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lovely family car with lots of issues
Had it since 2019, after first month found Little painting chipped like spiderweb on the car roof (just 1 month), service guy said that blamed on birds. Every year Running about 13000km, and did alignment every year, now is 28000km, 4 tyres totally worn out. Has to do a regular service every 6 month, twice a year cost around 800 dollars, which a little annoying and too much for this price car. 350km driving range per tank is very short distance. Good side, no matter what my two kids love this minivan.
Purchased in March 2019 for $50,000.00.
Good but problems.
Love my Oddysee but there's a few problems just starting. VTEC solenoid valve needs replacing.the leather is not durable. I would be interested to know if any one else has the problems.
Purchased in December 2019 for $6,500.00.
Very expensive car for what it is and engine is garbage.
Purchased 2012 "luxury" as a family car. Needed seven seats and wasn't prepared to pay 70k+ at least for something else. The salesman was nice but vague. Ultimately bought as couldn't take nagging from wife anymore wanting a new car with warranty. Fair enough.
Took the plunge. Disappointed to say the least. In credit though to Honda she's always fired up so there's that.
Brakes. Rubbish. Wear quickly and I'm a good driver.
Comfort. Squashy with 7
Entertainment system. Boring. Not well featured.
Engine...... Sigh... So. 2-3 years ...
Purchased in February 2012 at Honda Dealers for $52,000.00.
Engine oil leaking
I can't believe the 2015 Honda Odyssey Australia I bought from Sutton Homebush Sydney, The First....! sell guys are pretty bad serving customer, they don't care whether you buy or not, Second, being service the servicing centre people are sucks, the cost promised cap but still over charge, you need to advise them that was capped, There wasn't many choice in 2015 as i need 8 seater, even the sell guy was bad i still need to make my decision, Now, the issue the engine oil is leaking I only driven 60,000km with this 5 years. I can tell the Honda car now was not as good as before. I swear i won't buy this brand again. Absolutely not reliable car anymore.
Purchased in February 2015 at Honda Dealers for $43,800.00.
disappointing, many issues since day one
Honda Helpers, if you are reading this please get in touch with me.
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 tea...m and was told that the failure most likely relates to the faulty electric 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 cannot see myself not doing anything about this and will try to talk to Honda further to make sure that what I have experienced does not happen to someone else. Im not sure if I should contact Honda again offering them to check the vehicle at the mechanic’s site or tow it at their expense.
Purchased in October 2012 for $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.
Purchased in August 2018 at Suttons.
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?
Purchased in May 2019 at Honda Dealers.
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.
Purchased in August 2010 at Honda Dealers for $25,000.00.
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!
Purchased in July 2019 at Carsales.com.au for $7,500.00.
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.
Purchased in October 2009 at Honda Dealers for $32,990.00.
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 $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 (2014-2021)
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.
Questions & Answers
Hi I own a 2016 Honda Odyssey Vti-L. Is there a way to remove the middle row captain seats. I need to move some big furniture and need the additional space.
Hi Jun, not sure if and how the seats can be removed, I've never done it and I also believe that our cars are different, you have a newer model. Good luck, cheers
I have 2005 odyssey luxury. Page 223 of the manual states under ‘towing a trailer’, ‘your vehicle has a trailer lighting connector located in the rear maintenance lid on the right side of the luggage area‘. It shows a picture of six boxes apparently containing a wiring colour code for each pin. The only opening on the right of the luggage area at the back is a plastic grill which I’ve taken off but there is no connector inside that looks remotely like the picture on page 223 which is completely unhelpful. What exactly does the maintenance lid look like and where exactly is the lighting connector to be found?
I have a 2006 4 that seems to stutter changing into 2nd+3rd under acceleration auto elec gave me following codes P2646 and P2647 can someone tell what the codes mean
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