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HONDA ODYSSEY - 2008 HONDA ODYSSEY Problems & Complaints

 
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by Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

There are 332 complaints filed for the 2008 HONDA ODYSSEY

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2008 HONDA ODYSSEY. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2008 HONDA ODYSSEY, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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Electronic Stability Control (9) Interior Lighting (1) Service Brakes (34) Structure (90) Visibility (6)
Engine (10) Latches Locks Linkages (2) Service Brakes Air (5) Suspension (3) Visibility Wiper (1)
Engine And Engine Cooling (14) Parking Brake (3)

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SERVICE BRAKES

8/20/2014 - YORBA LINDA, CA
WHEN BRAKING THE FRONT END OF THE VEHICLE SHAKES SEVERELY. HONDA DEALERS CLAIM THAT "THESE VANS JUST HAVE A BAD BRAKE DESIGN" AND CHARGE TO RE-SURFACE THE ROTORS APPROXIMATELY EVERY TWELVE TO FOURTEEN THOUSAND MILES. I'M AMAZED THAT THERE HAVEN'T BEEN MORE ACCIDENTS CAUSED BY THIS FLAW. WITH THE SEVERE SHAKING THERE IS ALSO DRAMATIC BRAKE FADING, ESPECIALLY DRIVING ON ANY DOWNHILL SLOPE. WE ARE ALWAYS HESITANT TO TAKE THE VEHICLE ON LONG TRIPS AS YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN THE BRAKES WILL ACT UP.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

8/11/2014 - URBANA, IL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 HONDA ODYSSEY. THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED ACCORDING TO NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBERS: 14V112000 (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE) AND 13V500000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM). AFTER THE REPAIRS WERE COMPLETED, THE CONTACT FOUND BOLTS THAT WERE LEFT IN THE CUPHOLDER. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE BOLTS BELONGED TO ANOTHER VEHICLE. THE CONTACT WAS CONCERNED THAT THE REPAIRS WERE NOT PERFORMED ADEQUATELY. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 106,200.

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

8/11/2014 - URBANA, IL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 HONDA ODYSSEY. THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED ACCORDING TO NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBERS: 14V112000 (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE) AND 13V500000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM). AFTER THE REPAIRS WERE COMPLETED, THE CONTACT FOUND BOLTS THAT WERE LEFT IN THE CUPHOLDER. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE BOLTS BELONGED TO ANOTHER VEHICLE. THE CONTACT WAS CONCERNED THAT THE REPAIRS WERE NOT PERFORMED ADEQUATELY. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 106,200.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

8/8/2014 - GLEN BRUNIE , MD
ON APPROXIMATELY 7/1, I WAS DRIVING HOME. THE CAR WOULDN'T SWITCH GEARS AND LOST A BIT OF POWER. I WAS ABLE TO DRIVE DOWN AN INTERSTATE DURING RUSH HOUR AT APPROX. 40 MILES PER HOUR. I HAD THE VAN TOWED TO A FRIENDS HOUSE. THE NEXT DAY, I DROVE IT TO HONDAMAN, A CERTIFIED HONDA REPAIR SHOP, THEY DID A VALVE ADJUSTMENT. THE VALVE ADJUSTMENT DIDN'T WORK. THERE WAS A CLICKING, VIBRATING, KNOCKING NOISE AT 2800RPMS WHILE THE CAR WAS IN PARK (METAL ON METAL NOISE) AND THEN WHEN DRIVING. REPLACED THE TIMING BELT AND TENSIONER AS RECOMMENDED, THIS DID NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM. DID ANOTHER VALVE ADJUSTMENT (ACCORDING TO THE TSB) AND THAT DID NOT WORK. RECOMMENDATIONS WAS THAT THE ENGINE BE REPLACED OR REBUILT. AT NO POINT EVER DID THE CAR HAVE A CHECK ENGINE LIGHT, LOW OIL LIGHT, OR ANY OTHER SIGNS OF PROBLEMS. I TOOK THE CAR TO BROWN'S HONDA, THEY RECOMMENDED A CYLINDER HEAD REPLACEMENT, VALVE REPLACEMENT AND CAMSHAFT REPLACEMENT. THE ITEMS HAD SHOWN METAL ON METAL WEAR. THE SHOPS AND BASED ON RESEARCH, THIS A SIGN OF NO LUBRICATION. THEY SHOP TOLD ME THAT THIS HAPPENS AND IT IS A FLUKE. I ALSO NOTIFIED THEM THAT THERE ARE NUMEROUS TSBS ON MY CAR AND IF I MOVE FORWARD WITH THE FRONT CAM REPLACEMENT, I AM WORRIED THAT SINCE THE ISSUE COULD NOT BE IDENTIFIED, THAT THE REAR CAM AND PISTONS' OR CAMSHAFT WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED. I DID HAVE MY OIL PAN AND OIL PLUG REPLACED 2 YEARS AGO AND AFTER RESEARCHING MORE ABOUT MY CAR, FOUND THAT THIS WAS A DEFECT IN THE MODEL I PURCHASED. I ALSO CALLED THE MISFIRE SETTLEMENT AND WAS NOTIFIED THAT SINCE NO DIAGNOSTIC CODES SHOWED UP, THERE WAS NOTHING THEY CAN DO TO EXTEND MY WARRANTY. SINCE THE NOTIFICATIONS ONLY OCCUR DUE TO EMISSION ISSUES, THE CAR ENGINE WOULD HAVE BLOWN UP WHILE I WAS DRIVING WITH NO WARNING. I HAD ALL MAINTENANCE WITH HONDA AND TRULY SCARED THAT THIS WILL EFFECT OTHER BUYERS.

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POWER TRAIN

8/8/2014 - GLEN BRUNIE , MD
ON APPROXIMATELY 7/1, I WAS DRIVING HOME. THE CAR WOULDN'T SWITCH GEARS AND LOST A BIT OF POWER. I WAS ABLE TO DRIVE DOWN AN INTERSTATE DURING RUSH HOUR AT APPROX. 40 MILES PER HOUR. I HAD THE VAN TOWED TO A FRIENDS HOUSE. THE NEXT DAY, I DROVE IT TO HONDAMAN, A CERTIFIED HONDA REPAIR SHOP, THEY DID A VALVE ADJUSTMENT. THE VALVE ADJUSTMENT DIDN'T WORK. THERE WAS A CLICKING, VIBRATING, KNOCKING NOISE AT 2800RPMS WHILE THE CAR WAS IN PARK (METAL ON METAL NOISE) AND THEN WHEN DRIVING. REPLACED THE TIMING BELT AND TENSIONER AS RECOMMENDED, THIS DID NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM. DID ANOTHER VALVE ADJUSTMENT (ACCORDING TO THE TSB) AND THAT DID NOT WORK. RECOMMENDATIONS WAS THAT THE ENGINE BE REPLACED OR REBUILT. AT NO POINT EVER DID THE CAR HAVE A CHECK ENGINE LIGHT, LOW OIL LIGHT, OR ANY OTHER SIGNS OF PROBLEMS. I TOOK THE CAR TO BROWN'S HONDA, THEY RECOMMENDED A CYLINDER HEAD REPLACEMENT, VALVE REPLACEMENT AND CAMSHAFT REPLACEMENT. THE ITEMS HAD SHOWN METAL ON METAL WEAR. THE SHOPS AND BASED ON RESEARCH, THIS A SIGN OF NO LUBRICATION. THEY SHOP TOLD ME THAT THIS HAPPENS AND IT IS A FLUKE. I ALSO NOTIFIED THEM THAT THERE ARE NUMEROUS TSBS ON MY CAR AND IF I MOVE FORWARD WITH THE FRONT CAM REPLACEMENT, I AM WORRIED THAT SINCE THE ISSUE COULD NOT BE IDENTIFIED, THAT THE REAR CAM AND PISTONS' OR CAMSHAFT WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED. I DID HAVE MY OIL PAN AND OIL PLUG REPLACED 2 YEARS AGO AND AFTER RESEARCHING MORE ABOUT MY CAR, FOUND THAT THIS WAS A DEFECT IN THE MODEL I PURCHASED. I ALSO CALLED THE MISFIRE SETTLEMENT AND WAS NOTIFIED THAT SINCE NO DIAGNOSTIC CODES SHOWED UP, THERE WAS NOTHING THEY CAN DO TO EXTEND MY WARRANTY. SINCE THE NOTIFICATIONS ONLY OCCUR DUE TO EMISSION ISSUES, THE CAR ENGINE WOULD HAVE BLOWN UP WHILE I WAS DRIVING WITH NO WARNING. I HAD ALL MAINTENANCE WITH HONDA AND TRULY SCARED THAT THIS WILL EFFECT OTHER BUYERS.

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ENGINE

8/8/2014 - GLEN BRUNIE , MD
ON APPROXIMATELY 7/1, I WAS DRIVING HOME. THE CAR WOULDN'T SWITCH GEARS AND LOST A BIT OF POWER. I WAS ABLE TO DRIVE DOWN AN INTERSTATE DURING RUSH HOUR AT APPROX. 40 MILES PER HOUR. I HAD THE VAN TOWED TO A FRIENDS HOUSE. THE NEXT DAY, I DROVE IT TO HONDAMAN, A CERTIFIED HONDA REPAIR SHOP, THEY DID A VALVE ADJUSTMENT. THE VALVE ADJUSTMENT DIDN'T WORK. THERE WAS A CLICKING, VIBRATING, KNOCKING NOISE AT 2800RPMS WHILE THE CAR WAS IN PARK (METAL ON METAL NOISE) AND THEN WHEN DRIVING. REPLACED THE TIMING BELT AND TENSIONER AS RECOMMENDED, THIS DID NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM. DID ANOTHER VALVE ADJUSTMENT (ACCORDING TO THE TSB) AND THAT DID NOT WORK. RECOMMENDATIONS WAS THAT THE ENGINE BE REPLACED OR REBUILT. AT NO POINT EVER DID THE CAR HAVE A CHECK ENGINE LIGHT, LOW OIL LIGHT, OR ANY OTHER SIGNS OF PROBLEMS. I TOOK THE CAR TO BROWN'S HONDA, THEY RECOMMENDED A CYLINDER HEAD REPLACEMENT, VALVE REPLACEMENT AND CAMSHAFT REPLACEMENT. THE ITEMS HAD SHOWN METAL ON METAL WEAR. THE SHOPS AND BASED ON RESEARCH, THIS A SIGN OF NO LUBRICATION. THEY SHOP TOLD ME THAT THIS HAPPENS AND IT IS A FLUKE. I ALSO NOTIFIED THEM THAT THERE ARE NUMEROUS TSBS ON MY CAR AND IF I MOVE FORWARD WITH THE FRONT CAM REPLACEMENT, I AM WORRIED THAT SINCE THE ISSUE COULD NOT BE IDENTIFIED, THAT THE REAR CAM AND PISTONS' OR CAMSHAFT WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED. I DID HAVE MY OIL PAN AND OIL PLUG REPLACED 2 YEARS AGO AND AFTER RESEARCHING MORE ABOUT MY CAR, FOUND THAT THIS WAS A DEFECT IN THE MODEL I PURCHASED. I ALSO CALLED THE MISFIRE SETTLEMENT AND WAS NOTIFIED THAT SINCE NO DIAGNOSTIC CODES SHOWED UP, THERE WAS NOTHING THEY CAN DO TO EXTEND MY WARRANTY. SINCE THE NOTIFICATIONS ONLY OCCUR DUE TO EMISSION ISSUES, THE CAR ENGINE WOULD HAVE BLOWN UP WHILE I WAS DRIVING WITH NO WARNING. I HAD ALL MAINTENANCE WITH HONDA AND TRULY SCARED THAT THIS WILL EFFECT OTHER BUYERS.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

8/4/2014 - GEORGETOWN, TX
I TRIED TO OPEN THE REAR HATCH DOOR TO PUT SOMETHING IN. THE DOOR WAS EXTREMELY HEAVY AND WOULD NOT STAY UP AND OPEN. I WAS ABLE TO GET OUT OF THE WAY BEFORE IT CRASHED DOWN ON ME. I WAS NOT HURT, BUT I COULD HAVE BEEN. NOW I AM UNABLE TO ACCESS BACK PORTION OF VEHICLE. I DON'T HAVE A PLACE TO PUT GROCERIES OR WHEN WE TRAVEL, I HAVE NO PLACE TO PUT LUGGAGE. THE HYDRAULIC FAILED. WHY WAS THERE NOT A RECALL ON MY MODEL, WHEN THERE HAS BEEN A RECALL ON OTHER MODELS OF SAME YEAR?

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

7/26/2014 - NORTHERN CAMBRIA, PA
ROLLERS ON SLIDING DOOR WILL NOT CLOSE THE DOOR. ONE ROLLER POPED OUT OF DOOR AND LOOKED DAMAGED. IT MAKES A GRINDING NOISE WHEN TRYING TO MOVE.

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STRUCTURE: BODY

7/25/2014 - HOLTSVILLE, NY
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 HONDA ODYSSEY. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE HINGES FAILED CAUSING THE LIFT GATE TO CLOSE UNEXPECTEDLY. AS A RESULT, THE LIFT GATE FAILED TO REMAIN OPEN AND FELL ON THE CONTACT+S HEAD AND NECK. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 12V062000 (STRUCTURE). THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 45,000.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

7/7/2014 - NEWARK, NJ
THE LIFTGATE STOPED WORKING.

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