disappointing, both the car itself and the service received
I have a Honda Odyssey Luxury that I have purchased brand new late 2012. I have had a few issues with the car before but only decided to write a review following the most recent one.
I was driving home doing 90km/h when I noticed I could not turn the steering wheel and the electric power steering wheel indicator light came on. I managed to pull over having difficulties controlling the car and closely avoiding the accident. I was assisted by my insurer’s road side assist team and was told that the failure most likely relates to the faulty ele...ctric power steering module. Because it was weekend the car was towed to the towing company’s holding yard and on Monday to my mechanic. I am still terrified that these things could happen and that the same will occur again. I have contacted Honda to ask them if they have had similar problems reported before. I did not get the answer to that question, however, I was told that I would have to bring the car to their dealership for further assessment. My main concern is that the power steering failure is an extremely high risk to safety and that there are other vehicles with a possibility of experiencing the same problem resulting in injuries or death. I will contact Honda again offering them to check the vehicle at the mechanic’s site or tow it at their expense. I had other problems with the car immediately after purchasing it. In its second week, the engine light came on, the car started vibrating and could not go more than 40km/h. I was told that the Honda service department found that there was a misfire in the cylinders, removed the spark plugs, fuel filter and drained the fuel filter. They told me that the cause of the problem was the bad batch of fuel. Following this, I approached the Woolworths (Caltex) Petrol Division whose petrol we had used for all our three cars. Their site records were checked showing zero water present in the petrol storage tanks. Clearly the problem I had related to the vehicle itself and not the petrol used.
Purchased in October 2012 for A$46,000.00.
Good people mover but some shortfalls.
Have the VTi-L of this car purchased 2018.
Very decent car and good for families. Seating room is very generous and it’s easy to drive since the profile is very much manageable. Doesn’t feel like driving anything more than a large sedan.
Engine power is decent albeit a little noisy. Not really powerful enough but decent for city driving.
We have the three rows up. Two child seats in the back means the middle seat is unusable.
Furthermore the boot space is severely limited with the back seats up. This is exacerbated if you have the car seat ...anchors because they cross the boot space and attach to the back. It means if you have two car seats, the anchor straps get in the way of using it for storage or carrying things. In most cases it’s marginally enough for grocery shopping but anything more means you have to give up one of the passenger seats.
Poor Fuel economy on the Current Honda Odyssey. Only 300kms per tank. Honda can’t seem to fix this so we might have to take this matter further. It certainly doesn’t match anywhere near the advise consumption advised by Honda and on the sticker on the car when bought. Has anyone else had Petrol Consumption issues?
Disappointing Warranty and Customer Service
Very disappointed with Honda customer service and warranty (or lack of). I have a Honda Odyssey that I purchased brand new in 2015. This car had more issues than my previous cars, considering some were bought 2nd hand, that is saying a lot. Apart from the car quality, my main issue is Honda's warranty, or lack thereof, as the customer representative I corresponded with, merely dismissed what a normal car owner would have expected to be covered by the warranty. In my recent servicing, Honda has claimed that the following items (a) warped rotors ...(b) defective washer nozzle, are considered normal wear and tear so won't be covered by warranty. The car is driven just 10000 km a year and in normal conditions. I never encountered in my more than 25 years of driving these type of issues, yet encountered it in this Honda Odyssey.
Purchased in March 2015.
10 years still going strong
Had our Honda luxury wagon 2006 10 years! Its only had the alternator rebuilt once in that time. Never had any major problems with it and has done over 300,000 kms. The inside his terrible looking as the leather is ripping right off all the seats. But has moved house's, carried friends, children even slept in it.
Perfect people mover wagon
My pearl white 2007 Honda Odyssey Luxury is the best car for the buyer who is looking for a people mover but don’t want the big feel and high roof of a van. Plenty of space in the 3rd row seats for kids and teens, but not quite suitable for adults, although why would an adult be sitting in the far back anyway? Luxury model includes leather seats, seat heaters, electric adjustable driver’s seat, electric folding 3rd row seats, 6-disc drive, and an opening sunroof. Standard features include air-con all the way through to the back, seperate fan sp...eed controls for 2nd and 3rd row seats, wood trim interior, and a 6 speaker surround-sound system. The stock speakers produce impressive bass and overall a very good car everything-wise including engine in all aspects. Great car!
Japanese luxury and reliability
Have owned this car just on 10 years now and just hit 330000, had 69000 when I bought it and it hasn't missed a beat, I'm a cleaner and travel all around Brisbane every week, this car works hard, apart from regular servicing brake pads and tyres nothing has ever gone wrong, and I just love the creamy leather interior and wood grain, if I was ever to replace this car it would be with another Odyssey, you really can't beat Japanese reliability.
Rattling Noise from exhaust
Bought this car in late 2013, RB3 model. Car had been regularly serviced at Honda North Perth. Rattling noise from rear exhaust which is rather loud since day 1. Complained to Honda service center but they claim it is normal. I have driven many other cars before and none of the cars have this ' motor boat noise' coming from the exhaust pipes. Rather disappointing for a Honda Car. Number 2 problem has got to do with the gear transition during accelerating and decelerating. You can feel a slight jerk everything the gear changes. Again like other ...cars i have driven... None has this problem . Disappointed with Honda product. Expected more but i swear never to buy another Honda car after this. Unbelievable that technicians at Honda North can't solve this problem.
Purchased in December 2013 for A$39,800.00.
Perfect family car
Absolutely the best family car (with young kids) for many reasons. I have 2 car seats for my kids and i love that i can slightly recline the seats for when they fall asleep so their head isn't resting on their knees. The far back seat folds completely back which is so handy to change kids' nappies. The standard model comes with all the extras like sunroof, leather seats, folding side mirrors, window shades and more. The only negative is that the boot isnt automatic and its quite large so it's always a bit of an effort to close it, but even with that minor discomfort i still give it 5 stars. I bought this car brand new in 2015 and have had no issues with it
Purchased in June 2015.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Great package, highly reliable.
We purchased our car 2nd hand but with a full service history. The car is. 11 years old with nearly 400,000km (yes that's a lot). Let me tell you everything that has ever gone wrong. One engine mount replaced, one oil sensor replaced the light in one of the seat heater buttons doesn't come on. The seat heater still works but.
This car is extremely well thought out apart from the top tether straps for kids seats passing over the heads of the 3rd row. Nonetheless we don't actually use the 3rd row anyway and we easily fit 3 full size kids seats ...
Very disappointing electronics/console
I accidentally left my key and fob in the garage, used push button start and drove to my destination 20 minutes from home with no audio or digital alert from the car. Had to taxi home to get the key! Also the Bluetooth is dysfunctional and the maps is not user friendly. Thermometer is often several degrees incorrect. All are consistent with the manufacturers specs so if you’re after a car with great console features go for a different brand! Otherwise a nice car to drive.
good car but a couple of problems
So we travel a lot and this car is sooooo reliable. Only two things have become a problem. Firstly the fake leather is rubbish and falls apart on the luxury model i own. Secondly the rear suspension has become so soft that each set of tyres has worn the inside tread out from bottoming out inside the wheel well. Admittedly we have put some heavy loads in the car for long distance travel ie a car fridge, luggage but only two or three people.
- Odyssey RC1 (2014-2020)
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Problems I have faced with my Honda odyssey - and my frustrations with the level of customer service
I am having troubles with my car and would like to find out if anyone has had a similar issue and can offer any advice.
I purchased a new Honda Odyssey VTI-L model in 2016 and was rather impressed by the electrics and features within the car.
However, 6 months into the journey, I begun having issues with my radio / display unit. The unit would reset itself intermittently, and every time it did so it would wipe out anything stored on it, reset the radio and also lose bluetooth and radio while it resets.
I reported the problem to the dealer wh...
I drive a Honda Odyssey every day and have been for the past few years, inheriting the car from my parent's. I get the car service 3-4 times a year.
It drives well and is super spacious, amazing for families or people needing to move many items regularly. I play drums across Australia so this car is ideal for my situation.
However, the battery in this car is very poor, I feel as if I change it more than most people would change their battery. I do not leave the car running for long periods, barely have the air con on but I do listen to mu...sic of the stereo a lot. I am not sure if that would do anything to battery but is very odd that a flat battery occurs quite frequently. Also, I feel as if the car is extremely fragile and poorly built in the sense of ergonomics and practicality. Be careful of practically any driveway as this car loves to scrape across almost every drive way and speed bump I go pass. It's a good car but definitely needs heeappppsss of work to make it practical and safer to drive.
Great car for work and family
We purchased this car to use for both family and work. With the rear seats folding flat in the back, it gives a very large space to use for transporting work materials. It also works with a mattress so our two small kids sleep there when travelling.
The automatic door is wonderful, making school drop off and pick up super easy from the kiss and ride zone.
Great family car!
I had purchased this car to accommodate my growing family and have been very pleased with the overall performance. I have the 7 seater model which is able to fit 3x 0-4yo car seats with great accessibility - this was one of my top requirements when short-listing the vehicles. It is not expensive to maintain and parking is super easy with the 360deg-view cameras. Only downside is there is no automatic door open function to the rear door otherwise great car! Highly recommend to those who want space with a touch of luxury.
Perfect car for my family (with 2 young kids)
Mine is the VTI-L model. I love this car so much as it has the sliding doors and the bird eye camera for easy parking. I do not have to worry about my kids opening the door and damaging other people's car. Very fuel efficient although it does not have much power. It is very spacey inside and you can fold down the very back seat for more boot space
Car is ok. Had power window issues since day 1
Car is ok. However I had power window issue since day 1. Honda acknowledge the issue however it took them 2 years to apply a workaround to the issue and countless number of time I had to bring the car back to Scotts Honda. In the end I had to settle for no car tint. Would I buy again from Scotts Honda. Definitely NO!
Interior fabric not durable!!
My Honda odyssey, 7 seater model is lovely to drive. However the interior design could have been better. All the seats covers are worn out like never before, I have tried to find a stitcher to repair them but after awhile everything came back to the earlier state. I'm trying to sell it now and can't wait to get rid off it
Reliable family car
I have 5 children and this car is a great car. Amazing on fuel as we drive from brisbane to mackay and it cost about $120 for a 10 hour drive one way. The seats r comfy and its smooth to drive i think the only issue i have is the boot is to small.
Questions & Answers
Hi, I have Odyssey 2016 VTI (8 seater) and I'm planning to tow a small trailer with (6x4) for a long weekend camping. There are 2 questions that I would like to confirm.
1. Towing capacity of Odyssey is 450kg for unbraked is this right?
2. What is the maximum weight capacity for Honda Odyssey 2016
Any details or link would be appreciated.
Hi Joel, We would suggest to refer to your Owners Manual, and look up under Max Tow weight for further information required. This is due to your particular variant not supported with a Honda Genuine Tow Bar, we cannot give advise on aftermarket or Non genuine products. Thanks Kiara
I have Honda odyssey RB1 2006 I-Vtec engine, CVT trans. so I want to find pdf manuals... in my country (Georgia, east europe) there is no service for these type of cars so I have to change everything myself and I need to know what engines are in this and when it needs to change engine chain(or belt), or how often I need to change CVT trans. oil?
In Australia model, VTI (8 seaters) year model 2019 & 2020, is the middle seat of the 2nd row removable for easy access to the 3rd row like the link below?
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