Honda Odyssey - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Honda Odyssey owners have reported a total of 10,095 problems for their cars built in the 24 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Honda Odyssey. The 2002 Honda Odyssey cars have the most problems reported (1,066 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Honda Odyssey

  Common problems of Honda Odyssey

The following chart shows the 28 most common problems for Honda Odyssey cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train (2,514 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's structure (989 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Honda Odyssey

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Power Train
2,514
  Structure
989
  Service Brakes
932
  Engine And Engine Cooling
928
  Electrical System
752
  Equipment
612
  Air Bag
567
  Steering
482
  Latches/locks/linkage
361
  Vehicle Speed Control
291
   
  Suspension
225
  Seats
191
  Tire
178
  Unknown Or Other
178
  Seat Belt
159
  Visibility
149
  Other Fuel System
142
  Gasoline Fuel System
93
  Exterior Lighting
91
  Electronic Stability Control
91
  Wheel
70
  Child Seat
30
  Air Brake
26
  Interior Lighting
20
  Traction Control System
12
  Parking Brake
10
  Back Over Prevention
1
  Diesel Fuel System
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Honda Odyssey of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Odyssey model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Honda Odyssey model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Odyssey Model Years

Odyssey
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2018 167112,1621    
1.49
  2017 1027,1132    
0.18
  2016 95143,2963    
0.22
  2015 151130,2404    
0.29
  2014 269138,5805    
0.39
  2013 17591,2846    
0.32
  2012 238147,1177    
0.23
  2011 237104,1508    
0.28
  2010 251113,5099    
0.25
  2009 21173,78010    
0.29
  2008 561136,18411    
0.37
  2007 913208,16312    
0.37
  2006 784193,14413    
0.31
  2005 962162,49214    
0.42
  2004 657152,67115    
0.29
  2003 1,043166,05716    
0.39
  2002 1,066148,98617    
0.42
  2001 666124,41018    
0.30
  2000 759126,79619    
0.32

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Honda Odyssey is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2019 Odyssey
29
  2018 Odyssey
84
  2017 Odyssey
5
  2016 Odyssey
21
  2015 Odyssey
40
  2014 Odyssey
76
  2013 Odyssey
26
  2012 Odyssey
37
  2011 Odyssey
85
  2010 Odyssey
37
  2009 Odyssey
27
  2008 Odyssey
54
  2007 Odyssey
84
  2006 Odyssey
70
  2005 Odyssey
106
  2004 Odyssey
59
  2003 Odyssey
53
  2002 Odyssey
75
  2001 Odyssey
54
  2000 Odyssey
121
  1999 Odyssey
64
  1998 Odyssey
6
  1997 Odyssey
2
  1996 Odyssey
4


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