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 4 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.
Emissions
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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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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Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
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Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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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
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

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 (244 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2006 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

"Doesn't hold alignment. Has cost me $ in poor tire wear. Had to replace tires early."

Joseph H., MB (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Alignment was required after struts were replaced."

Terrance W., IL (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Ball joints

"expensive right front suspension repair"

Donna N., NC (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Same time as the tie rods the dealer noticed the ball joints needed to be replaced"

Bart F., MI (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Bushings

"Started to hear noises at high speeds. Honda dealer stated that the front wheel bearings needed replacement."

Anonymous, PA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"All suspension bushings completely worn out causing clunking sounds when going over any bumps."

David M., BC (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"There was a leak in the sleeve of the right front wheel, which turned out to need the axle replaced"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Lower Arm bushing are reported cracking by dealer service department which is causing continue wheel alignment issues. Estimate is over $1,500 to repair"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Power steering leaks

"Had the Power Steering pump replaced"

Anonymous, LA (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"seems to be a common problem with this model and mileage. Needs a filter replaced. Haven't done it, just refill the reservoir for the last year and still runs fine."

Anonymous, MT (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rubber covering has leaked for some time, seems not to produce a problem in driving."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"High pressure hose failed and drained power steering fluid. Power steering pump also leaked."

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"there was a leak in the power steering pump. Agency wanted to change power stering pump and bottom rack, total estimate $3,150 dollars. found in internet that it ws a class problem and it needs to replace the O-Rings in the pump. Replace by myself and total cost $30 dollars including tools."

Anonymous, (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"This is a class problem for the Honda Power Steering system. It is present in the Odyssey, but also in the Civic and other models. Two O-rings that seal the in and out of the Power Steering Pump failed prematurely. In my case, because the low milage usage in my car, it took this long to develop the failure, but reading in the internet, people with 3 years of usage on their cars, they get the Power Steering leakage issue. In the agency, they want to change the pump and the steering rack, $1,500.00 on parts and $1,500.00 in labor. I did by myself, it was less than $10.00 for the O-rings and less than $15.00 for a bottle of Power Steering fluid (both bought with the dealership). Besides this issue, that happened like 8 months ago, the Honda Odyssey has been a very reliable car. No other issues at all."

Anonymous, ID (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Oil leak started approximately 4 year ago. Required oil to be added about once per month.. Power steering leak started approximately 4 years ago. Requires monitoring."

Anonymous, (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"leaks in steering gear seals. started 6 moonths ago. Resolved temporarily by refilling the steering box with lubricant. costs 1/10 of repair/replacement."

Anonymous, MD (2006 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"failed state inspection"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Power steering rack leakage could not be driven over couple miles without refill of power steering fluid"

Ziff R., CO (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The power steering pump had to be replaced as well as some bearings on the drive belt due to excessive noise/ vibration. There were subsequent leaks in power steering hoses, (6 months later) probably caused by the earlier vibrations. Driveway grease stains from leaks were easily removed with dawn platinum dish washing liquid detergent"

James A., CA (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Replacement power steering pump leaked at o ring seal where it connected to high pressure line. O ring replaced at no cost for parts or labor"

William T., CA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Leak occurred before the car was given to us"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"leaking hose"

John H., TN (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"During regular maintenance they found leakage in the power steering"

Ronald C., TN (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Pressure hose developed a leak"

Dennis R., TX (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The pump started leaking, had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NM (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace entire steering rack"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Had to replace the power steering pump, hoses, and reservoir."

Walter R., CA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"I had a slow leak but it did not cause my van to be un-driveable"

Anonymous, LA (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Power steering pumps on these were defective from the factory. Honda refuses to cover replacement at their cost despite using known bad power steering pumps."

Anonymous, WI (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The power steering whined and got very tight at sharp angles at low/no speed. We did some research and found out the screen in the factory power steering reservoir is too fine. We ordered parts online, watched a video, and changed out the reservoir ourselves."

Anonymous, WI (2006 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"I've had 3 power steering pumps in less than a year and the current one is failing. Apparently, the aftermarket/rebuild market is very unreliable."

Anonymous, SC (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Power steering pump began to fail causing the steering to require more muscle/force to operate especially when parallel parking or operating the car at very slow speeds."

Anonymous, MI (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The power steering pump started leaking and needed to be replaced. It also happened to a friend of ours 2010 odyssey at about the same mileage."

Anonymous, WI (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The power steering pump needed replacement and the hose was leaking"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Pump had to be replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Worn out. Failing. Harder to turn wheels"

Anonymous, MA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Power steering pump failed. It contaminated the entire system. Pump replaced and system cleaned. Not cheap"

William T., CA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The power steering pump is sized too small for this van. I've had to have the fluid changed and flushed. Added an antifoam agent"

Travis G., IL (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"This was irritating because a "bulletin" was put out by Honda about the pumps. I took the vehicle in they did a "quick" fix, but never told me about the bulletin. A year later had to bring it back and have the pump and hose replaced and had to pay full price because it was out of warranty"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"The power steering pump, reservoir and fluid exchange were replaced. there was a terrible loud squeal every time I tuned the wheel"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"After it has been driven for awhile, the steering wheel does not turn as easily"

Bornholdt M., MN (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Another common failure. Already had power steering pump replaced under recall. It has failed again. Power steering pump is undersized and prone to failure after 100,000"

Travis G., IL (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Bearings went out of the Power Steering pump"

Robert H., AL (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Hose leak required $480 replacement"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The pump has been replaced twice"

Dennis R., TX (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Power steering pump leaking/failure, pump was replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced power steering pump and fluid"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Power steering pump was leaking"

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced second power steering pump. Base pump was undersized"

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Power steering pump was fixed twice--same faulty part must still be being used"

Jon S., MA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Power steering pump leaked and had to be replacedl"

Kenneth O., NY (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Hard to steer and leaking"

Anonymous, OK (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Steering wheel became difficult to turn tight/sharp corners. Pump replaced"

Carolyn R., OR (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"all of power steering went out and had to be replaced"

Edward M., NC (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"had to replace faulty power steering pump"

Eric F., WA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"The car was from Michigan, and the whole front end needed to be released because of rust due to road salt."

Pete B., OR (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Strut failed, cost $450 to replace."

Steven R., MI (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Makes noise when going over bumps, struts will need to be replaced but mechanic says not yet"

Anonymous, (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Vehicle starting villently shaking when driven above 50 mph. Needed new shocks"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Struts needed to be replaced requiring an alignment."

Terrance W., IL (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Now going to be on the 3rd set of struts in this vehicles life. Very poor quality from Honda as I expect more life than what I have recieved from all the dealer purchased parts. I will definetly be looking at all aftermarket parts from now on."

David M., BC (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"violent vibration during high speed acceleration"

Michael G., PA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Have replaced shocks on the Honda Odyssey four times."

James K., IN (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Shocks and Struts required replacements twice in 111000 miles"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Strut Mount Failure"

Roland M., TX (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Strut assemblies for this vehicle began to fail just at the warranty expiration. Replacement struts lasted even shorter length of time. Disappointed with reliability in this part of the vehicle the most"

Anonymous, BC (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Odysseys have what they call active motor mounts. These are required because the engine deactivates three cylinders when not under heavy load. I have had three Odysseys and they all have had to have them replaced. Cost $1500-$2000 each"

John C., FL (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"At 120,000 front struts had to be replace to stop steering wheel from shaking at interstate speeds"

Travis G., IL (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"During regular maintenance they discovered leaks in the rear shocks"

Ronald C., TN (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Front struts seem to be a problem due to jarring feel when ride on rough surface or bumps"

Barry D., FL (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rear shocks seem to need replacement too soon"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The dealer says I have a leak in both my rear shockabsorbers"

Barbara M., GA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rear shocks are undersized and fail every couple of years. After market shocks don't fit and hit wishbones. This destroyed a set of tires. Now only use poor product from dealer because they fit"

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Front struts along with the inner & outer boots all needed to be replaced 2 months ago"

Kashyap S., CA (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Rear shocks/struts seem to be a problem among large Honda vehicles. My MDX and Odyssey both make a lot of noise when rear tires hit a pothole. I have had to replace shocks/struts on the Odyssey"

Stuart B., AB (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"Worn and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Rack and pinion is leaking but can still drive"

Jose C., TX (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"rust, same as rest of front end."

Pete B., OR (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"the rack would bind and cause hard steering. The rack was replaced before at about 60,000 miles but had to be replaced again at about 110000 miles"

Bryand S., TX (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"extreme vibration, like driving over the wake up bars on side of road. Dealer replaced axle, boot, and did a break job, but were not specific on what the issue was"

Pat T., SC (2006 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"Told by dealer to get rack & pinion replaced in the next year. Have not independently verified."

Anonymous, GA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"A number of issues including broken engine mounts although I would say the aggregate of 150,000 miles and to be expected to some degree. Still wouldn't trade the vechile. Sliding door is wear and tear also."

Anonymous, AR (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Power Steering rack is leaking and will need to be replaced rather than repaired. $1350"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced driver side axle"

Tom E., TX (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"both control arms were worn out on both sides of front linkage"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"big vibration when accelerating under load. I've read it likely a diver axle that needs replaced."

Alexander W., MI (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Vibrates from 35 to 40 miles an hour. Very consistent."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Steering started vibrating at about 60 mph when accelerating. This started at about 130000 miles. Changed wheel bearings and it rides well again. Cost about $700."

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Between 55 and 65 MPH the can shakes moderately. Probably because of a bad axle."

Anonymous, WI (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace both front axles."

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"vibration in steering wheel and in entire vehicle body at speeds approximately 52mph +"

Wesley K., IN (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"front brake rotors were warped for the fourth time"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Intermittent Vibration at @40 mph"

Anonymous, AL (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"result of multiple broken motor mounts. Those should not break on a vehicle this new"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The power steering issue worn down the tires a little and caused steering wheel vibration"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"wheel balance issue that was easily repaired"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Difficulty in elimination front wheel vibration"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Tie rods

"Stabilizer links constantly fail"

Anonymous, MB (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Needed new tie rods"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Tie Rod was worn and needed replacement"

Anonymous, MN (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Tires were wearing unevently. Tie rod ends were worn and needed to be replaced"

D B., WA (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Tie Rods needed replaced after hearing metal banging noises while driving"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"got loose - replaced"

Andrew G., MA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"One tie rod became loose during a vacation trip on the interstate highway system. It resulted in significant front end vibration at certain highway speeds. This forced me to interrupt the trip with a half day repair in the nearest city"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"One tie rod end was failing and it ended up creating pressure on the brake line"

T S., AB (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Dealer noticed Front tie rods needed replacing"

Bart F., MI (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"exchanged due to age"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Tire wear is uneven

"since brand new front tires always were on the outer edges everything is working properly and aligned still were out uneven"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Wheel balance

"With Michelin PAX run flat tires, they are near impossible to keep in balance. After having tires balanced they may need balanced again after only a few hundred miles"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The fornt tires have to balenced oince a year otherwise the steering wheel vibrates too much at lower speeds"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"The front right bearings were replaced. After replacement, we drove the van for about 150 miles and determined that we needed to replace the front right bearings again. They were replaced without any charge, but it took three days to do this."

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Both rear wheel bearings got very noisy and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, ID (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Noise occurs between 30 to 69 mph. Noisier when making turn"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Wheel bearing overheated, burned & had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Wheel bearing was wore out and needed replacement"

Anonymous, MN (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"R&R front wheel bearings"

Van M., TX (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Wheel bearings on both front wheels needed replacing, and the old ones had to be machine pressed out"

Jennifer W., CA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"replaced front wheel bearing because of excessive noise"

William P., IL (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

Body Hardware

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

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"one sliding side door works/doesn't work intermittently"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"sliding door wheel guides are known to fail, I replaced them 1 yr ago, but one side door still fails to unlatch when attempting to open, the latch mechanism doesn't seem to open fast enough before the motor tries to pull it open and the door stalls and beeps."

Alexander W., MI (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Electric closing/opening failed"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The doors no longer open and close well. They get stuck and take multiple tries. Very expensive to fix."

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Electric doors are complicated and troublesome."

Steven R., MI (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Both sliding doors must be used manually and are very difficult to close. Apparently the doors are too heavy for the ball bearing system according to technician. Too expensive to replace"

Anonymous, AB (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Parasitic drain from sliding door closure motor caused repeated dead batteries requiring jump start or plug-in charger. The difficulty was tracking down the issue, since the motor only remained stuck on some of the time."

Aaron P., WA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"both automatic sliding doors became more and more jerky and it would take 4-6 attempts to get them to close. Had to clean and lubricate thoroughly to get them to work again."

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Sliding door continues to intermittently not latch completely unless I repress the close door button several times"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The rear passenger sliding doors have a tendency to not completely lock when it appears that the door is actually closed. You will have an audible alarm that will continue to sound once the vehicle is put into drive and it becomes very annoying. The only way to turn off this sound is by turning the sliding door switch in the off position.Honda charged me $800 to repair this problem by replacing the cables and mechanisms. When the other door did the similar thing I did not want to pay out this kind of money and I had lubricated all the mechanisms that I could get at in terms of hinges and such. After all the mechanisms of the door were lubricated the problem was resolved and has since not returned which is been almost two years now.I feel like I was completely taken by the Honda dealership for those repairs of the other door when it appears that it only needed lubrication. Another reason why it's difficult to trust dealerships then an independent local mechanic. Which I had experienced much better service and honesty as to what really needs to be repaired on a vehicle.I find that the dealerships just tend to do a lot of recommendations that I believe may not be really necessary. As an example I was told that my timing belt needs to be replaced I have a cost me about $2,000. I have since driven the van another 150000 km with no issues..."

Anonymous, ON (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The sliding doors sometimes are hard to close or open manually and automatically. This is intermittent, balky."

Anonymous, (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The sensors in both the driver's and passenger's side automatic sliding doors have both stopped the doors from opening and closing (mostly closing). The only way we can get them to close when this happens is the hold the rear edge of the door as it slides forward pulling it away from the vehicle until it is 80% closed. We can then let it go and the door will continue sliding until closed. If we don't do this, the doors will stop closing and return to the open position as if the door senses something is in its path and opens to prevent an accident. This happens probably 85 to 90% of the times the doors are used and is worse if the van is parked on an incline. This started happening five or six years ago, then only occasionally and proceedingly getting worse."

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Both sliding doors stopped working properly. The driver side door had to have the in the motor Replaced. The passenger side door has a switched the stopped working so even though the door was closed it was slide open about a quarter inch. Bristol put the warning on my dashboard and also drain my battery. It's at the dealers as we speak being fixed. I read an article on YouTube detailing the problem and it's repair there was about a 2-hour job. However at 70 I'm a little too old to bend those ways. When I first bought the vehicle I predicted the electric slide into us would be a problem, I was correct. If there was ever a way I could buy a vehicle with manual doors I will do so. The more dude there's the more philia most possible."

Steven R., MI (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"passenger sliding door cable broke"

Ted B., MN (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The driver side sliding door has intermittent problems opening and closing. We have taken it in for repairs at a Honda dealership. It helped some but we continue to have issues."

John L., NJ (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Motor still tries to work but door does not open and/or shut easily. Getting old. Too expensive to fix so we live with it."

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"rear sliding door would not close even if manually trying to close door"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Sliding doors don't close all the way. Alarm continually sounds even when door closed. Took for repairs, still intermittently problematic"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Both of the automatic sliding doors needed to be repaired. These repairs included the lock that holds the door in a closed position. After spending over $800 the drivers side sliding door will not close or open properly. The dealer made it manual and it still has major problems. Safety issue"

Art C., NY (2006 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"doors sometimes have resistance when closing so they sense issue and open up. Have to keep pushing close button to get them to close. Doesn't happen all the time"

Jeff A., WI (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Sliding door guide system for both sides of the vehicle needed to be completely replaced. Was surprised to find plastic rollers for these heavy sliding doors"

Anonymous, BC (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Doors sometimes gets stuck. Finally had to google how to get doors to close (after husband accidently pulled one off while trying to close it). Spoke to neighbors and they have pulled their doors off as well. Not sure why they get stuck but you have to temporarily disable the electric going to it before attempting to shut it to avoid pulling door off track"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Both sliding doors get stuck and will only open part way. The dealership states that the roller balls are worn due to the harsh winters. When they are greased with white lithium grease they work ok. However, you have to put grease on them 2-3 times a week"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"both sides have problems getting stuck while opening and closing. it is expensive to have repaired according to quotes"

Aaron P., CA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Both electric sliding doors are hard to open - they regularly refuse to open using remote buttons, dashboard buttons, and even when using on-door handles"

Anonymous, OR (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The bearings for the sliding doors had to be replaced"

Gitesh G., NJ (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Multiple problems with same door & Honda dealership unable to get it fixed properly"

Jeff T., WI (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Power sliding doors ride on plastic pulleys with bushings instead of bearings. Replacement cost is $800 per door"

Anonymous, MS (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Water leak 3rd row seats.Dlr weatherstripping shot replaced. Was hole around drain rear evaporator core another dly found & fixed. Honda dlrwouldn't return money.Taken small claims ct. Slidingdoors mechs replaced many times. Spent thoUSnds. Dlr"

Arthur W., NY (2006 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"automatic mechanism on passenger side wouldn't work, finally at dealef, door fell off track and to the floor. they fixed it for free"

Van M., TX (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Automatic rear sliding doors sometimes refuse to open. It has been an ongoing problem"

Joseph L., PA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The sliding door guide wheel broke making it difficult or impossible to close the ride side sliding door"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Both automatic sliding door cables have broke"

Hoss-Sharon A., OH (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Left power sliding door will not close. Dealer installed new hinge"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"passenger side sliding door sometimes jams when opening. Dealer tried to repair but did not fix it. Occurs more often in cold weather"

John I., NC (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"sliding door jams"

E H., CA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"sliding doors malfunctioning. Problem still exists and local dealer charged in full for the repair"

David M., BC (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rear Passenger door difficult to open. Power door system not responding to controls"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The driver's side sliding door is powered. Sometimes it will open the first time the button is pressed, but usually you have to hit it 2 to 5 times before it opens. The problem is only with the unlatch as once it starts opening, it is fine"

Steven T., KY (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Gears in the sliding door motor just broke apart. They were made out of plastic"

Anonymous, MD (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Passenger side door became loud and difficult to operate. I think it needed basic service and lubrication. seems to need a lubricant that consumer can't easily get or apply?"

Anonymous, IA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Rear passenger door slider gets stuck"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Sliding door failed to close and would bounce open. Replaced the locking mechanism and fixed the problem. Dealer repair - they said it was the most typical repair of this type"

Anonymous, MD (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Drivers side sliding door would stick when opened"

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"sliding doors have been a constant issue with this vehicle!"

Patrick P., NY (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The motors on the sliding door fail often. This causes the door to not latch or unlatch while the car is in motion. Once the door slide open while taking a corner"

Anonymous, MI (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"We have had problems with the sliding door. It frequently won't shut"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The electrically operated doors are getting slower and slower. Which probably means an expensive repair in the near future"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Both motorized sliding doors have become harder to operate. Driver side door now closes only if I help it"

Jim E., PA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Driver's side sliding door sticks and jams"

Anonymous, MA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Sliding doors do not always open automatically; often takes three or more tries with the remote, or have to open them manually. Scraping sounds as they open. Door behind the driver often does not close all the way on first attempt"

Anonymous, DC (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"passenger sliding door required replacement of the closing mechanism"

Glen C., OK (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Door hinges have essentially worn out"

Mia F., AB (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"the sliding door wheels that slide on the track are in my opinion of poor design, they wore out"

Robert M., NY (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Have tried more than once to get this problem fixed at the dealer, but the door is still difficult to open and close"

Anonymous, TN (2006 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"sliding doors get dirt/debris in tracks very easily and results in door malfunctioning. Motor is not very powerful and burns out easily - $2500+ to repair"

Ken T., MA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The doors bearings have failed and the locks on the doors will not always release. This was an expense repair and had to be don eon both sides of the vehicle"

Xiomara Y., OH (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"both doors had issues. One fell out before the warranty was out. Last year spent $800-900 fixing door not closing problem. The other door has problems sliding and closing - might have to repair in future to. If the same door has to be repaired twice"

Anonymous, MA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Sliding doors have been repaired over and over... what a nightmare!"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"We had to have one set of latches on the sliding doors replaced as the door failed to engage -- leaving us with a door that would not close properly. We have other issues with the doors -- it appears that the latches do not endure well -- and the doo"

James F., BC (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"One electric sliding door stopped closing, so a mechanic clipped the line because we didn't want to pay for new door, so it is a manual sliding door now. The other door still open electronically after multiple tries"

Phillip K., OH (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Glass defects

"have a noise at highway speeds coming from the passenger side front of the car - think it might be from the windshield, but not 100%-sure - hard to pin-point, even when sitting in pass front seat"

Anonymous, MA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Heated or cooled seat controls

"Heated seat controls work great for 5-10 mins, then stop working. Had it fixed while under warranty - problem is back"

Ken T., MA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Locks and latches

"Intermittent ability of both key fobs to lock and unlock the doors. Intermittent ability of key to start vehicle in park."

Rudy S., FL (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Glove box takes a lot of force to open"

Thomas D., NC (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"driver side lock doesnot work 9 as such you cant lock from inside when driving 0 since we purchased the van"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Mirrors

"paint faded on passenger side"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Sunroof

"It leaks into the ceiling then drips onto front seats"

Lawrence N., CA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"The tailgate no longer stays open, it continuously beeps and tries to close within moments of it opening. It is pretty much unusable right now."

Anonymous, (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"We had to replace the hydraulic lift"

Anonymous, (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Rust due to metal reaction under metal skin. The rust is located on left and right side of the tailgate at the sesame height and distance from the centre of the tailgate. There are numerous other Odysseys the same age without any rust on the tailgate. I understand there may have been a recall but I've been told my van is not covered. It is a US van imported to Canada"

Wes Y., MB (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Trunk does not stay open. It slams shut"

Lisa P., CA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Rear hatch struts required replacing"

Anonymous, KY (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Previously mentioned rust perforation and contact between gate and bumper cover when opening/closing gate"

Wes Y., MB (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The hatch handle does not work, the back wiper has seized up, and the shocks that hold up the door are rusted to death"

Robert M., NY (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Windows

"window regulator cannot be repaired and replacement is $470"

Anonymous, MS (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"main window control failed. probably due to water leaking thru drivers side door seal"

Patrick P., NY (2006 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"

Henry H., SC (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The compressor clutch failed, probably because the compressor was turning hard. It was cooling fine until that point."

Anonymous, (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Temperature controls and interior of air conditioner"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"compressor failed & had to be replaced last summer"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"This happened 8 months ago.since seeing a master mechanic it was recommended replacement of total a/c compressor $$$$"

Anonymous, (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Seized. No more A/C in the van."

Anonymous, (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Couple weeeks ago the AC stopped cooling, I have not repaired it yet."

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace compressor"

Thomas S., FL (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The mechanic said this was the probable issue with my A/C blowing hot air. The compressor was addressed but i still had hot air blowing on the driver side in the middle of the summer :-("

Anonymous, PA (2006 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"A/C stopped working. Needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, QC (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Air came out of the ducts hot. A trusted mechanic said the problem was in the compressor., which he replaced. There were some other climate system maintenance problems which had been overlooked by a dealership servicing several months prior,"

Jack K., WA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Stopped working, very expensive to fix on an old car"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"We've had major repairs on the AC twice. It really doesn't seem to last - granted its an older vehicle"

Don P., TX (2006 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"It stopped working and had to be replaced"

Peter L., CA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"warm air; tried to recharge the refrigerant; high pressure on low pressure line; $1500 repair"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Car does not cool down"

Richard K., NJ (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The air conditioning system has failed repeatedly. We cannot turn on the fan or heat without pressing the AC button to turn it off. If we don't press the off button, the cooling system makes awful noises and causes the engine to hesitate repeatedly"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"A rock from the road penetrated the compressor. It was replaced at my expense. Apparently there is a shield available for free, but installation was extra. This shield now vibrates noisily at 22000 rpm, but the A/C works"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The air conditioner quit working"

Anonymous, AR (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The compressor failed in 2014 so the air conditioner would not produce cool air. I had to pay a lot to replace the compressor"

Paul A., OH (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"AC clutch gone. Replaced it, only lasted 2 months"

Wayne K., MB (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"failed AC compressor and clutch"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"When we hit the A/C switch or the Automatic Climate is set the A/C doesn't always come on. Sometime we have to travel several miles in a hot van while waiting for the system to decide to turn the A/C on"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"The A/C system has started blowing uncooled air randomly. It will be fine and then just stop. Then a little while later, start blowing cold air again."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Climate control but to get it to work it has to be turned way up for heat or way down for ac."

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"When set at 72 degrees and AC on the vent on the drivers produces heat, the passengers side sends out cool air. If the setting is lowered to "Lo" both send out cool air. car has been to two different Honda dealers several times. Problem persists."

Anonymous, IL (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The ac system would stop working. It would nbot put out cold air even when it was very hot. The temerature sensor had to be replaced twice."

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The ventilation ducts on the dashboard are not consistent with respect to controlling temperature. Sometimes, heated air will exhaust from two of the ducts while the AC ejects cold air from the other two ducts."

Anonymous, GA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The drivers side air conditioning did not work when the A/C was on but only the passenger side worked."

Anonymous, WA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Passenger side front & side vents blow hot off the engine - even with A/C. Have not taken it in to fix yet - thinking of getting a new car."

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Thermostat is broken"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Heat comes out of the vents when the system is off"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Operation of the climate control function is very confusing with too many defaults"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The climate control is not able to control cool temperatures. It however, runs the AC at high - very cool temperature"

Gitesh G., NJ (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Driver side--- comes on in heat mode no matter the temperate set or air temp outside.....no always"

Thomas D., NC (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"A solenoid that operates a door in the ventilation system failed. The blower motor failed. The driver-side temperature control failed. Three separate occasions"

Anonymous, LA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Sometimes blows heat when you turn on ac"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Actually I had to replace the 2 front axels on the car, the automatic climate control, steering problem as well. The suspension rides terribly overall"

Dan M., NJ (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Paint cracking and pealing off styling seams on the hood. Brakes fade and start to vibrate very easily if using Honda brakes. Purchased expensive after market pads and rotors and it has improved, but again it was expensive, Device controlling the"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Blows hot air on drivers side when air conditioning is on and chilled on air passenger side. So for the repair shops have not been able to fix the problem"

Anonymous, MD (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Had a chip burn out causing the system to completely shut down"

Timothy G., CA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Both air mix motor failed. Replacement failed"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"get heat on moderately warm days. Will not cool until I put the temp as high as it will go and then back to as cool as it will go. Then I can set the temp and get cool air. Also, the light for the temp on the drivers side the light does not work"

Anonymous, NC (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"Rear blower fan was replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"See my previous answer."

Anonymous, PA (2006 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"Gave up and needed to be replaced"

A L., CA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Every now and then the fan starts blowing hot air on the driver's side"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Noisy fan"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"My regular mechanic suggested I take my Honda to the dealer to replace the blower fan unit. I did, and after paying over $300, found it still did not work properly. My mechanic fixed the problem by replacing the fully clogged cabin filter located behind the glove compartment. The Honda dealer never checked it or didn't care that the new blower still was not effective"

Art C., NY (2006 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"Highway speeds, fan would shut down in front and rear system. Air was cold, but not forced at speed through vehicle"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Condenser

"Discovered in spring that air conditioning wasn't producing cold air. Took it to the dealer, they said they replaced a faulty valve and found no other leaks. After a few weeks, the air conditioning wasn't producing cold air again. Returned to the dealer, and they charged us for a second leak test. This one found a leak in the condenser, which had to be replaced."

Aaron P., WA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The condenser was leaking because of a hole that probably caused by a rock."

Michael M., NM (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"AC suddenly would not cool, and the Honda dealer service dept. claimed it was the condenser which I replaced for $1100. afterward, there was and still is a tremendous differential in temperature from the AC on the driver side AC vents compared to th"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"It stopped working and had to be replaced"

Peter L., CA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Warn out and replaced"

Kevin F., GA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Hole from road debris caused entire fluid reservoir to drain"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"leaked and would not repressurize"

Anonymous, OK (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Condenser developed a leak. Possibly from road debris"

Anonymous, TN (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Electrical failure

"Compressor relay failed"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Heater system

"We simply change a bloqued air filter and that was it!"

Anonymous, QC (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"the system would not convert from heating to Ac"

David V., IN (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Blows very hot air out driver side vents all the time"

David B., IL (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"There was no heat on the driver side. This is a repeat of a problem earlier when the heater system had to be replaced 2-3 years ago. It was repaired in the fall of 16 and may require more work"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"The car is old and we live in an area that uses a lot of salt in winter causing a lot of corrosion. I think this is not a big issue considering the age of the car. I love Honda reliability."

Pallavi P., QC (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The system has a slow leak in the refrigerant."

Anonymous, GA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The refrigerant leaks and we were told it concerns the tubing that runs to the middle seating area. A specialist told us he sees lots of Honda Odysseys with rear area problems like this because the tubing is located under the vehicle in an area that is exposed to salt during the winter which promotes rusting. The specialist offered to fix the problem for $2000 but without any guarantee as to how long the fix would last. The specialist also said getting replacement tubing was difficult because it was so much in demand."

Anonymous, ON (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"a seal cracked and a hose cracked. Freon leaked out. Replaced seal, hose, and Freon. Cost a $130, got lucky on this one"

Stuart S., SC (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"2 cans of refrigerant per year has to be added"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"I had to replace the refrigerant condenser and the entire piping assembly for the vehicle cooling system. Multiple leaks in the piping and the condenser resulted in a totally inoperative cooling system while I was on vacation in Florida"

Bruce G., OH (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Leak in the rear evaporator"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The refrigerant was recharged and the problem persists"

Anonymous, MD (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Found a leak in the O rings and the 2 lines underneath the car that completely depleted the refrigerant in the system"

Anonymous, MA (2006 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"road debris hits it from underneath, this is the second system"

Anonymous, OK (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The system was checked for leaks but there weren't any. I purchased a do-it-yourself recharge kit from an auto store and recharged the system myself. It seems to run pretty well now"

Thomas S., PA (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace entire piping for rear air system"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Leak in line to rear AC unit"

Anonymous, MI (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Cause of refrigerant leak unknown. Situation not diagnosed by dealer"

Anonymous, RI (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"This was related to the same brake issue I stated earlier. Computer didn't pick up on a leak in line correctly causing major issues with the whole system."

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"VSA light came on about 2 years ago. No noticeable change in performance whatsoever. Could not reset. Was advised that module changeout would cost $1500. Decided not to do so since I could not detect any noticeable change in braking. Not worth $1500, in my opinion, to have the VSA operational"

Eric S., BC (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The calipers stuck. The brake light came on but dealer couldn't explain why. Independent shop found the problem"

James K., SC (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The pulsating in the brakes is so strong, you want to take your foot off the brake"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Calipers

"Replaced the calipers three times, the car has only 55000 miles."

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rear wheel Calipers frozen."

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The caliper needed to be replaced as it was causing uneven wear on the break pads."

Anonymous, WI (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Calipers were dragging and scored the rotor on one wheel"

Ken S., MD (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The calipers were sticking and caused the brake light to come on. It was taken to the dealership. They could not identify the problem. It was taken to an independent shop and they diagnosed and fixed the problem. the brake light had been on for a year. Dealer said no problem with brakes"

James K., SC (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Sticking caliper pin caused rapid wear of brake pads on one rear wheel"

Jeffrey H., MO (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"calipers seized shut, causing over heating and wear"

Sandy W., ON (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"brake pads wore out. Resolved by replacement of pads and discs."

Anonymous, MD (2006 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Amazing brake wear. 107k miles"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The rear brakes are wearing out and needed to be replaced."

Benjamin C., OR (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Needed new shoes, calipers"

Vincent S., NY (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Brakes needed Replacement"

Karl F., AL (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"brakes shudder. normal wear after 135,000 miles"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"just normal wear.EBS pads lasted over 60 k miles on front"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The brakes have always been replaced at the dealer and they just don't last very long 30,000 miles tops"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Rear rotor and pad replacement because of rotor corrosion"

K S., ON (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"short life on rotors"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"I was surprised that I didn't notice any brake problem until it was nearly very serious"

Joyce H., AR (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Just normal wear"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Caused squeaking and steering wheel vibrations"

Chris G., TX (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Parking brake

"The parking brake was causing a noise and vibration"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"rear brakes shoes need replacement every 6 months"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"breaks just wore out faster than it was supposed to"

Anonymous, OR (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"replace rotors and pads at least yearly"

Donna N., NC (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The brakes wear unevenly which causes the brakes to pulse when depressed. After new brake pads have been installed, the pulsing re-occurs in approximately 5,000 miles"

Stephen N., CO (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Rear wheel brake wear to both"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"The brakes on this Odyssey have been poor from when it was first purchased. They start grinding and have been replaced more often than any vehicle I have owned"

Anonymous, OK (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Brake rotors resurfaced twice within 1 year"

Jeffrey L., NC (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"They told me I had the wrong pads on the car.they where the ones that came with the car but they charged me for the new ones"

John B., AZ (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"WE HAD NOISE WITH REAR BRAKES..FINALLY WE REPLACED IN June..CORRECTED THE PROBLE..wE PAID $250.00 PLUS pROBLEM SINCE 4000 MILES"

Anonymous, NC (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The brakes appear to wear too quick, such that the garage had to machine or replace them to ensure safety and good braking while driving. I think the material used to make the brakes do not meet average vehicle quality and are not durable"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"On any front wheel drive car it is usually teh front brake pads that wear first. This mini van goes through a set of REAR disc pads every year since purchase. All seems to operate normally that could cause this (calipers are fine, parking brake is"

William M., VA (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Pulsation or vibration

"Experienced the typical Honda brake shudder when I purchased this used Odyssey EX-LT. Changing to metallic pads (but no rotor resurfacing) has eliminated the shudder over six months and greatly increased brake bite and pedal feel (with lower pedal effort). The downside - very dusty wheels. There are other pads that should not shudder and have low-dusting which I will try soon."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Regular brake failure

"Brake line had a leak that the computer system didn't pick up on consistently. Occasionally a warning would pop up on the dash but when you turned the van off it went away. This continued randomly for a few months just occasionally. After a few months it came on and stayed on but it was a big issue as air had gotten trapped in the brake line. It was an expensive and long fix that made the van completely unsafe to drive till it was fixed. Had the computer picked up on it earlier it wouldn't have been nearly as big of a fix."

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"Pulsation/vibration of the vehicle under braking is the result of warped disc brake rotors. Machining he rotors resolves the problem for about 6 months at which point the problem returns. Replacing the rotor with an aftermarket brand renders the same results. All mounting points on the rotor were checked each time for seized components but none were found."

Anonymous, BC (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"40000"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The front rotors warped, causing excessive vibration when driving and braking."

Anonymous, WI (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"A recurring problem with warped rotors to the point where the steering shudders strongly. several brands tried and failed. One set lasted 9000 Km. Several replaced under warranty because of short duration."

Mike J., BC (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"One wheel. Caliper wore down. Dragged on the rotor and scored it. Did not need replacement but was resurfaced"

Ken S., MD (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"goes thru warped rotors yearly"

Donna N., NC (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"This has been an ongoing problem with one set of front rotors lasting only 9000 Km. Our mechanic says this is a chronic problem with Hondas of that era. As the rotors wear light braking can produce violent vibration in the steering wheel. This seems more prevalent on long trips at highway speed. Some of the rotors were replaced under manufacturer warranty"

Anonymous, BC (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Warped rotors that rusted in place. Required extra labor to remove and replace,"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Have to have rotors turned several times in two years. Causes vibrations when brakes applied"

Barry D., FL (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"As mentioned, had to purchase expensive after market brakes and rotor to get the vibration to stop"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"they seem to warp ever 12 thoUSnd miles. boeght EBS rotors and they lasted 3 times as long"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Front rotors are not big enough for the weight of the vehicle. My last SUV was a Chevrolet Astro van, the front rotors went over 200000 miles and were never replaced"

David M., CA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"I have had issues with the rotors since about the 2nd year of ownership...i finally replaced the rotors in my 6th year of ownership. I just couldn't find a solution other than this. The shaking drove me nuts!"

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Squeaking

"dealer replaced brake pads"

Richard N., MN (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Squeaking was the closest description. It sounded like something was out of alignment as there was a rubbing noise every tire rotation when the breaks were applied, loud enough that passengers noticed it. It was not the ABS"

G M., OH (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"When backing up the rear brakes were rubbing against the disk and causing noise"

Bryand S., TX (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Squeaking and vibrating during brake application, attributed to worn rotors"

Chris G., TX (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"When trying to open or close second seats doors electronically it would squeak but not function. I had to have the motor replaced ($350.) I would buy another Honda, I just do the regular maintenance when due and expect for it to reach 200,000 miles"

Anonymous, NH (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"When we break while turning a load squeak from the left ahnd side can be heard. The dealership was not able to pinpoint the soruce of the problem"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"wheel well lining came off"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rubber along front driver/passenger windows broken or falling apart. Roof rubber strip keeps popping off and have to re-glue"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Front bumper sits to low and catches on parking blocks/barriers, causing the bumper to pull away and it fell off once and had to be screwed back on. It is cheaply made plastic type material that seems flimsy."

Sandra D., NC (2006 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"Plastic under body panel came loose and was dragging"

Richard H., AB (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Body moldings falling off or starting to fall off"

Everett F., WA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The slightest tap of the bumpers causes the rear quarter panel to pop out of alignment"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"roof trim moulding became seperated"

Brian S., FL (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The main problem was the low bumper, and some exterior trim also coming loose around the wheels. The bumper was so low it would catch on curbstones and then actually tear off as I tried to back out of the spaces. We had it fixed several times but it was just too low by design. By the end we had it strapped up with zip ties!"

Wendy S., FL (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"plastic front fascia and wheel well under-pieces become loose due to plastic fasteners failing"

John H., TN (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Both the front and rear bumper covers are loose and misaligned"

Gregory E., AK (2006 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"Front and rear side panels continually come loose and become misaligned. More of a nuisance than anything else. Honda does not seem to be able to apply a permanent fix. They seem to kind of tack it together, and it comes loose easily"

Anonymous, IA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The composite bumpers when slightly hit cause the side lower panel to pop loose. This is true of both the front and real bumper"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Front bumper wraparound molding doesn't stay connected where it attaches to the left and right fenders. Had to put screws in to keep it from popping loose and flapping at speeds about 35 mph"

- W., AE (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Plastic base pieces of passenger seat have no longer fit together properly"

Lisa P., CA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Driver seat leather coming off side of seat"

Anonymous, KY (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"There was a problem with paint adhering to the primer. But it is difficult to get Honda to admit to it."

Rudy S., FL (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Severe paint failure. Paint peeling off roof and other parts of car."

Thomas S., FL (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The clear coat on the outside has been fading for a few years now"‿ the paint job on the top of the car and hood look bad."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The paint on the roof just above the front windshield has been steadily peeling off and exposing grey primer. This problem started for me about 3 years ago. And because of the age of the vehicle I just simply accepted it as just being old and weather-beaten. But I've never seen another vehicle other than assembler Honda Odyssey do this paint peel which is pretty bad."

Anonymous, ON (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Paint on hood is peeling and Honda will not fix it under warranty. This problem has been going on for about 5 years."

Worth S., NC (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The paint actually began cracking and peeling off when the car was only about five years old, due to a defect. We are upset because Honda didn't tell us that they had extended the warranty for the paint because they knew it was defective. So, we ended up not getting it fixed because we would have had to pay a lot to have the whole car painted."

Melissa I., CA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"We think the van was repaint without us knowing it. It's the bumper paint that is peeling. Nothing bad."

Anonymous, QC (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The Navy Blue paint is peeling in random places all over the vehicle. Primarily in small patches this started occurring before warranty expired but my wife failed to notify Honda"

Scott M., AL (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The paint started peeling off the top and hood of the car after the warranty expired, so we figured there was nothing we could do. We found out later that Honda had extended the warranty to address the paint issue because it was a defect, but they never informed us about the extension, so the extended warranty expired before we could have our car painted under warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Clear coat on hood peeling badly. Dealership says not under recall and they will not repair. Not good advertising"

Worth S., NC (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"So the paint was actually recalled but the black areas on the door the door have serious fading (or starting to wear away) but that part was not on the recall"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Cracked paint on driver side rear bumper. Used factory touch up paint but continues to crack and flake. Result of a minor bump into a low wall while reversing vehicle"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"paint comes off on top panels of the van, hood, and areas on top of van"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Since. He car has only been serviced by the dealer, from day one, the dealer rectified the problem with no cost to me"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Paint is peeling off bumpers, front and back"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Paint has chipped off in a few places"

Barbara H., VT (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Paint is peeling off front-facing roof and hood"

Lawrence N., CA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Paint on our hood is peeling, and we have noticed this as an issue on several other Honda Odyssey Vans"

Jon S., MA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"cracking, peeling"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"the slightest tap on the bumper causes a blemish or scratch"

Richard T., LA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The white paint had small specs of rust that have shown up over wide areas of the van"

Anonymous, MI (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Paint is peeling on plastic bumpers"

John B., AZ (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Paint on roof of vehicle is peeling at a fairly rapid pace in one area"

Gerald D., MO (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Dark Blue paint all over the vehicle body is flaking away. Large areas on roof over windshield, and hood of vehicle, especially"

Anonymous, DC (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Clear coat peeling off in places"

Wayne K., MB (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"paint on the hood is starting to peel off"

Anonymous, BC (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Paint is falling off the car. The paint is peeling away from the primer. This was a recall I think for one color of paint but not white. The roof is now mostly grey as are spots on the side as well. Crazy defect that the paint is not sticking to"

William M., VA (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"in some sports the paint has faded down to the primer"

William M., CA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"the paint is peeling all over the car"

Anonymous, MN (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Rust

"Both rear quarter panels behind the wheels began rusting (in my mind, prematurely) many miles ago. I fault Honda with either a poor design or inferior steel used on the body. I have seen numerous other Odysseys with the exact same location of rust. A perfectly good looking minivan now looks ridiculous. Shame on Honda for such quality issues. It's the only rust on the entire vehicle!"

Neal C., NY (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Significant rust has developed behind both rear wheel fenders. Compared to other vehicles I've owned, I expected better from Honda."

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rust on tailgate from apparent metals conflict within gate itself. Two very evident rust spots from beneath sheet metal. Unsightly paint bubbles, peeling and rusting at those two spots. Contacted Honda USA (I'm in Canada but purchased a used US model in Canada) and apparently there was warranty coverage for rusting tailgates for some models of Odysseys, but not my particular model or year (Touring edition). Was told by Honda Canada that since it is a US model, they couldn't help me."

Wes Y., MB (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Rust perforation on gate under glass. Paint bubbling and flaking off"

Wes Y., MB (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Had rust the first day we picked it up- dealership took it in to fix rust on back tailgate but it quickly came back and they refused to address it"

Mia F., AB (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The paint was redone under warranty and now the those paint areas are now all rusting and pealing"

Xiomara Y., OH (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rust over the driver side quarter panel"

Earle E., KS (2006 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

"Belt broke and had to replace it"

Jose C., TX (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The idler pulley bearing and the vibration damper went bad. While this work was done I had the timing belt, water pump, and vibration damper replaced"

David M., CA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Tensioner bolt breakage. 2 times in 2 years"

Anonymous, MA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Difficult to fill up gas tank

"warning light comes on if gas cap not properly tightened"

Anonymous, SC (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Engine computer

"Computer interferes with charging system. Auto shop disconnected a wire and fix the problem. Now I have an indicator on my dashboard that doesn't really matter"

Steven R., MI (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Check engine light illuminated, causing delay of vacation trip. Checked at dealer, found nothing"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

"Timing belt needed replacement"

Anonymous, MI (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Engine mounts

"Motor mount worn and had to be replaced."

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"There is a an active engine mount that counteracts vibration from shutting down cylinders. This failed and was very expensive to replace"

Martin C., AZ (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Front engine mount broken"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Electronic/active engine mount failure at 195,000km. Approx $800 to repair due to very high parts cost"

Anonymous, BC (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"2 engine mounts failed requiring replacement"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Engine noise and vibration on acceleration"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"repeated problems with this vehicle & worn out engine mounts; replaced 3x in it's life"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"3 engine mounts broke"

Scott S., MO (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Three of the engine mounts wore out, causing significant vibration when the car shifted up or down"

Thomas L., LA (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Seems to be a common problem but was never recalled by Honda"

Anonymous, CO (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission Engine Mount broke"

Kenneth O., NY (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The front engine mount failed. Replaced by my auto repair shop. Other engine mounts are close to failing. The failed engine mount caused vibration and excess noise when the van went into ECO mode"

Anonymous, MD (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Serious overall design flaw. Mounts were too soft, poorly designed"

Jo W., CA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"2 of three mounts failed at 90000 miles"

Bruce B., WA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace front engine mount. $1200"

Anonymous, MA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace engine mounts. Apparently a common problem on Hondas, not just Odysseys"

Anonymous, TN (2006 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"We had problems with all engine mounts including a hydraulic engine mount that is very expensive to replace"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"3 of 4 mounts were failing"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Oil leaks

"Have to add oil every 2 weeks"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Engine had intermittent oil leak. After dye test, rear main seal replaced."

Anonymous, IN (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Oil pan is starting to leak and should be replaced at a cost of $571.93. Service Mgr. preferred to have that done at the next regular service as there was still a large amount of good oil in the pan and didn’t want to dispose of it at this time. There should not be any problem waiting until next service and I agreed."

Anonymous, NC (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The valve cover gaskets are leaking. This is the second time I have had this issue in the past 3-4 years, and I don't think this should have occurred multiple times."

William H., FL (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"expensive seals and valves leak -- 1000$"

Donna N., NC (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"There was so much oil on the engine that it was difficult to determine the cause. The mechanic started with the easiest (and least expensive) fix. But it still leaked so we had to do more repairs. The spark plugs got oily so we had to replace them too."

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"oil dripping from the motor probably as a result of age"

Anonymous, LA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Oil plug in the pan is a bad design and the dealer cross threaded the pan in an oil change. Seems to be a common issue according to the dealer"

Anonymous, MT (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"both valve cover gaskets were leaking oil"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"It was valve cover gasket need to get change and I changed water pump and timing belts and coil packs and alternator battery but the van rides like it's still new those were routine maintenance I can't believe the van has 210000 miles and ride the way it does also had problem with flat proof tires and rims had to replace tires and rim"

Exavien F., GA (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Engine seal"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"Oil leak at spool valve. Very expensive, $700, to replace valve"

Jonathan M., FL (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Some seals damaged"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"In oil sensor malfunction"

Anonymous, MO (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Oil leaking out of the engine and the dealer trying to fix it multiple times"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Very small oil leak. Still trying to figure out the source"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Leaks oil when parked on an incline"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Problem(s) fueling the tank

"The fueling neck had corroded causing fuel to spill out under the car instead I'd run into the tank when I was refueling vehicle. I had been smelling fuel everytime the tank was full for several months before the gas spill at the station happened."

Anonymous, (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

12V power plug

"The two power outlets located in the front of the van constantly blow the fuse when phone chargers are plugged into them. The dealer's response to this was to ask what types of phones we had and who was our cell service provider. When told that we had android phones with service by Verizon, the dealer said yeah this was a problem with Verizon chargers. They replaced the fuse (done under both original and extended warranty multiple times!) only to have it blow the next time a phone charger was plugged into either of the plugs. We bought new charger cords and the problem still occured. We even asked a Verizon technician and he responded that he had never heard of a problem such as this and doubted it had anything to do with the brand of phone or service provider. He suspected it was due to either a design or manufacturing defect. It should be noted that there is no problem with plugging in our Verizon phone charger for our Android phones into the 12v power plugs in the rear of the van. We no longer try to use the 12v charging plugs in the front of the van."

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)
Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"Alarm goes off randomly with no indication of cause or visible fault"

Scott M., AL (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Somehow the electrical system shorts out when there is heavy rain. The remote will not unlock the doors, so one must use the key to unlock them. The alarm system is then triggered and won't turn off for a long period of time"

Anonymous, MA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The seatbelts do not retract promptly. This causes the door to close on it damaging the sensor for the door. The alarm goes off for no reason, it cannot be locked remotely, and the interior light stays on as it thinks that the door is ajar"

C F., MD (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Body control module

"The van has electric automatic passenger doors. The module that opens and closes the doors had to be replaced twice and still occasionally does not totally close the door."

Bryand S., TX (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"O2 Sensor went bad it is pricey"

Anonymous, (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"A door has stopped working"

Anonymous, UT (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Right rear taillight keeps going out. Have replaced bulb a couple of times, but it's gone out again."

Anonymous, MO (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"One tail light was out"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Gauges

"tire pressure sensors failed.. would cost $1k to replace...i check my own tire pressure like the old data"

Anonymous, (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Lights in the dash have been going out"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Headlights

"The low beam headlights were never sufficiently bright at nights to see clearly beyond 120ft."

Anonymous, ON (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"I added that into the previous box, but the headlights will randomly stop working along with other issues described in the previous box."

Anonymous, WI (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Last 24 months, need to change headlight bulbs annually, on both sides. Never had this problem before"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Exterior lens cover clouding over due to sun deteriorating the hard plastic"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Low Beam Contacts were intermittent, bulb replaced and problem has been fixed"

Anonymous, WI (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"BURNED OUT"

Herb S., AL (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Foggy headlights, the lights are poor, bad visibilty"

Jerry L., PA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"burned out bulb"

Ann P., IL (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Heated or cooled seats

"The heated seats have partially failed in one seat and the switch for the other seat needs replacing"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Interior lights

"Dash Lights (HVAC system) are going out"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Dash board lights for the climate control are gone. In teh night I need to turn on the interior lights to see the control names. I plan to fix by myself but I had not done yet."

Anonymous, (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The dash lights blink, go on and off. My turn signals stop working at times, no windshield wipers, the interior lights either won't shut off or stop working randomly To add to that headlights will stop working too.."

Anonymous, WI (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"About half of the interior dash lights have stopped working. This includes climate control lights, gear selector lights and radio controls."

Wes Y., MB (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Half of the dashboard lights do not work. It is apparently a computer board problem which is very expensive to repair"

Wes Y., MB (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Dash lights in climate controls no longer work"

Everett F., WA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"trunk light shorted, fixed, and shorted again"

Anonymous, NM (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Heater backlight was burnt out"

Anonymous, AB (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Climate control lighting went out on driver's side. Did not repair, as the cost is exorbitant. Would need to replace the entire module"

Wayne W., PA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Half the lights are out on radio"

Jerry L., PA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"some interior lights have been out for quite a while honda had told us a couple times there is no problem. that was lights worked periodically"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Interior LCDs are out for Climate Control"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"One of the dash lights failed soon after buying the van and the lights near the shift sometimes will not turn on unless the side of the panel is struck"

Mark S., RI (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The bulbs for the heat controls. The heat stopped because of a bad resister"

Edward C., ME (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Keyless entry

"Main entry passenger door will not unlock all the way and causes other doors to not want to unlock or lock all the way when you press unlock on keyless entry button. Also does not always lock doors on inside when I use door button lock, lock does not engage all the way down on two doors or only grips partially"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Electronic locks are not working"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Terrible problems with the rear sliding doors. Do not always open with the remote which I reported to the National Safety Commission as i regard this as a safety hazard. Would not be able to get passengers out from the rear if in an accident"

A A., CT (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Remote engine starter

"starter motor failure - replaced"

Duane T., AL (2006 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)
Warning lights

"Battery light comes on intermittently in the past 12 months. Charging system is showing 14V so I do not know what is causing the drop"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Vehicle taken to dealer for recall to replace cover on fuel pump. Airbag light on after service but dealer refused to reset without charge"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

"rear window wipe/washer quit"

Anonymous, (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The back wiper motor failed, and is another expensive fix"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"May have been due to clogged drain lines."

Thomas S., FL (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Put in new windshield and now have "air leaks" or whistling when driving 20-45 mph."

Anonymous, (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Leak into back hatch area. Last summer. Not sure if resolved yet."

Anonymous, BC (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"dried out door seals"

Jon L., MN (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Odyssey rear tailgate has filled with water following a rainstorm and a carwash. This occurred 3 times over the past 6 months. Water is probably entering through a tail-light fixture"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Squeakee doors"

Wilbur W., WI (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Water leak on roof caused by luggage rack mounting bracket"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Rear driver side door fell off track destroying door motor."

Anonymous, OH (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Water started getting into the back of the van and ruined the carpet. I had to take the stopper out from the bottom. The seals were finally replaced"

Willaim B., TX (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Living close to the ocean, constant washing is required or things rust easily"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"The tailgate took in rainwater. Shop said replace tail light gaskets. I did. Then shop replaced gaskets again to fix it. $400 + damaged back seats"

Anonymous, NC (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Seal around windshield not good"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The passenger sliding door has developed a leak around the top of the window when it rains. The seals are all letting noise from the road in. Thus, the car is rather loud inside now"

Tracey B., AZ (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"I believe I was told that the leak is related to the timing chain housing"

Gerald D., MO (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"The dealership remounted the engine block. I don't think they replaced enough of the mounts."

Janet H., (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Both front strut assemblies required replacing due to rattles. Drover side strut assembly broke into two pieces."

Anonymous, (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"wind noise coming from the window even when it was shut"

Anonymous, OR (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Sliding side doors squeak and rattle"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Flappers on rear AC/Heat unit are getting looser and looser, causing a persistent rattle even on relatively smooth roads. Unit still heats and cools properly"

Michael P., GA (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Something metal has come loose behind the drivers side rear wall of the car, just over the left rear wheel well area. Constant loud rattle when driving"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Most of the problems we are having are simply age/mileage issues and require normal maintenance, but the body hardware and general squeaks and noises (including wind and pavement intrusion) have been an issue for years. We've owned two Odyssey's (first one (2001)had paint issues plus transmission failure) and I wish we would have chosen the Toyota Sienna"

Anonymous, CO (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"I have talked with the dealer and they are not interested"

A A., CT (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Over time the car has developed rattles that are annoying. Can't seem to find where they are coming from. The van was very quiet when we first got it"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The rubber seals around the windows have dried out, and going over bounces it sounds terrible. Fixing it in not feasible because of the expense and effort"

Thomas K., MD (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The breaks squeal often. We have had this checked multiple times. We have been told there is nothing wrong, probably a feature of the car"

Anonymous, AR (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Several, loudest passenger side sliding door and frame in front of it"

Anonymous, MI (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

"At highway speeds only, there is a whistle caused by airflow that emanates somewhere from the front of the vehicle, located somewhere from the windshield. I have no idea how to address this without spending tons of money to troubleshoot it."

Neal C., NY (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Problem hasn't resolved it seems the wind noise is getting worse. I believe part of the wind problem is weather stripping on the doors"

Anonymous, (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"This has always been a problem. I can estimate my speed by how much I have to turn up the volume on the radio to hear."

Anonymous, (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The vehicle is very noisy.while driving it is not a quiet drive"

Anonymous, (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"I have no idea how to fix a whistling noise that occurs anytime the vehicle is driven over 40 mph. I can't physically see anything wrong with the door or window trim or windshield, but somehow air is getting trapped and causes an annoying whistle."

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"When traveling on the highway there is a whistle coming from one of the seals on a window or door. Not sure which."

Anonymous, OH (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"After windshield was replaces, the trim would not seat properly causing wind turbulance to generate wind noise"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Had some monor whistling around passenger door/window. Also has some minor body problems where connections between panels around front wheel well came undone"

Burton W., MI (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Drivers side sliding door. Despite repairs to gasket around door, air noise still exists"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"whistling noise from somewhere in cabin"

Paki M., CA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Wind noise is worst of any car I've driven. Auto side doo opening switches are slow and wearing out. CD player skips so can't play CD"

Bob C., CA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The car has become louder and louder. I live in Arizona so the heat may be why the seals on the doors are failing. I have to have my kids repeat themselves a lot from the 2nd row"

Tracey B., AZ (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"had windshield smashed when car was new and had it replaced. After replacement started to get wind noise but was stated not the cause of wind noise. noise still heard in car but can not find from where it comes. very intermittent not all the time"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"It failed, battery ran down while driving, had it towed to dealer for repair."

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Sep 2018, Malfunctioned in Jacksonville, FL during trip. replaced by Honda with after market altenator. bareley made it back to Charleston SC and quit again. Replaced by Honda with Honda altenator. Aug 2020 quit again!"

Anonymous, (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced original alternator at 164000 miles. Not bad. Had jumpstart battery to get home. Replaced myself. No worries."

Anonymous, OH (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Alternator bearing failed"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Alternator shorted out and had to be replaced."

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"It died on highway trip"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Gave out. Not really had problems for a long time. First major problem. Car just died while we were at a store. Replaced battery thinking it was the battery. It was actually the alternator"

Anonymous, AE (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Alternator burned out and quit charging the battery. i replaced it myself"

Michael P., MO (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"nut holding the pulley came off while on the highway, causing the serpentine belt to jump off. This took out my alternator and power steering. By the time we got to a dealer, the alternator shaft was chewed up and we needed a new alternator"

John I., NC (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Alternator filed on interstate highway at night. Managed to limp to repair shop with no lights. Cost $636. Previous alternator replacement two years ago, but not under warranty now"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Alternator failed and needed to be replaced"

Scott B., NJ (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"loose battery positive terminal clamp caused the alternator to die and the battery was severely depleted and needed to be replaced. The clamp was a part of a $500 wiring harness so I didn't replace it but I did bend the clamp to tighten it up"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"routine failure. AZ heat is hard on batteries and they never last as long as the warantee"

Martin C., AZ (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Battery drained in less than a year. Neither of two repair shops could explain it, but did attribute a possible connection to the high-pitched engine noise I experience after driving for 20 minutes or more. Noise present in park, idle at light, and while in motion"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"no big deal, the battery simply needed to be replaced"

David K., MO (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Battery just wore out"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Routine battery replacement"

Thomas L., LA (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Battery was from Sam's with a 5 year full replacement warranty and as the battery was severely depleted, it was replaced at no charge by Sam's"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Battery cables

"Battery cable corroded and would not tighten, replaced myself"

Michael P., MO (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Starter

"It failed. Replaced it, and running fine since."

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Sudden death while out of town, towed, replaced. After 14 years, this is only one of about 5 minor problems. No complaints. Typical stuff, battery, alternator, tires, spark plugs, consumables etc."

Anonymous, OH (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Had to have starter replaced twice within 3 month period"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Starter failed and had to be replaced."

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"towed vehicle to dealership after 3 of us tried repeatedly to start the car. Mechanic sat down and car started. Installed new starter"

Martin T., NC (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Starter failed and vehicle had to be towed to the dealer. Starter replace at no cost to me"

Bruce G., OH (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Starter motor quit at around 110,000 miles"

Anonymous, MD (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Starter quit suddenly. I believe a solenoid problem. Honda does not sell the solenoid separately, so had to buy a complete new starter"

Anonymous, OR (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"There was no warning that the starter was failing"

Mark S., RI (2006 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

CV joint

"The passenger side inner boot busted and had begun to fail. Replaced passenger side CV axle."

Wes C., GA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"car started to shake. I replaced both CV joints."

Robert Z., HI (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"both cv joints completely out"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Boot was leaking. Axle with new boot was replaced"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"broken boot covers"

George B., FL (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Driveline vibration

"All motor mounts were cracked and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"started vibrating after 40 mph , hd to replace drive axel"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Recall; torque converter"

Anonymous, NC (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Driveshaft or axle

"axles wore and had to be replaced in the middle of a cross country road trip"

Ted B., MN (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"power steering pump torn outboard axle boots"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"vibration, fixed by installation of new axles"

Anonymous, AL (2006 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"Vibration caused be both axles going bad"

Hoss-Sharon A., OH (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"vibration"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"I have never heard of having to have the front axles replaced on a front-wheel drive car before. It was very expensive"

Anonymous, OK (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"cv joint making noise"

William P., IL (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Electrical failure

"Alternator died in the middle of the road."

Jounghoon B., BC (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"We have had problems with the climate control blowing hot air when it is hot outside. I moved the the controls all the way down and all the way up and then back and it seems to correct it"

Willaim B., TX (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Relay failure. Delray Honda of Delray Florida had an automatic diagnostic charge of $150. The actual repair would have been less than $100 total to replace the relay. I paid more because of the A/C diagnostic fee"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Bad electrical cables"

Anonymous, NC (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Stability control (ESC)

"In the 2006, its call a VSA, Vehicle Stability Assist. Honda said that the section of the computer that controls this has stopped working. All other systems are functioning correctly. The cost to repair is approximately $1200, so it's not been replaced."

John H., MD (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Within two years the stability control yellow light went on and indicated a problem, however, the dealer indicated this was not covered by the manufacturer's warranty and then said it would cost over $1500 to fix."

Anonymous, ON (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"some module in the "computer" system died. I don't remember the details, except it cost over $400 to fix"

Anonymous, NC (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Traction control

"Cold weather would only allow car to move 20mph due to transmission control"

Anonymous, MN (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Transfer case

"rear main seal completely went out"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"CD player is too sluggish to operate anymore. Not sure why and can't afford to pay to fix it."

Anonymous, MO (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"System will say cd jammed occasionally and make you eject the cd and reload it. Sometimes this has to be fine multiple times before it works again. Usually happens after trying to skip songs"

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"has 6 CD changer. CDs get stuck, and player skips through or hangs on tracks"

Van M., TX (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"CD player stopped working. DVD player can play CDs so that is what we do"

Anonymous, NC (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The CD player gave an error reading when turn on"

Anonymous, SC (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"CD Changer skips excessively during cold weather (below 50 degrees) making it impossible to listen to CDs"

- W., AE (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"When playing a cd it some times skips when still cold But it gets better as it warms up"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"When I hit the CD button, nothing happens"

Tom S., IN (2006 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"CD player is jumping"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Display screen difficult to see

"Lumination stopped working on some of the keys so you can't see some of the control bottoms at night"

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)