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2002 Honda Odyssey Problems

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Most Common 2002 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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3 Known 2002 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.
Some models the front brakes make a groan when coming to a stop due to improperly formulated brake pads. Replacing the front brake pads with an updated pad and turning the rotors will stop the noise.

2 Known 2002 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 2002 Honda Odyssey Electrical & Lights Problems

The clock light has a tendency to burn out.
Rear vent windows not operating properly is a common problem with Honda Odesseys. The solution is to replace the window motors.
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.

4 Known 2002 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.

3 Known 2002 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...
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 ...
The 1999-2016 Honda Odyssey may have problems with the EVAP canister vent solenoid. It stops responding to commands to open and close, and the following occurs: Illumination of the check engine li...

0 Known 2002 Honda Odyssey Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known 2002 Honda Odyssey Maintenance Problems

3 Known 2002 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.

2 Known 2002 Honda Odyssey Suspension & Steering Problems

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 ...
On some models faulty front wheel bearings can cause a growling type noise from the front of the vehicle. Replacing both front wheel bearings is recommended for this repair.

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Known 2002 Honda Odyssey Problems & Complaints

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.
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...
A rear engine mount that is broken can cause an engine vibration felt in the vehicle. Replacing the failed mount will repair this problem.
There have been reports of various transmission problems with this model.
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 clock light has a tendency to burn out.
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...
Some models the front brakes make a groan when coming to a stop due to improperly formulated brake pads. Replacing the front brake pads with an updated pad and turning the rotors will stop the noise.
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 ...
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.
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.
Rear vent windows not operating properly is a common problem with Honda Odesseys. The solution is to replace the window motors.
The 1999-2016 Honda Odyssey may have problems with the EVAP canister vent solenoid. It stops responding to commands to open and close, and the following occurs: Illumination of the check engine li...
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...
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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