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HONDA ODYSSEY - 2008 HONDA ODYSSEY Problems & Complaints

 
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by Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

There are 339 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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SERVICE BRAKES

9/16/2014 - MONTEBELLO, CA
ON 09/07/14, WAS INVOLVED IN A 4 CAR ACCIDENT. TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON ROUTE 60, NEAR I605, LIGHT TRAFFIC AT APPROX. 3:45 PM. # 1 LANE WAS CLOSING, DUE TO FWY WORK/MAINTENANCE. SAW SIGNS AND PROCEEDED TO MOVE FROM THE #1 LANE TO THE #2 LANE, WHILE IN THE #2 LANE NOTICED THE FLASHING ARROW FOR THE LANE CLOSURE. I ESTIMATE I SLOWED TO ABOUT 60 MPH, SINCE TRAFFIC WAS MERGING, CAR IN FRONT WAS APPROX. 6-7 CARS LENGTHS AHEAD, WHEN I SAW BRAKE LIGHTS FROM THE CAR AHEAD OF ME AND THEY HAD COME TO A COMPLETE STOP. WHICH APPEARED TO BE FROM AN ACCIDENT. I IMMEDIATELY APPLIED THE BRAKES HARD TO STOP, BUT COULD NOT STOP IN TIME. ENDED UP HITTING THE VEHICLE IN FROM LIGHTLY, MAYBE ABOUT 5-10 MPH AT TIME OF IMPACT. BASED UPON THE DISTANCE FROM THE CAR AHEAD, I SHOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO STOP OUR VEHICLE. DID NOT FEEL LIKE THE ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM WAS WORKING, FELT NO PULSATING OR PUSH BACK IN THE PEDAL AND CAR APPEARED TO SKID/SLIDE INTO THE CAR AHEAD. I FOUND A RECALL NOTICE FOR THE ANTI-LOCK BRAKES, WHICH STATED THAT AIR CAN ENTER THE SYSTEM AND AFFECT THE VEHICLE BRAKING SYSTEM. NEVER RECEIVED ANY RECALL NOTICE FROM HONDA ABOUT THIS AND I BELIEVE THE FAUTLY BRAKE SYSTEM WAS A FACTOR IN OUR AVOIDABLE INCIDENT. ANOTHER CAR HIT US FROM BEHIND AND THE DRIVER WAS INJURED VERY BADLY.

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

9/9/2014 - COLUMBIA, MD
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 HONDA ODYSSEY. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO HAVE THE VEHICLE REPAIRED ACCORDING TO NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V112000 (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE), THE DEALER REFUSED TO COMPLETE THE REPAIRS UNLESS THE OWNER OF THE VEHICLE PAID FOR A DETAILED CLEANING FIRST. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE.

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ENGINE

9/7/2014 - MARTINSVILLE, NJ
2008 HONDA ODYSSEY (ABOUT 5.5 YEARS OLD, 90,000 MILES). DRIVING ON HIGHWAY AT 65 MPH, WHEN A LOUD EXPLOSION OCCURRED. CAR STARTED MAKING A LOUD NOISE SIMILAR TO WHEN THE EXHAUST COMES OFF. LOSS IN ACCELERATION AND SPEED. STALLED SHORTLY AND HAD TO BE TOWED TO DEALER. DIAGNOSIS WAS - COIL AND SPARK PLUG HEAD "EXPLODED" ON CYLINDER #2. SOME PARTS FELL IN AND THE INSIDE OF CYLINDER WAS SCORED. ENGINE WAS CONSIDERED NON-REPAIRABLE AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. HAD ENGINE REPLACED AT THE LOCAL DEALER. COST OVER $5,000. HONDA REFUSES TO MAKE ANY AMENDS, OR OFFER ANY COMPENSATION. THIS IS A MANUFACTURING DEFECT. THE FIRST SERVICE ON THIS ENGINE IS DUE AT 105,000 MILES. THE CAR IS 5.5 YEARS OLD WITH ABOUT 90,000 MILES. THIS IS A FACTORY SEALED ENGINE. THE CAR HAS BEEN REGULARLY SERVICED AT THE HONDA DEALERSHIP.

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STEERING

9/3/2014 - FAIRFAX, VA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 HONDA ODYSSEY. THE CONTACT STATED WHENEVER THE VEHICLE WAS SHIFTED INTO THE PARK POSITION OR STEERED TO LEFT OR RIGHT, THE VEHICLE MADE AN ABNORMAL POPPING SOUND. THE PROBLEM HAS OCCURRED SEVERAL TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE TECHNICIAN WAS UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED ABOUT THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 30,000.

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STRUCTURE: BODY: HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE

8/28/2014 - FRANKLIN, TN
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 HONDA ODYSSEY. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO OPEN THE LIFTGATE, THE DOOR INADVERTENTLY CLOSED AND KNOCKED THE CONTACT TO THE GROUND. THERE WERE NO INJURIES. THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 12V062000 (STRUCTURE). THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNAVAILABLE.

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STRUCTURE: BODY

8/27/2014 - LENEXA, KS
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 HONDA ODYSSEY. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE REAR DOORS FAILED TO LATCH COMPLETELY AND REOPENED INDEPENDENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 110,000.

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SERVICE BRAKES

8/22/2014 - NIAGARA FALLS, NY
FIRST COMPLAINT WAS DESCRIBED BY THE DEALERS AS A HUMMING IN THE TRANSMISSION. MY DESCRIPTION IS LIKE A KICKBACK OR HARD DOWNSHIFTING. NEXT COMPLAINT IS BRAKES SEEM LIKE YOU APPLY FOOT TO PEDAL AND IT SEEMS LIKE YOUR NOT GOING TO STOP WHILE FOOT IS ALL THE WAY DOWN. THEN THERE'S LIKE A SOUND OF SOMETHING RELEASING OR LETTING GO.

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POWER TRAIN

8/22/2014 - NIAGARA FALLS, NY
FIRST COMPLAINT WAS DESCRIBED BY THE DEALERS AS A HUMMING IN THE TRANSMISSION. MY DESCRIPTION IS LIKE A KICKBACK OR HARD DOWNSHIFTING. NEXT COMPLAINT IS BRAKES SEEM LIKE YOU APPLY FOOT TO PEDAL AND IT SEEMS LIKE YOUR NOT GOING TO STOP WHILE FOOT IS ALL THE WAY DOWN. THEN THERE'S LIKE A SOUND OF SOMETHING RELEASING OR LETTING GO.

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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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