Various Automatic Transmission Issues May Develop on Honda Odyssey

Erratic operation of the transmission, which may or may not be accompanied by illumination of dashboard warning lights, would indicate internal transmission faults. Replacement of the transmission is generally required to correct this issue.

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Average mileage: 127,710 (12,000–260,000)
Drive Train affected: Automatic Transmission
11 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2014
81 people reported this problem
62 people shared problem details
Automatic transmission "clunks" when shifting into 2nd gear. We have to "baby" it very carefully when starting. Problem has been there for two years and seems to be getting worse. Have not had it repaired.
Transmission problem light illuminated. Dealer told me I needed to replace Transmission quoted $3000. Went to another dealer service man suggested it needs a pressure switch on the 4th gear, same problem allegedly with Acura's. Had the pressure switch installed, cost me $220.62 Car still running well, has 187,800 miles and is now going in for new motor mounts. Love this car however, have had difficulty finding dealer who seems to know solutions to problems.
2002 Honda Odyssey136,000
TCS light and CEL came on then transmission started slipping between 2nd and 3rd gears.
2004 Honda Odyssey125,000
The lights on dash flash off and on the drive lite flashes and transmission only has 1st and 2nd want shift into 3rd one overdrive how do I fix it ?
2001 Honda Odyssey180,000
D light indicator blinks only way to clear is to turn off ignition and restart., transmission erattic when above condition exist.
2002 Honda Odyssey101,000
Drive indicator began flashing. Replaced 4th gear pressure switch.
2003 Honda Odyssey48,000
shifts second shutters then rpms go up and down 300-400rpms think its reprograming honda did to solve lock-up of second gear of lower milage van higer milage got new transmission in the snow almost brake tires lose
2002 Honda Odyssey195,000
Transmission slips sometimes and van is very slow to pick up speed
2000 Honda Odyssey111,000
Transmission failed spectacularly. No warning in advance. Never used van for towing or any sort of aggressive driving. Even though I've been disappointed with the 2000 Odyssey due to many mechanical issues, Honda really impressed me by replacing the transmission at zero cost to me. They know when they screw up a design and seem to try to make things right. (This was the 1st model year for the new Odyssey)
just had the trans rebuilt and valvebody replaced 3000k ago now there is a surge between 2nd and 3rd gear any ideas
2002 Honda Odyssey260,000
Car acting like it won't go into gear. It started sputtering during driving
2000 Honda Odyssey115,000
Engine light came on, transmission doesn't switch gears easily. We were told we need a new transmission, but after looking into all the people that have problems, we will just get a new car.
1999 Honda Odyssey- Automatic Transmission87,500
Check engine MIL on and had a DTC of TCC problem. Car with jerk or slight slip in gears when driving. Had to get a transmission overhaul/rebuilt transmission.
2003 Honda Odyssey110,000
Can't remember exact mileage. Total transmission failure. All maintenance done per schedule.
2006 Honda Odyssey217,000
Transmission judders between 25 to 40 miles per hour.
2002 Honda Odyssey105,200
The transmission shifts harshly, and does so even after getting the problem fixed at Community Honda, By the way, American Honda Motors will not take care of the problem, even though they are fully aware of a lot of transmission complaints.
engine has knock that goes away in 2 to 2 1/2 minutes on cold start
2014 Honda Odyssey25,000
We have taken it in 3 times. Now they are replacing the transmission. They had it for 1 week. Grossinger Honda in Chicago. 1st time they updated the software. 2nd time they replaced a valve, etc 3rd time they replaced the transmission. We get it back today. We shall see.
2000 Honda Odyssey148,000
Van started to shift gears offten then one day it started gerking and wouldn't go into reverse didn't get it fixed yet
2001 Honda Odyssey112,000
Appears transmission solenoid has failed. Understand easy to replace because outside of transmission case.
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