Denso Fuel Pump Failure
The impellers inside of Denso branded fuel pumps may have been excessively exposed to a drying agent during manufacturing. This leads to them cracking, absorbing fuel, and deforming so badly that they stop sending fuel to the engine. Honda …Continue reading article "Denso Fuel Pump Failure"
Honda Sensing Problems
Honda sensing is a group of safety systems to help drivers monitor changing road conditions. However there are growing concerns about malfunctions in the system that cause the auto-brakes to engage randomly, the radar to get confused on sun…Continue reading article "Honda Sensing Problems"
Power Steering Whine
One of the more common complaints about Honda's power steering is how it can whine or groan everytime you turn the wheel. Turns out all that noise is due to air getting into the power steering system because of two, old O-rings. There's no …Continue reading article "Power Steering Whine"
Honda Vehicles with Recalled Takata Airbags
A large number of Honda vehicles have been recalled because they contain dangerous airbag inflators made by Takata. The shrapnel-hurling inflators have been recalled in over 37 million vehicles (and counting).Continue reading article "Honda Vehicles with Recalled Takata Airbags"
TPMS Warning Light
TPMS, or tire pressure monitoring systems, are a mildly controversial feature of some modern cars. While it's nice to have quick access to the current PSI readings of your tires from the comfort of your driver's seat, some manufacturers (he…Continue reading article "TPMS Warning Light"
Honda's Extremely Uncomfortable Seats
An alarming number of people have complained that their late-model Honda has the most uncomfortable seats of any car they've ever owned. The problem seems to affect the 2008-2014 model years with a particular, back-crippling emphasis on the…Continue reading article "Honda's Extremely Uncomfortable Seats"
Rodents Chew Soy Wiring
Honda switched to a soy-based coating for their wiring that is more biodegradable. It sounds like a pro-Earth move by the automaker, but the real reason is probably a little less triumphant: the coating costs less than plastic. Still, less …Continue reading article "Rodents Chew Soy Wiring"
Peeling Paint and Clear Coat
Is your Honda shedding clearcoat and peeling off paint at an alarming rate? You're not alone. Far from it actually. Even the most ardent, wax-happy, electric car polisher wielding owner can find their paint tearing off in sheets. So what gi…Continue reading article "Peeling Paint and Clear Coat"
Automatic Transmission Failure
If you own a Honda released between 1999-2004 and haven't had any issues with your automatic transmission, may I suggest you go to your nearest conevnience store and play the lottery? 'Cause you're one lucky son-of-a-gun.Continue reading article "Automatic Transmission Failure"
Excessive Oil Consumption
One of the top complaints about the latest generation of Honda vehicles is how the V6 engines burn through an excessive amounts of oil. Mechanics did their best to place the blame on the owner's driving and maintenance habits, but it was cl…Continue reading article "Excessive Oil Consumption"
Odyssey and Element Soft Brakes
Soft brakes are a sign of too much air buildup.Owners with this issue were likely told by mechanics that there was air in the brake system and would have recommended bleeding the brakes, until the system started to slowly let in air again.Continue reading article "Odyssey and Element Soft Brakes"
What Odyssey Owners Complain About
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- transmission failure in the 2002 Odyssey
- transmission failed in the 2003 Odyssey
- transmission failure in the 1999 Odyssey
- noise from power steering pump in the 2006 Odyssey
- paint is peeling/chipping all over the body in the 2003 Odyssey
What Breaks the Most
Odyssey Key Numbers
A Honda 5-speed transmission class action settlement has been reached for consumers residing in California who were the original owners of any of the following vehicles with 5-speed automatic transmissions and continued being the owner as of December 7, 2015.
The Honda transmission lawsuit says the automaker created a secret warranty program which expanded or extended the warranty "beyond its stated limits and/or offered to pay for all of or part of the cost of repairing or replacing the transmission system in Class Vehicles."
Over 708,000 Honda and Acura vehicles are being recalled to replace their DENSO fuel pumps.
The pumps have a defect that'll cause them to stop pumping fuel to the engine. You don't need to be a mechanic to see why that's a problem.…keep reading article "Honda Recalls More DENSO Fuel Pumps That Are Really Bad at Pumping Fuel"
Honda wants to settle up a decade-old lawsuit about downshifting transmissions
with an offer so low it's borderline insulting. A 2009 lawsuit says 5-speed automatic transmissions in some 2002-2004 Honda and Acura vehicles have a defect in the 3rd clutch. That defect can cause the transmission to suddenly downshift from 5th to 2nd gear. That's one way to reach your heart rate goal on your FitBit.
Honda has continually denied the allegations but are ready to put this whole ordeal behind them with a ... checks notes ... $25 credit towards the future purcahse of Honda parts. And you must live in California. Oh I'm sorry, should I have told you to sit down first?…keep reading article "Honda Settles 5-Speed Transmission Lawsuit With California Owners"
When a modern infotainment system freezes, it takes other important vehicle functions down with it.
Honda has been sued for shipping a defective head unit that repeatedly disables the radio, backup camera, navigation, and other entertainment systems in the 2018-2019 Odyssey and 2019 Pilot.keep reading article "Lawsuit Says Honda is Concealing Infotainment Bugs"
Those replacement PSDI-5D Takata inflators that were supposedly safe? Now they're exploding too.
The desiccated replacements were exposed to excess moisture during assembly. This rapidly degrades the propellant and allows pressure to build up over time, turning the inflator into a mini-grenade that explodes during airbag deployment.…keep reading article "Honda Recalls Replacement PSDI-5D Takata Inflators for Exploding"
5th generation Odyssey comes with a lot of great features for parents. There’s a vacuum for cleaning up after the kid’s messes, built in WiFi to keep them busy, an intercom to keep them in line, and two power sliding doors that randomly open while driving to keep them glued to their seats.
Ok, ok – turns out that last one isn’t a feature per se. In fact, Honda just recalled over 100,000 vans to stop those doors from opening.…keep reading article "A Fix On the Way For Odyssey Sliding Door Issues?"
Honda is recalling 119 of their newest Insight, Odyssey and Ridgeline vehicles to replace damaged supplemental restraint system (SRS) control units.
Honda says “any damage was caused during production and can cause failures of the side airbags, side curtain airbags, knee airbags and seat belt pretensioners.” The 2019 model year is off to a rough start.keep reading article "Damaged Circuit Boards Can Disable Airbags in Certain 2019 Honda Models"
Malaysia has had enough of people ignoring Takata airbag recall warnings, and will start imposing fines] on owners who don't get their recalled inflators fixed.
Malaysian Transport Minister, Anthony Loke, made the announcement following confirmation of another death in a Honda vehicle that involved a ruptured Takata airbag inflator. Or in this case, Honda says two Takata airbag inflators ruptured in the same crash.…keep reading article "Malaysia is Tired of Owners Ignoring Takata Warnings"
Other Honda Models
- Honda Accord
- Honda Accord Crosstour
- Honda Accord Hybrid
- Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid
- Honda CR-V
- Honda CR-V Hybrid
- Honda CR-Z
- Honda CRX
- Honda Civic
- Honda Civic Hatchback
- Honda Civic Hybrid
- Honda Clarity Electric
- Honda Clarity Fuel Cell
- Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid
- Honda Crosstour
- Honda Del Sol
- Honda Element
- Honda FCX Clarity
- Honda Fit
- Honda Fit EV
- Honda HR-V
- Honda Insight
- Honda Odyssey
- Honda Passport
- Honda Pilot
- Honda Prelude
- Honda Ridgeline
- Honda S2000