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2018 Honda Odyssey repairs by problem area

Engine (10%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (2%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (59%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (14%)

Other (10%)

Chart based on 49 repairs.
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2018 Honda Odyssey repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (7%)

< $100 (93%)

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Chart based on 29 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2018 Honda Odyssey 4dr Minivan, ext.

280-horsepower 3.5L V6 9-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Honda Odyssey in Vermont, United States
Mar 2018 - Jun 2019
Jun 2019

22000 mi

US $79
Navagation system stopped working 
Honda Odyssey in Mississippi, United States
Jul 2017 - Sep 2019
Jul 2019

22000 mi
Coasting between 20-35 MPH and then slowly accelerate, the van shifts hard or mis-shifts. The transmission was replaced by Honda under warranty.  
Honda Odyssey in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2017 - Jan 2019
Jan 2019

22320 mi
fan makes noise 
Honda Odyssey in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2018 - Jul 2022
Jan 2020

27000 mi
HVAC/Audio System failed - blank screen and locked out. Required trip to dealer to reset/update. 
Honda Odyssey in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2018 - Jan 2022
Dec 2020

31000 mi
When sitting for more than one day the car would not start. Plenty of power for radio and to open doors but not to start. Dealer tested and it failed. Battery was replaced under warranty. 
Jan 2021

31000 mi
Rear passenger door panel came off. Likely due to the sliding door recall repair not being done 100% correctly. 
Mar 2021

35000 mi
Satellite radio antenna 
Honda Odyssey in Virginia, United States
Jan 2021 - Feb 2022
May 2021

16632 mi
High-pitched noise coming from rear blower motor. Diagnosis showed no noise. 
Jan 2022

19221 mi

US $231
Battery was failing and couldn't hold a charge. Factory battery warranty is only 3 years with no prorated replacement reimbursement. 
Feb 2022

19348 mi
DTC P219B presented; CEL was steady lit. All fuel injectors were replaced as part of a 10-year extended warranty for this exact problem. 
Honda Odyssey in Texas, United States
May 2018 - Feb 2022
Jun 2021

30000 mi
Drivers side sliding door quit functioning. Dealer tech found granddaughter's small plastic toy wedged between door and seat, No charge from dealer for fix. 
Honda Odyssey in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2017 - Jun 2022
Nov 2020

20460 mi

C $300
Rodent damage. Rat entered the air intake. Chewed through the engine air filter and left debris which affected the Mass air flow sensor. Luckily the MAF sensor did not need replacing. Filter replaced and all error codes cleared. 
Honda Odyssey in Oklahoma, United States
Mar 2018 - Dec 2018
Dec 2018

12000 mi
Addressing recall on power sliding doors, but door still doesn't shut correctly all the time. 
Honda Odyssey in California, United States
Apr 2018 - Jun 2022
Jun 2018

2000 mi
Vehicle was delivered with steering wheel slightly turned to the left in order to drive straight. Dealer re-aligned the tie rods and vehicle now drives straight. 
Honda Odyssey in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2018 - Jun 2019
Apr 2018

1000 mi
Bluetooth audio streaming dropped out for 2 seconds every 10 seconds to 1 minute. After holding the car for a week, the service technician claimed the two phones in the family were bad. Car was returned without any repair. Both phones worked in an older Odyssey, the 2017 Accord loaner, my 2012 Mazda, and several Bluetooth devices at home. 
May 2019

20000 mi
The rear blower was making a high pitched squeal 
Honda Odyssey in Florida, United States
Aug 2017 - Jan 2019
Mar 2018

11500 mi
nav system was not working correctly 
Jan 2019

22000 mi
Bad battery replaced 
Honda Odyssey in Alberta, Canada
Jun 2017 - Jan 2019
Nov 2017

5580 mi
Passenger door window was not responding to driver switches. Took two days as they took a long time diagnosing and then couldn’t get the part until following day. Covered by warranty. 
Jan 2019

14260 mi
Van misfired upon starting one morning. Dash was reading out a long list of error codes but upon restarting vehicle engine ran smooth. Took it into dealer to review errors and they found a misfire on cylinder 3 but couldn't replicate results. Spark plugs and fuel injectors tested out fine so error codes were cleared and no repairs were made. 
Honda Odyssey in Illinois, United States
Jul 2017 - Dec 2021
Mar 2018

10000 mi
Recall of rear window switches 
Nov 2019

35000 mi
GPS went haywire. All of a sudden the screen had our vehicle in a field alongside the interstate. We could not enter destinations. We were out of state at the time. Dealership in FL said there was a service bulletin related to our problem and they fixed it at no charge. Transmission still is choppy especially at low speeds (20-40). Very annoying. Our old Honda Odyssey five speed was much more comfortable shifting. 

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2018 Honda Odyssey 4dr Minivan, ext.

280-horsepower 3.5L V6 10-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Honda Odyssey in Alabama, United States
Oct 2017 - Jun 2020
Jan 2018

3000 mi
Battery was dead. Plus engine stop-start stopped working about 6 weeks prior. Battery replaced and stop-start system worked again. 
Honda Odyssey in California, United States
Nov 2017 - Jun 2019
Jan 2018

348 mi
Wheel speed sensor replaced. Malfunction was causing all other electrical systems on vehicle to shut down. 
Honda Odyssey in Iowa, United States
May 2017 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

5500 mi
Bezel was not aligned correctly left of steering wheel and other piece of trim was needing adjusted. 
Honda Odyssey in Florida, United States
Mar 2018 - Apr 2018
Apr 2018

770 mi
Static in speakers, network connectivity issues that caused the RES to malfunction. Dealer replaced rear control unit. 
Honda Odyssey in Georgia, United States
Dec 2017 - Jun 2022
Jul 2018

7000 mi
Rear entertainment fails at least once a week on short commute to school. They "hard reset" the system. No parts replaced. Nothing fixed. 
Aug 2018

9000 mi
Rear entertainment system dies at least once a week during short commutes to nearby school. No parts replaced. Res system troubleshoot during oil change. They told us to take video of when it happens. 
Jan 2019

13000 mi
RES still failing. Mechanic recommended turning off cabin watch when running entertainment system. They think failures related to cabin watch causing overheating of RES 
Apr 2019

11000 mi
TCU reprogrammed to not go to park mode when rebooting. Battery terminals also checked. If this happens while driving it could break the parking rod 
Honda Odyssey in Ohio, United States
Jul 2017 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

1500 mi
Driver's side window would intermittently stop functioning. At the same time, the driver's side power folding mirror would stop functioning. The master control switch was replaced. The hands-free lift gate is very difficult to operate. Asked if the sensitivity could be adjusted. Was told no and given instructions on how to operate it. Asked the service rep to try it out. They were equally unsuccessful and brought out three more people to try it. No one could get it to operate 100% of the time regardless of technique. This was not repaired. Passenger side tailgate hinge garnish was cracked. Dealer of purchase noted it on delivery. Repair dealer replaced part, scratching new part in the process. Said it wouldn't be covered under warranty because it was physical damage. Dealer of purchase footed the bill. Occasionally when cabin watch is active and the rear entertainment system is playing a DVD or Blu-Ray, a loud static noise emits from the speakers, the video playback freezes and the CabinWatch camera video disappears, replaced by the message, "Camera System Problem. Image cannot be displayed." Problem rectifies itself after the car is turned off for 10-15 minutes. No known fix available. Dealer could not replicate because they didn't have a DVD to try. Dealer of purchase suggested waiting until the next software update in January (four months away). 
Mar 2018

8000 mi
Software update to fix navigation and hopefully some of the multitude of problems with the entertainment system. Dealer said it was stuck on searching for updates for four hours. Had to leave as the process was only to take a half hour. Never finished. 
Honda Odyssey in Texas, United States
Jul 2017 - Jan 2019
Apr 2018

17500 mi
Audio system issues: Infotainment touch screen occasionally displays error messages, or else goes dark, silent, and unresponsive. This occurs regardless of input source (Bluetooth, USB, XM radio). The symptoms are occasional (once or twice per week) and may be present immediately at startup, or may occur suddenly while driving. No pattern detected. Multiple engine shut-downs and restarts will usually reboot the system. 
Dec 2018

32000 mi
The touch screen for the audio system was freezing up with satellite channel selections, was also slow to boot up at engine startup. Other times, audio system would NOT boot up at cold starts. After one year and three separate attempts to perform "hard resets" on the system, none of which were useful, Honda finally agreed to replace the audio head unit. 
Honda Odyssey in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2017 - Dec 2019
Dec 2018

15000 mi
Head Unit replaced due to navigation system update process failure. 
Feb 2019

18000 mi
Repair sliding door system Replace Active Noise Cancellation system 
Honda Odyssey in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2017 - May 2018
May 2018

5700 mi

US $80
Parking Sensor System Failure Overhead console not attached properly to mounting brackets Rubber runner tailgate was broken Battery low warning light comes on every morning Auto Idle/On Off - stopped working after a few weeks from purchase 
Honda Odyssey in Illinois, United States
Feb 2018 - Jun 2022
Mar 2018

2000 mi
Weather strip around drivers door improperly installed at the factory A vibration happens when the engine is at 1500 rpm and in 3-cylinder mode. Vibrates whole car. Ultimately a software problem. Dealer can’t fix it. Referred to a Honda engineer. Repair unsuccessful. Issues with lane holding software. Issues with front proximity sensors. Issues with foot motion rear hatch opener. Issues with AC temperature control. Total of 12 system writeups, most of which the Honda engineer said worked as designed. Four of these I consider Safety Issues. Repair unsuccessful. 
Mar 2019

11000 mi
I backed into a cement post with minor damage. The proximity sensors Did Not Work. 

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