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Honda Odyssey Rear (vent) Windows Operate Intermittantly, and Eventually Fail

Honda Odyssey Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1995, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004

Average Mileage: 107,053 mi (10,000 mi - 205,000 mi)


Rear vent windows not operating properly is a common problem with Honda Odesseys. The solution is to replace the window motors.

  • , , 168,000 mi

    Happens intermittently. If they won't open/close, I try again at a later time and usually the problem is gone. i have had them stuck in open position when a rain storm came through, but the inside didn't get too wet so I really dion't worry about it. Hopefully they will never get permanently stuck in the open position!

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  • , , 10,000 mi

    Rear windows were never good on my 2002 Ody. Failed while under warranty and then they worked, quit, worked and are now pretty dead. Just confirming the fact that these windows are a Honda Bust!

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  • , , 205,000 mi

    I replaced both of them about 6 months after the last one died. Dealer wanted crazy money to replace them.

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  • , , 110,000 mi

    Vent windows are stuck in the open position. Will not close.

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  • , , 100,000 mi

    As described already by the masses.

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  • , , 145,000 mi

    rear vent windows sometimes won't open

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  • , , 113,000 mi

    Both window motors failed.

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  •  Enthusiast

    Rear windows would not always open or close. Dealer said needs new window motors for about $100. plus labor elected not to do had them disconnect window motors with windows in the closed position.

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  •  Enthusiast

    This is a well-known problem with the Odyssey. It happened to me, and I found detailed instructions on repairing the problem on the internet ( I have yet to complete the repair; they've been completely inoperable for four years now... maybe this weekend I'll get to it. ;)

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