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.

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 2009 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

Ball joints

"Had to replace left front axle at 48000 miles and the right front axle at 70000. Then at 85000, I had to replace the left AGAIN!"

Doug G., NJ (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Bushings

"I had to have a front suspension busing replaced. Total cost P&l $450"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"O ring wore out and needed to be replaced, then the system needed to be flushed and refilled"

Anonymous, MO (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Leak from power steering pump"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Power steering pump failed at 130000 miles"

Anonymous, CO (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Power steering pump failed"

Anonymous, NC (2009 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Power steering pump began making noise. Dealership diagnosed as beginning to fail and needed to be replaced. $370 repair"

Anonymous, CT (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Honda Factory recall for Power Steering Pump problem at low engine speeds"

Anonymous, OH (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The power steering pump was seizing up, and had to be replaced"

Peter N., MD (2009 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Tremendous noise heard coming from power steering system. Repaired twice under warranty"

Anonymous, MA (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Steering sluggish on idle. Campaign change on pump corrected the problem"

W S., ON (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Constantly whining or screeching. There is and always has been fluid in pump. Honda says it's fine"

Michael S., IL (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The steering became hard at stop or slow speeds. Honda knew of the power steering pump failure problem, and had offered an extended warranty of 7 years, 100K miles, whichever came first. Because I was beyond 7 years but under 100K miles, Honda of America offererd to pay 70% of the repair cost after some negotiating"

Anonymous, MI (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The power steering pump makes a squealing sound when you turn the steering wheel"

Anonymous, TN (2009 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace the power steering pump because of hard steering at low idle speed"

Pete P., OH (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"Rear shocks leaked"

Anonymous, AZ (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Clunking noise coming from front struts when cold, even after dealership changed both of the struts, noise still exists"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Needed replacing"

Doug G., NJ (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"This car consistently had a steering shimmy when braking. I took it to many dealers and all said the brakes were fine. Finally just told someone to do the rotors and the shaking stopped"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced rear passenger side wheel bearing. Required wheel alignment and balancing"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The back of the car was making an awful sound and upon further inspection, the tires had worn unevenly, apparently caused by bad shocks and a slight misalignment"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"Left rear made noise and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, AZ (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"One ball, right rear wheel, is out of position"

Arthur S., FL (2009 Honda Odyssey Unsure 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)

"Light always remains on. Dealer doesn't know why and can't fix. don't know if my ABS is working or not"

Anonymous, MN (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Calipers

"Calipers were starting to stick at 103,000 miles"

Millard P., OH (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace rear calipers $ discs due to corrosion, apparently from damp garage floor or not driving often enough"

Anonymous, ME (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced front pads"

David D., OH (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The brakes only cost $168 but all the labor and other items needed to service the job added on at least another $200. (at my trusted dealer)"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Parking brake

"Parking brake froze when set, replacement/repairs did not completely solve the issue. Avoiding parking brake use until complete replacement in the future"

Anonymous, WI (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Recurrent noise at low speeds in the right read wheel, which houses the parking brake"

Anonymous, WA (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Factory original brake rotors warped and caused vibration. Had these replaced last year with HD rotors and these are now causing excessive vibration. We neither tow nor ride the brakes. I believe its a design issue"

John P., PA (2009 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Front rotor n brakes do not stand up to soccer mom type of driving. Rotors develop high spots and vibrate when stopping from high speeds. Also excessive brake dust build up on front wheels"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Usually once every 8 to 12 months I have to have the brake pads and rotors repaired on my car, resulting in a 200-800 repair depending on the situation"

Cheryl G., OH (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"the problems with the brakes started after a year or two of driving, not in the last 12 months. Replacing brakes, routers with quality products took care of all issues"

Annette Y., PA (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Regular brake failure

"under heavy braking the brakes pulse and shimmy"

Anonymous, VA (2009 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"Rotors are uneven causing brakes to pulsate"

Anonymous, KY (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors warped causing vibration in the steering wheel. Had to be replaced with better quality"

Ronald H., NY (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Braking at highway speeds produced pulsation/vibrations in brake pedal requiring that rotors be rounded"

Anonymous, OH (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Many times when I have to have repairs to my brake system it includes replacement of rotors"

Cheryl G., OH (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors warped"

Anonymous, AZ (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Our Odyssey is 5 years old, and I was surprised with the amount of rust on our braking system. We had to replace the brakes this year"

Erin K., NH (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Premature wear out of rear rotors"

Anonymous, AB (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Squeaking

"Brakes squeak when backing up"

Anonymous, KY (2009 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

"refridgerant leaking from compressor. May have to replace compressor soon"

Kenneth D., OH (2009 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"It took 2 dealers a year and a half to pinpoint the problem with the A/C system which turned out to be a leak at the compressor. I kept having to recharge the system only to have it fail after a few months because of the leak. In the process of replacing the timing belt they discovered a burned out clutch i the A/C system as well (I had smelled something burning) but at that time did not still find the compressor issue"

Anonymous, KY (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Clutch failure"

Anonymous, CO (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Compressor stopped working"

Cornelius F., IL (2009 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"When only 7 years old the entire air conditioning system had to be redone"

David K., TX (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"A/C stopped cooling"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"One of the two blower motors that force air into the cabin failed"

G H., CO (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Electrical failure

"A circuit breaker for the AC unit shorted out. I took it in for a check and the dealer recommended the 100,000 mile service at the same time and used my extended warranty to cover all parts. That's customer service and I had my van back the same day"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Relay failed, causing drained battery and refrigerant loss"

Anonymous, WA (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Spark plug module and the lifters had to be reset"

Stanley W., IA (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"All refrigerant had leaked out. Replaced it, added die to find leaks haven't seen leaks yet after 3 weeks"

Valerie W., OH (2009 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"A/C relay stuck on - caused freon to leak out when system hot"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Leak at compressor seal"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The issue is covered in the last comments section. We recharged the system ourselves after the fuse was replaced.No problem since"

Dean K., CA (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"A/C stopped working, and I had to get the refrigerant re-charged"

Anonymous, MB (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"Climate computer control stopped working"

Wendell F., GA (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"leak"

Michael L., MA (2009 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

"Fender skirting and tailgate trim have become partially detached. Local Honda dealer states only solution is complete replacement of the panel/trim. Why do that if the problem is likely to reoccur? Why doesn't Honda develop a dependable, affordable and permanent solution?"

Ralph C., TX (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Front Bumper connection to the Wheel well support system failed"

Edwin B., NC (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Front bumper keeps detaching on corners by the lights. Dear tail lights gets water in them after raining"

Cornelius F., IL (2009 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"When only 5 years old the original paint started peeling off in large chunks. I have never had this problem on any car and certainly not one so new. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer showed any concern or took any responsibility. We will never own another Honda"

David K., TX (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Passenger side door panel separated at the bottom and would stick when trying to open the door"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Have had the paint on the front bumper repeatedly chip and peel, has been repaired three times"

Gregory R., SC (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Paint on roof is fading, chalking, peeling"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Paint on roof and hood started to fade and chip about a year ago friend told me honda has had problems with this and I should take it to the dealer I did and was told the paint was only covered for 3 years or 36000 miles I paid 30000 plus for this v"

Michael S., CA (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"gray spots showing through paint on hood"

John S., PA (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"My white odyssey has paint peeling in LARGE strips from hood and roof. Honda CA has said they would pay for half. No recall, but dealer says it looks like problem with darker color models from different years. Bad primer"

Henry B., AB (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Paint is flaking from hood. About four places, 15 mm to 5 mm diameter. Dealer said not seen in similar vehicles. White color"

Kevin H., FL (2009 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Problem with 2002 to 2007 Odyssee covered by warranty. After 2007 not covered but problem continues for my 2009. They have covered a similar problem for Civic's if it s reported but only for the hood area, where my problem lies, but not covered. Fir"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Paint on roof oxidized and peeled"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"spot on hood missing paint"

Steven W., OK (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Paint chipped and flaked off on the hood. Was repainted under partial warranty and that only lasted 2 years. Painted it again at my own expense"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"paint came off primer on hood, on roof, and on back hatch"

Richard B., ON (2009 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)

"2nd time my Honda stopped running check engine light came on.thesparkplugs fouled have been replaced,Honda has a major problem with this and has extended the warranty but won't replace all the sparplugs unless it happens a 3rd time..so I am driving"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Catalytic Converter failed"

Anonymous, VA (2009 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Rear catalytic converter not working properly"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Fuel gauge/sender

"Gauge would go from full to empty, consistently gave wrong fuel readings. No trouble found at dealer but issue cleared up after diagnostic testing"

Anonymous, SC (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Recall to replace the fuel filter set. Power steering pump covered by warranty extension"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Became very noisy"

Anonymous, AZ (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Fuel pump

"CAR died on major highway reported as an issue with fuel pump required a tow to dealer. This issue was fixed however the car died again 30 days later and had a second tow found bad fuel pump connector , car failed again 15 days later car would no"

Anonymous, SC (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Odyssey fuel pump recall, fuel pump housing may leak. No charge, done under warranty. date 1/22/15"

Harold B., KY (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"recall"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"factory recall"

Anonymous, OH (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Factory recall, taken care of. No cost to me"

Mark H., NJ (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Fuel pump rubber gasket was replaced under warranty. Fuel pump is inside the gas tank, so vehicle had to be left at dealer for several hours to air out following the work"

Jennifer B., AL (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Honda issued a recall for fuel pump problems, dealer supposedly fixed problem but it has recurred, a visit has been scheduled to address problem"

Anonymous, IL (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"O2 sensor failed. $500.00 repair at dealership. Had loner car to 24 hours"

Anonymous, CT (2009 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

"Alternator went out"

Eric N., CO (2009 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Dealer claimed alternator ruined battery. New alternator and battery did not fix issue"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Engine lost power on interstate and had to be towed to dealership for alternator to be replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Alternator needed to be replaced"

Fielding A., SC (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Alternator failed"

Anonymous, CT (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Battery had a bad cell required replacement"

Thomas W., AZ (2009 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced battery because of age"

Anonymous, AZ (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Battery failed with one bad cell"

Anonymous, CT (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Ignition switch

"The ignition switch would not turn . U could not start the car. This left u stranded"

Stanley W., IA (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Cylinder #1 was releasing too much oil into the chamber & fouled the spark plug resulting in engine misfires"

Jennifer B., AL (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"constant missing or backfiring. Covered under TSB as recurring problem. Replaced 3 spark plugs. Had to pull engine apart and was in the shop 4 days"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Variable Cylinder Management / Piston ring alignment caused fouling - covered by recall/extended warranty. Did Timing Belt at the same time to minimize downstream expense"

Clay M., CA (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"VCM (Variable Cylinder Management) caused the spark plugs to be fouled and cause misfires. The car went into limp home mode. This was at 90k miles"

Anonymous, ID (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Battery cables

"Battery cable connection completely eroded and fell off"

Anonymous, ID (2009 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

"Inner door panel came loose, repeatedly, even after dealer repair"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Bearings wore out on both passenger sliding doors and unable to close them"

Anonymous, IA (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"We have manual sliding doors. They do not open properly from the outside since we have the van. We have been to the dealer multiple times and not gotten satisfaction"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Sliding door on drivers side is starting to stick when opening"

Michael S., CA (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Doors sensors have failed twice causing doors to refuse to close. MAnual override was needed. Parts replaced twice under warranty but not without great hassle"

Anonymous, MA (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"side sliding oor would not close, dangerous on highway"

Mark R., MO (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"One of the sliding doors has always been sticky. never opens in winter, also sticks in summer"

Henry B., AB (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"App. every 18 months both sliding doors require replacement parts and bushings to allow proper functioning of the doors. This usually costs $600 or so and is quite annoying in that Honda is unable to provide long lasting functioning of their doors"

Anonymous, NS (2009 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The door would not stay latched. Would open when driving"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Sliding door does not always shut completely or stay shut completely. It does stay locked, does not come fully open, only a fraction of an inch, but inside lights go on, and warning that a door is open. Dealership and other nechanics say it is a body problem"

Anonymous, MD (2009 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"had to replace rollers on both doors, doors began hanging up and not closing properly"

William M., MA (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"support pistons on back hatch were recalled and replaced"

Anonymous, NH (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 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

Engine rebuild or replacement

"3 cylinders required new rings due to oil bypass issue"

Thomas W., AZ (2009 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Honda covered the repairs because the issue was associated with a just-issued recall as the damaged occured. Honda covered the cost of repair on their initiative and appreciated by this owner"

Keith S., KS (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"piston rings broke, ruined whole block and head"

Wendell F., GA (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Oil consumption was extreme. Ended up burning several quarts of oil between changes. Eventually ran out of oil and engine blew"

David R., MD (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"It's just expensive ($900)"

Anonymous, IL (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"no problems experienced; mentioned only because of cost"

Robert C., MN (2009 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Dealership didn't tell me the cost beforehand; was a big surprise @ $1400. Could have delayed the replacement I was told afterward"

Anonymous, AZ (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Dealer wanted an exorbitant rate to change timing belt and then added extra charges for water pump, etc. claiming "since everything is already apart, it's a good preventive practice". Paid a good mechanic 40% less for same work with same warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Timing belt or chain

"Just worn and making loud noise"

Joseph A., VA (2009 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"We had to replace the timing belt after only about 30,000 miles, instead of 90,000"

Anonymous, WI (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Timing belt was worn and needed replacement. Water pump replaced at same time as is customary"

Anonymous, IN (2009 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

"Nitrogen in tires not effective, Must add nitrogen at fall temperature change every year"

Harold B., KY (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Had a water leak under the floor rug in the rear storage well. Had it repaired by my own mechanic,"

Anonymous, RI (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Doors don't seal properly. Dealership unable and unwilling to fix problem"

Anonymous, OH (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rear sliding doors rattle. Dealership "lubricates" weatherstripping. At best, a short-term solution. At worst, rattling persists even immediately after dealership lubricates"

Anonymous, BC (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Doors rattle, squeak, and wind noise. Dealer unable and unwilling to fix"

Anonymous, OH (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"cowling at bottom of windshield warps"

Anonymous, BC (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"I think because of its age, the gaskets just don't seal very well. Tire noise is a problem also"

Anonymous, AL (2009 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"when certain windows are opened there's a loud wind noise or vibration forcing you to close the windows. Actually hurts the ears"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"This new vehicle was unusually noisy. The noise was a combination of wind noise, engine noise, and road noise"

Gordon M., GA (2009 Honda Odyssey Touring 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

Driveshaft or axle

"Right front axle was faulty at factory, it took multiple trips to dealers and frontend shops to finally get it properly diagnosed and replaced at Honda America's cost for 2 axles and the final labor cost picked up by Coggin Honda Dealer, St Augestine"

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Both front axles had to be replaced at 114,000 miles at my cost. The axle issues has apparently been a problem for the Odyssey for several years until the axle was redesigned in 2010"

Anonymous, TN (2009 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Driveline vibration

"That condition was part of the faulty axle at manufacturing of vehicle"

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Electrical failure

"everything shut dowm"

Anonymous, OH (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The automatic door slides malfunction on a regular basis"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"It was failure of a $10. relay plus $60. installation"

Anonymous, IN (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"A fuse broke causing the compressor to keep running and causing refrigerant to be blown from the safety valve. It was a simple fix to replace the fuse and to then recharge the refrigerant ourselves. This happened 10 months ago and have had no problem since"

Dean K., CA (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"A/C quit working, but occasionally pops on. It's a bad relay"

Anonymous, TN (2009 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"the air conditioner quit working and the service dept put in a code and the problem was solved"

Clara W., NC (2009 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

Backup or other camera/sensors

"Rear/backup sensors inoperable, need to replace"

J P., TX (2009 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Failure of one parking sensor located in front bumper"

J P., TX (2009 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"GPS system failed outright, no warning, no apparent reason; had to have it completely replaced with a new unit"

Anonymous, VA (2009 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Bluetooth connection randomly drops then reconnects, which drops calls back to the phone and then back to the car several times over the course of one conversation"

Anonymous, VA (2009 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Radio

"XM Radio stations will randomly change"

James P., CT (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Rear entertainment system (e.g., DVD player, rear screen)

"control problems"

J P., TX (2009 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
CD player

"eats up cds"

Annette Y., PA (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 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

"worn and needed replacing"

Joseph A., VA (2009 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Was scheduled (mileage count) time for replacement. No big deal"

Anonymous, AZ (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Engine computer

"Engine computer had to be replaced"

David B., NJ (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The engine light went off, van was checked and no problem was found. A week later the alternator went out"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Injection computer cylinder misfire issue"

Anonymous, WA (2009 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Oil was constantly burning, I believe due to the Variable Cylinder Management system. Since often ran low on oil, lifters began to make noise. Honda would not repair. Local mechanic told me to just keep dumping oil in it until the engine eventually blows, which it did at 192,000 miles"

David R., MD (2009 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

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"Alarm goes off after heavy rains"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

"Rear Wiper on Door Hatch does not work. 5 year old vehicle with 50K miles garaged and does not work because of rust. Not covered on expired warranty. this is the other reason I would not purchase another Honda The company always gave good reviews an"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Headlights

"The clear plastic lens for the headlights deteriorated to a milky white which significantly reduced the effectiveness of the lights. It was so bad that it required replacement at a significant cost"

Gordon M., GA (2009 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Had to replace left rear turn light module because of faulty gasket which allowed water into case and no replacement gasket available had to buy whole assembly"

Anonymous, MI (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Keyless entry

"had a bad hood latch sensor which caused the remote entry not to audibly indicated doors were locked. The hood latch sensor was not detected by dealer originally until they contacted Honda technical service support. This hood latch keep trying to complete circuit and ran battery down repeatedly until correct diagnosis and replacement was made"

Anonymous, MI (2009 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

"Shifting rough around 40 mph"

Anonymous, CT (2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"the car would not go into reverse on occasions, took several tries to get into reverse, happen previously on this and other hondas, but dealer will not do anything about it because can not duplicate then car brakes down on road and then can be fixed"

James H., PA (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Loose/rattling heat shield

"all of the heat shields rattle"

Pete P., OH (2009 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

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