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2005 Honda Odyssey repairs by problem area

Engine (21%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (18%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (28%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (6%)

Other (13%)

Chart based on 468 repairs.
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2005 Honda Odyssey engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (17%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (33%)

< $100 (31%)

Chart based on 90 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2005 Honda Odyssey 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

110000 mi

US $1450
Timing Belt service, oil leak 
124000 mi Engine mounts replaced. 
134200 mi

US $80
Battery replaced, PCM Update for Transmission Shudder and harsh shifting. Seems to have taken care of the problem. 
164740 mi

C $250
Check engine light came on. Turns out that it was a oxygen sensor. Had it replaced and the check engine light went away.rnrnIt was since returned though so I need to get it looked at again. It seems there are 4 oxygen sensors in the van. 
172360 mi

C $400
I also have vibrating engine issues on hard acceleration which are be traced to worn engine mounts. Not yet repaired. 
173600 mi

C $900
3 engine mounts were replaced. Car doesn't shudder anymore on hard acceleration although a small vibration is still apparent. The mechanic wants to do a tire balance but I intend to buy new tires so will wait until then. Snow tires are about to be put back on in a couple of months anyways... 
98000 mi

US $6300
leaking radiator and blown head gasket 
96500 mi

US $300
igniter coil replaced and 6 spark plugs 
98000 mi Motor mount replaced 
97000 mi

US $1760
Motor mount $650 
101600 mi

US $800
Crankshaft pulley harmonic balancer broke. 
62000 mi

US $60
3 of 4 engine mounts broken 
117000 mi

US $641
Replaced rear motor mount 
103800 mi

US $345
would not start while visiting brother(140 miles from home),starter replaced by self,brother,and son-in-law.Starter was from Honda dealer,obviously, as autozone is only $147. 
118000 mi

US $840
Fuel pump failed during cold weather 
112000 mi

US $130
CEL came on. Random misfires occurring. Ended up replacing spark plugs, then adjusting the valves. 
142400 mi

US $450
Rubber portion of harmonic dampener broke loose from the metal pulley that turns the serpentine belt. Had harmonic dampener replaced and new belt installed 
123000 mi

US $2000
Rear motor mount had to be replaced. Remaining (4) motor mounts need to be replaced to eliminate vibration. 
139700 mi

US $50
Replaced serpentine belt 
140000 mi

US $400
Accessory belt tensioner failed causing belt to slap at 1900-2200 rpm. 
27000 mi Exhaust drone at 2200 miles. TSB was found for the problem and it was corrected. 
47000 mi

US $575
Catalytic converter heat shield Radiator defect 
59520 mi Strange noise appeared while accelerating. Service was due anyway; dealer found reason: Catalytic converter heat shield had rusted and fell apart, causing it to touch the exhaust, thus making the noise. No repair yet; parts ordered in USA. 
144000 mi

US $700
Front engine mount needed replacement 
38000 mi

US $1000
Bad Motor Mount, 75% covered by honda america out of warranty. 
82000 mi All three engine mount bolts were broken. 
107200 mi

US $220
The serpentine belt blew out while driving. Had to replace. No permanent damage was done. 
112700 mi

US $1170
Catalytic converter needed replacing 
76000 mi Coil Pack Failure caused front head damage. 
94000 mi Broken motor mounts. 
135000 mi

US $253
Fuel gauge showed "empty" regardless of amount of fuel in tank. Replaced with official Honda fuel pump. Found the cause of the problem with a dislodged connector in the fuel pump mechanism. 
132000 mi

US $1050
Had a bad vibration in the vehicle when traveling 60-75 MPH. The steering wheel would shake violently. Almost un-drivable. The mechanic said the engine mount was broken. The was the electronic mount that works with the cylinder deactivation. 
94000 mi A problem with the variable cylinder management system. Haven't taken it back in to further diagnose yet. 
106000 mi

US $2400
Scheduled 100k maintenance plus a valve adjustment. 
180000 mi

US $180
Check engine light which indicated multiple mis-fires on spark plugs. 
151000 mi

US $1100
Engine mounts replaced. 
82000 mi

US $900
Needed a new catalytic converter (1 of 2), 
62000 mi Engine droning at 2100 RPM, there was a TSB on this but dealer told me they were unable to duplicate. 
100200 mi

US $550
Timing belt and accessory belt replaced. 
140000 mi

US $1000
SES light on, catalytic converter replaced. 
159000 mi

US $500
Side motor mount. 
183000 mi

US $200
CEL light on, O2 sensor faulty, front bank, sensor 1. 
182000 mi

US $98
Th EX-L model has the CM system - Variable Cylinder management. So it cuts off the rear bank of cylinders when the ECO light comes on. Over time, this seems to either freeze up the oil rings on the piston, or cause excessive wear on cylinder walls -- both cause oil consumption. Solution is to install a VCM disabling item -- see ebay -- and then to try and unfreeze the rings by letting soak in seafoam, or similar. Moderate success. 
185000 mi

US $1
Still dealing with oil burning issues. 1qt/1000 on average. Installed vcmuzzler, kinda helped. 
89000 mi

US $660
Manifold heat shield rusted loose. 
95200 mi

US $15
Heat shield was working loose and needed two clips replaced. Update: this fix failed two weeks later. 
126000 mi

US $140
Catalytic Converter Heat Shields replaced. 
65000 mi Catalytic converter began rattling internally. Dealer initially attributed to external damage but after reinspection dealer decided to replace under goodwill. 
124000 mi

US $100
Radiator was leaking at the driver side top crimp joint. Replaced radiator and refilled coolant. 
43000 mi Wobbling noise when driving over rough surfaces attributed to the A-pipe. R&R'd same. 
63000 mi

US $330
Knock sensor and harness replaced. 
140000 mi

US $250
broken exhaust pipe 
103000 mi

US $100
Mechanic discovered the timing belt tensioner leaking oil while performing timing belt replacement service. Timing belt tensioner replaced. 
128000 mi

US $700
Vibration had been getting worse for a year, especially when in 3-cyl mode. Rear motor mount had failed and was replaced. 
160000 mi

US $600
Catalytic converter (cylinder bank 1) failed and was replaced. 

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2005 Honda Odyssey 4dr Minivan, ext.

255-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

168000 mi

US $1035
Oil pan threading worn out 
14500 mi Fuel pump relay, caused van to be towed twice, in shop for 12 days 
138000 mi

US $3500
Replaced: - Failed oil pump seal - Timing belt - Serpentine belt - Other miscellaneous seals 
186500 mi Thermostat would not close completely. Engine would remain below normal operating temperature. Engine service light indicated low operating temp., heater output below normal. 
115700 mi

US $169
Replace exhaust manifold studs and nuts (corroded, sound leakage) 
84800 mi

US $90
Replaced fuel pump relay 
89000 mi Check engine light due to unresponsive catalytic converter 
102000 mi

US $2000
replaced two broken motor mounts 
172000 mi

US $800
Replace variable valve timing 
197000 mi

US $120
Misfire on cylinder#3- oily and loose spark plug. Plug replaced. 
212000 mi

US $300
Misfires in 1,2 and 3 cylinders. Replaced all spark plugs. Apparently oil is accumulating in this bank - car is making blue smoke puffs at highway speed. Eventually fouling plugs. 
52886 mi valve adjustment 
53382 mi Catalytic converter Catalytic converter 
94860 mi

C $450
Replaced Fuel pump O-Ring die to leak 
75800 mi

C $800
Oil Pump leak, $800 Replaced Water Pump, $300 
73500 mi

US $1800
front and right side engine mount failure; timing belt, water pump, and tensioner replacement 
43400 mi At times vehicle surges when transmission downshifts when warm - noticable going into ECO mode - could be transmission starting to slip - does not do this when cold 
59520 mi

C $110
Misfire detected on 3 cylinders at different times but all random. Reset check engine light, looked for vaccuum leaks but could not reproduce misfire. 
82460 mi

C $100
Two codes - P0108 and P0420 - codes reset but told if CEL came back then could be catalytic converter, problem has not returned in last 2 weeks (1000km) Two codes - P0108 and P0420 - codes reset but told if CEL came back then could be catalytic converter, problem has not returned in last 2 weeks (1000km) 
97000 mi

US $200
Timing belt tensioner leak noticed during prior visit (F brake repair). Timing belt, water pump and tensioner replaced--Extended Warranty covered >50%. 
37200 mi

C $2200
Timing belt replaced 
97000 mi Fuel relay repaired. Paid entirely by Honda. Car would stall unexpectedly at idle and have to be restarted 
110000 mi

US $400
Fuel system circuit board failure 
93000 mi

US $800
Odyssey has faulty transmission. Car shutters when reaches 40 mph. Service Dept said they have to do transmission flush & update software before doing anything else. Problem is prevalent in this model! Flush did not solve problems! 
100000 mi

US $60
Serpentine belt tensioner needed to be replaced due to a knocking sound at idle. 
102000 mi

US $120
Front and rear motor mounts needed to be replaced. 
104000 mi

US $10
Rattling due to heat shield rusting out, and a loose bolt/washer on the y-pipe. Used stainless steel zip ties to secure the heat shield. Tried to remove bolt holding the washer, but the bolt and washer broke off. Rattle has returned. 
112700 mi

US $1200
all 5 Engine mounts loose; causing vibration when accelerating at high speeds; replaced all 5 engine mounts 
142000 mi

US $1200
Front Motor mount replaced - steering wheel was shaking when braking normally at high speeds Catalytic converter died 
103300 mi

US $160
The drive belt (serpentine belt) tensioner started making noise at high idle(AC on). I had to replace the tensioner. 
106000 mi Top engine (hydraulic) and driver side mounts were badly damaged per inspection performed by another independent shop. These were the same engine mounts that were replaced less than a year earlier in Feb 2011 by our local Honda dealership. 
48900 mi

US $120
When timing belt was replaced as normal 7-year maintenance, hydraulic tensioner was found to be leaking. Part was replaced during timing belt replacement. Paid for parts only, not labor. 
57000 mi

US $479
Front and side motor mounts cracked. Dealer replaced them. 
179000 mi

US $180
Engine was shakin slightly, I noticed a ruptured front engine mount. Replaced one front engine mount. 
200000 mi

US $78
Replaced E.G.R. valve and cleaned out blocked E.G.R. intake passages. 
264000 mi

US $170
Timing belt and water pump replaced 
151400 mi

US $300
Engine alarm indicator traced to ignition misfire and O2 in exhaust 

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