The Odyssey is big and spacious, yet it doesn't feel bulky. The Honda provides good handling, comfortable seating, and offers an ideal combination of acceleration and fuel economy. It's an excellent choice for people who need plenty of interior space.
Alerts
There are 4 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
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Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS standard. Side air bags standard from 2002. Head protection air bags and ESC standard from 2005. Forward collision warning optional starting in 2014.
Road Test

The Odyssey is big and spacious, yet it doesn't feel bulky. The Honda provides good handling, comfortable seating, and offers an ideal combination of acceleration and fuel economy. It's an excellent choice for people who need plenty of interior space.

Seating
2 front, 2 rear, 3 third
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
minivan
Transmissions Available
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.5-liter V6 (210 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2000 Honda Odyssey owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

"This had to be replaced along with the transmission"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Warning code that torque converter lockup clutch is failing"

Anonymous, IN (2000 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"This is our 3rd transmission replacement for this car. First one under warranty; second one partially covered by warranty. This is a known problem for which original warranty was extended"

Anonymous, CT (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"given the low mileage (80K), I was disappointed to need a full transmission rebuild"

A P., MA (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"slipping and not shifting"

David D., CA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced transmission, old one had 80,000 miles on it, and went bad. Mechanic said this is common for Honda Odyssey"

Alfred L., CA (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission failed at 156000. Replaced"

Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"It drives OK but engine warning light has just come on. Only way to fix it is a $3000 rebuild"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Have replaced the transmission twice. Bought car with 76,000 miles on it. Replaced the transmission with approximately 100K miles and again with apps 125K miles"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"I was lucky enough to still have a warranty for my transmission since I had recently replaced it March 2012"

Robert H., MA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Needed new transmission twice"

Anonymous, AZ (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"transmission failed at about 110 000 miles slipped at the 1-2 shift. This was a bad design with many failures that they should have warranted; the extended warranty only went to 106 000, and they wanted over $4000 for a rebuilt unit installed. I b"

Anonymous, WV (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"transmission needs to be replaced"

Anonymous, CO (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Purchased vehicle new from local dealer. All required and recommended service performed by same dealer. However, transmission total failure at 150,000 miles. Not dealers fault, Honda Motor Company fault as this was a common and known problem for seve"

Anonymous, CO (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Did not replace it I used it the way it is"

David E., FL (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"this is the 2nd transmission replacement for this car"

Anonymous, GA (2000 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"3rd Transmission repair, 1st two covered by Honda, 3rd one transmission blew out completely and I paid to have a transmission shop replace it with a rebuilt one with a larger cooling system after Honda refused to fix it"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"second time trans.rebuilt .first time it was 12 miles out of warranty honda refused to do anything about it"

Anonymous, MA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Old transmission went south after 185,000 miles, but was still working up until I had it overhauled at the above miles, and is now working fine"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"We got 220000 miles out of the original transmission on this vehicle. Not bad considering this model/year's very poor transmission service history overall"

Leonard D., CA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Honda replaces the transmission at 90000 miles. They replace with same faulty parts. At 200000 it needs another replacement transmission"

Anonymous, TN (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"This is my third tramission rebuilt. First in about 140000 km ( replacement), second is 180000 km (rebuilt) and third is 285000 km (rebuilt). It started with slipping transmission and the mechanic told me it needed rebuild or replace when I took my v"

Romeo A., ON (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The transmission wouldn't engage. Couldn't move van. The transmission had to be rebuilt. This is the second time this happened since we bought it new"

Anonymous, WI (2000 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"This is the third transmission including the original"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Engine warning light on re. transmission. Smog check required. No smog check with EWL on. Therefore transmission replaced $5000"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace transmission with rebuilt transmission"

Anonymous, NY (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"repair shops have not been able to completely correct the alignment problem"

Anonymous, WI (2000 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Car is pulling to right and efforts to fix have improved but not solved the issue"

Anonymous, KS (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"From day one car pulled to the right. They worked on it and put settings at extreme and that worked for awhile but it easily reverts to pullingvto the right"

James F., FL (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Ball joints

"Was a noise from front end, and it turned out that the ball joints were loose and when ever you went over a speed bump or pot hole there was a banging noise. It turned out that the ball joints was causing that noise. A mechanic did not pick up on thi"

Anonymous, AZ (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"rubber bushing on front control arms need to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Power steering leaks

"replace Power stearing and still leakiing"

Anonymous, WA (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"hose was leaking at the power steering pump. replaced hose"

Tom D., IL (2000 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"leak reported by mechanic but no symptoms exhibited before repair; felt safest to repair before symptoms developed"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"High pressure hose just blew one day, spewing fluid all over engine compartment, and could not drive car, since could not steer"

Anonymous, IL (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Small leak has developed in the power steering line going to the steering gear. The replacement will be difficult or expensive"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"PS pump failed, caused high-pressure hose leak. Replaced with used pump and new hose. Used pump failed, cause engine internal oil pressure problem"

Anonymous, ON (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Clunking noise in left front was fixed with new shock"

Anonymous, WI (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Front upper struts were stuck in the mounts"

Anonymous, MI (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Front struts do not show leakage but vibrate badly over the smallest road imperfections. Appears to be worn bushings or broken coil springs"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"replaced struts and shocks due to leaks and failures in one strut and one shock"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"replaced front struts may 2014"

Christopher J., NY (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Front struts were replaced with Honda parts less then 2 years ago. They failed and were replaced by a different brand because shop has become dissatisfied with performance of Honda replacement parts"

G K., NE (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Making noise on passenger side. Mechanic said was worn/"

John F., ON (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"front spring broke and destroyed a tire and required replacing both front struts and caused alignment problems that have not been repairable"

Anonymous, WI (2000 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"The spring fractured / failed. Fortunately we were parked when it happened"

Peter R., IL (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"took three tries before dealer resolved got it fixed. Original compaint noise in left front when turning left. Replaced strut bushing twice but noise returned. Finally diagnosed steering rack and pinion and two tie rods, problem now gone"

Dale M., CA (2000 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced one outer tie rod end"

Anonymous, BC (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced noisy wheel bearings on two axles (one front, one rear)"

Nicholas L., CA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Catalytic Converter failed"

Fred S., AZ (2000 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Design problem with intake port which plugs up and causes the check engine light to come on. Repair takes several hours"

Anonymous, AB (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Catalytic converter failed"

Anonymous, MI (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Check engine light prompted repair"

Jeff L., CA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"catalytic converter needed to be replaced"

Dave C., MD (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Had a check engine light come on and Error Code Referred to EGR"

Anonymous, AL (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"ERG valve is always getting clogged"

Anonymous, WA (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The EGR valve repeatedlly fouled. There was a recall that I was not aware of until after the mileage expiration limit had passed"

Hen H., HI (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"After 3 separate trips from low elevation western Oregon to Denver, the "check engine" light came on. The problem each time was diagnosed as the EGR lift insufficient and replacing the EGR and cleaning the intake port was recommended"

Michael B., OR (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"catalytic converter had to be replaced"

Anonymous, WA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

""Check Engine lite" has come on 3 times;-twice just after car was fixed"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Normal problem for vehicle with 150,000+ miles. EGR valve replaced along with cleaning out Intake manifold port.Cost was $49.00 w/o labor"

Jleetia L., TX (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The egr system was replaced"

Anonymous, IN (2000 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"was difficult to diagnose, I had 3 visits to the mechanic before they found vale that was stuck in open position. cost of multiple visits was around $500 with the different repairs done until this was found and repaired"

Anonymous, NY (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Fuel pump

"Gas odor"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Mechanic recommended replacing sensors also"

Anonymous, MI (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"I keep getting a code of P0420 even though I replaced the catalytic convertor. Probably needs new Oxygen Sensors or another convertor"

Raymond Y., OH (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Check engine light Code referred to Emission sys"

Anonymous, AL (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Check engine light comes on showing a vapor leak but no leak can be found"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"misfire codes were detected"

Michael B., OR (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Sensors need replacement at considerable cost"

Raymond S., MI (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Sensors have failed repeatedly and although vehicle passed emissions test that test the vehicle while operating, it automatically failed as sensors failed so there has been considerable cost replacing them repeatedly"

Pat O., OH (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"these manual doors have always been tough to slide. in the latest incident, the rolling/bearings had to be replaced for more than $1000 per door. (mostly labor). The design is clearly at fault"

A P., MA (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"A buzzer keeps going off associated with the right side sliding door. Need to turn the door switch off to make it stop"

Raymond Y., OH (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"sliding door controls and sensors failed. have to manually close the doors and turn of sensor"

Anonymous, NY (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"We have electric doors on both sides of the vehicle. The doors fail to latch properly. One finally latched and the other is closed but not latched. We shut off the sliding doors and never use them because we are afraid we will never get them closed"

Don H., CT (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rear sliding doors don't work well. One won't close all the way unless someone pushes it closed from outside. Other one occasionally has to be manually pulled open/closed since it gets stuck and motor won't work"

Anonymous, IL (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"There are times when one or the other of the sliding doors simple canNOT be opened. It requires someone to get in, climb over or back to the unworking door and push on it with one's feet!"

Bob B., NC (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Left passenger door would not open properly. Door alarm goes off when hitting a bump"

Anonymous, SC (2000 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Electric sliding doors sometimes fail to operate unless button on dash is used to open or close. Doors now fail to lock unless locked after doors completely close"

John S., OR (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The sliding doors have always stuck badly when the car gets wet. I had a door handle break off from pulling on it trying to open a door last year"

Vickie B., CA (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The problem includes both the doors and the locks. People unfamiliar with the sliding feature always try to force the doors open and the mechanism is not robust enough to with stand it . Also the lock mechanisms often fail to make contact to activate"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Three times in 14 yrs a sliding power door failed and cost about $400 to repair. The actual part was cheap but labor was the bulk of the expense"

Hen H., HI (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"door handle loose"

Anonymous, AB (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Driver's side sliding door is broken & will not/can not be opened. It is a pain with the grand kids & car seats!"

Gary K., AZ (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"One sliding door stopped latching closed and would slide open while driving"

Anonymous, RI (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"One is very hard to open. Also, when sliding , it grates and grinds"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The sliding rear doors do not always close completely, or the contacts don't recongnize that the doors are closed, so I have to open and reclose them"

Katharine H., NY (2000 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Middle hinge on driver side sliding door needs replaced. Doors needed repairs over the years"

Paul H., IN (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"rollers on sliding doors wore out"

Anonymous, MI (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Seat belts

"seat belts are frayed"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Electric windows - track or mechanism failed when we were out of town. Window dropped & could not be raised back up, had to take off the in-side door panel & wedge it in the upright position with a 2x4 piece of wood"

Gary K., AZ (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

"Air conditioner stopped working. In our climate it was too expensive to fix"

Anonymous, WI (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Had replace the A/C compressor several times..I believe the shop was purchasing cheap compressors"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Ventilation system became noisy and the air would not get cold in summer"

Anonymous, ON (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Compressor seized up suddenly during operation and tore itself apart. AC oil squirted onto hot block and created cloud of smoke. Ended up having to replace all AC components under the hood due to small pieces circulating through system"

Leonard D., CA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Needed complete replacement. Fortunately I had extended warranty and no cost to me"

James F., FL (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"A/C stopped cooling. Replacing compressor fixed the problem"

Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"Selection of air flow failed"

Bradley T., WA (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The seat back adjustment is starting to fail. The motor is not very responsive for the seat back"

Terry W., CA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Inability of Honda and other Honda Certified mechanics to diagnose which sub module was failing without having to pull the dashboard out of the car and disassembling it - at great expense and risk of damaging the dash board. Their solution was to th"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"The blower motor connection burnt shorted out"

Anonymous, VA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Condenser seems vulnerable to damage to road debris. We have had to replace this component twice"

J A., GA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Electrical failure

"if car is cold..the heating/cooling dash indicators don't work...after 30miles they start to flicker....upon turning on the parking lights the controls(AC/HEATER) begin to flicker and eventually controls usually work..can't get the heater off to date"

Hank C., NC (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Heater system

"The heat/cool select doors on both the front and rear heaters were stuck on "cool." The doors had to be manually opened by our mechanic"

James J., IL (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"leaks repaired, AC worked again after that"

Anonymous, VA (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Several slow, difficult to pinpoint refrigerant leaks"

J A., GA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace a valve and some other part to get A/C to work"

William F., NJ (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"High pressure hose leaked and required replacement"

Anonymous, IL (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Compressor failure may have caused refrigerant to leak"

Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

12V power plug

"came out of dash with accessory when unplugging"

Thomas B., NJ (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Clock

"Replacing the bulb in the clock requires the complete dash to be taken apart and requires an excessive length of time"

Anonymous, AB (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"light bulb has blown out"

Anonymous, IL (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"the light went out on the clock rendering it almost useless at night. Also, the light indicating Drive position on dash went out. Both of these are too expensive to repair in a 17 year old car"

Steven H., CA (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Headlights

"The headlamps fail often and are very hard to change"

Anonymous, SC (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The head lamp failed and my adult daughter went to You Tube and followed a tutorial to repair it"

Steven H., CA (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"turn signal"

Damian B., IL (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Switches wore out"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"lights on the radio, dash instruments are often not working"

Anonymous, IL (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"interior lights flicker due to electric sliding door control connection issues"

Thomas B., NJ (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

"The rear wiper motor no longer works and it isn't worth it to repair"

A R., WI (2000 Honda Odyssey)

"Rear wiper motor didn't work. The mechanic told me it is burnt"

Romeo A., ON (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Gauges

"The back light on the digital odometer went out about 2010. I was quoted about $600 to replace. I can read it during the day still. This only matters if I need to know how far I have or will need to travel (e.g. To the next gas station........at night!)"

Anonymous, SC (2000 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"The trim that says Odyssey came off after the vehicle was about 2 years old"

Bob B., NC (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Rear airfoil (above rear window) is loose and vibrates noisily"

John S., OR (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The dirt barrier under the car is starting to fall apart"

Katharine H., NY (2000 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Clear coat wore off. Paint peeled and faded in horrible streaks"

Anonymous, SC (2000 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"paint has peeled off trim and is down to primer on the entire roof"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Clear coat has failed on the vehicle. Paint is very faded and flaking off"

Terry W., CA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"all clear coat gone, top surfaces faded"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The paint has worn down to the primer in many areas due to sun exposure. Many same generation Odyssey vehicles in our area exhibit this condition. Easy to tell if one has been garaged or not"

Terry W., CA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Driver's rear wheel well rusted out all around the back seat latch - big time safety issue that most don't realize exists"

Bruce S., IA (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Due to structural rust,we need to replace this vehicle"

Timothy G., ME (2000 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"In 3 or 4 places rust - passenger side fender, driver side behind sliding door and below the gas input - has begun forming, possibly due to stone chip"

Anonymous, OH (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"some rust around wheel well"

Anonymous, AB (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Both back panels by wheel starting to rust"

Paul H., IN (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"The VTEC sensor inside the engine failed, causing the engine to hesitate and stumble. Difficult to diagnose. Replaced"

Alfred L., CA (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"knocking for unknown reasons. Not valve clap"

Anonymous, VA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Car's heads were de-carbonized. Runs like new now"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"I have had to have (all?) three engine mounts replaced over the past 24 months. Two were replaced more than 12 months ago and the third within the past 12 months. Issue was found during regular oil changes"

Joe B., NJ (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"a mount broke, and was fiixed"

Anonymous, VA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"engine mounts wore out"

Anonymous, MI (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Old cars leak oil. And hard to fix"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"took the shop over a year to find and fix an engine oil leak"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace the oil pump"

Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Needs Valve Cover Gasket replacement $460 Engine is running fine"

Kenneth R., WA (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"oil leak not sure where but do not have to add oil between oil changes"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"No actual oil leak was found, but the exhaust was showing clear burn of oil as the exhaust exited the muffler"

Anonymous, WA (2000 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Master cylinder

"2nd replacement in 2 years"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Break light came on and had to replace the wheel cylinders"

Anonymous, PA (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Required front and rear pad and shoes replacement and front disc replacement"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Front pads & rotors needed replacing. Bearing failure in rear wheels. Mechanic stated that both are normal given my mileage"

Anonymous, WI (2000 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"squeals and grabs somewhat"

Anonymous, GA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"lines have been wearing and have needed to be replaced which we consider normal for a 15 year old car"

Anonymous, MI (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"noise"

Anonymous, UT (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors had poor runout and caused steering wheel shimmy during hard braking"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Noise, vibration"

Anonymous, UT (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"I had the brake drums cleaned and all is good now"

Anonymous, WI (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"rear brakes worn out, (200,000 Km), squeaking, replaced. Fronts now due for replacement as well"

William E., BC (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

"Radiator cracked and had to replace"

Anonymous, WA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"both side doors stick and are difficult to open, been that way entire 15 years of ownership, dealer has never satisfactorily resolved the issue. Next car will be a Toyota, this Odyssey has been a nightmare"

Dale M., CA (2000 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Rear Engine Seal and gaskets. While engine was out had them replace hoses as needed and belts as needed"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Have had several problems with the power sliding doors"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"I shouldn't include this, it is from the cracked windshield"

William B., MN (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"various rattles from rear liftgate interior trim panel coming loose, other minor rattles"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"It just rattles in the interior going over bumps"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Squeaky brakes are probably just a maintainance problem"

Anonymous, TN (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"front steering assembly rattles"

Anonymous, GA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Noises when turning the wheel (sometimes)"

Mark F., PA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

"Wind noise is from the driver door upper left corner"

William B., MN (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

"Transmission would not shift into second gear. Problem occurred at 98,000 miles but I just don't use second and I have 123000 on it now"

David E., FL (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission shifts roughly going from 1st gear to 2nd gear. All other up-shifts and all down-shifts are normal. I haven't brought the Odyssey in to have the problem diagnosed. Currently just living with the problem as the vehicle may be replaced soo"

Joe B., NJ (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Didn't know this model has had major transmission failures. Of course, it completely failed, and at a minimum it will cost us $2000.00 to get it back on the road"

Anonymous, MI (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Slipping transmission

"this is the 4th transmission going into my vehicle since owning it. Honda has had issues with this model year and had previously extended the warranty"

Robert H., MA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Continual and continuing transmission problems. Identified at around 117K, reported, dismissed by dealer. Multiple reports by other owners of same failure in their vehicles. 2nd gear gone, 3rd getting worse. Have to floor it to get from 1st to 3rd"

Anonymous, ON (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"We thought we got a great deal but we didn't realize the transmission was slipping. Now it has to be replaced. Still a great car but more expensive than we imagined for only 120000 miles"

Tamara K., AR (2000 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Slipping transmission at lower gears, and all gears as the engine gets hot"

Anonymous, TN (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"TRANSMISSION LINES LEAKING"

Anonymous, OH (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Fixed"

Anonymous, AZ (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"if the car is cold the transmission will not progress through the gears..starts in 4thgear..must manually use gear shift to2nd to start than manually to 4th after speed..car engine gets hot and all is normal after 30 miles of driving"

Hank C., NC (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Coil

"Tuneup in AK was done with wrong spark plugs, which eventually led to coil failure and replacement"

Nicholas L., CA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"shaking, sputtering. Could barley get it 5 blocks to mechanic"

Barbara P., OR (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Coil pack failure. Running on partial cylinders. Able to drive to independent mechanic"

Anonymous, IA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Coils on three of six cylinders apparently crapped out. Replaced all six to be on the safe side"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Electronic ignition

"PART MALFUNCTION IN ELECTRICAL"

Jere R., WI (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Computer failed"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

"A clunking sound upon stopping"

Anonymous, GA (2000 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"replaced front wheel bearings and a tie-rod. 5/8/2015"

Christopher J., NY (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Traction control

"Subsequently determined that the traction control issue is related to the defective transmission"

Anonymous, CO (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"6 CD player mounted under driver seat no longer works"

George W., GA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Dead as a door nail about two years after I bought the car new. Not covered by warranty"

Anonymous, SC (2000 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)
Radio

"Volume control knob does not properly regulate the volume of the radio. Fortunately, steering wheel volume control still works correctly"

Chad N., FL (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"I have a 1999 Odyssey. You don't let me choose any years before 2000, or have an option for other. That is poor design of your survey"

Anonymous, MA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Timing belt actually broke"

Anonymous, IL (2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"Leaking into engine"

Anonymous, MA (2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

"flange was rusted by catalytic converter. Welded new pipe in place"

Tom D., IL (2000 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)
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