Honda Complaint - Honda Odyssey Transmission Failure
EATONTOWN, NEW JERSEY -- The transmission on my 2003 Honda failed at 40,000 miles. Even though I was out of warranty Honda America agreed to replace the transmission with a new one because I had been complaining for months before that it was defective. When they replaced the transmission they assured me that the faulty design had been corrected. At 80,000 miles the second transmission failed even though I had brought it back to the same dealer to complain that the second transmission was exhibiting the same behavior as the first one. They couldn't find anything wrong but within a month I experienced a catastrophic failure when the car literally stopped on the highway while I was driving with my daughter. The car completely lost power and stopped but the quick maneuvering of the drivers behind me saved our lives. Honda's answer was that it was out of warranty and would not pay. I brought the car to a local repair shop who replaced the transmission for $3200. Please do not buy this van. Honda lied and said the transmission design was changed but apparently not. The National Traffic Safety Board has over 200 complaints of the exact same problem. As an owner of 3 Hondas I am very disappointed with the product and safety- I will never buy Honda again and will tell all my colleagues to stay away.