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2001 Honda Odyssey Problems

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Most Common 2001 Honda Odyssey Problems

There have been some issues reported with the electric sliding doors. Our technicians remind us that proper diagnoses will be necessary to determine the cause of various faults which may occur.
A brake pedal that pulsates under the foot while braking the vehicle has been noted by many owners of the Honda Odyssey. This issue spans many years, and multiple generations of the well-known mini...
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...
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2 Known 2001 Honda Odyssey Brakes Problems

A brake pedal that pulsates under the foot while braking the vehicle has been noted by many owners of the Honda Odyssey. This issue spans many years, and multiple generations of the well-known mini...
On certain models the rear brakes can groan when coming to a stop. Replacing the rear brake drums may be necessary to correct this issue.

2 Known 2001 Honda Odyssey Drive Train Problems

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

3 Known 2001 Honda Odyssey Electrical & Lights Problems

The clock light has a tendency to burn out.
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.
Sulfur deposits on the fuel sending unit can cause the fuel gauge to read inaccurately. Replacing the sending unit will repair this issue.

5 Known 2001 Honda Odyssey Engine 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.
The engine may develop and oil leak due to a porous engine block casting. The repair procedure is dependent on where the leak is located. Honda has released a service bulletin covering model years ...
A rough idle and harsh transmission shift can be caused by a broken front engine mount. Replacing the broken mount will address these issues.

4 Known 2001 Honda Odyssey Exhaust & Emissions Problems

The exhaust recirculation valve (EGR) on the 1999-2016 Honda Odyssey V6 may fail, causing: Illumination of thecheck engine light OBD trouble codes P0401 and P1491 Rough idle Reduced fuel econom...
There have been reports of Catalytic Converter failure that causes the Check Engine light to come on. Replacing the catalytic converter will repair this issue.
The Honda Odyssey may have issues with the idle air control system, causing: Erratic/bouncing idle Poor fuel mileage Illumination of the check engine light OBD trouble code P0505 Engine ...

1 Known 2001 Honda Odyssey Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

The AC evaporator drain can clog and cause a water leak inside the vehicle, usually on the passenger floor. Cleaning the drain will fix this problem.

0 Known 2001 Honda Odyssey Maintenance Problems

4 Known 2001 Honda Odyssey Miscellaneous Problems

There have been some issues reported with the electric sliding doors. Our technicians remind us that proper diagnoses will be necessary to determine the cause of various faults which may occur.
Manual sliding doors will stick or not open easily due to the door seal sealing too well. Sometimes this can cause the door handle to break when trying to open the door. Replacing the door seal wit...
Third row seat latch cables can come loose from the handle and can prevent the seat from unlatching. Reinstalling the cables and retaining them with clips should correct this issue.

1 Known 2001 Honda Odyssey Suspension & Steering Problem

A knock or clunk type noise may be noted from the front suspension over bumps. This is can caused by worm stabilizer (sway) bar links. Replacing both stabilizer bar links will commonly repair this ...

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Known 2001 Honda Odyssey Problems & Complaints

The engine may develop and oil leak due to a porous engine block casting. The repair procedure is dependent on where the leak is located. Honda has released a service bulletin covering model years ...
A faulty gasket can cause coolant seepage from the water passage near the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve. Replacing the gasket should correct this coolant leak.
A buzzing noise at freeway speeds can be caused by the engine and transmission resonating through the transmission shift cable. The Power Control Module (PCM) must be replaced to stop the resonatin...
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.
Sulfur deposits on the fuel sending unit can cause the fuel gauge to read inaccurately. Replacing the sending unit will repair this issue.
On some models the alternator belt can amplify the alternator noise. Replacing the belt will quiet things down.
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