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Catalytic Convertor problems of the 2000 Honda Odyssey



Four problems related to catalytic convertor have been reported for the 2000 Honda Odyssey.

car   Catalytic Convertor problem 1
Failure Date: 07/17/2007

The contact owns a 2000 Honda Odyssey. While driving 35 mph, the check engine light illuminated. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer who stated that the catalytic converter needed to be replaced. The current mileage is 123,000 and failure mileage was 117,000.

car   Catalytic Convertor problem 2
Failure Date: 04/20/2007

The contact owns a 2000 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the check engine light continues to illuminate. He took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that the catalytic converter failed. The VIN was unknown. The current mileage was 103,000 and failure mileage was 91,000.

car   Catalytic Convertor problem 3
Failure Date: 12/19/2005

Catalytic converter failure at 89,000 miles.

car   Catalytic Convertor problem 4
Failure Date: 12/14/2005

Check engine light on about a week after service. Advise from dealer to drive vehicle and fill tank a couple of times and light should go off. Result 1 month later light still on. In for service at dealer reveals code p0420. They (dobbs Honda tucson az) are saying that the catalytic converter as well as an O2 sensor need to be replaced cost $1,200. Vehicle has 95k miles. This exceeds the 80k emission control warranty. However, I this case these items had been replaced at 75k miles in may of 2004 but it is now December 2005 and the vehicle is past the 1yr/12k miles repair warranty. I have appealed this problem to dealership management and the are talking to american Hondas western region manager as I am writing this, so I don't know if they will decide to cover the repair or not, but what about the next time. After reading various Honda forums it appears that there has been problems with this on other models as well (accords). Please consider asking Honda to extend the warranty on these emission devices and figure out some solution to prevent recurrence of the problems. Thanks.