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.
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There are 9 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

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

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 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

Alignment

"CV boot failure"

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

"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)

"The car frame is bend from a unknown accident before ourchase."

Anonymous, OR (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 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)

"I had been getting some 'clunking' from the front end. On the next routine maintenance to my trusted neighborhood mechanic, I asked him to check things out. He told me a ball joint was worn, provided an estimate, and i had him do the work."

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

"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)

"In October 2017, my trusted mechanic told me the driver's side bushing was worn and would need to be replaced soon. I had the service completed in May 2018. I am very pleased with this automobile."

Theodore E., VA (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Power steering leaks

"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)

"Ongoing problem that was supposed to be fixed when it was recalled."

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

"Replace P/S Pressure hose - $460 parts and labor."

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

"Whirring and grinding noises developed over a long trip. The dealership found corrosion in a power steering line; they replaced the line and a relay, plus a thermostat that kept turning a fan back on."

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

"This seems to be related to a problem from the beginning days of ownership that Honda could not properly diagnose at the time and now has had a ripple effect 15 years later."

June W., CA (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"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)

"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)

"Power steering seems to make noises more than the average vehicles I've owned."

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

"Pump and hoses leaked"

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

"power steering pump started leaking and needed to be replaced"

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

"Had to have the power steering pump replaced."

Thomas H., WY (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Steering is very hard to steer. It has been a problem even after they changed the pump many years ago."

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

"Power steering often goes out for turns/low speeds. Not bothering to fix it (known issue identified after it was out of warranty) - but I don't trust the car for long trips."

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

"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)

"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)

"Not really a problem, we just needed to have the front struts replaced. this made a big difference in the ride and handling of the van."

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

"Had to replace the entire driver's side front strut assembly and axle."

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

"The rear shocks wore out and had to be replaced."

Dan K., TX (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"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)

"A rotor fell off vehicle. Was replaced and belt reinstalled."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 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 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)

"It started to vibrate after we owned it for a year. It started occasionally on the highway but continued to become more frequent. We had them check ball joints and tie rods but the mechanics never found out the cause. They said maybe it was the tires. We put 2 new front tires on it, but it didn't solve the problem."

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

"This problem ended up being due to a broken axle"

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

"Steering wheen vibrates at speed over 65 MPH. it is better after a tire balance but woesens quickly."

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

"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)

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

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

"This was due to a lot of wear and tear and I do not feel that it was out of the norm."

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

"Car made occasional noise on road, most noticeable in turns. Mechanic diagnosed itvas a problem with tie rods."

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

"Inner and outer tie rods had to be replaced."

E M., TX (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Tire wear is uneven

"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)

"Run flat tire are terribly expensive considering you get lee than 30,000 miles use and a harsh ride. They also do not wear evenly although mechanic says alignment is good."

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

"It seems to wear out tires pretty fast and when they get about three quarters warn the road noise is very loud."

Thomas H., WY (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Wheel balance

"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)

"Significant vibrations at highway speeds, multiple attempts at alignment have been unsuccessful"

Sarah H., MO (2005 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)
Wheel bearings

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

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

"Driver side wheel bearing became very loud. Was still able to drive, but I had the wheel bearing replaced and this resolved the issue."

Anonymous, IN (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

A/C compressor

"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)

"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 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)

"Air conditioning stopped working two years ago"

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

"Compressor bearings wore out and locked up"

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

"Air conditioner blew warm air. Took to dealer and they repaired it."

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

"There is no protection from rocks hitting the condenser so it gets holes and leaks then needs to be replaced. I have had to do so twice."

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

"No cooling."

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

"While driving, there was a major mechanical failure within the A/C compressor. The car was still drivable. The Compressor was replaced & the A/C system required flushing. With the new compressor - the A/C system now works fine."

John G., AZ (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"No ac last summer. Heater works well"

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

"I think that only the clutch failed, but the entire compressor was replaced."

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

"just needed solenoid - cheap electrical part. compressor wouldn't engage"

James W., MA (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced but after 13 summers in Oklahoma not too bad!"

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

"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 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)

"the mix damper has gotten stuck such that the driver side either roasts or freezes- there's no comfortable temp setting. huge job to pull the dash to investigate/repair this."

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

"With the A/C mode turned on, the Right Vent outlet would blow COLD Air, and the Left Vent outlet would blow HOT air. The defelector motor in the under the dash unit required replacement. Any under the dash repairs are always difficult to perform. The system now works well."

John G., AZ (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"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)

"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)
Condenser

"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 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)

"Both condecer fans replaced."

Anonymous, (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 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)
Evaporator

"Rocks, road debris punctured evaporator"

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

"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)

"Air conditioning malfunctions. Blows cold air at the passenger and hot air at the driver"

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

"had to replace heater core"

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

"Inside vehicle mist not removed by air conditioner"

R D., BC (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"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)

"3 Trips to dealer to resolve Expensive"

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

"A/C wasn't cooling this summer. Repair shop said there was a refrigerant leak which they could not find. They topped off the refrigerant, just like last summer. This problem first started in 2019. Dye was added to the refrigerant in case we could see a leak. So far we haven't."

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

"It came on slowly until it stopped cooling completely. A small filler valve was replaced and all good again. Total bill was $275"

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

"Seems to be a slow leak and have opted to top up system 1-2 times a year rather than diagnose because of age and mileage on the vehicle"

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

"It was resolved last year and worked up to this year in June."

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

"Very slow leak of refrigerant over the past year. Finally, the car wouldn't blow cold air unless I was underway in traffic. Stoplights would cause the system to transition to warm air."

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

"Break in line from front of vehicle to rear AC unit"

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

"refrigerant was low - added additional refridgeant"

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

"Despite inserting a dye within the system, the mechanic could not find a leak under the hood, and suspected the leak was in the dashboard. Since I was on vacation and leaving the next day, there was insufficient time to identify where anyhow to resolve the leak."

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

"A valve in the refrigerant line failed and caused the leak."

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

"Two years in a row, the refrigerant completely leaked from the Odyssey. Last year, the dealership simply replaced the coolant. This year, there was also line replacement and repair of corrosion."

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

"Hoses that carry AC to the rear of vehicle leak. Dealer stated it would cost $1,200 to repair. Declined to fix it since we are planning to get new vehicle in coming months. Since van is 14 years old I’m not upset that this has happened but cost to repair is sky high!"

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

Body Hardware

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

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"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)

"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 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 3.5-L V6)

"The car is 15 years old, has 326,000. One of the sliding doors has become inoperable, in that, if it opens, it will not close properly; it will bounce back or partially bounce back, leaving alarms and interior lights on. We managed to get it closed, and we operate the car as a 2nd vehicle, not using that door."

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

"Always had a problem with doors reversing for no reason, or not locking completely"

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

"rollers on doors broke"

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

"Passenger electric rear sliding door ceased to function - replaced door slider motor"

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

"The driver's side back door wouldn't shut, especially in cold weather. After about six months and several tries the dealer replaced the entire latch mechanism, and it's fine. This winter the passenger side back door developed the same problem. We try hard not to use each door as it's affected, because we might not be able to shut it again, and that's a safety issue! Although you can drive the car fine, it's hard to avoid using the back door altogether."

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

"Motorized sliding door quit working and was stuck shut."

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

"he sliding door broke and will not open or close."

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

"Motor for the passenger sliding door is no longer operable"

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

"Repaired the passenger sliding door years ago and am having the same problem again."

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

"roller berarings on both doors have gone bad. liding doors are not operable in this condition. Too expensive to fix."

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

"Motor for the door stopped working. Turned it off, but door still difficult to operate. Had to replace motor"

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

"This happened on both sides. The door would not stay closed. The only one who would attempt to fix it was the dealer and it was expensive."

Phil C., IL (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"both sliding doors required service due to failed operation. The left side door required repair at a dealership twice."

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

"Sliding door would not latch, popped open, especially in cold weather"

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

"The drivers side sliding door began to malfunction after the actuator was replaced, had to be reset."

Anirudh K., IL (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Sliding door rollers cause door not to close."

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

"Motors went bad. Replaced the hinges and cut the cables. Doors work fine now."

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

"The power doors a re pathetic, I've had them fixed so many times since 2006. Currently we don't bother fixing them as it's not worth it. The door are permanently on manual use. Unfortunately currently, driver sliding door wont even open. The fuse had to be removed due to a parasitic battery draw that was killing the battery overnight."

Joseph G., CT (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Drivers side sliding door has become frequently inoperative. When opening, the door will partially open, then stop and return to closed position. When closing the door, it will partially close, then stop and return to the fully open position. It may be a sensor problem. When I assist the door manually (apply push/pull pressure on the door) it will usually complete the operation."

Anonymous, ON (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

"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)

"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)

"Side doors would not latch in the open position. It had to be fixed by the dealer. they paid half but it was still expensive."

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

"This is the same issue as the "Doors" one. Replacing the latch assembly entirely seems to have fixed it, but they had to check out everything else first before they'd do that."

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

"Glove box latch sometime sticks in the closed position to the point that we cannot open it. We must use excessive pulling to get glove box door to open"

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

"Gas tank fill door cannot be opened from inside when normal latch fails. Its own attach cord can get in the way and sheet metal catch can get bent. This can stop car completely requiring a crowbar!! Not sure even then it would run because vacuum sensor may still stop car.-- possibly FOREVER. I removed cap-holdoing strap and carry two extra fuel caps! CRAZY."

R A., NC (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Seat controls - power

"forward/backward seat motor froze in stuck-fwd position. most of us could not drive it. Parts hard to find - repair took 5+ weeks."

Anonymous, CA (2005 Honda Odyssey Unsure 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)

"The piston like device that help lift the tailgate stopped working and had to be replaced."

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

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

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

"Drivers side window takes too long to open or close"

Anirudh K., IL (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

"(idler) pulley broke off"

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

"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)

"The rubber wore out on the harmonic balancer. Made it to the shop before it fail3"

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

"The Harmonic Dampener fall of the engine while stopped at a stop sign. Had to tow the vehicle to Honda."

Justin A., FL (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 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)
Engine computer

"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)

"Vacuum leak - rusty lines"

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

"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)

"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)
Engine mounts

"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)

"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)

"Very expensive; Car came from New Jersey and the potholes destroyed them, in my opinion."

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

"Two things. Some years ago there was significant vibration especially in ECO mode. It was the rear motor mount. Replaced. So much better--less noise and vibration. Then when starter went out, mechanic found right motor mount falling a part. Replaced. Less vibration now."

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

"The variable cylinder feature appears to cause extra strain on engine mounts leading to more frequent replacement than on other Honda engines without this feature."

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

"Replaced all engine mounts"

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

"Engine AND transmission mounts failed. Cost $2K to fix in a 13 year-old car with over 240K miles. Honda parts are EXPENSIVE and there's a lot of labor because things are always in the worst places."

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

"engine mount second time replaced; first time was at 90K miles"

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

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

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

"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)
Oil leaks

"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)

"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)

"We have a oil leaking from a spool valve that will cost $700 to fix. After talking to the mechanic decided it was more economical to just check oil levels monthly and top up as needed."

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

"Engine burns oil quite a bit. If I don't check it regularly, I will get a check engine warning light."

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

"Replacing the gasket stopped the oil leak."

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

"value cover gasket"

Richard W., IL (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Oil leaking from various seals that are wearing out. Changed a few, DIY fashion."

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

"Van burns excessive oil but no warning light. Engine subsequently vapour locks."

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

"Leaks are more frequent. Rear of motor lots of leaks. Not going to fix due to cost."

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

"Head gasket needed to be replaced. The oil leaked into the spark plugs and ignition coil."

Keith E., WI (2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"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)

"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)

"The molding on the drivers side windshield pops out."

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

"Molded plastic under the front end and in wheel wells came loose and had to be removed."

Todd R., NH (2005 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Front of car was low enough to hit car stops in parking lot that it caused the under protector of the front to break loose and eventually fall off."

Anonymous, VA (2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

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

Anonymous, NC (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)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"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)

"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)