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Honda Odyssey Engine Problems

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  • ee4lifeee4life Posts: 14
    This TSB was just issued today:

    Product Update: Lock-Up Clutch Judders Between 20–45 MPH

    http://www.in.honda.com/Rjanisis/pubs/SB/A09-053.PDF

    VEHICLES AFFECTED
    2007–08 Odyssey – ALL
    2009 Odyssey
    LX, EX:
    Production Line 1 –
    FromVIN 5FNRL3...9B000351
    thru 5FNRL3...9B056551
    Production Line 2 –
    FromVIN 5FNRL3...9B400201
    thru 5FNRL3...9B410343
    EX-L, Touring:
    Production Line 1 –
    FromVIN 5FNRL3...9B000201
    thru 5FNRL3...9B050869
    Production Line 2 –
    FromVIN 5FNRL3...9B400321
    thru 5FNRL3...9B405632
  • dang_tridang_tri Posts: 6
    I had the same problem as yours. Engine rev up and down after 30K miles. I took my 04 odyssey
    to dealer, they said there's nothing wrong with it. Dealer is useless.

    I took it my mechanist and he changed Idle Air control (IAC) valve. I bought Iac at $125.00 from Honda dealer and mechanist charged me $40.00 for installation. Eng
    rev is gone. No more rev up or down.

    I suggest you take your car to your mechanist. Hopefully
    u get the same result. Good luck

    Tri
  • We bought the van new and we now have close to 3500 miles on it. When the van is idling in the garage the knocking is very slight but noticeable. It almost sounds like piston slap. We had a 2002 Accord 4 cylinder that had the same noise and they had to tear the engine down and replace the piston rings. It was under warranty so I hope I can do the same with the Van. Never buying hondas again.

    Has anyone had luck getting Honda to fix this?
  • hyuhyu Posts: 5
    I reprogrammed the transmission software twice, but still I have a vibration issue.
    What is the next step?
    Replacing the torque converter?
    How can I do that?
  • vsalvsal Posts: 4
    I have a 2005 Odyssey ( 57K miles) and had the same problem this morning. I drove it for 20 mins and parked it at the church for an hour. When I got back and started the van the manifold blew up and is in pieces. It felt like a bomb went off in the front of the car. I was lucky the fire did not run down the fuel line and explode the van. I'm so happy my family is safe. My fuel tank is 30 % full and I had changed the engine oil a few weeks back. The AAA technician was shocked when he opened the hood. I have parked the van at the Honda dealer. Can you kindly guide me how you addressed this issue.
  • vsalvsal Posts: 4
    I have a 2005 Odyssey ( 57K miles) which I drove it for 20 mins and parked it at the church for an hour. When I got back and started the van the manifold blew up. It felt like a bomb went off in the front of the car. I was lucky the fire did not run down the fuel line and explode the van. I'm so happy my family is safe. My fuel tank is 30 % full and I had changed the engine oil a few weeks back. The AAA technician was shocked when he opened the hood. Has anyone else experienced this issue?
  • Did you find out what caused this? I have the same problem. I started last night... Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
  • kayefkayef Posts: 3
    The Honda dealer was useless. They claimed that the had never heard of the engine revving up on the Odyssey. They had the car for 3 weeks and said that it never acted up for them. This was very annoying as we bought the car so that we could take it on a 4,000 mile driving vacation. The car stayed home while we rented a car! The car had acted up 3 times in the 1st 800 miles that I drove it. We got the car back and it hasn't acted up again. I'm still nervous while driving it. Maybe the dealer cleaned some wires or something. We'll never know. I contacted Honda America and they were also useless. I swore off American cars because we had so many problems with our Dodge Caravan. Now I'm not sure what I'd do if I had to buy another car. Good luck with your car.
  • I had exactly the same problem. They speculated that fuel might have entered the engine I have a 2005 honda odessy about 80k miles

    I had my insurance pay for the damages it is back together but I think it needs shifting adjusted.

    If more people have this issue maybe we can get Honda to fix it. good luck
  • vsalvsal Posts: 4
    I took it to the dealer and they speculated that it could have happened due to carbon build up. The replaced the manifold and also added an additive to clean the engine. You should call Honda customer service and report the problem.
  • I took the van to the dealer for the engine knocking at 40 miles/hr. I told them it might be a transmission problem. They upgraded the firmware twice it did not work. They will replace a torque converter it would have cost 1600. Good thing I was within the 100k warranty. Hopefully this clears up the problem.
  • I bought a new 2009 ,within first week noticed severe downshifting, within 3 months engine was knocking and pinging horrible. Dealer put knock sensor,,didn't work..throttle solenoid..didn't work..after having my van for 2 weeks they replaced the rear head completely .They thought that would fix the downshift..no..replaced torque convertor..downshifts even harder and now excelerates and does'nt want to stop when I brake..going bk for 5 th time in 60 days...contacted attorney generals office about Lemon Law..it qualifies...hopefully I can get my money back as I have had Hondas before but after this I will not get another one.
  • bigdadi118bigdadi118 Posts: 1,207
    I won't blame you ... got a new car and didn't get safe and happy driving in return.
  • I have an 2010 Ody with 700 miles and it just quit. Cam shaft seized, needs new heads. Perfect timing, right before the road trip. Dealer offered to let me use an accord!?!? Doe anyone know how this affects the warranty? Do I have any recourse with getting a suitable replacement for my trip?
  • pingypingy Posts: 12
    If I bought the 2010 and it gave out like that with 700 mi. I would be getting the loaner van. or, maybe that would rather exchange your van for a new one.....
    If you wanted a accord for road trips, wouldn't you have bought an accord?
  • Not sure where the problem is, but having some interesting challenges. It appears that the interior lights were left on, went to start and nothing, no clicks not a peep. Tried to jump it, no change. Changed battery and as soon as both battery terminals hooked, horn starts to blare. The car will turn over with the original batter (put a charge into it), but not without the horn blaring or having the panic lights & horn going.

    Anybody have any thoughts or insight?
  • I just took my 07 Odyssey EX-L for the same problem and there is a recall in effect. Contact your service advisor to fix it. In my copy it's states 07/09 Recall. Maybe that is the date.
  • Same downshifting issue on my 2009 with 5000 miles. This thing is a clunking noisy pos.... Taking it to the dealer next week.
  • cjr04cjr04 Posts: 1
    My 2004 Odyssey's engine has been racing up and down while in park or at stoplights for the last week or so. It's been unusually cold here in NC for the same amount of time (daytime highs of twenty to thirty degrees). Could the cold be causing this, or do I have another problem developing? Thanks!
  • pingypingy Posts: 12
    my 07 oddy had the rough downshift and a shudder in the trans once in a while.
    They replaced the tork conv. and that went away.

    The ping however, it has been in and out a half dozen times. replaced the knock sensor............. it still pings. whatever........
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