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.

Reliability

We expect the 2022 Odyssey will have about average reliability when compared to the average new car. This prediction is based on data from 2019, 2020 and 2021 models. Select the used car model year to see reported issues with those similar past models.

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POTENTIAL TROUBLE SPOTS
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Engine Cooling
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Drive System
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Fuel System
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Electric 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 over 300,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2021 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 2017 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

"Had to replace rear brake pads at 31000 miles and the wear was uneven. Not sure if this is linked with the fact that tier wear is uneven."

Anonymous, DC (2017 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Again rotors that are not well designed."

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Read brake pads were worn more than front pads. This is the opposite of normal wear."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Pulsation or vibration

"Rotors on honda vans are terrible, and warp very easy."

Regis S., PA (2017 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"Rotors were warped after less than 2 years of driving and needed to be replaced."

Anonymous, TN (2017 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors wore and warped. Not an uncommon Honda problem. Aftermarket rotors work well"

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"All honda rotors has the same problem: Rotors are very poor quality."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors were warped replaced by dealer at no cost as was a certified preowned vehicle still within 6 months of purchase."

Anonymous, (2017 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Squeaking

"When you turn the wheel they squeel"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Honda Odyssey Unsure 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

Interior lights

"The interior lights would not come in when the sliding door on the drivers side was opened. A switch was replaced."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)
Keyless entry

"The keyless entry did not work and the keyless ignition did not work. This has happened a number of times."

Elizabeth S., NY (2017 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Tire pressure monitor

"Tire pressure warning comes up even when all tires have proper pressure. Once the warning comes up, the driver can't get rid of it."

Elizabeth S., NY (2017 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"TPMS light on constantly. Took it to Honda, and they said they repaired it but light came back on on my way home and is still on. They suggested my tire pressure was down on 1 tire but have checked them several times and they are ok. Haven't bothered yet to take it back - that was 4 months ago."

Anonymous, (2017 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Slipping transmission

"Taken to dealer they cant fix it"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Transmission leaks

"Transmission housing was cracked causing the transmission fluid to leak - Honda replace the transmission with a rebuilt unit."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"Oct 2019 the car started losing power and lunging when pressing gas. Unsafe to drive. Had to have it towed home to have transmission sensor fixed. still has some hesitation problems in acceleration from 2-3 gears. only 35k miles on it at the time"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"The water is going in all the time when raining. Seals are very poor"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"air leaking in due to windows slightly cracking open on their own when driving or when in park"

Anonymous, NM (2017 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

"Wind noise at high speeds are ridiculous."

Regis S., PA (2017 Honda Odyssey EX-L 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

"Cable snapped on motorized sliding doors (drivers side). The door now operates, but manually only."

Anonymous, (2017 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Locks and latches

"It started about a month ago, and the lock on the passenger side will only lock/unlock if done manually."

Anonymous, (2017 Honda Odyssey Touring 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 goes blank

"The radio screen goes blank at times and stays that way until I press the radio button. It has been replaced once and was good for several months. The problem has now returned. I have not gone back yet for repairs."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"It feels outdated already- it takes forever to enter an address, we have to be parked to enter it so when we drive as a family I can't enter it from the passenger seat. When we search it comes up with global addresses or can't find them. It's essentially useless and we end up using our phone for GPS every time because it's so much easier."

Anonymous, WI (2017 Honda Odyssey Unsure 3.5-L V6)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose interior trim or moldings

"Driver side door molding is loose. Lots of highway noise."

Anonymous, (2017 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Transmission had internal cracks in the metal housing casting causing slow fluid leaks. Honda replaced the transmission with a factory rebuilt transmission in order to resolve the issue."

Thomas T., CA (2017 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

Tire wear is uneven

"the 2 front tires will need to be replaced soon, at around 33000 miles way before their life span of approximately 50-60000 miles."

Anonymous, DC (2017 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

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.

Climate System

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

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.

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

Drive System

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

Engine Minor

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

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This score shows whether the model had more or fewer problems overall than the average model of that year, calculated from the total number of problems reported by subscribers in all 17 trouble spots.
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