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 2012 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

"the battery was discharged when a light was left on and then the ABS and VSA systems would not work nor the electronic sliding doors would open with the van running. Had to take the van to the dealer to have the computer reset after a dead battery"

Anonymous, UT (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)
Calipers

"Early warping. Need replacement due to shimmering when braking at higher speeds"

Anonymous, BC (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Had break vibration and pulsating much too often. Resulting in rotor turning, caliper cleaning and a complete break job. Weak spot with this vehicle"

Joanne T., IL (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"same as previously stated"

Robert S., NJ (2012 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"caused by rotors"

Chris M., CA (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"I was told the brake failure was due to overheating but we had no such incident that would cause this problem I suspect they were faulty from the factory"

Henry L., CA (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"I am very easy on brakes so the problems I'm having are a design or material problem by Honda. I'm very disappointed in having this many brake issues in 65000 miles. Rotors had to be turned in first few thousand miles, obvious manufacturer problem"

Joanne T., IL (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"Brakes have needed replacement or new rotors once every 15,000 miles. We are on 3 set!! Dealer states its is normal for this years Odyssey"

Robert S., NJ (2012 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors were warped needed to be turned"

Paul W., KY (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The front brake rotors "warped" with only 18000 miles on the vehicle. This caused a severe vibration when applying the brakes"

William S., GA (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"warped rotors"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Wrapped prematurely"

Donald D., IL (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Almost had to be replace At high speeds car would shimmy when putting on brakes"

Anonymous, SC (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors wear prematurely, warping because they don't dissipate heat, resulting in pulsating and vibrating and a feeling that the car won't stop. Honda claims "they're all like that". Car has had numerous brake jobs in 2-1/2 years"

Mary S., NY (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"No longer flat"

Walter D., TX (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Front rotors gave vibrations around 20,000 miles. I had to have them turned to fix. Way too early for this"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Within 20000 miles the car started severely vibrating while applying brakes on a downhill grade. This happened again at around 70000 miles. Rotors were replaced the first time and turned the second"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors warped after 20,000 miles. From internet search, appears to be a common problem"

Anonymous, IN (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors are warped causing serious vibration especially when braking at highway speeds"

Jeff E., KS (2012 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The rotors kept needing to be "turned" due to warping. Caused steering wheel vibration when braking. Finally Honda dealer replaced the rotors. Took three turnings before rotors were replaced"

Greg D., VA (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"There was significant vibration when brakes were applied at high speed. Rotors had to be turned. Problem is starting to occur again"

Raymond B., KY (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors apparently are prone warppage causing chatter or vibration on brake application. According to my independent mechanic who specializes in Hondas said this is a too common problem that Honda sees to have chosen not to address on the vans, for ye"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"see previous comment on vibration and pulsing"

Anonymous, MD (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"rotors were out of round causing braking to "pulsate" - had to have rotors turned"

Anonymous, TN (2012 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"All four rotors required resurfacing"

Anonymous, KS (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Excessive vibration at normal speed on long mountain downgrades. Problem began at around 25000 miles and became MUCH worse. Resurface of all rotors has cured the problem for at present total of 30000 miles. Future performance an open question. Downsh"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Premature warping of rotors on a regular basis"

Randy H., NC (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors were warped from excessive late breaking...a habit we are working on remedying"

Scott G., CA (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"during long distance drive the steering vibrates while braking"

Anonymous, OR (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors warping. A lot"

Andrew B., NS (2012 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"rotors warped after 30k miles. also caused the pads to wear prematurely"

Chris M., CA (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"At about 40000, bad vibration in front wheels while braking at speed. Turned out to be warped rotors. Thought that odd due to gentle use of vehicle"

Doug W., TX (2012 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"they warped causing sever shaking when stopping"

Henry L., CA (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors warp easily, about every 5,000 miles. Have them turned $200, then okay for another 5-7k. Causes steering wheel shake when braking"

Christopher C., GA (2012 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors warped at 60,000 km"

Anonymous, MB (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors were vibrating at 30k miles. Were replaced under Warranty"

Anonymous, WA (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"vibrations/Rotors warped at 47K, dealer turned them down, but at limit. replaced front rotor now at 60K, due to vibrations again (dealer goodwill paid for it). Dealer comment on frequent source of issues on odyssey and pilot, seems like cheap components. $515 list charge to replace rotors and pads - that are cheap to begin with. Pads not worn out completely but replaced, seems rotors wear as fast as pads. Dealer pushes to replace both pads and rotors, and thus expensive brake job. Had to resist"

Anonymous, IA (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors resurfaced by reliable independent garage. Vibration caused replacement after 15,oo miles. Brake pads last about 30,00 miles before replacement"

Anonymous, MI (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Both front rotors warped which caused the pulsation. One had been warped for awhile, but the other warped while driving in the mountains"

Joseph H., MS (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors heat up and brakes pulse"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Warped rotors caused pulsation when the brakes were applied"

Wayne D., NJ (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The front rotors are too light duty for this auto, causing vibration when braking. The vibration is very strong when applying brakes at highway speed. The dealer resurfaced them but the vibration returned after a couple of months. I replaced with non-OEM parts and the problem has been resolved"

Jeff E., KS (2012 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors were turned twice, then replaced at 72000 miles"

Anonymous, KY (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Just had to have all four rotors resurfaced at a cost of $500. Had the same issue with a '12 Accord a few years ago, also around the 60,000 mile mark. Problem caused major vibration and shaking during braking"

Derek W., PA (2012 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors previously resurfaced and warped after 10000 miles"

Fred K., CA (2012 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Breaks squeal because of warped rotors and worn linings"

Mary S., NY (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"a clunk in the back right wheel area, only made better by loading up the van"

Anonymous, MN (2012 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

Bushings

"Required new rubber bushing in the front end"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"popping when turning wheel. Dealer repaired once, but it came back"

Christopher C., GA (2012 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Power steering became noisy. Pump had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MN (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"Noise in right front of car when turning right. Dealer was aware of issue and has lubricated it twice. Issue resolved"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"constant rubbing noise from left front strut"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"rear shocks leaking at 36,000 miles and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Noise from the struts they worked on them 2 times then replaced them"

Richard C., AZ (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Squeaking, they said there was a service bulletin and replaced them"

Charles H., NE (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"struts went out before 50000 mile warranty ran out! Still vibrates when you apply brakes"

Anonymous, AL (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"After an inspection, the steering wheel started shaking violently when traveling >50mph. Fixed by covered contract at Honda dealer by replacing shocks. Also, repeated problems with clicking on turning at low speeds"

David S., FL (2012 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"When we had oil changed dealer saw that rear shocks were leaking they installed new nes at no charge"

A F., IL (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Leaking shocks. Replaced under warranty"

Frank C., TX (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Knocking sound from front struts had both fr. assys replaced once, FR assy 2X. The ENTIRE assembly"

Andrew B., NS (2012 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Broken strut. Broke same strut twice. Both covered by warranty"

Anonymous, MI (2012 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Rear shock absorbers leaking, noticed by Honda dealer during routine maintenance. Replaced under warranty. Paid some amount for parts"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Occanssionally had a popping / spring sound coming from front left shock when turning slowly while going over a bump / parking lot entrance curb. There was a service bulletin that said the strut needed to be greased. They performed the procedure, b"

Anonymous, WA (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Suspension on the vehicle is horrible. Both front axels replaced at 56k miles. Suspension still feels bumpy and rough"

Anonymous, AR (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"We've had to replace the struts twice since buying the car - once under warranty and once at our own expense - now there is a constant clicking when turning and the dealership says it's the strut mount that's worn out and they don't think warranty will cover it"

Erik H., CA (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"3rd Honda Odyssey. First to require rear shock replacement at 73000 miles. Others went in excess of 125000 without replacement. May be a comment on condition of Michigan roads"

Anonymous, MI (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The vehicle bounces too much when braking. I believe its a blown strut. Haven't replaced yet"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"They have replaced struts twice now. Solves the problem for a few months then it comes back. Second time I had to fight it. It creaks like an old ship"

Michael W., OH (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"loud creaking of the front suspension to the point of stuttering as the wheel is turned. Known Honda odyssey problem that Honda continues to deny even though there is a service bulletin to address this"

Jeff E., KS (2012 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Separate replacement of each set of struts still does not appear to have resolved a noise problem when turning"

Scott M., AR (2012 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"The car kept creaking and sounded as if the whole back end was falling, At first the dealership said nothing was wrong, finally they agreed there was a problem"

Patricia L., FL (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Replaced front right CV joint under warranty"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Boots on both axels failed"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Noise in steering rack, required replacement"

Anonymous, WA (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Made strange sounds when turning. Replaced steering column and struts but did not fix the problem. Finally replaced front axle and it fixed the problem"

Tim B., IA (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"vibration since new that dealer cannot correct. alignment and balancing improve the issue but not completely. Gets considerably worse overtime. At times front end shakes considerably"

Joe M., ME (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Premature tire wear causes the steering wheel to vibrate at freeway speeds"

Anonymous, UT (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"We have had rattles since the second year of ownership. It sounds like the steering is falling apart on rough roads. They repaired it once and it was good for a few months. But is back again"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"When braking above 30 MPH, the vibration in the steering wheel due to warped rotors was a problem"

Greg D., VA (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)
Tie rods

"Replaced under warranty but concerning that this happened on a Honda product"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"seal leak - replaced axcle"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The bearings attaching the wheels to the axel were stripped and caused the car to vibrate. Honda replaced these and I've had no problems since then"

Michelle F., TX (2012 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Power steering leaks

"Power steering pump needed to be replaced at about 65k miles for a leak"

Thomas H., FL (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Power steering fluid pan and oil pan seals were corroded and leaking. This did not cause major problems since the car electronic system caught the problem early"

Michelle F., TX (2012 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

"read previous remarks"

Kenneth F., OH (2012 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"had to re-ring all cylinders and replace heads due to problem with cylinder-eliminating, gas-saving technology"

Anonymous, MD (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"TSB issued for piston ring problem causing #1 cylinder spark plug to foul out"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"recall covered under warranty"

Anonymous, HI (2012 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"4 cylinder heads redone. Under warranted recall"

Wilbert B., FL (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"cylinder rings needed to be replaced, it was a recall that was never reported to us, but found out after many tripe to the dealer!!"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The engine was stalling and running roughly. I took it in for the dealership garage to plug in computer and first was told there was no problem showing. A few days later it acted up again and I immediately went to dealership and they found problems in some of the cylinders and advised me there had been a problem such as this noted in their recalls for those that experienced this problem. They did repairs and I have had no additional problems"

Jeff C., OH (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"We had major engine trouble with the Odyssey. It started with an engine oil light and ended with Honda having to take out our engine - twice! There was a problem with the cylinder head. To Honda's credit, they repaired the issue just out of warranty"

Joseph L., IN (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The ECO mode for the engine shuts down 1 or more cylinders when cruising at a stable speed. Oil gets past the rings in this mode and causes the plugs to foul and also has a bad impact on the rings. Our #3 cyclinder stopped working - plug completely fouled. Honda had extended the warrenty for this problem and the did a ring job on 3 of the cylinders for no cost. At the same time they indicated that the could go ahead and change the timing belt. They also noted that the power steering pump ha"

Anonymous, AZ (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Engine was misfiring. Repair involving replacing piston rings on certain cylinders was covered under a warranty extension"

Anonymous, SC (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Mechanics said oil leaked through piston rings affecting the sparkplug and they need to replace the rings on pistons 1,2, and 3"

Kenneth F., OH (2012 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"had to re-ring all cylinders and replace heads due to problem with cylinder-eliminating, gas-saving technology"

Anonymous, MD (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Warranty work was completed on the engine as part of the misfire class action lawsuit against Honda. Engine was tore down to replace the piston rings and other repairs required/recommended related to this issue"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Warranty service"

Anonymous, WI (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"class action lawsuit for engine misfiring, 3 pistons had ring replacement,"

Michael L., VA (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"had engine removed so they could remove three pistons relative to the deactivation ECO mode due to faulty piston rings. Rings were not providing adequate seals and allowing excessive oil blow bye into combustion chamber. Once cylinder would re-fire /"

Jason G., PA (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced gaskets, bearings o-rings, ring sets, for one or more pistons due to the Honda backfire problem with Odyssey's"

Russell S., FL (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Assembly / component failure. Engine rings rotated causing loss of compression and oil control, plug fouling, etc. R&R engine at dealer under "warranty", secondary to class action suit against Honda N. A. for same issue in a number of Odysseys"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Cracks in cylinder walls. Honda said due to how the economy mode was working. Covered under warranty"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Cylinder deactivation problem required a rebuild of 3 cylinders. Our dealer indicated they have addressed this problem with Odysseys many times"

Anonymous, WI (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Due to problems w/ Honda's Variable Cylinder Management (VCM), 4 of the spark plugs fouled severely and stopped working. This happened TWICE in a three month period, and Honda rebuilt the engine to (hopefully) fix"

Andrew M., TX (2012 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"5000 dollar engine rebuild at 85000 miles"

John D., MI (2012 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Piston ring failure"

Anonymous, MI (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Engine required replacement of cylinder # 1-2-3 piston rings due to VCM (Variable Cylinder Management) causing oil to bypass rings leading to fouled spark plugs and misfires. Honda dealer did work for no charge as result of class action suit settlement"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"cylinders 3 and 6 went bad covered under warranty"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"There was a service light. When I brought it in for service I was told there was a recall on the engine for this problem. I believe they replaced the piston rings on one side of the v6"

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"The engine was repaired under the piston ring service bulletin. The piston ring gets out of alignment and then oil enters the combustion chamber and fouls the spark plug. This design/part flaw was the subject of a class action lawsuit that resulted in a service bulletin being issued for this failure. The repair did not cost us anything, but was very inconvenient since a loaner van was not offered"

Anonymous, OK (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace defective head gasket. Under recalled waranty"

Wilbert B., FL (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The hydraulic tensioner failed causing major engine damage. This required many days of repairs and most of the engine and components replaced. It was all completed under warranty"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Honda Odyssey LX 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

"There are times that it will freeze in the warning mode & it takes multiple times of my driving then turning off the car before it will reset itself. Instructions in the manual will sometimes work while other times it will not do as the instructions"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Minor problem that was corrected under extended warranty"

Anonymous, NC (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"CD player stopped working. Because it is a custom unit integrated into the vehicle entertainment system, I have to go back to the dealer to get it replaced, and I fear it will be expensive"

Weston G., MD (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Display screen difficult to see

"Occasionally, the display screen image appears distorted or flickers and does not refresh smoothly"

Tim L., ON (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"When i am traveling it is O.K. but then when i start the car the screen goes blank"

Anonymous, NH (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Occasionally, the display screen does not respond, does not work upon starting the vehicle, and sometimes presents distorted images"

Tim L., ON (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Around 50000 the interphase for mp3 player went bad. Cost $130 to replace a Honda USB cable"

Doug W., TX (2012 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"frequent failure to recognize my iPhone 5, never a problem with iPhone 4 or iPod Touch. even if recognized, frequent failure to play directions through speakers"

A H., VA (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"It's hard to navigate through the system to find locations. Sometimes it will not let me find the address or business I'm searching for. Also, it will not recalibrate a route if I choose an alternative. It keeps trying to send me back to the original"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"NAV failed, replaced with model that had no unit ID so when I tried to order a map update required information was not available. Dealer had to order replacement NAV unit. Still had to pay $100 for map update despite repeated inconvenience"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"The entire system shuts down periodically. First we notice the speakers cutting in and out. Then the radio buttons stop responding. Within a few minutes, the entire system shuts down. Including navigation, phone and entertainment items. We have h"

Rose M., MA (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Tells me the destination is on the wrong side of the road about 10% of the time"

Michael B., TX (2012 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"It often says that it doesn't recognize many of the roads we travel on, especially if it is in a rural community. Honda wants $2000 to update. My smartphone's nav is better than Honda's"

Liz M., IN (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Doesn't pair easily with my cell phone"

Michael B., TX (2012 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The bluetooth will pick up my phone, the problem is, I am petite and the microphone will not pick up my voice while trying to use the Bluetooth feature"

Liz M., IN (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"infrequent failure to recognize iPhone 5. Have to delete and re-pair"

A H., VA (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"This equates to all of the symptoms mentioned. The Honda has a VERY poor ability to connect to one device, then disconnect and re-connect to another device. it will lock up the system with the only opportunity to reboot the system by turning off the"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Has always cut out. Dealership refused to fix. Very disappointed"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Intermittent failure of satellite radio. Imprperyly diagnosed by dealer as part of radio component. Turned out to be antenna. Dealer would not refund difference beteeen cost of units and charged me more than msrp for the unnecessary part"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"On 3 occasions the car, for no understandable reason, loses its radio/CD and the back-up camera function. The Honda dealership can't explain it, but it is a quick fix"

Anonymous, BC (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"would not accept a DVD disk, had be replaced but was covered under warranty!!"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The dvd player wouldn't eject a disc and when we finally got it out, it stopped accepting new ones and continues to spin every time the car door opens. It continues to run for about 5 minutes every time you get in the car now, fortunately it turns off and doesn't drain the battery. I had it looked at by Honda and they told me the whole center entertainment console would need to be replaced for an approx cost of $1,000, and that was for a used console. I haven't fixed it yet"

Sandy L., WI (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Screen would go in and out randomly. Appeared to be a short in the wiring"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)
Speakers

"The rear speakers cut in and out continually. I have tried, unsuccessfully, to have it repaired. They replaced the entire system in the front panel, but that did not fix the problem. Turning the wheel to the right, while driving, seems to make the"

Rose M., MA (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The wireless headphones are worthless but the system wasn't cheap. I don't think the whole car is worth what it cost"

Alan L., WA (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Front drivers door speaker cuts in and out"

Wayne D., NJ (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Rough ability to get some words correct. Frequently misunderstands dictations"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda Odyssey LX 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

"Radiator is poorly positioned and is too low. Curbs and parking blocks will damage it and it then fails. Requires full replacement, 800$. Bottom of radiator has little to no protective framing to prevent this"

Henry A., RI (2012 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Side door air air leak noise"

George M., NC (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"hose to discharge air conditioning condensaiton blocked causing expensive replacement of felt under carpet"

Robert K., MA (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Right front passenger door window seal misaligned"

Bob P., CO (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The weather stripping around the sun/moon roof power vent was faulty. The dealership replaced on a 50/50 warranty. Problem solved"

James H., CA (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Squeaks and growls in the steering system when wheels are turned and suspension is compressed. Dealer says there is nothing wrong"

Jeff E., KS (2012 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Side sliding doors become almost impossible to close during cold weather. Seals sometimes get pinched and allow small amounts of water in around the sliding doors"

Scott P., OH (2012 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Joe Morgan Honda absolutely failed us in diagnosing a squeak bad enough to get rid of this van. They (service dept.) was not willing to go to any trouble in finding the problem, which still exists, but is now out of warranty"

Roy M., OH (2012 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Rear door had a bad rattle. Honda repaired it with no charge. They replaced motor in lift mechanism at no charge"

Robert C., MS (2012 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The front suspension is noisy during slow turns, especially uphill"

Anonymous, CT (2012 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Squeaks from front end during slow turns. Checked on line and there is a service bulliten for a fix which I intend to do myself"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"When the last row seats are folded down there is rattling as if the seat is rubbing against something"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Glass rattles in front door. I have complained to dealer but the problem has not been resolved"

Anonymous, AZ (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Engine rattled until warmed up and it ended up being a timing belt tensioner. Started just after power train warrantee expired at about 61k miles. The cost of the timing belt tensioner replacement ended up being aprox $800"

Thomas H., FL (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Clunking sound when turning the wheel while crawling forward to the left"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"There was a squeak as you made a slow turn at low speeds. It needed lubricant on the top of the struts. After a silicone lubricant was applied, the squeak was eliminated"

Wayne G., KY (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Broken cover for the suspension. Go over a curb it and it sounds like something was broken. Fixed under warranty"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rear seats area rattles as if loose item from vehicle. I cannot locate noises"

Carlos H., NC (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Popping noise in front suspension. Replaced left half axle, which had worn-out bearing, but noise continues"

Jeffrey F., KS (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Significant wind noise above 60 mph. Dealer unable to resolve. Call normal"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"It has a lot of wind noise and it interferes with the radio or cd player music"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Less noisy than 2005 Ody we had but much louder than new Toyota Sienna we recently drove 2000 miles"

Anonymous, NC (2012 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"There is a lot of wind noise, especially at higher speeds"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Vehicle doors are made thinner, noise and vibration are louder than in previous years"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 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

"The BLUE BACKGROUND LIGHT in both the Climate Setting & Radio DASH WINDOWS are IMPOSSIBLE TO READ when the sun is shinning. THIS IS A SEVERE SAFETY HAZARD!!! The in-dash GPS has WHITE LETTERS on a BLACK BACKGROUND and is CRYSTAL CLEAR to read under"

James M., FL (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Heated or cooled seats

"It went out on the driver side. Cost a few hundred to fix and we were out of warranty. This should not be breaking in a two year old vehicle"

Mary F., IL (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Interior lights

"Interior dome light bulb has needed replaced two times in the past 2 years. I've never had a car need one replaced before. It's been in the same spot two. Other bulbs in the car are still fine"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"One of the lights on the roof up front works only intermittently"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Entire ceiling assembly failed, and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Sensor for the keyless entry failed and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Couldn't use because it seemed to have problems draining the battery"

Mary F., IL (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Tire pressure monitor

"It is continually light even though pressure is adequate"

Anonymous, CT (2012 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Stays on when tires are inflated properly"

Anonymous, OK (2012 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Back up sensors. beeping with nothing there. They Replaced all 4 at no charge"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Check charging system indicator comes up periodically. Power steering, radio and other features are impacted when it does. Dealer is unable to identify the cause"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
12V power plug

"One of the 12V outlets is not properly connected, doesn't provide power. Two trips were unable to fix it. We gave up"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Malfunction and it had to be replaced"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"In city driving, engine hesitates for up to 3 seconds after stepping on accelerator. Very dangerous especially when making left turn"

George R., DE (2012 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"since new van has upon occasion lost power for a couple seconds. Noticed this most when accelerating after needing to break., ie. turning at intersections. Dealer says this is a split second that computer does not get message to accelerate. nothin"

Sandra D., NY (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Engine began serious miss while idling at traffic light, no previous problems. Auto had minimal power to accelerate, ran fairly well on level highway at 40 to 50 MPH. "Service emissions system" error light active. Honda dealer repaired under extended"

M K., NJ (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

"knock due to spark plug faluire"

Norman R., SK (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Engine knock sensor malfunction caused engine ECU to go into protected mode. Severe loss of drivability and fuel economy. Repaired under warranty"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Engine mounts

"Actually it was the rocker arm pressure switches. Not being a mechanic I did not know what to check"

Anonymous, IN (2012 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Front engine mount failed and had to be replaced. Honda had to replace both front and rear mounts to determine which one had failed"

Anonymous, NC (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"We were experiencing vibration at freeway speed in mid-RPM. We found that one engine mount was wearing and the other was significantly worn. Replacing both solved the vibration"

Benjamin S., UT (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Engine mounts should last 150-200K miles or more. My front and rear mounts went out at 73,000 miles. They are very expensive ($1,000-1,400) to replace"

Cathy F., TX (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Oil Pan gasket replaced at 32000 miles. Oil started to leak again at 49000 miles"

Anonymous, MI (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Accessory belts or pulleys

"The belt pully went bad"

Anonymous, SC (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 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

"The rough shifting was caused by the transmission fluid being dirty"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The transmission has been a concern for us, as it doesn't always shift firmly. It also comes out of park with a significant "Ka Chunk" when on an incline"

Benjamin S., UT (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Shifting from 1st to 2nd, and 2nd to 3rd gear very rough, particularly under a load (going uphill, etc)"

Greg R., CT (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"I covered that in the transmission computer area"

Barbara P., GA (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Shifting at incorrect RPM, sometimes dropping back in gear that was shifted from"

John R., OK (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"When shifting to ECO mode there would be a shudder in the body of the car. Not a tire balance issue. Dealer preformed a software update specified by Honda and has both fixed the problem and improved gas mileage by 2 miles per gallon"

James G., MN (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"We noticed after we purchased the Odyssey that there was a hesitation and shuttering in the engine. I found a Honda Service Bulletin 12-064 and the Honda Dealership performed a software update and transmission fluid change that has taken care of the problem"

Jimmy-Shannon S., WV (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Warranty computer reprogramming to fix surging issue. Problem resolved"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"The software for the transmission has even updated a couple of times due to shifting and noise issues"

Anonymous, OR (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"The shift points were off time. Took it to the dealer and the found a recall that we didn't know about. The dealer installed a program fix and it now shifts perfectly"

Barbara P., GA (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)
Transmission leaks

"Torque converter seal leaking"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"a seal was leaking"

May P., CA (2012 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

"Hydraulic dampeners on the rear hatch failed"

Anonymous, TN (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Doors occasionally won't open or close with key and I have to reach inside car to open. Not a major problem but annoying"

Mary M., VA (2012 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"automatic, motorized sliding doors won't close, jam and reopen"

Aaron R., PA (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Doors do not open properly. This van cost $48,000 with the warranty. It has been in the shop at least 7 times. We have owned 7 new vehicles. This has been our worst purchase"

Brian W., OH (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"will not open or close"

Frederick H., NM (2012 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"twice the electrical modulator failed and fixed under warranty"

Anonymous, LA (2012 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Passenger sliding door mechanism does not open reliably. Motors are turning and buzzing, but door fails to unlatch and slide open about 30% of the time. It normally works okay on the 2nd try"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Cable retractor on passenger side sliding door caused entire door to jamb"

Joe D., TX (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Rust stains from dis similar metals used in manufacture"

Jeffrey G., NY (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"NVH"

Anonymous, MI (2012 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Seat controls - movement

"Passenger seat back (non-power) loose. Seat frame had to be replaced. Partially covered by Honda in out-of-warranty consideration"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Dealer painted the tailgate and the same problem returned a year later. Honda replaced the tailgate"

Jeffrey G., NY (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Paint is terrible. Already totally scratched up. My previous Honda looked great until it had over 250,000 miles on it"

Mary M., VA (2012 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Paint blemishes from the factory driver side"

David B., CA (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Vehicle was sold during a snow storm and had significant scratches that weren't visible due to snow. The scratches were supposed to have been addressed through their certified used program"

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Tends to develop rust in and around the rear license plate area"

Anonymous, MI (2012 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"paint chipped on the front bumper/ dealer is going to correct problem !!!!!"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"paint is slight chalking and does not feel smooth when sliding hand across. Some discoloration in plastic panels when compared to metal"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The paint on the front bumper has begun to peel off. There are 4 or 5 spots approximately 1 inch in diameter at one approximately 12 inches in diameter"

Richard H., OH (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Tailgate rust where trim touches paint. Fixed by Honda, as per bullitin"

Anonymous, IA (2012 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rust spots on rear hatch and corrosion on chrome"

Anonymous, CO (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"There is rust beginning to form along the engine hood. The technician told me it was a Honda problem related to the seal. However, the warranty had past. Terrible! I've never seen a newer model form rust like that"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 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

Coil

"We had coil failure/spark plug fouling: May be caused by cracked block/head/piston, only time will tell. Will return to our independent repair facility in 8000 miles to determine if further problems on specific coil/plug exist"

Roy M., OH (2012 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"The Odyssey engine light and VCA dash lights lit up and car started to hesitate/jerk"

David W., GA (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"1 spark plug failed"

Norman R., SK (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"failure of ignition coil leading to spark plug failure"

Ted M., OK (2012 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Recently had check engine light come on and found that had to replace 3 spark plugs and piston gaskets"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"#1 cyl spark plug fouled causing a low speed miss due to oil fouling"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"I'm on my second set of spark plugs. Most recently they were found to be cracked, and with build-up on them. Engine mis-fire was a problem. The plugs are also not cheap - nearly $60/each. I have no idea why you guys rate the Odyssey so high. This is my second one and I had terrible problems with that vehicle. My Ford Explorer has been far, far more reliable"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Fouled spark plug while on vacation caused significant worry, requiring extending trip to allow local mechanics to diagnose and repair the problem under terms of an extended warranty, followed by more extensive service after we safely returned home"

Scott M., AR (2012 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

"front right axle had to be replaced at 42,000. Front left axle is now making the same noise"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"A vehicle such as this, used for touring and city driving on paved roads, should not need to have an axle replaced before 70,000 miles. Mine did"

Cathy F., TX (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Front axles making loud noises and had to be replaced. Replaced under extended warranty (CPO)"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Trans up-shifts early and tries top hold upper gear causing a lower rpm and thus constant vibrations. almost like bogging the engine down. Then abruptly shift down, shutters, and gets going again. Had to dealer three times. flashed the computer twice"

Jason G., PA (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Was told we need to replace piston rings by the dealership. The piston rings were replaced by another dealership 18minths prior. An independent dealer told us it was the spark plugs. A known issue with Honda"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The transmission would shift rough after a few miles of driving and make a "groaning" sound. The dealer said this was somewhat normal and what they have seen in the odysseys. The replaced the transmission fluid and added Dr. Tranny to it. It seemed to help. Sometimes it still groans, but the shifts are much smoother"

Conrad B., AL (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Rear air conditioner fan fails to turn on"

Thomas P., KS (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 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

"Intermittent failure with EGR valve triggering the check engine light"

Anonymous, MI (2012 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Hesitant, many garage visits, stalled on road"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"EGR valve needed to be replaced. Check engine light would not go out"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Fuel cap

"I KEEP GETTING MESSAGE THAT FUEL CAP IS LOOSE EVEN THOUGH IT'S AS TIGHT AS I CAN TURN IT"

Patricia L., FL (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 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

Automatic climate control

"AC comes on when I have it turned off. But sometimes it seems to be working correctly. Dealership doesn't see the problem. Doesn't happen all the time for them to see the trouble. Wait until it gets worse"

William P., FL (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Compressor broke internally and stopped turning, needed to be replaced on its entirety"

Anonymous, MN (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"needed replacement at aprox 40000 mi"

Robert K., MA (2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"Sorry, did not have converter problem"

John R., OK (2012 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

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

Engine Cooling

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

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