2014 Odyssee never shifted well, and became worse over time. I drained the trans fluid and replaced 3 times with a 10 drive in between changes. Transmission shifts perfectly now, much better than when new. I used Honda atf
Car was demonstrating judder/hesitation when driving at speeds about 20 mph. Quick google search showed a TSB that had a remedy for the problem
Transmission intermittently juddering in 1st and 2nd gear. Dealer can't reproduce. Fed up at this point. Traded car for Toyota.
When lightly modulating the throttle the vehicle will coast then suddenly/harshly downshift/lock the torque converter. Worst at low speeds like when in stop and go traffic.
Same issue with squeaking. Will require a trip to the dealership. Everything I've read said there is no dealer based solution.
Transmission was missing shifts. Occured 4 times. Was not re-created. Honda chalked up to a software issue. Wait and see approach.
Transmission was clunking at low speed. Entire car shuttered. Same symptom as experienced at 6-8k miles. Not replicated at dealer. No repair made. There is a significant Trans issue. I see Odyssey owners on Forums report. Dealer = No fix.
Abrupt lurching lower gear shifts, shuddering at low speeds and partial throttle, hunting downshifts.
hesitation on the 1-2 shift
Reprogram the transmission.
Van was shifting rough between 2th-4th gears. There was a service bulletin on this issue. It only applied to 6 speed transmissions. They reprogrammed the transmission and replaced the transmission fluid. Works fine now.
Clunking while shifting gears at low speed. Also, transmission hunts.
Front CV joint failed, making noise. Entire axle assembly replaced.
Roughness at cruise under light engine loads. Dealer checked engine mounts, updated transmission software. Problem not replicated by dealer tech, but problem persists. Diagnostics and trans software update covered by warranty.
Diagnostic test drive with foreman; roughness while at cruise and light engine load diagnosed as bad torque converter. Warranty service authorization in progress. repairs to be scheduled.
Honda techline opted not to change out torque converter as initially planned. Shop performed several transmission fluid flushes. Problem not resolved. Torque converter replacement finally approved and parts on order.
Torque converter replaced under warranty. Roughness seems to have improved, but not completely resolved.
Again attempted to diagnose roughness in driveline...dealer unable to replicate. No repair attempted.
This was the 100,000 mile maintenance which was 1800 (including changing the timing belt). In the process they discovered that the axles needed to be replaced. This brought the total cost up to $2775. They also completed work for a recall
Transmission was juttering at speeds above 65 mph. I was first told it was a recall. Recall was done & the transmission did the same thing so then was told it was because need for transmission flush. made appt for the next day. Had transmission flushed in attempt to stop juttering. It did not fix the problem.
Clicking/humming from axles replaced under ext warr. Total with warranty was 587, I paid a $100 deductible.
Requested dealer to check on the transmission due to vibration on 3rd gear. Reported no problems found, no vibration happening during their tests, and a spark plug malfunction.
based on dealer recommendation after inspection, changed all spark plugs prematurely in order to resolve strange vibration. No solution to vibration after spark plug change. Vibration getting much worse, but a local mechanic could not find the problem, but verifies it is the transmission. Took minivan back to dealer to review again the vibration in transmission. They stated that nothing could be done as per Honda┬┤s dealer procedures in Mexico, other than changing the transmission.
Got the minivan to a specialized transmission repair shop. Inspected and scanned. Resulted in no major transmission failure. Required complete flush of trans oil. Said that dealer had not changed oil as per maint program as paid. Back to the repair shop as transmission started shifting to 4rd and 5th gears very soon at low speeds. Shop reprogrammed computer. Back to the transmission shop given that last reprogramming caused the vibration in 3rd gear to be back again very strongly. Reprogrammed again and vibration reduced (still there, but much slightly). Shifts much better now.
Called Honda Mexico to put a complain given the vibration in 3rd. shift. Was directed to the dealer in my town (Honda Corregidora). Took it there and had it tested by myself together with their chief mechanic. Could not replicate the problem Interestingly, the problem has became slighter every time that I kept driving it. Then I did a 4 hours each way trip, and it has completely disappeared! It looks like the new transmission fluid needed time to wash the affected parts.
replaced bad front drive axles (cv joints) both drivers side and passenger side
flush w/Honda fluid
Hard line for transmission cooler rusted through and began leaking significantly. Bypassed hard line with transmission cooler hose. (Alternative would have been replacing radiator, which was unnecessary.)
All drive shafts replaced. A continuing effort to eliminate vibration in front end.
Flashing "D" for Drive occurs after 20 minutes of driving. Transmission 3rd clutch sensor replaced. Following week 4th clutch sensor replaced. 3 days later problem went away. Not sure which sensor resolved problem. Transmission seal leak, passenger side. $20 for part. 8 hours to fix.
Front Right Axle went bad.
Transmission judder fixed after replacing torque converter.
Driveaxle seal leaking
Severe vibration in second gear. Replaced torque converter when computer reprogramming failed.
TSB - Reprogram Automatic transmission due to lock up/vibration issue $0 cost
Harsh shifting, jarring the entire van during downshifts. Phone descriptions to different shops have indicated it's probably going to fail, but no one can say for sure... they just want me to bring it in and drop $5k on a new transmission.
Transmission "juddering" still occurs. Dealer could not replicate.
Left Axle seal leak.
Transmission totally shot at 192k miles. Transmission originally failed at 110k miles.
transmission intermittent hard shifts and jerking. Dealer could not duplicate- no codes.
Cv joint needed replacement
Software reflash for transmission required by Honda actually caused "surging" torque convertor problem that it was intended to prevent. Dealer wanted to verify problem before ordering torque converter. Dealer replaced torque converter. They also performed brake system seal per recall.
TSB for minor "clunking" felt when steering wheel is turned. Dealer replaced both drive shafts per TSB. May have also reflashed transmission software again.
left CV axle noisy on low speed turns. Also saw that there is a TSB on this issue from Honda. Replaced.
Replaced both rear axle hub assemblies
Both front axles needed to be replaced.
Drive shaft had to be replaced. Transmission not operating smoothly. There were vibrations. Car didn't feel (still doesn't feel) solid.
Transmission would not shift correctly from R to D4. Also would not engage smoothly from 1st to 2nd. Transmission was torn down -> suspected root cause is failed shift solenoid(s) which also resulted in premature wear of clutchpack discs.
Problem with the position sensor
Transmission leaking. Dealer replaced the left-side transmission axle seal. No recurrence of leak after approximately 2500 miles.
Vibration while driving. Torque converter was replaced under warranty.
Replaced left side CV axle.
There is a known transmission issue. It was very jerky between 2nd/3rd gear at 28-32 mph. After the fix, it's worse. Jerky between 20-32 mph. They feel the transmission needs to be pulled and worked on.
Foolowing the ECM programming the vibration/dron at 1300-1600RPM still there. Now diagnostic is torque converter needs to be replaced. It was replaced in January the problem still persist. Left the vehicle for more test the dealer could not find Replaced torque converter, the problem persists.
Torque converter replaced under warranty because of shuddering during acceleration.
Transmission shuddered slightly during slow acceleration. Dealer diagnosed as faulty torque converter and replaced it under warranty. low droning noise and vibration with light throttle at about 50 MPH. Tech took test drive with me, confirmed problem but did not fix. Recommended a new trans after apr. 19th when he said honda policy would change w/ replacing transmissions
transmission failing, thought it was torque converter (according to dealer), but gave work to local mechanic who used solid diagnostics.
Both CV axels had to be replaced, 4 rotors had to be replaced.
Drive shafts ruined due to vcm
Transmission shudder at 45-50 shift. Flushed and refilled transmission fluid.
Replaced front axles
Cv boot tore, lost grease and joint wore out.
Transmission overheated. Rebuilt transmission
Car shudders when accelerating or going uphill. Both axles replaced.
S/W update for torque converter
Right-Front CV joint starting to occasionally make noise. The CV boot was cracked. A CV boot kit was installed and packed with new grease.
CV boot leak. Replaced complete OEM half shaft assembly with aftermarket Cardone Select unit. Entire assembly cheaper than just a pair of OEM replacement boots and appears to be made very well.
transmission leak - replaced gasket
Cv axles needed to be replaced
transmission shudder under light load during torque converter lock-up. PCM flash to correct issue.
The transmission always ready to brake. But there is a distinctive sound that makes when it's almost ready to be dry, no trans oil. So pay attention to it is like a whistle. That should be a heads up.
axle boots need replacing.
brake rotors & pads need replacing
Replaced CV axles on both front wheels
Replaced left C/V Axle.
CV boot leak
Front right axle boots were torn and needed replacement.
Replaced (apparently) undamaged right axle to eliminate/reduce vibration on acceleration. Repair was successful.
Torn CV boot lead to passenger side CV assembly requiring replacement (severe vibration at highway speeds). CV assembly was replaced.
Supposed contaminate of brake and transmission fluids. Chose not to have dealer do because of expense and worry about validity of problems. Dealer looking for markup.
replaced torque converter
rebuilt differential and replaced torque converter
Inner CV boot replacement. Right inner boot was replaced. Left inner boot was unable to be removed, told that eventually axle will fail.
New dealer repair shop was able to fix the CV boot problem without replacing the axel.
Had a previous transmission issue where the car would not engage properly and/or would remain engaged in the "neutral" position. Finally the transmission quit.
Complete transmission failure due to overheating/slippage. Known issue of 04-06 Odysseys between 50-75K. Replacing w/non-OEM tranny with extra cooling parts because OEM parts known to have same problem. No manuf or dealer assist offered
Torque converter clutch problem - a known issue
Torque converter was repalced on the last day of our extended warranty. The vehicle has since been sold and was replaced with a 2010 Lexus RX350 which is already shaping up to be a turkey - more to come on this one........
both front CV boots ripped, replaced entire axel assembly on both sides
replaced torn CV boot
Main seal leaking
Replaced transmission fluid
Replaced right axle seal.
Several gears slipping and would not engage. Entire transmission had to be replaced.
Replaced driver's side drive axle due to leak at CV boot.
Replaced the fifth (5th) automatic transmission for the Odyssey in August. The other four were done by the Honda dealer under warranty. The first was done at 35,000, the second at 62,000, the third at 90,000 the fourth at 118,000.
Shift solenoid on trans failed. Easily diagnosed and replaced.
Transmission began slipping and overheated on freeway.
Full rebuild with case bearing bore repair, valve body kit, external cooler, new diff bearings.
Unable to use shifter to select 2nd gear. Repair was unsuccessful, but not a major issue.
Van stopped working and would not switch gears. Needed to have entire transmission replaced. Drive train was jammed which led to the need for repair.
Transmission shifting rough. Flushed and serviced transmission.
Flashing "D" light on gear select indicating possible transmission problem.
Transmission was OK, but the case seal was leaking fluid.
Torque converter went bad
Bad torque converter
Shuttering in van when van is between 25 & 30 just before the automatic transmission shifts to the next higher gear.
replaced pressure sensor on 4th gear of transmission
Noisy calipers, replaced locks
First transmission failure. Required ~ $3600 rebuild from Honda specialist repair shop.
The rebuilt transmission began to fail (random shifting, rough shifting, etc).
Suddenly, transmission would no longer transmit torque effectively, fluid loss from pressure relief valve. No codes or internal problems found. Full fluid flush corrected the problem.
Check Engine light came on, code was the dreaded P0740, Shop flushed transmission, did not correct problem. I cleaned solenoid tubes, did not correct. Rebuild needed to correct problem, at a cost of up to $3200, sold van instead.
Transmission failed at 75 mph downshifting to first gear and causing 5 motor mounts to break. Barely avoided crash.
Also there is a whine when under load - was told the transmissions whine and the warranty company wouldn't replace it for a whine.
Jeff the service writer at Roberts Automall told me the noise was differential. After drive with tech wawas tood it was intake. Wouldn't replace transmission. He would feel safe driving it for 5-10 years as is. Got Honda America involved. Went to Scott Honda for 2nd opinion. Ed service writer called me. Told me they were replacing transmission. Ordered transmission. Sending it to be painted (recall ) very happy and without transportation. Honda doesn't provide rental.
Replacement of transmission fixed the whining differential.
Mechanic said the cooling system is inadequate and that the transmission overheated destroying the torque converter and the pieces were throughout the transmission. Replaced transmission and added transmission cooler.
Transmission went out and was slipping until it wouldn't go
3rd clutch pressure solenoid faulted and had to be replaced
Transmission began slipping. This is a known design issue for this model. Was planning on repairing it myself, but issue became too bad before I could get to it.
Tranny is letting me know to be careful!!!
Early trans. fluid change
The transmission failed. It would have been between $2800 - $3200 to fix so we opted to trade it in.
Transmission slipping. Had to be rebuilt.
Replace transmission with Factory rebuilt (not the same as original) One engine mount replaced. Second gear recall was done around 60k miles. Oil injector was added but no apparent "issues"
Transmission shot. 4th gear, torgue converter, drum. Had entire transmission rebuilt, including new drum. approximately $3000 for the tranny part of the repairs.
transmission gone, required full replacement (known problems)
Infamous Odyssey transmission bearing support failure.
Transmission went. Need to be replaced.
Transmission needed to be replaced.
Transmission lines. Four of them. I believe also referred to as cooler lines. When my transmission was replaced, these lines were not. Driving an lost power. Immediately pulled over and towed to shop.
Use sea breeze transmission fluid and has so far extended the life by more than 10,000 miles in cold weather. I am wondering if the trans problem occured when Sears did some work on my trans lines. I think dirt got into it?
Transmission 3rd gear failed. Transmission replaced with new unit.
transmission died. Honda replacement is not great and may require a second transmission soon.
Leaking axle shaft seal.
Replaced transmission and control module
CEL P0740, transmission was also shifting late and hard, probably needed new transmission
The transmission went out. There were some signs of it at about 112,000 miles but it went from signs to complete slipping and missing from 2nd to 3rd gear in a weeks time....barely got it to the shop. I'm very disappointed....Odyssey reputation???
Needs new transmission
Multiple gear failure in transmission.
Transmission overheated while driving through hilly terrain. Installed transmission cooler and flushed transmission to fix.
transmission failure requiring re-build of system
Tranny slipping when upshifting into 3rd, would often not upshift into 4th
Flashing "D" light accompanied by rough 1-2 shifts and delayed 2-3 & 3-4 shifts.
Dealer replaced transmission temperature sensor.
I have been complaining to the dealer for over 2 years abou the transmission. I kept being told that the shop couldn't find a problem. Then they flushe it, and the next day it wouldn't shift. Finally replaced the transmission.
Transmission failed to operate - slipped in forward gears and would not engage in reverse. Engine check light on.
Typical transmission failure on 03 Odyssey. Ran fine up to failure, then hard shifting and high-revving. American Honda Motors would not assist with cost of repair knowing high failure rates on this transmission.
Caught a fast drip transmission fluid leak from axle seal before it drained the fluid and ruined the transmission (cost under $200 to repair).
FLASHING D LIGHT ON TRANS. REPLACED 4th GEAR PRESSURE SOLENOID.
Transmission started to slip. Drained and refilled 2x and switched 3rd and 4th gear pressure solenoids. Rebuilt transmission...
They don't ask "if" but "when". The transmission
was slipping and we had a reliable independent transmission rebuild it rather than the dealer which was much more expensive.
Cracked cv boot
Transmission slipping after annual checkup.
D light not lit up. They said needed $10 light (+$50 labor). Got there. They said $500 repair. Left it. A week later, light re-lit back up.
Bad transmission, replaced under extended warranty.
transmission slipping; had it rebuit
ECL indicated a problem that requires transmission rebuild or replacement. This was the _second_ transmission in the car, an AAMCO transmission, and it had only 32,000 miles on it.
transmission pressure switch
There's definitely a problem with this transmission and now I discover that there's Honda forums all about their transmission problems. Honda Canada is doing nothing so far to rectify the issues. Gears sticking, driving shudder, error codes
After much discussion with Honda Canada the deal they offered was beat by the local dealership (who was not even responsible for missing problem). I brought this to attention while still under extended warranty but still had to pay in full.
Check engine and TCS light came on and the transmission was slipping/not shifting. Drove the car home, only a mile, and had it towed to the dealer. The dealer diagnosed it as a faulty transmission.
Failed 4th gear switch
Transmission failed with approximately 145,000 miles. Mechanic said torque converter showed signs of heat stress and there was debris in system. Rebuild required.
TCS light, slipping in 3rd and 4th. rebuild transmission
gears were slipping in first to second, the dealer replaced the transmission with a brand new transmission and we have not had problems since
Automatic transmission was skipping second gear.
4th gear pressure switch replaced.
Transmission failing, repair not deemed worth expense. We are keeping the Odyssey until the cloud of indecision lifts from my wife's brow, or it coasts to a quiet stop beside the road. It is currently showing a brilliant array of warning lights.
It was just diagnostic. There was a gear ratio problem as per Check Engine Light Code.
My transmission started shifting roughly, so I took it in. Needed new tranmission. Dealer wanted $5K, got a new one without known Honda defect for $3500. 2nd - Class Action lawsuit against Honda pending...also needed new motor mounts due to bad tranny.
Transmission was whining. Due to extended warranty, the dealer replaced transmission twice with used transmissions from wrecked Odysseys. Still whining.
Transmission slipping in third gear. Rough, delayed shifts or jerking shifts since 50,000 miles although has received regular transmission fluid changes 7 times at even intervals since 2003. Repair part only ordered on this visit. No repair done. Transmission slipping in third gear. Rough slipping or delayed shifts since 50,000 miles although has received regular transmission fluid changes with factory fluid 7 times at even intervals since 2003. Transmission replaced. Did not receive full ...
Transmission failed. Rebuilt
Flashing letter D on shift indicator. Dealer states could not duplicate. Code erased. No repair done.
Transmission extreme slipping flaring.
Transmission failure. Transmission rebuilt.
Transmission failed after being rebuilt. Mar 2014 repair no additional cost to me. Transmission rebuilt.
Transmission needed to be replaced.
clacking noise when turning or on bumpy road
Coolant flush Turn rear brakes and new pads and replace both inner CV boots.
Honda had to replace the transmission due to codes from the "Check Engine" prompt. This was after checking the lubrication of the gears on a recall and it was pronounced fit, and also after a new control module had been installed.
Replaced Transmission, replaced motor mounts, replaced rear main seal, timing belt, water pump
4th gear pressure switch failed, replaced along with 3rd gear pressure switch for precaution.
Transmission needed to be rebuilt. The wonderful great transmission in the Odyssey.
Transmission overheated and would not shift out of 2nd. Shop replaced a seal that failed which had failed and caused the overheating.
Transmission had been running very rough, and was getting rougher. Finally took it to the dealer (we had had other shops look at it previously) and they declared it transmission failure, and contacted the extended warranty. Engine mounts replaced too
Car was rattling very badly. Shop replaced the CV joint. Problem was corrected.
Sundden horrible smell, then transmission started slipping, and within a quarter mile, car would no longer drive or go into any gear.
Transmission completely died. Van is immobile. Sold for $200.
Transmission was slipping when going into second gear. Replaced second clutch pressure switch and gasket.
The transmission failed. We purchased the van new in June 2001. In 2004, with 42000 miles, the original transmission failed and was replaced under the Odyssey extended transmission warranty program. This transmission lasted until 92,000 miles...
Transmission failure. This is the fourth transmission in this Honda Odyssey (including the original) each failed at almost 40 months of use.
Traction control and check engine lights came on, car was not shifting smoothly in gear 2 and 3. so the automatic transmission was replaced. Code displayed were P780, P1750, P480.
Rebuilt transmission; original lasted 189K miles. and broken left axle.
Trans slipping. Needed entire rebuild...friction disks, etc.
Transmission not shifting well and creating grinding/whirring noise at approx. 55 mph. Shop could mostly replicate problem, but decided not to go forth until code came up (car is under aftermarket warranty.) Update: a drain and fill later helped.
Transmission failure. Common problem with Honda Odysseys. This is the third transmission to be installed. First two were factory original and factory rebuilt. Using after market this time. Honda would not offer any good will compensation.
third transmission had to be rebuilt for the second time. Clutch packs failed after 60,000 miles. mechanic rebuilt with upgraded non factory kit. Mechanic opened/modified oil ports.
2nd Clutch pressure switch was replaced due to rough shifting from 1st to 2nd.
shift solenoid needed to be replaced. dealer split cost.
transmission required rebuild or replace. transmission rebuilt by local transmission shop. Used the dealer's discount and dealer gave $500 towards it. My total was still $2400.
Transmission was slipping in between 1st and 2nd typically, may have also been a problem with the torque converter. Check Engine light and Traction Control System (TCS) were also results of this problem.
The transmission selector on the column wouldn't go into park. In order to start the car, had to use the key in the box on the steering column to disengage the selector in order to move it to neutral so I could start the vehicle.
Flaring 1-2 shift along with P0730 & P0780. FSM said to replace Linear Solenoid A/B and 2nd Clutch pressure control switch & replace trans if problems persisted. Replaced solenoid & switch, problems persisted; traded in on a CPO Accord.
Transmission code P0780 was triggered. Replaced linear solenoid and T/C solenoid. Screens clogged with debris.
Dreaded Honda transmission failure. Second gear would not engage, downright scary to drive. I replaced $1K worth of pressure switches and solenoids, always used Honda ATF for 8 drain and fills over the years, added an external ATF filter ľ failed anyway.
Torque converter was not locking up, required transmission flush and system returned to normal.
Torque converter gave out, transmission clunked badly between shifts. Quoted $4,200 to fix and value of the van was not worth the benefit for the long run.
Sluggish shifting, green drive light blinked off and on. Check engine light came on. Transmission circuit. Required $5,000 transmission and torque converter replacement.
CEL light came on. Prior to that hard shifts and erratic behaviour were noticed.
3rd time I put a transmission in the car
1st and 2nd gear slipping in transmission. Torque converter malfunctioning from friction plate material suspended in transmission fluid.
Tranny went, as they all do in earlier Odysseys. Mechanic told me that even in new ones to service the transmission every 15,000 miles to prevent problems. This is a drain and filter change, not the expensive pump out procedure.
SLIGHTLY ROUGH SHIFTING DURING COLD WINTER MONTHS FROM FIRST TO SECOND GEAR. NO PROBLEM WHEN WARMED UP OR IN WARMER MONTHS. PERFORMED 3 TIME CHANGE OF 3 QUARTS [NINE TOTAL} OF TRANS FLUID. ALSO REPLACED DRAIN PLUG AND WASHER.
complete trans failure, only 70,000 miles on this trans
replaced 3rd clutch pack sensor
Transmission is dead and requires replacement. Car not repaired - sold to salvage yard.
Replaced passenger side axle. CV boot had been ripped during engine removal at dealer but discovered it too late to try to get them to fix.
Has needed a transmission since 105000 miles, we drove it for 85000 with a clunk between 1 and 2nd and going into reverse!!! Found a great repair shop in Brooklyn, NY, inexpensive, honest, hardworking!!! RS and D Transmissions!!! The best!!
Tranny slipping in all gears, will NOT go in reverse
New transmission installed (3rd one since new)
Complete transmission replacement. This is the fourth transmission in 135,000 miles with no unusual use. Honda only paid for one!
Catastrophic failure of the transmission after two year of symptoms. Rebuilt for $2100 by former Honda dealer trans rebuilder.
vibration coming from car. said it was probably internal bearing of drive axle. Had a transmission leak. Replaced seal, no leak since, but the bearing is still noisy. probably a transmission rebuild down the road.
TRANNY FAILED. HAD TO BE REBUILT.
Worn CV joint resulted in heavy vibration under acceleration and at highway speeds. Condition was rapidly deteriorating. Replaced both front axles.
Transmission replaced. Numerous lights in dashboard.
Transmission had very hard shifts into 2nd gear
Code 740, intermittent at this point, would require 2nd transmission rebuild (first was about 65,000 miles ago)
Worn out clutch pack on the third gear causing the vehicle to slip out of 3rd gear
traction Control light and check engine light on,
intermittent transmission slip. contacting Honda for assistance.
Decided that transmission was getting worse, so went in to set up appointment to replace and have transmission ordered. Called Honda for assitance and got "good will" of all parts paid by Honda with me paying for labor. Took back to have transmission replaced. Replaced the transmission again after it failed after 215 miles. No cost, under 3yr/36,000 warenty.
Transmission failed for the fourth time. Seem to last about 40-45k miles. $2,400.
very hard shift from first gear to second gear w/ a lot of slippage to boot; also clunked big time when selecting reverse; replaced with rebuilt transmission
"Engine Check" light came on 4/17. Scanned at Honda dealer 4/19 (code P0740-TC clutch system failure). Took to Transmission shop. Shop owner drove for two days and said the transmission needs replacement. I drove for 2 months (150 miles). Had repaired.