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Honda Odyssey: Problems & Solutions:(1995-2004 Models)

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  • sbpceapsbpceap Posts: 67
    When a timing belt is even one tooth off, the engine cannot achieve correct timing. I didn't have the courage you did to change my own timing belt. After I had a mechanic change the timing belt in my old van (a 4 cylinder '85 Voyager at that time), it lost some of the little power it had. I tuned it up, tried to set the timing (not computerized in those days)but couldn't set it accurately. I got used to the low power, until a Vermont ski trip when temp's reached 15 below zero. When I started the engine, the extreme cold caused the stiffened timing belt to slip another tooth. Now it had so little power, my wife and I looked at each other and laughed embarrassedly as everyone passed us on even the smallest incline. I brought it to a good Chrysler dealer in Troy, NY, who found that the timing belt was off TWO teeth. When this more competent mechanic correctly installed the belt, I had power and gas mileage that I forgot the van ever had. I realized that the first mechanic installed the belt off one tooth, and the extreme cold the second tooth. After the belt was installed correctly, the timing could be accurately adjusted on this van, up until I bought my Ody. -sbpceap
  • user777user777 Posts: 3,341
    oh gosh - is that another contributor to poor MPG results?

    maybe people with very far off the curve fuel economy should ask someone check their timing...
  • etmjretmjr Posts: 1
    I have a 2002 Honda Odyssey with 84000 miles. Between 45 and 50 mph the engine runs rough. At all other speeds no problem. Any advice.
  • ftmacftmac Posts: 1
    I have the same issue with the mirror lens craked, were you able to fix the mirror?

    Thanks
  • autowriteautowrite Posts: 226
    This week, I just had the Timing Belt changed at 154,000 kilometers as the dealer said not to take a chance, waiting till 168,000 kms. If it broke it would be $3,500 instead of $750. It actually cost me $795 including a new water pump. At the same time the dealer changed the Serpentine belt and the spark plugs.
    This is a 2002 EX Canadian.
    :)
  • sbpceapsbpceap Posts: 67
    Based on CXC's post (#6431) you probably could have waited quite safely thru 168 Kilometers. But if it's any consolation, Honda charges $14-18 for each of those six spark plugs you had installed. That's $100 in parts alone, right there!
  • I have a 2002 Canadian Odyssey and we were not informed that it was Canadian by the Honda dealership from which it was purchased. I am very angry after reading all of the information on this site, and I am concerned about my vehicle being a problem. I have already experienced the vehicle stalling for no reason when I have had my foot on the gas pedal, as well as noticing the engine having difficulty around 45-55 mph. What signs did you notice with your vehicle when it was giving you problems? :confuse:
  • user777user777 Posts: 3,341
    stumbling and uneven acceleration ... probably have a clogged EGR port. there is a TSB on it.
  • definitely sounds like a bad egr valve. there was a recall on it. my 02 odyssey did the same thing between 45 and 55.
  • How were you informed of the recall? Our dealership has not informed us of this and wants us to use our extended warranty to fix it. I think that we may not be covered under the recall because it is a Canadian model. When did the recall occur?
  • user777user777 Posts: 3,341
    i'm not positive it was a recall. there is a diff between a TSB and a recall, right? a service bulletin is a notification to the dealers, while a recall is a notification to both dealers and you. i'm sure there's more to it than that.

    a quick google turned up this:
    http://home.comcast.net/~johnpitman/a05-026.pdf
  • I AM PRETTY SURE I RECEIVED A RECALL NOTICE IN THE MAIL, BUT THE SERVICE ADVISOR WAS WELL AWARE OF IT AND DIDNT CHARGE ME. NOT SURE IF IT WAS ALL ODYSSEYS OR JUST CERTAIN VIN NUMBERS.
  • Has anyone ever come up with a fix for the problem of the Odyssey when it just stops running? My 99 Odyssey with 123,000 miles has started doing this. Sometimes it will start back up on it's own a second or two after it stops running. Other times you have to turn off the ignition and start it back up which it does immediately. This can happen at anytime and any speed. Radio station pre-sets and clock are not affeceted by this problem.
  • I have 2001 Honda Odyssey. Recently, After engine starts, when I move with acceleration, there are "tu-tu-tu-tu.." sound (sound is low, duration is 3-4 secs) from the car.I don't know what causes this sound. Anybody have a similar problem?.. Any advices will welcome!! I guess it might be from the brake systems or timing-belt.
  • I'm doing my homework after the fact... Was at the dealership yesterday. Van was choking between 45-50mph and RPMs of 1500. They told me it was the EGR problem. Good news is that part was covered under an extended warranty, but cleaning the carbon build up that was created from the value not functioning was not. I paid $315 for a EGR port cleaning to "protect the new valve" they were putting in. Did anyone else have to pay for this?
  • user777user777 Posts: 3,341
    Print and read this:
    http://home.comcast.net/~johnpitman/a05-026.pdf

    Specifically look at page 9.

    It appears Honda suggests it is a repair free of charge.
  • Hey , I have the same problem with my 99 honda odysey,
    exactly the way u explained it. Did you solve your problem
    If so can you help me???
  • my 99 honda stops running for no expainable reason, the
    dash goes dead ,no odometer reading dash completely off like when your in the accessory mode radio keeps playing . turn key towards the on position and every thing comes back to life the engine even restarts in the drive position, some times I have to restart engine withe the starter. It acts just like I turned the key to off or to the accessory position. I think it's in the keying mechanisim. can any one help me.
  • Just had rebuilt transmission put on by dealer due to both TCS and Check Engine Light came on over the holiday weekend. Van has only 57000 miles when lights came on.

    I was told by dealer and Honda USA that once the 7 yrs/100000 extended warranty is up, I am on my own with this rebuilt tranny!! If something goes wrong with this rebuilt tranny, i have to bear the cost for future repairs. My questions are is this true that there is no more warranty on this replacement tranny?? not even the minimum 12mths/12000 miles on replacement parts.....What are some of the members' opinions on rebuilt tranny if they have it replaced on their van?? How reliable is it?? Also any outside extended warranty plan that i could purchase for this rebuilt tranny??

    Worst case, do i have any recourse or claim against Honda if rebuilt tranny go bad within a year?

    thanks
  • I JUST HAD A REBUILT TRANSMISSION PUT IN MY 02 ODYSSEY AND I HAD CLOSE TO 100K MILES ON MINE. I HAD TO PUT UP A FIGHT TO GET A NEW TRANSMISSION SINCE THEY SAID MINE WAS NOT PART OF THE RECALL. I WAS TOLD BY THE DEALER THAT THE WARRANTY ON THE REBUILT TRANSMISSION THEY INSTALLED WAS 3YR/36,OOO MILES. YOU DEFINITELY SHOULD DOUBLE CHECK ON YOURS. CALL HONDA HEADQUARTERS IF YOU DONT GET ANY SATISFACTION AT THE DEALERSHIP.
  • :cry: I took our 2002 Canadian Odyssey to the dealership where we bought it in the US and had the RECALL work done on it that was originally recalled in April of 2004 and was SUPPOSED to be performed before we purchased it from the Honda dealership in December of 2004, per the recall and letter from American Honda requiring that ALL 2002 and 2003 Hondas be inspected by checking on the VIN for recall before selling and New or Used vehicles within inventory. A Honda dealership sold me a potentially defective vehicle that may have had a faulty transmission (I had no clue it was Canadian and I did not get an owner's manual) and I have been driving my children around in this potentially hazardous vehicle for 2 years. I have experienced bizarre occurrences of the excessive fluctuating at certain speeds, stalling at lights but not actually turning off, hard down and up-shifting. I've even gone to start the vehicle and had it only turn over but not start. When I realized that I had a recalled Canadian Honda that never had the recall work done I tried to get a resolution with the dealership first by having the recall transmission inspection only to have the first service technician tell me that second gear was burned out and I'd need a new transmission, then 1 hour later I was informed that it was fine and they'd give me the jet kit. At that point I felt extremely uneasy driving the vehicle and asked them to get into a safer vehicle and they basically told me that it was my problem and so I called American Honda Consumer Relations who informed me that if I couldn't get the dealership to help me then I should take them to small claims court. Apparently what the dealership did violated both state and federal laws so I've taken the matter to the WA State Attorney General's Office, who finds all of this very interesting. I plan to demand a refund for my vehicle and march right into the Toyota dealership to purchase a new Sienna. I'll take road noise over transmission problems and poor customer service any day. Honda just lost what could have been a lifetime customer (I am an ex Civic Del-Sol owner.) Check the documents to see what I mean. Especially #7 and #16

    http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/RepositoryFiles.cfm?module=RECALLS&If- sDocId=04V176
  • No, I have not solved this problem yet. I'll be taking it in this week to see what they find.
  • I will be bringing the van into the dealer this week. The light has gone out on the odometer digital-display; although the thing still works; it's just at night you can't see it. I was thinking that maybe they could fix the clock display aswell. I suppose at 155K km (96K miles) you could have that happen.
  • "I will be bring my van into the dealer"

    The dealer replaced the bulbs in both the odometer and the clock since that clock is reachable when you do the odometer. At the same time they changed the daylight running light module. The module was under warranty. Daylight running lights are mannatary in Canada and have been on new vehicles for about the last 20-30 years. If the module burns out it has to be replaced as the police could charge you for driving without them. The total bill was Can$138.
  • I recently discovered that the winshiled washer tube that sits under the hood of my odyssey is severed. I wonder how could that have happened. I had seen that tube coming out of the clamp before. It appears that it may have come off and brushed against the running belt wheel outside engine which caused the tube to tear.
    I had taken the van to the dealer to replace the SRS unit before this. Everything was fine before it. The dealer obviously said they got nothing to do with it. On top of it, they quoted me $134+tax to replace this. I believe the dealer is trying to get me to replace the entire hose assembly. I checked on hondaparts.com, the section of tube I need to be replaced only costs about $12.xx.

    Has anyone seen this happening before? Is this tube easy to replace? Any information would be very helpful

    Thank you.
  • I have a 2001 odyssey with 100,000 miles on it that the check engine light has been on for a few days. Now the TCS light also is coming on at speeds between 30 and 50 MPH and the vehicle starts "bucking". It has done this two or three times. Has anyone else had a this problem?
  • both lights indicated that you will need a rebuilt transmission.........Bring it to the dealer and check for trouble code (should be 0740). The 1999 to 2001 transmission has a 7yrs/100000 extended warranty. make sure dealer knows this as well. good luck
  • I have a 01 ody with 30000 miles, every time I make a turn, in park or drive, it makes a rubber squeaky sound from the front suspension, I think it came from the struts.It has happened when it was new; on the first oil change, I told the dealer about it, but the manager said it is normal because it is new and after 5 years the sound still there. Anybody have the same problem? any advice? I got a basic warranty 3/36000,so it is out already.
  • user777user777 Posts: 3,341
    i'm not positive about this, and i don't want to contradict other information provided by another poster, but i believe a range of ODYs, covered under a TSB have had known issues with EGR valve and/or EGR port clogging. this *MAY* be at root cause of the bucking and not your transmission.

    search this forum for a link to the EGR TSB.

    regards.
  • My 99 honda would stop running for know apperent reason
    dash would go blank like I turned off the key while driving. had no effect on the accesseries. It turned out to be the contacts in the ignition switch. part cost around 70.00$ The wiring goes down the column over to and plugs into back of the fuse box ,located on left wall on the drivers side. The old switch when taken appart was burnt and carboned up. deffinetly the problem.
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