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 5 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

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

Owner Reports

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

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

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

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

Read more about extended warranties
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 2008 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

"Tires wearing unevenly."

Daniel S., TX (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"bad street holes"

Robert G., IL (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"I have complained numerous times about this car pulling to the right, however the dealership consistently says there is no issue"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Bushings

"needed to replace front bushings at around 65000 miles. Very early for a car with used for low mileage daily drives to school and errands on well paved roads. Cost was about $1000 to repair. Honda gave me a $350 Honda gift card as an accomodation"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Power steering leaks

"I have to add power steering fluid about once every other month. This action is probably due to a small leak."

Frederick B., FL (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Slow leak that they attribute to the hoses"

Anonymous, NC (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Slow leak. Price to change $1200. Mechanic told us to watch the fluid level and add fluid when necessary"

Anonymous, NC (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Hose started leaking, leading to having to replace pump and filter"

Anonymous, WI (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Car started making noise--dealer noticed small leak in power steering. Was fixed and no problems since"

Anonymous, WI (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"hose was replaced"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Pump had to be replaced due to hard steering during slow speeds"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"A significant whine developed in the power steering pump. Service Tech replaced the pump and changed the fluid."

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Power steering does not provide adequate assist at low speed in a parking lot making it very hard to turn the wheel"

Andrew C., GA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Power steering started to not work well"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Turning at parking lot speeds was so difficult it was like not having power steering and I was glad I was a strong male. I had to 3 (or 4 sometimes) point leaving parking spots."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Honda extended the power steering pump, but mine failed after the extended warranty..."

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The power steering system in this van is a repeat problem. Replaced the pump for the second time in two years this spring."

Terence O., TX (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"at slow speed the power steering did not work"

Robert G., IL (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Squeaking noise when making slow turns. Slight leak. Need to replace power steering unit"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Pump had to be replaced because of a leak in the power steering line... along with having to replace the filter in the line"

Anonymous, WI (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The power steering suddenly stopped working. Took it to my mechanic. The pump had gone and metal had wrecked the entire system. It cost around $2,000 to repair"

Tim W., TX (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Loud noises from the steering system when steering at slow speeds in cold weather"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"replaced pump and hoses"

Anonymous, MN (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Have had pump replaced on warrantee two times so far"

Anonymous, CO (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The power steering system leaks when hot, allowing air to mix with fluid. When the fluid gets foamy, the power steering doesn't function"

Casey F., NM (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Steering hard to turn, defect in the make and year and dealer would not honor replacement, had to pay for fix ourselves"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Hard to steer at low speeds"

Richard M., MO (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The Power Steering Pump was replaced under warranty, and it is acting up again"

William M., TX (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Honda covered the first repair. The second wasn't covered because we didn't have it repaired by a Honda dealer"

John N., IA (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Power Steering pump was replaced under warranty and is failing again"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"pump does not operate well at low speeds. "Fixed" 3 times. Told it was a bad design by dealer. It takes the upper body strength of Arnold Schwarzenegger to turn into a parking stall. Does better if you switch gear to neutral a& raise RPM's"

Anonymous, NE (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"hard to turn at low speeds, was recalled"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The pump had worn out and we (drivers) didn't even realize it, the van still handled well. The Service Manager at the Honda dealership noticed it and informed us. It handles much better at low speeds now. Occurred with 170000 miles odo"

James P., TN (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Power steering pump replaced for the second time"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"I had taken it in to the dealership because it was making a weird noise, they told me it was just the cold temperatures. Later, it failed and the fixed the pump,but not the belts. Then it failed again, because the new pump was too much for the old belt. So after 3 visits to the dealership, they finally fixed the issue. The total cost was about $2000. Later I found out there had been a recall that I hadn't known about"

Lani C., TX (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"power steering fails when slowing to turn"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"We took the car to the dealer because too much effort to steer. We were told that we had to get the steering rack replaced because it was leaking. This was going to cost around $3000. We called around to several other dealers who were skeptical that the rack could possibly need to be replaced. We went to one of the other dealers and they told us that the pump needed to be replaced, and that there was a service campaign for it but the car was out of warranty. Since we had the car in for stee"

Anonymous, MI (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"I've had the power steering pump replaced four times since we bought the vehicle. The last one only lasted 18 months, but Honda refused to replace it the last time as it was out of warranty"

Anonymous, CO (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Power steering pump failure. Leaking at first, then some loss of power steering at low speeds"

Anonymous, TN (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"replaced the power steering pump was not turning well at low speeds"

Anonymous, WI (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"broke twice despite dealer repair"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"One rear shock is leaking It has not been replaced yet."

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"We've had several problems with steering and struts. Ultimately, replacements were needed. It is assumed by our mechanic, that the strut problem led to poor tire wear."

Frank N., TX (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Struts, bump stops, dust boots, lower control arms and bushings reportedly all needed to be replaced - dealer cost >$2000"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced shocks & struts April 2017. $1231.00. This stopped the vibration in steering wheel"

Kathie F., CA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Needed replacement -- not an uncommon repair for a nine-year-old vehicle, but the price $2400 for all four struts"

Jeff P., MD (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"Front sway bar was worn. Not bad considering almost 200,000 km of use."

Edward W., MB (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"increased steering effort at low speeds. Loud vibration after slowing down from highway speed to low speed. Been to dealer several times but not fixed yet. Now dealer wants to replace rack, but too costly so we did not get it fixed"

Anonymous, MI (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Steering rack requires replacement to keep power steering pump from running excessively and losing power steering fluid"

Mike J., NY (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Had to have the rack replaced costing $800, plus $800 for labor totaling a $1663.00 repair bill and three days in the shop"

Anonymous, AL (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"I had to replace the CV joints that cost $1000 for the pair thru Honda"

Anonymous, BC (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"leaking some power steering fluid internally. So far not a big issue but need to keep an eye on it"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"Needed dynamic balancing"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Steering wheel wabbles like anything when you are at a speed over 55 mph and then try to apply breaks. It totally sucks"

Murali R., VA (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"At a high speed the steering wheel began shaking a lot. I had to slow down on the expressway. An alignment fixed the problem"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Stuttering at highway speeds. Can't remember the exact cause (joints, bearings, tie rods etc, just don't recall right now). Cost to fix was over $700 at dealership"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"I still have some vibration on the highway at times. Tires are new and balanced as well"

Anonymous, BC (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Problem resolved when shocks & struts were replaced"

Kathie F., CA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Tie rods

"Simply wore out, needed replacement."

Daniel S., TX (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"worn per dealer, replaced"

Kenneth S., WI (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace the right front inner tie rod"

Linwood S., NC (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"I needed new tie rods before the alignment could be adjusted"

Anonymous, MI (2008 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"I think it was the tie rod or left axel. It had been making a noise when turning the wheel since new. The noise had become much louder and the mechanic finally agreed something needed fixing. After the repair all is well"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Tire wear is uneven

"Excessive tire wear has plagued this car since the beginning. For whatever reason, we seem to burn through tires at an alarming rate regardless of what we do."

Frank N., TX (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Alignment/wheel balance led to tire wear & suspension repairs"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"There seems to be a significant amount of torque steering causing tire wear. Alignment is often good when serviced, but tires tend to cup and wear unevenly"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Wheel balance

"I think this problem is result of Sam's club improper rotation of NONDIRECTIONAL TIRES. Michelin tires only had about 15000 miles on them when I purchased Odssey, 1st owner had tires rotated before I purchased &at my direction I had tires x type rotated. Resulted in awful vibration & bounce. Questioned Sam's & auto manager said they ALWAYS only rotate froront to back ir-regardless of type of tire unless customer specified differently. So, tried put tires back to posiision before rotation. Didn,t correct vibration, Tried 3 other positions, no correction. Bought newtires, corected vibration"

Anonymous, KY (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"Rear wheel bearing bad. Took 3 trips to dealer to resolve"

Michael C., FL (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Both Hub Bearings were defective,but after 80,ooo miles who is going to complain"

Mary F., NC (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"rear bearing made severe noise on a trip, and had to be replaced"

Earl C., AL (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Rear wheel bearings had to be replaced on both sides"

Anonymous, ID (2008 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

"Wed have had to replace the compressor three times in five years. The a/c system malfunctions about once a year"

Anonymous, LA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Bad Compressor Relay."

Anonymous, SC (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Fan was blowing regular air, not cool."

Scott W., WI (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Had a similar issue w a different odyssey, is this a pattern"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"failed after 11 years; not fixed yet; scheduled. 1500 Can $ if it needs compressor which is what I expect. first serious repair not on warranty."

Anonymous, BC (2008 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"Would blow air but not cool. Had it serviced on the road in Phoenix, AZ area but had to take it back because of their inability to assess and repair problem.. Subsequently it was fixed to our satisfaction."

Anonymous, MO (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace a relay switch in order for it to go into the cooling mode."

Richard G., FL (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Compressor stopped working and I was told not to drive it for fear of it seizing up and causing the main serpentine belt to fail and then the engine."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"I had to replace the air conditioner. It cost $1500 dollars"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"A/C compressor completely broke down and filled the system with metal debris. Condenser and pressure switch had to be replaced as well as a result"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The a/c went out February 2014. Repair cast are exorbitant"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Main Bearings went out. This is my second Odyssey and I never had any problems with the first one. So, this was a surprise, and an expensive one"

Jerry M., ME (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Compressor blew a valve and solenoid"

Fred E., CO (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Not certain it is compressor but van looses ability to cool. We bring it in and they charge it for the season but does not cool well by end of summer"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"The AC suddenly quit working. I had to buy a new compressor"

Marie M., SC (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Compressor failure"

Peter C., FL (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"My van was blowing hot air out of the driver's side vents and cooler air out the passenger side vents"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"After the automatic a/c control switches to heat it fails to return to cool unless you manually adjust the temperature control"

Richard G., FL (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"A/C relay failed"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Clicking sound under dash. Driver side vents blow warm while passenger side blow cold, even though settings are synched at same temperature. Frustrating because of number of other problems with car and recalls over years of ownership"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Some times it gets stuck. Solution is to run it all the way up and then back down. Have not had the problems since last summer"

Robert E., FL (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"had to replace relay. Climate control is not very precise and is often affected by outside temperature (e.g. A/C won't work inside regardless of setting when temperature is below 45 outside. I'll set the temp below 70 inside, but the system keeps cra"

P S., VA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The auto system stopped working about one week ago"

Richard M., MO (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Vane that changes air from cold to hot gets stuck. Will blow cold in winter and hot in summer"

Denis M., OH (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"Blower has been replaced once and had to be replaced again 30,000 miles later."

Anonymous, AL (2008 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"Air mix motor valve sticking"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"blower failed. no heat. cost $400"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"I had the blower replaced as it was not blowing any air out the vents"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Condenser

"Condenser leak had to replace the condenser"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The Condenser got a hole in it under the front end from a rock or something I am still waiting for the company to get it in,It has been ordered.I think Honda has a problem with this"

Pete B., MN (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"System was not cooling, cycling on and off frequently with no temp change. Compressor had to be replaced"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"needed to be replaced recently--a/c wasn't working"

Anonymous, MN (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Had a leak and had to replace"

Cary S., TX (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Normal wear and tear. Condenser replaced"

J T., MI (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Electrical failure

"The one of the relays stopped working so that the compressor would not come on. Replaced relay and it now works"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"This problem started with the phone paring, then cause battery drain, then an AC relay switch to go out that caused a tow to be repaired. Now, the van runs but the phone pairing still does not work. No body can find out why and if the problem will c"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"A/C would blow cold for awhile then blow hot. Some sensor was faulty that was replaced at service without additional problem"

Anonymous, AL (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Relay failure in the A/C system which caused the battery to run down and prevent starting. Other problem was cable failure in center row seat which prevented removal of seat"

Donald F., WA (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Car would completely discharge battery even after having it refreshed. Originally told it had something to do with A/C compressor, but after having it replaced at great cost, problem persisted. Then it disappeared"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Bad relay"

Frank G., NJ (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Thing constantly blows one fuse or another. Lost our AC repeatedly because of this"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Something happened with the supply of electricity to the A/C unit and it drained my battery, took repairs to close the drain... I then had to tune up A/C unit"

Richard D., CA (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Heater system

"would only heat when system was on hi defrost worked fine but when you tried to turn it down it would only blow cool"

Bob A., IN (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Very slow to heat up in +10 degrees or colder. Highway driving heats up a little quicker. In town is real slow to heat up. Heater does not seem to blow enough air, fan may be undersiz"

Anonymous, MN (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"A/C needed recharged after not being used all winter, it wouldn't work the first time we tried to use it on a hot day."

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Over the winter, all the refrigerant leaked out of the AC system. The system had been refilled with dye added to find the leak. I expect the leak to be found and fixed today or tomorrow."

S L., VA (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The AC stopped working and started blowing hot air instead. The problem was looked and repaired at least 6 times but was never permanently fixed. The dealer nor other repair shops could quite figure what the problem was."

Anonymous, GA (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"AC stopped working due to low refrigerant"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"I had to recharge the A/C. No crisis. It did have airbag recall I believe also"

Stephen H., IL (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"AC inoperative due to refrigerant leak"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Right side air was not blowing out as cold as left side air"

Dan L., FL (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Water soaks the carpet on front passenger side at times. My repair guys can't find where it's coming from. Sometimes shows up after a hard rain, sometimes when it hasn't rained."

Anonymous, AL (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Water coming in, just found out and haven't resolved yet"

Frank D., VA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"A water leak is now being traced. Seals at the rear roof rack attachment and the XM radio antenna are suspects."

S L., VA (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Water gets in rear light fixture when it rains. Multiple reports of this on internet. Very high cost for dealer to repair, but Honda will not take care of this flaw that appears in many Odysseys"

Raymond H., TX (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Water leak developed in the driver's side door due to a poor seal that the dealer has been unable to correct"

Anonymous, OK (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Water leak over 2nd row passenger side ...caused by poor weld...water found way to the front pillar and stained the header in the corner...I have extended warranty...dealer charged almost $500 said it was not a warranty item .."almost all cars leak""

Henry M., BC (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Drivers Side Sliding Door leaks into both seat belt compartments for the left side of the car making the seat belt wet when it rains. Only started about 1 year ago. Dealer cannot find any problem with the weather striping however it continues to leak"

Mark W., VA (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Leak in rear cargo area. Water in driver side reverse light"

Chris C., BC (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Weather stripping on back hatch door"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"As already noted, one rear door often sticks, possibly because a portion of the weather stripping is missing. I have no idea when or how that weather stripping came off the car"

Ann M., AR (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Noise around the doors"

Anonymous, IN (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Left Sliding Door Drivers Side leaks into the Seat Belt Compartment making the belts wet when it rains"

Mark W., VA (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Water entered the door pillars containing seat belts. Came from the sliding glass roof that had allowed debris to collect and block proper drainage. My body shop guy recognized and fixed the problem"

Anonymous, IN (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Weather tripping roof came loose and flopping. Dealer said it was decorative only and not necessary to replace"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"water leaks into tail lights, not serious, but annoying"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"front suspension bushing have failed. told that the entire front suspension/axel would need to be dropped to repair the inexpensive bushing. Too costly to repair, not a safety issue to the car. have not repaired. living with loud thud like sounds in the suspension"

Dirk M., WI (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Need to having steering fixed in order to stop noises for about a year. Then need to replace parts agin a year later to stop noises while making sharp turns."

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Same problem with all Honda Odyssey's the driver's window rattles and there's a clicking sound underneath on bumps and turns."

Anonymous, UT (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"ticks on cold start"

Anonymous, SC (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"accessory belt would squeak, tensioner needed to be replaced."

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"clicking sound on startup for about first five minutes"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Front end bushings"

Anonymous, ME (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Both sliding back doors have been replaced because they were noisy and did not slide correctly. After replacement, they still rattle and at times don't close smoothly. When I complained I was told they were repaired correctly. No improvement follo"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Some of the windows rattle, and one rear door often sticks, probably due to a now-missing portion of the weather stripping"

Ann M., AR (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Rattle noises from doors, and from sliding doors"

Thomas S., MA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"idling engine makes a noise. Noise increases with increased RPMs"

George B., MN (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Brakes make a grinding noise sometimes even after having new brakes and pads replaced. Also, when I touch the gas pedal lightly there is a squealing noise that no one can figure out what it is"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Squeaking from front wheels. Extensive evaluation done, but no cause found and problem persists"

Anonymous, MI (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"A squeak in the rear tire that happens when starting to drive"

Anonymous, SC (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The engine was making a noise that didn't seem right to me. It turned out to be the timing belt which was due to be replaced anyway"

Marie M., SC (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Just find as the car has aged that it has more noises, especially going over rough roads"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

"Some wind noise is common in the Odyssey, but have noticed more in the past few months. Had a new windshield installed but doesn't seem to be coming from there. It's not terrible, just more than we had experienced before."

Anonymous, AL (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"When there is too much wind the window rattles and I can hear the radio. Road noise gets way louder with wind."

Anonymous, UT (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"wind noise coming in from the windows as if they were not closed properly or sealed"

Adrian S., IL (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"uncomfortably loud, must turn radio up to hear; however; I am borderline candiate for hearing aids per testing at hearing specialist"

Anonymous, KY (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The sunroof whistles really loudly when driving on the freeway. If you want the whistling to stop, you must open the sunroof a little"

Anonymous, UT (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The van has always had a lot of wind noise while driving"

Scott A., IN (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Passenger side door/window always has strong wind noise (since purchase). Dealer has never been able to address this"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The vehicle is very loud especially on the highway. The road and wind noise has been bad following the third year following the purchase"

Steve V., IL (2008 Honda Odyssey)

"Just a lot of wind noise within the cabin while driving on the freeway"

Anonymous, IA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Very loud road noise! Like riding in a tin can. Also had to replace timing belt, water pump and serpentine belt last year. Cost 1450.00"

Anonymous, SC (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Annoying wind noise and rattles at highway speeds. Owned other Hondas that didn't have this problem"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Wind noise from outside was actually minimal when we bought the car now it is more and more audible"

Murali R., VA (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"wind noise has noticably increased in the last 2 years or so"

Michael P., TX (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Driver's Side door does not leak water, but leaks air to the point that while driving on the highway I keep checking to see if the window is closed. Dealership said it was fine and would not cover it under warranty"

Thomas H., PA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"very noisy wind"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Wind noise happened after I had my windshield replaced by Safelite because my original windshield shattered (I'm assuming from an altitude change and weather)"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"wind noise front doors and sliding doors"

Anonymous, NY (2008 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

"Sliding doors are always having issues closing, randomly beeping, opening all of sudden. While driving we have to turn of doors from opening by passenger so it stops beeping. Happened on both 2003 and 2008 odyssey."

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"One of the back sliding doors stick occasionally and will not close on the coast first try."

Frederick B., FL (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The powered side doors get out of order due to it has programing issues, over and over."

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Poor noise isolation overall."

Anonymous, MI (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Drivers side sliding door sticks and won't open. Two different Honda dealers have not been able to fix."

Darius H., MA (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Sometimes the door sensors think the doors are open when they are actually closed. The beeping is really distracting. You have to turn off the auto doors. When you get to your destination you have to remember to turn them back on again. Adult passengers sometimes just open the doors by force. My father in law did this and the door came off its track. Those doors are heavy and it's not easy to get them back on sometimes."

Jim W., IA (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Door won't open or close during cold temperature. Need to use heating gun to unfreeze the latching mechanism."

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Sliding door would not close completely"

Joseph R., KS (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The driver side sliding door has been repaired twice so far under extended warranty. The door is acting up again and will need replaced again soon"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Door trim loosening from door and jamming door shut"

Kevin N., IL (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Sliding mechanism and lock needed rebuild after warranty"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The sliding door mechanism had to be repaired because it wouldn't open"

D B., NV (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Latch mechanism failed causing cruise control to disengage frequently"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The doors would not stay open on an incline which was a safety hazard for people entering or exiting the car"

R P., CA (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Door wouldn't close - roller had to be replaced"

Daniel D., NJ (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Sliding door open alarm on when doors were closed"

Charles R., CO (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Sliding rear passenger doors shudder and often refuse to close. Both sides have developed problems with the closing mechanism. I've been quoted a very expensive price to fix them, so am living with the hassle of it... for now"

James M., NY (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"1 sliding door motor is getting weak - won't pull the door "uphill" without help"

Michael P., TX (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Whit normal use for a family of 6, they stop to work"

Anonymous, QC (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"sliding doors often won't open. Have to click door locks on and off several times and it usually solves problem"

Anonymous, CT (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Both doors are powered and both are beginning to fail. The dealer said it was dirt/sand/debris affecting the motor - not covered under the extend warranty"

Brian H., FL (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"numerous issues with both sliding doors"

Anonymous, WI (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"left rear door sticks shut. very hard to convince passenger to shoulder it hard to pop the back edge loose"

Thomas H., GA (2008 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"Sliding door actuator had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MI (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The automatic van doors reach a point where they will not operate on an incline because some part in the track has worn out. We had one door repaired 2 years ago, and need to have the other door repaired now. Poor design"

Eugene F., MD (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Sliding door sticks when opening. Must use physical power to make sure that door opens, otherwise will not open on its own. Had this fixed once, and it needs fixing again"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Glass defects

"taillights fill with water after a rain"

Eric H., CA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Locks and latches

"power lock vacuum has failed"

Anonymous, LA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The left rear door would not unlock as the latch handles were disconnected"

Anonymous, SC (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Tailgate would not open"

John R., WI (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"P/s lock actuator does not work"

Chris C., BC (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Mirrors

"Mirror adjustment is clunky, and sometimes doesn't work at all. Had to replace driver's mirror with an aftermarket version, which is smoother and more reliable"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"One winter, the passenger side mirror came right off. Apparently, moisture seeped in and rotted it away"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Mirror has turned grey and hard to see out of. It also contains the backup camera and it only is half viewable now"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"The tailgate hatch becomes inoperable when one tries to open the hatch when the car is locked. One has to crawl in to the back of the car and release the lock within the door itself."

William H., IN (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"IO paid to have the tailgate latch replaced."

John R., WI (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The tail gate would not always latch closed and on occasion would fall open while driving"

Anonymous, SC (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Struts for tailgate wearing badly after about 75K. Problem=struts are too small, i.e., need to be fatter. Tail gate design poor; does not open high enough; always banging head when backed to sidewalk"

Bruce B., CO (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Water is leaking into the rear taillight when it rains"

Jay H., IL (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The latch for the hatch broke and had to be replaced. In my opinion, it was vulnerable because of design flaw"

John R., WI (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Hatch strut failed causing rear hatch window to shatter"

Donald L., MD (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

Electric System

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

What Owners Say

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"Panic alarm goes off needlessly, does not have reliable method of deactivating it. Power locks on both driver and passenger sides intermittently fail to unlock car. If done manually, panic alarm goes off and doors fail to open, leaving passengers"

Anonymous, NC (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Cruise control

"The cruise control has been inconsistent since purchase. The service dept says nothing is wrong, but it doesn't hold a speed, esp. on hills. Accelerating or decelerating may or may not work and it steps up/down at varying levels"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Water was leaking into the rear passenger tail light. The light still worked, but water was stuck behind the plastic. I had to get a tail light unit. It's an old car, so I didn't like having to spend the money to replace that unit. I'm not ready to give up this car yet, however."

Anonymous, SC (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"3 rear lights went out."

Gregory S., MD (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"the turning lights are too weak to see in the direction you want to turn into"

Huadong W., PA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Wiring comes detached and needs tone reattached for the brake lights"

Bruce G., NH (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Heated or cooled seats

"middle row captains chair is frozen in place (no longer removeable)"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Heated seat not working"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Seater heater would go on without being turned on and cook the front passengers. It was intermittent and very hard to get it fixed. I finally had to have my husband disable them by removing the fuses"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Horn

"From harness wires eaten by chipmunks it caused my horn to short out, battery to die and had to charge battery to get my Odyssey to dealer to fix."

Annmarie C., MA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Interior lights

"Replaced Switch For Front Driver Courteous Light"

Anonymous, SC (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Front overhead lights dont work"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Front and rear interior lights don't work. Only the middle row interior lights work. Taken to repair shop (not dealer) and was told it is a circuit board issue. They are unsure if it is repairable and the cost to determine that was prohibitive for us."

Marsha C., MI (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Right after issue of Consumer Reports told of animals eating wires, I had the same problem. I had parked in front of my garage all the time and chipmunks ate all the wires in the harness and I had to replace all harness wires as it caused battery to die and radio couldn't be programmed as Odyssey thought I was someone trying to steal radio and had to get reset after new harness wires installed."

Annmarie C., MA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace complete console light unit because bulbs would not work"

Anonymous, KY (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Light bulb replacement"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Map overhead lights haven't work 4 years, $300 to fix"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Interior lights do not work and we cannot figure out why. also automatic door on passenger side is acting up"

William M., TX (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"dome light would not activate, replaced"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace the whole front/ceiling mounted interior light assembly because of a failed switch in the assembly. Interior light assembly was $120.00. I installed it myself"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"I went to dealer to have bulb replaced in light that shines overhead. Was told whole unit would have to be replaced, as problem was not the bulb"

Linwood S., NC (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Interior lights over the driver/passenger seats come on when the doors open and dim and turn off automatically when doors are closed. These lights can also be turned on by a panel switch. The left and right lights are in the same module, and I've now replaced the module three times since I bought the Odyssey new. First two times I had the replacement done and the cost was about $145. Last time I purchased the module for about $85 and installed it myself"

Richard T., SC (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The right interior light on the passenger side started " shorting out" while the car was still under warranty. We took the car back to the dealership for repairs several times and each time we were told it was av"short." The underlying problem was never addressed, and to date, the interior light still does not work"

John B., AL (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Keyless entry

"Had to replace the power window control module. Keyless entry system has not worked since."

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"drivers door will not lock electrically"

David G., MI (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"drivers side door not unlocking"

Anonymous, BC (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Tire pressure monitor

"The TPMS light is constantly on, no matter what gets replaced. I just ignore it."

Marsha C., MI (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The right mirror motor gets stuck down when backing up."

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Has not worked for several years. Owner cannot reset, it must be done by the dealer."

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"This problem came up and we found out that the computer lost all memory and had to be reprogrammed"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Both Honda and other mechanics are unable to fix this problem"

Anonymous, SC (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"TPMS light is on. Do not want the spend the $$$$$$ to have the sensors checked or replaced. Researched online to find many people with problems, and it was not always fixed at Honda Dealerships. We just ignore it. I take care of tire pressure"

Thomas S., MA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"the pressure senor light doesn't go off until quite long drive"

Huadong W., PA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Faulty indicator light - low pressure when condition did not exist - Additional problem classified as "Other" electronic door openers on L& R side of van began to fail and not operate properly"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The TPMS light came on for a week then the system stopped working totally. The tire pressure were set correctly during this time"

Anonymous, NS (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Warning lights

"Oil pressure light came on. The oil sending unit malfunctioned and had to be replaced. There was nothing wrong with the oil pressure."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Alternator went bad at 90000 and had to be replaced, caused noise when alternator went"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

"rear washer stopped working, replaced"

Kenneth S., WI (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The rear wiper quit working and it had to be repaired by replacement of the wiper motor and assmbly"

Doug W., ON (2008 Honda Odyssey 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

"The rubber molding around doors and windows have turned to jelly. Can't touch it with it making a mess."

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"replace deterioated/broken roof rail mouldings"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Molding strips on top of van have peeled off."

Steven T., CA (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Trim came loose along side of windshield & it was costly to fix so I taped it in place & didn't get it repaired. The Honda extended warranty didn't cover this"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"One of the lower side panels came off"

D B., NV (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Loose isn't accurate, but was the closest choice. The rubber trim around the side windows has turned to mush. When cleaning the glass, one has to be careful not to touch the rubber, or it will get on the cloth and smear the glass"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Front bumper (plastic) part came loose. Pushed it back into position"

Anonymous, CT (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The trim across the roof line along the weld line began flapping in the breeze - $450 to repair. The rubber/glue failed"

Brian H., FL (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The rubber molding for the passenger side door frequently becomes detached from the door frame, and the dealer has not been able to fix it other than simply pushing it back in place"

John R., WI (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Bumper tabs don't hold the sides of bumpers in. They are mostly broken or no longer align"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"The foam rubber gasket around the passenger side door constantly becomes loose, contributing to road noise."

John R., WI (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"due to a fender bender had the dent repaired then painted using the coded paint number. This lead to noting that the rest of the car had faded somewhat, not much but noticeable to eye. Also, but fairly common to a lot of vehicles, the headlights required a buffing kit to make them not looked as if they were fogged up."

R G., BC (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Clear coat had cracked and large areas of paint are exposed."

Anonymous, AL (2008 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"The paint is fading and peeling away from the metal in multiple areas."

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Front cap has paint issues."

Glenn Y., LA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Paint on hood and top are fading with some cracking. Light color so it is not too noticeable."

Steven T., CA (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Paint peeling off top of van 2 years ago, I had it painted Honda would not fix it. This pass month I had to have the rest of the van painted due to paint peeling off in several areas top, back around gas cap and on hood"

Anonymous, TN (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"paint peeling, cracking"

Kathy H., OH (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"A couple of dime-size places where paint popped off, too big for touch-up paint"

Linwood S., NC (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"the paint (white) has peeled off the roof in front of the sunroof as well as the paint peeling off at several other areas. Honda refused to fix the vehicle just outside the 36000 mile warranty WILL NOT be buying another honda"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Paint peeled off front hood after washing it and just after it ran out of full warranty. Not sure why it did not peel when it was being washed. The dealer we purchased it from gave us some goodwill money but it still cost $500"

Mary H., FL (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Clear coat peeled on hood, roof, ledge adjacent to window"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Scratches easy, shows marks looks worn"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"white paint not bonded to primer. One chip means paint pealing. light sanding and Rustolim seams to halt it. plastic strips over roof joints are shrinking and flap in the wind. I put shoe good under strips and on the front edges to stop it. I am to far away from a dealer to keep running in"

Thomas H., GA (2008 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"large area of roof paint peeled off"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"sliding door only paint chipping I think the door was painted. I bought this car NEW in 2008"

Richard-Mary S., DE (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"A couple of bad spots on roof just above windshield. I didn't want it to get any bigger and/or start rusting, so had entire roof painted by dealer. In process black rubber roof trim pieces were loosened & shortly after has to be replaced"

Linwood S., NC (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Dealers denied that there were widespread paint problems with my Taffeta white paint falling off in huge sheets. It can be peeled off easily. Rust began forming in primer and dealer took pictures to show regional manager who said it was the first they had heard of bad paint. They wanted me to go to a shop of their choice for repairs and only offered a few hundred dollars for painting most of the van which would a few thousand dollars. I will never buy another Honda vehicle. I have cost them coun"

Stephen H., IL (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Pealing paint really bad on bumpers. Peeling paint on other parts and looks like some filler repairs might have been done to dents"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Rust

"On going problems within the gas cap area. Had bottom of front and sliding doors treated and painted to delay rust formation."

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"A little bit of rust is forming above the passenger side rear wheel."

William H., IN (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"was due to a small dent (that I didn't notice when I purchased the vehicle 2nd hand.) I bought the Odyssey with 60,000 Kms on it and didn't have the rust spot taken care of until approx 150,000 Kms. Amazingly the rust did not expand but stayed the same size (about the size of a dime)"

R G., BC (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Small areas of rust on tail gate."

Anonymous, AB (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"There was a small rust spot that started to form on the side of the vehicle where the sliding door works"

Jay H., IL (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"I just noticed an area of rust starting to form on a back panel. That should not be happening"

Eugene F., MD (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"Warranty recall for brakes locking up unexpectedly; fuel tank leaking; power steering pump pulsating in hard turn low speeds"

Jack C., FL (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"light is on, dealer could not find problem want to charge hundreds of dollar to start with more expert staff"

Moshe Z., NJ (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Van's front wheel positions could not be determined as the van was driven forward when parked with the wheels turned to either side of forward-could have resulted in ABS activation without brake lights turning on. Never experienced the problem-was re"

G M., WI (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"VSA (?) light came on and stays on. Took it to the dealer, and it's going to cost me $1500 to replace "broken" electronic item"

Julie S., CA (2008 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"at slow speed one rear brake unit would drag during start and stop traffic conditions. rear brakes and rework of rotors solved problem"

Richard H., TN (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"They were Honda recall notices. Balise Honda fixing free May 2, 2015"

Annmarie C., MA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"they had a recall this but not the part that failed"

Richard-Mary S., DE (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Master cylinder

"the master cylinder has been replaced under a recall, but the new one is no better and slowly lets air into the system making the brakes go soft"

Anonymous, RI (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"Rear brakes were severely worn. Had not been serviced"

Donald F., SC (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Pulsating on applying brakes at medium or high speeds"

Anonymous, DE (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Brakes seem to wear out quickly"

Steve V., AL (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"NEEDEDLEFT FRONT CALIPER, REAR BRAKE PADS & ROTORS"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"This repair was replacement of the second set of brakes. Not too bad, but I didn't expect to need cut rotors as well, as brake replacements were well before metal-on-metal. Also, the cost of replacement at the dealer of ~$375 front and ~$330 rear"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Just needed new brake pads"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"When?I?apply?break,?I?can?tell?the?brake?is?not?smooth?and?the?car?is?shaking"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"Generally the brakes seem to be undersized and do not stop the car adequately"

Michael B., PA (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Have had Hondas (one Pilot + 2 Odyssesys) since 2003 and driven them well over 500,00 miles. Rotators are too small for these and wear out at 50-75K miles. Brakes should be bigger"

Bruce B., CO (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Pulsation or vibration

"brakes pulsated horribly, had to replace all 4 rotors and pads. now the van drives like brand new"

David G., MI (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Regular brake failure

"Needed to replace brakes."

Thomas S., FL (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Soft braking problems"

Anonymous, WI (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"Vibration in steering wheel when braking from high speeds"

Anonymous, MT (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors pre-maturely failed due to corrosion and thus new rotors and pads"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"after the honda rotors were replaced no more problems"

Charles B., FL (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"rotors warped, needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, BC (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"5 replacements since the car was new. The computer was updated in a recall. It didn't really change much"

Matthew W., AE (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced rotors"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Squeaking

"Stock Honda Pads would squeak groan and fade when hot. Replaced with aftermarket EBC pads and rotors and solved all braking issues"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Brake wore down to metal"

Michael B., MN (2008 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"Grinding when reversing"

Anonymous, SC (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"bad piston rings, burns oil"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace both camshafts due to failure from the ECO cylinder deactivation mode. Very frustrating lapse in quality for Honda."

Chris W., TN (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Dealer repair shop indicated the engine piston has scratches and rather than replace the piston rings it is more economical to replace the engine. Effectively the car engine was useless after 11 years and 90,000 miles - which is below average mileage for a car of its age. This is an issue known to Honda but the problem surfaced after the warrant period was over."

Anonymous, GA (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Engine light indicated a problem with several cylinders. It still drove, but Honda kept it for almost two weeks to fix the problem."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"A spark plug blew out of the head. The Honda dealer repaired it with a heli-coil. $400+. Seems to be fine today"

Jack H., OH (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Plug fouled during trip. Local dealer replaced plug and dealer did repair under extended warranty. Happy with results"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Both camshafts had to be replaced because one cam lobe on each camshaft had wear damage. The damage was discovered during a valve adjustment. Honda of America replaced them free of labor and parts. Amazing considering the vehicle has over 100k on it"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"This engine can shut off 2 cylinders for better mpg, but does cause leaky valves or oil prier problem in head. at about 100k miles. I't a common repair, but was less then I expected about $400"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Engine light on resulted in the dealer keeping my car for about 10 days to repair oil getting into the cylinders (sounds like a ring problem to me, although Honda never called it that)"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"The original engine failed with only 120000 miles on it."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Burning 2 quarts of oil per month"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"I had an oil consumption problem for several years this year it got so bad, (a quart every 1000 miles), Honda dealer finally change the piston rings on a couple of cylinders the engine is still smoking on start up after seating overnight"

J I., FL (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"This vehicle uses approx. 1 quart of oil every 1k miles. It has damanged the catalytic converter and the plugs continuously foul. We became aware of this problem after the vehicle reached 120k miles"

Anonymous, MS (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Started hearing a clicking noise from the engine which varied with engine speed. Dealer and an independent garage diagnosed it as camshaft problem. I had the garage do the work, one of the camshafts had metal missing from a rocker contact pad on the shaft. Appears there was a flaw in the shaft casting at the spot which allowed the metal to flack off. Was not cheap to fix"

Peter M., OH (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Piston ring wear causing oil to foul plugs"

Gilbert A., IL (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Head gasket

"Had to be replaced."

Anonymous, MI (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"It was part and parcel with the engine failure light which Honda fixed for a price."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Scheduled timing belt replacement

"it was suggested that it be replaced by my dealer in Decatur,IL"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Went to the dealer to address a recall issue and they advised I was overdue to have the timing belt replaced and that I needed brake work. I had the timing belt done as well as the water pump. The brakes were fine"

James B., RI (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Timing belt or chain

"Recommended replacement at about 110,000 miles before any problems occur."

Anonymous, MD (2008 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"The tensioner was wearing out, so replaced it & belt"

Keith P., AL (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Honda service dept. recommended the timing belt needed changing about 15000 miles earlier than normal schedule"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace cam shaft, valves, and timing belt"

Eve B., KS (2008 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

"Accessory belt tensioner detached from engine while operating."

Anonymous, TN (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Timing Belt Pulley failed- timing belt almost dislodged."

Anonymous, IN (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Engine computer

"Check engine light has come on at least 4 times in the past 15 months. Fairly expensive repair each time. They diagnose something different every time."

Linwood S., NC (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"4 plugs replaced on recall, don't recall just why. Some other work was performed at this time due to recall"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The car's check engine light came on (ac running on hot day in stop and go traffic, this used to happen before as well) and car went into "limp" mode. Car ECU had to be replaced"

Syed H., CA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

"Injector malfunction which required 2 separate service appointments."

Anonymous, MI (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Oil leaks

"Frequent oil leaks from different spots on the engine."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"This actually happened twice. The oil leak was not fixed the first time. Hopefully the front & rear valve cover job stopped the leaking."

Linwood S., NC (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The car is 11 years old. A couple of gaskets were brittle and started to leak oil. Changes gasket and it works good now."

Raymond B., HI (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Had taken the van to a Firestone for maintenance prior to moving. Had been smelling oil since the maintenance and after moving took the van to local dealer for service. The drain plug had been re-inserted improperly and was cross threaded and leaking. Had to have the oil pan replaced."

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Gasket. Was pretty expensive. Smoking from under hood gave it away."

Gregory V., IL (2008 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"A known problem to Honda of oil leaking into engine. Gave an extended 8yr warranty. I was out of warranty so the dealer offered 1/2 off from Honda. Problem easily remedied by using thicker grade oil and more frequent oil changes. Cheaper than $1200."

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The rear engine oil seal is leaking, but the repair cost is not feasible for a vehicle this old."

Glenn Y., LA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Once or twice a day one of the engine valves leaks oil. The smell enters the cabin. It's annoying and contributes to headaches/nausea of the passengers. If we are lucky the weather outside is decent and we can vent the smell. It's too expensive to fix, but really annoying. If we are driving 200 miles or more it can happen more often."

Jim W., IA (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Dealer reports rear main oil seal is leaking. Also, don't see it elsewhere in survey, but dealer also reported front engine mount is failing"

Raymond H., TX (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Found leak on service and offered option on repair now or later. Was not a problem as it was a seal"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Significantly losing oil but cannot figure out why"

Felicia H., CT (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"We moved to a colder climate, then we started having oil leaks in different places around the engine during the winter months"

Scott M., MN (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Actually, I don't think it is leaking, but it uses a lot of oil. (2+ quarts in 7000 miles). We have the engine with cylinder deactivation, and according to what we raw on Google there is an issue with this engine, but the dealer said that there was no issue in their experience. Don't know if there's was any damage to the engine before we discovered this, but now we check the oil level and add oil regularly"

Anonymous, MI (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"While we had the vehicle in for a timing belt and water pump replacement (scheduled maintenance) the tech noticed an oil leak with a gasket or seal on the top part of the engine. I can't remember the exact problem/location. The cost of the repair was $600+"

Michael B., WI (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"This vehicle leaks oil from the valve covers and within the engine. It burns oil, about a court every other week, and Honda said that Was 'normal.'"

Anonymous, VA (2008 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

"The radio worked fine, but the CD player did not accept or play CDs. We had the unit replaced at the dealership."

Anonymous, VT (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The multi-loader CD player is named"

Jason S., CT (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The radio screen keeps displaying a message to push eject. Pushing eject does nothing"

Lucinda R., NY (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Display screen difficult to see

"This has been a problem for some time, you set the settings and it will not hold them. The other problem is the tire system always wrong"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"Getting error message that either the navigational display screen door is not closed or no DVD player is installed. Then screen goes blank. Neither is true. The door is closed and the DVD player and the back-up camera system both work"

Michael S., NC (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"the disk drive for the GPS went out. I chose to not repair or replace it due to cost."

Anonymous, GA (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Almost impossible to program. I have a portable Garmin which I much prefer."

John W., OK (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"the DVD player that accepts a programed disc failed. Honda wanted $650 to repair the unit. I declined and bought a portable GPS"

David B., CT (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Terrible outdated CD based GPS with moving parts. Extremely expensive system to update or repair. Should be solid state with SD cards to update. GPS was designed to fail and it frequently glitches. A real money maker for Honda dealer. SHAME!"

Anonymous, NE (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Nav system would freeze up, then eventually stopped working. GPS computer under drive seat failed, specifically the built in DVD drive. Was VERY expensive to replace, dealer wanted $1,200, was finally able to remove and send to Alpine Electronics for repair, for $300 and I did the labor"

Peter M., OH (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Pairing fails to work, or works and then quits working. VERY unsatisfactory. Most of the time I am without hands-free phone connection"

Julie S., CA (2008 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"The Honda link blue tooth system stopped working completely"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Radio

"The radio volume would suddenly change and the channels would randomly change. This was fixed by replacing the cable reel that is part of the steering wheel. The central locking was also broken and was fixed with a door acuator."

Dave-Anne U., CA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Radio system stopped working completely and was replaced"

David R., NM (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Rear entertainment system (e.g., DVD player, rear screen)

"DVD player occasionally won't read discs even after cleaning the discs."

Eliyahu T., NY (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"No longer plays DVDs. Reading errors."

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel controls

"buttons to control music do not function properly"

Anonymous, AL (2008 Honda Odyssey 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

"At around 122,000 miles, noticed a slight clunk sound when turning and accelerating from a stop. Dealer confirmed the problem and fixed it, providing a free loaner car in the interim. Considered this very minor for the mileage and was extremely pleased with how it was handled."

Michael W., MT (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Driveshaft or axle

"Leaking seal, noticed during service and fixed"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The left and right driveshafts were fixed."

Dave-Anne U., CA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"axle shaft leaking at transmission"

David G., MI (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"leaking axel seal needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Had a creaking, popping noise every time car turned. This was our fault in not bringing it in quickly to be covered under warranty. So the dealer met us and we paid 25% of the right side drive shaft assembly"

Mary H., FL (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"in the last two years had to replace the same front axle multiple times"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Electrical failure

"Electrical relay on A/C malfunctioned and needed to be replaced."

Anonymous, MI (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The Air Conditioning quit working. The problem turned out to be electrical: voltage was not getting to the compressor. The wiring harness was repaired."

Anonymous, SC (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Computer associated w/ temperature control stops working and turns on heat even when in AC mode. HAve to lower temperature to lowest setting to reset."

Andrew C., GA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"A/C relay failed"

Gregory H., MO (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"AC failed completed due to a $7 relay but it took tons of effort. Local repair shops charge over $100 to inspect then provide an extimate for repairs. YouTube provided the clues to fix it myself..."

Anonymous, OR (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The electrical on the cooling system kept draining our battery"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The A/C clutch relay went bad and would not release the clutch. This ran the battery down over night and the car wouldn't start. After recharging the battery I was able to hear the clutch engage when I put the ground cable back on the battery. I called the my service representative at Honda of Tempe dealership and he told me what was wrong based on my description. He told me to get a relay and replace it. I did ($35) and that fixed the problem. Having a good service rep at the dealership is very important. This fellow has saved me money several times and that is why I keep taking my Odyssey back to Tempe Honda for service. This is the first issue that has actually resulted in disabling the car. Overall, this Odyssey has been the most trouble free car I have ever owned and I plan to replace it with another Odyssey in about 3 years if not sooner."

Mark S., AZ (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Loss of power. Known Odyssey problem. specific part was replace by my mechanic. Fixed problem. Not expensive"

Tom L., WI (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"the relay that engages/disengages the AC compressor went bad. Easy repair, but required professional diagnosis"

Casey F., NM (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Traction control

"VSA failed. Initially not covered under warranty, but then Honda agreed to replace the part under warranty, however, we paid for the labour"

Anonymous, BC (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 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

"Oil leak dripped on alternator. After frying alternator, car ran on battery until battery died. Impossible to drive after that."

Linwood S., NC (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Had an electrical issue with the car not starting. Went to the dealer and the said it was the battery. Replaced the battery, and still had the issue a few weeks later. Went back, and they replaced the alternator, even though the alternator was testing fine. That seems to have addressed the issue."

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Did not put out the proper amperage. Dischaged the battery. All the electronics went crazy"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace it. Very expensive at dealership. Got it replaced for less than half the dealer's price"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"My alternator went at just over 100,000 miles"

Felicia H., CT (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Alternator bearing failed, requiring replacement"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Failed"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Battery discharged due to alternator not putting out enough amperage"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"We have had 4 batteries in 6 years"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Battery cables

"$644 to replace battery cable assembly by dealer. Dealer said I could have avoided it by spraying the battery terminals with a sealer. So why didn't the dealer or manufacturer do that originally?!"

Donald L., MD (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"Fouled spark plugs: Honda Service Bulletin 13-080"

Anonymous, MN (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"4 of 6 spark plugs replaced and PCM updated, related to the Variable Cylinder Management under warranty extension"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Engine light came on and dealer replaced spark plugs for no cost"

Anonymous, SC (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Starter

"Sometimes starter would only click when starting the car. Had to be replaced"

Syed H., CA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

Fuel System

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

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"I got blocked up with carbon, had to be replaced."

Lee D., CA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced the catalytic converter"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"EGR valve clogged with carbon tubes from combustion. Failing catalytic converter causes engine light"

Anonymous, TN (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Both catalytic converters recommended to be replaced"

Dan L., FL (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Fuel cap

"keeps opening up"

Louis S., CA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Fuel pump

"whining noise"

R T., MS (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Warranty/Safety Recall - I had not experienced any problem myself"

J P., VA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Recall on fuel pump - cap would crack, allowing it to collect gas which in hot engine, could start fire. Fixed by dealer"

Neil K., AK (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Fuel pump cover was repaired under recall procedures due to possible fuel leaks. Never experienced any leakage"

G M., WI (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"intermittent check engine light affected by weather and fuel capacity"

Anonymous, NC (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Check engine light is on due to the catalytic converter failing/not performing properly. This is directly related to the vehicle engine consuming oil at the rate of 1 quart every 1k miles"

Anonymous, MS (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"periodic rough shifting and vibrations while in gear are still unresolved"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Very rough shifting particularly under load/uphill"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Transmission computer

"The van was recalled; the dealer had to reinstall the transmission software"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"It required a software upgrade"

Anonymous, WA (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Simply a reprogramming of the computer was required to stop the incorrect shift points and the odd gritty noise heard on higher gears sometimes. Was covered under warranty"

Thomas H., PA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Transmission leaks

"Transmission coolant hose broke"

Dirk M., WI (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission fluid leaked out of car. No indication of problem on the dashboard. I noticed the transmission starting to slip."

Eliyahu T., NY (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"The transmission has had a very bad shudder between 1-2nd gear since new , many software upgrades(4-6)over the years have been done along with a torque converter change a few years back which have not fixed the issue"

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"The highway miles per gallon value recently dropped from about 25 mpg to about 21 mpg or so. The panel indicated a problem about that same time. A new catalytic converter fixed the mpg problem. At the total mileage I have on the Odyssey, I'm not surprised that the CC needed replacement"

Richard T., SC (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"Loose/rattling heat shield. Dealer fixed it by putting a clamp. But clamp repeatedly gets loose. Honda needs a more permanent fix."

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Other/unsure

"Air bag activator had to be replaced"

Richard G., FL (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Honda recall on airbags"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced by callback"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Pipes

"Hole in resonator pipe required replacement. Made the car very loud."

Anonymous, WI (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"the bolts holding the pipes to the manifold rusted out requiring a welder to reattach the beginning of the exhaust system"

Anonymous, RI (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"at higher speeds, had a shuttering effect at different times I had it in three different times, and could not detect any problem. Finally after the fourth visit the service manager put the car on a computer and found the problem with the torque converter. all the services were by a Honda dealer. Needless to say the Honda service was lousy as they should of put the car on a computer in the first place."

Gordon L., FL (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Had to be replaced, cost was about $2000"

Michael W., OH (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

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Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Transmission failed unexpectedly."

Anonymous, NH (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"banging noise when starting van. Need full replacement of transmission"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission pump went-"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"A hose cracked and I lost the antifreeze. The smell indicated a problem and I brought it immediately to the mechnic. no problem reparing"

Anonymous, NC (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Overheating

"We do not know what exactly happened, but the cooling system failed. The car didn't prevent us from driving it and continued to drive overheated. Gaskets were blown and heads had to be re-machined. radiator had to be replaced. The water pump failed too, but the mechanics didn't notice it the first time, so soon after the repair it failed and that's when we had to replace the engine, because the gaskets blew again. Fortunately, the insurance paid, since the radiator had some unknown mechanical da"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Radiator

"Radiator developed a leak and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Water pump

"They advised that it would be smart to replace the water pump at the same time as the timing belt"

James B., RI (2008 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
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