really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,545 miles

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problem #39

Jun 012019


  • 75,000 miles
Front driver side door will not unlock manually or electronically. While taking a drive to the store and upon arriving today I was unable to get out of the driver door. This could present a danger if for some reason I canżT exit my car in a hurry.

- Mickleton, NJ, USA

problem #38

Nov 112018


  • 96,000 miles
Drivers side sliding door latching mechanism wont latch a major safety concern with kids in back seat

- Pgh, PA, USA

problem #37

May 012019


  • 86,000 miles
I have a problem with the drivers side door that I believe is a dangerous safety issue.the drivers door has a problem with the actuator, which controls the automated locking and unlocking of the door. The actuator is defective and no longer works. As a direct result, the door (and all of the remaining doors in the vehicle) will no longer automatically unlock. In the event of an emergency, the door latch to open and exit the car immediately will not work. The door knob must be manually lifted; this is the only way to unlock the door. Prior to this issue, the vehicle door swould automatically unlock when the car was placed in park position and then locked when the car was moved out of park (either reverse, neutral or drive). I have been told that this is a $400 repair to replace the arm actuator. This part specifically controls the automated locking/unlocking mechanism for the drivers side door (and all other doors of the minivan, which must all be manually unlocked since this part is not functioning properly). I have tried to use the door lever to open the car and when it is in the locked position, the door will not unlock, ever. The door knob must be lifted in all instances and I believe this is a safety issue for all passengers in the vehicle.

- White Plains, NY, USA

problem #36

Mar 072018


  • 150,000 miles
Leak on driver side side airbag. Possibly trim piece that runs entire length of the car. Shorted out entire electrical fuse box I under the hood. Told it was cause of the windshield gasket. Replaced entire electrical issue and windshield to now have the same leak issue again!

- Delaware, OH, USA

problem #35

Oct 142018


  • miles
The automatic side doors. The left sliding door when you go to open the door it opens just alittle and then closes I have to have my kids not to get to fast on trying to get out cause it has almost closed on one of their legs. The left door all no longer opens from the door handle only from the outside handle or the button the driver can push. It also when it is open and you go to close it it will start to close then reopen. Sometime I have to put the van in reverse or drive to get the door to even close. Sometimes I can get it to close while open with the inside handle but I have to be careful cause it's closed on my arm a few times plus seems like the sensor the door is supposed to have on the door to tell someone or something is the doesnżT work the right sliding door is also starting to do the same thing since Iżve been having my kids try to use that door more. IżM afraid my kids or whoever is in the van at any time is gonna end up trapped and no able to get out in an emergency or anything and for bigger kids and adults it's harder to climb over seats. And also the driver doors automatically lock but when you try to go and unlock it it will lock back so you have to unlock manually.

- Acworth, GA, USA

problem #34

Jan 082019


  • 224,000 miles
Right rear sliding door has opened while car is moving. Suspect it is the cause of the battery being drained twice in the last few days when car was not driven during 48 hour period. The door will not open electronically now. It has to be forced open manually.

- Greenville, TX, USA

problem #33

Jan 072019


  • 76,000 miles
Paint is peeling off the car, leading to possible premature rusting and reduced safety of vehicle

- Coronado, CA, USA

problem #32

Jul 152013


  • miles
Paint on the roof of vehicle, taken to dealership and said "no recalls for that 2009 color but also said there was a 2008 and a 2010 paint recall so the dealership and I paid half and half about 2 months I found out the corrosion was also on the hood so I took it back I was told this time the whole car had to be repainted an the money I spent previously did not count because I could not afford to repaint the vehicle I left it alone."

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #31

Feb 022017


  • miles
Passenger automatic sliding door does not open when needed while stationary. The door stays shut and needs multiple presses of the button or handle before it opens or closes. Very inconcienent and dangerous and has been ongoing for many months.

- La Verne, CA, USA

problem #30

May 132018


  • 5 miles
My Honda Odyssey caught fire on May 13, 2018. There was no accident involved. The car just burned itself. The car suddenly stopped in the middle of the road when I was driving at 30 miles per hour at local road. And started to shake. Smoke came out under the engine cover, I opened the engine cover, flame came out as high as 6-8 feet. It was so dangerous. I called the police. Before the fire truck came, some pass by driver throw me some bottle waters. I was able to put down the fire. The car was damaged by the fire. We bought the car new in 2009 from Honda dealer. We always did car maintenance per Honda's requirements at the Honda dealership. No any negligence by owner. We hired a professional car inspector. He found out the fire was caused by the electronic wires connected the alternator. They were the original Honda wires. The car inspection report is attached for your review. The car was later inspected and repaired by the workshop. The technicians confirmed the fire inspection report. The car inspector and workshop both confirmed the fire was caused by the electronic wires used by Honda. The fire caused big damage to my car and posed serious threat to human life. We believe we need to report the accident to help avoid loss of life. We hope Honda can take serious steps to investigate the fire issue and fix any potential problems that may cause fire on Honda car.

- Alpharetta, GA, USA

problem #29

Mar 042018


  • 150,000 miles
Unable to lift the window glass up when it's down. Generally occurs in winter. This was the same problem that I had from the first year that I bought the car. Once the problem occurs if I wait a while no firm timing I can bring the windows up. Generally occurs on passenger side of the windows both front and rear window. Taken to dealer but by that time it recovers so I am stuck with problem.

- Rochester Hills, MI, USA

problem #28

Jun 162018


  • 206,000 miles
The power sliding door on the driver side fell off. The door was sticking and would not slide closed, so I turned off the power to the door. When I tried to manually close the door, the door pulled off the track. I could not get the door back on the track. I tried to manually close the door, but because the door had been pulled off the track, the brace completely scratched up the door and bent up the panel that covers the track on which the brace for the door slides. I needed to take the vehicle to the body shop to replace the brace. I am spending hundreds and hundreds of $$ because the door fell off. There are many posts about similar problems with Honda Odyssey. The faulty sliding mechanism appears to be a manufacturing problem. It's ridiculous that I need to repair a door because it has worn out. I'm attaching a picture of the closed door with the brace sticking out and the damage to the body from when I had attempted to close the door.

- Northfield, MN, USA

problem #27

Apr 172018


  • 64,000 miles
The car was off and the daytime running lights started coming on which was draining the battery. Different lights started to illuminate on the dashboard with the car off. The vsa light came on. Took it to a couple of different shops to get it diagnosed and they determined that the cabin wire harness is corroded due to a leak in the roof run channels and or windshield. The under the dash fuse box is also showing corrosion and needs replacing. The vehicle only has 64000 miles and the repair is quoted at $3465. A very costly repair which seems is due to faulty manufacturing or assembly.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #26

Apr 072018


  • 190,000 miles
The vehicle was stationary. The driver-side sliding door fell off when we opened it, falling to the ground, causing extensive body damage to the rear panel. We had the passenger side door repaired already but are having problems with it opening again. This should be a recall from Honda. I've read online that many Honda Odyssey owners are having this same experience

- Dunkirk, MD, USA

problem #25

Mar 052017


  • 40,000 miles
The paint on roof is disappearing I think from wind friction started happening at 40000 miles and has gotten worse only have 60000 miles and we take care of it- it should still look like new

- Medford, NY, USA

problem #24

Jan 012017


  • 100,000 miles
Clear coat paint is peeling (hood)-looks terrible

- Leeburg, VA, USA

problem #23

Feb 012017


  • 140,000 miles
Approximately 6 months ago, early 2017, the paint on the top passenger side began to oxidize. The paint first started to appear white and is now turning gray and very dark gray in several spots. The remainder of the vehicle remains unaffected.

- Fort Huachuca, AZ, USA

problem #22

Aug 092017


  • 118,000 miles
Vehicle had charging system light go on (battery light). Battery was not charging and there was a noise near the alternator. Next day, light goes off, battery is charging now, no noise. Two days and 40 miles later, no other lights and no other noise. Vehicle enters highway, makes it about 3 miles when the cruise control shuts off. All lights on the dash come on and shut off. Driver pulls over, starts to see smoke coming out from under the hood. Keeps hood shut and waits for emergency services to arrive on scene. Engine goes up in flames, all seats are burned up, windows blown out, front tires melt. Total loss.

- Oconomowoc, WI, USA

problem #21

Jun 222017


  • 65,000 miles
First the electric assist on the passenger side sliding door broke. Then it started making a grinding noise and sticking frequently. Finally the sliding door fell off completely damaging the body of the van and the door itself. The vehicle was parked in our driveway when this happened.

- Cedar Hill, MO, USA

problem #20

Jun 102016


  • 86,000 miles
We own a 2009 Honda Odyssey that recently experienced failed gas struts in the hatch.the car was parked & I was loading groceries into it when the rear liftgate came crashing down - I was lucky enough to jump out ofthe way in time or could have been seriously hurt.. there is a recall for the 2009 Odyssey for the exact same failure mode, but only for the motorized hatch. (ours is not motorized). I would like you to look into the possibility of having Honda increase the scope of the recall to include non-motorized hatches.

- Lafayette Hill, PA, USA

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