About Honda Odyssey
Honda Odyssey, as a 5-door minivan, has been produced by the renowned Japanese automobile manufacturer Honda Motor Co., Ltd. since 1994. The first Honda Odyssey introduced in 1995 was meant to answer the wake of economic crisis of the 1990s, which requires more minimal vehicles. Though it was not received in North America as well as in Japan, many authorities still affirm it as a good-quality vehicle and it has received Car and Driver's "5 Best Trucks" and Consumer Reports' "Top Pick Minivan" for several times. Until now, Honda Odyssey has been manufactured for five generations.
When the third generation Honda Odyssey (2005-2010) was released in 2005, it was wider and weightier than previous generation and introduced ACE body engineering for the first time. There were LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring trim levels available for it. And Honda Odyssey had been powered by the 3.5 L V6 engine, which was coupled with a 5-speed automatic transmission. Then at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show, Odyssey concept was unveiled and it went on sale for 2011 model year in June, 2010, which is the fourth generation Honda Odyssey (2011-2017). Besides trim levels carried over, a new Touring Elite was added. 3.5 L V6 engine also gets retained and a new 6-speed automatic transmission was available since 2013.
Honda Odyssey Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
After all Honda Odyssey is made of steel, and steel would rust, wear and tear as time goes by. So it won't be a shock to encounter some problems while driving your Honda Odyssey. What you should do is to diagnose and solve these problems before they pop out of a sudden:
First, transmission failure. This seems a common problem happened to all Honda models without exception for Honda Odyssey. According to Honda Odyssey drivers' own experience, transmission failure in the vehicle would manifest as vehicle jerking violently during mild acceleration and loud clunking or grinding noises coming from underneath the vehicle. Some even experienced transmission slippage while driving. Difficulty in shifting gears or vehicle refusing to go into gears also troubled them a lot. Similar symptoms appear on your Odyssey, please check if the Odyssey transfer case seal, valve body, shift cable and clutch disc.
Second, engine and braking issues. Engine wearing on any vehicle is not rare as accumulation of mileage without exception for Honda Odyssey. The first hand complaints from owners are engine performance reduced dramatically and worse fuel efficiency. Misfiring, backfiring, complete loss of power while accelerating, metallic sounds and activated Check Engine Light are calling for new Odyssey air filter, oil filter and oxygen sensor. And noisy, poorly responded brake system needs new brake pad set.
Besides above mentioned problems, you also need perform routine maintenance on your Honda Odyssey. Some auto parts in it are subject to wear quickly due to routine usage. Door lock actuator, power window switch, window regulator, door jamb switch and seat switch and so on are all vulnerable electrical parts in Honda Odyssey. Other parts such as wiper blade for better driving visibility and cabin air filter for more comfortable driving environment should get maintained at least once a year.
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