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2005 Honda Odyssey Problems

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Most Common 2005 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 2005 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...
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.

1 Known 2005 Honda Odyssey Drive Train Problem

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...

3 Known 2005 Honda Odyssey Electrical & Lights Problems

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.
Honda issued a recall on some 2005 Odyssey models due to a defective fuel pump relay. If the fuel pump relay fails, the car will stall or fail to start. For more information on this recall please...

6 Known 2005 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.

6 Known 2005 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 2005 Honda Odyssey Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

An AC refrigerant leak may develop from the condenser. Replacing a leaking condenser will be required to restore proper AC operation.

0 Known 2005 Honda Odyssey Maintenance Problems

4 Known 2005 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...
On some models the power seat can become inoperative when a cable becomes detached. Replacing the cable will fix this issue.

1 Known 2005 Honda Odyssey Suspension & Steering Problem

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 2005 Honda Odyssey Problems & Complaints

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 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.
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...
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 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...
In colder climates moisture in the throttle control relay may freeze and cause the Check Engine light (MIL) to come on. Replacing all the relays is recommended.
Problems with the sliding door windows can cause the sliding doors not to open all the way because it thinks the window is open. Replacing the window regulator will repair this problem
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 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 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 ...
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.
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.
A moan or droan type noise can occur on certain models when the exhaust resonates through the body. An updated exhaust pipe and mount from Honda will correct this issue.
On some models the power seat can become inoperative when a cable becomes detached. Replacing the cable will fix this issue.
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