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.
Car Problem Reports
Honda Odyssey Automatic Transmission Issues
Honda Odyssey Problem
Drive Train Affected: Automatic Transmission
Average Mileage: 123,529 mi (48,000 mi - 180,000 mi)
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.
Visitor, 2002 Honda Odyssey, 101,000 mi
Drive indicator began flashing. Replaced 4th gear pressure switch.
Visitor, 2001 Honda Odyssey, 180,000 mi
D light indicator blinks only way to clear is to turn off ignition and restart., transmission erattic when above condition exist.
Visitor, 2003 Honda Odyssey, 48,000 mi
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
Visitor, 2000 Honda Odyssey, 111,000 mi
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)
Visitor, 2003 Honda Odyssey, 110,000 mi
Can't remember exact mileage. Total transmission failure. All maintenance done per schedule.
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.
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.
Visitor, 2002 Honda Odyssey, 105,200 mi
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.
Visitor, 2000 Honda Odyssey, 115,000 mi
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.