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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 108,128 (10,000–205,000)
5 model years affected: 1995, 2000, 2002, 2003, more2004
35 people reported this problem
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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!
Both vent windows have failed. Used to be able to close the right by holding down switch and having other person push close. Now both stuck - left closed and right open. Can hear both clicking when switches depressed.
Vent windows are stuck in the open position. Will not close.
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. ;)
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!
The vent windows won't open, and I have not got it fixed yet. That's what I was looking into when I found this.
Same issues. Rear vent windows have not worked for a few weeks. Today front windows stopped while at stop sign. Turned car off and then back on and windows worked.
They're working now, but didn't earlier this summer. Worked last year off and on.
Known issue that Honda should have recalled.
I replaced both of them about 6 months after the last one died. Dealer wanted crazy money to replace them.
As described already by the masses.
rear vent windows sometimes won't open
Both window motors failed.
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.