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Honda Odyssey Check engine light due to faulty EGR valve

Honda Odyssey Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2011

Average Mileage: 128,552 mi (39,000 mi - 300,000 mi)


The V6 engine is prone to problems with the exhaust gas recirculation valve (EGR valve) which can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate.

  • Visitor, , 181,000 mi

    check engine and TCS light come on periodically. I had a hard time diagnosing because the lights would turn off before I could have someone read the code. finally they stayed and i took it to autozone to read the code. P0401 - EGR insufficient flow; probable cause: 1. faulty EGR valve, 2. blocked EGR passages in engine.

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    Check engine MIL on and DTC was EGR related. Had to remove and replace EGR valve and clean out dirty, clogged EGR passage way.

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  • Visitor, , 135,000 mi

    I have a persistent Check Engine Light despite me changing the O2 Sensor. I was told it may be the cat converter but my mechanic seriously doubts it. It must be this darn EGR valve.

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  • My engine light has been on nearly all the 13 years I've owned this van. EGR valve has been replaced more than twice, cleaned several times, and the light always comes back on within a couple days after leaving the shop. It also goes off after the battery is changed/disconnected, but returns in a couple days. My Honda dealer can't explain it, and the van is running fine otherwise. I have 165k miles on it, and still get 24-25mpg on long trips, so I've learned to live with it.

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  • Visitor, , 145,000 mi

    Check engine light - code read = EGR Valve, insufficient lift

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  • igos4u, , 210,603 mi

    i had the spark plugs r& R the EGR VALVE THE POWER STEERING PUMP DRIVE BELT. THE INTAKE MANIFOLD AND THE INTAKE GASKET WHICH RAN 705.56 THE PARTS WERE 237.50 AND I WAS DRIVING IT AND THE ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON, THE SECOND TIME LESS THAN 5 MILES FROM THE SPEED AWAY, SMOG, AND THEN I TOOK IT BACK THEY CHECKED IT AGAIN AND THEN THE SAME LIGHTS CAME ON, THE PULLED IT APART, AND CHECKED CLEANED IT AGAIN, AND PUT IT TOGETHER, AND THis time it was about 15 miles later, and it the check engine light came back on, when we returned from the dog park. the previous owner said he was also having trouble with the check engine light staying on, or kept coming on.

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  • Visitor, , 300,000 mi

    My engine light and traction control stays on and no seems to know how to fix it.l have had the egr value change several times and the egr outlet Cleaned out.

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  • Visitor, , 80,900 mi

    Engine check light suddenly came on and stays all the time. I took the van to an auto-repair shop in Phoenix when I was there a few days ago. They told me it's the ERG issue and takes about 3 hours to fix. Now I'm back to Reno, I will bring it to be fixed in a few weeks.

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  • Visitor, , 185,000 mi

    This is the second time in about 2 years I have taken my Honda Odyssey 2003 for the check engine light but have taken it to various repair shops. First it was suppose to be an old gas cap and was replaced but just last month after a couple of years the check engine light came on again. So right now it is in the repair shop and waiting for what the mechanics would say.

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  • Visitor, , 39,000 mi

    Bad EGR Valve
    Light on Dash Indicator.
    Dealer replacement cost Labor and Material - $370.00

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