The redesigned Odyssey topped our minivan ratings, although this iteration of the Odyssey traded away some of the previous generation's crisp handling qualities for a more comfortable ride. The cabin is noticeably quieter too, although some road noise persists. The jazzier exterior styling reduced cargo space by a smidgen, but rear seating is generous and easy to access.
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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA 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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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

Premature brake wear

"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)

"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)

"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)
Normal routine brake wear

"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)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

"Tire pressure monitoring system was faulty"

Brian T., PA (2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"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)
Wind noise

"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)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Ball joints

"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)

"had to replace the power steering pump"

Anonymous, MI (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)
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)
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)

"shakes"

Anonymous, MI (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

"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)

"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)

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

Jeffrey H., MA (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)

"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)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"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)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"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)
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)

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)
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 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)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

"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

"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)

"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)
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)

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

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)
Doors or sliding doors

"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)
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)

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 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

"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)
Refrigerant leaks

"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)

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

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)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

"had an idler pulley noisey"

Leo H., GA (2013 Honda Odyssey Touring 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)
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)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"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)

"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)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

"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)

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

Spark plugs or wires failure

"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)
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)

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

"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)

Engine Cooling

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

Exhaust

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

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SEATS:MID/REAR ASSEMBLY
Nov 17 2017
If the seat tips forward during braking, it can increase the risk of injury.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2011-2017 Honda Odyssey vehicles. The second row outboard seats can slide sideways to one of two positions. If a seat is placed between either of the two positions when attaching the seat to the vehicle floor, the seat will not latch properly to the seat striker, allowing the seat to tip forward unexpectedly during braking.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will install a bracket to the second row outboard floor strikers, free of charge. The recall began April 2, 2018. Owners may contact American Honda Customer Support & Campaign Center at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is S0G.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V725000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 806936
SEATS:MID/REAR ASSEMBLY
Dec 27 2016
An unlocked second row outboard seat increases the risk of injury to the seat occupant during a crash.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2011-2016 Odyssey vehicles manufactured August 17, 2010, to October 1, 2015. The affected vehicles have second row outboard seats that have a release lever that allows the seats to move for easier access to the third row of seats. This release lever may remain in the unlocked position allowing the seats to move unexpectedly.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional bracket and spring to both second row outboard seats, free of charge. Interim letter has been mailed, and a second notification will be sent . Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is KD5.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V933000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 633753
ENGINE
Aug 27 2013
A worn piston may suddenly fail, causing the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Honda is recalling certain model year 2013 Pilot 2WD and 4WD vehicles and certain model year 2013 Odyssey vehicles. During manufacturing of the engine piston, it is possible that the heat treatment process was not properly applied, resulting in the piston having an insufficient hardness level, making it more susceptible to premature wear.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the engine short block free of charge. The recall began on September 16, 2013. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. Honda's recall numbers are JB4 (Honda Odyssey) and JB5 (Honda Pilot).
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V382000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 270
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Apr 15 2013
If the gear selector is moved from the park position without pressing the brake pedal it can allow the vehicle to roll away, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Honda is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 CR-V, Odyssey, and model year 2013 Acura RDX vehicles. During sub-freezing temperatures, the brake-shift interlock blocking mechanism may become slow and allow the gear selector to be moved from the Park position without pressing the brake pedal. As such, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 114, "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention."
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners and instruct them to take their vehicle to a Honda or Acura dealer. The dealer will install an updated brake shift interlock blocking mechanism free of charge. The recall began on May 13, 2013. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. Honda's campaign recall numbers are S96, S97, and S98.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V143000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 204169
AIR BAGS
Jan 18 2013
The absence of more than one rivet could alter the performance of the driver's airbag during deployment. This could potentially increase the risk of injury during a crash.
Summary:
Honda is recalling certain model year 2009-2013 Pilot and 2011-2013 Odyssey passenger vehicles manufactured from March 13, 2008, through December 21, 2012. One or more rivets that attach the airbag module to the airbag cover may be missing.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners and instruct them to take their vehicle to a Honda dealer. The dealer will inspect the driver's airbag module and replace it if necessary, free of charge. The recall began on March 14, 2013. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.
For more information:
Honda's recall campaign number is S75.Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V016000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 748481
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