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.

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.
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
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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 (205 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2001 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

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"The transmission needs to be replaced which we are not doing so we are not driving it - it does not work. This is the second transmission - the first was replaced free when it was two years old"

Patricia K., CT (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Honda did not use a large enough capacity cooler on transmission and transmission wear required replacement with new transmission with upgraded cooler"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"We had to replace the transmission twice, one at 46,000 miles and once at 92,000 miles"

Anonymous, NJ (2001 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"The Engine Check light had light up intermittently on several occasions. Each time I brought it to the dealer, it had turned off before I could get the Odyssey there. I bought an OBD2 diagnostic code checker, and was able to read the code before it d"

Walter M., NJ (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Total rebuilt transmission. This is the second one we have had to get rebuilt on this car"

Doug W., DE (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Check engine light came on and code indicated transmission failure. Transmission was rebuilt"

Robert B., WA (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"transmission acted up at about 40000 miles honda replaced it under warranty transmission acted up again this past Dec. replaced with remanufactured trans"

Anonymous, MA (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"3rd transmission since 2004, when we got it"

Anonymous, MN (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"First transmission rebuild was far enough after 100K that we were told it was past the recall. $5000 - for warranty of remanufactured transmiss. 2nd replacement was about 50K miles later. It took a while for us to convince them. 2nd prob. CANN"

Anonymous, OK (2001 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Failed. Replaced under warranty. Still the best car I have ever bought"

Anonymous, CO (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Catatrophic failure of an overheated transmission. Was recognized as a recall problem by Honda and honored for 7 years and 7 months. Our transmission failed after 9 years, and Honda asked us to pay the $5,500 of a transmission rebuilt . Not again!"

Klaus N., MA (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"I was told there was clutch material in the transmission and problems with the torque converter. Had taken my car to the dealer for 14 years, very much trusted. So I decided to sell the car instead of replace transmission"

Jan R., OR (2001 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"4th transmission"

Richard G., NC (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"I have not had the transmission repaired yet, but it needs to be due to the slipping of 1st and 2nd gears"

Anonymous, KY (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Honda produced a product with a major component failure but did not stand by their customer base with full relief and accountability"

Charles B., WI (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"apparently Honda new of defect in transmission for my model year but it gave up outside of their coverage mileage/years. Though it would have been nice if they would have offered a discount!!"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The cost of the rebuild varied from various dealers and repair shops: $2700 - $5700, the Honda dealer being the most expensive. I spoke with the dealer and discovered they have the work done at a local repair shop. The repair shops owner was the form"

Bob H., OR (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"THREE transmissions since we owned it...other than that and the fact that the cheap plastic decorations and knobs are falling off, it's been a good car. OH, and except for the fact that the engine light goes on and off and we can't figure out why"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Trans failed at 150k. After some research i found many other Odyssey's had the same problem. I had a Jasper re-manufactured trans installed. The latter failed a month later. Fortunately still under warranty. But van seems to be falling apart"

Colleen A., WA (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission had to be replaced at 120,000 miles because of design problems and replaced again after another 80,000 miles"

Anonymous, VA (2001 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Problem was discovered during routine maintenance and the transmission was rebuilt"

Dave V., FL (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Original transmission was replaced in Oct 2013. It failed again in Oct 2014 and had to be replaced"

Bernard W., CA (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"replacement"

Anonymous, FL (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"This is a known weakness. We're surprised it lasted this long without rebuild"

Anonymous, BC (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The car would begin to shake when the car reached 40 miles per hour"

Michael B., RI (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The van just stopped moving. It was towed to the shop and we had the transmission replaced"

Natalie M., CA (2001 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Very important to change transmission fluid every 30000 miles. I went about 40000 miles and gear shavings plugged up the filters and caused severe slipping and failure of the transmission"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission failed and needed to be rebuilt. Considering the high mileage, this was not unexpected, but the car has performed flawlessly otherwise since purchase"

Deborah B., NJ (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Honda knew they had a bad transmission parts design. They did a recall but did not repair it. It failed suddenly and stranded the family with 2 small children. Bad Form!"

Terry F., ON (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission was damaged due to overheating per the transmission shop"

Anonymous, MI (2001 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Check Engine Light came on. The car was hesitating and not shifting properly. Diagnosed the problem to the transmission. $2000 total"

Robert G., NC (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"transmission had to be replaced twice, and might've needed a 3rd one, but only had 84,000 miles on it in 13 years. We were told that even though the warranty was extended and we were under the mileage warranty, the amount of time had lapsed on the w"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission was replaced then a year & half later, it was replaced again because first one was of poor quality. Spent $1k each time"

Anonymous, FL (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"At 105,000 mi had to put in 3rd new transmission. $4,000 bluebook for car $4000. Was a known problem and should have been replaced at no or little cost. Odyssey great car but won't buy another because of this. My accord also had trans issues"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission started making a noise. Took it to a reliable transmission shop (Aamco). Rebuild was necessary and the cost was approximately $2400"

Norman L., TN (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Had a rebuilt transmission installed by local Honda dealer. Price was more reasonable than those quoted elsewhere, work was good"

Anonymous, GA (2001 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission had be be replaced at 110,000 -- some of this is due to my inexperience about autos. I should have done better maintenance. I do repairs as needed, regular oil changes, but missed this preventative care"

Maureen G., NJ (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"At 80,000 miles, local Honda replaced transmission free due to wrong fluid viscosity recommended. At 160,000 miles transmission was replaced by a different shop in another State and I had to pay for the entire deal! Something's not being passed on about the transmission fluid info!"

Anonymous, MS (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"THE TRANSMISSION COMPLETLY FAILED WITH NO NOTICEABLE WARNING"

Tony-Barbara S., FL (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"This is the second transmission for this car. 1st replaced at 115000. This one at 255000. The rest of the car is running like a top. Uses only 1qt oil every 10000. So felt the transmission still worth it even at 260000 miles"

Anonymous, CA (2001 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

"Suspension also caused the front end to go out of alignment. Aligned when the shocks and struts were replaced"

Anonymous, WA (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Needed replacement"

David K., TX (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Bushings

"Bushing on front suspension worn and replaced by dealer. Improved ride and "tightness" of steering"

Anonymous, MI (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Might be just normal wear and tear, but expensive to fix"

Anonymous, OH (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"power steering switch and wires had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MI (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"I experienced a very slow leak that was controlled by occasionally adding the power steering fluid"

H M., GA (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Misdiagnosed issue - Planning to replace when able to afford parts/labor. Using fluid w/ sealant until then"

Anonymous, VA (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Squeeky noise started after transmission was replaced. I had to replace the Power steering part!"

Anonymous, MS (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"power steering line rusted out. I fixed it myself"

Anonymous, MN (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Had to replace the entire rack and pinion steering gear plus hoses"

Douglas H., AZ (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Struts worn out. They were leaking and failing. Would not pass vehicle inspection"

Anonymous, PA (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"This appeared to be related to the spring breakage and had to be replaced on both sides resulting in a very expensive repair"

T R., BC (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Leaking strut"

Anonymous, BC (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Shocks and Struts pretty were pretty much done and the van was loud going over potholes and rough surfaces. Replaced after almost 200,000 miles"

Anonymous, WA (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"replaced all 4 struts"

Anonymous, NY (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Left front spring broke while driving. The dealership had to also replace the struts and sway bar links"

T R., BC (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Spring broke, severed brake line, resulting in complete brake failure due to loss of fluid"

R T., ON (2001 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"The springs on both of my front struts were broken and / or came out of their respective top plates"

Anonymous, ON (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Replace front tie rod ends"

Harry V., MA (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"Had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MI (2001 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

"Driver side sliding door tends to stick shut. Often can't open from outside and need to open from inside with extra force on door. Lubricating the door gasket helps but doesn't eliminate the problem"

Anonymous, MI (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The power sliding doors fail every winter after ice freezes on the doors. Corrections included rail bracket replacement, mechanism and weather strip lubrication, sensor cleaning, and electronic module resetting"

Anonymous, MI (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Door sliders have very weak teflon wheels which deteriorate within one season. Honda asks $32 for the replacement part. The door construction is otherwise fine, but that weak teflon wheel is all over the Odyssey blogs and has not been improved"

Klaus N., MA (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"One sliding door stuck just slightly ajar. Good thing it has two!"

David B., PA (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Car has motor to operate rear sliding door. Bought car in '03 or '04. It quit working after two years"

Anonymous, OH (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Both sliding doors stick, and are hard to open if not used very frequently"

A L., IL (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"door handle broke off while opening passenger side sliding door"

Thomas R., FL (2001 Honda Odyssey)

"electrical contact blocks on both sliding door posts are deteriorating"

Joyce B., TX (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Automatically opening doors no longer work"

Anonymous, IL (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Doors failed to open, and the sliding doors jam or refused to open/close. This has been a re-curring problems without resolution. The repair cost is prohibitive"

Donald T., OK (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The electric opening/closing mechanism for one of the sliding doors no longer works and we now disable it on open/close it manually due to the high repair cost isn't worth it"

Anonymous, IN (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The sensors and locking assemblies on the sliding doors have been an issue since we purchased the vehicle in 2004. The doors did not always close/lock properly. At time, especially if the humidity was high, the alarm would sound -- the was quite unne"

Ken C., ON (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Sliding door won't latch properly"

Anonymous, GA (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Locks and latches

"The driver's side sliding door latch needs to be manually reset before closing the door. The hood latch sometimes needs to be manually reset before closing the hood"

A L., IL (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"see previous answer"

Joyce B., TX (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Old cars usually have these issues, but with 245000 miles on it we can't complain about this car thanks to consumer report. It's my wife's car and she takes care of it like it was her baby"

John M., IL (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Belts don't recoil correctly"

Alan E., ON (2001 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)
Seat controls - movement

"Latch mechanism to remove/install one of the individual, second row seats failed"

Anonymous, IN (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"will not close properly. rust occurring to where top of gate attaches to roof"

Thomas R., FL (2001 Honda Odyssey)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

"Pulley fell off power steering pump"

David K., TX (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"No problems, this was maintainance for 120000 miles. Cost was 900$, 500$ for parts and 400$ for labor. My engine light had come on to get my oil changed at the time I went to the shop. All the work was done at the same place I bought the van"

Anonymous, OK (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

"The engine was making a distinct knocking sound and was sputtering while driving"

Christopher W., WI (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Mysterious rough idling, check engine light goes on and off, various engine codes show but not consistently; cannot find the problem as it occurs inconsistently"

Kristine A., CA (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Broken side motor mount was found during state inspection"

Bruce B., VA (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Two need to be replaced"

Michael G., WI (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"found and repaired during routine maint, no other issues"

Anonymous, OH (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Oil leaks

"Apparently leaking slowly underneath through a seal. The leak is worse under pressure, and nearly drained the oil on a trip through the mountains of NC without us realizing it until we got a warning from the computer"

Anonymous, NJ (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Oil leaked from the oil filter adapter block and seal, which attaches to the engine block. The correction was oil filter adapter block and seal replacement"

Anonymous, MI (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Oil filter gasket blew out and was replaced"

David P., NC (2001 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission light went off in late 2013 indicating a pending clutch failure. Rebuilt original transmission with genuine Honda parts. It is still going strong. Noted small system oil leaks around original Honda engine. After transmission R & R, t"

Anonymous, TX (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Oil Pan Leak"

Anonymous, VA (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Small oil pan leak. $250 repair"

Anonymous, MA (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Oil pressure sender"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Not fixed yet but seems to be fixable by replacing several o-rings"

Anonymous, MN (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"These are minor leaks. Unidentified noise from front end also present. Not affecting performance yet"

Anonymous, TX (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Mechanic put in wrong size drain plug after oil change and now oil pan needs replaced"

Anonymous, MD (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Small leak but enough to mess up the driveway and garage floor. Apparently difficult to pinpoint thus it has not been pinpointed with any certainly as to where it is"

Anonymous, ON (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 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

"The ABS needed to be replaced. It took 3 trips to the repair shop to figure that out"

Anonymous, PA (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Calipers replaced due to brake overhaul following severed brake line, and corroded bleed nipple on caliber"

R T., ON (2001 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)
Master cylinder

"Leaking"

Anonymous, FL (2001 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Front brakes worn out"

Anonymous, MO (2001 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Non ceramic brake pads installed two years ago; last year replaced with ceramic high quality brake pads"

Anonymous, FL (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"it was normal brake wear"

Anonymous, MD (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"The rear brakes have been worked on 3 times in the last 2 years. Mostly due to the local mechanics are not familiar with Hondas"

Anonymous, MS (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Brakes have needed to be replaced on this vehicle several times -- They wear out very quickly. It has something to do with drums on the back brakes and something different on the front -- mechanics have said repeatedly poor design"

Maureen G., NJ (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors warped causing uneven braking and pulling the steering wheel to one side"

Anonymous, WA (2001 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"This has been a chronic problem area for my vehicle. Since new, we have replaced brakes several times, and replaced rotors three times"

Anonymous, MI (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors vibrate when slowing down on a steep hill. I think they needed replacing. The brakes work on a flat road"

M O., CA (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Needed replacement as they had worn grooves in them"

Anonymous, DE (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Normal wear - replaced front brakes and resurfaced rotor"

Anonymous, AZ (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"rotors and pads replaced in the front"

D M., NY (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Happens about once a week. I was told that this car is known for this problem and it does not impact safety"

Judy C., NJ (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"We had to bring the car back to the mechanic two or three t imes due to squeeking whenever the breaks were applied"

Anonymous, NY (2001 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

"The "check engine" light goes on and off intermittently. Dealer does not know why, we cannot figure it out even though we have the software (reads "miscellaneous Honda code"). Makes it hard to pass emissions test"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Difficult to get past emissions inspection each year. Often ends up as an attempted repair (e.g. replace O2 sensor) and a waiver"

David B., PA (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Egr Valve failed causing engine not to idle"

Anonymous, MI (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Catalytic Converter Indicator Light - did not repair due to high cost of replacement"

Anonymous, VA (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"catalytic converter went bad"

Tom L., FL (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The van eats catalytic converters. They only last 30,000 miles before needing to be replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"CAT needs to be replaced"

Anonymous, MT (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The evaporation control valve corroded and stopped working, causing a P1457 diagnostic error. About $1000 to replace valve and cannister (in order to pass govt emission test)"

Shirley Y., ON (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Check engine light comes on, code revealed by dealer is for catalytic converter, which we are told will eventually need replacement"

E H., WA (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Engine dash warning light"

Alan E., ON (2001 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)
Fuel pump

"Took 8 years for full pump to fail, couldn't diagnose, engine surging and hesitating every couple of months till complete failure"

Anonymous, BC (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Have tried to clear 02 sensor for three years. New catalytic converter, different leaks, new fuel cap. I have driven around with the 02 sensor error showing as a check engine light for 3 or 4 years. My fear is that I'll miss a real error that is ad"

Anonymous, OK (2001 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Object on road hit catalytic converter and broke up the catlalist inside pluging exhaust"

Anonymous, NC (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Failed air flow sensor caused car to run badly"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 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

"Broken motor mount. Was repaired at an independent garage. No further issues"

Charles B., WI (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"My failure to change transmission fluid as called for in the owner manual brought on rough and delayed shifting. Several fluid changes partially corrected the problem. There is no access to filters on this transmission to fully address the problem"

Douglas H., AZ (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rough downshift to lowest gear when rolling at very low speed and actuating accelerator to speed up"

Anonymous, IL (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"1st and 2nd gears in the transmission now slips so bad that the vehicle cannot be driven until it is repaired"

Anonymous, KY (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Again, the car would begin to shake when the car reached 40 miles per hour"

Michael B., RI (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission began to slip badly a year or so after we purchased the vehicle. So we had it replaced, at considerable cost. The re3placement transmission also began to slip and we have had it adjusted, but we won't replace it die to the advanced age o"

Ken C., ON (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Installed transmissoin filter on line between radiator and transmission. 6 months ago transmission started slipping and mechanic discovered filter was leaking fluid. Mechanic changed filter and changed fluid for factory spec fluid. Van runs great!"

Anonymous, FL (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"transmission had to be replaced twice, and might've needed a 3rd one, but only had 84,000 miles on it in 13 years. We were told that even though the warranty was extended and we were under the mileage warranty, the amount of time had lapsed on the w"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"I have replaced trans mission twice on this vehicle due to poor transmission used by Honda for 2001 Odyssey. First transmission was covered by warranty and recall. Second replacement was not and cost was $2,800 for rebuilt transmission. After about 40,000 miles of second transmission i started to feel transmission slipping. I only use vehicle sparingly due to transmission slipping. I plan to sell vehicle in near future"

Ramon S., CA (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The transmission would not shift correctly and the car would stay in one gear. Replaced the throttle position sensor with a used part. The car has been operating well since then. I had the work done at a local reliable repair shop.....not Honda. Too"

Anonymous, IA (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The transmission was leaking and we ended up having the transmission resealed"

Anonymous, NY (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"check engine light code, P0740, indicates TC clutch system failure. This is the same problem that required transmission replacement 3 years age"

Anonymous, CA (2001 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

"Backlight burned out"

Mike C., CO (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"the light on the cruise control on/off button did not work although the cruise control worked"

Anonymous, PA (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Gauges

"Some, not all, warning lights burned out, drive selector indicator for D burned out"

Mike C., CO (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Within the last months the entire dashboard display stopped working. from speedometer, fuel gauge, temperature & oil gauge, etc"

Anonymous, PA (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Headlights

"Canadian Odyssey, DLR relay may be out, normal headlights don't go on though high beams do and bulbs & fuses good"

Anonymous, MN (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Interior lights

"The clock light went out very early, shortly after warranty, therefore very expensive to repair. The entire dash area must be remove to replace light bulb (labour expense). My other major problem is with the electrical opening and closing of the re"

Anonymous, BC (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The automatic sliding doors sometimes work other times they do not"

Anonymous, NY (2001 Honda Odyssey)

"wiper motor stopped working and it will cost $300 or more to have it fixed for the rear wiper blade to work again"

Anonymous, MN (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

"Catalytic converter was leaking and had to be changed"

Anonymous, NJ (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Noisy and rattled when turning sharp turns"

Anonymous, MS (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Vehicle throwing OBDII code, nearly complete breakdown of the core of the converter. replaced"

Anonymous, BC (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Check engine light came on and the computer said the catalytic converter need replacement"

Anonymous, OR (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced catalytic converter and connecting pipes"

Harry V., MA (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"replaced"

D M., NY (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 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 front panel is coming off and held on with clear tape. It would cost too much to do the body work repairs"

David B., NC (2001 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"The paint is fading on the front hood, roof, and along the window edge"

Anonymous, MS (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The paint peeling has been an ongoing issue. Honda has insisted the auto was out of warrant, and the issue was not specific to my color. Paint peeling is all over, and not limited to specific area as Honda claims"

Donald T., OK (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Rust

"The rear metal bumper that sits behind/inside the plastic bumper cover was completed rusted out. Nothing but metal chips and a few longer bar-lilke pieces. If I had gotten into an accident, the other vehicle would have destroyed entire rear body pane"

Walter M., NJ (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The fasteners for the fender"

Warren W., NH (2001 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

"rarely used A/C and stopped working in part because of lack of use and old age"

John C., ON (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"temperature control assembly"

Michael S., GA (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"temperature control stops working and just pumps out heat. Dealer can't find cause, or fix"

Anonymous, NV (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Heater system

"The heat output was greatly reduced from what it should have been. Not enough heat output to keep it comfortable in the cabin"

Paul K., OH (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"A.c. lasted all summer after refill. Still works May 2017"

Linda M., IA (2001 Honda Odyssey Unsure 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

"The van has been parker out of sun and rain all its years. But now rain water leaks in. The driver's seat belt becomes soaking wet as does the well in the floor at the back. THere are no holes or rust we can find and we cannot find source of the 2 le"

Terry F., ON (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Leaking seal on front right transmission drive shaft. Cleanup and repair $325"

James B., OK (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"VIBRATION IN MUFFLER SYSTEM"

Philip B., FL (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The only complaint my wife has had from the beginning was how much noise the driving made in the interior of the car. Either the wind or the traffic was not be muzzled by the windows closed. Only the radio could solve this problem!"

John M., IL (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Other/unsure

"Car key would not start engine. Ignition switch was the problem"

Douglas N., CA (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 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

Engine rebuild or replacement

"Honda had our car many times from when it was less than 12 months old until just this year to figure out why it leaded oil. They kept denying anything was wrong until we went to the attorney general of MN"

Anonymous, MN (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Head gasket

"After 480000 miles the gaskets wore out--repair seemed more than value of car, although otherwise it seemed like a new car"

H M., GA (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"This was the recommended maintenance for 120000 miles. The parts were 16$, but the labor was 600$. I have had all my service done at the same place that I bought the van. They just said this needed to be done and gave me the total price, not split out into parts and labor. What a surprise when I reviewed my bill, but it was already done then"

Anonymous, OK (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Timing belt or chain

"Front main motor seal was leaking oil and needed replacing and this caused the timing belt to be replaced about 25000 miles prematurely since it was oil soaked"

Kenneth B., TN (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Water pump

"Leaking"

Michael G., WI (2001 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace water pump"

Anonymous, AB (2001 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

"Both being replaced today. Car at dealer for work"

James B., OK (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Driveline vibration

"The reason for the driveshaft replacement"

James B., OK (2001 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

"One day it looks while the car was on and in the drive gear, fortunately, the car was not moving. I think there are problems with the computer, because problems I am reporting are on and off"

Anonymous, NY (2001 Honda Odyssey)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"The navigation screen is blank"

Anonymous, TX (2001 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

Spark plugs or wires failure

"spark plugs needed replacement; not surprising considering the age of the car"

Kristine A., CA (2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
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