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Most Common Car Problems

The engine may stall when the engine is warmed up. This can be caused by a failed crankshaft position sensor and/or camshaft position sensor. These sensors can fail intermittently so the problem ma...
Erratic and hard shifting can occur from a failed transmission pressure control solenoid. To fix this issue, a partial dis-assembly of the transmission is necessary to replace a failed pressure con...
The AC compressor may seize resulting in loss of cold air from the AC vents. Often when the compressor fails in the fashion, debris is spread through out the entire air conditioning system resultin...
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992 Known Brakes Problems

Bulletin 13N02 - This program extends the coverage of the brake booster to ten years of service or 150,000 miles from the warranty start of the vehicle, whichever occurs first. This is a one time r...
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 front brake rotors can warp and cause a vibration when braking. You will feel vibrations in the brake pedal and the steering wheel. The rotors should be replaced to correct this issue. Using hi...

2188 Known Drive Train Problems

Erratic and hard shifting can occur from a failed transmission pressure control solenoid. To fix this issue, a partial dis-assembly of the transmission is necessary to replace a failed pressure con...
The automatic transmission may develop shifting concerns. On lower mileage vehicles, upgrading the software in the powertrain control module (PCM) and the transmission control module (TCM) may corr...
Honda Accord models may develop shifting issues with the automatic transmission accompanied by warning lights. Rough shifting may occur, and the “D4” light and check engine may begin...

2207 Known Electrical & Lights Problems

Ignition switch failure may cause the car to stall or fail to start. Honda issued a recall to replace the ignition switch. For more information on this recall please click here»
One or both head light bulbs may burn out prematurely requiring replacement. There have also been reports of other bulbs burning out often as well.

4728 Known Engine Problems

The engine may stall when the engine is warmed up. This can be caused by a failed crankshaft position sensor and/or camshaft position sensor. These sensors can fail intermittently so the problem ma...
Damaged engine mounts can lead to vibration and roughness felt in the steering wheel. A rattle in the dash and engine area may also be heard. Replacement of damaged mounts will commonly correct t...
The engine may develop oil leaks from the lower crankcase portion of the engine block. Our technicians tell us that the engine must be removed from the vehicle to properly repair this oil leak.

1953 Known Exhaust & Emissions Problems

The catalytic converter closest to the cylinder head can fail causing illumination of the Check Engine Light. Prompt repair of this problem is recommended because the catalyst material can be sucke...
The Check Engine Light may illuminate because a component of the oxygen sensor stops working. As a result the engine computer is unable to determine the proper ratio of air to fuel for the engine....
On the 3.7L V6 and 4.7L V8 the Exhaust manifold bolts commonly break, exhaust manifold gaskets should be replaced and replace bolts as needed.

1346 Known Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

The AC compressor may seize resulting in loss of cold air from the AC vents. Often when the compressor fails in the fashion, debris is spread through out the entire air conditioning system resultin...
One or more heater & AC (HVAC) air delivery and/or temperature mode door actuator may fail. This can result in incorrect air delivery or temperature. If this occurs, fault code(s) stored...
Temperature blend and recirculation doors commonly fail, which can cause the AC modes not to change or the temperature to be different on the left and right sides. If replacing blend air doors, a r...

375 Known Maintenance Problems

The lug nuts on the Ford Fusion are known to swell to greater than their original size. When these lug nuts swell, the lug nut wrench will no longer fit, so they must be drilled or extracted. The...

1792 Known Miscellaneous Problems

One or more of the power window regulators (one in each door) may fail causing the window to fall into the door and not roll up.
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.
Models with electric sliding doors can develop problems with the door mechanism. The cable in the door becomes frayed, which will damage the electric motor.

1464 Known Suspension & Steering Problems

On vehicles equipped with rear air springs, the air compressor may fail causing the rear suspension to sit low.
It's very common for the front compliance bushings to crack and require replacement. You will most often be notified after an inspection while your Honda is in the shop for general maintenance. Som...
On vehicles equipped with rear air springs, the air compressor may fail causing the rear suspension to sit low.

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Known Car Problems & Complaints

Misalignment of the accessory pulleys or a faulty drive belt tensioner may cause a chirping or squeaking sound while the engine is running. In If the replacing the belt tensioner does not correct ...
The outside door handles are prone to breaking—all doors are affected by this condition.
Owners may experience one or more of the following conditions: Transmission shifting issues, torque converter clutch apply issues, fault code P0741 (torque converter clutch performance), and a veh...
The distributor may develop internal faults. This can cause a rough running engine or stalling condition, the Check Engine Light may or may not illuminate. Our technicians tell us that the distribu...
The steering wheel position sensor may fail, resulting in the service stability message being displayed.
Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.
Various issues with the electric power steering system may develop and could require replacement of steering column assembly.
It is common for the fuel level sensor in the fuel tank read the fuel level incorrectly. The sensor must be replaced to correct the condition. Our technicians recommend having the complete fuel pum...
The engine wiring can degrade because the insulating material falls off leaving the bare wire exposed. This can cause many problems depending on which wires are exposed and what they touch.
A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.
The Throttle Position Sensor can get out of adjustment due to wear in the throttle body or due to carbon build up. This will cause the idle timing to advance more than 30 degrees which will cause v...
Various issues with the electric power steering system may develop and could require replacement of steering column assembly.
Heat may stop working either from one or all the dash vents. Several issues have been reported but most often the issue revolves around the failure of one of the blend air door actuators. Anytime t...
The front brake rotors can warp and cause a vibration when braking. The rotors will need to be machined or in cases where they are worn to thin, replaced to correct this issue.