2008 Honda Odyssey Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Honda Odyssey

2008 Honda Odyssey Problems

Electric Sliding Door Issues

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.

Warped Front Brake Rotors May Cause Vibration When Braking

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.

Automatic Transmission Issues

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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2008 Honda Odyssey Questions

How many hours of labor is reasonable to replace the fuse panel on my car? (1 answer)

Dealership has had my car for 7 weeks. Has misdiagnosed the issue now twice and replaced parts that didn't need to be replaced based on "these are typically the parts that cause the alarm to go off without cause." Now they say they've found a leak that caused the driver's si...

why is my left turn signal light and my left side emergency light not working (1 answer)

catalytic converter price?. (1 answer)

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2008 Honda Odyssey Recalls

Potential Fuel Leak

The affected vehicles are being recalled because a fuel leak can develop from the area of the fuel pump strainer cover. Parts to permanently repair this concern are not yet available. Honda will first send owners an interim letter, followed by a second letter when the remedy parts become available. Parts are expected to be available beginning in the summer of 2014. Vehicles currently leaking fuel from the pump cover will get a replacement using the part currently available. All recalled vehicles will receive a revised cover once the part becomes available.

Unexpected Brake Application

The vehicles being recalled are equipped with a vehicle control system designed to help prevent the vehicle from skidding if a turning maneuver that is to aggressive for the road conditions is attempted. A combination of system components and software may apply the brakes unexpectedly. The vehicle may suddenly and unexpectedly brake hard, without illuminating the brake lights, increasing the risk of a crash from behind. Remedy parts will not be available until the spring of 2014. Owners of affected vehicles will receive and interim letter notifying them of the issue and instructs on how to prevent unintended braking. A second notification will be sent when the parts become available.

Rear Power Liftgate May Not Stay in the Open Position

The gas-filled struts that help to raise and support the power liftgate may fail prematurely due to a manufacturing flaw. The flaw can result in leakage of the pressurized gas, leading to reduced strut performance. Unexpected closure of the liftgate may occur due to the failed struts, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace both lift gate gas struts to correct this concern. The Honda recall number is S22.


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2008 Honda Odyssey Reviews

I have had my Odyssey since 2008 and have driven over 100,000. It has been a good car overall but now it is starting to have some problems. First of all, My Nanny crashed the car. Minor accident from stationary at a light and she did $7000 worth of damage and the front was destroyed. That's very concerning that the bodywork is like paper. I am concerned how this would hold up under a real ...
Great vehicle with comfort and functionality for a family. Drives wonderfully.

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