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Honda Odyssey repairs by problem area

Engine (21%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (19%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (8%)

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Honda Odyssey transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (26%)

$1000 - $2499 (16%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (31%)

< $100 (14%)

Chart based on 272 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2016 Honda Odyssey 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

7000 mi Transmission is rough shifting, down shifts early when foot is off throttle. Very annoyed at this.  

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2014 Honda Odyssey 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

89000 mi

US $90
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 
47000 mi 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 
12000 mi Transmission intermittently juddering in 1st and 2nd gear. Dealer can't reproduce. Fed up at this point. Traded car for Toyota. 
20220 mi 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. 
9000 mi Dealer replaced right side driveshaft assy. 

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2013 Honda Odyssey 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

71300 mi

C $20
Same issue with squeaking. Will require a trip to the dealership. Everything I've read said there is no dealer based solution. 
6000 mi Transmission was missing shifts. Occured 4 times. Was not re-created. Honda chalked up to a software issue. Wait and see approach. 
36000 mi 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. 

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2012 Honda Odyssey 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

2000 mi Reprogrammed transmission. Technical service bulletin repair performed to address issue. 
7500 mi

US $45
check transmission for shifting issue 
11000 mi

US $80
Reprogram s/w 
19000 mi Transmission reprogramming, and fluid replaced. 
41300 mi

US $500
Transmission system flush recommended during annual inspection 

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2012 Honda Odyssey 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

62000 mi

US $350
Left Axle/CV Joint replaced due to knocking noise when taking the left turns 
43000 mi Driver's side drive shaft 
39300 mi

US $480
Left Axle replaced under Warranty & Squeak in front under TSB A11-038 
67000 mi Leaking CV joint boot, required new left axel 
29700 mi Drive shaft needed to be replaced under warranty. Car was making clunking sound at low speeds when wheel turned to left. 
48000 mi CV boot replaced under powertrain warranty. 
63000 mi Replaced cv axle, passenger side 
6000 mi Transmission would not downshift when decelerating at slow speeds. While attempting to stop, with foot on brake and off gas, transmission did not disengage. 
36500 mi Front right CV joint was failing (loud noises on left turns w/acceleration). Replaced under warranty. 
8700 mi Same problem as before, vibrations. Factory service person came. swapped out tow tires & wheels and helped some on constant vibration. VCM vibration is much worse. Will have to go back again 

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2011 Honda Odyssey 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

14500 mi ECM flash to prevent juttering when shifting 
51000 mi Abrupt lurching lower gear shifts, shuddering at low speeds and partial throttle, hunting downshifts. 
21000 mi hesitation on the 1-2 shift 
15000 mi Reprogram the transmission. 
25720 mi 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. 
47000 mi

US $900
Clunking while shifting gears at low speed. Also, transmission hunts. 
56300 mi clunking, slipping 
27000 mi Re-flashed computer for jerky transmission. 

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2011 Honda Odyssey 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

54300 mi

US $600
axle problem 
84000 mi

US $500
Front CV joint failed, making noise. Entire axle assembly replaced. 
44440 mi 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. 
47480 mi 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. 
48980 mi

C $50
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. 
50840 mi Torque converter replaced under warranty. Roughness seems to have improved, but not completely resolved. 
51240 mi Again attempted to diagnose roughness in driveline...dealer unable to replicate. No repair attempted. 
28000 mi TSB to solve shudder when shifting gears. 

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2010 Honda Odyssey 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

82000 mi

US $1571
CV joints need replacement as well but didn't do it this time. Didn't buy extended warranty :( Selling the car ...... Very sad. Never buying Honda :( 
83000 mi CV joints needed replacement. 
95700 mi Car had to be towed . Transmission and engine light flashing. Relay switch went bad. Replaced under extended warranty 

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2010 Honda Odyssey 4dr Minivan, ext.

244-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

36000 mi Vibration never fixed. I think it was the transmission. 

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2009 Honda Odyssey 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

103700 mi

US $975
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 
97000 mi CV boot torn, grease gone, axle replaced. CPO warranty. 
103000 mi

US $350
Cv joint worn. 
96900 mi persistent vibration at around 50 mph. Replace both half shafts. 
97400 mi

US $549
replace left and right half shafts to correct vibration problem at 50-60 mph. 
100000 mi

US $137
Leaky CV axle seal on passenger side. 
56000 mi Check engine light came on. Dealer said it was a transmission 3rd gear sensor. Sensor R&R'd. 

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2009 Honda Odyssey 4dr Minivan, ext.

244-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

7000 mi Transmission downshifting jerky 
24000 mi Torque Converter required replacement. Very hard down-shifting at low speeds that was not corrected with Honda software update. 
35700 mi Torque Converter was replaced to fix hard shifting at low speeds. 

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2008 Honda Odyssey

Engine not specified

32000 mi 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. 

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2008 Honda Odyssey 4dr Minivan, ext.

244-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

74000 mi

US $100
Clicking/humming from axles replaced under ext warr. Total with warranty was 587, I paid a $100 deductible. 
40300 mi

$65
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. 
45880 mi

$180
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. 
46480 mi

$400
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. 
47120 mi 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. 
95460 mi

C $425
replaced bad front drive axles (cv joints) both drivers side and passenger side 
110300 mi

US $2700
flush w/Honda fluid 
116000 mi

US $20
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.) 

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2008 Honda Odyssey 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

95000 mi Crack in boot 
148000 mi

US $1600
All drive shafts replaced. A continuing effort to eliminate vibration in front end. 
142000 mi

US $100
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. 
56000 mi

US $450
Front Right Axle went bad. 
23000 mi Transmission judder fixed after replacing torque converter. 
99000 mi

US $300
Driveaxle seal leaking 
30000 mi Severe vibration in second gear. Replaced torque converter when computer reprogramming failed. 
27300 mi TSB - Reprogram Automatic transmission due to lock up/vibration issue $0 cost 

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2007 Honda Odyssey 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

140000 mi 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. 
43000 mi Transmission "juddering" still occurs. Dealer could not replicate. 
63700 mi

US $288
Left Axle seal leak. 
192000 mi Transmission totally shot at 192k miles. Transmission originally failed at 110k miles.  
37000 mi transmission intermittent hard shifts and jerking. Dealer could not duplicate- no codes. 
36000 mi Cv joint needed replacement 
40000 mi 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. 
60000 mi TSB for minor "clunking" felt when steering wheel is turned. Dealer replaced both drive shafts per TSB. May have also reflashed transmission software again. 
66500 mi

US $1200
left CV axle noisy on low speed turns. Also saw that there is a TSB on this issue from Honda. Replaced. 
46500 mi

C $250
Replaced both rear axle hub assemblies 
89000 mi

US $800
Both front axles needed to be replaced. 
56700 mi Drive shaft had to be replaced. Transmission not operating smoothly. There were vibrations. Car didn't feel (still doesn't feel) solid. 
163000 mi

US $2800
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. 
132700 mi

US $375
Problem with the position sensor 
13000 mi Transmission leaking. Dealer replaced the left-side transmission axle seal. No recurrence of leak after approximately 2500 miles. 
39000 mi Vibration while driving. Torque converter was replaced under warranty. 
99000 mi

US $80
Replaced left side CV axle. 
48000 mi

US $200
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. 
17360 mi 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. 
61000 mi

US $100
Transmission replacement 

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2007 Honda Odyssey 4dr Minivan, ext.

244-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

36000 mi Torque converter replaced under warranty because of shuddering during acceleration. 
38000 mi 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 
81000 mi

US $150
Flashing 'D' light then check engine light. Transmission code p1717. Replaced neutral sensor switch 
56000 mi

US $95
Failing torque converter. Arguing with Honda b/c of low miles. At this point Honda refuses any responsibility. Repair estimated at $1800. 
30000 mi Driver side axle went bad at 29,000 miles. Replaced under warranty. 
8000 mi "Extra" noises from transmission when shifting from N to R, but also from N to D. Occasionally, a"snapping" sound will also occure. 
27000 mi

US $500
cv boot replace both front 
29000 mi Transmission shudder. Moderate severe. Attempted repair. computer reflash. Unsuccessful repair. Problem not improved.  
48000 mi

US $1500
Severe shudder. Failed torque converter replaced. 
90700 mi

US $2000
Torque converter replaced. Slipping shuddering. 
91300 mi Torque converter failed again. Replaced. 
100500 mi

US $5000
Transmission slipping. Transmission replaced with rebuilt unit. 
68000 mi

US $200
There was a leaking seal inside the transmission and a broken motor mount. Repair cost 1500; extended warranty paid most of cost. 
48000 mi clicking noise from driver side when turning. 
205840 mi

€600
Replaced Axles 
144700 mi

US $168
a small controller part of the transmission went bad. 
134000 mi

US $300
Car would not always smoothly shift from 3rd to 4th gear. Warning light and code lead mechanic to some sensor. 

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2006 Honda Odyssey

Engine not specified

186000 mi Transmission shot-- car died. 
83000 mi Also, very rough shifts from 2-3 and 3-4. Occurred mostly at low RPM.  

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2006 Honda Odyssey 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

128700 mi

US $1200
torque converter is shuddering, "no shudder fluid" added to transmission and it worked for six months. 
126000 mi

US $20
Shifting hard, low on fluid. Mechanic tightened hoses and topped off fluid. Couldn't find leak source. Monitoring for recurrence. 
64300 mi The transmission was shuddering/shaking around 30mph. Took it to the dealer and had 2 software updates installed from existing service bulletins. It fixed the problem and it was no charge. 
55500 mi Honda performed a transmission firmware update to address shuddering with the transmission. It was covered under a special warranty program even though the original warranty had expired. 
78000 mi

US $90
Vibration at speed resolved by replacing one axle. 
86000 mi

US $75
Replaced passenger side cv axle, different one than in December. 
88000 mi

US $300
Replaced both axles due to vibration 
95000 mi transmission--jumping 
94000 mi shudder/judder problem on torque converter - would jerk at 25-35 mph on flat/inclined road. replaced torque converter, then did a front-end alignment. 
131000 mi

US $450
Replaced front left & right axels 
136000 mi

US $400
Roughness when changing from 2nd to 3rd gear. Updated software and added transmission conditioner. 
135000 mi

US $5000
transmission replaced 
141000 mi Also replace leaking cv assembly boot. 
75000 mi

US $54
transmission judders; torque converter needs to be replaced. 
78000 mi

US $684
Torque converter replaced. Dealer paid about 1100 of the 1800. 
180000 mi

US $3500
Transmission failed 
181000 mi

US $1700
Soft transmission rebuild. 
224000 mi

US $1400
tranny blew out speedo sensors 
148000 mi

US $50
The car had a dying transmission, one of the bearing joints or something like that was worn thus causing a whine when the car was accelerating. 

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2006 Honda Odyssey 4dr Minivan, ext.

244-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

117180 mi

C $500
CV joint 
112000 mi

US $350
CV Joint on axle 
137000 mi

US $400
Needed new CV axle 
143000 mi

US $200
Cv joint 
13000 mi A seal located where shifter cable enters transmission case was leaking. 
60000 mi

US $1100
torn rubber boot 

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2005 Honda Odyssey 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

69000 mi

US $2800
transmission failing, thought it was torque converter (according to dealer), but gave work to local mechanic who used solid diagnostics. 
123000 mi

US $2000
Both CV axels had to be replaced, 4 rotors had to be replaced. 
132000 mi

US $1000
Drive shafts ruined due to vcm 
121700 mi

US $798
Transmission shudder at 45-50 shift. Flushed and refilled transmission fluid. 
162000 mi

US $700
Replaced front axles 
128000 mi

US $650
Cv boot tore, lost grease and joint wore out. 
154000 mi

US $1800
Transmission overheated. Rebuilt transmission 
119000 mi

US $709
Car shudders when accelerating or going uphill. Both axles replaced. 
63000 mi S/W update for torque converter 
148000 mi

US $350
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. 
126000 mi

US $75
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. 
36000 mi transmission leak - replaced gasket 
124000 mi

US $550
Cv axles needed to be replaced 
92000 mi transmission shudder under light load during torque converter lock-up. PCM flash to correct issue. 
125000 mi

US $250
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. 
20000 mi Tranny Leaked. 
120000 mi

US $300
axle boots need replacing. brake rotors & pads need replacing 
120000 mi

US $320
Replaced CV axles on both front wheels 
95000 mi

US $400
Replaced left C/V Axle. 
108000 mi

US $500
CV boot leak 
144000 mi

US $300
Front right axle boots were torn and needed replacement. 
148000 mi

US $69
Replaced (apparently) undamaged right axle to eliminate/reduce vibration on acceleration. Repair was successful. 
107500 mi

US $80
Torn CV boot lead to passenger side CV assembly requiring replacement (severe vibration at highway speeds). CV assembly was replaced. 
97200 mi

US $27
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. 
129000 mi

US $2000
replaced torque converter 
133000 mi

US $1800
rebuilt differential and replaced torque converter 
220000 mi

US $350
Inner CV boot replacement. Right inner boot was replaced. Left inner boot was unable to be removed, told that eventually axle will fail. 
227000 mi

US $2500
New dealer repair shop was able to fix the CV boot problem without replacing the axel. 
190000 mi

US $3200
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. 
75000 mi

US $3000
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 
35000 mi Torque converter clutch problem - a known issue 
35300 mi 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........ 

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2005 Honda Odyssey 4dr Minivan, ext.

255-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

112500 mi

US $1200
both front CV boots ripped, replaced entire axel assembly on both sides 
102000 mi

US $2000
replaced torn CV boot 
106000 mi

US $600
Main seal leaking 
238000 mi

US $390
Replaced transmission fluid 
111000 mi

US $100
Replaced right axle seal. 
124300 mi Replaced axles 
114000 mi

US $3100
Several gears slipping and would not engage. Entire transmission had to be replaced. 
102000 mi

US $150
Replaced driver's side drive axle due to leak at CV boot. 
168000 mi

US $2600
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. 
250000 mi

US $148
Shift solenoid on trans failed. Easily diagnosed and replaced. 
50840 mi New Transmission 
168000 mi

US $1035
Replaced front axle 
69440 mi

C $195
Power steering still lagging. 

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2004 Honda Odyssey

Engine not specified

96720 mi

C $3800
Third gear wasn't catching when shifting into it. 

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2004 Honda Odyssey 4dr Minivan, ext.

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

74000 mi

US $400
Soleinoid replaced. 
225000 mi

US $1000
Transmission began slipping and overheated on freeway. Full rebuild with case bearing bore repair, valve body kit, external cooler, new diff bearings.  
13000 mi Unable to use shifter to select 2nd gear. Repair was unsuccessful, but not a major issue. 
125220 mi

C $3800
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. 
111000 mi

US $350
Transmission shifting rough. Flushed and serviced transmission. 
141000 mi Flashing "D" light on gear select indicating possible transmission problem. 
55000 mi

US $1700
Transmission was OK, but the case seal was leaking fluid.  
105000 mi

US $2500
Torque converter went bad 
115000 mi Bad torque converter 
73000 mi

US $340
Shuttering in van when van is between 25 & 30 just before the automatic transmission shifts to the next higher gear. 
120000 mi

US $180
replaced pressure sensor on 4th gear of transmission 
158720 mi

$150
Noisy calipers, replaced locks 
160000 mi

US $1900
Rebuilt transmission 
103000 mi

US $3600
First transmission failure. Required ~ $3600 rebuild from Honda specialist repair shop. 
140000 mi The rebuilt transmission began to fail (random shifting, rough shifting, etc). 
90000 mi

US $330
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. 
158000 mi

US $150
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. 
77000 mi

US $700
Transmission failed at 75 mph downshifting to first gear and causing 5 motor mounts to break. Barely avoided crash.  
79000 mi Also there is a whine when under load - was told the transmissions whine and the warranty company wouldn't replace it for a whine. 
100000 mi 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. 
100000 mi Replacement of transmission fixed the whining differential. 
124500 mi

US $3800
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. 
160000 mi

US $198
Leaking seal on Front Left Axle. 

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2004 Honda Odyssey 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

69000 mi

US $200
The transmission often would not shift into gear. The mechanic tried to replace a part associated with the brakes but alas it did not work. Traded car. 

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2003 Honda Odyssey

Engine not specified

98000 mi Defective transmission, started with rough shifting and increased in noise and severity. Was repaired with partial goodwill. 

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2003 Honda Odyssey 4dr Minivan, ext.

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

169000 mi

US $3295
Rebuilt transmission and replaced computer 
135000 mi

US $3500
Transmission went out and was slipping until it wouldn't go 
163000 mi

US $262
3rd clutch pressure solenoid faulted and had to be replaced 
172000 mi

US $500
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. 
113000 mi

US $4000
REBULD TRANNY 
112000 mi Tranny is letting me know to be careful!!! 
114000 mi

US $100
Early trans. fluid change 
105000 mi

US $2800
The transmission failed. It would have been between $2800 - $3200 to fix so we opted to trade it in. 
78000 mi

US $2600
transmission replacement motor mounts 
90200 mi

C $3200
Transmission slipping. Had to be rebuilt. 
142000 mi

US $4000
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" 
175000 mi

US $4000
Transmission shot. 4th gear, torgue converter, drum. Had entire transmission rebuilt, including new drum. approximately $3000 for the tranny part of the repairs. 
148380 mi

C $3200
transmission gone, required full replacement (known problems) 
107000 mi Infamous Odyssey transmission bearing support failure. 
215300 mi

US $4100
Transmission went. Need to be replaced. 
229700 mi

US $4200
Transmission needed to be replaced. 
285700 mi

US $400
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. 
292300 mi

US $50
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? 
249000 mi

US $4300
Transmission 3rd gear failed. Transmission replaced with new unit. 
87000 mi transmission died. Honda replacement is not great and may require a second transmission soon. 
81000 mi

US $1061
Leaking axle shaft seal. 
99000 mi

US $2300
Replaced transmission and control module 
136000 mi

US $2200
Transmission failure. 
176000 mi CEL P0740, transmission was also shifting late and hard, probably needed new transmission 
113000 mi

US $2800
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??? 
102000 mi Needs new transmission 
75000 mi

US $1400
Rebuilt transmission 
76000 mi

US $1500
Multiple gear failure in transmission. 
80000 mi

US $350
Transmission overheated while driving through hilly terrain. Installed transmission cooler and flushed transmission to fix. 
148000 mi

US $3500
transmission failure requiring re-build of system 
129000 mi

US $2600
Tranny slipping when upshifting into 3rd, would often not upshift into 4th 
88500 mi

C $550
Flashing "D" light accompanied by rough 1-2 shifts and delayed 2-3 & 3-4 shifts. Dealer replaced transmission temperature sensor. 
89000 mi 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. 
92000 mi

US $2880
Transmission failed to operate - slipped in forward gears and would not engage in reverse. Engine check light on. 
131000 mi

US $2800
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. 
132680 mi

C $5900
transmission 
130200 mi

C $700
Caught a fast drip transmission fluid leak from axle seal before it drained the fluid and ruined the transmission (cost under $200 to repair). 
70060 mi

C $250
FLASHING D LIGHT ON TRANS. REPLACED 4th GEAR PRESSURE SOLENOID. 
258000 mi

US $40
Transmission started to slip. Drained and refilled 2x and switched 3rd and 4th gear pressure solenoids. Rebuilt transmission... 
100000 mi

US $3250
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. 
149000 mi

US $135
Cracked cv boot 
186000 mi

US $125
Transmission slipping after annual checkup. 
55180 mi 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. 

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2002 Honda Odyssey

Engine not specified

172000 mi Advised I needed new transmission for $5000. Took van to a transmission specialist who fixed leak for $300. 

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2002 Honda Odyssey 4dr Minivan, ext.

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

151000 mi

US $2600
Transmission failure.  
84000 mi

US $100
Bad transmission, replaced under extended warranty. 
97000 mi

US $3400
transmission slipping; had it rebuit 
101000 mi Replaced transmission 
181000 mi 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. 
76260 mi

C $1200
transmission pressure switch 
119040 mi 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 
120740 mi

C $5000
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. 
79000 mi

US $4400
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. 
160000 mi

US $132
Failed 4th gear switch 
145000 mi

US $1150
Transmission failed with approximately 145,000 miles. Mechanic said torque converter showed signs of heat stress and there was debris in system. Rebuild required. 
117000 mi

US $2500
TCS light, slipping in 3rd and 4th. rebuild transmission 
145000 mi

US $4550
gears were slipping in first to second, the dealer replaced the transmission with a brand new transmission and we have not had problems since 
291000 mi

US $1350
CV boot 
54206 mi transmission replaced 
115000 mi

US $3300
transmission replaced 
182000 mi

US $2800
rebuilt transmission 
135000 mi Automatic transmission was skipping second gear. 
117000 mi

US $338
4th gear pressure switch replaced. 
145000 mi 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. 
230020 mi It was just diagnostic. There was a gear ratio problem as per Check Engine Light Code. 
107000 mi

US $3566
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. 
70000 mi

US $4500
Transmission replaced 
131000 mi

US $3000
Transmission failure 
54372 mi Transmission was whining. Due to extended warranty, the dealer replaced transmission twice with used transmissions from wrecked Odysseys. Still whining. 
149000 mi Transmission died, TC slipping, needed replacement. 
72000 mi

US $800
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 ... 
106000 mi

US $3500
Transmission failed. Rebuilt 
113000 mi

US $100
Flashing letter D on shift indicator. Dealer states could not duplicate. Code erased. No repair done. 
115000 mi

US $3999
Transmission extreme slipping flaring. 
121700 mi

US $1750
Transmission failure. Transmission rebuilt. 
122000 mi Transmission failed after being rebuilt. Mar 2014 repair no additional cost to me. Transmission rebuilt. 
103000 mi

US $900
Transmission needed to be replaced. 
96560 mi

C $3000
rebuild transmission 
137640 mi

C $1400
clacking noise when turning or on bumpy road 
188000 mi

US $946
Coolant flush Turn rear brakes and new pads and replace both inner CV boots. 
24800 mi 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. 
94281 mi

US $2983
Replaced Transmission, replaced motor mounts, replaced rear main seal, timing belt, water pump 
187700 mi

US $2700
Replaced transmission 
116560 mi

C $200
4th gear pressure switch failed, replaced along with 3rd gear pressure switch for precaution. 
61300 mi Transmission replacement - sensor indicated problem, replaced under transmission extended warranty. 
152300 mi

US $3300
Noticed transmission was slipping and jerking into 2nd gear. Replaced with rebuilt transmission, also replaced 3 mounts. 
91000 mi

US $2500
Transmission Replaced, Motor Mounts Replaced 
110000 mi

US $3000
Items repaired: air filter, transmission (again - at only 10.000 miles since mew trans).  
93000 mi

US $1944
Transmission slipping 
95000 mi Transmission leaking fluid. 
96000 mi

US $120
Repaired transmission fluid leak. 

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2002 Honda Odyssey 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

43400 mi transmission defect again (3rd time) 
74000 mi Transmission was slipping. Made service appointment where a bad transmission was diagnosed. Dealer kept the vehicle and the repair was completed within 3 days. 
97000 mi Transmission completely failed at 65 mph on highway. Unable to move out of traffic. Towed to Honda dealership for repair. 
165700 mi

US $390
replace fourth gear clutch solenoid and fluid 

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2001 Honda Odyssey

Engine not specified

98000 mi Tranmission went bad. 
134000 mi

US $107
Repair estimated: 1 Transmission replacement 
135000 mi

US $1600
Transmission blew. This was the 2nd transmission - 1st one replaced under warranty at 67,000 
233300 mi Second transmission replacement. 

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2001 Honda Odyssey 4dr Minivan, ext.

210-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

87000 mi

US $3100
Transmission needed to be rebuilt. The wonderful great transmission in the Odyssey. 
108000 mi Transmission overheated and would not shift out of 2nd. Shop replaced a seal that failed which had failed and caused the overheating. 
116000 mi

US $100
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 
190000 mi

US $250
Car was rattling very badly. Shop replaced the CV joint. Problem was corrected. 
212000 mi Sundden horrible smell, then transmission started slipping, and within a quarter mile, car would no longer drive or go into any gear. 
192000 mi Transmission completely died. Van is immobile. Sold for $200. 
156000 mi

US $165
Transmission was slipping when going into second gear. Replaced second clutch pressure switch and gasket. 
92000 mi 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... 
139000 mi

US $2100
Transmission failure. This is the fourth transmission in this Honda Odyssey (including the original) each failed at almost 40 months of use. 
77000 mi

US $2200
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. 
190000 mi

US $3000
Rebuilt transmission; original lasted 189K miles. and broken left axle. 
199820 mi

C $3000
transmission rebuild 
96000 mi

US $2500
Trans slipping. Needed entire rebuild...friction disks, etc. 
91000 mi 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. 
145000 mi

US $3500
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. 
194000 mi

US $1200
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. 
128000 mi

US $4500
transmission rebuilt 
130000 mi

C $200
2nd Clutch pressure switch was replaced due to rough shifting from 1st to 2nd. 
155000 mi

C $3186
Transmission failure 
97500 mi

US $50
shift solenoid needed to be replaced. dealer split cost. 
100000 mi

US $2400
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. 
180000 mi 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. 
112000 mi

US $400
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. 
170000 mi

US $2500
Transmission defective 
245000 mi

US $370
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. 
89580 mi

C $600
Transmission code P0780 was triggered. Replaced linear solenoid and T/C solenoid. Screens clogged with debris. 
102300 mi 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. 
138000 mi Torque converter was not locking up, required transmission flush and system returned to normal. 
139000 mi

US $80
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. 
122000 mi Sluggish shifting, green drive light blinked off and on. Check engine light came on. Transmission circuit. Required $5,000 transmission and torque converter replacement. 

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2001 Honda Odyssey 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

168000 mi Transmission slip from first to second gear 
141700 mi

US $2200
Transmission failure #2 on this car. 

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2000 Honda Odyssey

Engine not specified

193000 mi Third transmission replacement. 1st on recall. 2nd paid by customer. 3rd under factory replacement warranty. 
153000 mi

US $4800
Transmission blew up. 

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2000 Honda Odyssey 4dr Minivan, ext.

210-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

118000 mi

US $3350
Needed the transmission rebuilt. 
153000 mi

US $1365
CEL light came on. Prior to that hard shifts and erratic behaviour were noticed. 
197000 mi

US $2800
3rd time I put a transmission in the car 
108700 mi

US $1000
1st and 2nd gear slipping in transmission. Torque converter malfunctioning from friction plate material suspended in transmission fluid. 
120000 mi

US $3500
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. 
99000 mi

US $85
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. 
101000 mi complete trans failure, only 70,000 miles on this trans 
192300 mi

US $48
replaced 3rd clutch pack sensor 
106000 mi

US $2461
Transmission replacement 
156000 mi

US $85
Transmission is dead and requires replacement. Car not repaired - sold to salvage yard. 
99300 mi

US $51
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. 
190000 mi 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!! 
143000 mi

US $3000
Tranny slipping in all gears, will NOT go in reverse 
115000 mi

US $3900
New transmission installed (3rd one since new) 
133500 mi Complete transmission replacement. This is the fourth transmission in 135,000 miles with no unusual use. Honda only paid for one! 
128000 mi

US $2300
Catastrophic failure of the transmission after two year of symptoms. Rebuilt for $2100 by former Honda dealer trans rebuilder. 
196500 mi

US $200
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. 
197000 mi

US $2500
TRANNY FAILED. HAD TO BE REBUILT. 
226000 mi Transmission 
174000 mi Worn CV joint resulted in heavy vibration under acceleration and at highway speeds. Condition was rapidly deteriorating. Replaced both front axles. 
222300 mi

US $3700
Transmission replaced. Numerous lights in dashboard. 
202000 mi Transmission had very hard shifts into 2nd gear 
178000 mi Code 740, intermittent at this point, would require 2nd transmission rebuild (first was about 65,000 miles ago) 
89280 mi

C $2400
Worn out clutch pack on the third gear causing the vehicle to slip out of 3rd gear 
129000 mi traction Control light and check engine light on, intermittent transmission slip. contacting Honda for assistance. 
130000 mi

US $870
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. 
192000 mi

US $2900
Transmission failed for the fourth time. Seem to last about 40-45k miles. $2,400. 

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2000 Honda Odyssey 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

107000 mi

US $2400
Failing transmission 

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1999 Honda Odyssey

Engine not specified

251000 mi

US $3000
Had transmission rebuilt, CV boot replaced, brakes also done this past year, I cleaned out the egr port myself and replaced the idle air valve. 

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1999 Honda Odyssey 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

172000 mi A rebuilt transmission slip after 60k miles 
160000 mi

US $1895
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 
89000 mi

US $2425
"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. 
181040 mi

C $2400
transmission rebuild - torque converter clutch failure. 
142000 mi

US $30
Abrupt shift from gear 1 to 2. Clean screen filters under shift solenoid on transmission. 
195000 mi

US $580
Replace driver's side CV joint. Cost is part only as labor was inclusive for everything repaired at this time 
203000 mi

US $100
Transmission slipping after loss of fluid. Repaired seals, but was told transmission's life was limited. Traded car in shortly after. 
115320 mi

C $1300
left cv shaft 
111600 mi

C $200
Front universal joints had to be repaired. 
104000 mi

US $2800
CEL came on, Autozone checked and reset, back on a day later, took to dealer, needed tranny R&R. 
121000 mi

US $100
CEL came on transmission would not shift from 3 rd gear. 
135000 mi

US $1243
This is the third automatic tranmission to fail on the vehicle. This is a known flaw with 2nd generation Honda Odyssey's which is why the manufacturer continues to help cover. 
151000 mi Transmission dead (third to die in this car). Sold as junk for $700. 

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