The Honda Odyssey is a well-rounded vehicle whose engine and transmission work well together. Handling is agile, secure and aided by a standard electronic stability control. The interior is crafted nicely and is versatile with a split-folding third-row seat. Road noise is somewhat pronounced.
Alerts
There are 9 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

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

Owner Reports

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

The Honda Odyssey is a well-rounded vehicle whose engine and transmission work well together. Handling is agile, secure and aided by a standard electronic stability control. The interior is crafted nicely and is versatile with a split-folding third-row seat. Road noise is somewhat pronounced.

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

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

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Body Styles
minivan
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.5-liter V6 (255 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2005 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

"Pulling to the right"

Charles S., CT (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Non-honda shops have told me the rear alignment is at the stops and can't be aligned any further. Replaced some sort of rods back there and now is OK"

Anonymous, NH (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"some parts were seized and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MB (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"CV boot failure"

Alex F., FL (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Ball joints

"Front lower ball joints fail after 100-125K miles. Replaced 4 to date. Expensive as entire control arm must be replaced. Found a mechanic that will pound in just a new ball joint. Have seen no difference in longevity or tire wear with this approach"

David B., NY (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Dealer said bottom left was worn but there is no problem with drivability and it has not been replaced. Dealer may be trying to generate business. Will get second opinion"

George R., ON (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Both CV axels, ball joints and tie rods were completely worn out at 140,000 miles"

Anonymous, AL (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"needed replacing"

Anonymous, MB (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Wearing out at 200,000 miles. To be expected, surprised they lasted so long"

Jeffrey H., MO (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Leak developed in power steering and has not responded to Stop Leak"

Raymond S., LA (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"had to replace the power steering reservoir and the power steering pump is making noise but still works for now"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Slow leak led to replacement of power steering pump; not cheap!"

Robert S., IL (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Common issue with old-style inlet o-ring and pump reservoir. Exchanged with newer parts (DIY) to address the issue. Symptoms and power steering "whine", especially during cold days"

Anonymous, TN (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Pump failed"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Failed pump was replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"We are on our third power steering pump with a vehicle less than 100,000 miles. Unit was replaced and working fine at the moment"

Brad J., MS (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"We just replaced the power steering high pressure hose"

Laura W., IL (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Power steering pump had to be replaced"

Scott H., TX (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"the oil pump seal was leaking and needed to be replaced. Cost was $1,374.17"

Gerard G., FL (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Power steering pump replaced under recall--no power at low rpms. Replacement failed within first year. Required new rack and pinion in addition to 3rd pump to fix. Have fingers crossed that this will last awhile"

John M., UT (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Needed to replace steering pump and hose. No big deal. Just normal wear and tear for a 10-year-old car that we love"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Power steering pump went out,gradually"

D S., TN (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The power steering is a bit hard moving from one side to the other"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Just after purchasing the vehicle the power steering makes this annoying noise every time one turns the steering wheel. Honda eventually replaced some part of the system. Only to have it return a year ago. Honda doesn't want to do anything"

Anonymous, IN (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Was told that leak was from the hose, and had it changed. leak persisted until rack and pinion was also replaced"

Anonymous, QC (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Have had power steering pump replaced THREE times since car purchase. Completely unacceptable"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"power steering unit failed and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"A hose or pipe failed last winter just after starting the vehicle in the morning. All the power steering fluid ended up on the driveway and I had to have the vehicle taken to the shop on a flatbed truck. Cost $288 for tow and to fix the problem"

Anonymous, MN (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"It is a known problem where the power steering goes out at low speed. My understanding is it costs over $1,000 to fix"

Anonymous, OR (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced power steering pump for second time"

Anonymous, TN (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"power steering pump failed"

Anonymous, LA (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"It was leaking and needed to be replaced. Lots of groaning noise steering and slow speeds"

June W., CA (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"Took it in for the 100,000 mile maintenance and they also found the front motor mounts were leaking, the struts were damaged, and I think a tie/stabilizer bar was broken, and the support thing it rests on was cracked. I drive over really bad roads"

Anonymous, WI (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Needed to be replaced"

Sherry E., IL (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"struts needed replaced"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"brake failure pads and rotors"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"struts were worn out and replaced"

David E., NM (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Since the car was new we have heard loud knocks in the front drivers side strut. Honda said to replace both struts, and that did not fix the problem. Took it to an independent mechanic and he diagnosed the issue was with the strut mount, which by the"

Jon W., CA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace for the first time"

Anonymous, IA (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The struts were replaced 2 years ago. No problem since"

George R., ON (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"strut plate cracked cracked after 203000 miles"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Time to replaces struts and shocks due to bad ride"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Struts had to be replaced but also something for stabilizing. The latter I didn't do because it was too expensive"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Just plain wore out the 3rd pair after 175K miles, not bad IMHO"

Anonymous, CO (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Recurring problem"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Issues with power steering over the years. Numerous components replaced. Now rack is leaking requiring $1,500 replacement"

Jay K., OH (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The steering gearbox leeking,no parts available for 1 month. drove 1800 miles adding fluid every 200 miles. Honda dealer fixed it for $1400 when parts arrived"

Anonymous, WI (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"car was leaking power steering fluid and rack and pinion needed replacing. was expensive"

Anonymous, QC (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"Steering wheel vibration has always existed and has gotten worse, almost unbearable. PAX wheels are probably the cause. PAX system is absolutely the worse thing Honda has ever put on one of their vehicles - we've owned 6 Hondas"

Anonymous, SC (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Required replacing the Left Axle assembly to stop a severe vibration when accelerating. Mechanics cannot diagnose problem by inspecting the axle. Only experience tell them the probability of the vibration results from a bad axle"

Robert F., CA (2005 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"rapid steering wheel vibration at speeds above 65 mph"

Hannu M., TX (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Repeated failure of tie rods"

Howard G., TX (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"front end shakes when accelerating and braking. does not happen all the time and is not usually very bad but sometimes it shakes the whole car"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"steering wheel vibrates when going over 50 miles per hour"

Carol S., CA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Steering wheel wooble at higher speeds, especially around 60 mph on rougher roads. May be a problem caused by wheel imbalance or loose alignment, which I've had adjusted a couple of times"

Anonymous, LA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"after having front aligned it continues to shake and have unevent tire whear"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Has been looked at twice> Tires checked and were balanced. Can't remember what actual cause was but only partially fixed"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Loud clicking noise when slowly going over bump or dip, mostly in reverse"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Worn and dangerous. Needed to be replaced"

T M., WI (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Again, just wore out the 2nd set after 175K miles, but the brake shop (Brakes Plus) replaced 'em for free (plus labor, of course), so it pays to keep a copy of the repairs performed and go back to the same repair shop"

Anonymous, CO (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Required replacement at 200,000 miles. To be expected, surprised they lasted so long"

Jeffrey H., MO (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Michelin run flat tires are terrible. They last less than 30000 miles and are extremely expensive. We were not made aware of this when we purchased the vehicle. We have paid for a third of another vehicle with the money we have spent replacing these"

Robert N., MD (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Run flat tires on Touring model are difficult to keep aligned and balanced resulting in premature wear. Replacement is difficult and expensive as many dealers or independent tire stores do not maintain the necessary mount/demount equipment. A flat"

Clayton C., AL (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Tire wear in front is substantially more than in the rear. Odyssey really chews up tires, rarely can I go more than one year without complete replacement of all tires"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Tires have gone out of alignment twice, resulting in uneven tire wear"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Wheels seem to get out of alignment much sooner that previous cars I have owned"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Wheel bearings on both sides of the front failed within the last 2 years"

Anonymous, TX (2005 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

"Compressor went at 90000"

Gary C., PA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Compressor quit and was replaced"

Anonymous, TN (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"What's to describe? Compressor failed and had to be replaced at a significant charge"

Douglas N., NH (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Died in the middle of drive through CA Central Valley during 108-degree temperatures"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Had to spent $900 to replace the entire A/C system. This actually happened at about 65,000 mi, so not in the last year, but I haven't done this survey in a few years"

Cynthia M., CA (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"System failed and was replaced"

John F., WI (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"A/C failed twice due to a faulty alternator. 2nd time was fixed under warranty. Failure occured after 2 weeks. Alternator was replaced"

Douglas S., NC (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The compressor had to be replaced and I think the compressor should last at least 10 years. Every other car I have ever had in my life the compressor has lasted at least 10 years"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The A/C compressor just wore out after 136,000 miles, most of it in hot Florida weather. I have never had an A/C last this long. Kudos to Honda quality!"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"I HAVE HAD TWO AC COMPRESSORS PUT INSTALLED"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"AC HEAT EXCHANGE RADIATOR, AC COMPRESSOR. OVER APERIOD OF SEVERAL YEARS"

James L., AZ (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Purchased a new compressor, then it went bad and had to be replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"slow failure. finally good after replacement"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"It failed and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Replacement cost was about $1400"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"car was not cooling properly"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"not cooling"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"A/C stopped working over the winter of 2015. Service people said it needed recharging. It had failed again within about 5 days. It's either a bad leak or the compressor"

Wallace H., MD (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Failed"

Ken T., CA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Does not work"

Jeff M., ON (2005 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Compressor failed. Cost over $1000 to replace"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Our A/C stopped working and needed to be serviced"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced compressor. Also $2000.00"

Danny D., FL (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"AC stopped cooling the compressor had failed"

Lester L., PA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"No color air, blows only warm air"

Mohamed A., TX (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Has to be recharged every summer to have it cool properly"

Martha B., MO (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The clutch on the compressor was failing. Decided to replace entire compressor rather than just the clutch"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"it failed and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The a/c compressor clutch failed so it stopped working, another time the relay on it failed and caused the battery to drain completely so it wouldn't start"

K H., CA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The reliability of this car is a huge disappointment"

Brent L., OR (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Air conditioning system failed and required replacement of the compressor/evaporator costing around two thousand dollars"

Mario P., FL (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"I have replaced the air conditioning system once after 7 years and now it is gone again am not sure I want to spend another$ 900.00"

Jim C., ON (2005 Honda Odyssey)

"Some time when AC is turned on, heat is blown from the driver's side vent. The AC has to be turned all the way down before the vent switches to cold air"

Stephen M., NC (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Gear box that controls the cabin temperature make growling/grinding noise. This box is found above the gas pedal and has a cable that runs into the engine compartment to control a valve"

Jeffrey S., PA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"I blower would go out intermittently and it might be out for 2/3 outings before coming back. Been doing that for 2+ years"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Doors on fan weren't opening. Had to replace blower"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"1 Fan broke in 2010. Impossible to find replacement due to popular repair"

Tracy F., NY (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The blower fan was replaced and the repair was successful"

Eric H., FL (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Condenser failed, and coolant lines had to be replaced in entire van. Coolant lines were corroded/leaking"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"After compressor went bad, then next to go was the condensor. I believe it was the 2nd time for this component as well, but it wasn't covered by warranty"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Second time that the condenser has had to be replaced"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"This was replaced with the compressor"

Lester L., PA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"slowly stopped cooling...this was covered by warranty"

K C., KS (2005 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)
Electrical failure

"Rear passenger-side electric motor that opens/closes door failed. Another BIG expense to replace"

Douglas N., NH (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rocks, road debris punctured evaporator"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Serious problems with mixer box doors/controls. Expensive repairs"

Anonymous, HI (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Uneven heating driver side vs. passenger side even when thermostat is set the same. Passenger side uncomfortably hot!"

M G., CA (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"Hose to rear AC unit failed / leaked. This is the second time"

Brian M., NY (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Turned out a valve had a fracture in it, and coolant was leaking, causing the driver's side AC to be hot. I found the break myself and had it repaired"

Anonymous, TN (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Lines leaked. Mechanic performed smoke test, located leaks, made repairs, and installed coolant"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Over 10 years, the van lost coolant (no surprise)!"

Dean M., FL (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"both the high & low service valves leaking requiring both lines to be replaced at a cost of $508"

Alan Z., AZ (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"2 recharges in 12 months. leak location still not ID'd"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"It happens 2 years in a row; 500$ each time"

Anonymous, QC (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rear AC lines corroded and leaked. Replaced--real expensive, over $1000"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The leaks were fixed once a number of years ago & not on warranty, the same thing has happened again. The tubing for the air conditioning system running under the car rusts out, because of bad design placement"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Driver side would not cool down. Found leak in coolant hoses running under vehicle. Replaced both lines even though only one was found bad"

Adam B., AZ (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Inside vehicle mist not removed by air conditioner"

R D., BC (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 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

"Sliding doors have not always opened all the way; left door has stopped working"

Bret B., CA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Passenger sliding door jams up. Has been to the dealer twice and supposedly fixed twice. So far over $300 in repairs. And in less than 500 miles, it's not working, again"

George K., TX (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"2nd row sliding door mechanism failure - $1500 repair"

Ann K., PA (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Both sliding fail to completely close and stay unlatched"

William S., NY (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"One of the sliding doors jumped out of its track and would not close"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"had to replace parts, but the automatic opener still doesn't work"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The sliding door on the left side which gets the most use will occasionally get stuck on this trim level the sliding door is manually controlled"

Richard C., NY (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Automatic sliding door no longer opens fully"

David W., FL (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Sliding doors have been a chronic problem since new. They loose their "homing" and need to be reset or they refuse to open or close. Gaskets have also been replaced and refitted every couple of years"

Mark V., NC (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Back sliding doors suck. Have had to get them fixed several times. Otherwise, this is a rock solid car"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Rear latch in drivers side door would not operate and door was stuck shut. Turns out that the tabs on the end of the cable on the end near the latch had come off. Thus when actuating the door, the latch would not release and the door would not open"

Jon W., CA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"doors don't close completely without multiple slamming"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Both driver and passenger side power sliding door closer motors failed. Dealer would have to replace 3 control junction boxes and 2 closer motors with an estimated repair bill of $2300"

Anonymous, WV (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The passenger side sliding door sensor fails intermittently causing the door alarm to sound until turned off"

Duane P., TX (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The R passenger sliding door suddenly decided to not close. This kept the door alarm signal on the entire ride home open or closed. We had to manually try to close the door 3 times and it almost felt like something was in the way. This is 2nd time a"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"One side door does not open at all. The other side door will not latch properly in the cold and must be held closed with a bungee cord"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Moldings warn out and caught in door"

Anonymous, RI (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"typical worn out door rollers on both sliding doors"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Driver side rear sliding door power lock actuator has failed. Door must be manually locked/unlocked"

Ernest G., TX (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Car wash in winter, was cold, some water got through seals?!this is my guess, I did not had such problem before. Did some internet search and found a solution: go to heated garage and lots of lubricant and opening and closing door and loosen bolts"

Adrian G., QC (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Sliding door hinges failed. gasket at floor of sliding door tore"

Karl H., WI (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The bearing for the siding doors wear out and the tension snaps the cables. Very costly to repair"

M D., ON (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"sliding doors needed parts replaced and code cleared. did work myself"

Ken P., NY (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Our sliding doors stopped opening due to a failure of the rollers. Those were replaced but then the doors would not latch properly, repeatedly draining the battery. Rollers replaced again but did not fix latching issue. WD40 and web tutorial worked"

Rebecca W., IL (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Passenger sliding door would not open automatically. Something in the pulley assembly needed to be replaced"

Adam B., AZ (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"I've had to replace both the rollers in both my sliding doors"

Jonathan L., BC (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"both sliding doors refused to open (happened at different times)"

Paul S., FL (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Very difficult to close sliding doors"

Jeff M., ON (2005 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Left sliding door no longer opens or closes, either with the switch or the handle. The right door leaks air and is extremely noisy"

Garland M., NC (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Passenger side power sliding door quit working. The driver side power sliding door quit working a few years ago and was repaired"

Jim K., TX (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The automatic sliding door would have a false detection of something in the track, and not close unless someone was guiding it. The repair corrected it"

Scott C., IN (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Left rear sliding passenger door does not work at all"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Both Power Sliding doors have intermittent, but frequent and ongoing, issues with opening or closing only partially and then either stopping or reversing direction"

Jim C., NC (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Power sliding door on right side no longer works; can still be operated manually IF the power sliding door system is turned off. Which means left sliding door must also be operated manually. A nuisance rather than a major problem; not a safety issue. Haven't repaired due to cost"

B S., CA (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The automatic doors have gotten very noisy and no longer glide properly on the rails. They will begin closing fine, but about halfway they will suddenly stop or jerk backward, as if they sensed something in the way. It requires forced closing to get it past that point so it will close; or sometimes, stopping the door halfway with the inside handle, then restarting it, will make it close properly"

Susannah C., IL (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"One sliding door does not open and close due to electronics circuit"

Anonymous, CO (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Sliding door not functioning when using assist function to open/close, repair cost estimated at $800 for motor. If battery is disconnected and reconnected, door will work properly one time only. Must turn off door assist function in order to open/close the door, and then door is very very difficult to open/close"

Carla T., AZ (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Heated or cooled seat controls

"Driver's heated seat failed - had to replace heating elements"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Locks and latches

"Sliding doors difficult to slide and will not close and latch"

William S., NY (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The drivers door interior handle broke, we could not open the car from the inside. We had to roll down window to get out on drivers side"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The lock on one of the rear sliding doors has malfunctioned"

Anonymous, AL (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Neither sliding door would latch due to seized component; van constantly tried to lock doors and left us stranded with dead battery so often we bought a jump pack and stopped driving it"

Rebecca W., IL (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The doors will no longer lock electronically; I have to manually walk around to all the doors to lock them from the inside. It doesn't matter if I'm using the keyfob or the driver's side lock switches. Unlocking works fine, however"

Susannah C., IL (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The sensors that cause the beeping alarm to go off kept being triggered randomly and couldn't get it to stay off. Spent money to just try things and eventually had to replace hood latch"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Sunroof

"Sunroof drainage tube failure allowing leaks into cabin - $300+ repair"

Ann K., PA (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"taillight seals failed and water collected in tailgate, had to be repaired twice"

Paul U., PA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Read hatch door lifts fail to keep the door open. It comes down some and you hit your head. They've been replaced once already. Mechanic says they have a reputation for failure no matter how often replaced"

George K., TX (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Seal failed to age around the hatch which caused water to fill the hatch"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Air suspension for the tailgate no longer works"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"tail gate will not rise especially in the cold weather"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Driver's side window wnt down, wouldn't go up"

Peggy C., NY (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

"It was at 98000 miles and the belt tensioner bearing just went. Of course the timing belt needed to be done too at 100000"

Gary C., PA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"(idler) pulley broke off"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Engine light kept coming on. Installed 1 new catalytic converter, still came on & went out a few times. Mechanic believes it is a bad sensor"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

"Supposedly, a spark plug backed out and was arcing. Dealer service said that replacing plugs was part of scheduled maintenance that should have been done earlier, maybe 15000 miles earlier. Never had plug back out in any vehicle before"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"This car has the 3-cylinder cutout feature to reduce gas mileage. The engine has started to lug at 45 mpg consistently"

Garland M., NC (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Engine mounts

"All 3 mounts broken, expensive to replace"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The engine was making a lot of noise and vibration and it turned out to be an hydraulic motor mount failed. The replacement mount was very expensive to replace"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Had to have 4 engine mounts replaced. Two of them had severe failures, the other two had only cracks"

Anonymous, WI (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Engine mounts need replacing. Cost about $2000. Did not replace. Engine vibrates, but apparently not a safety issue"

Eric W., OH (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"All 3 engine mounts have failed on this car starting at about 50000 miles. Seems to be a design problem as I've been told it's very common. No recalls ever provided"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Two of the engine mounts had failed and needed replacement"

James T., PA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Engine mounts have a bulletin issued for leaks to fluid in them. Honda refused to help with the $800 cost of replacing them even though this is a widely reported problem. It's been a hassle to keep this vehicle on the road from the start"

Mark V., NC (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Rear engine mount has gone bad. It's a $500 part. Without it, when the engine goes into ECO mode, the vehicle experiences annoying vibration"

Charles L., GA (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Electronic engine mounts stop working resulting in noticeable vibration in the cabin. These are expensive and cost me $2K to replace at an independent shop"

Jason N., TX (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"front of car felt like it was crashing when hitting bumps and I thought it was front shocks only to find out it was engine mounts. Cost me $850 to repair"

Scott S., NC (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"I had two cracked engine mounts but no recollection as to how it may have happened, Engine mounts are not something I would expect to wear out over time"

Jeffrey T., PA (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"One of the engine mounts failed and needed to be replaced. It was expensive because of the computerized nature of these mounts"

Anonymous, ID (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Mounts are electronic and very expensive - failure of one caused failure of additional mount required replacement of all mounts - over $1,500"

Clayton C., AL (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The front and right engine mount required replacement"

Anonymous, MO (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Mounts deteriorated sooner than one would expect. Very dissapointing"

Anonymous, TN (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"I have replace two of these engine mounts and now have two more to replace and they want over 1000 bucks for each. they are a RIP OFF"

Richard M., CO (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"I needed to replace 3 or 4 engine mounts at several hundred dollars each. My car dealer son-in-law said that sounded way too high. I put that off until I really needed it. This appears to be a regular problem with Hondas or Odysseys. Very costly"

Dave P., MI (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"All three engine mounts failed this year"

Jeffrey B., NC (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"We discovered that rough engine and engine vibration were caused by worn engine mounts. Three mounts support the engine and two support the transmission. Each is a painfully expensive part, and each is violently difficult to access for replacement. We simply deal with the issue"

Tim A., NC (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"It is rediculous to have the edngine run on three cylinders to save gas, yet vibrate so hard that the engine mounts fail, a repair that costs much more than the gasoline savings!"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Rear hydraulic mount failed, Honda paid for it although car was out of warranty"

Thomas E., CA (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Electronically controlled engine mounts failed. Parts are $1000 without labor"

Chris L., MN (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"When I bought the car in 2012, used, 3 mounts were replaced at a Honda dealer. Again had to be replaced last year"

Carla T., AZ (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Fuel leaks

"Fuel pump issue under recall"

Kevin M., MA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Indicator light for gas cap problem kept coming on. Replaced time belt along with problem with air conditioning belt"

Wayne F., BC (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Factory recall and repair"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Gas leak from the tank area when full and parked on an incline"

Jeffrey S., PA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Oil leaked from two different places"

Anonymous, TN (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Told by Honda dealer the oil pump gasket is leaking and it is customary to change the oil pump at the same time as the gasket. Brought to a private garage and they cleaned the area and thought it was not a leak and ask me to bring it back in 30 days"

Anonymous, CT (2005 Honda Odyssey)

"The axle boots were leaking, but the car has high mileage so this is not surprising"

Jeffrey T., PA (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Small leaks, but enough to leave marks on concrete driveway. Eventually corrected by local shop"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Started leaking oil from the passenger side of the engine"

Anonymous, MN (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace rear main seal"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Has had this problem for a couple years. Was told may need new engine. Seems that this problem should not occur on a Honda of this age"

Anonymous, MN (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Difficult to fill up gas tank

"When filling up the pump clicks off with 5+ gallons remaining in the tank. About 80 miles. It takes forever to get the last 5 gallons in the tank. The pump pumps so fast it causes spills. Either fix the tank or slow down the gas pump. The tank should fill to capacity without the need for a 5 gallon topping off"

Anonymous, KY (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

"Panels in the next to bumper and in front of wheel wells would come loose"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Wind dam under front end damaged while parking, replaced and came off again. Wheel well lining rt front also separated from fender"

John M., UT (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Exterior and bottom trim falling off the car"

Howard G., TX (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Door trims fall off"

Floyd R., CO (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Front bumper cover has become detached on the sides"

Jim K., TX (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The plastic trim under the engine is falling apart"

J H., LA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The plastic fascias in front and back are detaching from the car body"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The bumpers has always had a problem with the clips and it falling off on one side. It was not hit or we did not hit anything with it. It seems to be designed poorly"

Bret L., PA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Bumper tabs don't hold bumper sides on"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The two front fenders became separated from the other sections and had to be reattached. The front plastic sections are very easily damaged. They need to be made of stronger material"

Eric H., FL (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The rubber interior sliding door molding near the floorboard continues to become bent and damaged resulting in replacement"

Jason N., TX (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Gasket on body (passenger side) by rear door tore loose"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"The was a recall on the paint for our blue minivan. However, the paint job is already starting to fade. Some top surfaces were missing in the recall repaint and have started to flake off"

Bret B., CA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"TOP OF VAN HAS FADED AS WELL AS THE REAR TOP OF THE HATCH. STRIPPING WAS NOT INSTALLED CORRECTLY. WENT TO HONDA AND VOWED NEVER TO RETURN TO THIS DEALERSHIP AGAIN"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Paint is peeling off of hood"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Paint is peeling off in large sheets"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Paint is flaking away - peeling and rusting - around the wheel wells"

Anonymous, OR (2005 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"In the south Florida sun the clearcoat is dissolving"

David W., FL (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"My car had a paint recall and the dealership dealt with the paint that was falling off twice. On the third time, they said my car was too old, too many miles and so I have large patches with no paint"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Blue paint on 2005 Odysseys peels off. It's a primer issue from the factory"

M D., ON (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"General paint failure in multiple areas of the car. No warrantee. I am touching up with after market spray paint"

Gary H., CO (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Metallic Blue. Honda did offer warranty repainting, focusing on horizontal (flat surfaces). Quality of repairs has been very poor and large sections of paint along rooflines, doors, etc. are continuing to peel and flake. Will continue to seek satisfaction thru the repair shops warranty"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Finish paint peeled off sliding door following a repainting under warrantee. The color is dark blue. Honda would not repaint the peeling area again. Other areas had been repainted previously by a different shop under warrantee and these areas did not peel again. The first sop was fine but the second shop was a bad job"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Rust

"Two small rust areas"

Anonymous, IN (2005 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Car is rusting over the wheel well on outside. Car was given full rustproofing treatment at the time of purchase. This was brought to the attention of the dealership a year ago and they said it wasn't covered"

Laura W., IL (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The van quarter panel has developed an area of rust"

Richard C., NY (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"small bubbles of rust are forming above the wheels and front panels"

David H., MI (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Rust on body above rear tires"

Peggy C., NY (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Several areas of body rust that body shop says are "normal" for this make/model vehicle"

Anonymous, NH (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"rust around rear wheel wells"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Where the rear quarter meets the side of the rear bumper just behind the rear wheel is a trap that rusts on this vehicle. A design flaw"

Chris M., ON (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Rust penetrating top of passenger side wheel wells"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"There is rust at the rear edge of the right rear wheel well. This is not an area where a lot of salt is used nor has this vehicle ever been used for commuting. There should not be an isolated area of rust on this low mileage vehicle"

Charles S., CO (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Bubbling rust spots growing quickly at rear wheel wells"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Rust just starting to show, especially at base of driver's window frame but otherwise pretty good for a 12 year old van. Has had Krown rustproofing every year since new"

I T., ON (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

"On the floor of the passenger side where the panels come together in the corner, water leaks in from under the van during rain (or washing). It's more likely to come in while driving or when the van is facing downhill, so it must be collecting in a s"

Stephen M., NC (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Water leaks into rear cargo area, possibly from tailight or roof areas"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Cracks in taillight allow water in which then gets in car"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Water is leaking into the real well & the dealer cannot figure out where it is leaking from, but it's just on the bottom, so it's not coming in from the top"

Anonymous, NH (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The rear door takes on water in the rain. The water then pours out of the lock mechanism. The 2nd row passenger window leaks water"

Robyn A., OH (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The drains for the sunroof constantly clog and water leaks in through the sunroof and down the interior pillars, which have side airbags"

Ed H., FL (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The rear tailgate has a leak which causes water to be trapped within the rear door during heavy rain. Over time trapped rainwater leaks into the rear interior of the vehicle. To avoid this, the tailgate must be left open for hours to allow the water to drain behind the Van rather than into the interior"

Jim C., NC (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Seals on automatic rear doors are causing problems with the doors shutting properly"

Anonymous, MA (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Quite a bit of water leaked through the seals on the rear hatch during rain storms and then had to be drained from the hatch by opening and closing it several times. It took 2 visits to the dealership before they determined and fixed the causes. One"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Water inside vehicle on Drivers Side after a Hard Rain. Moisture in Rear Seat Storage Area after taking vehicle to Car Wash"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Body is not properly sealed. After rain the back door was leaking always. Honda told me they don't see a problem. Now on the left hand side water goes from the air bag cup, I think, located right above the eye line on the left post beside the windsh"

Wes Z., ON (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Seals and weather stripping are failing and falling off of the vehicle in many areas"

Ed H., FL (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Weather stripping on right front passenger door is coming loose"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"There are numerous squeaks and rattles throughout the interior. They have existed since the van was new, but have gotten worse as the miles have accumulated"

Anonymous, SC (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"loose cover for catalytic converter"

Anonymous, IA (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"heat shields rattle"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"There is a weird noise coming from the front end that happens occasionally. Dealer/mechanic cannot figure out what is causing it"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"There's a broken bracket supporting the tube from the engine to the catalyst. Very expensive to fix due to location"

Anonymous, WI (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Since purchasing the vehicle new we have had issues with squeeks and rattle from the dash board glove box area"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Scraping noise upon accelerating. Was told it was from heat shield being rusty. Paid to have it fastened but it still makes sound"

Gail N., WI (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"After replacing the tie rods and realignment...no more squeaks"

T M., WI (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The 2 side sliding doors rattle a bit. There were some small rubber shock absorbing/stabilizing rubber pieces for each door. On one side hey fell out and are gone, the other side I noticed that the rubber part had melted and run down the metal"

Kevin A., GA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"passenger side rear door has rattled since new. Repaired rwice under warranty but reocourres"

Anonymous, WA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

"rubber stripping around windshield came loose and now makes annoying whistling noise"

Anonymous, CT (2005 Honda Odyssey)

"Excessive wind noise from windshield that has plagued this model"

Brad J., MS (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Windshield leaks result in wind noise"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"From the beginning wind noise has been louder than in any other vehicle owned"

Duane P., TX (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Inherent windshield noise issue on 2005 model - had repaired outside of warranty/TSB alert. Sloppy repair job from dealer - had to take back 15 months later for as repair failed"

Stephen H., VA (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Wind noise around doors and front winsow"

Matt D., AR (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Steering wheel vibration at higher speeds, esp. around 60 mph.which may be due to balance or alignment problems. Wind noise and/or ROAD NOISE"

Anonymous, LA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The van has always had a while noise from around the windshield that the dealer could not located"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Driver and passenger doors have wind noise, adjusting doors did not work"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The 2005 Odyssey has a problem with wind noise at the drivers side window from the first day of ownership. We understand it is caused by turbulence that begins at the drivers side mirror that collides with the window trim and weather-stripping. We have never had this problem remedied"

Tim A., NC (2005 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

"rear pad on one wheel wore down to metal contact with rotor, required new rotor as well as pad. Had both rear brakes serviced"

Anonymous, WI (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Needed replacement from normal wear and tear. Font brake pads only"

Edouard P., AZ (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"I want to brag about the excellent brakes in my Odyssey. The original front brake pads lasted 136,000 miles! My driving is easy on brakes, but I've never had pads last this long. Rear pads lasted 100,000. See why I love this Odyssey!"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"well, after many thoUSnds of miles the pads and rotors had to be replaced"

Kelly B., TX (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"My front brakes were retooled and replaced for the first time in 155000 miles. I consider this an amazing reflection of the quality of Honda"

Anonymous, DE (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"No problems just routine brake pad and rotor replacement"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Hadn't had the brake pads changed out in quite a few years so it was just time"

Chad S., MO (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"They can be somewhat noisy"

John D., IL (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"this vehicle seems to eat brake pads like it's breakfast cereal"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"180,000 finally had to replace the brakes. simple as that"

Anonymous, MO (2005 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Since purchasing this car it seems that the brakes need to be repaired much more quickly than on any other car I have owned. Overall I have spent much more on car repairs for this Odyssey than I ever envisioned, over $18000.00 in repairs. This inc"

Stephen M., NC (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"had brakes replaced & master cylinder replaced a couple of years ago. Have never worked the same - replaced again and car continues to move forward sometimes when stopped and I have to press hard on the brake to make it stop"

Anonymous, TN (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Normal Use"

Trent R., SC (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Parking brake

"Parking brake sticks on"

Karl H., WI (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Discs warped within 19 months of having brakes replaced"

Anonymous, AB (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Wearing too quickly"

Anonymous, NS (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Uneven brake pad wear; routine "jerking" when applying brakes"

Gary V., NE (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors were warped and brakes pulsed during braking"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Second time warped rotors have to be resurfaced, quality of rotors is insufficient for the weight of the vehicle"

David S., TN (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced due to shimmy"

Anonymous, WI (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"I think I had new rotors replaced. I also think the rotors have been "shaved" to make them more even and reduce the vibration"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"They were worn and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced rotors about 5 years ago. The van hasn't been driven hard so I don't think new rotors should be required again"

Chris H., VA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors went 'untrue' and had to be machined. That's all"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced the rear rotors at 159830 miles"

Everett B., OK (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Wearing too quickly"

Anonymous, NS (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The rotors developed cracks all over the surface of both front rotors"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"A pebble became lodged in the brakes and had to be removed"

Richard S., CT (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The brakes make squeaking noises now & then & I have always thought that the brakes were too loose"

Anonymous, NH (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Brakes went bad very quickly and had to be replaced. Started with squeaking, went on to squealing and vibration before I could get it into the shop"

Elizabeth S., FL (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Antilock system (ABS)

"The ABS will randomly engage & significantly slow/stop the van. It's dangerous"

Tracy F., NY (2005 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

"The navigation system just died suddenly which being connected to the rear camera and GPS, all of which are now nonfunctional. My internet search and repair quotes range 500-800$ (DIY) or 2000$ respectively"

Adrian G., QC (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The rear view camera display works sporadically. Sometimes it works, other times doesn't appear at all. Still other times, it keeps displaying even after the car is shifted back to drive"

Anonymous, RI (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"CD stuck in player"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"second time CD stopped working"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"CD is stuck in changer. Can't use CD player and it will cost more to fix than replace"

Anonymous, TN (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"CD will not eject, will only play 1 or 2 songs depending on the day, and then won't play or eject"

Kirk A., LA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"CD Player skips all the time. It has not worked well for years now"

David D., OR (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The CD player went out 3 times already and cost me an average of $290.00 to fix"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Player will not load or unload. Play button failure also"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The multidisc cd player has scratched cd, and now doesn't play them. It is also, when tuned to the radio, switches .2 lower during the first few minutes of a drive. So we can't use the cd player, the radio and there is no interface for an MP3 player"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"I push "play" for a CD and nothing happened. It holds 5 cds"

Beverly P., TX (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"This is one manifestation of the other problem - the screen begins to start up with ignition, but goes & stays blank immediately afterward"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"CD does not read"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"CD does not repad"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Nav has failed 2 times in two years... the disc player under the driver's seat controls the nav, clock, display, voice commands, clock, compass, and xm radio and most importantly, the back up camera display. Honda dealership wanted 3K to fix/replace"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"It quit working affecting the back-up camers"

Bob K., CA (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The entire GPS unit ceased functioning a few years ago. It costs in excess of $1000 to repair it, which we feel is not a reasonable expense, particularly since they can't even guarantee that it is reparable until they begin to disassemble it"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Babi stopped working entirely"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Kids remotes never worked well or the headsets"

David D., OR (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The Systems indicates that there is a DVD Loaded, but I can't eject or play it"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Again since purchasing the vehicle new in 2005 we have had on and off again issues with the rear entertainment system (DVD) player. Primarily the headphones (Audio) would not function properly"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"DVD player stopped working last year"

Floyd R., CO (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Voice control commands

"all were affected by the nav. /disc player failure. all these features should not be tied to that one component"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The display screen freezes, which is a problem for being able to use the rear view camera but also to access the sound settings and other controls, such as the clock"

Anonymous, RI (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

Fuel System

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

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Computer cannot determine if catalytic converter is bad or just multi-hundred dollar sensors are bad. So we will replace neither until we have to"

Robert N., MD (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace all three catalytic converters at approx. 185000 miles"

Anonymous, CO (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Catalytic Converters (2) failed"

Thomas B., CA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace catalytic converter. Very expensive"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Had a bad EGR valve replaced"

Anonymous, CO (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced catalytic converter. Previously replace EGR valve"

Anonymous, TN (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Fuel cap

"Check engine light comes on, release fuel cap, refuel, tighten cap, wait 3 days, and light goes off"

Anonymous, OK (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"recall on cap on fuel pump"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"My Odyssey was part of a recall where my fuel pump was replaced"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Fuel pump was replaced, reimbursed by Honda, now Honda requires we take the car in and have the fuel pump replaced again!"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"recall repair"

Anonymous, PA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Something around the fuel pump is leaking fuel"

Jim W., MD (2005 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Pump was leaking, replaced under Factory recall"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Was covered under warranty"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Sensor failed at about 153000 miles but had been previously replaced at about 120000. First sensor lasted 120000 miles 2nd only about 33000 miles"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"front primary oxygen sensor failed (no longer responsive) and was replaced"

David E., NM (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"My check engine light will come on, and then it goes off again and goes back on. I never know when it will go on and off. I was told it was a catalytic converter that had to be replaced. I think the dealer said there were 3 or 4 catalytic converters"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Primary problem was a catalytic converter but one O2 sensor was bad also. 200,000 + miles on it, can't complain"

Daniel V., FL (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"O2 Bank 1 sensor 1 needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, MI (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 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

"driveline vibration, replaced both front driveshafts"

Anonymous, VA (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"leaking boot"

L T., TX (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The right front axel has been replaced 2 times, at 26000 and 80000 miles"

Anonymous, MO (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The vibration was ultimately diagnosed as coming from the driver side drive axle. The original shaft did not have the seal band attached tightly enough to keep the grease in the CV joint. Over the years it slowly escaped causing excessive wear"

Glenn L., TX (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Front and rear wheel bearings"

Anonymous, GA (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"had to have both axles replaced at approximately 127000 miles"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Active engine mount failed, was reimbursed for repair by Honda"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"While driving on vacation the entire car started shaking when accelerating uphill at about 65 MPH. Coming off the gas would settle things down but it would start up again. It made it unsafe to maintain highway speeds of 65-75 MPH"

Glenn L., TX (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The motor mounts replaced because they were broken and had to be replaced for a state safety inspection. After replacing them to car has serious vibration problems. My research shows that this is a typical problem for a 2005 Honda Odysseys having to do with their motor mounts"

Bradley S., VA (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The a/c relay stuck open and drained the battery as in a parasitic drain. So the battery would go dead over night"

K H., CA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
CV joint

"Replaced boots on both sides"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced inner and outer CV boot and CV clamp on right inner CV joint"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"leaking boot"

L T., TX (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"CJ Joint leaking, axle had to be replaced"

David S., TN (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"boots split and needed replacement"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"inner boots on both c/v axles gave way and car started vibrating at highway speeds"

Anthony K., AR (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"Strong shudder at low RPM under light throttle in upper gears. Appears to be common problem with older Honda transmissions. Advised to install rebuilt torque converter + transmission. Traveled 20K miles to date without a failure. Not getting worse"

David B., NY (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Car would not go with motor on. Got towed and had to get a different transmission which is used"

Kathryn F., VA (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Tiny crack in aluminum case at a high-pressure point. Cost $5K for rebuilt replacement"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Honda Odyssey transmissions and torque converter are notoriously bad. Unfortunately mine failed after the warranty period expired - so had to pay $5,000 out of pocket"

Anonymous, IL (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission replaced, the rebuilt one failed and was replaced again. Now, 15 months later, it is failing again. Lots of rattles and strange noises"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission failed at 126,000 miles"

Bob F., CA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Total transmission failure at 135,000 miles. Required the purchase of a rebuilt transmission"

Robert F., CA (2005 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Rebuilt to stop slipping"

Wilburn H., IL (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Had a complete transmission replacement at 126,000 miles. $4000"

Charles L., GA (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"transmission had to be rebuilt"

Bill S., IN (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"not shifting properly and running in 2nd gear only"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Noticed a terrible smell after driving. Then, my engine warning light came on. My mechanic told me "torque converter/transmission" issue. I did get my transmission replaced through a Honda Dealer. I've read other Ody owners similar issue with tran"

Michael T., IA (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace the transmission felt that it should not have had to be done van too new for this problem"

Anonymous, ON (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Needed new transmission at 85000, that one failed at 150000 miles probably to due poor workmanship"

Andrea B., VA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"3rd transmission for this vehicle"

Charles U., TN (2005 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

"plug somtimes blow fuses on left slide door and has done so many times since 2005 and now left slide door is totally inop.due to unit part broken cause of too much hand operation! So far honda won't fix"

R J., FL (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Body control module

"Motor for passenger side door has failed"

Anonymous, NC (2005 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Not sure if this is correctly described as Body Control but we had to get a switch for the automatic (electric) sliding doors replaced"

Eric A., CA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Multiple failures on power door locks and sliding door operation"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Intermittent functionality. Worked with local dealer to replace brake switch and steering wheel controls. Neither repair fixed the problem. Determined it would require replacing on board computer. Decided not to replace due to cost"

Theodore S., OK (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Gauges

"some indicator lights were out and replacing the bulbs did not resolve these problems and the fuse box had to be repaired"

Ken T., CA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"I took it to Honda dealer to have it checked when the back hatch door filled with water and the taillights went out. They fixed it once, then it filled again. They replace a panel, it filled again. At this point, we are considering it may not be fixa"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Right taillight on tailgate had water inside it. Plus the water would drip on your head when you opened the tailgate"

Gerard W., CA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Horn

"horn works sporadically, Honda dealer unable to fix this problem"

Paul S., VA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Cannot get lights to turn on when doors open"

John D., IL (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"One of several climate control light does not light. It was going to cost almost $150 to repair(forget it)"

Robert H., VA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"proximity light failure"

Alex F., FL (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Rear windshield sprayer doesn't work"

Charles U., TN (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"Had to replace one of the catalytic converters. Cost $750"

Jeff B., CA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Needed to replace it to qualify for emissions. Has been lighting up the check engine light for two years, but this is the first year we had to pass an emissions test. Did not impact drive of car but was expensive"

Henry K., GA (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, MD (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"One of three catalytic converters needed replacement"

Anonymous, TX (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced the converter at 159830 miles"

Everett B., OK (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Vehicle status display indicated problem, dealer tested and found catalytic converter needed replacement, replaced it with new and gaskets"

Dave B., AB (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Caused engine light to go on a lot. Took a while for dealer to figure out why engine light was going on. Expensive repair"

Anonymous, MN (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Catalytic converter and adjacent parts are rusted together. To fix pinhole leak requires replacement of multiple paets cosrinh more than $1000"

Dennis R., OH (2005 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"Rusted to the point where it moves when I accelerate, hitting the catalytic converter"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The mount points for shields rusted away"

Dennis R., OH (2005 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)
Pipes

"Flex pipe is rusted out. Never had this happen on any car....and I hold on to my cares for at least 10 years"

Anonymous, FL (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"exhaust pipe failed, resulting in excessive noise"

David H., NY (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"Needed valve adjustment which in turn caused misfiring resulting in spark plug replacement"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Cylinder valve failed"

Thomas B., CA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"I have had to replace almost everything on this car, engine, driveshaft, ac/back up camera..piece o shit"

Karen P., CA (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Started burning oil at 145000, needed replacement spark plugs. Piston ring failed on cylinder 1, ruining two catalytic converters and costing $5000 to replace with a used engine. The vehicle only had 155000 miles at the time"

Anonymous, OH (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Belt tension pulley bolt failure causing the cuting of the timing belt which destroyed the engine"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Rear main seal leaking"

Kathleen Z., CA (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Timing belt was replaced based on number of years in service. Replacement included water pump, which is recommended when changing the timing belt. Drive belt showed wear and was also replaced"

Robert H., NC (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"I am upset that timing belts are being used since it's a money maker for Honda dealers whereas a timing chain would lower ownership costs"

Scott S., NC (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"replace timing belt when I had to replace a belt that was problematic for the air conditioning"

Wayne F., BC (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Car had 124,000 miles when I bought it. Timing belt and water pump if not replaced at 125,000 miles are "a ticking bomb," so I had to shell out $1,000.00 in addition to cost of financing the car"

Anonymous, NE (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"I bought the van with about 80,000 miles and was told to replace the timing belt at 105,000. I waited until 115,000 and almost lost an engine. I learned that these belts MUST be changed as recommended"

Dave P., MI (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Valve adjustment and timing chain at 78000 miles. $1600.00. Outrageous. This is a Honda not a BMW"

Anonymous, KY (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 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

"Surged to 18 volts. Blew coil on A/C Compressor"

Douglas S., NC (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace the battery for a second time"

Anonymous, MN (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Car all of a sudden had trouble going uphill. Was not shifting correctly. I slowly made it home and called the Honda dealer. They picked up the car and replaced the needed parts the same day"

Harriet S., PA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"Tuneup was performed 42000 miles previous to problem with valves. Misfiring caused the plugs to be damaged and needed replacement"

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Have been burning oil 2-3litres per oil change. No leaks so must be leaking past piston rings and being combusted. Engine had low power and needed some coils and all spark plugs (which were not due) replaced"

Anonymous, AB (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"It took 2 years for the starter to gradually fail on my Odyssey. The problem drove me crazy. I replaced the battery and the wiring harness from the battery to the starter. Finally the starter itself seized, disabling the vehicle entirely - mandating me to tow it to the nearest dealership to replace the starter"

Stephen L., FL (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Starter failed and engine won't start. Had it towed to dealership and they installed a new starter. It seems to fixed the problem"

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"At 143000 miles the starter failed on a road trip 385 miles from destination. I was able to. Bang on the starter and got two more starts out of it and made it home safely, Thank You Honda"

William H., FL (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The Started stopped working; no warning"

Anonymous, TN (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

"The transmission has had problems with noise and loud shifting. I was told it is the bearings in the housing that are rubbing and this is a common problem with Honda transmissions"

Bret L., PA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Slipping from second to third"

Wilburn H., IL (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"It stutters or slips around 35 to 40 MPH"

Anonymous, TN (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Leaking system"

Mario P., FL (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

"Replaced radiator due to leaks"

Anonymous, CT (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Changed as part of routine maintenance--- expensive"

Kathleen Z., CA (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"recall on the water pump and then they mount was broken. Dealership told us that it must have been a manufacture defect and they wouldn't pay for it. We put in a claim and they gave us half the money. Bogus"

Richard M., CO (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
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