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: 127,309 (21,976–221,000)
Drive Train affected: Automatic Transmission
9 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008
71 people reported this problem
56 people shared problem details
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.
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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.
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2002 Honda Odyssey101,000
Drive indicator began flashing. Replaced 4th gear pressure switch.
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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.
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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)
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
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.
just had the trans rebuilt and valvebody replaced 3000k ago now there is a surge between 2nd and 3rd gear any ideas
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.
2008 Honda Odyssey70,000
"D" light flashing, engine light on. car jerks at 1st gear and again at 2nd gear. Feels like the car is having a seizure. When it first started it happened once every 2 months, as time went on its happening every week. When I took it to the dealer they check the codes, say "there is nothing they can find wrong with it", take off the lights, and off I go... Now that it happens more often, I just wait till the "D" stops flashing on its own (till the next time). Brought it in to Honda service center 3 times, and to 2 mechanics. Honda dealer has no clue what the problem is. The mechanics say I might have to replace the transmission... I think I'm done with Honda!
2001 Honda Odyssey65,000
Honda replaced the transmission for about $1000
2004 Honda Odyssey158,000
Transmission failed and required replacement.
2002 Honda Odyssey195,000
Transmission slips sometimes and van is very slow to pick up speed
2004 Honda Odyssey221,000
4 months after transmission rebuild
My van has trouble when I'm not moving. Backing up is also a issue. My transmission light juat came on.
2002 Honda Odyssey136,000
TCS light and CEL came on then transmission started slipping between 2nd and 3rd gears.
2004 Honda Odyssey113,000
Complete total failure, described as high pressure valve issue. All maintenance done by dealer including 3 weeks before event. This is a known issue with a recall, but not of my VIN number. Quoted 5400.00 to repair. $30 fix by dealer would have prevented known issue, but they couldn't be bothered to inform us or suggest it.
2000 Honda Odyssey217,000
Transmission went out - no warning
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