Honda Odyssey Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the Honda Odyssey as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

A rear engine mount that is broken can cause an engine vibration felt in the vehicle. Replacing the failed mount will repair this problem.

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

Children feeding coins into the radio's CD slot can cause blown fuses, lights to stay on (both interior and exterior), and can ruin what was once a perfectly good radio.

On certain models the fuel gauge will not read full due to excessive resistance in the sending unit. Replacing the sending unit in the fuel tank will commonly repair this issue.

A chirp noise from the timing belt area can be caused by a tilted idler pulley. Installing a corrective shim from Honda will commonly correct this issue.

There have been reports of various transmission problems with this model.

Damaged engine mounts can lead to vibration and roughness felt in the steering wheel. A rattle in the dash and engine area may also be heard. Replacement of damaged mounts will commonly correct these issues.

Sulfur deposits on the fuel sending unit can cause the fuel gauge to read inaccurately. Replacing the sending unit will repair this issue.

The clock light has a tendency to burn out.

On certain models the rear brake pads can cause a clunk when first braking due to the brake pad shims restricting pad slide. Replacing the read disc brake pad shims will repair this issue.

On certain models moisture can get into the rear wheel bearing and cause a noise. Replacing the rear wheel bearing is needed for this issue.

A moan or droan type noise can occur on certain models when the exhaust resonates through the body. An updated exhaust pipe and mount from Honda will correct this issue.

On certain models electrical noise from the cooling fan circuit can cause the brake light and indicator lights (dash lights) to come on momentarily. Replacing the alternator will fix this issue.

On some models the alternator belt can amplify the alternator noise. Replacing the belt will quiet things down.
Problems with the sliding door windows can cause the sliding doors not to open all the way because it thinks the window is open. Replacing the window regulator will repair this problem