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Honda Odyssey Electrical Problems

arbararbar Posts: 2
Locks, internal lights and DVD player ?!?

I hope this isn't duplicative....3 issues/questions as mentioned above. I have 2007 EX-L with DVD with less than 5K miles.

Every once in a while, the auto lock feature seems to kick in (after the locks have already been auto locked). It does seem like it occurs on acceleration after a stop so it could be the ABS test that I have read about here. How often (monthly or weekly) is the ABS supposed to test itself and how long is it supposed to last (an entire local trip...20 mins)? This has happened 3-4 times so far.

Next, the indoor dome lights turn on and off while driving when they are set in the middle function (to turn on when the car is opened and then off after a bit). It seems like this happens in connection with the ABS but am not quite sure. This too has happened 3-4 times. Any thoughts?

Lastly, anyone's DVD make noises when a dvd is in the player but is not being played and has not been used for a few days?

Thanks
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  • rsmiedemarsmiedema Posts: 8
    Hey everyone! I have a quick question to see if any one else has had this issue. I have a '04 model and one day about four months ago, the vent windows stopped working. When I push the buttons, I can here the motor receive the signal, but nothing happens. When I had the A/C fixed, a separate issue, I had my mechanic check it out. He stated that the motors were burned out. That makes me think that there is another issue like a short or something to burn both out. Has anyone else had this issue? When I talked to my service rep on the phone here in Alabama, he stated it was the first time he had heard of it. Thanks for any feedback.
  • rolojroloj Posts: 12
    My friend, TAKE IT BACK to the dealer and have them fix that problem. Do not leave dealer without them fixing. I live in NY and had the same auto locking problem. Dealer DID NOT give me any hassle...they just change alarm system/box and problem was solved.
  • eric88152eric88152 Posts: 1
    I think this is aknown issues from Honda Van.
    Myself have a 2003 Honda van, the left vent windows without use for more than a year but stopped working!, I did bring it back to dealer for replacing the motor, after I own my van over 3 years the the right vent windows stopped working! I bring it back to dealer and they said it will cost me $380 for repair !.
    I have 3 different friend has the same issue.
  • I have less than 150 miles on my new 07 Honda Odyssey EX-L and the driver's side power window won't go back up. All the other windows work fine. Anyone else have this problem?
  • my 2004 odyssey driver side power door lock doesnt work,, at first it was intermittent and would work when it wanted now it wont work at all. i've disconnected the battery a few times and it would work for a while but the automatic window wouldnt work..as soon as the window started to work the lock wouldnt... any ideas
  • odc2k1odc2k1 Posts: 1
    I have a 2000 Odyssey. Recently the passenger side door lock would not engage using powerlock. Every time I have to manually lock and unlock the door. Has anyone faced similar issue and how did you fix it? My mechanic advises that the lock actuator has to be replaced and estimates about $135. Is there an alternative fix to this?
  • gotoyotagotoyota Posts: 280
    Is it the front passenger door or the sliding door? I have an '04 (for sale - anyone want to buy??) with the same problem on the passenger side power slider. Only seems to happen when it's really hot though, say over 90 degrees F. It's just one of the many minor electrical problems that rear up whenever the weather turns hot. Rear wing windows, steering wheel radio controls also affected. I've never had it fixed though because we replaced it with a Sienna in August and the Ody has been sitting in the driveway... out of sight, out of mind.
  • bigdadi118bigdadi118 Posts: 1,207
    My 2007 Ody rear wiper sometimes turns on by itself. It was triggered by I put the lever down one click for intermit front wiper.
    Everthing goes fine again after I turned the rear wiper knob back/forth a couple times. Seems to me the wiper switch has sort of short circuit inside.
  • I'm having a problem that is driving me crazy. I use the remote to unlock then open a sliding door. I put my child in his seat in the 2nd row and while I'm doing this the doors click/lock back up. So now I have to remember to open the driver's door first even though I'm not getting in yet. I'm afraid of a potential lock out with the kids in the car. I wonder why this is happening-- and if others have had this same problem. Oh it is a 2002. Thanks.
  • sreisssreiss Posts: 65
    That sounds like a problem where it's not recognizing that a door has been opened within 30 seconds. If you had that sliding door opened and then started the car, does the dashboard light indicate that the door is open? If not, then it seems like the switch that signals that the door is open is not working properly. In any case I would have it serviced. I've owned an Odyssey since 2001 with young kids and never had anything like that happen, and I am sure that we've done exactly what you describe.
  • 2000 Odyssey: It appears that the ECM/PCM (it is either an engine or emmissions control module/powertrain control module, all in one) goes bad due to moisture and road salt/chemicals. This leads to shorts which cause emmission control solenoids to short out. I have finally gotten the dealer to admit the module is bad, but only after two solenoids and a catalytic converter. Has anyone else these problems? There is a tech bulletin staiting that Honda might replace the module for free at their good will. The module costs $850.00 plus labor. Any history out there? By the way, a ctalytic converter is $850.00, installed.
  • Hi, thanks for your response. Right, the sliding doors opening is not being recognized. But if I leave the sliding doors open then turn on the car there is a warning beep. Yes there are dashboard indicator lights on telling me doors are open. I hope it's not an expensive repair. I would just hate for my 3 yr old to be strapped in his car seat and then get locked in. Horror!
  • sreisssreiss Posts: 65
    Does it happen when you put it into reverse? If so, that's working as designed.
  • bigdadi118bigdadi118 Posts: 1,207
    Thanks. I am not sure whether it happened only in Reverse. I will pay attention to it next time.
  • sreisssreiss Posts: 65
    You can try it out by having the wipers on, then shifting to Reverse. The rear wiper should come on. Shift back to Drive and the rear wiper will turn off. The theory is that if it's raining and you need to back up, you might need to have the rear window cleared off while you're backing up. Good engineering!
  • meapacmeapac Posts: 2
    Hello,

    I have some concerns regarding the accuracy of the odometer reading on my 2007 Odyssey. Is there anyway to check to see if the odometer is working correctly? Also, should i take it to the Honda dealership or have it checked by a dealership other than Honda? Please advise. Thank you
  • I follow a very simple method - but requires you find a stretch of road with mile markers, preferably down to two tenths of a mile. Obviously the accuracy varies, so take a few measurements. You could get a more exact setting, by measuring out some distance, and doing the same thing of course.

    Take it in to the dealer - why not? Surely this is something they are capable of? I do think it's a good idea, if you know a local place, to maintain a relationship with them - if they are good - because Honda, like any company, is mostly interested in selling you a new car. I haven't been wildly impressed with my dealership, but of course your mileage may vary.
  • meapacmeapac Posts: 2
    I appreciate the advice
  • gotoyotagotoyota Posts: 280
    The theory is that if it's raining and you need to back up, you might need to have the rear window cleared off while you're backing up. Good engineering!

    Uh, sounds cool in theory... but where I live it's dry probably at least 90% of the time. Are you sure it's supposed to do that?
  • bigdadi118bigdadi118 Posts: 1,207
    I tried it. When it is raining, I turned the front wiper on. Notice the rear wiper didn't do anything. As soon as I put in Reverse the rear wiper started swiping without I click it on. It stopped as soon as I switched to other gear.
  • gotoyotagotoyota Posts: 280
    That sounds weird. Mine has a seperate switch on the stalk for the rear wiper. I would be annoyed if the wiper switched on every time I reversed :confuse: What if it's 100 degrees outside? It sounds like it would just wear out the wipers.
  • sreisssreiss Posts: 65
    It's only active if you've turned the front wipers on. Presumably if it is 100 degrees and dry, you would not have the front wipers on. And of course, there is also a separate control so should you choose to turn the rear wiper on, you can do that as well. It's just for convenience.
  • gotoyotagotoyota Posts: 280
    Thanks, that makes more sense. I thought it was just turning on every time reverse was engaged, so I was like what the !?@#?? That is a smart touch.
  • poocatpoocat Posts: 35
    1. My daughter noticed the other day while sitting in the 3rd row, that the cup holders on the passenser side were felt warm. I checked and sure enough the were actually fairly warm. Has anybody else noticed the same thing in their van?

    2. When you turn the engine off I find that it is strange that the van has retained power to the power windows and moonroff but no retained power to the radio. Even my dad's 00' Windstar has it.

    3. Auto-off headlights and no auto-on, how cheap can they get.

    4. Rattle from the passenger side middle row is driving me nuts. Can't figure out what it is and I checked everything.

    5. Had the Auto Day/Night Mirrow w/Compass installed when we bought the van. The drivers side plastic moulding for the side air bag was taken off and not installed correctly. There was a large gap between the dash and the moulding. The passenger side plastic piece under the door was taken off also and they broke 2 of the plastic pins holding it on. The plastic piece was sticking up on one end. Took it back to the dealer and they fixed it right away. They should have put it back together right in the first place. Not sure how it made it past their pre-delivery check.

    6. The outside temperature guage got stuck at 24C one day and it was 31C outside. I drove for over 4.5 hours and it didn't change. Parked it in the garage overnight and the next day it was fine. Strange, haven't had a problem with it since. Normal temp changes to outside temperature after a few minutes of driving.

    7. Helicopter buffetting noise effect from one of the middle windows opened slightly is unbearable at 30-60 km/hr. Kind of useless to have them if you can't use them. I would rather have the rear quarter pivoting vent window like the old model.

    8. Daytime running lamp light in the dash is blue but is so dim you can barely see it.

    9. When passenger side window is lowered about 1-2 inches I get a constant rattling sound from the door or glass. Has anybody else noticed this?

    Bottom line, still a good quality van but wish there weren't so many little problem with it.
  • AMcDanAMcDan Posts: 4
    I have a 2004 Odyssey with ~50k miles. Three days ago, I found it with a dead battery. My guess was my son left a light on or something like that. Had the battery and alternator checked out at AutoZone and they indicated both were good.

    However, now when I shut off the van and open the driver's side front door (keys out of ignition) I get a series of 5, somewhat high pitched beeps. It doesn't happen until I open the driver's side door. And this all started after I jump-started the van that one morning. It had never happened before.

    Any ideas? Thanks.
  • gotoyotagotoyota Posts: 280
    Bottom line, still a good quality van but wish there weren't so many little problem with it.

    Yes, it is a nice van, but minor niggles abound. If you can live with them and ignore the little things like rattles, minor electrical, etc., it's a great driver with nice looks. If you can't or don't want to, like me, the Sienna IMO is more satisfying to live with and seems more thoughfully engineered, but lacks some of the fun factor of the Ody. To me, your Ody sounds pretty normal. We had some ill fitting panels in ours, too. Rattles, yes - not like a GM, but always there in the background, and especially when you roll windows down or turn up the radio. I am surprised the new ones don't have auto on headlights though (mine is an '04). Minor electrical issues have always been around with ours too.
  • arbararbar Posts: 2
    Anyone have an 07 that likes to honk its horn when doors close? Sometimes the keys are not in and sometimes they are (but engine is off).

    Thanks.
  • joeiajoeia Posts: 1
    I own a 2003 Honda Odyssey and we have had problems with the sliding door since 40,000 miles. The door fails to lock/shut all the way. It appears to close and lock but the door keeps beeping. Also sometimes it will close all the way but doesn't lock and you have to open and close the door again. We have taken this in on three seperate occasions and it never does it for them. This is a real pain in the "you know what" and Honda wants to charge an arm and a leg just to test it. We are still under warrenty, luckly got the extended warrenty but sill no fix yet. I'm considering buying a Toyota next time.
  • gotoyotagotoyota Posts: 280
    I own a 2003 Honda Odyssey and we have had problems with the sliding door since 40,000 miles. The door fails to lock/shut all the way. It appears to close and lock but the door keeps beeping. Also sometimes it will close all the way but doesn't lock and you have to open and close the door again. We have taken this in on three seperate occasions and it never does it for them. This is a real pain in the "you know what" and Honda wants to charge an arm and a leg just to test it. We are still under warrenty, luckly got the extended warrenty but sill no fix yet. I'm considering buying a Toyota next time.

    This happened a few times on our '04 as well. It's best to simply drive to the dealer next time it happens, while the door is still partially closed. Unfortunately this means you have to listen to the annoying buzzer the entire time, but there will be no question when you get to the dealer. With ours the dealer had to adjust the cable. Good luck.
  • I have a 2005 Odyssey and we noticed that several of the lights are out on the dash. The last 4-5 times we've had it to the dealer they've seemed reluctant to fix them telling us, "it needed to be dark so they could see which ones need fixed," "they need to take the whole dash apart in order to replace the bulbs." Anyone else have this problem or know how to fix them easily?

    Thanks, I've learned much from your many posts!
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