Honda Odyssey Problems

Check Engine and D4 Lights Flashing on Honda Odyssey

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The Honda Odyssey may develop issues with the automatic transmission.

Rough shifting may occur, and the “D4” light and check engine may begin to blink. The check engine light will also illuminate, and OBD trouble codes P0700, P0730, P0740, P0780, P1768 and/or P1768 will be stored in the computer.

If the transmission shifts roughly, the failure is very likely mechanical failure of the transmission. If the transmission performs normally, a faulty sensor, or dirty transmission fluid may be the case.

In most cases, it is necessary to use professional diagnostic equipment to provide a diagnosis, and complete the repair.

The longevity of the transmission is dependent on strict adherence to the manufacturer's recommendation for ATF replacement intervals and procedure.

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Honda Odyssey Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 138,806 (12,000–260,000)
Drive Train affected: Automatic Transmission
19 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
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The lights on dash flash off and on the drive lite flashes and transmission only has 1st and 2nd want shift into 3rd one overdrive how do I fix it ?
Automatic transmission "clunks" when shifting into 2nd gear. We have to "baby" it very carefully when starting. Problem has been there for two years and seems to be getting worse. Have not had it repaired.
car runs fine when cool. when temps reach normal operating range the transmission begins to slip. I can stop and turn the van off and it will run normal again for about 10 to 20 more miles then begins to slip again
D light indicator blinks only way to clear is to turn off ignition and restart., transmission erattic when above condition exist.
Transmission problem light illuminated. Dealer told me I needed to replace Transmission quoted $3000. Went to another dealer service man suggested it needs a pressure switch on the 4th gear, same problem allegedly with Acura's. Had the pressure switch installed, cost me $220.62 Car still running well, has 187,800 miles and is now going in for new motor mounts. Love this car however, have had difficulty finding dealer who seems to know solutions to problems.
We have a hard time switching into gear from park. Also when slowing down and it shifts down from 3rd gear there's a loud knock and you feel it inside. Another issue is while driving and it is in 5th gear it makes a lot of rubbing noise and it seems like it keeps down and up shifting. While driving around 45mph the rpm fluctuates a lot.And the master cylinder seal was replaced last year in September under a recall and is still leaking!
Transmission failed spectacularly. No warning in advance. Never used van for towing or any sort of aggressive driving. Even though I've been disappointed with the 2000 Odyssey due to many mechanical issues, Honda really impressed me by replacing the transmission at zero cost to me. They know when they screw up a design and seem to try to make things right. (This was the 1st model year for the new Odyssey)
shifts second shutters then rpms go up and down 300-400rpms think its reprograming honda did to solve lock-up of second gear of lower milage van higer milage got new transmission in the snow almost brake tires lose
Engine light came on, transmission doesn't switch gears easily. We were told we need a new transmission, but after looking into all the people that have problems, we will just get a new car.
Check engine MIL on and had a DTC of TCC problem. Car with jerk or slight slip in gears when driving. Had to get a transmission overhaul/rebuilt transmission.
Van started to shift gears offten then one day it started gerking and wouldn't go into reverse didn't get it fixed yet
Can't remember exact mileage. Total transmission failure. All maintenance done per schedule.
The transmission shifts harshly, and does so even after getting the problem fixed at Community Honda, By the way, American Honda Motors will not take care of the problem, even though they are fully aware of a lot of transmission complaints.