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2007 Honda Odyssey

wsurfwsurf Posts: 15
edited July 2014 in Honda
Just did start looking into a possible future purchase of an 07 Odyssey. However, I was disappointed to learn that in order to get leather interior seats that i would have to purchase the EX-L model at the minimum and this comes with a moon roof (which i have absolutely no interest in).
We have a 2003 EX with Leather seats (all of them!!) and NO Moon roof which we are very happy with. Did i read the specs wrong?? Is there an 07 Odyssey with leather seating and NO Moon roof??



  • cccompsoncccompson Posts: 2,388
    Not from the factory.

    You could buy an EX and have leather added. If you do so, be sure the installer knows his stuff about side airbags.
  • fx35awdfx35awd Posts: 218
    Hi, I have the '07 Ody EX-L w/ power sliding door and the past few days it has been making noise when it closes :mad: . Has any one run into this problem? If so, did you lube it and where? Thanks.
  • nabbernabber Posts: 7
    Does anyone know if Honda deleted the floor storage lock in the 2007 EX-L? Ours does not appear to have one.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Just don't use the moonroof. It would drive up the cost to make individual options like moonroofs, so consider it 6 of one or a half-dozen of the other to get a couple of things you didn't want in order to get things you did.

    I wanted a moonroof in my Accord, but to get one, I had to get a power seat and heated mirrors - things I never use.
  • I am interested in buying a Honda Odyssey with DVD/Navigation. I was told that the MSRP is 35,490 and the profit is 2800. They are willing to negotiate some but what is the going price really. Has anyone bought one recently and got a better deal in CA.
  • dsrtrat2dsrtrat2 Posts: 223
    Go to the thread about prices paid.
  • ClairesClaires Chicago areaPosts: 1,222
    Hi, makandjak,

    Here's a link to the Odyssey Buying and Leasing Experiences topic, which is a better place for your question -- post your question there and you're bound to get a lot of feedback.


    Need help getting around? [email protected] - or send a private message by clicking on my name.

    Tell everyone about your buying experience: Write a Dealer Review

  • plamplam Posts: 10
    Am looking for 2007 Ody in the Houston area. Can anyone help me?
  • flemonflemon Posts: 3
    I just purchased a 2007 Odissey and can't stay in the car without feeling nausea and headaches. 3 other people felt the same but Honda claims" there is nothing wrong" and refuse to put me in another car or terminate my brand new lease. Has anyone else experienced this nightmare?
  • jefferygjefferyg Posts: 418
    My wife and I bought a new 07 Ody in January. We (especially she) love the van. It blew two fuses on the interior light circuit the first week. Since then we've had no problems except that the brakes feel mushy.

    There seems to be a lot of pedal travel before the brakes engage, and I sometimes feel like I need to pump the brake pedal, even though the van is stopping in a safe distance. It's not losing brake fluid and I've had it checked out at the dealer. They could find no problems and compared it with another brand new Odyssey. The service mgr took it for a test drive and said he experienced the same thing and understood what I was talking about, but that it was the same in the other van.

    I understand that there's nothing "mini" about an Odyssey. It's a lot of weight you're stopping, so it's not going to stop like my Civic. But I've driven heavier vehicles that at least gave the perception that they had better brakes.

    Has anyone else had this experience, or am I just nitpicking?
  • babsy2babsy2 Posts: 9
    Totally agree about the brakes - the '99 Odyssey didn't feel like the '07. Thought it was my imagination - only have 6500 miles on it. Glad to hear someone else has the same impression. Will tell dealer about it at next oil change during the coming week. We blew a fuse in one of the two 12v adaptors up front - have to get that fixed too.
  • chikusrichikusri Posts: 8
    My A/C stopped wo6king, and it's been only 7months since I bought it and around 8k miles.

    Dealer says the condenser has a small hole now as it may been hit by a stone and it's not covered by warranty, quoted almost 1000 bucks.

    Any advise on how to deal with the dealer to convince him would help!!!
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    wouldn't it be covered under the 3 year, 36,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty?

    I would get another dealer, as this clearly qualifies as a warranty repair. There is no way that a condenser would fail at this age, especially on a Honda. My A/C in both my Odyssey and Civic has worked flawlessly since day 1; this is DEFINITELY not normal.
  • chikusrichikusri Posts: 8
    Thanks for your reply.

    It should be covered under 3yr/36k warranty, but what he says is because it was hit by a stone it's not covered by warranty.

    I will need to see a different dealer, but I am not sure what to argue with them? Can I say what's the gaurantee that it was hit by a stone and not condenser defect?
  • panmaxpanmax Posts: 24
    Rock damage to the AC condenser is a known problem with this model. Seems very sensitive to rock damage compared to the 1999-04. Unfortunately, no warranty for this bad design. Sometimes pleading will help. Check this link for more info.
  • chikusrichikusri Posts: 8
    Thanks for the link.

    I took my odyssey to a different dealer, and he mentioned the same that this is not covered under warranty.

    Then I called up the Honda Customer Care and they took my request and gave me a reference number. And they asked the Dealer to call their Regional giving this reference number, somehow they agreed to cover this when the Sales Rep at the dealer talked to them.

    So, it's all covered and reimbursed to the dealer directly. Again thank you so much for your reply and please take a moment to post it on the on my behalf, because it doesn't allow me to register.

    Time to run to Homedepot and get that gutter gaurd/mesh...
  • calthicalthi Posts: 5
    I bought my 2007 Odyssey last November and I am not very impressed already because I only put on about 4 KM and I had to bring to the Dealer's shop a few times already. First time they had to change the strut as they said it was leaking because it was making noise when I turned left. I bought it in the second time as it is still making a small noise when I turn left slowly again. The noise is not consistent though and they said they could not find out anything wrong. Took the test drive with the foreman and he said he found nothing wrong with it and there was nothing he could do. (: Now, I have to bring it in again for a wheel alignment. Not sure if anyone has these same problem.

    I bought a couple new vehicles from Toyota before I've never experienced any of these things before.

    Don't think, I will buy anything from Honda again. I was thinking of calling Honda Canada to express my unsatisfaction but not sure where to call.
  • drrocketdrrocket Posts: 67
    You are not alone (see the Odyssey Brakes forum). I'm having this problem with my '07 Ody Touring, but it's intermittent -- kind of like playing Russian Roulette, not knowing when the brakes are going to require standing on the pedal. Thus far I have been told that the required brake pedal pressure is within factory specs.

    Have you had a satisfactory resolution to your brake problem yet? If so, what was it?

    Thanks in advance.
  • nwflanwfla Posts: 2
    Just came back from a 6500 mile trip around the US. The 2007 Touring Odyssey W/Nav was great, I averaged 23.2 MPG and had a full load with 3 children and 10 suitcases. Almost no wear on the PAX tires and absolutely no problems with the Van, everything worked as advertised. I did find during a routine oil change in Pa. that the dealers there will change the rubber on the PAX tires for $160 each.
  • babsy2babsy2 Posts: 9
    We seem to be mirroring the same issues. Dealer claims brakes are fine but somestimes they require lots of foot pressure in order to stop. Also blew a fuse in of the two 12v adaptors up front. And gas mileage still awful when doing a lot of local driving (14-16, up from 12-13 during the Winter here in New Jersey). Highway mileage and mixed highway and city averages 17-20. If only local mileage could do what the '99 did - 16-18 locally - I'd be much happier.
  • jefferygjefferyg Posts: 418
    The brakes on our Odyssey seem to be doing better. It seems a bit worse when the brakes are still cool. After a few stops they seem to do much better.

    Fuel mileage - I've been very pleased with the highway mileage. I think in cooler weather it might even get 28 on the highway. However, I too have noted that the local mileage is a bit low. But that is with my wife doing most of the local driving. I think I could squeeze a couple more miles per gallon out of it than she's getting. I've noticed when riding with her that every time she starts off from a stop sign or traffic light she tends to give all the horses a workout. :P
  • fulcrum81fulcrum81 Posts: 9
    we are shopping for a minivan b/w Odyssey and Sienna. The biggest concern I have is the noise(road/wind) -- I own a 2002 honda accord exl and it's a very good car except the noise when I drive on highway--it's so significant that my daughter always complains she cannot hear the music. I am wondering what's the case with odyssey exl 07?
  • jefferygjefferyg Posts: 418
    It's one of the quietest rides we've ever owned. The VW Passat we owned was quieter (until you put your foot in it :shades: ), but not significantly. I'd recommend that you test drive both vans and see which one you like better.

    The other thing to keep in mind is that the Odyssey has the rear audio jacks for you own personal set of headphones and ours with the DVD player has the wireless headphones. I haven't tried them out yet, but I believe you can listen to the stereo as well as the DVD, and even if I'm wrong you can still listen to CD's or DVD audio using the headphones.
  • blackexv6blackexv6 Posts: 503
    The +05' Odysseys are still quite noisy on concrete surfaces. They skimped on wheel well & floor insulation again.

    However, the ride (road shock quality) is very much improved since Honda is now using rubber isolation mounts on the subframe.
  • jkewjkew Posts: 4
    We just purchased a new 2007 Odyssey EX-L. We like the van, but we're a little concerned about the number of problems we're experiencing with less than 300 miles on the odometer.

    There was a ticking sound coming from the driver side dash that I noticed when going over bumps. The dealer replaced the whole front strut assembly and it seems to be fixed.

    Now I've noticed a creaking / squeaking sound combined with a clunking sound that comes from the passenger side rear suspension when pushing down to compress the suspension. I'm going to have to make another trip to the dealer for this.

    It also seems like the brakes are somewhat soft at times, but the dealer says they are okay. Also, the hood prop is very loose in its clip - seems like it could become a source or rattling, but dealer says this is normal too - anyone notice these issues?

    Is it unreasonable for us to be experiencing these sorts of problems in a brand new car? We've had Honda Accords in the past and never had problems like this when they were new. Are other Odyssey owners having these sorts of problems in brand new cars off the lot?

    I'm hoping that we'll get these couple of things fixed and then have a relatively trouble free car like our other Hondas. Is this just a matter of getting the intitial bugs worked out, or do you think we're in for a constant barrage or problems?

  • jefferygjefferyg Posts: 418
    I've mentioned the mushy brakes in an earlier post. Dealer told me the same thing. I think the problem is worse when the brakes are cold.

    We also had an intermittent rattle toward the right rear of our van. It turned out to be the seat belt buckle hitting against the plastic side panel. However, your creaking/squeaking sounds like a shock to me.

    I can only remember one vehicle that I ever bought that didn't have any problems at all when it was brand new. I think once you get the demons exorcised you'll be in great shape.
  • fulcrum81fulcrum81 Posts: 9
    thx. My daughter is too young to use the headset. :)
  • fulcrum81fulcrum81 Posts: 9
    thx. My daughter is too young to use the headset. :)
  • fulcrum81fulcrum81 Posts: 9
    you got a chance to compare it w/ sienna?
  • jkewjkew Posts: 4
    Thanks for the reply jefferyg - I feel better reading your encouraging words. Maybe I've become a bit spoiled with our problem-free Accords in the past.

    It sounds like the brake thing really is just normal for these vans. I do hope things will be okay once I get the other demons out.

    I did have a frustrating experience today bringing the van to the shop for the creaking / rattling noise I've noticed. When I got to the dealer I tried to demonstrate the noise for them using a method that has worked in my garage each time - just pulling down on the roof a bit to compress the suspension - but it didn't happen at the dealer, or at least it was too loud there to hear it. I got home, put the car in the garage, and I was able to reproduce the noise again - ugghhh! I'm afraid that this is going to be a tough one to get them to recognize and fix.
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