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.

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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 2013 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

"Discs warn unevenly necessitating premature replacement"

Gerald D., MN (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"Brakes overheating because of use with fairly heavy loading on Mountainous roads that caused a slight warping of the rotors."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"excessive wear of rotors"

Anonymous, MO (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"At 17,000 miles - even Certified Used - the brakes still needed attention. Pressing brake pedal way down to floor of car - to get the car to stop. Normal wear to the pads, however, dealer would not repair or replace - until we pressed for them to b"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Original brakes lasted 140,000 miles! Worked well and rears were ready for replacement."

Anonymous, NM (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The cost to repair the brakes was extremely expensive at $1005. It involved replacing brake pads, rotors and fluid."

Darrell R., VA (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"All of the brake surfaces were scored, as if overheated. I had no history of driving with the brake on. All four brakes had to be replaced at a cost of around $700."

Anonymous, TN (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"In 5 years, had to redo break pads three times."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Original front rotors lasted only 15000 miles (warped, extreme pulsating). Aftermarket rotors last less than 30000 miles."

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Major problem with brakes include disc warping requiring rotors to be turned and early replacement of caliper pads. Problem is represented by significant vibration to the point requiring pumping of the brakes to prevent overheating, resonance in the passenger compartment and vibration of the steering wheel. This problem is not covered under warranty and no brakes of improved quality have been recommended. As a side note, this problem also exists on our 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour."

Anonymous, KY (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"breaks wear out fast we installed new pads and rotors all the way around the car..."

Steve A., TX (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Caused by the rotors"

John H., NC (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The brakes had an issue from the beginning and it just keeps wearing down quickly. The rotors have been resurfaced a few times already"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Routers got wobbly after only two years. We ended up having to buy 3rd party rotors because there is a known and common issue with the OEM roters"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"I have been through 3 sets of break rotors already due to the breaks wearing prematurely. They seem to be undersized or under engineering for this vehicle"

Dan S., OH (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace front brake rotors at 12000 miles because of warped rotors"

George Z., IL (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"they had to turn down the rotors twice because of shaking when braking"

John U., FL (2013 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"At about 32,000 miles i had front end vibration that was caused by rotor and brake pad wear. honda dealership did not replace but filed down pads to get rid of noise"

Anonymous, ME (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors had to be replaced at 18000 miles and again at 30000 miles"

Anonymous, IN (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Uneven brake wear on both front wheels. The steering wheel started shimming from side to side when braking going down hills. This problem occurred within 1,000 miles of the 36,000 warranty expiration. Had this same problem in our previous 2003 Ody"

Anonymous, WV (2013 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"Soon after we purchased the car, the car began to shimmy. Honda resurfaced our brakes, but shortly thereafter, we had the same problem. After taking the car in 3 times, they finally replaced the brakes"

Jana H., MO (2013 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"rotors needed skimming after 15000 miles. cost was paid for by Honda"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Part wore out causing premature break wear pads replaced by dealer"

Frank H., CA (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Unusually frequent rate of rotor wear."

Anonymous, IL (2013 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"First noticed while in the Rockies: ~ 2015-16? - downhill braking creates a shudder / shaking of the steering wheel. New brake pads installed, rotors 'turned' - solved problem. NOW . . . problem is returning !"

Anonymous, MN (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"roters and pad replacement ay 12000 miles"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)
Pulsation or vibration

"Brake rotor warped"

Anonymous, KY (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The rotors are just not strong enough for this car so normal braking warps them. I've replaced all the rotors twice, along with new brake pads, and ran into the same problem after only a few weeks."

Anonymous, MD (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Front rotors overheat in mountains and warp. Fixed by changing to HD rotors and pads."

Michael B., AZ (2013 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Applying brakes occasionally results in noticeable vibration. We have had the brakes serviced multiple times but the behavior returns after several weeks."

Dean A., GA (2013 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The brakes started a strong pulsing feedback in the steering abut 2 years ago. We've had it in for service, and they acknowledge that it does have a strong pulsing, but say there's noting wrong with it and it would be pretty expensive to fix... and it might come back... sooooo we live with it but aren't pleased."

Joseph N., MI (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Brake rotors were warped in the front. This was the second time in the lifetime of the vehicle. The first time, they replaced the rotors under warranty. This time, I had to pay for resurfacing."

Anonymous, AB (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"Warped Rotors causing grating noise while braking"

Gerald D., MN (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Front rotors warp at 20K miles."

Erick F., FL (2013 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors warped because brakes under sized for vehicle."

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"I had a lot of vibration prior to having rotors replaced."

Anonymous, PA (2013 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors neede d resurfacing. I thought they didn't last as long as they should have but I was doing quite a bit of mountain driving."

H J., AZ (2013 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"brakes chattering"

John C., NC (2013 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Warped rotors - it's known that this make/model has under engineered rotors - the newer models have bigger and more air-cooled rotor designs."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Original front rotors lasted only 15000 miles (warped, extreme pulsating). Aftermarket rotors last less than 30000 miles."

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors have a design flaw that causes them to warp. Have had to have them replaced twice on this Odyssey and twice on a previously owned Odyssey"

Anonymous, IA (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Original equipment rotors do not stand up very long. Develops washboard stopping quickly."

Beverly W., FL (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors despite being replaced by warranty a couple years ago have warped again causing slight pulsing of the brakes when applied."

Anonymous, AB (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"The dealer said the problem with the brakes was caused by the wheels being out of alignment."

Anonymous, NV (2013 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"With less than 10000 miles on the clock the brakes started pulsating. According to the mechanic, to save money Honda makes the rotors thinner than needed. The rotors needed to be replaced."

Anonymous, IA (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The rotors on the front wheels needed to be resurfaced just over a year after needing to be completely replaced. Honda has a problem with Odyssey brakes -- it is all over the internet."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Prematurely warp about every 10k miles. Either have to replace them or get them turned."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors warped at 18000 mi and again at 34000 mi. Had them replace rotors and pads with aftermarket parts . All good now."

Bob K., OH (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Warping"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"At about 57000 miles the odyssey developed a slight shimmy in the front end when brakes were applied. The Honda service department said the break rotors were "warped" and needed to be rotated. We had this done, but after another 4 to 5000 miles the shimmy returned. We again took the car to Honda service and again they said the front rotors were warped and again rotated them. The service department recommended we replace the rotors with a new style that is better ventilated. We are schedu"

John H., NC (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The rotors were causing vibration when the breaks were applied"

Anonymous, NV (2013 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"Warped rotors X3"

Anonymous, UT (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors need turning due to grooving and warping"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors warp and cause violent shaking during braking. I am on my fourth set of front rotors at only 72000 miles (original plus 2 replacements and one resurface)"

R N., NJ (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors had to be turned at 35000. Showing signs of need to be replaced at 51,000 miles"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Brake rotors out of round after 11,000 miles. Breaking at higher speeds causes front end to shimmy. Rotors turned at 11000 miles, no charge. Same problem re appeared after 18000 miles. Honda would not fix problem on a no charge basis"

Ronald C., OH (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"pulsing when braking"

Wayne W., IA (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Warped prematurely under warranty"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors warped at about 16000 miles. Honda wouldn't replace them so I had the front rotors replaced"

Clark W., TN (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"premature rotor warp"

Lee W., FL (2013 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"I experienced vibration in wheels when slowing down on expressway. It was the front rotors that were re-lathed on the car. My husband thought this was early for brake problems. They have worked very well since repair"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"I have had intense vibration of my wheels since I purchased the car. The dealer said the rotors are warped change it when the brakes wear down. Squeaking comes when I'm braking and turning"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Odyssey)

"The dealership said the rotors needed to be reglazed and we'd only had the car for less than a year"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"At approximately 15000 miles I took the car in for warped rotors. The dealer resurfaced them as a good will gesture"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"rotors had to be turned by the dealer because of a vibration,"

Jack M., PA (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"had to have resurfaced twice"

Anonymous, KY (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"warping x 2"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"rotors had to be resurfaced after only 20000 miles, caused serious vibration on stopping and occurred on a cross country trip"

Bill S., NC (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"rotors warped in normal use. when driving in highway on cruise control at 70 mph, when touching the brakes you could feel a vibration in the steering wheel"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors seem cheap. Grind when let sit in a damp environment indicating rust. Warp easily. I am on my second time of turning the rotors because they cause pulsating vibration on stopping. Seems to be both front and back"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Vehicle 2 years old and have had to have the rotors turned TWICE. Have owned 10 or more vehicles and NEVER, NEVER had a rotor problem like this"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The steering wheel would wobble at certain speeds and when applying brakes"

Art G., KY (2013 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors warped early. it was covered under warranty by the dealer"

David O., IN (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Brake rotors had to be repaired"

Anonymous, TN (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"rotors were warped and had to be ground flat"

Gary R., OH (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"See previous comment-the rotors were replaced because of premature wear-we were told possibly because the car sat on the lot for too long without being driven, and the rotors rusted (?)"

Jana H., MO (2013 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"With less than 35000 miles the rotors needed to be resurfaced. No hard driving or excessive braking"

Richard B., MD (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors warped from excess heat"

Anonymous, UT (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"The steering was shaking while braking. So found that the rotors were the problem due to them being warped. HAd to get them fixed"

Vamsidhar I., TN (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The rotors warped prematurely and were turned (resurfaced). Then warped again. This time I had them replaced the rotors. Both times covered under warrenty"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The rotors warped. When going down steep inclines, the Odyssey will not brake well. It is a dangerous problem of which Honda is aware. It is terrifying.. We are afraid that the car may not stop in this situation"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"This is the second Odyssey I've owned. I have needed to resurface the rotors on both cars every 15000 miles. The steering wheel vibrates when braking due to runout on the rotors"

Robert M., CT (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Vibration was felt in cabin when braking at highway speeds"

Thomas H., IN (2013 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rotor warping. Three sets of rotors in 30000 miles"

George W., IA (2013 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors had to be turned after just 30K due to warping. Covered under warranty, but should not be necessary in my opinion"

Scott S., PA (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Checked brake pads but the they were ok. I think the rotors are bad but it may be the anti lock brakes"

Sean M., PA (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Pulsating brakes. It required a replacement of both front rotors and machining of the rear brakes under warranty"

Anonymous, AB (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Rotor warp to easily"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors appear to be under engineered for the vehicle...warped twice and had to be replaced."

Jack M., FL (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Front rotors warp and pulsate with only 12900 miles of wear."

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"roters turned at 12000 miles"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)
Squeaking

"Have done everything we can think to do about it, continually squeeking"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"At 17,000, miles, general squeaks - however, seems to be a suspension issue. Again, had to press dealership to repair"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Intermittent squeaking, I think from front right. Did not resolve with brake job but has been there for a while and doesn't affect the ride."

Anonymous, NM (2013 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

"Tire pressure monitoring system was faulty"

Brian T., PA (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"squirrels ate the alleged protective tubing to electronics and such. car required expensive replacement not covered by warranty. Fault of design not allowing for hungry vermin."

Jack L., PA (2013 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"The weather stripping around the windshield started to pop out of its casing at around 60k miles. We have to have that resealed and Honda won't cover it."

Anonymous, MD (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The driver side window rubber has dry-rotted letting rain into the door frame. The price to replace it was very high and not covered by Honda."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"Lots of rattling and noise from back drivers side wall panel. Mentioned it several times when bringing vehicle in for scheduled maintenance however no one addressing it or taking off the panel to check where the noise is coming from"

Marina L., CA (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"There's this very annoying squeaking, like a fan rubbing against its frame coming from the driver's side."

Anonymous, VA (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"just developed a noise under the hood. Going to have it checked in the next week"

Phil B., KY (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Loud rattling occurring back of van driver side. Dealer not able to determine where or how this is occurring"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Cold weather rattle -- overtravel bumpers on front suspension came loose. No charge to fix it"

Adam B., NS (2013 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rattling sound from rear doors"

Imad R., TX (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"The van is constantly making clunking and popping sounds especially when making turns. We have had it into the dealer and they say they cannot find anything"

Dan S., OH (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Rear door did not latch properly causing rattles on bumpy roads. There was no safety issue"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Pennsylvania roads are horrible, so the noise we experienced was normal. Dealer was able to adjust and removed the most significant ones"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Cold weather thunk in suspension. Rubber bumpers were replaced but it required two visits to the dealership. One to disgnose problem and then to fix it"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Unidentified interior rattles and knocking noises underneath the car that sound like they are coming from either the drivetrain or suspension/brakes"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Substantial noise coming from passenger front door area. Dealership had to remove front panels inside the car and adjust to stop the rattle"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"passenger side sliding door creaks when driving at slow speeds or turning"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Car makes strange sound when ac is on dealer can not diagnose never makes sound there"

Frank H., CA (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Tensioner squeel"

Anonymous, IA (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"It has a rattle in the rear cargo door. The dealer tried to fix it serveral times, but was uble to. I just got tried of dealing with the dealer, we have learned to live with it."

Anonymous, NM (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"At a low speed turning left there is a noise. We've replaced the CD boot but the problem persists."

Anonymous, MN (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Slide doors make noise"

Matthew S., VA (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

"The Odyssey is very noisy on the road, especially on highway driving. I think the noise is a combination of wind noise and road noise. I believe the car need better sound insulation."

Anonymous, WI (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Mostly road noise"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Extremely noisy when driving over 35 mph. Phone is very garbled and wind noise stops caller from hearing"

C M., IL (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Car is very noisy especially at highway speeds. Probably mostly wind noise but may also be roadway noise. My guess is that car needs more sound insulation. When I need/decide to buy a new minivan, I will consider other brands"

Anonymous, WI (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Interior not quiet. Road noise. I turn up the volume on my radio"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"I regularly hear a sound from the driver's side front window and the dealership was never able to recreate it. So, now fix was done"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"for the cost of this car it should be airtight yet the air noises are way loud. Dealer tells us they are all like that. They shouldn't be"

C M., IL (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"windnoise dealer unable tocorrectalso roadnoise alsoenginnne has a hesitation ooor skip that dealer unablle to fix"

Leo H., GA (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"very noisy vehicle"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Wind noise is noticeable when speed excedes 60 miles"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The wind noise is very loud. Took it to the dealer 6 or 7 times. They attempted to fix it but never could. They ended up saying it is use the van they all make that kind of noise."

Anonymous, NM (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 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

"There was a piston ring failure on several of the cylinders that required replacement."

Anonymous, IL (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"problem fixed by Honda at 60000 miles at no cost. sliding rear door on driver's side failed to work at 73000 miles fixedly Honda for $1500"

Robert T., IN (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Known manufacturing defect caused leak in two cylinder heads. Because of known issue, Honda had extended the warranty so fortunately the repair was covered by Honda. Otherwise it would have cost me up to $4000 per the Honda dealer."

Aref E., MD (2013 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Honda performed a ring replacement on this vehicle. It exhibited itself as a slight misfiring, not very noticeable, and the engine light coming on. Honda performed the ring replacement under a voluntary warranty at no cost. Vehicle was past the 3600 warranty. Not sure the Honda engine warranty. Vehicle was at about 90,000 miles."

Anonymous, OH (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"We experienced a common problem where the right rear culinary was misfiring. It took multiple trips to the dealership to get it fixed"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace several piston rings and spark plugs"

Norman M., FL (2013 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Had to re-ring the engine"

Anonymous, KY (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Defective rocker arm"

Anonymous, UT (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"something to do with piston rings"

Guy-Dinora H., IL (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Honda had to install new piston rings at no charge."

Anonymous, OH (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The #2 cylinder misfired, causing engine damage two days ago, requiring a rebuild. The car is currently undergoing this procedure at this time"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Engine had a catastrophic failure at 10,000 miles. Engine was replaced under warranty. Cause of failure was determined to be a failed oil pump"

Anonymous, TN (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Rings on 3 of 7 cylinders turned allowing oil into combustion chamber and setting off check engine light. Replaced rings no problem since"

Anonymous, IN (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"ENGINE HAD CYLINDERS AND RINGS REPLACED. I WAS TOLD THERE WERE MANUFACTURING PROBLEMS WITH SOME OF THOSE ENGINES"

Anonymous, MN (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"It was a recalled and the dealer had to rebuild the enginer"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"While on vacation the check engine light came on and a significant loss of power was experienced. Initially we took the vehicle to a general repair shop (not a Honda dealership) they replaced a spark plug and that seemed to fix the problem and we resumed our vacation. On the way home from our vacation we again experienced a loss of power and engine light. This time we took the car to a Honda dealership and were told this was known issue with this vehicle. We were told we needed short block replacement due to cylinder scoring. However, they said they couldn't do the work for several days so they simply replaced a spark plug and sent us on our way. We drove another 1000 miles and had the engine repair performed at our local Honda dealership. The repair bill was nearly $6,000, all but $800 was covered under warrantee."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"My VSC light and check engine light iluminated at same time. service department indicated spark plug in third cylinder was misfiring from oil build up caused by bad piston rings. Honda had known of this issue and extended the warranty to 8 years unlimited milage. Honda indicated they would test and repair all cylinders with wear issues and or replace motor. Repairs to made on 6/7/2019"

Paul A., IN (2013 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Carbon build up. Piston rings needed replacing. Done under warranty"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace piston rings"

Frank F., MD (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Head gasket

"The seals in the cylinders turned. I did not notice any performance issues with the vehicle. The check engine light came on and I took it to the dealership checkout. Honda issued an 8 year unlimited mile warranty for the issue, so it did not cost many anything for the repairs. The dealership covered the cost of my rental car."

Anonymous, HI (2013 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Timing belt or chain

"Timing belt needed to be replaced at 60,000 miles because the tensioner was failing. We had it replaced. We argued with the dealer they replaced and the pulley, but since the engine was open we replaced the timing belt and water pump at our cost 30,000 miles early"

Steven S., MA (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"the CD player is not able to store the music that we use, as is supposed to happen"

Anonymous, BC (2013 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Frequently can't add new CD's to unit. Dealer cannot fix - doesn't know the exact problem. Told to go to non Honda electronics place for repair/replacement"

Anonymous, BC (2013 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"form factor of OEM radio is not facilitate aftermarket replacement. Odd shape and display are a separate unit. Aftermarket radio would mean display is blank. Aftermarket radio would also not show rear camera without retrofitting aftermarket camera too. Aftermareket would also not show trip and efficiency displays. OEM radio is only real repair options, but the downside there is cost. Service fee to diagnose, Refurbished only available, $500 fee may apply if Honda will not take back old one; installation fee triple what Best Buy quoted. Estimated about $800 to replace with OEM. So going with portable walkman CD player plugged into AUX port."

Anonymous, NC (2013 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Display screen freezes up

"related to CD player when we try to put in another CD on the memory - doesn't read new CD's"

Anonymous, BC (2013 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Freezes once in a while....goes back to normal quickly"

Kevin K., AB (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"Several times upon starting the car the top screen is blank. It does correct upon rrstart"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Screen would appear blank with random horizontal and vertical lines"

Jeffrey H., MA (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"It is a very awkward system...not intuitive and hard to program. It does not recognize many rural roads and jumps to conclude my search before I've entered enough info to accurately get the address inputed."

Anonymous, MN (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Phone will pair with the system, but will not receive calls correctly. Honda repairmen say they fixed it, but still does not work. We have given up and now don't even use it."

Darrell R., VA (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Initially (first 2-3 months) pairing with both Motorola phones worked well, then it began intermittently losing the Bluetooth connection, then got worse. After buying new phones (Samsung), the problem stopped"

Darrell R., VA (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Bluetooth constantly cuts in and out during calls frequently dropping calls"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Bluetooth stopped at same time a rse screen"

Anonymous, NV (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"This car has never been able to pair my wife's last 2 phones: Samsung Galaxy S5 and iPhone 6s. We've had it repaired twice, but it still doesn't work."

Darrell R., VA (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Radio

"Bad connection after dealer checked the wire connection."

Anonymous, NC (2013 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Rear entertainment system (e.g., DVD player, rear screen)

"headset ear phones do not work, even with new batteries."

Anonymous, VA (2013 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The screen became stuck in the closed position and would not open back up. They had to replace the entire unit"

George B., CA (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Screen stopped working"

Anonymous, NV (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Speakers

"Sound doesn't go to rear unless fade is 100%"

Anonymous, AR (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Voice control commands

"System never understands requests and always repeats something differently"

C M., IL (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 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

"Still drifts slightly to the left. They found nothing wrong at the dealer"

Scott L., UT (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"car pulls to the left"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Had problems with alignment. It took repair facility a while to fix it. 6 months later an additional part of the alignment system (not replaced during the previous alignment) was worn to the point of needing replacement during a realignment."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Ball joints

"Car felt very loose and rattly while driving. Ball joints and control arms replaced under warranty"

Vish C., CA (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"repaired with new spring,strut ball joints"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"had to replace the power steering pump"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"Shocks and struts should not have to be replaced at 55,000 miles. My previous vehicles were over 100,000 miles before having to replace these components. That said the car has been exceptional"

Richard C., VA (2013 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Rear struts worn out and made thumping noise"

Anonymous, NE (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced leaking rear shocks"

Anonymous, OR (2013 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Bad rear shock absorber...replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"front noise on left side"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rubber part on top of both front shocks had to be replaced, and it was the second time on the passenger side"

Anonymous, QC (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Front struts replaced because of popping sound when traveling on uneven surfaces"

George W., IA (2013 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"rear shocks leaking. Don't ex[pect and haven't had this type of issue in 38000 miles."

Hank C., IN (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"shakes"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Vibration from braking, more so when braking from highway speeds. Mechanic advised that rotors were warped and has replaced both front and back/ This has happened twice since purchasing the vehicle. Most recently just last month (July '19)."

Eric C., MD (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Tire wear is uneven

"Tires wore out within 15,000 miles and had chunks missing in them"

Vish C., CA (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"wheel bearings making excessive noise"

David H., NY (2013 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

"drive side front windshield bottom plastic cover loose"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Front air dam cracked due to snow getting caught while reversing and Plastic connecting arm broke requiring replacement. View a poor design for 6" of snow"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Weatherstripping falling apart"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"A piece od trim below the driver's seat would stay in place and was replaced"

Clark N., IL (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Bubbling and chipping of the Aluminum rims coating. needs to be completely redone. These cars are known to have this problem - 2013 version"

Anonymous, BC (2013 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The paint on the roof between the top of the windshield and sun roof suddenly peeled away. There is a section about 4 diameter that is missing."

Anonymous, MI (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"During final delivery a tech found a tinly blemish in the right rear quater panel paint. Strictly by chance, the Honda rep was there and told the general manager to schedule a repaint of the panel and send him the details. It was completed, perfect c"

Clark N., IL (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Car was sold as Certified Used, not having been in an accident, but it must have been. Paint on hood and top of car are faded, different, windshield had been replaced too."

Anonymous, VA (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Paint peeled off the roof. It cost $1120 but Honda paid half of this. $560 out of my pocket."

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Paint around the back window on rear door is starting to crack and now peel back to the primer. I just got a letter from Honda regarding a recall on this very issue."

Tim B., WV (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"paint started peeling off the roof and hood down to the primer coat"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Paint peeling on top forward of the sunroof. (Honda just sent out a letter indicating extended warranty for such on our 2013 Honda Odyssey)."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)
Rust

"Rust all along bottom edge of rear hatch. Dealer said caused by melting snow on the bumper when parked in heated garage nightly but could not explain how paint was removed exposing bare metal, and that this is not covered by the warranty"

Michael G., AB (2013 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

Electric System

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

What Owners Say

Body control module

"Passenger side window will not go down or up from the drivers door major switchThe window work fine for the passenger door"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Turned up faulty. We still have an undiagnosed electrical problem that causes batteries to fail."

Roy G., OR (2013 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)
Clock

"Clock does not keep accurate time. Honda replaced once, but it did not correct the problem and they refused to repair. This is a very annoying issue and burns me up every time I drive the car and look at the car"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"The light over the back lift door burned out. First time we have spent anything on the 2 Honda Odysseys we have owned over the past 12 years for anything other than maintenance and it was only $30."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The brake light bulbs burned out"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"poor fog lamp design, both damaged by rocks kicked up from roadway"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Fog lights replaced due to cracking 6 times. $300 a shot"

Scot W., AB (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Heated or cooled seats

"Drivers seat heat button failed to work and seat would not heat"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Heated passenger seat stopped working. The cost to repair it was not worth the value of having it working. It still does not work"

Steven S., MA (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Tire pressure monitor

"fails to indicate which tire needed air so spent more wasted time and effort to finally fill low tire with air in cold clime."

Jack L., PA (2013 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"A/C compressor clutch failed and had to be replace under warranty"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"A/C will run although control switch is turned off. 2 dealerships cannot solve problem"

Neal S., HI (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"The heating system stopped working"

Michael C., CA (2013 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"When AC is turned off and the unit is in Manual mode, the AC compressor will turn on. This occurs and the unit still says AC OFF. Couldn't replicate at dealer. Similar issues of other owners on internet"

Steven B., CA (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"The cabin temperature is VERY inconsistent. I have had it to the dealer twice with NO solution. It varies tremendously on heat and AC"

Anonymous, NE (2013 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Heated or cooled seat controls

"The heated seat function in the driver's seat has always randomly shut off. Once it shuts of, you have to wait for a few minutes to turn it back on because it will not until it has cooled down. It has always done this so I thought that it was an automatic shut off due to some safety issue. I did not learn until last year that this was not normal. The manual does not tell you how long the seat will/will not remain on."

Anonymous, AB (2013 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Heater system

"Cold air blows from floor vents despite high temperature setting. Have had Honda look at it repeatedly with no resolution."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"Took van to auto dealership for non-cooling air from air conditioner. Dealer was unable to find a problem and refilled the coolant. Two months later, the same problem re-emerged. The dealer then ran a leak check and found a leaking coolant system. Dealer replaced hoses and automobile is now working okay."

Anonymous, AE (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Had to have system charged last year. Believe it may need to be charged again this year"

Paul M., IL (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 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

"When we get wet, which this being Oregon it is wet most of the time, the drivers side sliding door on side will not close. Try not to use it when wet. Works perfectly in dry weather. Had it into Honda a couple of times. Could not find an issue with the door. Amazing could not find issue. Wifes car, hopefully she will not get stuck somewhere and have to drive with a open side door. Dangerous, personal safety issue and can cause property damage. Don't know if warranty will still cover."

Anonymous, OR (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Door was very hard to move. Local dealer replaced the sliding hinge mechanism"

Danny S., WA (2013 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"Passanger door would not close soon after van was picked up from a routine service at the Dealership. Turned out the problem was that the Dealer Technician had left a large socket wrench in the void under the floor jammin the bottom door rail"

Michael G., AB (2013 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"sliding door motor broke"

Anonymous, IN (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Door quit working--motor went out. Was not able to use passenger door. Was over $800 to replace motor."

Anonymous, SD (2013 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)
Locks and latches

"One of the sliding door handles snapped off"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Left back sliding door had problems latching"

Steve A., TX (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Seat controls - movement

"The centre 2nd row seat could not move forward and back as expected. The mechanism on the seat was replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, AB (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 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

Driveline vibration

"The vehicle obviously had an accident before we purchased it; and the mounting on the frame is not aligned properly."

Anonymous, VA (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Driveshaft or axle

"both axles were replaced from vibrations felt throughout the car. Thankfully both under warranted"

C M., IL (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"My problem was the dealer warrantee, which was supposed to cover the axle problem. They would not honor the warrantee because I failed to take the vehicle the dealer. I was afraid to drive it."

Patricia B., CT (2013 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)
Electrical failure

"the heated seats button for the drivers side quit working and the seat heater quit..Honda replaced both under extended warranty..."

Steve A., TX (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Traction control

"got stuck in the snow"

John K., MI (2013 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

Accessory belts or pulleys

"had an idler pulley noisey"

Leo H., GA (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Engine computer

"Flashing engine light indicating car could not be driven and had to be towed."

Anonymous, VA (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

"Tapping noise at low rpm (1.5k -2k), usually occurs when transmission shifts into 4th gear (approx. 40 mph) or overdrive (approx. 45 mph). Tensioner arm and accessory belt were replaced. Repair solved issue for a short time. Issue has since resurf"

Thomas K., PA (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Engine mounts

"When I bought the car, used, there was an intermittent and faint rattling noise that I thought was the hood. In time it got worse and i discovered that it was the active engine mounts that had failed. I had purchased a service plan that explicitly included engine mounts but was told that they considered my Honda's active engine mounts to be normal wear and tear so they weren't covered. When I threatened the dealer with a social media campaign, they fixed the engine mounts and did not charge m"

Lisa H., CA (2013 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"Rough shifting occurs when driving at lower speeds and when going up and down hills/mountains. Transmission juttering is more dramatic at lower speeds requiring selection of D4 setting on transmission which resolves situation as long as speed is kept below 50mph where shift to normal drive D, is prudent."

Anonymous, KY (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"When lightly applying the accelerator pedal and when the engine is at a certain RPM we can hear a slight and strange grinding noise. This noise will then go away when the the accelerator is moderated (or ECO mode turns on). The dealership has not been able to notice the sound. Also when first starting the vehicle and placing it into R or D the engine will rev high. If the breaks are released before the revs have settled, the transmission will not fully engage. This results in high revs and the"

Sean B., NM (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission would suddenly 'engage' -- or, sometimes, would not engage. Not good"

Barry O., CA (2013 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Slipping transmission

"If the van changed gears at certain speeds, transmission would stick in a gear and impair drivability"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 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

Electronic ignition

"accererator hangs up after letting up on gas pedal and then reapplying the gas pedal (5-8 sec. delate). very dangerous when pulling out into traffic from any shopping area"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"Spark plugs failed and had to have rear bank piston rings removed and replaced."

Anonymous, VA (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Somehow the spark plugs "went" and the dealership said the car was a danger and those should be replaced. Since I got the extended warranty on a certified used, I didn't ask many questions"

Carl T., NJ (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Engine warning light resolved"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Fuel System

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

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"The front and back catalytic converters failed. The car has about 81000 miles. Honda did cover 90% of the repair cost."

Anonymous, VA (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Caused engine to run poorly"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Check Engine light came on. Took it to be serviced"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Sensor failed causing engine to run poorly. Repaired OK"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"No audible sound when problems arise"

Beverly W., FL (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"airbag recall"

Amber-Ethan S., VA (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"A little bump on the senso into snow/ice makes it unuseable and very expensive to replace. Need a more sturdy location and system"

Anonymous, MN (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"The transmission was replaced due to a leaking transmission case. It took multiple trips to resolve this issue, but the new transmission does not leak and car has worked well since"

Michael G., IL (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"This Honda had the transmission replaced before 3,000 miles. Honda and the dealer were extremely unhelpful and hard to deal with regarding the problem"

Marc K., FL (2013 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

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