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 10 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA 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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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2002 Honda Odyssey owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

Ball joints

"Front ball joint needed replacing to pass inspection"

Anonymous, ME (2002 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"With 320,000 km on the vehicle there was much clucking noise from the front end.....had the ball joints, bushings and tie rods replaced"

David W., SK (2002 Honda Odyssey)

"Front end started making clunking sounds several years ago. Dealer could find nothing wrong. Steering wheel started to vibrate - tire balancing ok. Vibration got worse - bushings are failing just like engine mounts that failed several years ago"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"We had the front end bushings replaced and consequent alignment because it was needed for PA inspection"

Anonymous, PA (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Not sure of the exact terms, but there's been CV boot and related problems"

Anonymous, IA (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Steering control arms/bushings were replaced twice"

Judith S., AZ (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"High pressure line blew. Replaced"

Anonymous, MI (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"not within last 12 months but twice all of the transmission fluid leaked from my van and I had no control over the car. lst time a honda dealer could not find problem. Happened again, leaving me in a very dangerous situation, and my local mechanic h"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace a seal that cost $834. Also had to replace wheel bearing"

Chris D., CA (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Power steering pump has slight leak. New mechanic says he will keep an eye on it. Will not be changed until necessary"

Anonymous, NY (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Power steering hoses were leaking"

Anonymous, KY (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Ran out of power steering fluid due to hose leak"

Anonymous, AZ (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The hose assembly failed first and was replaced. 6 months later the pump failed and was replaced"

Anonymous, NC (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Leaking high pressure hose. Cost over $450 to replace"

David G., OR (2002 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Power steering pump required replacement"

Markus R., TN (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"The original equipment needed replacing due to normal wear"

J H., MN (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Through wear and the abysmal roads after the recent snow storms, there has been a noticeable lack of tightness in the steering and handling"

L A., NY (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"noise from front end especially in turns at low speed. Required $1,300 in repairs"

Jonathan L., QC (2002 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"The spring on one of the struts broke and also damaged on of the front tires. This was caused from inadequate ice and snow clearing during a December storm in Vancouver"

Paul K., AB (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Normal wear"

Anonymous, MN (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"spring on passenger front broke causing tire to shred and resulted in major front end repairs"

Anonymous, OH (2002 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Same issue as the front struts, these are one unit"

Paul K., AB (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"normal wear and tear. fixed at my own expense"

Martin M., NM (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Car was pulling to the right"

Anonymous, ON (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Wear and tear--original equipment"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 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

"Passenger can not open door from inside on the passenger side sliding door. Someone must get out from another door and open it from the outside to allow that person to get out"

Anonymous, NJ (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"automatic/electric door opener. need to replace the motor and cable for both sides"

Thomas F., CA (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"the driver's side sliding door wouldn't open. the lock stayed locked and could not be forced unlocked. it had to do with safety connected to gas door. the cable inside the door had snapped"

Anonymous, LA (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Automatic side doors can freeze shut in winter. Also frequently balky, not shutting completely on first attempt, requiring manual assist. Sometimes does not activate from driver position and/or by pulling handle to open or close"

Donald R., CO (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Sliding doors need quite a force to close them, I joke with kids we have to "get really angry" to shut them. The handles sometimes get stcuk and you can open the door only from inside"

Anna D., KS (2002 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Sliding doors can stick, especially in cold weather"

Michael G., IL (2002 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"motors intermittently work. I had one motor replaced about 5 years ago"

Anonymous, ME (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The doors freeze up in the winter & child has to walk over seat to get to backseat. Weather is warming however door locks still are a problem opening"

Anonymous, NY (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The second row driver's side sliding door jams repeatedly despite multiple attempts to repair it"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rolling mechanism failed"

Anonymous, ID (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Left sliding door failed to operate. Was unable to troubleshoot because Honda hides information so that they get to fix things at exorbitant prices. They even refused to tell me when I pointed out that a test was not passed for the part, they just gave me my money back. The test had to have originated by Honda. I will never by a Honda again. They are dishonest"

John B., NV (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Left sliding door and right sliding door have minds of their own and open and close or don't open or close on their own"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"the right front passenger door lock has to be operated manually. does not respond to key or driver's button"

Anonymous, TX (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"lock on driver's side sliding door stayed stuck. as i explained above, it was related to cable in door that control the safety lock for gas door"

Anonymous, LA (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The passenger side door no longer locks when the fob is activated. It only locks when pushed manually. The driver's side door also malfunctions frequently"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Hood does not close without manual intervention"

Anonymous, NJ (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"After unlocking with fob, often catches when trying to open, requiring reclosing and unlocking manually with key"

Donald R., CO (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Lift struts replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Tailgate won't open with auto-lock/unlock. Has to be done with key"

Anonymous, NY (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"the rubber trim around windshield and window in driver doors good loose, "flying" as I drove;"

Anna D., KS (2002 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Rear electric window motor motor has failed 2nd time. front passenger window failed"

Anonymous, NC (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Both front windows have been through repeated repairs for controls. Rear (third row swing out panel) windows have had multiple motor replacements"

Nasir M., CA (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Passenger window controller had been replaced. It began to work intermittently. I took door apart and found the motor free from its mounting. I was able to reattach it and reassemble the door"

Anonymous, MD (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Within the past 4 years, both the driver's window and the front passenger's window have snapped (sounded like gunfire) and slid down into the door"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Glass defects

"tinting in windshield is changing color and disapperaing"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

"The Torque converter was part of the failure problem and may have initiated the failure. I failed to lock up properly then caused over heating"

John B., NV (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"transmission failed"

Jim J., CA (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"the transmission needs to be rebuilt. I am nursing it along through gentle acceleration, and chaning the transmission fluid fairly often;"

Thomas F., CA (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"I have owned 6-7 Hondas. Add another 6-7 that children own. Never a complaint until Honda would not honor a rebuild or replacement for hetrnsmissions put in the 2002 Odysees. We had 2 2002 vans go bad wihtin months of the other. No Hondas since then"

Anonymous, TX (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission blows out fluid from overheating. First time did not fail again during that trip. two years latter failed in short drive. Did a complete rebuild"

John B., NV (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The van became inoperable due to transmission failure"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Honda is fully aware of transmission problems with this year and model, but they have not issued a recall. We are still trying to get them to replace/repair on their dime. Unless they do cover this, we will NEVER buy another Honda. It is a shame beca"

Karen P., GA (2002 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"This is the second major problem with the automatic transmission. I was told by my mechanic that there could be more problems later. I feel the transmission is a reliability problem"

Anonymous, AR (2002 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission failed at 185000 miles. Got it rebuilt for $5500"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The transmisssion did not shift into higher grears"

Anonymous, IL (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"it failed while being driven. then after repair it failed again and was replaced"

Ralph E., AB (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"the transmission was acting up for more than two years shifting rough 2nd to 3rd before it went out completely the cost would have been almost the same if addressed early so we decided to drive it as long as possible"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"had to replace the transmission - although Honda acknowledged transmission problems on this model car was not covered under the recall"

Anonymous, NC (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission began slipping on trip to other side of island. Needed replacement. Found out there had been a recall before I bought it and HONDA DEALER when asked, claimed it had been repaired before being sold to me used. No proof of this was ava"

Anonymous, HI (2002 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"This is the second time I have had to get a rebuilt transmission for this Odyssey"

Anonymous, TX (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission would not shift or shifted into neutral"

Anonymous, LA (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The first transmission in the car was replaced at 96,000 miles. The second transmission started slipping at 200,000 miles. The estimate to replace/rebuild was $3600 - $5000, making the car essentially worthless. Honda makes terrible automatic trans"

Anonymous, AL (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"At about 150000 miles the transmission had to be replaced with a rebuilt at a cost of $3,000"

Edward S., IL (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"We had the transmission replaced after the check engine light indicated the problem"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission failing. Advised to rebuild or replace. Choose rebuild"

Anonymous, SD (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Improper shifting. Covered by recalls"

Steve-Sue D., IN (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"It is my understanding that the transmissions in 2002 Odysseys routinely fail. I am essentially the only person in my extended family comfortable driving this van (it was my father's until he passed away). The transmission usually does not shift smoothly into third gear (about 25 mph) while accelerating, leaving you "hanging" in traffic. I only use this van for quick trips around my home, and choose my routes (and "escape plans") carefully. With the van being 15 years old there is absolutely"

Gerald R., AB (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission had been replace under warranty prior to purchasing vehicle(51,706 miles 2/15/05). I had to have it replaced at 194,574 miles (1/17/17)"

Anonymous, GA (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"transmission shouldn't have gone out with such very low mileage !!!"

D A., OK (2002 Honda Odyssey Unsure 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

""Check Engine" indicator lit often, every 6 month or so"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Periodically the engine will just die while idling at a stop light. Fortunately, it will restart after a short delay"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Engine mounts

"Several mounts were changed at tech's recommendation. Rolling problem"

Anonymous, KS (2002 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Engine Mount was broken"

Anonymous, MO (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"both mounts wore out"

Keith K., SC (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"one is broken and one is cracked. Quoted $700+ for repairs"

Anonymous, WA (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"All three motor mounts needed replaced"

Anonymous, GA (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"All engine mounts needed to be replaced"

Jason D., PA (2002 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Bolts fell out. When accelerating, vehicle would pull to right, then left when finished. 1st mechanic could not (would not?) find problem. Considered MAJOR safety concern"

Anonymous, AZ (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Broken mount needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, WA (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Oil leaks

"Leak from oil pump which will require an expensive repair bill due to its location and labor to get to it and replace it"

Anonymous, NJ (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Leaking valve cover gasket"

Anonymous, AZ (2002 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Valve cover gaskets were leaking. Had replaced"

Anonymous, MI (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Oil "seep" in engine while running (not on floor in garage). Results in being 1-2 quarts low at oil change"

Dawn D., OR (2002 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Oil leak from gasket between engine and transmission"

Joe P., CA (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"oil leaking"

Richard P., KY (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Small oil leak over the last year, dealer mis-diagnosed at first. Now being repaired"

Anonymous, TN (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rear Main Seal leak"

Gregory D., FL (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Gaskets changed but no help"

Anonymous, ON (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Oil housing and oil pan were leaking. Housing leak was repaired. Oil pan was replaced"

Anonymous, NC (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Rear main bearing seal oil leak completely fixed (for now?) with BlueDevil Rear Main Sealer"

James R., NC (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Removed and replaced leaking oil pressure sensor and housing"

Read J., TX (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 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

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"Frequently the car's security system will go off if you open the passenger side door with the key. If you go in the driver side door, alarm will not go off. Needless to say, a huge annoyance"

Paul B., ME (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"If you lock the vehicle with the inside lock button and the back sliding door open the alarm will go off after the sliding door closes. All doors must be closed to use the inside lock button to lock the vehicle"

Anonymous, OR (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"$1200 for a piece of plastic is a ridiculous price"

Anonymous, AZ (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"light not working"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"circuit board and related computer for gauge lights failed. Total cost labor and parts $1002"

Robert B., CA (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Headlights

"Have had to change driver side headlight multiple times in spite of correct installation (making sure bulb is not touched my skin/wearing plastic gloves, etc)"

Dawn D., OR (2002 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"headlights stopped functioning - high beams worked OK running lights were OK but 3 service calls later and 3 hours a part was changed and it functioned OK"

Barbara W., ON (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"instrument bulbs burned out"

Anonymous, OH (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"LED lights in the dashboard keep failing one by one"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"You did not give a box for "electric sliding doors" which I have had MAJOR issues with. The driver side passenger door cannot be used because it will intermittently not close. Some of the interior lights not working with the door opening sensors"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Overhead light controls broke during normal user. Have had to replace interior instrument light bulbs over 10 times (clock, light / other lighted controls)"

Nasir M., CA (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The inside lights vary in the length of time they stay on. It can be anywhere from less than 30 seconds up to 5 minutes. There is no way to know what will happen. It is like they have a mind of their own......very frustrating"

Anonymous, OR (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"We must lock and unlock both driver and passenger front doors manually"

Anonymous, SC (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"driver door was shut hard on seat belt buckle, which resulted in the door ajar light on and a drain on the battery causing the battery to go dead on two separate occasions- once with a brand new battery"

Michael M., IN (2002 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

"WIPER MOTOR BROKE REQUIRED REPLACEMENT"

Frank E., BC (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"washer pump stopped working. needed to be replaced"

Jonathan L., QC (2002 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Plastic water liens crystalize"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"rear window washer has failed"

Anonymous, NC (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The controls on the wiper arm got stuck and were very difficult to move. Had to replace the entire control unit"

John P., OR (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"back brake light"

Anonymous, AZ (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 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

A/C compressor

"Failed"

Jeff H., OR (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Compressor froze and snapped serpentine belt"

Jason S., MA (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"won't cool car"

Anonymous, ON (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"I needed the compressor recharged. The HONDA DEALER I took it to was a shyster who identified all manner of other things wrong and actually damaged the ventilation system in the process. Another, more reliable DEALER, whom I had worked with for yea"

Anonymous, OR (2002 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Unable to repair--no air conditioning"

David E., WA (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Low freon, leaks, needed to be replaced"

Peter S., GA (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Compressor stock, belt broke"

Boris D., NY (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"did not blow cold air"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"The temperature inside can not be regulated easily.It is either too hot or too cold"

Robert A., NC (2002 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Climate control not working correctly. Cool air will not work unless at coldest setting. Otherwise warm/hot air"

Cece O., KY (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Takes a very long time to get to cool temperature when engine is just started"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"The fuse failed in the blower, leaving it "on" (even with the power off) and draining the battery. Replacing the switch solved the problem"

Anonymous, NC (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Just started making a clicking sound. Operates okay"

Anonymous, OH (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Condenser

"Refrigerant leak in condenser; replaced it & evaporator at a cost of $900"

Anonymous, NC (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced it since condenser was being replaced"

Anonymous, NC (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Side air bags "turned off""

Anonymous, LA (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"Multiple slow leaks that are extremely costly to fix"

Anonymous, LA (2002 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Dealer replaced condenser 9/2013 but freon still leaks"

W R., NC (2002 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

Rough shifting

"Shifting from Low gear to 2nd has a strong rough shifting. Too expensive to repair"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission had been replaced several years ago under warranty but still shifting is rough"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Shifting from low to a higher gear causing a pronounced jolt. Research indicates the transmissions for this model were defective. A transmission rebuild has been suggested by the transmission shop"

Alan C., SC (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"This was the early sign of transmission problems"

Anonymous, AR (2002 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Part of the transmission failure"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission was going bad and needed replacement"

Anonymous, NC (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"transmission rebuilt at 55,000 and again at 250,000. Still have occasional slippage problems"

Marc F., FL (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission starting to slip and shift differently again"

Anonymous, TX (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission has become 'clunky' over the past several months. Dealer checked codes and advised that rebuilt transmission is needed; we decided to just drive it until it gets much worse"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission started failing in 2012. Loss of power and pickup while driving. Increasingly harder to get up to speed and cannot make quick pull-outs anymore"

E D., NE (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Third gear would not engage sporadically. I would pull away from a green light and when it shifted into 3rd, there would be nothing. Rev the engine and nothing would happen. Pull over, put it in park, and shift back into drive and it would be fine"

Sean D., BC (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Traded in the van instead of replacing the transmission"

Anonymous, NC (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Prior to having the transmission replace it started to slip and a loose connection was found and repaired (6/12/16 at 191,726)"

Anonymous, GA (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"rear transmission seal is seaping. Quoted $1200 to repair"

Anonymous, WA (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The sensor went out on a recent vacation trip. After about 500 miles since repair, including replacing all 18 quarts of the transmission fluid, we have not seen a TCS or an engine light come on"

Anonymous, SC (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"3 gear solenoid failed and required replacement"

Anonymous, WI (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 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

Antilock system (ABS)

"Warning light came on"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The left rear sensor went bad, which made the ABS and TCS systems inoperable. It makes more sense that the system should still work on the other 3 wheels. Bad engineering to have the whole system shut down"

Erik W., MN (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rear calipers replaced twice in past 5 years of normal mileage due to sticking"

Mike S., MN (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Master cylinder

"The problem was with brake pressure regulator or something that I do not exactly remember. It was causing a hissing sound when I applied brakes"

Anonymous, LA (2002 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"leaks"

Anonymous, WA (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"Splash guards at rear wheels had rotted away, requiring that entire brake backing plates be replaced"

Timothy W., VT (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Normal brake wear"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Caliper slide pins seized resulting in uneven pad wear and rotor rust"

J T., WI (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"Rear rotors were deteriorated and were replaced at the same time as the backing plates"

Timothy W., VT (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Front brakes replaced 3 times in the last 5 years of normal mileage due to warped rotors"

Mike S., MN (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Replace all rotors after 29000 mile life"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"This was what I consider expected after so many miles. If I remember correctly, it is the first time that the front rotors needed to be refinishing"

Enrique B., GA (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 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

"Drivers seat belt is wet after a rain"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"3 yrs ago Morehead Honda changed oil pan, it had developed leak last year; gasket not given enough drying time before it was driven. Morehead also told me I needed new transmission at that time. Got 2nd opinion; no need to replace. Great car!"

Anonymous, NY (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Rubber detached from doors"

Carl H., IN (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Tail gate lock loosened"

Anonymous, MN (2002 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Squeaks from the air bags, doors, seats, dashboard and windows"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Can't find the source of rattles when hitting pot holes"

Anonymous, CT (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Right rear passenger door with moderate noise and rattling while driving"

Anonymous, IN (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"I have had a whistle and hooting noise from wind and air leakage from the windshield and seals throughout the van from almost the time we bought the vehicle. We have had many repairs to solve these issues, but still the van is noisy and you can barel"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"catalytic converter needed to be replaced with muffler and part of exhaust system. that along with some electrical problems led to a big repair expense but not enough to justify a new purchase"

Mark R., RI (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Because the exhaust system is one big connection the Honda dealer would only replace the entire system with a bill that would be over $3,000CA. I had the repairs done by a qualified mechanic for $200CA and the van passed the the derive clean emission"

Anonymous, ON (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Muffler

"worn out: hole"

Anonymous, MA (2002 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Had a leak in the muffler and had to replace the entire exhaust system"

Anonymous, PA (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Pipes

"worn out"

Anonymous, MA (2002 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Exhaust pipe itself was still in good shape, but it separated from the flange connecting it to the catalytic converter, due to the flange rusting away. This required replacing the pipe and the first muffler"

Anonymous, VT (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Required rear section of exhaust pipes to be replaced to pass state inspection"

Anonymous, PA (2002 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

"After three end caps (same position) on the roof luggage rack flew off on the freeway I gave up replacing them. Honda would not replace any of them even under warranty"

Esther L., CA (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Clearcoat is peeling off on the hood, top of side panels, and bumpers"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"paint peeling off of left side sliding door"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Clearcoat is peeling off of several areas, including most of the hood, the top of the side panels, and the rear bumper"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rust through over drivers side rear wheel arch"

Michael G., IL (2002 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Rusting from a spot on the inside of the door panel. You can't see where it is rusting, but on the outside, it looks like someone poked the door from the inside"

Anonymous, ME (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rusting and a passenger back wheel well"

Anonymous, IL (2002 Honda Odyssey Unsure 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

Alternator

"Alternator stopped working and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, ME (2002 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Complete loss of power while driving. All dashboard lights on; as I continued to drive systems would shut down until the car completely quit running and would not start again requiring a tow. Happened multiple times; dealer would say fixed but not"

E D., NE (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Coil

"Car would not start, replaced coils and spark plugs $1,400.00"

Anonymous, PA (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Each sparkplug has its own coil. One failed during a trip. The warning light came on. A dealer said to stop driving the van immediately! We drove it to a different shop, where the problem was diagnosed and repaired. Scary"

Anonymous, OH (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The engine light light up. My regular mechanic diagnostic a coil problem and wanted to change all 6 coils. I had to shop around finally bringing the car back to the dealer who fixed only the defective coils at a fraction of the estimate from my mec"

Anonymous, IL (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Misfire on all 6 cyl"

Anonymous, GA (2002 Honda Odyssey Unsure 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

"A computer error resets the emissions cycle if the van is turned off - making it impossible to do a state inspection without doing a "running test" (not turning off van when taking it in for an emissions test). Cost to fix computer glitch is $1000"

Anonymous, NC (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced EGR valve to pass emissions testing"

Anonymous, ON (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"the light on the dashboard came on and I didn't address it"

Anonymous, NJ (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The check engine light is on. I've been told by multiple mechanics it is too costly and difficult to repair, but does not impact its operation"

Anonymous, MD (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Fuel pump

"It quit and was replaced by local mechanic"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"fuel connection at top of pump assembly cracked causing fuel leak and smell.Had to replace entire assembly"

John B., NV (2002 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

"Skips songs sometimes"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"odometer LED is broken"

Anonymous, SC (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Radio

"Volume knob broke"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Died. Checked fuse and power was reaching the box. Put in a $100 aftermarket which worked excellently"

Leon P., TX (2002 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

"Blown compressors requiring complete replacement of engine"

David E., WA (2002 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"scheduled maintenance"

Robert B., AB (2002 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

Electrical failure

"Needed to replace alternator"

Kenneth B., MN (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The Honda internal computer monitoring engine, fuel , etc reported a traction problem and turned on the engine light, but the Honda technician cleared the problem by replacing coils on two cylindars' ignition systems. The observable problem was the engine firing irregularly, and it was repaired by the coil replacements"

Anonymous, OH (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

"On a hot day the engine overheats. Replaced thermostat - was not the problem and had Honda check out the cooling system further - they found no problems. Puzzling"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Top tank crimp leaked, so replaced radiator"

James R., NC (2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Jun 27 2019
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2003-2006 Acura MDX, 2005-2012 RL, 2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2003-2005 Civic Hybrid, 2001-2005 Civic GX NGV, 2002-2006 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2007-2008 Fit, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot, and 2006-2014 Ridgeline vehicles. The vehicles are equipped with passenger frontal air bag inflators assembled as a recall remedy part or replacement service part, that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal airbag inflator, free of charge. The recall began August 12, 2019. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are E5D and X5C.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V501000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1657752
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
Jun 27 2019
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2003 Acura 3.2CL, 2002-2003 3.2TL, 2003-2006 MDX, 2001-2007 Honda Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2003-2005 Civic Hybrid, 2001-2005 Civic GX NGV, 2002-2006 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot and 2006 Ridgeline vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with driver frontal air bag inflators assembled as a recall remedy part or replacement service part, that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began August 12, 2019. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are Q5A and Y58.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V499000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3947
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
Mar 06 2019
An explosion of an inflator within the driver frontal air bag module may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver, front seat passenger or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling specific 2003 Acura 3.2CL, 2013-2016 ILX, 2013-2014 ILX Hybrid, 2003-2006 MDX, 2007-2016 RDX, 2002-2003 3.2TL, 2004-2006, and 2009-2014 TL, 2010-2013 ZDX and 2001-2007 and 2009 Honda Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2003-2005 Civic Hybrid, 2001-2005 Civic GX NGV, 2002-2007 and 2010-2011 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2007 Fit, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot, and 2006-2014 Ridgeline vehicles. The affected vehicles received a replacement driver air bag inflator as part of a previous Takata inflator recall remedy or a replacement driver air bag module containing the same inflator type as a service part. Due to a manufacturing error, in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver frontal air bag, these inflators may explode.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall began April 10, 2019. Honda owners may contact customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is O41. Acura owners may contact customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Acura's number for this recall is U40.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V182000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1101534
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Apr 26 2018
An incorrectly installed air bag may deploy improperly in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2003-2012 Honda Accord and Pilot, 2010 Accord Crosstour, 2001-2011 Civic, 2002-2011 CR-V, 2003-2004, 2006-2008 and 2011 Element, 2007 and 2009-2013 Fit, 2010-2012 Insight, 2002-2004 Odyssey, and 2012 Ridgeline vehicles. The front passenger air bag may have been installed incorrectly during replacement.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the passenger frontal air bag module assembly, free of charge. The recall began June 22, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are K1P, and M1O.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V268000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1335
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
May 24 2016
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2003-2006 Acura MDX, 2005-2011 Acura RL, 2005-2006 Honda CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2007-2008 Fit, 2003-2008 Pilot, 2002-2004 Odyssey, and 2006-2011 Ridgeline vehicles originally sold, or that have ever been registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Honda is recalling certain model year 2003-2006 Acura MDX, 2005-2008 Acura RL, 2005-2006 Honda CR-V, 2003-2008 Element, 2007-2008 Fit, 2003-2008 Pilot, 2002-2004 Odyssey, and 2006-2008 Ridgeline vehicles originally sold, or that have ever been registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Lastly, unless included in "Zone A" or "Zone B" above, Honda is recalling model year 2002-2004 Odyssey and model year 2003-2004 Acura MDX, Honda Element, and Honda Pilot vehicles originally sold, or registered, in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began June 27, 2016. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are KA0, KA1, KA2, and KA3.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V344000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1790894
AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Jun 15 2015
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the passenger seat occupant or other occupants possibly causing serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2001-2005 Honda Civic vehicles manufactured March 21, 2000, to January 20, 2005, 2001-2004 Honda Civic GX vehicles manufactured June 14, 2000, to August 19, 2004, 2003-2005 Honda Civic Hybrid vehicles manufactured February 24, 2002, to January 18, 2005, 2003-2007 Honda Accord vehicles manufactured February 21, 2002, to August 28, 2007, 2002-2004 Honda CR-V vehicles, 2002-2003 Honda Odyssey vehicles manufactured June 19, 2001, to July 12, 2003, 2003 Acura MDX vehicles manufactured September 19, 2002, to June 19, 2003, 2003 Honda Element vehicles manufactured June 25, 2002, to July 31, 2003, and 2003 Honda Pilot vehicles manufactured November 26, 2001, to August 21, 2003. The affected vehicles have a passenger side frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture upon its deployment.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on July 1, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are JS1 and JS2. Note: Vehicles that have already received a replacement passenger air bag inflator as part of the recall remedy for an earlier campaign such as 14V353 or 14V700 (Honda recall numbers S95, JH6, JH7, JH8, JH9, JJ0, JJ1, JJ2, JJ6, JM5 and JM6) are not included in this recall. However, this recall does supersede 13V132 and 14V349. Note: On December 18, 2015 Honda informed NHTSA of an expansion of this recall to include certain model year 2004 Honda CR-V vehicles in addition to additional model year 2003 CR-V vehicles.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V370000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3498481
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
May 28 2015
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2001-2007 Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2001-2004 Honda Civic GX, 2003-2005 Honda Civic Hybrid, 2002-2006 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot, 2006 Ridgeline, 2003 Acura 3.2CL, 2003-2006 Acura MDX, and 2002-2003 Acura 3.2TL vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion and other factors, including manufacturing variability that, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on July 1, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-800-382-2238, select option 4. Note: Vehicles that have had their driver frontal air bag replaced previously as part of a recall remedy prior to September 12, 2014 need to have their air bag replaced under this recall as well. Vehicles that, on or after September 12, 2014, received a remedy for a prior driver frontal air bag inflator recall already received an inflator of a different design, and therefore are not included in this recall and do not require additional servicing. Note: This recall fully supersedes recalls 08V-593, 09V-259, 10V-041, 11V-260, 14V-351 and 15V-153.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V320000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6281043
AIR BAGS
Nov 04 2014
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger¿s frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
American Honda Motor Co. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2001-2005 Honda Civic, 2003-2004 Civic CNG and Element, 2002-2005 CR-V, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2005 Accord, Pilot, Civic Hybrid, and Acura MDX, 2005 Acura RL and 2006 Honda Ridgeline vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in geographic locations associated with high absolute humidity. Specifically, vehicles sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Saipan, Guam, and American Samoa are addressed by this recall. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began January 26, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.Note: This recall supersedes safety recall 14V-353, with the exception of vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in California.Those vehicles will continue to be addressed, and a free remedy provided, under that safety recall campaign.This recall also includes vehicles in the specific geographic areas listed above that were included within safety recalls 13V-132 and 14V-349.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V700000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 0
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Apr 15 2004
GEAR FAILURE COULD RESULT IN TRANSMISSION LOCKUP, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Summary:
ON SOME MINI VANS, SPORT UTILITY AND PASSENGER VEHICLES, CERTAIN OPERATING CONDITIONS CAN RESULT IN HEAT BUILD-UP BETWEEN THE COUNTERSHAFT AND SECONDARY SHAFT SECOND GEARS IN THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, EVENTUALLY LEADING TO GEAR TOOTH CHIPPING OR GEAR BREAKAGE.
What should you do:
ON VEHICLES WITH 15,000 MILES OR LESS, THE DEALER WILL UPDATE THE TRANSMISSION WITH A SIMPLE REVISION TO THE OIL COOLER RETURN LINE TO INCREASE LUBRICATION TO THE SECOND GEAR. ON VEHICLES WITH MORE THAN 15,000 MILES, THE DEALER WILL INSPECT THE TRANSMISSION TO IDENTIFY GEARS THAT HAVE ALREADY EXPERIENCED DISCOLORATION DUE TO OVERHEATING. IF DISCOLORATION EXISTS, THE TRANSMISSION WILL BE REPLACED IF DISCOLORATION IS NOT PRESENT, THE DEALER WILL PERFORM THE REVISION TO THE OIL COOLER RETURN LINE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 21, 2004, FOR PILOT, ODYSSEY, AND MDX OWNERS. OWNERS OF THE ACCORD VEHICLES WILL START RECEIVING LETTERS ON JUNE 28, 2004, AND ON JUNE 29, 2004, FOR OWNERS OF THE TL AND CL VEHICLES. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009 OR ACURA AT 1-800-382-2238.
For more information:
HONDA RECALL NOS. P30 (ODYSSEY AND PILOT),P31 (MDX), P38 (ACCORD) AND P39 (ACURA).CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V176000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1099796
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Aug 28 2002
IF THE TIMING BELT BREAKS, THE ENGINE WILL STALL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN MINIVANS, SEDANS, COUPES, AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH V6 ENGINES, A TIMING BELT TENSIONER PULLEY ON THE WATER PUMP IS MISALIGNED AND COULD CAUSE THE TIMING BELT TO CONTACT A BOLT ON THE CYLINDER HEAD. EVENTUALLY THE BELT COULD BE DAMAGED AND FAIL.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE WATER PUMP AND IF IT IS ONE OF THE DEFECTIVE PUMPS, THE WATER PUMP AND TIMING BELT WILL BE REPLACED. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN AUGUST 30, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009 OR ACURA AT 1-800-382-2238.
For more information:
ALSO, CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02V226000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 17551
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