Five problems related to door hinge have been reported for the 1999 Honda Odyssey. The most recently reported issues are listed below.
1999 Honda Odyssey amongst other models that use the electronic sliding doors have a problem that also is very dangerous to the consumer. The safety hazards include doors not being secured, having to drive with door ajar and switch off so buzzer shuts off, should a person be involved in an accident the people in the back will be trapped in the vehicle. And the Honda dealers refuse to recall the vehicle for repair.
The front doors on this van do not have adequate "notches," for the door to rest when open. Most doors are made in such a way that they can be fully and/or partially open and have the doors rest in a relatively secure state such that the door won't open or close suddenly. This is especially true if the vehicle in on a slight incline where gravity can cause the door to swing open and hit another car (as in a parking lot) or person; or close by itself and hit a passenger who might be entering or exiting. The doors on the 1999 Odyssey just seem to sit at whatever position you set them to. There is a slight feel of a notch in the fully opened position, but it's not obvious and certainly not strong enough to counter any force that tries to move it. The problems I face is that my driveway has a slight incline. Even the slightest tilt in the vehicle (nose up) will cause the doors to close by itself when let go. I have to constantly make sure that the kids are using the sliding doors (and they have their own set of problems as many other Odyssey owners already know) when there's the potential for them to use the front doors to get in and out just to prevent the younger kids from getting hurt. And of course, I have to make sure I don't get caught myself if I step out and turn around to reach for something on the floor (for instance). Recently, we had some moderately high winds and the doors blew shut with the car on level ground. I'm not talking hurricanes or even gale force winds; I'm talking the wind blowing harder than normal. These doors are dangerous; they should rest of notches like all other car doors. It shouldn't be hard to verify my claim !.
Driver's side door will not close all the way. When consumer opens the door the doorm is suppose to close automatically.
Left door squeals while closing and opening. Yh.
Consumer stated both sliding doors became stuck while doors were being unlocked. Consumer applied force to door to open it, resulting in door handle breaking.