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Honda Odyssey Rear (vent) Windows Operate Intermittantly, and Eventually Fail

Honda Odyssey Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004

Average Mileage: 106,972 mi (38,700 mi - 168,000 mi)


Rear vent windows not operating properly is a common problem with Honda Odesseys. The solution is to replace the window motors.

  • Visitor, , 168,000 mi

    Happens intermittently. If they won't open/close, I try again at a later time and usually the problem is gone. i have had them stuck in open position when a rain storm came through, but the inside didn't get too wet so I really dion't worry about it. Hopefully they will never get permanently stuck in the open position!

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  • Visitor, , 110,000 mi

    Vent windows are stuck in the open position. Will not close.

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  • Visitor, , 100,000 mi

    As described already by the masses.

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  • Visitor, , 145,000 mi

    rear vent windows sometimes won't open

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  • Visitor, , 113,000 mi

    Both window motors failed.

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  •  Enthusiast

    Rear windows would not always open or close. Dealer said needs new window motors for about $100. plus labor elected not to do had them disconnect window motors with windows in the closed position.

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  •  Enthusiast

    This is a well-known problem with the Odyssey. It happened to me, and I found detailed instructions on repairing the problem on the internet ( I have yet to complete the repair; they've been completely inoperable for four years now... maybe this weekend I'll get to it. ;)

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