2nd Generation (1999—2004) Odyssey Problems

This generations ranks 54th out of 63 Honda generations in reliability and should be avoided if possible. Owners have the most complaints about the transmission (62%), body (13%), and the engine (5%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Transmission Failed 62 complaints at an average of 106,369 miles in the 2003 Honda Odyssey.
  2. Paint Is Peeling/chipping All Over the Body 54 complaints at an average of 92,717 miles in the 2003 Honda Odyssey.
  3. Paint Is Peeling 50 complaints at an average of 112,255 miles in the 2004 Honda Odyssey.

What Odyssey Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Honda model years.

Watch out for the 2002 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2004 130 10 186 24.74
2003 249 12 303 55.78
2002 265 7 315 58.51
2001 122 0 264 19.58
2000 92 4 285 21.6
1999 88 8 280 10.47

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