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Old 16 Mar 2008, 04:01 pm
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Default Does anyone else have problems with their Honda Odyssey?

I have a 2006 Honda Odyssey & it is the BIGGEST LEMON!!!! Brakes 3 times, A/C 2 times, electrical locks unlocking while driving, engine light comes on for a couple of days & then goes away, you name it the thing is a piece of cr@p! Am I the only one with a lemon?
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Old 16 Mar 2008, 04:16 pm
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No, but my '07 Odyssey did have to get the front brakes replaced (5 months after we bought it) and the front windshield cracked (4 foot long stress crack) so that had to be replaced too. Other then that, it's been a great vehicle, I'm sorry you can't say the same. Maybe the lemon law applies to you, and you can get a new vehicle. http://www.lemonlawamerica.com/
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Actually I was surprised bec even for some years the TOYOTA SIENNA MINIVANs were manufactured they too have minor unpublished problems that are unknown to the general public and owners later discover & exchange info at on-line forums! Biggest dilemma is such problems normally show up down the road after your 3 year, 36000 mile warranty has expiredIn my view from owning 5 Toyotas all purchased brand new and the most mileage we have ever gotten was 211,000 miles on a TOYOTA CAMRY SEDAN, solution is (i) finding a trustworthy mechanic that offers reasonable labor and (ii) only using Honda genuine parts. For Toyotas I searched and luckily found 2 on-line Toyota dealers in Texas that I have been using several years that sell genuine Toyota parts for 30% MSRP...locally the best I can get is only 15% with occasonal coupons. It may not sound like much but when you have to replace the timing belt, water pump & thermostat at 100,000 miles and the genuine parts total in excess of $600, well $180 savings is nice to offset the labor. Also power window motors don't come cheap...hopefully you get the pic I am trying to paint unless you don't mind opening your wallet often to take care of repairs
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Old 16 Mar 2008, 04:46 pm
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Trade it for a Ford,Please!!!!
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Old 17 Mar 2008, 08:36 pm
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Actually I was surprised bec even for some years the TOYOTA SIENNA MINIVANs were manufactured they too have minor unpublished problems that are unknown to the general public and owners later discover & exchange info at on-line forums! Biggest dilemma is such problems normally show up down the road after your 3 year, 36000 mile warranty has expiredIn my view from owning 5 Toyotas all purchased brand new and the most mileage we have ever gotten was 211,000 miles on a TOYOTA CAMRY SEDAN, solution is (i) finding a trustworthy mechanic that offers reasonable labor and (ii) only using Honda genuine parts. For Toyotas I searched and luckily found 2 on-line Toyota dealers in Texas that I have been using several years that sell genuine Toyota parts for 30% MSRP...locally the best I can get is only 15% with occasonal coupons. It may not sound like much but when you have to replace the timing belt, water pump & thermostat at 100,000 miles and the genuine parts total in excess of $600, well $180 savings is nice to offset the labor. Also power window motors don't come cheap...hopefully you get the pic I am trying to paint unless you don't mind opening your wallet often to take care of repairs
A 30% savings sounds good to me, and I'm thinking really hard about replacing my timing belt while replacing all of my accessory belts. Any advice on what online retailers to use that you alluded to above? Would greatly appreciate it.
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Old 02 Jun 2008, 10:05 am
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My husband and I purchased a brand new Odyssey Van in June 2006. Absolutely love the van. We have had no problems until we realized our air conditioner wasnít working recently in May 2008. Our van only has 24,000 miles on it.

I called our Honda service department, and was told if it is a rock that damaged the condenser it is not covered. I said, a rock and she replied; yes rocks can damage the condenser. My husband and I never have heard such thing. Without Honda even looking at my van, they already knew exactly what was wrong.

So that day I got a phone call from service, and sure enough they said a rock has damaged your condenser, and it would not be covered because that is considered road debris and it will cost you 800.00. The service person said they see this every week, and then he said I mean once a month, so I was curious and got on the internet to see if anybody else had had the same problem, and sure enough, hundreds of complaints with the same problem.

I contacted Honda America Corp and they said sorry it is not covered because it is road debris damage.

Itís not my fault, and thousands of other consumer's fault that they poorly designed the Honda Odysseys and Honda Accords. I noticed on the new 2008 Vans and cars they have a protection on the front now. But thatís not fair for all the people who have purchased a van or car 2007 or earlier. I think that they should have a recall on this matter and fix the problem. I didnít pay $30,000.00 for a van to have this problem. They need to put some kind of protection on the van so it doesnít happen again.

I just want to let all other consumers beware of this so they donít make the same mistake we did. I am contacting the Consumer report, Better Business Bureau all news media and papers until this problem is taking care of. I already have one local TV station doing the story. If we would have known this problem before we wouldnít have purchased it. I think Honda is treating their customers very poorly on this matter, and should definitely have a recall. Thank you for listening to my complaint, and hopefully we will get this solved
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