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'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"
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"
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 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.
- noise from power steering pump in the 2006 Odyssey
- paint peeling in the 2007 Odyssey
- loud intermittent whine when turning in the 2005 Odyssey
- paint flaking/peeling in the 2006 Odyssey
- sliding door malfunctioning in the 2005 Odyssey
What Breaks the Most
3rd Generation (2005–2010) Odyssey Key Numbers
When a 2015 Odyssey owner's van went up in flames, he called his insurance company and got a payout.
That's usually how those things work. But after the payout, the insurance company turned around and sued Honda saying they should pay for the damagaes. What a world.…keep reading article "Insurance Company Pays Out Policy, Then Turns Around And Sues Honda for the Damage"