda Odyssey electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (67%)

< $100 (17%)

Chart based on 6 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2012 Honda Odyssey 4dr Minivan, ext.

247-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD 6-speed automatic FWD

29700 mi

US $390
Passenger side HID headlight was dim with a pink hue. Replaced full HID assembly. 
45000 mi

US $100
Replaced 
48000 mi AC was not cold enough. Dealer checked for leaks and recharged system. Front parking sensor malfunction. Sensors replaced by dealer under warranty. 
16000 mi Van would not start, battery would not hold a charge overnight. 
44300 mi

US $135
Battery and alternator needed to be replaced. 
2000 mi Car battery died due to leaving radio on over night. Memory function would not work for the seats & mirrors. Dearler had to reset & reprogram the Compute & stated this will have to be done whenever the battery goes dead. 
36000 mi Nav screen had lines in it, dealer replaced screen. 
2000 mi blind spot warning malfunctioned, could not turn it on. dealer reloaded software, worked for 2 days now the problem is back. will visit dealer again soon. 
2700 mi as previously reported with defective blind spot sensor. reloading the software didn't help, tech then replaced blind spot sensor control unit and problem solved. 

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2012 Honda Odyssey 4dr Minivan, ext.

247-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD 5-speed automatic FWD

6000 mi DVD player would begin playing while monitor is closed. Replacement display monitor ordered, but has not been installed. 
8700 mi Display monitor ordered earlier in year came in. Had display installed. 
9300 mi After the winter on the first warm day, came to find that the AC was not blowing cool air although I heard the compressor engage. 
16000 mi Driver side AC did not work. Cleaned system and recharged. 
30000 mi Airbag light on. Dealer unable to fix 
25000 mi Passenger's side window cannot be raised or lowered from driver's side switches. 
31000 mi

US $137
After low battery required a jump to start the vehicle Power doors stopped working and ABS systems failure light came on. Ended up being a battery failure and the battery was replaced. 
35000 mi

US $150
Battery died 
26040 mi Key transmitter was not working, and the key was replaced and programmed to work with the van. 
36000 mi

US $120
New battery 
9900 mi Front wiper motor stopped working. Motor was replaced by dealer. 
31000 mi

US $200
TPMS fail had to be replaced. 
36500 mi One of the outlets does not work intermittently. 
41000 mi

US $100
We learned the hard way that Honda's battery warranty used to be 3 years with no mileage limit, but now it stops at 36,000 miles. Save yourself $100 and have the dealer test and replace your battery under warranty before you hit 36K. 

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2012 Honda Odyssey Electrical Problems

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