Image-conscious parents may avoid them, but there's simply no beating a minivan for overall versatility and practical family transportation. The Honda Odyssey is the best minivan on the market, blending a comfortable cabin, flexible seating, and room for eight people with responsive handling and impressive fuel economy.
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There are 5 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

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 2016 Honda Odyssey owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

Display screen freezes up

"simply freezes once in a while"

Curtis W., NY (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"More than 15 times in less than 2yrs, the two display screens do not open when the vehicle is started. After 3-15 minutes, the screen will opens on its own, but we have been unable to determine why this error occurs through troubleshooting at the Honda Service Department"

Jay S., NC (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"My i phone takes 10 seconds to get location Honda GPS ($1500) takes 10 minutes to do the same"

Greg B., DE (2016 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Very hard to set an address and is outdated. Does not include all addresses in city"

Donald S., MN (2016 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Programming a destination is confusing. It has many steps and rarely ever works..most street names are not shown,there is no info. about traffic. I now use my smart phone! Honda wants me to pay $99 to update the nav. on my 6 month old car"

Arthur W., IL (2016 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The main display that I would scroll through the 12 memory channels would not show the preselected channels intermittently. Dealer would not do anything even with several screen shots from my iPhone. When screen went blank I finally drove directly to the dealer without touching the radio. They replaced the satellite radio module. After several months the radio is now showing same problem. Technician said Honda rep told him to replace radio if happens again"

Anonymous, GA (2016 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)
Rear entertainment system (e.g., DVD player, rear screen)

"CD works but DVD player doesn't"

Anonymous, MI (2016 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"GPS is outdated. Hard to get an address set. Poorly designed"

Donald S., MN (2016 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Does not recognize a woman's voice"

Michael E., FL (2016 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The voice commands are multi-step and must be in order and exact wording. Many times it takes me to a screen I did not want"

Arthur W., IL (2016 Honda Odyssey Touring 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

"Water leak in rear quarter penetrating compartment and entering into HondaVac"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"The drivers and passenger windows do not seal completely. When the doors are closed they rattle and occasionally you hear wind blowing when the window is closed. I have been told this is normal but not to happy with the whole thing"

Gale S., CA (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"Power window on driver side would "jutter" when going up. Dealer replaced window track under warranty"

Anonymous, OH (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"when opening the tailgate sqeeking noise heard"

Michael M., NY (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"some times it sounds and feels as if it has a bad ball joint or tie rod when turning. dealer cant find anything wrong with it and it is fine it must be us.as i have actually built a few cars im pretty sure i know what in talking about.but if they cant duplicate issue there must not be one"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Sliding door, passenger side, squeaking noise. Infrequent but annoying. Was covered by warranty repair. Resolved after 3 visits to the dealership"

Anonymous, ON (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Suspension squeaks when going over bumps or potholes"

Jeff B., ON (2016 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

"The vehicle Purchased has more wind noises than two others I tried out during road tests. To date the problem has not been solved. Noise is only on the drivers side"

Anonymous, FL (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"This is my second consecutive Honda Odyssey and this version is considerably louder from wind noise than the previous"

Anonymous, IL (2016 Honda Odyssey 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

Cruise control

"3 to 4 mph speed drop before cc resume set speed (dealer can't fix)"

Greg B., DE (2016 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Headlights

"the low beams are limited in height. light from bulb bounces up and down according to condition of road. beam length is I guess 150 yards. very unsafe. if driving downhill, end of beam would right in front of vehicle. THEY SUCK and can't see far enough of front of you"

Larry C., FL (2016 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Interior lights

"The door open/close sensor on the passenger-side sliding door was defective. This caused the interior light to not turn on when the passenger-side sliding door was open"

Ju-Hyoung K., IL (2016 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Warning lights

"Power door alarm alarms intermittently while car in motion as if sliding doors are left open even if they are not. Turning off the power door makes the problem go away. Has been intermittent problem, so hard to troubleshoot"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

"Wiper blades are poor"

Anonymous, OH (2016 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Supposed to have rain sensing wipers, it could go through a car wash and wipers do not automatically turn on"

Stephen R., TX (2016 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

"Trim both inside and out had to be adjusted"

Anonymous, FL (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Front grill inserts fell out in less than two months of owning the vehicle"

Anonymous, IL (2016 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"Trim on the windshield came off during the winter. Was able to tape it back on but seemed to allow moisture / air into cabin anyway"

Anonymous, ON (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Liner on inside of front wheel well was defective from factory and rubbed on the tire"

Anonymous, NC (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"the frame around the GPS became loose. Needed 2 days at the dealer to be fixed. Under warranty"

Anonymous, FL (2016 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 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 transmission is unsure what gear to be in, it hunts,stumbles,hesitates"

Anonymous, IL (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Lot of slop in transmission. Shifts too soon and is sluggish"

Ken M., AL (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Lurching after prolonged highway driving"

Denis S., NY (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Transmission leaks

"a seal in the transmission fluid leaked"

Anonymous, WI (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Premature brake wear

"The brakes wear out very quickly. Noticeable going downhills"

Ken B., PA (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"had to be turned to stop vibration"

Anonymous, IN (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 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

Springs or torsion bars

"ride quality not as good as my 2010 odyssey"

Anonymous, TN (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Wheel balance

"There was a vibration at highway speeds. The dealer did several tire balances that did not correct the problem. Honda engineering technicians drove the car. They also did more tire balances. Told me it was fixed. It wasn't. Honda authorized changing out the tires. They replaced them with the same brand, Michelin. Same problem. Honda technician returned drove other Odyssey Touring vehicles and said they all drove like mine. That''s where it still stands"

Clark W., FL (2016 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

Power Equipment

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

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"battery is not good enough. it has to be charged up frequently"

Anonymous, BC (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 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

"Have vibration that dealer is unable to diagnose. Vibration is felt in the steering wheel and seat. New Odyssey has more vibration than my 2005 Odyssey with 200,000 miles. Wanted options that local dealer did not have on lot. Purchased from local dealer but could not test drive as it was brought in from another dealer. Won't buy again without opportunity for extended test drive"

Art W., IN (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Slipping, making noise"

Anonymous, WV (2016 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

"When the temperature is above 80,the motorized rear hatch will not close unless you push down on the hatch. The motor thinks it has met resistance, and re-opens"

Anonymous, TN (2016 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.

Climate System

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

Exhaust

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

Engine Cooling

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

Engine Major

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

Engine Minor

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

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Recalls
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SEATS:MID/REAR ASSEMBLY
Mar 13 2018
An unlocked second row left outboard seatback increases the risk of injury to the seat occupant during a crash.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2014-2016 Honda Odyssey vehicles. The second row outboard seats have a lever to fold the seatback and slide the seat forward to access the third row seats. Due to a manufacturing error, if the walk-in release lever is used to fold a fully reclined left outboard seatback forward, the seatback may stay in the unlocked position (free-folding) or unexpectedly unlock without engaging the walk-in or recliner lever.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will confirm proper operation of the second row left outboard seatback, and install a support bracket to the seat recliner. If the seatback cannot lock, dealers will replace the seatback frame assembly. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began May 7, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is X0R.
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: 18V170000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 254568
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 center seat may increase the risk of injury to the seat occupant in the event of a crash.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2016 Odyssey vehicles manufactured September 23, 2016, to October 24, 2016. The affected vehicles have a second row center seat with a horizontal adjuster bar that may stick in the unlocked position, allowing the seat to unexpectedly slide. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, "Seat Systems."
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the slide function and replace the horizontal position adjustment bar, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began February 2017. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is KD4.
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: 16V932000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 7549
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
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
Jun 09 2016
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2015 Acura MDX 2WD and MDX 4WD vehicles, 2016 Acura MDX 4WD vehicles, 2015-2016 Honda Odyssey vehicles, and 2016 Honda Pilot 2WD and 4WD vehicles. The affected vehicles have fuel tanks that were manufactured with insufficient welds which may separate and allow fuel to leak out.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tanks, free of charge. Owners may contact Honda/Acura customer service at 1-888-234-2138. The recall began on July 29, 2016. Honda's numbers for this recall are KA9 (Honda vehicles) and KB0 (Acura vehicles).
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: 16V417000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 39
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