The Odyssey's redesign isn't revolutionary, but Honda still made big improvements to its power, fuel economy, ride, and cabin quietness. It offers more features to pamper travelers and keep them connected. The overall result is a premium feel. Inside, passengers will find the front seats large and inviting, but the bottom cushion loses firmness over long trips.
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There are 8 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

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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 2018 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

Android Auto

"Android Auto navigation occasionally freezes Radio station changes by itself when Android Auto on Requires newer phone (2 years or newer) to operate properly"

Anonymous, MI (2018 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Android Auto stopped working for no apparent reason. I get a message on my phone asking me to disconnect/reconnect the phone. I do, but to no avail. At this point, the system is a dead relic, and I must mount my phone to the dashboard to use Google navigation. Previously, the manner of navigating the system changed unexpectedly, with no explanation, and I was left to re-learn the system by trial and error several times. This problem is now resolved by the system as a whole becoming unusable."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Simply unpredictable whether it will work. Under the same conditions an android phone may or may not connect to the car's android auto system when plugged in. Often the phone is not detected and I can fix it but replugging it in. Sometimes I just give up."

Anonymous, ON (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Does not work Honda says they will have a fix this month. Is a problem with this system,software, that this model has in general"

Mona M., WA (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The Andoid Auto display crashes when the Waze app stops navigating. The dealer is unable to update the dash panel to fix it."

Phillip H., MN (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Apple CarPlay

"Apple Car Play works intermittently. Very buggy. Extremely unreliable"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"as many know, hands-free is the law in many states, including Georgia, where I live. There is some problem between Apple and Honda on teh operation of handsfree devices. Apple CarPlay works when it wants to. Bluetooth can be just as bad. Honda has replaced our headunit once, still had issues. now Honda is pointing fingers at Apple and Panasonic (OEM supplier of headunit). Not working as handsfree is not an inconvenience. I needed to call 911 to report a dangerous driver and the unit switched from CarPlay to BT to nothing twice. not acceptable. Still not fixed after 5months as an open case w honda"

Anonymous, GA (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"When you arrive at your destination or end navigation you get an error message unfortunately com.auto.honda.navigation service has stopped. You have to tap OK three times before the message goes away."

Anonymous, LA (2018 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Terrible integration by requiring Honda Link app which is buggy. Lots of lag and dropped connections with iPhone 6 when apps work fine on the phone. Text msgs or phone calls interrupt the running app on the display and requires touching the phone to deselect/launch the app to display again."

Anonymous, NC (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Apple CarPlay would intermittently connect. Honda simply said it was an Apple problem and refused to do any real investigation."

Lawrence S., DE (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Backup or other camera/sensors

"The lines on the backup camera do not appear until about 1 minute after the car is started. Also, the clock and the radio are similarly delayed. The dealer tells me this is normal."

Anonymous, SC (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"This camera is placed so that the sun hits the lens and Dazzles the camera making it impossible to see what is behind me. The lens is also in a location that picks up moisture when it is raining. Drops on the lens make the camera useless. It's placed in the worst possible location."

Anonymous, IL (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Heard a pop while driving in heavy rain in july 2018, lost almost all electronics in the car for about 2 days until I located a master fuse and replaced it, everything worked, however, in below freezing weather the backup camera showed a black screen when backing up several times"

Jonathan L., VA (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"the camera itself works fine until it rains and water obscures the lens or the sun hits the lens. The directional markers however, take too long to appear and I am ofter done backing up when the show up. The front proximity sensors do not work. Sometimes I get false warnings but when approaching objects, No warning at all. When backing, the rear cross traffic warning works well and I am very happy with that."

Anonymous, IL (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Optional backup beepers were installed, but kept giving false alarms. After repair, beepers are still overly sensitive."

Glenn Y., LA (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Display screen freezes up

"In time, the system catches up with itself and does what It is prompted to do."

John E., OR (2018 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"cabin watch feature not working properly"

P B., MD (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Screen goes blank, message says hold down power for 2 seconds. Still freezes after holding power button. Had to take to dealer for service. Changed display, all works now."

Richard T., BC (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"At 510 miles Honda Touch display screen froze, just showing the Honda logo. All functions became inoperable for the remainder of the day- no radio, Bluetooth, phone, etc. The next morning system appeared to be working normally. However, not sure I’d malfunction will return."

Douglas R., NH (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Known issue with using remote start and the audio/display system not working during winter months. Hasn’t happened since warmer spring weather."

Anonymous, NC (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"The entertainment display would sometimes not come on when I started the car. Instead I got a message that the anti-theft system was activated and that I had to push the power button for 2 seconds. It would come on after I held the power button. Honda is aware of problem."

Anonymous, OH (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"According to the dealer it was a programming issue and that Honda would send an update to the car directly."

William K., MN (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Immediately had problems with bluetooth telephone interface. I could hear well in the car but callers could not understand me, audio was garbled. 5 trips to dealer, no resolution. Improvement with latest model Samsung phone. Waited months for software update. More problems after that. Screen went dark multiple times. Front passenger door wouldn't unlock. Screen refused to switch apps, like from phone back to navigation. Screen froze several times, would not clear until car was cut off and restarted. Did not like Android Auto. Think much of problem was a hardware problem in computer but dealer refused to consider. Advanced technology but not executed well. Too many problems, and dependent on factory (American Honda) to resolve them. After 7 months of problems, traded vehicle on a new Toyota Sienna. Did not trust vehicle."

Arnold E., NC (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"There is a Honda Music store which is to download music from my iPhone - has never worked. Says it is wrong device."

Lawrence S., DE (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"In general the system is not as user friendly as our previous Odyssey. Programing the system for interstates is not an option. On a extended trip of over a 1000 miles it kept trying to detour us off the interstates onto single lane roads. We called Honda corporate and left a call back which was never returned."

Fred B., OH (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"On delivery the GPS system was silent, giving no directions. It was then, after considerable dealer effort, discovered to have been caused by Honda’s failure to install the main centre dash speaker, rendering the GPS system mute."

H M., ON (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Garmen GPS cant find anything gets me lost send me anywhere randomly almost like it wants to get me lost"

John A., FL (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"When zooming in on navigation, it stays on the zoom screen constantly and doesn't readjust to display your vehicles location. The traffic information is also only somewhat accurate, mainly on the main highway and not all the surface streets."

Debora B., HI (2018 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)

"I was not able to update the Garmin maps in the Honda navigation system using an iMac desktop computer. I was able the update the maps using a PC desktop computer. It was a common problem that Garmin was aware of. Garmin says it has been fixed but there have been no new maps yet to update."

Anonymous, OH (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"it is dangerous to put a complicated system on the road that two sales people could not figure out back at the dealership. i left for the south two weeks after the purchase. i have purchased 16 new honda autos in the last 33 years but this is the last one ever."

John L., PA (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The roads disappear from the screen. There is no scale on the screen. The system does not offer the option to flag and dysplay preferred sites. Navigating to a selected site there's no screen dysplay of distance to final destination. It dysplay distance to next turn. One cannot choose the cardinal orientation of the display. Having a choice to keep north on the upper portion of the screen at any scale would be useful. Flagging a spot by touching the screen would be useful. The navigation system of the Toyota is friendlier to use. A great feature of the Honda navigation is that updates itself via satellite."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Surprisingly the speaker connected to the GPS system HAD NOT BEEN INSTALLED, leaving it to the dealer to find and repair the problem."

H M., ON (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"The bluetooth for the phone only will work with one phone at a time, we have to keep reseting it. In our old Odyssey we could have both of our phones automaticaly hooked up to it at the same time."

Anonymous, (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"My paired phone was un-paired by the system during a period of non-use when we were away for a month. Since then it has been paired several times but does not hold the pairing, frequently stating that no phone is connected. This is aggravating when trying to use the calling feature while driving."

H M., ON (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Poor pairing. One side of the conversation or another can't hear the other. Updated phone, bought a new phone, updated car. Took in to dealer multiple times...unable to resolve."

Anonymous, AR (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Mentioned this in prior report. Immediately had Bluetooth isses with car. No problem pairing with galaxy 8+, but people could not understand me when using Bluetooth interface. Sitched to phone directly and could be understood with no problem. Bought new phone, Galaxy S9+ and problem improved, could be understood most times, but audio tended to be tinny, no bass. Went on for months without resolution. Software update MAY have improved quality but not sure."

Arnold E., NC (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)
Radio

"The Sirius xc radio comes and goes. It will be on , then it is silent from a minute many minutes. Never know when it will work. ZFM works fine"

Anonymous, FL (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"XM radio freezes up sometimes."

Anonymous, OH (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Bad reception of SiriusXM satellite radio caused by faulty antenna."

David S., IL (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Satellite radio intermittently stops working. After 6 dealer visits they are unable to resolve problems"

J M., MA (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Radio kept losing signal. Tech found faulty tuner. It was replaced and seems to be working properly."

Anonymous, PA (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Sirius Radio would say 'check tuner & screen went blank' It was not a signal issue"

Richard T., BC (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Sirius XM radio very erratic , cuts out for long periods and often, when working, changes stations by itself. Honda unable to fix and instead stalls me off by promising a magic software fix sometime in the future. Very annoying. No mor Hondas for me."

Anonymous, ON (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Sirius connection is regularly lost and the only way to get it back is to change to FM, turn the car off, let it sit and then turn the car back on. FM & AM reception are consistently poor. Most recently a message sometimes appears saying the radio is not working, and the dismiss/cancel button doesn't work. When I turn off the car and open the door the radio continues to play and the battery wears down. Honda has NOT been helpful."

Deborah C., OH (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"XM radio changes stations randomly. I have taken it in numerous times and they say they can't get it to do it for them. Last time I was in my service advisor said she finally got it to do it for her but did not document it so Honda said it didn't happen."

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"does not come on until about 40 seconds after car is started."

Anonymous, SC (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"no owner manual for a very complex system. dealer price for nav. manual was $37.00. i called honda about this. they promised the manuals would be sent in 5 weeks. it is now nine weeks and no manuals yet. 40,000 car and i have no idea now to operate many things."

John L., PA (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Rear entertainment system (e.g., DVD player, rear screen)

"You are supposed to be able to plug a hard drive in to the USB port and play movies. I was able to set this up properly, but every time while playing movies for a bout 10 minutes it would often crash the entertainment system. Also all movies played as files have to restart from the beginning, so this feature is basically unusable."

Anonymous, ON (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"DVD player crashes. Car must he stopped, turned off, restarted. Not very practical when on highway or in motion in general. Happens frequently. Honda unable to fix."

Maxine S., FL (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Routine software updates

"recall for safety on rear door locks. Fixed at dealer. no adds problems"

Paul O., TX (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"i am cmpletely unable to understand the ridiculous complexity"

Anonymous, OH (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"GPS update would not take. Dealer had to replace display."

Luz S., IL (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)
Software update fixes

"FIVE safety recalls on this vehicle in 2 years,. The software update was to fix a problem where vehicle might try to shift into Park while driving."

Anonymous, NC (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"System says an update is available. Then it says no update is found."

P B., MD (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)
Speakers

"made a flapping noise at certain speeds."

Anonymous, IL (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"When starting the van- no sound for a minute or two, then in goes on at a maximum volume, lowers its'self to what it's dialed in at. it was also going in and out, as if the speaker wire connection is loose. This happens only once in a while, but too much for only having the van for 3months."

Debora B., HI (2018 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)
Voice control commands

"I feel the car does not hear me for commands of navigation, making a call, etc for cell phone use."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"Quits working when electronic displays go wacky"

Darrel H., WI (2018 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Stops working periodically. Scheduled to go in for repair in 1 week."

Darrel H., WI (2018 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)

"Cruise control system would not operate at one point. Dealer recalibrated the system and it is now functional. It will pick up on vehicles in the right lane to me. It will also slow at times around a curve. It will also by design drop out below 25 miles per hour, where our 2105 Subaru will slow down in sluggish traffic to a stop if necessary and hold with no driver input."

Don B., GA (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"I have not had any mechanical problems with the Adaptive cruise control. It seems to me it could be a hazard while when you have it on and driving on an interstate highway. On several occasions it almost came to a complete stop while driving behind another car on a interstate highway. Very dangerous!"

Chris S., MO (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"On a 400 mile round trip to pick my kids up from camp, my odyssey displayed almost every warning it could. ABS, LKAS, ACC, etc. I wasnt sure if it was safe to drive, so I called my dealer (which was still open on a Saturday). They assured me it was, but not to rely on auto-braking, or cruise control. Turns out the camera that controls the LKAS and ACC failed. It was replaced under warranty."

Anonymous, GA (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"It is to spontaneous, it will quickly brake when a car is turning the corner or changing lanes ahead of you. The system has to be disabled on crowded highways so you don't get rearended when the van suddenly brakes."

Anonymous, (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"sped up very much without me touchjng anything"

Anonymous, OH (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"I have had several instances where the auto braking system stopped me in the middle of the highway when it should not have. First instance was when vehicle in front of me changed lanes leaving my lane free and the system stopped me for no reason."

Anonymous, MO (2018 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"Saftey latch on back doors That was a recall"

Anonymous, WI (2018 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"The auto steering to maintain center of lane on occasion will steer the van to the left and cross the lane (even the center yellow lines. The lane departure will usually beep and shake the steering wheel but there have been occasions where there was no warning and we crossed into the on-coming lane with no warnings whatsoever. This is a safety issue that a Honda engineer said was operating as designed. Pure B.S."

Anonymous, IL (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"The adaptive cruise in this car has lots of room for improvement. It is choppy and if lanes are changed sometimes takes 5-7 seconds to determine that the lane is clear and begins to accelerate. My Toyota's adaptive cruise works far better and is far smoother."

Jonathan L., VA (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Recalled Side bags Tanaka"

R W., TN (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"The adaptive cruise control is either on the gas or on the brake, makes for a jerky ride at hwy speeds, it never glides or lets the van slow down naturally. No way to allow some leeway between car ahead and van speed."

Anonymous, ON (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Van brakes for no apparent reason, usually on 2 lane roads. This is a safety problem, braking hard at hwy speeds for no reason."

Anonymous, ON (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"The master module for all the safety and assist features failed the first week we had car. Dealer replaced this one module and we have had no problems with any system on car since. We had a warning that 14 features were malfunctioning."

Bob M., NC (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"It works fine about half the time. The other half I consider a SAFETY ISSUE. The car does not want to maintain the middle of the lane. Instead, it drives to the left of the lane where it usually shakes the steering wheel and corrects back towards the center of the road. When it gets to the center of the road it immediately steers again to the left. After doing this for a few times it drives right past the left lane marker (usually the yellow road divider) without any kind of warning. This also may happen to the right lane marker in which case I may be off the road. (No, I didn't try this with traffic)"

Anonymous, IL (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"While repairing optional backup beepers, technicians accidentally disabled the cross-traffic warnings, but repaired them on request."

Glenn Y., LA (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The front collision warning lights turn on randomly without anything in front of the Odyssey Elite. Additionally, the loud rumble while coasting at 1500 RPM at various speeds is a significant safety distraction and has occurred since we purchased it new in October 2017 with the Honda Dealer able to observe the loud rumble strip noise but unable able to identify a solution to the problem."

John W., NY (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 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

"Auto door system failed and motors needed to be replaced."

Anonymous, CT (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"recall from Honda. We had no problems but the door latches were recalled. It too two hours to repair them at no cost."

Anonymous, MD (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The driver's side sliding door would not close properly. It would start to close, beep, and then open back up. Several attempts would be made to get it to close properly. I had to bring it to the Honda dealership 2 separate times to get it fixed. (was covered under warranty both times). Now there is a recall for the issue, requiring me to bring it back in to have them fix it as part of the recall."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"safety recall to replace door latches"

Anonymous, NC (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"door recall"

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The doors would not close, and on occasion would not open. These are power sliding doors yet we could not move them manually when they became stuck. We were told the doors have flimsy rubber bumpers that can come off causing the problem. Afterwords there was an unrelated recall involving the sliding doors not locking shut and then opening at highway speed. Between the failed tailgate and sliding door problems this 1.5 year old van has been back to the dealer 3 or 4 times. It has other problems as well unrelated to the doors that will bring us back to the dealer yet again."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Honda did recall on sliding doors and fixed. I never experienced problem with the doors"

Monty W., TN (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Auto Recall for sliding doors that are in danger of opening. Fixed"

Anonymous, FL (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Doors would stop in the middle of closing or opening"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Left side sliding door failed to close electrically, needed to be manually closed. Later received notice of recall on this problem."

Anonymous, VA (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

"power sliding door on driver side would catch and not close. You would have to physically help it close or push the close button a couple of times. It sounded like it was catching on something and would make a pop sound. Dealer did a warranty fix and we've had no problems since."

Anonymous, UT (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)
Locks and latches

"On both the driver's and passenger's door, the door-lock would not unlock using the power unlock or the key-fob. It would get stuck. It could be unlocked manually from inside the car. When trying to get into the car from the outside after unlocking with the remote, the door would remain locked. It seems that the door lock cable/actuator becomes jammed and the power unlock does not work on the front doors. To get in, we would have to reach the doors from the backseats to manually unlock them. The locks on the rest of the doors (sliding doors; tailgate) worked normally."

Cyril C., WI (2018 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Seat controls - movement

"sliding seat lock was faulty. Was replaced."

Anonymous, CT (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The driver side 3 row seat was in place but would not latch. This was a dangerous situation that I discovered only after manipulating the rear seats the passenger side locked into place but the passenger side would not. Pictures were sent to Honda and the seat was repaired."

Richard C., CO (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"The power tailgate became stuck. We had to wrestle with it to close it and we weren't at all sure it could be closed. The tailgate was always babied, not abused. At the dealer we were told that we snapped the power piston because we abused it but that they would fix it under warranty anyway. The power sliding doors and tailgate on this van all have problems...not what I was expecting from a Honda but a look online reveals I am not alone."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 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

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"problem with auto theft system caused doors to freeze and can not be locked or unlocked. vehicle also could not be started or shut off"

Anonymous, OH (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Warnings come up on screen stating systems have stopped working. keyless walk away system is unreliable. rear tailgate electric lift system does not work all of the time. I have had it in tot eh dealer 5 times in the last 9 months and problems continue to surface. Mechanically vehicle is A+ but electronics and manufacture being able to fix problems is an F-"

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Headlights

"auto dimmer operates randomly. It changes the brightness without any seeming reason."

Anonymous, SC (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Horn

"My horn has stopped working three times and the dealer has had to order parts each time for the repairs."

Anonymous, LA (2018 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Keyless entry

"Auto-lock and auto-unlock are flaky. Dealer has tried twice to fix without success."

Glenn Y., LA (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Sometimes it won't open unless I take the key out of my purse and have the key right in front of the door. One time it even locked with my key inside."

Marcia J., AZ (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Driver's door wouldn't unlock when handle was touched or even with the mechanical key in the FOB. All other doors unlocked. Had to climb in passenger door to unlock driver's door."

David S., ON (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"System would not operate from driver door. System was not connected to that door."

Anonymous, PA (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)
Warning lights

"Occasional warning that security system is disabled or has reset itself. Dealer has been unable to fix."

Glenn Y., LA (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

"Wiper motor died after 10 hours of driving in rain. Had to be replaced. Didn't completely prevent use of the car, but not safe for driving in rain."

Anonymous, WI (2018 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

Gear selector or linkage

"With the push button selector, I found it was not easy to shift into park with the very small space to push on. In northern Minnesota you wear gloves 4 months of the year and I had my gloves on, pushed the park button, but apparently with the gloves on it did not push in far enough. Next thing I knew I smashed into the garage, damaging both the Honda and garage; I immediately traded the vehicle off for another make, I did not feel safe driving that with the push button system. It only had 18000 miles on it when I got rid of it. Icalled Honda motor Co and complained, it seems that others had also reported dissatisfaction"

Elden J., MN (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Rough shifting

"Pretty regularly when driving 25 mph with light acceleration in ECON mode, there will be a very rough shift. Almost every drive."

Bryan I., OH (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The car jerks when shifting. Was told it is normal, however it is very annoying, especially when entering garage. It will lurch forward when entering garage. Passengers are able to feel this, thinking that I am doing it."

Anonymous, MO (2018 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)

"CR indicated that the Honda 9 speed transmission has shifting issues, but I bought a car that has one anyway. CR was right. The shift between 3rd and 4th is occasionally rough, and getting worse, but not consistent enough yet to take it to the dealer for repair."

Anonymous, AL (2018 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Slipping transmission

"Transmission often slips when accelerating from a stop."

Troy S., NM (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Transmission computer

"Transmission could shift to park while driving."

Anonymous, IL (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"Speed sensor in transmission failed on a trip. The van has less than 1,000 miles on it. On the highway at 62 miles per hour the transmission down shifted to first gear and would not change to a higher gear. This made it unsafe to drive at speeds above 20 mph. Honda towed it to a dealer in Memphis Tenn. provided us with a rental, we continued on our trip and picked up the repaired van on our way back. While we would have preferred to not have had the problem, we could not have asked for better customer care than Honda Auto Nation in Memphis."

Bill P., TX (2018 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

Antilock system (ABS)

"Intermittent problem during hot weather I get a warning message electronic parking brake problem, Brake System and red Brake flashing light. Usually lasts for a day or two."

Anonymous, IL (2018 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Pulsation or vibration

"I've had many Hondas and all have the same problem: Honda is way too cheap to use correct-size rotors for the specific vehicle, resulting is outrageously inadequate driving miles before the start chattering, vibrating, etc. and need to be turned."

Bruce B., CO (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The car would shake as we decelerated from highway speeds."

Bryce J., NV (2018 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"Same as prior comment"

Bruce B., CO (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Squeaking

"Brakes squeak loud enough that people hear and look my way. I’ve taken in to the dealer for repair 3 times and it has NOT been fixed"

Anonymous, CO (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Brakes squeak. And they’re not old. Brought into Honda and it was note as a known issue with parts of brake pad glassing up. However they don’t consider it serious enough to do anything about it,"

Maxine S., FL (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 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

"With the A/C off, with the temperature control set at the LOWEST level, fresh air comes in at 90 degrees after I drive the car for some 15 minutes. Central Honda support tells me (rudely) that this is the way the car is designed, and refuses to let me demo the problem, to see if their representative can put his/her hand in the blowing air and say to my face that this is OK."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Air conditioner does not work especially for new vehicle. Very uncomfortable during heat wave. Requested appointment at earliest time available but given one two weeks away."

Anonymous, ON (2018 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"blower fan started making a high-pitched hum leading to replacement of both the front and rear blower motors."

Drew K., SD (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Squeaky"

Anonymous, ND (2018 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"AC cooled intermittently. After three trips to the dealer, they finally found a refrigerant leak."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"There was a leak in the refrigerant for the driver vents. It was covered under warranty"

Anonymous, FL (2018 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 roof rain channel above the drivers area leaked water, it took them 2 times to get it fixed. The dealer. It's good now. They said it was a body seam."

Jason R., IL (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"Our family is very unhappy with the loud, annoying rumble at 1500rpm in our Odyssey Elite while traveling at a constant speed. The resonance is felt in both the driver and passenger doors, has been captured by the Honda dealer (via multiple visits since we purchased it new in October 2017) with no resolution to the major safety distraction problem. Very disappointing."

John W., NY (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

"There is noticeable wind noise from the driver-side quarter window (forward of the drive-side window, near the side-view mirror) that is not present on the passenger side. I have not yet attempted to have Honda inspect/repair the issue."

Anonymous, IL (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Wind noise passenger side. Dealership has spent 3 weeks attempting to solve problem without success."

Anonymous, VA (2018 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

Fuel cap

"Stupid system--no gas cap--fuel door supposed to open by push/release--often must open trunk and pull wire to open fuel door to be able to put in gas--multiple trips to dealer and not fixed for long"

Anonymous, KS (2018 Honda Odyssey 3.5-L V6)
Fuel injection system

"Leaky fuel injector malfunctioned rendering the vehicle undriveable. The fuel injectors were repaired under warranty."

Anonymous, MI (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Fuel pump

"Apparently big shortage of spare pumps and vehicle in dealer shop for more than 2 weeks."

Anonymous, IL (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite 3.5-L V6)

Suspension

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

What Owners Say

Alignment

"rear camber was out of specifications, but was told it could not be adjusted."

Anonymous, SC (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"we got an 8 passenger that when 8 passengers are inside the springs are overloaded. the transmission also clunks at around 40km an hour and dealer won't fix it."

Anonymous, ON (2018 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5-L V6)
Tie rods

"There was a noise created by a problem in the suspension that was fixed under warranty by Honda"

Richard C., CO (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring 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

Starter

"Starter had to be changed"

Anonymous, QC (2018 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Starter had to be replaced"

Anonymous, QC (2018 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

Driveline vibration

"there is a spot around 40km/h taht the transmisstion either hesitates or clunks.. dealer says nothing wrong. not acceptable"

Anonymous, ON (2018 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

Oil leaks

"Oil filler cap missing. Fortunately I discovered this at 75 miles. Oil level down 1/2 quart. Got replacement cap from dealer. It is obvious that a pre-delivery inspection was not done by dealer. Heated steering wheel was also defective upon delivery."

Douglas R., NH (2018 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

"moulding on doors do not align"

Anonymous, SC (2018 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5-L V6)

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.

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Recalls
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LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
Jul 28 2020
A power sliding door that fails to latch may open while moving, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
Honda (America Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2018-2020 Odyssey vehicles. Water may enter the outer door handle cables for the sliding doors. If this occurs, the outer door handle cables may freeze in cold temperatures, preventing the front and rear sliding door latches from securely latching.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power sliding door outer handle cables, free of charge. The recall began September 23, 2020. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is A88.
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: 20V437000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 324196
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
Jul 28 2020
Operating a vehicle without a functioning instrument panel or rearview camera display increases the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2018-2020 Odyssey, 2019-2020 Passport, and 2019-2021 Pilot vehicles. Incorrect instrument panel control module software can cause the instrument panel to not display critical information, such as engine oil pressure, speedometer, and gear selector position until the next ignition cycle. Additionally, it can prevent the rearview camera image from displaying. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) numbers 101, "Control and Displays" and 111, "Rearview Mirrors."
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the instrument panel control module software, free of charge. The recall began September 23, 2020. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is T89.
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: 20V439000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 607786
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
Feb 06 2020
An intermittent electrical short could overheat the wire harness, increasing the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2018-2020 Odyssey vehicles. The wire harness for the third row seat accessory power outlet may get pinched between the unibody and rear trim panel, possibly damaging the wires and causing an electrical short.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the third row seat accessory power outlet wire harness for damage, replacing it as necessary. If no damage is found, the dealer will apply protective tape and re-route the harness. All repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began March 16, 2020. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is T6U.
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: 20V066000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 241339
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Apr 12 2019
A damaged parking rod can allow the vehicle to roll when parked, increasing the risk of a crash or injury.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Odyssey vehicles. Loose battery terminal connections or a degraded battery may cause the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) to unexpectedly reboot. Upon rebooting, the TCU may shift the transmission to the "Park" position, possibly damaging the parking rod.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will ensure the battery terminal connections are secure and will update the TCU software, free of charge. Additionally, the parking rod effectiveness will be checked. The recall began May 31, 2019. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are Z4J, Y4K.
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: 19V299000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 50504
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK:WHEEL SPEED SENSOR
Mar 20 2019
If the rear wheel speeds cannot be correctly monitored, the anti-lock brake system may not engage properly to prevent the wheels from locking up, increasing the risk of crash.
Summary:
Braun Corporation (Braun) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Honda Odyessy vehicles modified to be equipped with an in-floor wheelchair ramp conversion. The rear wheel speed sensor harnesses may have been routed to the incorrect rear wheels, resulting in the possibility that the anti-lock brake system will not recognize each rear wheel speed properly. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 135, "Light Vehicle Brake System" and 404, "Electronic Stability Control Systems."
What should you do:
Braun has notified owners, and dealers will inspect and correct the rear wheel speed sensor harnesses, if necessary, free of charge. The recall began on April 4, 2019. Owners may contact Braun customer service at 1-800-488-0359.
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: 19V213000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 404
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
Nov 09 2018
If the power sliding doors fails to latch, the doors may open while moving, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2018 and 2019 Honda Odyssey vehicles. The latch assemblies for the power sliding doors may stick and not properly latch to the door strikers.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the left and right power sliding door rear latch assemblies, free of charge. The recall began January 3, 2019. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are Z33 and O36.
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: 18V795000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 107774
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER
Nov 01 2018
A reduction of braking performance increases the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Acura MDX, 2017-2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid, 2018-2019 Honda HR-V and Honda Odyssey, and 2016 Honda HR-V vehicles. The rear brake caliper pistons may have an insufficient coating, causing gas pockets to form, reducing brake performance. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems."
What should you do:
Owners will be notified, and Honda or Acura dealers will bleed the brakes, free of charge. The recall began December 11, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are C31 and L30.
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: 18V777000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 64785
SEAT BELTS
Jun 23 2017
If in the event of a crash, the seat belt cannot restrain the occupant they have an increased risk of being injured.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2018 Honda Odyssey vehicles. The seat belt tongue for the third row center seating position may not be compatible with the latch, preventing the seat belt from latching securely. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the third row center seat belt to make sure that it has the correct tongue, replacing the seat belt, if necessary, free of charge. The recall began July 31, 2017. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is KF7.
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: 17V397000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3927
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