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.
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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

"Rear calipers were replaced due to sticking. brake pads and rotors replaced at the same time at 95000 miles. Were original brakes and rotors."

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

"steering wheel shakes when you hit the brakes. Had Honda service around 40,000 mi., had the same problem about 6 months ago. Starting to shake again"

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

"Right front caliper failure with 50% brakes remaining. $1000 repair. Major reason not buy another Odyssey."

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

"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)
Master cylinder

"Caused problem with brake pedal. Probably normal considering mileage on vehicle"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"just normal"

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

"Simply needed front brake job, replaced pads and rotors. Don’t make them like they used to, where you could have the rotors turned at least once, to save $."

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

"On a routine service, The technician told me that I need to replace the brakes."

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

"Amazingly, got 95,000 miles on the original brake pads and rotors before needing replacement."

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

"xxc"

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

"I do a lot of city driving. (Dallas, TX)"

Anonymous, TX (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 3.5-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"Material is designed to be softer, so wears out sooner than other cars -- the cost adds up"

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

"brakes tend to wear out fairly quickly, perhaps undersized brakes for the weight of the vehicle"

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

"This has happened the last 2 years. Before I have finished with my winter tires running in the vehicle the van really shudders when I come to a stop. The tires are on their own rims."

Belinda W., ON (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"It's on its 4th set of front brakes, at 115k miles. This is excessive in my opinion"

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

"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)
Pulsation or vibration

"front brake rotors became warped, causing large pulsations when braking."

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

"rotors wear quickly and require frequent replacement or repair."

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

"Experienced heavy vibrations when applying brakes quickly. Less vibrations when slowly applying brakes. Took to dealer but they could not find any problem. Went to independent repair shop and replaced front rotors and problem solved."

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

"rotors warp easily, bushings worn create noises"

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

"pulsation was intermittent but became consistent. Turning rotors helped for a while but eventually replacement was the fix."

Anonymous, MN (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Regular brake failure

"was getting feedback/pulsations in brake pedal and steering wheel."

William V., GA (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"rotors are not properly designed by engineers, should last longer before they wear out and/or warp."

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

"The brakes on the Ody seem to get warped easily. There have been times when they were so warped that it felt unsafe to drive. We take it in the dealer, and they tell us it's normal wear for a heavy vehicle, and imply that we must be stomping on the breaks. We aren't. We finally got them replaced at a outside shop and it's been fine."

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

"Rotors were milled last year. Recent maintenance work replaced the rotors. Vibration problems coming through the steering now resolved."

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

"Normal wear and tear in Major City Driving. I break hard and wore the breaks down."

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

"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 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 3.5-L V6)
Squeaking

"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

Alignment

"The alignment kept needing adjusting on the front wheels. Took several times to be fixed."

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

"Front ball joints needed replacing. Was just out of warranty Honda covered 67% of cost as good will jesture. Very pleased."

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

"These needed to be replaced, and are expensive."

Andrea S., MI (2011 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

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

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

"had to replace $800 worth of worn out bushings. less than 80K miles at the time."

Derrick S., VA (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 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

"Leaking O: ring - normal failure for Odyssey my mechanic reported. Low Cost to repair."

Carl T., TX (2011 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"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)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"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)
Shocks or struts

"Replaced all shocks and struts as well as timing belt. Paid $5,000."

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

"Found rear shock absorber(s) leaking Found rear shock absorber(s) weak"

Thomas R., OH (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Clunking in steering wheel - Honda said front strut top assembly was loose/broken. No way to fix it, need to completely replace the entire strut assembly. This was a known problem per Honda but still had to pay $1200.00 to fix out of pocket."

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

"Experienced sway when going over pot holes and bumps in roadways especially at speeds over 35 mph. Higher the speeds the worst the sway. Both front struts and rear shocks replaced and problem fixed. Note: previous owners daughter used the van for off road treking."

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

"had to replace rear shocks.it's a 2011 with 174,000 miles...seems reasonable"

Anonymous, IN (2011 Honda Odyssey EX 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)
Springs or torsion bars

"Local mechanic thought the torsion bar was the issue. He was wrong."

Anonymous, PA (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)

"We have had a recurring problem where the vehicle makes loud popping noises when turning. The problem appears to be with the steering mechanism. We have had this worked on many times, but the problem continues. I think there might have been a service notice from Honda regarding this as well."

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

"Clicking noise when steering. Unsettling."

Scott C., OH (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Front end noise like moaning and groaning at slow speeds. the dealer does somethings but the noise always comes back. They say something different all the time when I complain about the noise."

Michael W., PA (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Clicking when driving slow and turning. Per the dealer l, A little grease in the steering fixed it. 2nd time this happened."

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

"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

"Have had van to various shops to try to fix excessive steering wheel vibration at highway speed, tire balanced and aligned. So far no one has been able to fix the problem."

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

"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)
Tie rods

"Car was making loud creaking/groaning noises on turns. Dealer replaced both front axles under extended warranty."

Gregory K., NY (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"$2000 tie rod and suspension repairs by dealer. Major inducement not buy another Odyssey inasmuch auto highway driven."

Peter B., CT (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 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

Backup or other camera/sensors

"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)
CD player

"The CD player constantly drained the battery. Installation of a new CD player under extended warranty (paid for itself) took care of the problem."

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

"Quit working, repaired under warranty ty"

Anonymous, IA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Display screen freezes up

"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)
Display screen goes blank

"The display screen (or Radio/Navigation System Screen) seems to reboot itself. The screen goes blank and starts the process of rebooting (just like when the car starts). I've also noticed that there are some display artifacts (like a rainbow line at the bottom of the screen). These artifacts appear and disappear."

Alan E., IN (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"I clicked 'Display Screen goes blank' because it's nearest to the dashboard display issues we have. Have owned Hondas since 1988 & it's overall been a superior product - but this dashboard display is pathetic & far from user friendly - In daylight, the readouts cannot be read i.e., AC & Heating readout & control buttons are unreadable (one has to use a driving hand to shield competing daylight to read info, hence risk - using more time to see the readout instead of being able to just glance, hence more risk) also, mississippi law states when driving in rain, headlights must be on which dims the entire dash light display rendering them unreadable. The problem is ongoing. This goes beyond an issue of convenience and is more seriously a persistent 'SAFETY' issue"

Anonymous, MS (2011 Honda Odyssey LX 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)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"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)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"cannot update the navigation system with a disk"

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

"letters and numbers disappear when trying to enter addresses"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Honda Odyssey 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)

"Bluetooth will disconnect from phone about 4 minutes after startup. Or disconnect when incoming call. The reconnect about 30 seconds later. When bluetooth audio streaming, not a big deal, just annoying. When attempting to be on a phone call, dangerous."

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

"The hands-free link in the Bluetooth unit failed. Turns out we had an additional warranty on the electronics, which paid the more than $700 cost. Honda dealer had the warranty on file as we had forgotten we had added it at initial purchase."

John G., MO (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"pairing drops intermittently for both phone calls and streaming media"

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

"Not friendly to nokia phones..no pairing at all...everybody does not have an iPhone"

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

"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

"XM Radio failed while under a Honda dealer's service agreement, but the Honda dealer said they didn't know how to troubleshoot it. I ended up moving to a different town and the new Honda dealer said that the radio needed to be replaced, but would not work with the service agreement that the previous Honda dealer sold me. The XM radio module completely failed and the radio doesn't even recognize that there is an XM radio now."

Alan E., IN (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"XM radio stopped working before my warranty ended, but the Honda dealer didn't know how to fix it, so they never fixed the XM radio."

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

"XM Radio stopped working while under warranty. Original Honda dealer said they couldn't find the problem. Moved to another city. Took it to a different Honda dealer, they said the XM Radio needed to be replaced, but wouldn't do the work because the extended service agreement was with Original Honda dealer and not with all Honda dealers. I felt that the service agreement was misrepresented to be honored by all Honda dealers. The XM radio never got fixed."

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

"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)
Rear entertainment system (e.g., DVD player, rear screen)

"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 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

"Heated seats just stopped working"

Scott C., OH (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Its' just frustrating that the car is now 7 years old and they never worked, along with the interior lights. I stopped telling them about it at the dealership about 3 years ago, it was pointless."

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

"Drivers side heated seat won't function. Can't fix without tearing seat completely apart. Design flaw. Elements should be replaceable"

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

"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)
Interior lights

"interior lights in the front have gone out several times; do not know why those are the only ones - none of the others have been a problem"

Keith B., NC (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Auto turn-on, turn-off doesn't always work, have to manually switch off interior lights, meaning that they are not on when the door is opened."

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

"Dome light went out but Honda said it wasn’t the bulb and needed to replace the comports for a couple hundred dollars. I had an extended warranty that covered the repair"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 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

"BOTH remote keys broke apart during normal use. Dealer says they're aware of the problem but can't doing anything about it except replace for over $100 ea. as its a manufacturer issue. Basically the plastic molded chip/buttons get mounted onto a shaft for the cut key for ignition, but easily breaks off. We expected better quality than this from Honda."

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

"2nd keyfob went bad quickly, and was unable to remove compartment to replace battery. Also, problems with the electronics of the sunroof and auto lift gate"

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

"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)
Tire pressure monitor

"I've had them fix it twice, but after a couple of miles it just comes back on again. Now I cannot tell when my tire pressure is low."

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

"Light keeps coming on. Had two sensors replaced and noe there is something wrong with the main computer"

Steve B., TN (2011 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The light came on and will not go off. Tire pressure is good."

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

"The TPM light comes on intermittently and goes off on it's own"

Anonymous, MN (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 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 3.5-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

"washer motor has failed twice in the last 3 years."

Anonymous, AZ (2011 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

Cylinder head

"rear engine piston seals leaking and had to be replace cost about 3700"

Youngs C., VA (2011 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Driving from Pennsylvania to Florida, the check engine light came on. We pulled over and adjusted gas cap. The light went off. 2 hours later light cam back on and car stalled. We were able to get it started again, but light stayed on. Drove 4 more hours to destination and parked the car. It would not restart next day. Had it towed to Honda dealership and they said the cylinder system was damaged because of the fuel efficiency system that shuts off cylinders during highway driving. They said it was covered under warranty. Fixed it and did software update. After software update, the can went from getting 18 city and 24-26 highway to 18 everywhere."

Steven F., PA (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Honda had problems with the engine rings failing in its 6 cylinder engines that had the variable cylinder management system. There was a class action law suit that was settled giving owners an unlimited mileage warranty for 8 years from date of in service for vehicles from 2009 until 2015 (dates uncertain). The rings failed in the Odyssey leading to large oil consumption and the rings were replaced in cylinders one to four under warranty. I feel like this was a secret warranty as I was not aware of it until I took the car into a dealer for a check engine light. At that time I was on an extended trip and the dealer replaced a spark plug, gave me paper work and told me to have my home dealer take care of the issue. When I took it in to the home dealer they started to give me problems about whether it was covered but the paper work and the un-reset computer code resolved the issue. It took 2 weeks for the engine to be repaired."

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

"Honda had a quiet recall of the cylinder heads leaking. After spending $300 at my local mechanic to troubleshoot, I found the TSB online . I was just a few thousand miles shy of it being out of "warranty" for this particular issue. Honda knows it has weak rings that fail due to the eco mode."

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

"Van had a fouled plug problem due to engineering design of variable cylinder system. Honda replaced the cylinder rings which was supposed to fix the problem. Continued to have the problem on and off several times and then had the problem again, but This time the van was several months past the warranted period. Honda would only pay for $800 of a $4000 repair (which was to do the same cylinder ring replacement). Decided not to repair, since repair did not fix the problem."

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

"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 started running rough. Four Piston rings were fouled and had to rebuild. Cost was covered. I went ahead with Timing Belt replacement since the engine was apart anyway."

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

"Honda covered the rebuild under extended warenty"

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

"Check engine light came on and the diagnosis was told there was a piston ring fouling problem and 3 rings needed to be replaced. This was done and the car is running fine. NOTE: The repair was covered under the warranty."

Walter W., CT (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"piston rings needed to be replaced. the repair was covered under the extended warranty we purchased"

Alan D., MD (2011 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Piston rings were letting oil bypass and fouling the spark plugs. Although out of warranty -- Hondo paid the bill."

Logan M., MI (2011 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Engine failed because oil somehow reached the spark plug causing a misfire. Car left my wife and daughter stranded, but repair was covered by warranty. I purchased the 7 year/120,000 mile Honda Care Warranty when the car was new, but now that it has expired, am shopping for a new vehicle. Car has experienced 3 different issues in the last 5 months, including the key breaking in half, leaving us stranded again, two months ago. Some of the electrical issues, such as interior lights and seat heaters not working have been reported a half dozen times, but were never successfully fixed by the dealership, at least not for very long. I like the safety ratings, but my wife refuses to buy another Honda. We keep reading review, trying to pick better next time."

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

"Service campaign ring job. Triggered by master alarm on the instrument panel, but no operational problem. Done at no cost to me, and engine warranty was extended to life of the vehicle."

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

"Engine had the problem with fouled plugs and misfiring that is known to all Honda Odyssey Vehicles the problems reoccur and Honda does not fix them."

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

"Loss of compression on several cylinders causing indicator light, needed engine rebuild. Partially covered by Honda Corp."

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

"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 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)
Scheduled timing belt replacement

"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)
Timing belt or chain

"Vehicle started misfire and stalled going uphills. Lost power while drive"

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

"Timing belt actuator failed, causing valve damage. Had belt replaced prior to all and this part was not listed as urgent to change as well."

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

Body Hardware

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

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"Sometimes the rear automatic door will not close electronically and must be closed manually."

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

"Repeat issue with one sliding door for years. Would jam upon opening or closing, about 50% of the time. Could hear it jam out of alignment. Dealer attempted multiple different fixes until finally replacing the entire cable assembly. No problems since then."

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

"The automatic sliding door on one side only closes properly half of the time. The dealership has been unable to fix it after multiple attempts."

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

"Sliding doors not closing electrically"

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

"After jump-starting my vehicle, the sliding doors would not open or close. The dealer charged me to update the software for the doors to work properly again."

Huntley C., NY (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"The passenger side sliding door came off the track on a random door close. The dealer inspected and said the roller was bent. He was able to replace on warranty."

Jessie T., OK (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Doors jam when starting travel. Attempted to be fixed once, temporarily better. Issue returned but not taken to dealer yet for repair."

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

"Passenger sliding door is operated by a cable and electrically activated. Several years ago it jammed to the point the cable frayed and broke. Dealer repaired it under warranty, but since then problem has returned and we simply do not use this door, which is awkward when we are driving the grandkids anywhere because it used to bre the most used door."

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

"About five yrs ago. Never got it checked just live with it. Doors are stuck, have to pull latch 3-4 times before it opens and same with the keyless remote. Worse when on a hill.annoying but haven't had time to get it checked or forget to tell them to look at it when being serviced"

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

"Door slide failed and door fell off the track"

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

"The cable for the passenger side sliding door snapped leaving the door inoperable. To fix a simple cable the dealership wants $1600. It is a problem with all Honda vans with sliding doors. The OEM cable is to thin and weak. Many upgrades on the after market cables thicker and stronger to fix the problem. Still waiting to have it fixed."

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

"cable broke so door did not open or close automatically"

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

"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)
Mirrors

"Passenger mirror fell off"

Anonymous, NE (2011 Honda Odyssey EX 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)
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)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"The automatic tailgate closer stopped functioning some time ago, and is prohibitively expensive to repair."

Anonymous, MA (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 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 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)

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)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"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)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Hood paint is fading and turning white in two places."

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

"The paint started peeling in several patches on the roof and the tailgate. There seemed to be no stopping the size. I contacted Honda but they indicated that they would not help with the issue. I will now have to re-paint the entire vehicle thinking that at some point the paint will peel from the rest of the vehicle."

Huntley C., NY (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Paint on rear hatch started chipping, contacted Honda and they agreed to repaint the area in question and to blend in the new paint to the surrounding area. Everything was done satisfactorily with no charge to me."

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

"I big section of paint flew off all at once. About 12 circle. I thought I'd just live with it, but I just got a recall notice. Honda will repaint. I'm not sure Honda has people that do body or paint work. I'd rather have an expert, but the recall says it must be done by Honda."

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

"Paint fading in small area on tailgate, next to rear window."

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

"Serious paint fading on roof, hood, and all panels on driver side of car."

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

"Hailstorm damage"

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

"the chrome coating on the entire front grille is peeling off and has been for years."

Derrick S., VA (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"The paint was peeling on the rear bumper"

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

"Big patches of paint started coming off...like a 10" squarish piece on the hood. It didn't peel. It just flew off as I drove and when I got to my destination I noticed it was gone. Shortly after I got a recall notice for the paint."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 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

"Service Bulletin for rust forming on tailgate. Honda replaced the entire tailgate."

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

"This was serious corrosion (not actually rust) on all four aluminum wheels"

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

"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 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 Integrity

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

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"The rubber bellows tube connecting the air filter housing and the throttle body developed a crack. The crack caused extra air to enter the throttle body and cause rough idle and stalling. The tube was only $30 but I had to diagnose myself. The dealer chased error codes and thought the EGR valve was faulty. At home I looked under the hood and found the crack as soon as I shined a light on the engine. It has been running fine ever since I replaced the rubber bellows tube."

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

"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)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Bought a warranty. Dealer said window seals not covered. All of the spacer strips are failing and I must put silicone caulk to keep the windows from leaking. I am very unsatisfied."

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

"Excessive wind noise"

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

"A consistent engine rattle was noticed a couple of years ago. It's been serviced multiple times (for normal maintenance, oil change, etc) but the problem hasn't been determined or corrected. It doesn't instill confidence!"

Keith B., NC (2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Metal clicking noise when turning at low speeds, Honda service bulletin is available that seems to describe the problem but have not had the repair done"

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

"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"