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Honda Odyssey vs. Pontiac Montana SV6 Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Honda Odyssey or Pontiac Montana SV6 reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Honda Odyssey and the Pontiac Montana SV6 truly differ in reliability.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2014 Honda Odyssey 49 Odysseys, 6.7 months of data per Odyssey, average 6000 miles15
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Honda Odyssey 29 Odysseys, 10.8 months of data per Odyssey, average 15600 miles19
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Honda Odyssey 51 Odysseys, 9.7 months of data per Odyssey, average 23600 miles

Multiple reports of creaking front struts.
39
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Honda Odyssey 51 Odysseys, 9.6 months of data per Odyssey, average 41500 miles

First year of fourth-generation Odyssey. Common problem with creaking front struts.
47
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Honda Odyssey 45 Odysseys, 9.3 months of data per Odyssey, average 54300 miles37
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Honda Odyssey 37 Odysseys, 9.8 months of data per Odyssey, average 63800 miles23
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Honda Odyssey 40 Odysseys, 9.2 months of data per Odyssey, average 83300 miles

Refreshed for this model year.
68
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Honda Odyssey 76 Odysseys, 8.7 months of data per Odyssey, average 93000 miles53
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Pontiac Montana   10 Montanas, 9.2 months of data per Montana, average 113300 miles

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2006 Honda Odyssey 60 Odysseys, 9.3 months of data per Odyssey, average 104400 miles69
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Pontiac Montana   10 Montanas, 8.6 months of data per Montana, average 119200 miles

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2005 Honda Odyssey 66 Odysseys, 9.2 months of data per Odyssey, average 113900 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
43
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Pontiac Montana   11 Montanas, 8.5 months of data per Montana, average 125100 miles

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2004 Honda Odyssey 38 Odysseys, 9.7 months of data per Odyssey, average 123800 miles56
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Honda Odyssey 49 Odysseys, 8.9 months of data per Odyssey, average 147400 miles63
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Honda Odyssey 41 Odysseys, 9.6 months of data per Odyssey, average 157300 miles80
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Honda Odyssey 25 Odysseys, 8.8 months of data per Odyssey, average 161400 miles65
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2000 Honda Odyssey 27 Odysseys, 8.8 months of data per Odyssey, average 164700 miles66
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Honda Odyssey

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Honda Odyssey

Honda Odyssey Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Minivan, ext. 247-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
Besides some transmission snafus in the past, most people I know with Odysseys have virtually no problems.
2010 4dr Minivan, ext. 244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
Hoping it holds up to our expectations for a Honda.
2010 4dr Minivan, ext. 244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
I know many people who have put 150K+ on theirs with little to no problems.
2009 0 Overall, 9 out of 10.
2008 4dr Minivan, ext. 241-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
2008 model. 20,000+ miles without an issue. bought it for reliability and quality and have not had one issue to date.
2008 4dr Minivan, ext. 241-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
For so many features, this van is extremely reliable. It also can take a beating from 3 kids.
2008 4dr Minivan, ext. 244-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Honda reputation for reliablity
2007 4dr Minivan, ext. 244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
Hope its as good as reported
2007 4dr Minivan, ext. 244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
Reputation, mainly.
2007 4dr Minivan, ext. 244-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Honda has a reputation for reliability.
Honda Odyssey Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Minivan, ext. 247-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
May not be as good as the Sienna, but it will still be a great inexpensive van for many years.
2008 4dr Minivan, ext. 244-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Odyssey has reported reliability issues.
2006 4dr Minivan, ext. 244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
Expensive and frequent repairs. Too many uncommon defects occur at warranty expiry. Honda Plus extended warranty covers everything that never wears out!
2005 4dr Minivan, ext. 255-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
Many little problems. Always something. Reminds me of the Yugo.
2004 4dr Minivan, ext. 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Problematic transmission - see powertrain performance
2003 4dr Minivan, ext. 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Lots of reports of transmission problems on earlier models, but I think by 2003, they had it sorted. Power doors and rear windows are very expensive to repair when (not if!) they break.
2003 4dr Minivan, ext. 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Automatic transmission problems, trim falling off, radio shuts off each time battery runs down and requires a trip to dealer to reset, fuel filler door stops working which makes entire electric powered door not open on one side of vehicle.
2002 4dr Minivan, ext. 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Transmission failed quite early even with changing transmission fluid every 10,000 miles. Not durable. Rattles, Squeaks, Hardware breaks, doors stick. Supposed to use only Honda brand transmission fluid, brake fluid, antifreeze. Next? Honda Air.
2002 4dr Minivan, ext. 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
History of transmission failure,window motor failures, door motor failures, rattles, squeeks, etc.
2002 4dr Minivan, ext. 240-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Transmission reliability concerns.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Pontiac Montana SV6

Pontiac Montana SV6 Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2005 4dr Minivan, ext. 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Our family really loves this Pontiac Montana SV6. This is our third Pontiac Montana, we have also owned a 2002 and a 2003 and both were the extended models. We have had great performce from this van and we have the premium model that has the Onstar, DVD player, Cd and also wireless stereo. I drive this van daily and the gas mileage is great, this van also drivews beautifully on the highway. We just turned 161,000 miles on it and have had to do expected repairs, wheel hub assembly and we also had the front struts and rear shocks replaced as the back shocks were leaking. When routine maintenance is followed, oil change, tune up and other required maintenance, we have had no problems. Our only complaint is the cloth seats that seem to stain very easily, even with water dropplets ... We feel that they could have chosen a better material
Pontiac Montana SV6 Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr Minivan, ext. 201-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Steering column problems were fixed under warranty, but kept comeing back. Still remain to this day and never 100% fixed. Brake rotors should not have warped so badly so soon. Wife is not an aggresive driver, so not abused. Nothing major so far.
2003 4dr Minivan 185-horsepower 3.4L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Power door has always been intermittent Dozens of small failures Parts, interior mostly, that wear out quickly
2003 4dr Minivan, ext. 185-horsepower 3.4L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Electrical items fail repeatedly. Power sliding door intermittant.
2002 4dr Minivan, ext. 185-horsepower 3.4L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
the intake and head gaskets will need changing for sure as soon as warranty is up! Big job and big money. Also the wiring from the crank sensors to computer become faulty after 150k and it will take 30-40 hours of shop time to fix.
2002 4dr Minivan, ext. 185-horsepower 3.4L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Wipers stick up in the air.