Although the Odyssey's design dated from 1999, it was still a very good minivan and an excellent value. It showed improvements from our previous test, with quicker acceleration and a more comfortable ride. The 2003 Odyssey handles with agility and has a roomy interior. It's powertrain is smooth and strong. The Honda reflects impeccable attention to detail and has demonstrated consistently high resale value.
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There are 13 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

We expect the 2022 Odyssey will have about average reliability when compared to the average new car. This prediction is based on data from 2019, 2020 and 2021 models. Select the used car model year to see reported issues with those similar past models.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2004 Honda Odyssey owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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 sides are away from the body. The trim along the sides is coming loose"

Sallie S., TX (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"COWLING AROUND THE DRIVERS SEAT. ALSO MBROKEN SEAT MOUNT"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The driver's seat molding trim has worked its way loose so much so that I have had to remove it and re-install it using longer screws. It is really a poor design and should never have failed"

Timothy M., AZ (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The fabric trim on the passenger door came off"

Anonymous, CO (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Dark blue paint known issue; Honda extended warranty expired before my paint began peeling."

Gary B., IN (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Peeling pain on engine hood and peeling on top of vehicle"

Jim M., GA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The paint is coming off my Honda Odyssey. It started several years ago and I have tried to get the Honda people to work with me to fix the problem. They say its not their problem."

John J., TX (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The paint is coming off in quite a few areas. We have noticed other vans with similar paint peeling."

Anonymous, AL (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"paint cracked, peeled and continued after touch up and is ongoing. Millage not worth repaint."

Anonymous, OR (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Peeling paint is an ongoing problem for many years. The primer has rejected the top coat and it peels off. The primer also rejects attempts to repaint it, so I just live with it. This car operates in Pa and rust has NOT been an issue."

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Engine hood paint is chipping off. Even though I always put a coat of wax on my cars every 6 months."

Jim M., GA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Paint chipping off in several areas"

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"About two years ago (age twelve) the paint (white) started peeling off beginning at the creases on the edge of the windows. Although mechanically the car is sound, it looks awful. The resale increase in painting it does not justify the cost."

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The paint is peeling away in several places exposing the primer underneath."

Raymond F., CA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Honda had a problem with this paint and extended the warranty but my issue did not appear until after expiration."

Gary B., IN (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"peeling paint on drivers side (big & small chunks)"

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"Paint is flaking off in large chuncks, Honda agrees that it was their fault, but the car is too old for them to repair"

Scott C., GA (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"peeling paint in a couple places"

Daniel P., MI (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Multiple spots where paint is chipping off. Also, trimline by roof racks is cracking and peeling. We've noticed similar paint chipping on many other Honda minivans of similar age that we see around town"

David S., CA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Paint is falling off"

Tom L., CO (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"crappy paint job poor sealant"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"peeling paint on doors, hood and tailgate"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"I have the midnight blue which is notorious for paint peeling. We had to negotiate with the dealer to get it fixed after a few years of ownership. They fixed the major problem on the back upper section of the car. Since then other parts have begun"

Robert E., NY (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The paint on this Honda Odyssey is dark blue and is peeling in a few areas. This is from a vehicle that is garaged most of the time"

Timothy M., AZ (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Paint overall fading. Several small areas where paint has begun to chip off"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The paint around the gas cap is peeling and rusting. The top/rear of the van (just about the rear door) is peeling really bad. If Honda was to paint it the cost would $4800. The cost by an outside shop $3800. MAACO charges $2200"

Anonymous, WI (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"PaInt peeling on hood. Honda will not repair even though it is a factory defect"

Anonymous, KY (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Within a month of purchase in 2009, the paint began peeling off the top of the van and from the wells around the windows and doors. The paint does not adhere to the body, but peels off in sheets"

Anonymous, OH (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"paint is peeling on roof, hood and all other horizontal surfaces"

Morgan N., CA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Blue paint is peeling in several locations.This is a Honda problem which they will not stand behind"

Roger R., CT (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Paint peeling in spots and around windows and doors"

Anonymous, MA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Paint is coming off all over the place, AGAIN. it's only cosmetic, but the extent of the paint loss is crazy. about 20% of the car has chipped paint"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"paint on back bumper cover peeled in part"

Anonymous, OH (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"Paint on hood deteriorated, peeling"

John W., DE (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Due to undetermined/unknown reasons, several isolated paint spots on the vehicle have gotten worse due to cracking and peeling & have neutralized the vehicle's previous beautiful appearance. I think that the automated vehicle wash booth drive systems have taken their toll"

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"paint on the left front fender has peeled"

Richard W., NC (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"My car looks relatively new. However, my hood paint has peeled away. I think it's a defect because my car is mostly kept under a partially enclosed carport"

Anonymous, LA (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"From early on the hood had MANY small dings all over the hood. To me it looked like a poor paint job. Lately, the paint is fading"

Robert C., PA (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The finish paint is peeling off and exposing the exposing the white primer coat below. This is significant and occurs on the hood, roof and tail gate"

James Y., PA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The paint has begun to peel down to bare metal, beginning with the recessed areas under the windows. There is a clear paint adhesion problem"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Rust

"Lots of rust on the gas tank opening and rear quarter panel."

Anonymous, IL (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Peeling on top of vehicle has led to rust spots"

Jim M., GA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The driver and passenger side roof channels have rusted and water now it leaks into the cabin."

Joshua S., FL (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Major rust hole in rear quarter panel and bad around gas tank door."

Anonymous, IL (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rusting as a result of the paint loss"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rust is really getting bad around the gas tank opening"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rust at gas cap and wheel wells becoming more apparent"

Douglas G., WI (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

Body Hardware

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

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"The rubber snubbers on the sliding doors rotted and caused the doors to not be able to be closed unless manually assisted. The electric door lock buzzes on the passenger sliding door"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Passenger side rear door stopped opening and closing due to a mid door track plastic roller that had disintegrated over time. 1st, it would stop but then close. Next, it would thump as it closed. Then we had to drag it closed on occasion. Finally, it would not open or close. Using the driver door control helped it last about 6 months longer than using the door handle itself. The roller replacement repair cost $550 at the dealer."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"My driver slider door, will shut only 2 out of 10 times. It opens fine. But to shut it is horrible!! It jumps and screatches about 3/4 of the way then will open again. Usually will only close if you hold the control button in at the same time as pushing the back of the door."

Anonymous, WA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Driver side auto sliding door will not open unless I pull it open."

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"sliding door stopped working properly and then the passenger sliding door cable broke completely, rendering the door unusable"

Anonymous, UT (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Both center bearings failed, at least the plastic guide rollers did. The metal bearings were worn. I replaced both sides for about $45 each"

Clay M., WI (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Doors do not close smoothly - close in a "jerking" motion"

Steve W., NJ (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The sliding doors are not reliable to open and close all the time. The rear window wing flaps do not work or are intermittent when they are working. The driver side does not work at all"

Tom L., CO (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"They hang up once in a while and you need to manually push shut"

F S., OR (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"driver's side sliding door with worn nylon bearing so won't open all the way and therefore won't easily close. Needs replacement--part is less than a dollar and I will do repair myself"

Anonymous, KY (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Driver's side sliding door sticks open and has to be closed manually"

Ken B., CA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"drivers side sliding door occasionally fails to open and/or close"

Roger R., CT (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Passenger side sliding door failed earlier in the yar and soon after the driver side starting having the same problem"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Doesn't reliably open or close. It will do both eventually, but not always on first try"

Anonymous, CO (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"Rollers wore out on passenger side sliding door causing it to jam. Sensor in handle of driver's side sliding door now only works intermittently. Often cannot automatically engage door closing by pulling handle. Have to use key or dash button"

Anonymous, BC (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Automatic sliding door latch system replaced on both sides"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"passenger sliding door won't latch without extra external pressure applied"

Anonymous, OH (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"Both automatic sliding doors stopping working. The passenger side pulley wheel broke and began scraping along the side of the rear quarter panel"

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Doors get stuck partly open; difficult to get opened; tendency to open on their own when parked and a button on the fob gets bumped"

Richard W., NC (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The middle sliding door rollers that the automatic door cables attach to fall apart. The plastic rollers/wheel break and then the door won't open or close. This led to a cable breaking. A new cable system is $600 not including labor. Ridiculous"

Scott F., UT (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"I have had 2 handles pull off. My daughter also with a 2004 had bother doors electronic motors quite. both are manuel now"

Phil J., BC (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"Driver and Passager door handles have pulled away from the mounting bolts. Leaving them loose and exposed to the elements. The quoted repair price is $800.00 each from three different repair shops. The part can be bought for $25.00 on Rock Auto. This is a crazy repair for the price"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Motor in passenger sliding door failed and the door will no longer open (not even manually). $1000 to replace (parts and labor)"

Anonymous, MD (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Passenger side sliding door doesn't open all the way, rollers worn"

Douglas G., WI (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Automatic sliding door cable broke"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Glass defects

"rear window actuators failed"

Anonymous, UT (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"I just replaced the rear vent window actuator motors on my 2004 Honda Odyssey EX-L for the fourth time. After-market parts fail very rapidly, usually within six months. I would suggest replacing the actuator motors only with genuine Honda replaceme"

Anonymous, GA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Locks and latches

"The remote locks on both sliding side doors are not working"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The ignition switch failed. It trapped the key and would not turn. The car had to be towed, the switch had to be completely replaced and reprogrammed. Expensive and inconvenient."

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Lock system failed on passenger side sliding door. If key is removed from ignition, can't get it back in for about 20 minutes- so leave keys in ignition"

Anonymous, UT (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"driver's door lock failed"

Daniel P., MI (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"power and remote lock system failed"

Morgan N., CA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Driver's lock failed"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"I have had to replace ALL of the locks, doors, tailgate and even inition"

Joseph W., MN (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The sliding doors needed new electronic controls / contacts while still under warranty. The locks on three doors do not operate electronically and are now manual. The repair price is high and will not be repaired"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Sliding door lock stopped working. Need to manually unlock/lock door"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Seat belts

"The drivers seat belt wore out and frayed badly. Considering there are 200,000 miles I would not consider this a defect. I was able to replace it in a matter of a few minutes"

James Y., PA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Windows

"passenger motor regulator failed and had to be completely replaced. total cost near $1500"

Yianni E., GA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rear vent windows often stick open"

Ken B., CA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"rear side window motors have failed"

Frederick M., OR (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"Flap windows at rear od minivan failed and were fixed many years ago when it was still under warranty and it is having the same problem again, the flap windows will not open or will partially open but not close"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The motors that power the rear window vents had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CO (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"The window regulator failed and caused the window to drop to the bottom of its tracks - window wide open until I could replace the regulator - front passenger door"

Jim M., GA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"We have had to replace the right side window motor twice"

Anonymous, FL (2004 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

A/C compressor

"No big deal. The van is 15 years old, enough said. No other major problems occurred except normal brake and tire replacement."

Anonymous, MD (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"AC stopped working, I chose to have this repaired."

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"seals leak"

Anonymous, NC (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"living in the south, the a/c is very important towards your driving comfort!"

Anonymous, NC (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"ac system not performing correctly, having cooling issues. Mechanic recharged with coolant and checked system so it is somewhat better but not what it use to be but hey, it's a OLD CAR!!"

Mary N., FL (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"Continual issues with it not holding coolant"

Anonymous, OH (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"The system was not responding to the set tempature"

Donald H., NC (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"I had the air conditioning serviced and something went wrong. The heater wants to operate everytime I turn on the air. I have to turn the desired temperature down to 60 degrees to get the heater to shut off. Worker says nothing is visibly wrong and lots of things could cause that. They want a large fee to explore possible problems and then more $ to fix it. No thanks!"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"Fan stays on regardless of temperature setting, very little heat output"

Anonymous, OH (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Blows heat too much"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"AC quite blowing cold air. It was electrical."

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The air blend box made clicking noises and required me to remove and clean contacts"

Jim M., GA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"During the winter you can't control the temperature of the cabin. Either it blasts you with heat, or freezes you out with cold."

Alan S., MD (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"It would not cool the car. Air conditioner didn't work properly and a Honda dealer said something about a new disk had to be installed. I have no idea how that would help..."

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Would not regulate temperature correctly. Cost to fix was around $600"

Jim H., CA (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"Gurgling sound and excessive fan noise coming from the climate system. Eventually diagnosed as stripped gear in the climate system after replacing blower"

Anonymous, MO (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The problem is with the cable that moves the air temp regulator"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Auto climate control works intermittently"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Temperature sensing unit failed"

Patrick O., VA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The control panel for the AC system did not work so I had it replaced. It worked again for a time but seems to not be able to switch from heat to cold. With summer here, it may be a problem. This is the main issue for all three selections I made"

Joaquin M., MD (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The control button came loose and we cannot select the settings for the rear of the vehicle"

Anonymous, MB (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"Fan was intermittent and had to be replaced"

Steven V., FL (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The blower failed to operate with the A/C in the auto mode but would respond to manually turning on the fan.. It was part of the whole climate control system. Honda dealer fixed it."

Anonymous, KS (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"At this point I had my choice of having air conditioning or heat, living in Az I chose having AC. It is too costly to repair it so that I would have both."

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The fans in front of the radiator failed, leading to several problems: the radiator overheated and blew up and the air conditioning did not cool properly unless I was driving fast. I had no idea a fan failure could lead to so much trouble. It was about $1,500 to repair the fans, radiator, etc."

Chris K., FL (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Failed resistor bank"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The two vents in the front middle of the dash no longer work"

Robert S., AZ (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Condenser

"Problem was a desiccant bag attached to the condenser, was original bag from 2004"

William A., FL (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Heater system

"heater is not working well; very expensive to fix"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"Heating temperature does not match the control temperatures. Turning the heat up resulted in smoking melting plastic parts in the upper event. I adjust how I use it to get the heat and cooling that I need. Still needs repair."

Anonymous, (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"wanted $1500 to fix the heating core - no heat all winter"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"Filler valves were leaking. Replaced filler valve cores and recharged system"

Hal S., SC (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Not worth the cost to fix"

Mark S., NC (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"I have tried to have the leak repaired by numerous repair shops and no one has been able to stop the leak."

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The AC system had to be re-charged with Freon."

Anonymous, (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"AC went out. Recharged - worked fine. A few months later is not working again"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"leaks in the rear section of the a/c. don't remember exact details"

Frank E., OH (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"Appears that the seal in the compressor is leaking refrigerant"

Mark S., NC (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Refrigerant leaked and had to be replaced"

John B., IL (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The casings on the air conditioner were cracked and needed to be replaced"

Fran F., CA (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Refrigerant line for air conditioning toward the back of the car had to be replaced"

B S., QC (2004 Honda Odyssey 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

Ball joints

"Needed new CV joint boot so cv joint replacement done"

Anonymous, KY (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Bushings

"The front bushings on my van have needed replacement every 2 years, for some reason. Perhaps, the dealer is cutting the rubber around them."

Harvey F., NY (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The lower control arm bushings were worn. Had the dealer replace them"

Steven S., MI (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"the bushings were damaged by the dealership and when replaced by an independent service station, the dealer ripped both of them when I returned to get the airbags serviced. I cannot afford to replace them, again. Huntington Honda sucks"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Sway bar bushings needed replacement - completely worn out"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Power steering leaks

"One of the hoses failed"

Anonymous, WI (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"leaking hose resulting in noise from lack of fluid and possible pump damage"

Gail W., WI (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"I've given up looking for the tell tale stain of oil or other car fluids under my car. There are too many competing liquids around here. So when turning the steering wheel caused an enormous wheezing groan to emerge from the wheel wells I thought the transmission might have given up the ghost. Turned out it was the power steering fluid tube leaking. That only cost $300 to fix. Anyway, until the steering linkage goes out completely. said my trusted mechanic. We know each other so well, we tell each other what our kids are up to. I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing..."

Marc E., PA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Leaks in two of the hoses, the most expensive being the one that runs along the oil pan. Also an O ring leak fixed."

Anonymous, NC (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Main pressure hose leaked. Possibly due to the fact that the wires on the pressure switch were broken ( know problem with these). Fix both myself"

Anonymous, MN (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"High pressure hydraulic hose developed a leak. Lack of hydraulic fluid in the system caused the pump to fail."

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Leak on power steering hose"

Anonymous, AB (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Pressurized Hose needed to be replaced. Oil seals needed to be replaced"

Mikel O., MN (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"They just wore out. I was not surprised given the age and mileage. I needed new tires. The old tires were close to worn out and had a bad wear pattern, which a attributed to the worn struts."

Steven I., IA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Struts and Shocks wear out around every 90k miles."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"All suspension components are worn out and need to be replaced. However this is simply due to age, not any inherent design flaw."

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"right front wheel made fwap fwap noise, and fell off. left front wheel made blup blup noise."

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"worn out, loose rattling"

Gail W., WI (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"Rear struts were bad, one leaking. Not suprising given age an duse of car. I had a bad experience at the Honda dealer in getting it fixed"

Richard C., NC (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"wear and tear of normal use"

Anonymous, MA (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Becoming worn, replaced as safety precaution"

Brennan S., NJ (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Worn out and needed replacing"

Anonymous, KS (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"replaced due to uneven tire wear"

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Front suspension had a clunking noise. First the bushings were replaced, noise continued and struts were replaced with KYB brand. Noise stopped, alignment held; problem solved. Approx. cost $1100"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"$1700"

Anonymous, AL (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"Leaky rear shocks replaced recently. The shock absorbers from the factory are very expensive and not of good quality. I have also been told that the front oleostruts are on the verge of leakage failure as well"

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Front control arm replaced with bushing"

Anonymous, IA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"Wore out"

Anonymous, MD (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"had to replace both sides of the front axles over $1000.00"

Anonymous, NC (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Tie rods

"Tie rods were loose, probably just from long-term wear"

Anonymous, OH (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Tire wear is uneven

"I continue to have uneven tire wear in the front even after replacing the tires. I have replaced numerous parts in the front suspension system over the past few years."

Joshua S., FL (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"I have spent thousands of dollars on the front end and the tires still wear unevenly."

Anonymous, IL (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"Had to replace rear wheel bearing as it had gone bad"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Both rear wheel bearings failed and had to be replaced for $70 each. I installed them myself, so I don't know labor costs"

Scott F., UT (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The wheel bearings are a weak link on this vehicle. I have had to replace them three times since the van was purchased"

Anonymous, FL (2004 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

12V power plug

"works but in such an awkward spot"

Phil J., BC (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"Pulled out of the console, exposing wires"

Jeffrey H., NE (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"Built in alarm turns on (in the middle of the night) in high humidity. The alarm auto engages if all doors are locked hence I do not lock doors anymore."

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Bad hood switch"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"Alarm activates at random for no apparent reason"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Body control module

"The motor that automatically shuts the rear passenger door only works in warm weather. When it is cold outside the door will not shut. Took it to a GM dealership and they wanted $1200 to replace the motor"

Anonymous, MN (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Short in wiring to automatic door opener"

Anonymous, WA (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Both front windows have gone out multiple times. The second time they went out we only fixed the driver's side, leaving the passenger unable to open"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Clock

"Works but lighting stopped working"

Anonymous, OH (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The backlight burned out and we cannot replace the light. We can only see the clock in daylight"

Anonymous, MN (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"night light for clock went out but too hard to change. Have to take out the whole dash"

Anonymous, WI (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"clock light went out"

Joe G., AZ (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"The light bulb is burned out and it can only be replaced by a dealer for $80 to $100"

Kathleen K., OR (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Clock doesn't light up at night"

Robert S., AZ (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Middle brake light works intermittently. Show up on dash."

Anonymous, OH (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"brake lights would not go off!!! Had to drive 300 miles with brake lights on in heavy traffic conditions. Had to use warning lights to indicate I was braking for heavy traffic slow downs on busy expressway"

Mary N., FL (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"center stop light went out"

Joe G., AZ (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)
Gauges

"The "D" light for drive no longer lights up when shifted to this position"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Headlights

"I've had to replace my headlights every 3-4 months since I bought the van brand new in 2004. The fog lights stopped working after one year and I was told they weren't' covered by the standard or extended warranty"

David H., GA (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"lens yellow and reduce effectiveness of headlights"

Phil J., BC (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"Low beam headlights go out when switching to High Beams leaving the area dark just a head of the vehicle. complained to the National Highway Safety Group of our Government and that was that. Nothing done and they said not a safety issue"

R D., NV (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"headlights fogged reducing light emission"

Anonymous, IN (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)
Interior lights

"Some of the dash lights have failed and the replacements are not LED"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Most of interior lights do not work. Number of dash board lights are also nonfunctioning"

Joseph W., MN (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Dash/console bulbs keep failing"

Christine D., WA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Dash lights burn out frequently. I have actually disassembled the instrument panel to replace bulbs"

Anonymous, OH (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"All of the interior lights have failed. I checked with Honda and it is either of two boards each costing 200-300 each,"

Joseph W., MN (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Some in-dash instrument lights and clock light failed"

Anonymous, MD (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Keyless entry

"Keyless entry stopped working. Repaired switch in door but it didn't fix the problem. I think the problem is part of the vehicle's computer. The problem is not resolved. I open the car using the key."

Anonymous, (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Lock mechanism on driver sliding door failed, causing the keyless entry system to fail on the sliding door"

Anonymous, GA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Keyless entry opens doors on it's own. Have locked up car and came back to find the side doors open. Sometimes when driving you will hear the side compartment doors clicking in an attempt to open"

Anonymous, AL (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"Rear hatch does not always unlock with power system. Often have to use key to unlock it"

Anonymous, OH (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Warning lights

"new bulb needed"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

"Probably mischaracterized on a previous screen. This was just a failed wiper blade, which became a procurement issue requiring a special order, with a long delay."

Anonymous, (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The motor on the rear wiper failed"

Anonymous, OH (2004 Honda Odyssey 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

Air or water leaks

"The rubber roof moldings trap moisture and caused the metal to rust beneath them."

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"leaks water during heavy rain, cannot find where it is coming from"

Richard B., MD (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced leaking water pump"

Anonymous, LA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Seal wore out and lost all the water in the radiator. Good think I was driving and was in town - could have burned up the engine if my wife had been driving and/or out of town"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Odyssey)

"had car repainted. driver's window switch failed. window repaired, but it leaks air at highway speeds around door handle & window switch & is noisier than before. dealer claims nothing wrong. i think it's missing insulation/sealant"

Anonymous, SC (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Head gasket leaking"

Anonymous, UT (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Windshield water leak"

Gordon C., WA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Radiator had a small crack and needed to be replaced"

Fran F., CA (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"I have had multiple body leaks in my van recently. I am dealing with another one right now. I realize that my van is now 13 years old but my other Hondas have not the leaking problems that I am experiencing with this vehicle"

Anonymous, OR (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The two roof channels have rusted at the windshield allowing water to leak into the cabin"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"windshield water leak"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"We have had issues with heavy rain downpours causing water to get into the car, probably from a leak in the front windshield seal. I had a body shop try to repair it but the repair was not successful."

Fran F., CA (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"I have a leak above my drivers window, that makes a section of the head liner wet and drippy. It has been sealed again and again and does not stop. Somehow when it rains, water gets into my seatbelt holder. 1/2 of my seat belt will get dripping wet. I have to stretch the belt to the passenger sides arm rest when I am not driving to keep it dry. The passenger side back window leaks around the top, and gets the big sill wet during the rain. My passenger side tail light casing fills up about 1/4 way with water."

Anonymous, WA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Water leaking into car around front windshield"

Michael T., NY (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Windshield seal leaks water"

Gordon C., WA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"When I go over a big bump, the car's horn makes noise."

Anonymous, VA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The noise was from the climate controlled system. I had it fixed. Other note, I was disappointed that I had to replace the engine mounts when the car was under 50k miles, but not under warranty. I did not know where to put this problem."

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"May be idler arms. Unsure as of this survey"

Anonymous, OH (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Brake calipers rattle. Both sliding side doors rattle when closed."

Ronald A., CA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Noise associated with vent fan operation. Various rattles in cabin"

Paul M., TX (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The car has a lot of squeaks and rattles that have gotten louder within the last year or two. The fold up tray between the front two seats is noticeably squeaky all the time since we bought the vehicle"

David S., CA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"loose bumper and guards producing scraping noise"

Michael T., NY (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"lots of squeaks and road noise"

Richard B., MD (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"loose shield around catalytic converter"

Anonymous, WI (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The Odyssey has a lot if squeaks and rattles in general. It makes a lot of noise when driving on all but the smoothest roads"

Phillip K., IL (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Persistent rattles from the front brake calipers when driving on well worn paving surfaces. Rattling stops when braking or putting light pressure on brake pedal"

Ron A., CA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Although steering and suspension have checked out okay, there is still quite a bit of rattles and squeaks coming from below the car and also in back. The car is generally noisy to drive, making it wearing for long trips"

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission noises, rattling while accelerating has been persistent for over a year. Several maintenance visits have determined no immediate fault other than a line, however noise and occasional jerking continues to be worrisome"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

"Rubber seal needs replacement."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"wind and road noise interfere with music or conversation."

Anonymous, OR (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The weather strip in the driver side door is worn out"

Jagdeep S., CA (2004 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

Antilock system (ABS)

"I've already provided."

John L., CA (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Sensor went bad"

Anonymous, OH (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)
Calipers

"Front calipers and need to be replaced. Rear calipers and rotors already replaced two years ago. The piston is staying pushed out"

Anonymous, WA (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"2004 Odysseys are known for a deficiency in front brake calipers that results in rattle noise due to excessive wear/clearance in the caliper pin-to-bushing assembly. Repair with new parts would cost over $900"

Anonymous, AL (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Calipers froze and damaged rotor"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)
Master cylinder

"Braking hard one day, the master cylinder leaked badly internally, causing the pedal to fall quickly to the floor when engaged. Replacing the master cylinder"

Jim M., GA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

""Soft" feeling on brake pedal noticed; investigated and found very low brake fluid level. This occurred away from home. Bought replacement brake fluid but just carried in car until returned home. Took car to local Honda service. Front and rear brake pads and rotors replaced. No further problems since."

Anonymous, (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Vehicle starts to shimmy when I press on brake. I can tell it needs new brakes."

John L., CA (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"rear brake pads needed to be replaced along with the machining of the rotors. I supplied all the parts"

R H., MD (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced disc calipers. Rotors OK"

Leonard H., OH (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced brake pads"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"The entire rear dust shield rusted off. rusted to pieces and hanging there loose to make noise by scrubbing on the rotor. The rear brakes lasted for ~80k miles. Rear brakes suppose to last much longer due to the fact that 90% brake force in front"

Anonymous, OH (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The brakes were replaced 20,000 miles prior to this brake service. Seems unusually low miles between brake changes"

Steven V., FL (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Pulsation or vibration

"transmission shudders"

John G., MI (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"currently car vibrates in acceleration between 30-45 mph."

David W., OK (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors had to be turned and brake pads replaced. Lots of vibration."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The brakes began vibrating when applied. We had had the rotors and pads replaced and the problem started after about 6 months. We took the vehicle back to the garage who had done the work and they covered it under their warranty."

Anonymous, VA (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Bought used. Brakes pulled since purchase. Immediately brought to Honda dealer where they said "yes this is common on odyssey's" and he might have said Honda in general to but I can't be sure of that. He also said that it's perfectly safe to drive just annoying and disconcerting."

Anonymous, WA (2004 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"Pulling to the right when I apply brakes. Vehicle in the shop today because of problem. Shop says the brakes are still good but will make an adjustment .Also having wheel alignment and struts and shocks installed. Shocks an struts are under warranty."

John L., CA (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Rotor was warped"

Anonymous, UT (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"warped"

G D., TX (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"warped front rotors, needed turning to stop brake pulsation. Now rears have minor problem with same and have not fixed yet"

Anonymous, KY (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors needed repairs"

Anonymous, NM (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace two front brake rotors before 90K miles"

Patrick O., VA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"the front rotors warp if you blow on them. Same thing happened on my Acura. A downhill with too much speed and they were warped. ONly way around it is the absolute best front rotors you can buy. only way to fix it on both"

Phil J., BC (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"replaced rotors, pads and calipers"

John B., IL (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Squeaking

"this vehicle just squeaks going down the road when it is rough and potholes"

David W., OK (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"squeaking while making sharp or wide turns"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"I had to replace the shield as it was rubbing against the rotors when I turned left"

Ed G., OH (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Brake pads prematurely worn down causing brakes to squeak"

Steven V., FL (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"This was the second time in 4 years that the clutch was rebuilt and then replaced"

Anonymous, NH (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Torque converter

"wARNING LIGHT C"

R Z., TX (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Torque convertor was replaced 75,000 miles ago and no problems since. Done under warranty and I have added additional transmission cooler and change the transmission fluid every 30,000 miles"

Anonymous, KY (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Torque converter slips during shifting. Service requires regular (annual) replacement of transmission fluid and additive"

Anonymous, MN (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Wasn't expected, but previous owner did tow a camper"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission stopped shifting out of first then locked and couldn't be driven."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"To fix the linkage issue, the transmission had to be opened up. It made sense to rebuild the transmission at the same time because I planned to keep the van much longer. I advise replacing the rear main seal at the same time."

Anonymous, (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission is weak spot for this vehicle. I knew this when I bought it used several years ago. It lasted 200,000 miles before failing. This is OK."

Anonymous, SC (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission started slipping. Had it replaced."

Anonymous, (2004 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission started missing causing vehicle to come to a complete stop. Had to call a tow truck to pull me to a repair station. As it turns out I needed a rebuilt transmission. So I had one installed."

John L., CA (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"We has no signs that the transmission was failing; it was very sudden. We bought a used transmission online and had it installed locally. It was installed incorrectly and we made a long trip and started having problems. The error was fixed by a Honda"

Amy C., NY (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The failure of the transmission is common in this model"

Jonathan S., PA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission total failure. This was the second time"

Anonymous, GA (2004 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission started to fail on a trip out of state to visit family. Ended up having to put in a rebuilt transmission for close to $4000 dollars. A very expensive fix!"

Anonymous, ID (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Failed after 37,000. Was replaced"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Stopped working (melted) so we had it rebuilt"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission failed and locked up. Cost thoUSnds to replace"

Anonymous, AL (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission was rebuilt but has continued to be an issue especially in cold weather. It continues to change gears very roughly until it is completely warmed up (after it's on the road a while.) Our other vehicles do not operate this way"

Anonymous, KS (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission failed today. 266,000 miles, we were lucky with the problems with Honda transmissions. Car is only worth 1500.00 dollars (working) and does not make sense to spend 3-5,000.00 to repair so we will junk car"

Anonymous, GA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The transmission started to slip suddenly and severely. I drove it 1 1/2 miles to the dealer immediately. They told me the transmission had failed and would need a replacement. I argued with Honda America about the transmission as my sister had a"

Anonymous, MA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"car had 65k mileage & dealer said that the transmission was slipping. had a trip scheduled thru the smokie mts so i had it rebuilt before the trip. i felt this was a premature aging of transmission"

Anonymous, SC (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission totally failed at 109000 miles"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"My mechanic had to order 3 transm.issions before he finally got one that was correctly built. Since the transmission was replaced, the van has worked well. We have been VERY pleased with this vehicle since 2004 and will buy another Honda Odyssey van"

Mark S., GA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rough shifting, installed rebuilt tranny, solved problem"

Anonymous, WA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Computer Analysis messed up. First it said I needed 1 new solenoid (out of 4). I got that replaced. Then the computer said another needed replacement. Got all 4 done. Then a wire replaced. Finally found the transmission was gone. Frustrated"

Anonymous, MI (2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission went out and we decided to have it rebuilt and continue driving the van"

Erin G., MO (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The clutches were not functioning and the gearbox had to be rebuilt"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rough shifting and performance issues. Diagnosed as transmission wear and resolved by new transmission"

Jonathan S., PA (2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The transmission died on the highway. It had been having rough gear changes. It costs more to replace than the van is worth, so we bought another 2004 Odyssey and now use this one for parts"

Anonymous, NC (2004 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

Gear selector or linkage

"Shift lever action was suddenly easy. There was little feedback as to the position when shifting. The dash indicator still worked."

Anonymous,