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Honda Odyssey 1999 - 2004

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  • mtsangmtsang Posts: 70
    Reporting back on my newly-installed "2001 fog lights"...

    The lights were straightforward to install. However, I way-underestimated the amount of time it took. I love the new appearance of the front-end with the new lights. The lights, like most other fog lights, produces a wide-area beam with a shorter projection than the headlights. The light pattern covers almost 180 degrees from side-to-side. They complements the headlights well. I am happy about them. I got them from Trevor of Hondaaccessory.com.
  • I've spent close to an hour looking for a post I saw sometime ago that had about 5 online Honda Parts ordering companies. One in particular had free shipping. If anybody remembers the links or the specific posting I would appreciate the help. Thanks in advance.
  • dave84dave84 Posts: 75
    "I am experiencing a noise when I drive 40+ mph. My dealer says it's from the cross bars. Does anyone have any ideas?"

    Yes: remove the cross bars. If the noise is not there when you drive 40+ mph, the dealer was right. Problem solved.
  • Timothyadavis #412 yes, you are correct; MSRP & invoice are different. What is important to remember is the credit union directory lists certified dealers agreeing to "no hassle deals" for members, at least in Houston, that is. Certain requirements from both member and dealer must be met. Members must arrange financial matters ahead of time and must speak directly to the representative on the list. In order for dealers to stay on the master list they must offer no hassle deals and treat customers satisfactorily, otherwise they do not remain on the list for long. What the dealers lose in commission they gain in volume and in advertising. Also the dealer knows that the customer's credit is worthy and no time will be wasted on customers whose credit falls short. (I was advised of these stipulations from both the dealers and my credit union.) Most dealers cooperate and everybody tends to win. I have kept up with these lists and those dealers that are tried and true have remained on for many years. (I tend to visit them and these dealers tend to brag on that fact and they should. It's tough to stay on the list.) Based on my experience, if the dealer is on the master list they will work off of the invoice price. If the dealer is not on the credit union list but realizes you are Internet savvy and have done your homework, they will then work off of the MSRP price. Those dealers making the grade (I guess I'll put in a plug for them) are Goodson Honda and Spring Branch Goodson Honda. The other Honda dealers that I visited that were not on the list would not honor the no hassle deal and were also a bit uncongenial. They shall remain nameless.

    Binkybarnes #420 & others. It never dawned on me to place myself on multiple waiting lists. (Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?) I would be too scared that some loophole would prevent me from getting my deposit back. Didn't you have to place a deposit to be on a waiting list? I got the impression from these dealers that the waiting list and the ordering list were synonymous and involved a $500 deposit. But really, isn't there always someone to purchase one if I back out on a deal?
  • mojo66mojo66 Posts: 83
    With an Odyssey, there is ALWAYS someone waiting to take your spot on a waiting list if you back out of a deal. Remember, it isn't a deal until you sign a purchase order. I was on three different waiting lists, and all the dealers required a deposit. As long as it is in writing that the deposit is fully refundable at the buyers discretion, there should be no problem in getting on multiple lists. The first dealer to produce the van in the color I wanted got the sale, since all three were selling at the same price.
  • Mistakes happen, even in the best shops. If your Honda was damaged due to this mishap, guess who stands behind it?
    If Jifffylube makes the same mistake, guess who will not stand behind it?
  • need some help, what are the new logo (ss) on the odyssey ex 2001 is it now called ss instead of the ex, and changes if any, interested in the ex 2001. gave up when they first came on the market to (pricey) and now glad to see some better by.
  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 7,596
    SS is abbreviation for new color Satin Silver.

    Unless of course Honda is dropping the 8 cyl from the RL into the Ody. :-)
  • crkeehncrkeehn Posts: 513
    One of my favorite parts on the old Ody/Windstar discussion was the Stolzie Vs Dad reports. Thanks for posting another one and I'm happy that it is working out well for both of you.

    Carl Keehn
  • We will be purchasing a Honda Odyssey in the near future. Has anyone had any dealings with Honda dealerships in the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas area?
  • To: alt.autos.honda; rec.autos.makers.honda
    Subject: Accord ABS (Antilock Braking System): DEFECT????

    I'd like to know if HONDA ACCORD and ODYSSEY owners have experienced the FAILURE of the major components in their ANTILOCK BRAKING SYSTEM. I am looking into failures especially on the early to mid-90's model years. I own a 1995 Honda Odyssey which has only 60,000 miles on it. The ABS accumulator and modulator need to be replaced at a cost of $1400. I note many, many such complaints in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) database of owner complaints. I see some as early as the same year of purchase, but most in the 1995 model year seem to be occurring in the year 2000. Please help me identify a trend in these DEFECTIVE components. Send me an e-mail with the answers to the following questions.

    1) What make and model do you own?
    2) Have you had failure in one or more components of the ABS?
    3) If so, which components have failed?
    4) At what mileage did your failure occur?
    5) What was the total cost incurred or quoted?
    6) What symptoms did you have prior to or at the time of failure?
    7) Was your regular braking ability affected?
    8) Did you ABS dash indicator light come on intermittently or constantly?
    9) Did you note longer stopping distances or brake pedal to the floor?
    10) What has been Honda's response to your premature ABS failure?
    11) Have you received any assistance from Honda in the costs of repair?
    12) Have you been told that components are on NATIONAL BACKORDER?
    13) Has the dealership suggested the replacement of seals vs. use of rebuilt components?

    PLEASE e-mail your information as soon as possible. If you have had this failure, please petition the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to open a formal investigation. This is a safety issue. While you might be told that the ABS failure will not affect your regular braking ability, this has not been the case for many owners. Accidents have been reported to the NHTSA. Put PRESSURE on the NHTSA to investigate FULLY on your behalf.

    U.S. Department of Transportation
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    Office of Defects Investigations 1-800-424-9393
    NSA-10.01 1-888-327-4236
    400 7th Street, SW http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov
    Washington, D.C. 20590

    Center for Auto Safety
    1825 Connecticut Ave., NW
    Suite 330
    Washington, D.C. 20009-5708 http://www.autosafety.org



    Charlene Blake
    cblake@erols.com
  • Recently my driver's side door was covered with ice and would not open. I gave it a good tug and the door handle came right off. It was not an excessive tug. The parts are back ordered and they can't tell me when I'll get it fixed. If you own a new Odyssey be careful.
  • mictjmictj Posts: 3
    The website is www.hondapartsforyou.com

    I ordered the trunk well insert, got it with no problems, it was also the cheapest.
  • billg7billg7 Posts: 342
    I was wondering who you represent. Are you a lawyer who plans to bring a suit or are you a private citizen?
  • For post 476. We got our 2001 od. from John Eagle Honda on lemmon ave in dallas,Anthony Hickman was the salesman.We were on 3 lists.Eagle,Huggins and MacDavid,all $500 dep. msrp no extras.Eagle said they had one coming in about ten days, thought it was a pitch just to get us in there list.But about nine days later Anthony called with a Vin#.We stayed on the other lists just in case.I also got a list of honda dealers around the state and called many of them, did not get on list but let them know what we wanted.Had some of them call back saying they had LXs come in and one had a unspoken for EX but wrong color.So get on multiple list and call around.Test drove one at MacChurchill Honda in FTW, was treated great by them but by the time we were ready to by they had a 2 month wait. Wanted to buy from the salesman there,Isiac Perez,he was VERY nice,but did not want to wait.Anyway have had our 2001 msb Ex for about a month and Love it, no problems.Every once in awhile I walk out to the garage to take a peek at it.Cant believe how nice looking it is. Good luck. All deposits are refundable,put it on a credit card over the phone.
  • mike734mike734 Posts: 128
    You can find a posting listing Honda parts sites on the delphi odyssey forum.
  • we love our 2 week old ody, EXCEPT that at inclines or uphills, going about 25 to 45 mph, we can hear this spinning-scraping sound coming from the lower front side. do any of you have any ideas? it spent 2 days at the dealer, and it's still there. thanks a lot. jack
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  • Did you buy the 3 Stooger's limited edition??
    Pull off the other handle, and it's theft proof.
    Wonder why parts on back order - perhaps you are not the only one?! Good luck getting in the parts.
  • Does anybody know about the reverse camera available for the Odyssey? I saw this on one of the sites in Japan. Thanks
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