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2004 Honda Odyssey repairs by problem area

Engine (33%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

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

Other (6%)

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2004 Honda Odyssey transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (21%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (8%)

$100 - $499 (54%)

< $100 (8%)

Chart based on 24 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2004 Honda Odyssey 4dr Minivan, ext.

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

111000 mi

US $350
Transmission shifting rough. Flushed and serviced transmission. 
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. 
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). 
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. 
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 
55000 mi

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

US $2500
Torque converter went bad 
74000 mi

US $400
Soleinoid replaced. 
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. 
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. 

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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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2004 Honda Odyssey Transmission Problems

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