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Honda Odyssey Window/Door/Hatch Problems

ody3ody3 Posts: 2
I can't figure out why this is happening. Everytime I open my drivers door, I hear one ping. There are no lights on dash, no warning signals. Nothing.

I've read thru the manual & it can't seem to tell my why this is happening.

Again it is just one PING, sort of like a bell.

Any one have a clue??


  • We've noticed that ping (alarm) when we open the power sliding doors using the drivers control button and the passenger also opens it at the same time.I guess the door gets confused and waits for another signal before it opens.
    I would guess with yours that somewhere there is something that should be on or off, up or down or in or out. Experiment.
  • jwpfljwpfl Posts: 11
    Check to see if you accidentally hit the lever to turn your high beams on. :)
  • ody3ody3 Posts: 2
    I know of the beeps you're speaking of. those are continuous if you are trying to move the van when the sliding door is open.

    This is just one little bell sound.
  • Mine just started doing the same thing. 2006 EX-L RES. At first I thought it was my imagination. Glad to know I'm not crazy! :D
  • carellcarell Posts: 7
    I own a 05 EX-L RES. I have the same problem. If the driver's door is opened from the outside or inside after a period of time and the key removed I get the same "one ping". I took it to the dealer, the day I got there, the "ping" would not happen. they say they checked a few things but could not get the "ping" to happen. That was 7 months ago, and since the door "ping" has returned. It is really not a biggie, but it may indicate a problem elsewhere. Looking forward to getting this resolved
  • jwpfljwpfl Posts: 11
    I guess I have to elaborate more on my earlier response concerning this ping. If you push your turn signal lever towards the instrument panel, it turns on the high beam headlights. If you turn on your headlights, you will see a blue icon on the instrument panel indicating your high beams are on. During the day when you do not have your headlights on, you will not get the blue icon, but the lever may still be in the high beam position. If you then shut off the engine and remove the key and wait for the dome lights to go off, you will hear a ping when you open the door. This is just to let you know your turn signal lever is in the high beam position. :)
  • carellcarell Posts: 7
    Well, you sure explained it well this time. You are absolutely right. Thank you for you help and patience. This really is a great forum.
  • jwpfljwpfl Posts: 11
    Glad I could help.
  • I have a 2004 Honda Odyssey EL. Last weeks the rear/cargo door suddenly can not hold up when you open it. I have to manually push it up and hold it. Any ideas?
  • again. can anybody help on the above topic?
  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 7,597
    The support struts (the black pistons on the side) need to be replaced. Take it to any mechanic or dealer to have the work done or you can do it yourself.
  • shunxshunx Posts: 17
    The right power sliding door on our new '07 EX-L starting emitting a continuous beep when the door was opening. The door wouldn't open electronically and had to be opened manually. When the door opened fully the beep stopped. Does anyone know about this problem?

    I just read this: "those [beeps] are continuous if you are trying to move the van when the sliding door is open." I'll test this out later.
  • shunxshunx Posts: 17
    OK, it was because the driver had shifted to drive instead of park.
  • I have 2000 Odyssey. When turning corners or just sometimes when closing the door the open door indicator blinks. Of course that causes the interior lights to blink. Does anyone know where or how the sensor works? This happens when the door appears to be closed.
  • I've got the same year (2000) and same problem when I make a left turn. I've checked the doors and they are all closed tight, but when I make the turn, the interior lights blink. I haven't noticed the open door indicator blinking.
  • draygdrayg Posts: 1
    I am a new owner, and this van has 115,000 miles.

    The sliding door on the drivers side closes ALMOST all the way, then opens...very frustrating! We've just returned from a trip to the snowy and messy roads up north, and I blamed it on some of the road crud getting into the nooks and crannies, but on closer examination, the doors hardware is rubbing the paint off on the side panel behind it. Any ideas? I really love this van other than that! Thanks for any help you all can offer!
  • clemsclems Posts: 2
    2006 Odyssey - Saskatchewan Canada. This is a great van but we can't get the doors closed. Right sliding door is the worst. It will close part way and then reopen. It is almost imposible to close it manually. The doors have always sounded bad, from new, like they were grinding in dirt. Dealer can't find the problem. Have had it in several times. (2 hour trip one way). They are now going to replace the rollers $500.00 for parts, but I am guessing electrical problems. Very frustrating. We haul hockey players around and need all the doors. Anyone had any troubles like this with a solution? Tx.
  • Hello fellow drivers,
    I just bought a used 2002 Honda Odyssey. The back door squeaks and rattles when driven over not perfectly smooth roads, and at highway speeds. I tried greasing it, WD-40-ing the hinges and locking hardware, to no avail. So I tied a piece of string on the hook where the lock goes in, which seems to help sometimes. Not ideal. Any suggestions? Thanks!
  • My 2002 did the same thing. The issue was a loose locking latch assembly in the bottom of the door where it hooks into the frame. You will have to remove some of the plastic molding covering the screw (four) latch assembly. You don't have to remove the whole platic molding, just enough to prey it back to expose the latch assembly screws. Remove one screw at a time and apply some thread locking compound, Locktite, to each of the screws and tighten well. Replace the molding and you should be good to go.
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