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2004 Honda Odyssey

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2004 Honda Odyssey Problems

Brakes -- Verified

The front brake rotors can warp and cause a vibration when braking. The rotors will need to be machined or in cases where they are worn to thin, replaced to correct this issue.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The clock light has a tendency to burn out.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

There have been some issues reported with the electric sliding doors. Our technicians remind us that proper diagnoses will be necessary to determine the cause of various faults which may occur.

Engine -- Verified

A rough idle and harsh transmission shift can be caused by a broken front engine mount. Replacing the broken mount will address these issues.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

A knock or clunk type noise may be noted from the front suspension over bumps. This is can caused by worm stabilizer (sway) bar links. Replacing both stabilizer bar links will commonly repair this issue.

2004 Honda Odyssey Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., September 19, 2013

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Due to electrical interference the airbag control module may fail causing inadvertent deployment of the front airbags, side curtain airbags, and/or seatbelt pretensioners. Unexpected airbag deployment can result in personal injury and/or a vehicle crash. Dealers will install a suppressor unit to limit the electrical interference to the airbag control module to correct this concern.

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Drive Train, December 11, 2012

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These vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission have a system that prevents the ignition key from being removed from the ignition lock unless the transmission is in the park position. A part in this system can wear and allow the key to be removed when the transmission is not in park. When the transmission is not in park, the vehicle may roll unexpectedly increasing the risk of a crash. To address this concern, dealers will install an updated shift interlock lever and if necessary, replace the ignition switch. 

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Drive Train, April 27, 2004

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Honda and Acura are recalling numerous 2001–2004 vehicles to inspect for an internal automatic transmission fault. This fault could result in gear failure, which can cause the transmission to lock up. If the transmission were to lock up with the vehicle in motion, a crash could result. If the inspection reveals internal transmission damage, the transmission will be replaced. If no internal damaged is noted, the transmission oil cooler return line will be revised in order to increase fluid flow. For more information, please call Honda at 1-800-999-1009 or Acura at 1-800-382-2238.

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Engine, September 27, 2004

Summary: ON CERTAIN MINIVANS, THE FUEL PUMP MAY FAIL DUE TO CORROSION OF AN ELECTRICAL TERMINAL.

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2004 Honda Odyssey Questions and Answers

david_cienfuegos, 2004 Honda Odyssey, Lancaster, CA

Does the radio have an internal fuse? Or do I just check the fuse in fuse box...radion not working? : (

charlestonT, 2004 Honda Odyssey, Summerville, SC

do the 2004 honda odysseys have interference engines?

charlestonT, 2004 Honda Odyssey, Summerville, SC

do you need to have the timing belt changed on q 2004 honda odyssey at 100,000 miles

charlestonT, 2004 Honda Odyssey, Summerville, SC

are there any signs that your timing belt is about go?

caish, 2004 Honda Odyssey, Memphis, TN

I was told I needed to replace to screws on the engine mounts. Is this important and how do I know if it is needed?

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2004 Honda Odyssey Reviews

I bought this from the owner when it was less than six months old. I have loved it and had no problems with it except for the air conditioning has started not to work. It cools but the blower fan is tempermental. Sometimes it works but not others. Hit a bunp (not a major one) and it shuts off. After almost eight years of running, this is not a deal breaker. I drove Caravans from the time they came out until I got this Honda. I will never go back to Dodge. Service was bad, last car was a red lemon. Honda has been great and I have no complaints.

No kids but it hauls anything and a sheet of plywood lays flat in the back. I regret that I did not get the electonic rear hatch, but that is the only regret. At this point I have no plans to trade as I still have a lot of life and pep in this car.

WE JUST BOUGHT OUR ODYSSEY, IT HAS 107082 MILES ON IT . FOR SAFETY RASONS ONLY WE JUST HAD ALL BELTS, WATERPUMP CHANGED. WE ALSO HAD TRANS FLUID CHANGED, SO FAR ITS A GREAT VAN, WE PRAY IT WILL CONTINUE TO BE A GREAT VAN. HONDA IS GOOD QUALITY. THE COST WAS 761.31 FOR LABOR & PARTS.

This exl model has been the best new car i've ever bought. I have 101,000 miles on it and it has never been to the dealer for repair. I bought the extended warranty and never used it. The person looking for user friendly oil filter replacement should turn the wheels all the way to the right and you can see the filter without getting under the car. Put on an oil drain module like a Fumoto valve and you dont have to jack up the van to change oil. Also be religious about changing transmission fluid. I try to do it every 30,000 miles and the shifting improves immediately. Use Honda z1 ATF.

The AC works pretty hard in hot weather and I would like to see brighter headlights.

Also e religious about changing

This is a fantastic car !!!!! I owned three Dodge minivans prior to switching (at my mechanics advice) to Honda. Each Dodge was its own circle of purgatory the Honda is heaven!! I lived at the Dodge service getting repaired ...my Honda needs only routine maintenance. I have put 130,000 plus miles on this car in all kinds of conditions and it has proven reliable, comfortable, and reasonably inexpensive to operate. It has great pickup (zippy 0-60) and rides pleasantly. Road noise level is low to average for a mini van but may seem a little noisy if you are used to a car.

You will keep this minivan for a looong time so protecting it is good.( If you plan to camp or haul garden supplies or other messy things, spring for the large rubber supplemental mat for the back storage area. I also sprayed my seats with stain proofing when it was new.) Like all minivans it takes a while for ac to cool it in the Louisiana summer, but it has better than average heating and cooling. I bought the lower level model and had a rack put on. I did not get auto doors and have not missed them. My only regret is that I let the salesman talk me out of the back up viewer for the dash board. (One bump into something will pay for the viewer). The line of site when backing up is like a SUV and somewhat worse than some other minivans so be careful.

The maintenance department at dealerships vary greatly. The one in Shreveport is fantastic so I expected the same elsewhere but hit one that was terrible. If you hit a bad one try another. You can get most maintenance done at service stations try to use Honda parts.

Excellent vehicle and now has over 100,000 mi. Brakes cost $800 but only after 80,000 mi.

VERY HAPPY with the car.

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