really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,656 miles

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problem #23

Jan 012010


  • miles
Van doors open on own, do not close all the way and drain the battery

- Panton, VT, USA

problem #22

Mar 042020


  • 159,000 miles
2010 Odyssey w/ about 159K miles. Engine started misfiring. There was a recall on this, but Honda is saying it expired, and I am not eligible for cost coverage, and the repairs only have a 50% chance of fixing the issue. I bought the car used in 2016, and they say the recall expired after make year. I was driving my car to work and it lost the ability to accelerate and white smoke was coming out exhaust. And the belt snapped and it has been parked since early February.

- Springfield, VA, USA

problem #21

Jun 092020


  • 70,000 miles
2010 Odyssey w/ about 70K miles. Engine started misfiring. There was a recall on this, but Honda is saying it expired, and I am not eligible for cost coverage, and the repairs only have a 50% chance of fixing the issue. I bought the car used in 2019, and they say the recall expired 8 years after make year. I was driving my family to the beach and it began struggling to accelerate. White smoke was coming out exhaust.

- Downingtown, PA, USA

problem #20

Mar 022019


  • 94,000 miles
Radiator fan running and alarm going off without key in ignition. Rear driver side window going down on it's own when car is on. To get window up I have to open driver's door and roll window up and lock it for it to stay up. Have to keep driver's seatbelt on all the time to prevent alarm to go off. Went dealer and they charge a lot of money and could not find problem and needed more time to figure it out in which I would be billed a whole lot more. I refused to pay more. Very frustrated and fed up with the problems on this car.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #19

Nov 082019


  • 142,000 miles
Van will start periodically. But the next day the battery will be dead & has been jumped off with jump box & other vehicles assist. But battery is new, terminals cleaned. Van will not even make a clicking sound. I feel that there is evidence of faulty ignition switch, starter relay or parked/neutral safety switch & maybe more depending on chassis electrical. The vehicle is also stationary until the next morning.this happens to be my wife's vehicle... need this fixed asap..

- Decatur, AL, USA

problem #18

Dec 012018


  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Honda Odyssey. While the vehicle was stationary, the rear driver's side sliding door failed to lock. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to bianchi Honda (located at 8430 peach St, erie, pa 16509, (814) 868-9678) where it was diagnosed that the gear on the rear driver's side sliding door needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred in July of 2019. On September 19, 2019, when the contact depressed the button to open the rear driver's side sliding door, the contact reached inside the sliding door as it started to close. The contact sustained a fractured left rib and injuries to the upper right back and shoulder. There was also pain on the contact's right calf. The contact sought medical attention and was breathing in a machine for her lungs not to collapse. She also visited an orthopedic surgeon for the muscles in her back and shoulder. The manufacturer was informed of the failure. The failure mileage was 140,000.

- Chicora, PA, USA

problem #17

Aug 192019


  • 77,000 miles
Car doors get jammed due to electric cable, will not open or close

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #16

May 232019


  • 90,000 miles
Electric sliding doors will catch and reverse. It has hurt my children multiple times over the past year. The car has 90K to 120K on it over the course of it happening.

- Charlottesville, VA, USA

problem #15

May 012017


  • miles
Not long after we bought the car from a Honda dealership (one previous owner) the passenger side door started freezing up. We could neither open nor close it properly. When we brought it in, we were shocked when the mechanic told us he saw the problem all the time on that model, and that we were lucky the door had not fallen off on us, because he had seen it happen to others. We have three little kids...most minivan owners have young kids! they replaced the cheap plastic rollers with more cheap plastic rollers (why of why is this Honda's only option to support a huge, heavy steel door?!) and removed the automatic mechanism on the passenger side. Now we are having the same problem with the driver's side automatic door. It is completely frozen (at this point it's frozen whether it's in automatic mode or manual), and I have left it shut that way because I would rather have my kids climb in the other side, and buckle my 4 year old in through the window, than try to open it and risk having it fall on someone. I have spoken to other mothers in my town who own this same car and have had the same problem with the doors. This is not just an inconvenience, it is a huge safety issue! what if both doors froze on someone during an accident and they couldn't get their kids out" what if the door fell off on a child?! an adult might suffer only minor injuries from such a thing, but a child would be crushed. There are reports of this happening all over the internet, with Honda usually telling the owners the problem is somehow their fault. Toyota had the same problem on the sienna and they did a recall. Why has Honda not yet been required to do the same"! here you can read just some of the stories from other Odyssey owners: Https://www.cargurus.com/cars/discussion-C3864_ds475308.

- Chelmsford, MA, USA

problem #14

Mar 112017


  • 150,000 miles
While driving to Texas from St. Louis our van suddenly died on interstate 44. It happened at 1am. We called usaa for help. They got us to a repair shop. We learned the power steering fluid leaked causing the alternator to die. We had zero power on the interstate and my family of 5 was in danger. We learned at the shop the power steering was under extended warranty instead of recall. This caused our van to die on the interstate and put my family in immediate risk of death. We were not told of the extended warranty because Honda informed us they didn't have to. The repair shop in Oklahoma city that fixed our alternator told us this should have been a recall and we were put at risk. Please review and make the call for a recall instead of an extended warranty. My children were crying and clearly shaken by the entire event. Had an 18 wheeler passed us at the time, they would not have seen us and surely would have killed us all.

- Manchester, MO, USA

problem #13

Apr 032010


  • 81,500 miles
Driver's door unlocks spontaneously when making slow right hand turns while car is in motion at low speeds. It then re locks, only to spontaneously unlock again.

- Lakewood, OH, USA

problem #12

Mar 252013


  • 48,534 miles
Right rear tail lamp unit was collecting water inside the housing. Dealer advised to have this replaced as it was a potential fire hazard if there was a short circuit. In July 2015, left rear tail lamp starting collecting water as well.

- Clarksville, Md, MD, USA

problem #11

Oct 152014


  • 44,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator illuminated and the fuel gauge became inoperable. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 44,000.

- Waverly, AL, USA

problem #10

Jun 152013


  • miles
Rear taillights on left and right sides fill with water after rain fall. Accumulating water has lead to water flow into interior transferring caustic substances into passenger area that have burned interior carpet in rear compartment fortunately chemical burning was discovered and neutralized before major fire ensued. Dealership stated not a known issue, not covered under warranty. State inspection site will not pass vehicle safety inspection because of electrical fire danger.

- Haverhill, MA, USA

problem #9

Jan 032014

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
I got into the car with my children on Jan 3rd at about 11:30 am. As we were approaching the highway on-ramp, the car suddenly stopped (brake) for absolutely no reason while I had my foot on the gas! I made a U-turn to get away from the on-ramp and go home. The car was not driving right. The car slowed/stopped 2 more times. I was on my street, when the "brakes went out". I coasted into my driveway. Smoke began billowing out of front wheel wells. When I was turning off the ignition, the vsa light came on. I didn't know if the car was on fire, so I rushed my kids out of the car and called 911. The fire department arrived while the car was still smoking, hot, and smelling. I had car towed. The dealership called and was going to get Honda involved. They could not see any problems and couldn't duplicate the event. My service advisor said that the car was "drivable", but didn't feel comfortable letting me take it. I said that I didn't feel comfortable taking it because I can?T trust its safety. January 5- I have been doing a lot of research about a very recent recall on this exact problem. There is a problem with a yaw sensor telling the vsa system to engage while the car is accelerating without the brake lights turning on. Now it all makes sense! the only problem is that my car is not named in this recall. Only 2007-2008 Honda Odyssey owners were notified. I have a 2010. According to the documents, Honda does not have the parts to fix the problem, but will explain to owners what to do in case this sudden stopping occurs. I am dumbfounded! there is not a chance that my children and I will get into that car with "instructions" in the event this happens again. It seems that the problem is not contained to 2007-2008 models. It is quite obvious that Honda needs to expand its initial recall. I think they should be warned about this potentially deadly problem.

- Chatsworth, CA, USA

problem #8

Nov 012012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Letter from senator nelson on behalf on constituent, an active duty military member stationed in germany who is having problems with his 2010 Honda Odyssey (dot/I# S2012 282). The consumer stated the vehicle has an unidentified electrical and/or computer problem that triggers the anti-theft system every time he opens the doors, which cause all the power buttons inside the vehicle not to function.

- Apo, AE, USA

problem #7

Aug 302012

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 27,300 miles
In the end of August the power windows stopped working in our Odyssey. When I dropped the car off at the dealer to fix the windows, the alarm system did not recognize the keys and went off every time the dealer tried to open the door. I brought in my wife's set of keys to see if that would resolve the issue but it did not. The car no longer recognizes either key or key fob and triggers the alarm whenever I unlock and open the doors. Additionally, the unlock button on the key fob somehow caused my windows to go down so they are stuck down and no buttons, door locks, windows, power sliding doors, or rear tailgate lift work. Honda does not know what the problem is and has been resistant to help fix the ca despite it still being under warranty.

- Apo, AE, USA

problem #6

Apr 292011

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • 25,500 miles
I bought this car from courtesy palm habor Honda in 2010. At 25000 miles this car died out completely on me. Not a single thing working including lights on dashboard. Car was towed to nalley Honda, brunswick ga and while it was fixed I was infm that the car had bad fuse. The same was reported to american Honda prior to towing. American Honda has not taken this matter seriously saying if this happens again please call us back again. What if this happens while I am on road with my family. Prior to this car I had another 2010 Honda Odyssey which had same issues and with pressure I had to ask courtesy palm habor Honda to replace me with new one which they did. This is something serious which american Honda didn't believe to address and just walked away. Previous VIN I had was [xxx]. who is going to be responsible if the same thing happens after the mfg warranty is over from american Honda. I have addressed the issue to the dealer I bought from but they too have responded well to the issue and left me saying nalley Honda will take care of the issues. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Kingsland, GA, USA

problem #5

Jun 292011


  • 11,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated while driving 20 mph the ABS lamp and the SRS lamp illuminated then all of the gauges on the instrument panel stopped working. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who diagnosed that there was a problem with the computer communication system and the instrument panel needed to be replaced. The remedy failed to repaired the problem. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered to file a complaint. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 11,000 and the current mileage was unknown.

- Beach Park , IL, USA

problem #4

Nov 232010


  • 5,120 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Honda Odyssey. Upon parking the vehicle he was unable to unlock any of the doors. The anti theft system began to sound after repeated attempts to exit the vehicle. The incident was reported to the police who informed him to move the key back and forth inside of the ignition which allowed the doors to unlock and the contact to exit the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who was unable to diagnose the failure and the computer system was reset. The failure and current mileages were 5,120. Updated 01/14/11

- East Amherst, NY, USA

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