The redesigned Odyssey topped our minivan ratings, although this iteration of the Odyssey traded away some of the previous generation's crisp handling qualities for a more comfortable ride. The cabin is noticeably quieter too, although some road noise persists. The jazzier exterior styling reduced cargo space by a smidgen, but rear seating is generous and easy to access.
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 redesigned Odyssey topped our minivan ratings, although this iteration of the Odyssey traded away some of the previous generation's crisp handling qualities for a more comfortable ride. The cabin is noticeably quieter too, although some road noise persists. The jazzier exterior styling reduced cargo space by a smidgen, but rear seating is generous and easy to access. One significant flaw the unimpressive grip, which limits handling in emergency situations. While ultimately secure, Odyssey gives up early when pushed to its limits. A rear-view camera is standard on all trim lines.

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
  • 6-speed Automatic
  • 5-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.5-liter V6 (248 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2011 Honda Odyssey owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Calipers

"WARPED CALIPERS AFTER 22000 MILES"

Donald S., CA (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Locked up and had to be replaced on the rear"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Brakes seem to need replacement every 30k miles, which is way more than advertised"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Vibration noted on hard braking. Rotors were warped due to excess heat. Rotors were turned and pads replaced and problem solved"

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Brake rotors required resurfacing"

Anonymous, TN (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Brakes were in good shape when we bought it but they seem to have deteriorated more than expected since then"

Anonymous, ID (2011 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"The brake rotors have warped a number of times and have been replaced at least twice. Seems much too often to me"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"brake pads wore out prematurley"

Anonymous, IN (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Took the car in at about 35k miles for brake inspection. Heavy vibration when braking at highway speeds. Brakes were replaced under warranty. Having some problem now at 63k. My BMW went 100k miles with no break issues or maintenance"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"We had to replace pads and rotors at 40000 miles"

Anonymous, NH (2011 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"the brakes or rotors pulsate and vibrate for a long time. They wore prematurely per mechanic"

Michael B., ON (2011 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Worn rear brakes were replaced"

Anonymous, VA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Back brakes rust fast. Never had this problem on any previous vans or cars"

Anonymous, QC (2011 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The OEM brakes are not designed well and have had to be replaced twice in the last year"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"Rotors had to be turned because they were out of round. I have a 2002 Odyssey that has 235,000 miles that the rotors never were out of round. They are still the original rotors"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Very poor quality. They warp and need to be turned frequently"

John H., WA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"rotors warped and resurfaced"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"warped rotors"

Anonymous, IN (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"In Fall 2013 I went to a Honda dealer with the brake problem. They worked on the rotors. Subsequently the problem recurred. I took the car back to the dealer in March 2014, and they wanted to grind the rotors again, at my expense. I chose not to h"

Anonymous, SD (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"In about 20000 miles the rotors warp. I have tried to get someone from Honda Corporate to discuss my problem no luck. My local dealer has helped, but I don't know that Honda is aware of my problem"

D W., FL (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"warp very quickly"

I W., NY (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors warp within 1-2 months of replacing with new rotors"

Daniel W., CA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Warped rotors caused the car to shake violently when braking"

Anonymous, VA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"I drive this vehicle primarily back and forth to Arizona from Michigan so nearly all of the miles are highway miles. At about 42,000 miles when I applied the brakes at a higher rate of speed (ex. 65 mph to exit Xway), the steering wheel shimmied vio"

Anonymous, MI (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"This is the second time that the rotors had to be resurfaced"

David S., FL (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Front Rotors warp when heated and cause a vibration when brakes are applied"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Front rotors required resurfacing. Research into online forums indicate this is a recurring issue for the current model of Odyssey"

Anonymous, AL (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace a defective rotor and pay for it myself. No after market parts available either"

Holly D., CA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced rear rotors"

Richard B., TN (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"I bought the car certified used, but it still had uneven rotors. They were replaced free of charge, but I'm getting the same rotor issue. I had a 2000 Odyssey until 2013 and never had this problem"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"At 42000 Km the rotors, front and back, became warped. I do not tow a trailer, ride the brakes or live in a hilly area. Honda said it was how the vehicle was driven, not warrantee, I have never had this problem with any other vehicle I've owned"

Anonymous, BC (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Front rotors became warped every year for the last 3 years with normal driving conditions. Had to re-machine them at our cost :( Next time it happens we will need to replace rotors completely"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The "Brake Rotors" needed to be replaced because of RUST... i was told by the dealership that this is a common shortcoming of this vehicle"

Anonymous, MD (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors warped so bad that the whole vehicle shook violently when moderately braking from a high speed"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"All rotors had more wear and tear on them than the mileage should have given them. We do live in an area with extremely poor roads, however, so it's possible that contributed to the increased wear and tear"

Anonymous, OK (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"pre-mature warping/vibration"

Michael I., WA (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Front Rotors are get warped after 12k miles. Have had them turned 4 times. Probably design flaw - front tires are not big enough for the odyssey"

Stephen C., LA (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"When the brakes get heated I get a pulsation in the brake pedal"

Ira S., FL (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"As is typical, the OEM Honda rotors warped early and provided poor braking performance. I replaced them high end aftermarket pieces. They are much better now"

Nathan S., NY (2011 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The rotors have been "turned" on a few occasions and have been replaced twice in the last 20,000 miles. One garage suggested we drove through standing water while exiting a freeway, thus warping the hot rotors. I do not accept that"

M H., FL (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"When brakes are applied, it causes shaking on the steering column. Taken it for service and they found nothing. It continues to shake"

Thomas K., NE (2011 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors need to be redesigned"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The rotors that come with the 2011 Odyssey does not include enough holes to accommodate heating. Hence, constant shimmy was unbearable especially down a mountain. The dealer replaced it once with no charge, but soon after the shimmy came back. I was told that was the nature of the rotors. When I couldn't take it anymore I brought it back to the dealership to state there must be something they could do about it. They said they could install an upgrade, but it was going to cost $600 plus tax"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Steering wheel squeaks on occasions"

Anonymous, TN (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

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

"Steering wheel had a shimmy, diagnosed as a front right bad ball joint"

Anonymous, TN (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"They have worn out twice"

David W., TX (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Some of the bushings have been replaced. The problem is still not resolved"

Anonymous, IN (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rear suspension bushings were shredded. Replaced under TSB from Honda (and extended Honda warranty)"

Steven S., MD (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Power steering leaks

"Leakage from seal. Detected by dealer shortly beyond general warranty mileage. Requires replacing rack and pinion. Dealer states this is not part of the drive train which would have still been under warranty"

James M., TN (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Noise in power steering when turning at low speeds. Service Bullitan is out and says fix is PS Pump replace. Recently Honda rebuilt the PS Pump and noise is no better. Another appointment to repair will be made upon my return home. American Honda"

Mike B., KY (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Power steering pump replaced under extended warrantee. Problem discovered during 30,000 service at dealer"

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Loud whining coming from the pump"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"pump failed"

William M., TN (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"leaking power steering pump"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"When test driving the Honda before purchase we heard a clicking noise when we made sharp left & right turns. Brought this to the dealers attention. Shop inspected and replaced left strut. When picking up before purchase, took for another test driv"

Anonymous, SC (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"creaking front struts - redesigned - covered by TSB"

Steven S., MD (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"noise"

Anonymous, NM (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Very noticeable creaking and cracking sound when turning van at slow speed, such as into and out of the driveway"

Douglas T., NC (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Squeak when turning"

P B., MD (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"The rubber bumper at the base of one of the rear struts/shocks was missing causing noise and minor instability going over bumps in the road"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Clicking in front when wheel is turned. Wasn't found first time taken in. Rode with Honda technician second time to make sure it was heard"

Robert M., FL (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Struts make noise when turning at slow speeds"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Popping/crunching sound from front struts when turning at low speeds. Dealer determined wasn't due to the TSB for strut tightening & greasing, so they replaced both front struts. Noise disappeared"

Michael S., CT (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Replace the front struts"

Edward Y., TX (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"One of the rear shock absorbers was discovered to be leaking. There was no indication that anything was wrong. So basically this was discovered early. I had both rear shock absorbers replaced. This has been the only non-maintenance cost I have incurred on this vehicle which has app. 150000"

Stephen O., OK (2011 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Front struts replaced multiple times due to creaking and noise in steering. Finally repaired with updated Honda strut that has different design than the original parts installed (and replaced by Honda dealer)"

Steven S., MD (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Right rear shock absorber was leaking badly, had to replace both rear shocks"

Paul S., NJ (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Noise in rear of car when going over bumps. Rear lower spring seats & arms replaced under extended warrantee"

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Clunking from rear end due to worn spring seats. Required entire new rear control arm assemblies--fixed under certified used warranty"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Persistent squeak in steering. Has to be lubed every so often. Has existed since car was new"

Anonymous, TN (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The steering column had to be replaced. I heard a sound when I turned the wheel and it was diagnosed that I needed the column replaced. This happened in 2014 and I had the extended warranty which covered this needed repair"

Anonymous, RI (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Power steering rack developed a leak and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NC (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The steering was making noise and VSA light was on and the tech said I Had to get the rack and pinion replaced; which cost a lot. The problem is still not fixed. Might be struts or something else"

Leah B., CA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Entire steering rack needed replacing. Ongoing issue for several years. Honda Canada finally offered to replace steering rack (was out of warranty)"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"There was a grinding noise when turning that the dealership was able to fix when a technical bulletin from Honda was issued and a special grease was applied which solved the problem"

Connie W., FL (2011 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"vibration & noise unaccounted for. feels like it may be suspension. goes into honda tomorrow"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"On three occasions I had to have the rotors turned due to early warping and pulsating during brake application"

Todd G., TX (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The steering wheel vibrates when I brake. Honda techs say my brakes are okay, but not sure if the calipers are warped and need resurfacing. Haven't gotten that checked yet"

Leah B., CA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"Right front bearing started to make a lot of noise"

Anonymous, TN (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 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

"Works just fine, but picture quality is terrible and the lens is always affected if there is any water or dew on the car, making the picture even worse"

Sunil J., TX (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Quit working, repaired under warranty ty"

Anonymous, IA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Sometimes the screen flashes back and forth when trying to connect a call or computer repeats an automated message"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The display screen above the radio suddenly stayed lit even with the ignition key off. Dealer wanted $485 to replace screen. Repairs detailed by a Honda TSB which indicated 20 minutes of labor. New screen would cost $415. Available on the internet for $15 - $45. After 2 weeks, problem resolved itself somehow. Suspension makes knocking sound when turning corners, repairs addressed by another TSB. Dealer performed TSB procedure but did not resolve the problem. Wanted $450 to install new "shims". I"

Richard R., NJ (2011 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The entire dash unit was replaced without charge"

Anonymous, IN (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"On the second trip of the day, the display screen will go blank for about 1 second, disrupting all functions, then return to the setting that were on when it went blank"

G T., CA (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The bluetooth device disconnects from my phone all the time. Also, the XM radio stopped working (it does not work at all any more) and the dealer wouldn't use the extended service contract to replace the radio (they seemed to not want to investigate what was wrong.)"

Anonymous, IN (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"letters and numbers disappear when trying to enter addresses"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Voice activation is a joke, you select "sort by nearest" and it gives you options 1200mi away, doing input for an address is really tedious and takes forever because it doesn't populate choices. There's no support from dealer and no software upgrades"

Anonymous, MI (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"it's junk... don't buy this option. This navigation system couldn't get you out of a paper bag! Very expensive feature with lousy programming. The "Brake Rotors" had to be replaced because of RUST... the dealership said this is a common problem for t"

Anonymous, MD (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"It is extremely difficult to program. Instruction manual is approx. 160 pages - you must be kidding. The screen is impossible to read when it is sunny outside. The cost is too much - map update is too expensive. I have 5" GARMIN unit that a 6 yr. old can setup with less than 15 min. of instruction and map updates are free. Vision problem with readability during the day is also true with radio and heating - A/C controls. Other than tuning and volume adjustment of radio, setting up other rad"

Floyd O., MN (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Often, especially when it rains, the car cant recognize my cell phone and takes a few days to repair itself"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Bluetooth issues with Samsung Galaxy S3 phone. Loses Bluetooth briefly, then reconnects. Sometimes it doesn't pair until car is restarted. Service was unable to fix it, but the phone is officially compatible-safety issue when I can't use hands-free"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The system has had frequent problems pairing with iPhones, various, different models. The dealer states they can't find the problem, but it happens almost daily. so I just use my earpiece instead of the vehicle's bluetooth system to talk on my cell"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Pairing is easy, but it constantly drops and re-connects and the quality of the connection is terrible. I no longer use it because it is terrible"

Sunil J., TX (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Pairing will not remain constant. Problem since purchasing car. Dealer will not repair since they blame it on phones. Dealer is incompetent"

Anonymous, MD (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"BLue tooth is terrible. Drops all the time and loses calls"

Sean M., NY (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The Bluetooth/cell phone pairing works sometimes and often times it stops working. It requires almost weekly trying to pair the cell phones again. Very frustrating! Have had to take vehicle in to dealer for help, but nothing really changes"

Stephen J., CA (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"My wife and I each have android phones, a Galaxy 5S and Galaxy S7, that consistently do not work in the Honda. We have had a Honda employee load the Bluetooth but it would not work consistently. Luckily, we are not in a hands-free state but this is a serious safety issue"

M H., FL (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Radio

"Satellite radio failed. All other functions of system work. Would require a total replacement of radio at a cost of $800"

Anonymous, GA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Radio Intermittently will not play. Failure of the satellite radio antennae module"

Anonymous, NB (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace a radio component that received satellite radio"

Ken P., TX (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"When you disconnect power such as changing the battery you have to enter a five digit code on your radio in order for it to work again. When i entered the code the radio did not work. Even the Honda dealership could not get it to work. Two options. One - remove the radio and have it sent into Honda for "repair". Two - get aftermarket or one from a junk yard resale business. The dealership person service person for Honda said don't send it in for repair, he said his experience with that is"

Lori J., NY (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"XM reception is frequently lost. Refreshing signal does not resolve. Does not occur in other car in same locations"

Anonymous, CT (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"DVD player stopped playing cost $650 to replace Repair facility stated the Honda DVD player is the most difficult to replace"

Brian F., GA (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"DVD player for RES ate DVD and stopped receiving new discs"

Anonymous, BC (2011 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Voice control commands

"does not respond"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"The voice commands have never worked. Impossible to get voice recognition.. Dealers totally unhelpful"

Spencer R., PA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Same frustration as with Bluetooth. Sometimes the Voice control works, but most often it doesn't"

Stephen J., CA (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 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

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"tail light failure at 35,000 mi"

John C., IN (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Upgraded to LED bulbs and damage was caused to electrical multiplexer and fuse box. No warning in manual"

James L., TN (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Heated or cooled seats

"Driver seat shuts off after 3 seconds - possible short ?? Not repaired yet"

Edward P., FL (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"occasionally smells like something is burning"

Anonymous, IN (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Heating element went out"

Anonymous, OR (2011 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Driver side seat heater quit working. Will have to remove see and replace grid within the seat. Estimated cost up to $500"

Brandon H., KS (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"It stopped working"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Heated seat from driver side does not work. Expensive to replace"

Daniel G., CT (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The center overhead lights have failed to work for many years even with new lightbulbs"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Keyless entry

"I have had continuing problems with power locks and power rear doors. The latter often fail to open and I have to "reset" them by turning the power to the doors off and on via the switch on the dash. Doors also frequently fail to close due to obstruc"

Anonymous, MN (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"the thing came apart completely"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The keyless entry system was a problem since the van was new and we complained about it at every service and was told it was okay. After three years Honda issued a recall and the issue was finally resolved"

David M., VA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Keyless entry now takes multiple presses to unlock the doors each time"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Three sensors have failed and needed replacing in the last year. Expensive"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Our vehicle was an early 2011 model (new body style) that came from the dealer with metal valve caps. As a result of galvanic corrosion, removing the caps resulted in damage to two of the tire pressure monitors, resulting in a non-warranty replaceme"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"It is 2011 fit. If putting air in tires when cold spell causes the monitor to come on, if I do not use special air at dealer, then it continues to happen over and over again. that is terribly inconvenient. !!!"

Martha C., VA (2011 Honda Odyssey)

"stopped working. light is always on"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"destroyed during a recent tire flat"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"always on specially after changing tires for winter/summer. Unable to reset even with visits to the dealership"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"TPMS keeps coming on--false sensor lights"

Thompson S., OH (2011 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Warning lights

"Senor kept setting off warning lights Gas tank senor triggers several warning lights faulty sensor not correctly read twice by dealership"

Edward P., FL (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"I am trying to tell you : It is a Honda 2011 Fit. TPMS MONITOR WOULD NOT GO off. Had to pay large fee to check out entire electrical system. is fine now"

Martha C., VA (2011 Honda Odyssey)

"Misc. warning lights suddenly appeared. Had to get computer reset at dealer to fix"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The battery light would go on and stay on for no reason. Then my battery actually DID die despite the mechanic testing it a few weeks earlier. Replace with a gel battery and no problems since"

Holly D., CA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The engine warning light would come on and the engine would turn off. Both times the dealer fixed it. hopefully the second time will be the last time"

Anonymous, VA (2011 Honda Odyssey Unsure 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

"Sunroof vents get clogged with debris and leaks water into the cabin via the left front pillar airbag area"

Geoffrey B., NY (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"the front passenger door seal is NOT air tight. There is a slight breeze when driving. The seal exists but clearly is not strong"

Michael B., ON (2011 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Excessive wind noise"

Anonymous, TN (2011 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"There were some rattling behind the driver side in the door area. This was addressed by the dealer. Lubricating the hinges and the track of the sliding door"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Wheel bearing went out"

Eric S., MN (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Squeaks in the front stuts"

Kathy H., GA (2011 Honda Odyssey)

"awful squeaks that dealer was unable to address. developed at about 2-3rd year. seems to be coming from interior panels"

Anonymous, NC (2011 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The back tail gate makes a squeaking noise when it is opened. The dealership greased it but it didn't make a difference"

Anonymous, OR (2011 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Does not take rough road well feels like it needs struts"

Anonymous, TN (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"clunking noise"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"steering makes a lot of grinding noises at low speed (not tires) - dealer says it is not likely a problem"

Anonymous, MO (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"noises coming from front strut on drivers side. has been checked by honda tec and nothing found as a problem"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Front right area squeaks when making turns"

Anonymous, KY (2011 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The front end squeeks when turning, but it's not the CV joints"

K H., CA (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Sound eminating from front right wheel well like two metal parts grinding together and skeaking and popping. Dealer replaced strut with no change in sound"

Todd G., TX (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"drivers side sliding door squeaks and rattles. they tried to fix but still have issue"

George H., ON (2011 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Catalytic converter heat shield rusted and loose"

Anonymous, BC (2011 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Rattling and grinding sound when turning. No issue identified"

Anonymous, SC (2011 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Front strut made a creaking noise when going over bumps"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Strut must be manually greased"

Anonymous, NM (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Pops and creaks from front suspension at slow turns. Have had the Honda TSB performed and multiple parts replaced including complete strut assemblies and noise always returns. Found multiple complaints about this problem on the internet"

Anonymous, VA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"At highway speeds the wind noise is excessive. Noise is much louder than other cars at the same speed"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Just tends to be noisy when at high-speeds, especially for a $50k car"

K H., CA (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"The van has high wind and road noise. This is our second Odyssey. The first was a 2004 and both have this problem"

David M., VA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"There is just a LOT of wind and road noise. That we true when it was brand new. We live the vehicle, but would not buy it again because if 1) road and wind noise, and 2) unavailability if 4WD [we live in snow country]"

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 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

"misfire on 3 cylinders"

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"One of the cylinders somehow lost compression. I understand that the cause was that the rings rotated. The engine (at least half) had to be torn down and the cylinder replaced. Honda covered all of the repairs under warranty, but the car was unavaila"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"I had a problem with the Variable Cylinder System and when the system started, it would foul the plugs on the cylinders that weren't being used. The end result was that the engine had to have a complete ring job replacing all the rings on the cylinders"

Anonymous, IN (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Piston ring failure that was fully covered under an extended warranty on that item. Warranty was extended by manufacturer due to known issues"

Anonymous, OR (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Engine light turned on and started running rough. They used the extended warranty to rebuild the engine. Told me that the fuel I am using is making the engine dirty and recommended a fuel cleaner o a monthly basis. I am not buying it and now I am"

Anonymous, MI (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"My check engine light went on so I took my car into dealership. They had to totally rebuild my engine. Honda covered the cost"

Anonymous, OR (2011 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"piston rings went bad"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Engine was continually burning oil. Multiple minor fixes finally led to the recommendation to rebuild the engine. Dealer stated that the "economy" mode the van switches in and out of reduces the number of cylinders and this is what causes the issue"

Anonymous, GA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"engine needed to have the piston rings replaced; done under warranty"

Allan F., MI (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Had a known misfire problem. Had to have rings replaced. Had to get rental for a week for repairs, but only paid for one day of rental"

Anonymous, IN (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Piston rings failed"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"required to re ring 3 engine cylinders"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"In the first two years of ownership the vehicle would regularly foul spark plugs. Eventually the dealership said the piston rings were defective and they would have to be replaced. They said it was common in the 2011 Odysseys. One of many problems!"

Michael P., TN (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Fouled spark plug 3rd cyl led to replacement of all rings in engine not recall class action suit, Took several days"

Spencer R., PA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Had to have 1/2 engine rebuild, due to spark plug misfire and damage to cylinders. It was covered under warranty, but after 1 week, had to take back due to "check engine" light. 3 months later, so far so good...no further issues"

Anonymous, VA (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"check engine light came on, dealer analysis indicated need cylinder rebuild"

Anonymous, OK (2011 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Variable Cylinder System caused oil buildup on cylinders and misfiring"

Anonymous, NC (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Warranty rebuild due to design flaw. Completely covered by honda"

W F., TX (2011 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The piston rings were feeling in a way that dropped the fuel economy down to 10 or 12 miles per gallon. Honda paid to correct the situation by rebuilding the block and refurbishing the heads"

Anonymous, SC (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Had to disassemble engine and change rings. Excessive Oil Burn, although Honda says that burning 1 quart of oil every 1000 miles is normal"

Johnson A., CT (2011 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"oil leaking and then fouling the spark plugs triggering the check engine light. Honda did not want to fix the known problem with this engine. I took it to the dealer 3 times prior to it being fixed correctly. Then Honda would only warrantee the engine to 125K miles. I did not have to pay for the rebuild because I had bought the extended warranty that covered bumper to bumper to 80K miles. I bought this van with the hopes of driving it until 200K. No such luck. I am now waiting for the rel"

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Honda replaced timing belt and water pump, spark plugs and wires since engine was nearing 90000miles,and engine was taken apart to replace the rings"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Passenger door handle came loose without any body damage and could not be fixed by the dealer. Said it was not covered by extended warranty and body shop would have to repair metal under the door panel at my expense"

Marc W., VA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Molding came loose and had to be re-glued. Not a cheap job at the dealership, but they did a nice job"

Anonymous, VA (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Front seat trim will not stay in place"

Anonymous, NM (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Very little schrach protection on all plastic surfaces"

Tim P., MI (2011 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The paint is peeling badly on the front and back plastic covered bumper cover"

Anonymous, IN (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Front bumper paint was peeling within the 1st year of ownership. They repainted the front bumper. They said this problem is common on the 2011 Odysseys"

Michael P., TN (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"I purchased an after market spray on material which was to protect the paint. Cost $1200 from the dealer. Real mistake. I brushed against a arbor vitae hedge, got surface scratches which I couldn't buff out. The dealership evaluated and said that did"

Robert W., MT (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Multiple locations of chipping paint"

Anonymous, WI (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Paint came off back bumper and body"

Catherine R., VA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Paint is peeling off in multiple locagions. Had roof repainted at our cost. Now have multiple locations around tailgate peeling"

Anonymous, VA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"the paint is peeling on the roof of the van due to taking the lead out of the paint. Paint no longer lasts on cars. It's infuriating! And, now they're going to water-based paint and can't touch up the car because it won't adhere to the existing paint"

Barbara M., CA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Paint flaked off the panel below the tail gate window"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Rust

"The rear latch for lifting the large rear lift gate is developing two rust spots below the latch where I think bolts, screws or rivets hold the latch to the lift gate"

Samuel L., MN (2011 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rear gate rusting. Dealer repainted due to TSB but now it's rusting again"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"rust on tailgate lid - covered by TSB"

Steven S., MD (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The back hatch back door was recalled because of premature rust. It was repaired under warranty"

Robert O., AB (2011 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"I just explained about my rust problem in the last page"

E S., ON (2011 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"I've experienced 3 small rust spots on the tailgate door. 1 by the Honda emblem and 2 spots immediately below the left and right ends of the center tailgate chrome trim"

Richard D., NY (2011 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Tailgate started to rust again although it had been fixed under a factory recall"

Anonymous, MN (2011 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Tailgate rust +++ that appeared 2 years after purchase. Was repaired under recall, then reappeared, requiring entire rear door to be replaced"

Anonymous, QC (2011 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"rust under the rubber gasket on the top of the front driver door"

Donald L., OH (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 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

"power door on the rear passenger door failed"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The passenger side sliding door sticks frequently where the electric motor will stop moving the door. This issue is not covered under the warranty. the rollers have been replaced but the problem remains"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Cable broke on opening mechanism. Original repair was quoted to be over $1,000 dealer covered 80% as a warranty item"

Richard C., NY (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The passenger side sliding door had the cable covering to come loose and get tangled up in the mechanisms. The door was open when this happened, in a city 3 hours from home, with my child in the seat by the door. The dealer indicated that this is a c"

Rebecca L., NE (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"rear door sometimes fails to lower, side door auto close broke"

Anonymous, VA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Automated motorized door sticks sometimes and wont open"

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The rust problem discussed earlier"

Robert O., AB (2011 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Both side doors went. Right 62000Km and the left at 125000km.The key on this learning curve is to keep the door rollers clean from sand etc"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Power sliding door on passenger side needed a $1,200 repair. It was out of warranty, but Honda agreed to cover half of the cost under goodwill"

John C., NH (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Clunking in automatic sliding door motor. Needed repair once in the past and sounds like it will need repair again shortly"

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Auto open/ close broke"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Drivers side sliding door derailed from track"

Tim P., MI (2011 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Sunroof

"sunroof had a windscreen which trapped small branches and they would get caught in the window track and they blocked the 2 very small water dispersers in the roof. The water then worked its way into the interior molding down the dash and into the fu"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Tail gate has a rust issue. The recall fix up job did not fix the problem. The issue is with the body shop not the car company because they tried to fix it. Not going back to that body shop"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"A single recall on trim affixed to the tail gate turned into two lengthy visits and two repaints of the tail gate. Too many recalls!"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Th tailgate didn't fit properly and rubbed on the bumper causing the paint to scrape off. Honda repairs it under warranty and he service was excellent"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The tailgate was repaired for a rust problem twice under warranty and now it shows signs of rusting again. I will have it fixed myself I hope"

E S., ON (2011 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"When lowering the tailgate under power, I used hand to stop it after it had moved approx. 21' to 15". It will no longer lower under power - it does raise OK. Repair cost of $450 is not worth it"

Floyd O., MN (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Seat controls - temperature

"THE SEAT HEATER FAILED DURING THE WINTER. I HAD IT REPLACED TOTALLY AT MY EXPENSE. THIS SEEMS TO ME TO BE AN UNUSUAL THING TO HAVE HAPPEN BUT THEY INSISTED I PAY FOR IT. PARTS PERHAPS FOR CONSIDERATION, OR 2 HOURS LABOUR OR SOME SUCH. I HAVE NEVER HAD ONE OF THESE FAIL IN THE PAST ON ANY VEHICLE I HAVE OWNED"

Col C., NS (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 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

"Car has 8 speed transmission and shifts at unpredictable intervals. Vehicle "shudders" when accelerating at low to moderate speeds, hesitates when up shifting in 50 to 60 mph range, especially when going uphill. I have had the transmission checked by"

Anonymous, MN (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Had to have a software update in transmission in order to shift smoothly"

P B., MD (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Computer program up grade"

Rf M., IL (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"VCM cause rough shifting,"

Joe M., ON (2011 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"One occasion not shifting correctly. No slipping. Got it home. Changed the fluid and trans filter, ...no problem since. Fluid had been changed and was clean. But the filter had not been previously changed. So far, after 2000 miles, no more problem"

Anonymous, MD (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"I have an ECO that operates in 4 cyl until 6 is required. I haven't taken it in to have the 'shifting' problem diagnosed, but one can feel the car shifting (much like a bump in the road) while going at an even speed both in town and on the highway. The vehicle even does this 'shift' going down a straight level highway with cruise control on. Recently had transmission fluid drained and replaced without benefit. I'm not a mechanic, so I suppose the 'shift' could be the torque converter. I see"

Jane C., FL (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Service center stated that this was a problem requiring computer program upgrade"

Rf M., IL (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"It was warranty work, but unfortunately I had to take the vehicle in 3 times before the dealer could find the problem, and I had spent $500 on other work that didn't solve the issue. I ended up with a free rental for 1 week while the warranty work was being done, but it took almost a month of off/on time to get there!"

Barry-Andrea C., IA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"A few times the motor has revved when placed in reverse"

Jane C., FL (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Repaired under warranty - software issue"

Peter B., CT (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Rough shifting and slipping at lower speeds. Led to lower gas mileage and poor performance in general"

Anonymous, GA (2011 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

"Front axles needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"broke, while I was driving the left front axle broke, and i could no longer drive"

Anonymous, GA (2011 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Driveline vibration

"cylinder management does not work very well, causes mild to severe vibrations. tried to go to arbitration but honda sent two engineers who said they would state in arb. that this was considered normal behaviour. definitely not "seemless" as adverti"

George H., ON (2011 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"I RECEIVED A LETTER FROM HONDA EXPLAINING THEY WERE EXPERIENCEING DIFFICULITIES WITH THE TORQUE CONVERTERS ON SOME VEHICLES. I TOOK IT IN, THEY CHANGED SOME COMPUTER SETTINGS IN THE TRANSMISSION AND SENT ME OFF. THE PROBLEM GREW WORSE. I TOOK IT IN AGAIN AND THIS TIME THEY REPLACED THE TORQUE CONVERTER. THE TRANSMISSION IS STILL HAVING THESE SAME ISSUES. NOT SURE WHAT THE NEXT STEP IN AS THIS HAS JUST HAPPENED IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS. NOTE: THIS IS THE SECOND HONDA ODYSSEY I HAVE HAD (2005) THAT H"

Col C., NS (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Electrical failure

"Alternator & battery replaced. Chronic recurring issues with charging since the car was new. Maybe 1 or 2 times a year the car wouldn't start after nothing was left on. Electrical sensor replaced after 6m, but kept happening until this repair"

Anonymous, MA (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Traction control

"Handles poorly in heavy snow. Have been stuck twice and unable to get out. When I switch the traction control button, the wheels won't spin at all and I can't accelerate the engine at all. Have to depend on others to push and dig me out of 8-10 inche"

Robert W., MT (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
CV joint

"Both CV joints failed at 58,000 miles. Luckily they were still under the 60k power train warranty. Both were replaced free of charge"

Anonymous, SC (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Noises when making turns. Shop fixed one CV joint. Noises continued and the shop fixed the other CV joint. I would have thought they would have checked both of them the first time"

John O., AL (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"it leaked greases. was replace under warranty"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace both joints"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

"Battery fails rapidly. Went through 3 batteries in the first two years. "Firmware update" recall didn't fix the problem. Dealer replaces the battery under warranty every year or so"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Electronic ignition

"misprogrammed engine timing causing lugging under load"

John C., IN (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Bad coil on on cylinder"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"The spark plugs were defective and replaced by Honda even though the van was out of warranty. They caused jerking and power failure in the engine"

Sharon S., NC (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Plug misfired. Dealer said rings on front cylinders (they are part of economy shutdown) lined up and allowed oil to leak into chamber. Dealer replaced rings on 3 cylinders and spark plugs on four at no cost. however, since mileage was over 80000, it was cheaper to replace timing belt and water pump.and save $400+dollars"

D R., MN (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Starter

"It kept sticking and burning out"

Benjamin H., OK (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace starter at 48,000 miles"

Anonymous, MI (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Alternator started failing on highway from Round Rock to Austin, TX,, by miracle, all electrical systems halted and car rolled to a stop at our son's mechanic's garage drop-off spot, on the way home at 10 pm on 5/14/17. Cost to access alternator (remove part of bumper), replace with high grade alternator, new battery, plus labor was $702.00"

John F., TX (2011 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

"Warning light about tire pressure would not go out"

Anonymous, MI (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Engine missing. ECO was not working. Check engine light came on. Dealer replaced spark plugs only because check engine light did not come on at dealership. Therefore not under warranty"

Anonymous, VA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"While climbing gentle inclines at approx 40 kph, the engine started to miss. Duplicated for the dealer. They reset the engine and transmission computers, but the fuel mileage has dropped approx 2 litres/100 km, and the "missing" has moved up to same"

John C., NS (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The engine lost power and rev up and would not get up to speed. They replaced the valve that controlled the number of cylinders"

Anonymous, NE (2011 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Less than 100,000 miles and 6 years old...all the engine mounts failed. Well over a $1000 repair. I've never seen a car driven under normal conditions have all engine mounts fail...and my friend's Odyssey van did the same thing"

Frank C., CA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Oil leaks

"Minor oil leak discovered by service technician and replaced oil pan gasket. 4 months later the oil leak returned. Discovered the leak was not the gasket, but bolts mounted above the oil pan. Oil was leaking down on the oil pan. Leak was repaire"

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Leak on spool valve, repair involved repairing leak and having to adjust valves, $960"

Anonymous, VA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"The torque converter went bad which cause a severe loss of power and trouble shifting. This was especially bad when driving in the mountains or anywhere steep"

Benjamin H., OK (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Rough shifting. Replaced both drive shafts. Faulty gears on both"

Perry J., CA (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Rough shifting, slipping, metallic grinding. After several trips to the dealer, ended up with a new torque convertor"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"ABNORMAL NOISE. SLOPPY GEAR CHANGE 3TH GEAR. Replaced under warranty"

Gilles L., QC (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 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

Electrical failure

"/driver side heated seat switch failed"

Anonymous, WA (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Heated or cooled seat controls

"electrical relay for A/C failed. A/C would not work"

Anonymous, WA (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Heater system

"Heater core was plugged"

Anonymous, MI (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
A/C compressor

"Didn't cool properly"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

Fuel System

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

What Owners Say

Fuel injection system

"The van will act as if it's not getting enough fuel and then suddenly it will get too much fuel. You can literally watch the fuel gauge drop"

Rebecca L., NE (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

Exhaust

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

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