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

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

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Average mileage: 105,300 (10,000–205,000)
5 model years affected: 1995, 2000, 2002, 2003, more2004
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2000 Honda Odyssey 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!
2003 Honda Odyssey 69,000 mi,
Both vent windows have failed. Used to be able to close the right by holding down switch and having other person push close. Now both stuck - left closed and right open. Can hear both clicking when switches depressed.
Same issues. Rear vent windows have not worked for a few weeks. Today front windows stopped while at stop sign. Turned car off and then back on and windows worked.
2004 Honda Odyssey 110,000 mi,
They're working now, but didn't earlier this summer. Worked last year off and on.
2002 Honda Odyssey 100,000 mi,
Known issue that Honda should have recalled.
2002 Honda Odyssey 10,000 mi,
Rear windows were never good on my 2002 Ody. Failed while under warranty and then they worked, quit, worked and are now pretty dead. Just confirming the fact that these windows are a Honda Bust!
1995 Honda Odyssey 205,000 mi,
I replaced both of them about 6 months after the last one died. Dealer wanted crazy money to replace them.
2002 Honda Odyssey 110,000 mi,
Vent windows are stuck in the open position. Will not close.
2002 Honda Odyssey 100,000 mi,
As described already by the masses.
2000 Honda Odyssey 145,000 mi,
rear vent windows sometimes won't open
2002 Honda Odyssey 113,000 mi,
Both window motors failed.
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.
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 (http://www.odytalk.com/showthread.php?29-How-to-Fix-your-Rear-Vent-Window-Motors&s=b2feb4ba865d367c997ac540399c6788&p=36#post36). I have yet to complete the repair; they've been completely inoperable for four years now... maybe this weekend I'll get to it. ;)