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Honda Odyssey vs. Pontiac Montana SV6 Reliability

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Results are for year ending March 31, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2016 Honda Odyssey   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Odysseys, 3.3 months of data per Odyssey, average 3800 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2015 Honda Odyssey 17
20.8074534161% 20.8074534161% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  40 Odysseys, 8.8 months of data per Odyssey, average 9200 miles

 

2014 Honda Odyssey 9
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  64 Odysseys, 10.1 months of data per Odyssey, average 23300 miles

Refreshed.

 

2013 Honda Odyssey 27
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  32 Odysseys, 9.8 months of data per Odyssey, average 40200 miles

 

2012 Honda Odyssey 33
37.5% 37.5% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  57 Odysseys, 9.6 months of data per Odyssey, average 43400 miles

 

2011 Honda Odyssey 46
53.6734693878% 53.6734693878% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  53 Odysseys, 9.8 months of data per Odyssey, average 64400 miles

First year of fourth-generation Odyssey. Some reports of defective piston rings.

 

2010 Honda Odyssey 51
51.4285714286% 51.4285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  39 Odysseys, 10.3 months of data per Odyssey, average 81500 miles

 

2009 Honda Odyssey 37
19.2307692308% 19.2307692308% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  40 Odysseys, 9.6 months of data per Odyssey, average 82900 miles

 

2008 Honda Odyssey 63
47.8021978022% 47.8021978022% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Odysseys, 10.3 months of data per Odyssey, average 107800 miles

Refreshed for this model year.

 

2007 Honda Odyssey 50
30.5194805195% 30.5194805195% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  75 Odysseys, 9.6 months of data per Odyssey, average 118300 miles
2007 Pontiac Montana   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Montanas, 9.5 months of data per Montana, average 139400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2006 Honda Odyssey 52
29.802955665% 29.802955665% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  57 Odysseys, 9.6 months of data per Odyssey, average 125900 miles

 

2005 Honda Odyssey 60
32.1428571429% 32.1428571429% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  63 Odysseys, 9.9 months of data per Odyssey, average 126400 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2005 Pontiac Montana   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Montanas, 7.8 months of data per Montana, average 139500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2004 Honda Odyssey 75
41.5966386555% 41.5966386555% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  36 Odysseys, 10.2 months of data per Odyssey, average 146000 miles

 

2003 Honda Odyssey 58
21.0622710623% 21.0622710623% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  32 Odysseys, 9.7 months of data per Odyssey, average 159800 miles

 

2002 Honda Odyssey 77
34.9816849817% 34.9816849817% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Odysseys, 9.3 months of data per Odyssey, average 180900 miles

 

2001 Honda Odyssey   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  24 Odysseys, 8.3 months of data per Odyssey, average 160500 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2000 Honda Odyssey   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Odysseys, 4.5 months of data per Odyssey, average 190800 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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Honda Odyssey vs. Pontiac Montana SV6 Reliability Comparisons

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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
2013 4dr Minivan, ext. 247-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
6-speed automatic FWD
Aside from the brakes, it's not too bad. Our shocks started leaking at 130,xxx miles. The passenger sliding door would jam at times but after our tech lubricated the sliders, everything appears to be fine now. The hydraulic belt tensioner started to fail prematurely, they're suppose to last 120k, our started making noises and was replaced at 80k.
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
I know many people who have put 150K+ on theirs with little to 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.
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. 244-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Honda reputation for reliablity
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.
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
Previously owned a 2003 Honda Odyssey that was completely trouble free for the 65,000 miles that we owned it. We only had to replace it because of a DUI hit and run that totaled that van.
Honda Odyssey Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Minivan, ext. 247-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
6-speed automatic FWD
I cannot compain enough about the brakes. The brakes on our 2013 Odyssey Touring is the absolute worse part about this otherwise terrific van. Brake job (machine rotors or replace rotors) every 7,500 miles is rediculous and expensive!
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!
2006 4dr Minivan, ext. 244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
The reliability of this van has been horrible and definitely not what i expected out of Honda. We bought it used from a family who meticulously maintained it at Honda. Anything that needed to be done, was done and done on time. first big issue was the transmission, it had 135K on the original. That costed about $5000 to replace, Contacted honda for assistance, they prettty much gave the middle finger. as its gotten more miles on it, its been problem after problem. and this van has been so expensive to maintain...for a 2006, parts are extremely expensive.
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
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.
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.
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.
 

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, ext. 185-horsepower 3.4L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Electrical items fail repeatedly. Power sliding door intermittant.
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
2002 4dr Minivan, ext. 185-horsepower 3.4L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Wipers stick up in the air.
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.