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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 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 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.

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)

"Water leak at seam where roof rack is attached caused built in vacuum to fill with water"

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

"passenger side sliding door leaks water"

Anonymous, AZ (2016 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"sunroof leaked. drains were blown out"

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

"windows were sticking at top when rolled down. Fixed by lubricating the weather stripping."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Honda Odyssey EX 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)

"Both sliding doors were making squeaking / rattling noises. Had to take to the dealer twice to rectify."

Greg P., MB (2016 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"intermittent squeaking noise around the rear right tailgate area, when driving on rough road pavement"

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

"Rear right side door rattles on rough or uneven pavement. rear compartment door squaks when raised or lowered."

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

"The front end, as with prior Odysseys, is loud with rattles."

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

"Unknown source of the rattle."

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

"Rear lifts on tailgate would make noise while opening. Dealer eventually replaced under warranty. Started happening relatively soon after purchase."

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

"A rattle in the roof in the rear passenger area which showed up almost from the start. Mainly evident on rough roads, disappears on smooth highways."

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

"Vehicle rides "heavy" and there seems to be an inordinate amount of squeaks with the vehicle."

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

"This is a noisy car all of the time. Suspension noises come and go. Door seals are poor; road noise is high."

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

"The problem became noticeable recently but has been going on for a while. The suspension makes a groaning noise when going over bigger bumps. I haven't taken it in yet to get fixed as it is only occurring occasionally."

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

"Dealer could not fix rattle in right rear door during warranty period. Said company would not pay them for time it took to take apart door and fix it. Four years later it still rattles."

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

"we have had the wheels and the tires balanced numberous time... they still feel like the tires are flat on one side. it effects the ride as you feel like your always on gravel not a paved road-- they keep saying that its fixed but it not... we have owned lots of honda.s and this is the worst one."

Anonymous, OH (2016 Honda Odyssey LX 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)

"after 20,000 miles, the wind noise going down the road is unbearable"

James B., CO (2016 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Terrible new wind noise by driver side. Can’t identify source."

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

"The vehicle, as with prior model we owned from 2004, lets in a lot of road noise."

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

"Actually, my complaint is better characterized as road noise, but that wasn't an option. The road noise on this vehicle is much too high, worse than my 2006 Toyota Sienna that had 260,000+ miles when i got rid of it and purchased the Honda Odyssey. The road noise is very prominent even though the company touts its noise reduction engineering."

Thomas M., TX (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Vehicle on the open road is so noisy with wind noise it is difficult to hear the person talking in the vehicle with you"

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

"Wind coupled with high noise level in some situations"

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

"Passenger side front windows whistles at highway speeds"

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

In-car Electronics

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

What Owners Say

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)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"This requires way too much attention to use. Knobs and button with tactile feel can be used with minimal attention. We used to do blindfold cockpits checks and I am able to do all that in a vehicle except the electronic displays/controls."

Clark W., FL (2016 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 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 position hangs up while traveling with no indication that anything is wrong until you notice on the map that you have already passed a recognizable position (intersection, town, etc.). If you change modes, it jumps back to the correct position. Also, the voice commands are terrible. Even with the passenger doing the changing, it still requires voice and button pushing by the driver and seldom works the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd time."

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

"With no mistakes it takes 5 to 10 minutes program nav system when parked 10 to 15 min. When driving, $200 cell phone takes less then a minute Can’t see traffic warning on screen Once had to shut off the ignition to shut the darn thing off."

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

"While traveling, the position freezes up, several times causing me to miss turns."

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

"computer system would lock up"

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

"this is the worlds worst GPS system,,, the voice controller don't work properly and its not user friendly to type in what you want... it gets no updates and even the dealership who lied about it, said it could be resolved.. its worthless, so have to use a garmin"

Anonymous, OH (2016 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"It is hard if not impossible to make a phone call. The voice speaker gets the number or command wrong and I end up not using it."

Susan S., PA (2016 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Awkward. I don't even try. Too complicated."

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

"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)

"The Serious/XM Antenna quit working---needing to be replaced."

Douglas L., FL (2016 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"When driving on the expressway listening to the radio all of the sudden the volume went all the way up. I could not turn it down manually or on the steering controls. I was able to shut it off and tried to turn it back on but it still was loud."

Ralph G., AZ (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The XM antenna quit receiving and became inoperable. Had I not had an extended warranty, we'd paid $700. Very mlm labor intensive. Headliner had to come out. Only paid $100 deductible."

Anonymous, FL (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 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)

"The DVD player would not play any DVDs."

Ronald I., NM (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Voice control commands

"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)

"To get directions you have to push the talk button for state then select the state on the screen same for city and street address thats 6 button pushes if you make a mistake or the street is not in the system start all over"

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

"It can not recognize a woman's voice."

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

"The voice control commands are horrible. It takes you through several different cues that it gets wrong and you have to start all over again. It'd makes the GPS almost unusable. I use my iPhone to navigate. To add insult to injury, the manual navigation nob broke off."

Susan S., PA (2016 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 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

Parking brake

"Faulty brake cable. Was repaired under warranty."

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

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

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

"Previous vehicle was a 2007 Odyssey that i had 100,000 miles on before the brake pads had to be replaced. turned rotors at 125,000 and replaced pads and rotors at 150,000."

Donald V., KY (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Pulsation or vibration

"pulsing when braking. At turnpike speed (70 mph or more) if i apply brakes shakes and bounces like the front end is going to fall off. Would not take much when it does this to lose control of the vehicle. ."

Donald V., KY (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Brake pads and rotors replaced by dealership after pulsation issue. Temporarily fixed, but pulsation (warped rotor feel) occurred again shortly thereafter"

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

"The left front brake system appeared to not be properly replaced. All brakes were new when the vechicle was purchased. The entire system had to be replaced. Expensive fix"

Robert A., MA (2016 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"rotors warped...purchased this way"

Mark B., TX (2016 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Started about a year ago. Severity fluctuated. Considered gettin a newer vehicle. Fixed 3 mo ago."

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

"Orig. rotors are undersized for car weight & overheat & warp @ 17-20000 mi. Had same issue w/2008 Odyssey. Honda doesn't cover cost even though their product is defective."

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

"Brakes started pulsing and it may have been breaking hard when a deer hit us, months before??"

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

"Was caused by rotors. Were repaired and had to be replaced a year later"

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

"had to be turned to stop vibration"

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

"In less than 30k miles needed to machine rotors flat. Van rarely goes over 30 mph so brake overheating in not likely cause."

Michael H., CA (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors warped twice."

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

"Warped rotors"

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

"Had them adjusted right before warranty expired and then had to have them replaced for inspection one year later"

Anonymous, (2016 Honda Odyssey LX 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)

"Rough shifting was sporadic, unpredictable, and would act like it wasn't sure what gear it wanted to be in. Also, the rpm's would rev up/down without change to gas pedal, which was unsettling."

Arnold H., PA (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Torque converter shutter. Drain and flush, update computer program fixed it under warranty"

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

"Torque converter judder covered by service bulletin; 3rd gear shift solenoid caused very harsh shift I paid for."

John E., KY (2016 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"vehicle can't decide what gear it wants to be in. engine breaks at 25 mph, which makes city driving obnoxious. cruise control also a similar problem. cruises fine untll reaching a slight incline in the road, at which point vehicle slows down 3-4 mph."

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

"As the car reaches 20 to 25 mph the car bucks hard as if the transmission jumped a gear or failed the shift at the proper time ."

Larry C., SC (2016 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"The car starts and drives out of the driveway but then struggles at times to get it self in the correct gear. It is an uneasy feeling as you drive down the road in the car roughly shifts and never really seems to be in the correct gear."

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

"I bought this 2016 car used with 100K miles from a dealer in fall 2018. The 2016 8 speed transmission has always experienced rough shifting, even after a rebuild in 2019."

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

"We had a similar problem with a 2011 Pilot. Transmission starts to "flutter" or vibrate under mild to moderate loads acceleration. Honda has a TSB to correct this issue but it appears to be coming back. Will be under warranty so if it returns again enough to be approved the dealership may replace the transmission if Honda deems it necessary."

Anonymous, NC (2016 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)
Slipping transmission

"The transmission began slipping after our last oil change. I have tried to make an appt for this problem but have not been able to connect with the Honda service dept in the past two weeks."

Teresa Y., FL (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Slight hesitation in first few gears. Problem solved by dealer flushing It several times."

Anonymous, (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)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"The transmission was not shifting properly. Dealer examined it and the 3rd pressure switch was replaced."

Anonymous, MD (2016 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

"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)

"front skirt is easily damaged by driving into high curb blocks."

Terry W., NJ (2016 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Actual damage is a defect in materials that as far as I'm concerned, in that the plastic window trim molding on both the front doors, both sliding doors and the rear hatch, that show signs of melting caused by indirect sunlight reflecting from our thermal kitchen windows. The melting on both sides of vehicle (the right side is worse) depending on whether we back in or nose into our drive way and are parallel and seem to follow the venetian blinds pattern. The same issue occurred with our previous Odyssey as well."

John F., NY (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The chrome weather strip window trim was loose on the left side passenger door. It was not secure. Replaced under warranty."

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

"The left side of the front popped off after changeing a tire"

Anonymous, MI (2016 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

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

"Wish the paint job were better. Honda suggested that we have a repaint to ensure a good lifetime of color, etc. It is not as good as the old new car paint jobs."

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

"chaulk was under the paint on the drivers door. door was repainted under warrentee."

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

"One side of the car (front fender, driver door and sliding door) and send paper finish when car was new. Dealer claimed it just wasn't detailed correctly. After dealer polished it looked and felt better but still felt like clear coat wasn't applied properly at the factory. A year ago it got really bad and started feeling like send paper again. Same panels that were an issue when the car was purchased new."

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

"Lower bracket for passenger side sliding door."

Anonymous, PA (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

Clock

"Electrical system will go out on occassion when entering vehicle after being parked for a while. Automatic sliding doors will not work and have to be manually slid open. clock and radio will have reset as well. Have brought to dealer but could not be replicated on the spot. There must be a reason why the electrical goes out on occassion but we have not been able to zero in on the cause."

Grant Y., TX (2016 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
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)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"the 3rd brake light assembly... not in stock, takes awhile to get these I was told."

Anonymous, FL (2016 Honda Odyssey 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)
Keyless entry

"Key fob alert on dash indicated low battery. Battery replaced three times with no fix. 3 trips back to dealership to finally get total key fob replacement."

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

"Motorized sliding door on the driver's side failed to open, with warning indicator light on the dash illuminated. Neither interior switch nor key fob would open the door. The problem was a faulty door latch which took about 5 hours to diagnose and fix."

Anonymous, (2016 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)
Tire pressure monitor

"The TPMS sensor on one wheel developed a slow leak but the sensor is still operable. This requires me to reinflate the tire about once a month when alerted by the TPMS. The dealership ordered the part which took several months to receive. I haven't bothered to get it fixed."

Anonymous, (2016 Honda Odyssey Unsure 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)

"Sensors in sliding side doors that detected door closure malfunctioned. Maybe due to undetermined electrical shortage. Dealer wouldn't deal with it under warranty. Malfunction of door sensors drained battery. Also caused intermittent warning tone that car wasn't locked"

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

"Recurring nagging problem of warning beep that the side door is open. Have had dealer check and work on it several times, replaced sensor but the problem still happens ALOT."

Anonymous, MO (2016 Honda Odyssey Touring 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)

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 very cold or very hot the sliding door and the rear hatch won't open."

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

"Passenger side front door rubber seal pulled loose. Replaced on warranty."

Bill S., TN (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The cable from the door motor to the door snapped. It is only a 4 year old vehicle, this is a premature failure that probably shouldn't have happened. It would have been well over $1000 to get it fixed at a dealer. I was able to fix it myself, but it was a large job."

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

"When very cold or hot the electric locks on the sliding door and rear hatch don't work."

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

"Honda uses a gel type latch that freezes up in cold weather, making the manual back latch of my van inoperable for loading and unloading packages in the back."

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

"The external button to open the rear hatch had to be replaced, twice."

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

"If van is on a slant ie not level the side doors do not close all the way (automatic doors) they will appear to close but while driving the open door sensors will come on and you will have pull over to fix."

Anonymous, (2016 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"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)

"Rear tailgate outside opening switch quit working. Replaced on warranty."

Bill S., TN (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Windows

"Power window needed service three times for chatter when opening and closing. Bad regulator."

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

"Driver window when rolled down will not roll up automatically. Must hold up on window button until window completely closed. If you release button, window will roll back down no matter when you release"

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

"Sliding door window motor was barely able to close the window. Took more than twice the time when compared to the other sliding door window motor."

Anonymous, TX (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

Alignment

"RR tire wearing unevenly. Strut replaced by dealer, alignment performed."

Anthony V., IN (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"RR shock failed"

Anthony V., IN (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Strut had to be replaced."

Anonymous, WI (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"ride quality not as good as my 2010 odyssey"

Anonymous, TN (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Noise when steering wheel turned do to a lubrication problem. Covered by warranty"

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

"There was a clicking noise when turning the car while driving, took a while for the mechanic to diagnose because it did not show up on previous multi-point inspection. He only heard it when he went along for the test drive. He verified the noise to be coming from the knuckle in the steering column. The whole steering column was replaced, problem solved."

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

"Steering wheel would make a clicking sound when turning. Was replaced but still makes a noise when turning wheel from a stop position."

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

"turning steering wheel resulted in loud clicking noise, dealer replace entire steering column to solve problem"

D S., NC (2016 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Tire wear is uneven

"Honda dealership admitted they've had many issues with the tires on the Odyssey for some years. Part of the problem is that tire rotation either isn't part of the maintenance schedule or our dealership did not rotate the tires appropriately. They still claimed they've had many problems with these tires and recommend that people replace these tires with a different brand."

Joel R., MS (2016 Honda Odyssey Touring 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)

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

CV joint

"CV boot got a hole in it. Not warranty covered because it appears to have been caused by road debris."

Anonymous, MN (2016 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
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)
Driveshaft or axle

"Clunk when making hard u-turn. Dealer found drive axle at fault and replaced drive axle. I assume this included CV joint."

Paul W., CA (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Stability control (ESC)

"The indicator light came on. New auto battery and re-booting the system fixed the problem."

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

"The anti skid light on the dash will come on for no apparent reason and will not turn off. Must take to dealer and have computer reset. No reason given for malfunction. This has happened 3 time since new."

Larry C., SC (2016 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

Alternator

"Appears to be skipping on an attempt to start. Service center cannot get issue to replicate. Cost >$200 for assessment."

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

"at 120,000 the engine started missing, flashing check engine light. Made it to dealer. Don't understand why parts like this would go out."

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

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"This problem is similar to other problem described and may need to be deleted"

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

"Inaccurate, warn of collision when no other vehicle was in front. Lots of false warnings."

Arnold H., PA (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"My battery failed 2 weeks after the warranty expired. After the battery was replaced, the front sensors no longer functioned thereby not indicating the front was approaching a stationary object such as when parking. The sensors do occasionally indicate when I am too close to moving vehicles."

David N., NC (2016 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

Automatic climate control

"The car doesn’t get cold in the summer."

Sharon D., VA (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Climate control system was unable to condition interior space to desired temperature. Selected setting had little or no correlation to resultant temperature"

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

"The refrigerant leaked out of the vehicle without any other damage. Repairs seemed to have fixed the problem."

Anonymous, CA (2016 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

"It happened at about 70,000 miles, light came on and Dealer told us to tow to them. Diagnosed as cylinder failure. Replaced three of the six cylinders and thankfully Honda paid for it ($3000+). I was pleased with Honda's response, though frustrated I had to fight for it considering it should not happen to a Honda that had had all recommended dealer services on time."

Anonymous, (2016 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Related to the cylinder failure. Essentially required an engine rebuild, at least that was my understanding."

Anonymous, (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.

What Owners Say

Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Dealer told me a $13 cable belonging ton the knock sensor was damaged and had to pay $500 in labor costs to replace it"

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

"Light came on took it to dealer and repaired it"

Anonymous, (2016 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

"Slipping, making noise"

Anonymous, WV (2016 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

Engine knock or ping

"One of the ignitors was replaced was still had issues, took the dealer two weeks to figure out the problem. No problems since."

William B., TX (2016 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

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Recalls
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SEATS
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
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
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
SEATS
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
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
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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