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2005 Honda Odyssey repairs by problem area

Engine (19%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (19%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (6%)

Other (12%)

Chart based on 426 repairs.

2005 Honda Odyssey engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (25%)

$500 - $999 (27%)

$100 - $499 (35%)

< $100 (10%)

Chart based on 48 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2005 Honda Odyssey 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

117000 mi

US $641
Replaced rear motor mount 
123000 mi

US $2000
Rear motor mount had to be replaced. Remaining (4) motor mounts need to be replaced to eliminate vibration. 
101700 mi

US $800
Crankshaft pulley harmonic balancer broke. 
59520 mi Strange noise appeared while accelerating. Service was due anyway; dealer found reason: Catalytic converter heat shield had rusted and fell apart, causing it to touch the exhaust, thus making the noise. No repair yet; parts ordered in USA. 
62000 mi

US $60
3 of 4 engine mounts broken 
82000 mi

US $900
Needed a new catalytic converter (1 of 2), 
94000 mi A problem with the variable cylinder management system. Haven't taken it back in to further diagnose yet. 
106000 mi

US $2400
Scheduled 100k maintenance plus a valve adjustment. 
118000 mi

US $840
Fuel pump failed during cold weather 
139000 mi

US $50
Replaced serpentine belt 
38000 mi

US $1000
Bad Motor Mount, 75% covered by honda america out of warranty. 
110000 mi

US $1450
Timing Belt service, oil leak 
180000 mi

US $180
Check engine light which indicated multiple mis-fires on spark plugs. 
97000 mi

US $300
igniter coil replaced and 6 spark plugs 
98000 mi Motor mount replaced 
112000 mi

US $130
CEL came on. Random misfires occurring. Ended up replacing spark plugs, then adjusting the valves. 
142300 mi

US $450
Rubber portion of harmonic dampener broke loose from the metal pulley that turns the serpentine belt. Had harmonic dampener replaced and new belt installed 
98000 mi

US $6300
leaking radiator and blown head gasket 
65000 mi Catalytic converter began rattling internally. Dealer initially attributed to external damage but after reinspection dealer decided to replace under goodwill. 
89000 mi

US $660
Manifold heat shield rusted loose. 
123300 mi

US $15
Heat shield was working loose and needed two clips replaced. Update: this fix failed two weeks later. 
126000 mi

US $140
Catalytic Converter Heat Shields replaced. 
124000 mi Engine mounts replaced. 
135000 mi

US $80
Battery replaced, PCM Update for Transmission Shudder and harsh shifting. Seems to have taken care of the problem. 
82000 mi All three engine mount bolts were broken. 
107300 mi

US $220
The serpentine belt blew out while driving. Had to replace. No permanent damage was done. 
112000 mi

US $1170
Catalytic converter needed replacing 
97000 mi

US $1760
Motor mount $650 
103000 mi

US $100
Mechanic discovered the timing belt tensioner leaking oil while performing timing belt replacement service. Timing belt tensioner replaced. 
128000 mi

US $700
Vibration had been getting worse for a year, especially when in 3-cyl mode. Rear motor mount had failed and was replaced. 
160000 mi

US $600
Catalytic converter (cylinder bank 1) failed and was replaced. 
62000 mi Engine droning at 2100 RPM, there was a TSB on this but dealer told me they were unable to duplicate. 
100300 mi

US $550
Timing belt and accessory belt replaced. 
140000 mi

US $1000
SES light on, catalytic converter replaced. 
159000 mi

US $500
Side motor mount. 
183000 mi

US $200
CEL light on, O2 sensor faulty, front bank, sensor 1. 
76000 mi Coil Pack Failure caused front head damage. 
94000 mi Broken motor mounts. 
63000 mi

US $330
Knock sensor and harness replaced. 
27000 mi Exhaust drone at 2200 miles. TSB was found for the problem and it was corrected. 
47000 mi

US $575
Catalytic converter heat shield Radiator defect 
43000 mi Wobbling noise when driving over rough surfaces attributed to the A-pipe. R&R'd same. 

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2005 Honda Odyssey 4dr Minivan, ext.

255-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

14500 mi Fuel pump relay, caused van to be towed twice, in shop for 12 days 
52886 mi valve adjustment 
53382 mi Catalytic converter 
94860 mi

C $450
Replaced Fuel pump O-Ring die to leak 
98580 mi

C $800
Oil Pump leak, $800 Replaced Water Pump, $300 
172000 mi

US $800
Replace variable valve timing 
197000 mi

US $120
Misfire on cylinder#3- oily and loose spark plug. Plug replaced. 
37200 mi

C $2200
Timing belt replaced 
190000 mi Thermostat would not close completely. Engine would remain below normal operating temperature. Engine service light indicated low operating temp., heater output below normal. 
100000 mi

US $60
Serpentine belt tensioner needed to be replaced due to a knocking sound at idle. 
102000 mi

US $120
Front and rear motor mounts needed to be replaced. 
104000 mi

US $10
Rattling due to heat shield rusting out, and a loose bolt/washer on the y-pipe. Used stainless steel zip ties to secure the heat shield. Tried to remove bolt holding the washer, but the bolt and washer broke off. Rattle has returned. 
74000 mi

US $1800
front and right side engine mount failure; timing belt, water pump, and tensioner replacement 
106000 mi Top engine (hydraulic) and driver side mounts were badly damaged per inspection performed by another independent shop. These were the same engine mounts that were replaced less than a year earlier in Feb 2011 by our local Honda dealership. 
102000 mi

US $2000
replaced two broken motor mounts 
179000 mi

US $180
Engine was shakin slightly, I noticed a ruptured front engine mount. Replaced one front engine mount. 
200000 mi

US $78
Replaced E.G.R. valve and cleaned out blocked E.G.R. intake passages. 
264000 mi

US $170
Timing belt and water pump replaced 
49300 mi

US $120
When timing belt was replaced as normal 7-year maintenance, hydraulic tensioner was found to be leaking. Part was replaced during timing belt replacement. Paid for parts only, not labor. 
57000 mi

US $479
Front and side motor mounts cracked. Dealer replaced them. 
85500 mi

US $90
Replaced fuel pump relay 
90000 mi Check engine light due to unresponsive catalytic converter 
103700 mi

US $160
The drive belt (serpentine belt) tensioner started making noise at high idle(AC on). I had to replace the tensioner. 
43400 mi At times vehicle surges when transmission downshifts when warm - noticable going into ECO mode - could be transmission starting to slip - does not do this when cold 
59520 mi

C $110
Misfire detected on 3 cylinders at different times but all random. Reset check engine light, looked for vaccuum leaks but could not reproduce misfire. 
82460 mi

C $100
Two codes - P0108 and P0420 - codes reset but told if CEL came back then could be catalytic converter, problem has not returned in last 2 weeks (1000km) 
93000 mi

US $800
Odyssey has faulty transmission. Car shutters when reaches 40 mph. Service Dept said they have to do transmission flush & update software before doing anything else. Problem is prevalent in this model! Flush did not solve problems! 
153300 mi

US $300
Engine alarm indicator traced to ignition misfire and O2 in exhaust 
97000 mi Fuel relay repaired. Paid entirely by Honda. Car would stall unexpectedly at idle and have to be restarted 
110000 mi

US $400
Fuel system circuit board failure 
112500 mi

US $1200
all 5 Engine mounts loose; causing vibration when accelerating at high speeds; replaced all 5 engine mounts 
142000 mi

US $1200
Front Motor mount replaced - steering wheel was shaking when braking normally at high speeds Catalytic converter died 
97000 mi

US $200
Timing belt tensioner leak noticed during prior visit (F brake repair). Timing belt, water pump and tensioner replaced--Extended Warranty covered >50%. 

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