Honda Odyssey Problems RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the Honda Odyssey based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it. Newest RepairPal Verified Most Reported
Sulfur deposits on the fuel sending unit can cause the fuel gauge to read inaccurately. Replacing the sending unit will repair this issue.
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
There have been some issues reported with the sliding doors.
The engine block can crack behind the exhaust manifold and cause an oil leak. Depending upon the severity of the crack it can be sealed to stop the leak.
Evaporators can collect mold and give a foul smell. The evaporator will have to be disinfected or replaced to repair this issue.
High mileage distributors can leak oil onto the heater hose below it and cause the hose to fail and loose coolant. The distributor will need to be replaced along with the heater hose to address this issue.
Overheated engines are prone to head gasket failures. An engine running hot is a symptom of a failed head gasket. The head gasket will need to be replaced to repair this issue.