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Door problems of the 2006 Honda Odyssey



16 problems related to door have been reported for the 2006 Honda Odyssey.

car   Door problem 1
Failure Date: 03/04/2014

The contact owns a 2006 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the driver and passenger side automatic sliding door would close but would not engage or lock. The contact stated that the failure occurred intermittently. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 99,000.

car   Door problem 2
Failure Date: 05/09/2012

The driver side passenger sliding door would not latch. We were told by the dealership to turn it on manual so we could drive it with out hearing the door alarm. We were told that it would be safe to drive while one manual. While driving you could hear the door trying to latch auto even when it was set to manual. When I was turning a corner the driverside passenger door popped open and slid all the way open. We had an issue with the other sliding door last year and the dealership ended up replacing the latch on that door but the door never opened all the way. I would have though there would be a safety mechanism in place on those doors to prevent it from opening while driving but I was wrong.

car   Door problem 3
Failure Date: 05/02/2011

Trying to close the rear passenger-side automatic sliding door, it would close half-way, start beeping and open up again. It would do this over and over again, until it finally closed several tries later. Turning the automatic function off would not help. When putting it on manual function, the door would jam and literally not budge. This happened several times before it just stopped working altogether. The last time we attempted to open the door, it ended up remaining open for the entire day because it was literally jammed in the open position. Thankfully it was in our driveway! we haven't opened it since. Moving forward to last month, November 2012. The driver's side automatic door started squeaking upon opening and closing. A week later, it too was refusing to shut. This time I was at a grocery store and ended up stranded in the parking lot with my 6 year old for over an hour before I could finally get the door to shut. It is winter and thus, very cold these days. I am now having to load my kids in the van from the front passenger side door or through the trunk. I don't dare open either automatic door. Unfortunately, I have seen this exact scenario with too many other Honda Odyssey owners. This has the potential of being a major safety issue, depending on where people are when the doors refuse to close. Not to mention the potential insurance liability if the doors refuse to close and one is left with no choice but to leave their vehicle wide open for any length of time.

car   Door problem 4
Failure Date: 07/01/2010

2006 Honda Odyssey: automatic door on driver side slide open while accelerating on an on ramp to a highway with automatic locks locked. The on ramp was curved as well. The door was not shutting completely unless I manually closed it. The door stayed closed. There were no lights indicating an open door. I had the automatic door function off. I turned it on to close the door and turned the power off again until I could get to a safe spot to manually close. I brought it in to the dealer and the automatic door motor was replaced as well as the roller.

car   Door problem 5
Failure Date: 06/05/2010

2006 Honda Odyssey. Sliding door has been stiff intermittently (which we lubricated) and on a few occasions door would not close until warmed up in garage. On June 5th, 2010 husband opened door and door fell completely off track and would have landed on ground if he had not caught it. Contacted Honda canada told hadn't heard of problem. 15 minute internet search reveals 10 others with same year and model who have suffered same incident. Took it to dealer will replace the roller/hinge which broke- approx $230. 00 to fix (not covered under extended warranty). Huge safety concern that this part can break and let car door fall down-imagine it had been on one of my kids aged 5 and 6.

car   Door problem 6
Failure Date: 05/27/2010

My 2006 Honda Odyssey. The passenger side electric sliding door fell off of the hinge. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who stated that the door was not covered under the warranty and told me that I was responsible for the repair cost. The Honda manufacturer has not been contacted. The failure mileage was 48,000. The drive side squeaks, creaks, rattles, and clunks it sounds like it is also get ready to fall off.


car   Door problem 7
Failure Date: 05/13/2010

I would like to report a safety issue with the Honda Odyssey minivan. The metal hinges on the driver and passenger door do a terrible job at keeping the doors open. I make sure that the door is in the detente position. It doesn't matter. A slight gust of wind or if the car is on an incline, the doors will slam shut on their own. Itt smashed & broke a bone in my left hand. It slammed close on my shins before that many times. I am frightened for fear of severe injury to some body part being slammed into the door of guests and being sued. I make a point to have my whole body leaning on the door if it needs to stay open for some purpose now. This is really a safety issue for the whole family. I know other owners have the same experience. I have never driven another car that I was afraid the front door would slam shut on me - without warning - before this. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).

car   Door problem 8
Failure Date: 04/25/2010

Driver was switching lane on a freeway. The signal did not work. On the same day, the power door lock and power sliding door and keyless entry did not work too. After taking it to Honda, according to their service bulletin on 11/12/08, they claimed it is a electrical problem and b-can dtc after exposure to the water leaks. The service bulletin claimed water enter where the connector c701 behind the left rear side trim panel. The correction action is seal the pwr sliding door pulley mount, reposition the foam block, dry connector c701, and apply dielectric grease to the connector. If the issue occurs outside of the warranty, a goodwill consideration would be offer but needs to be requested. I end up paying half which I don't think it is fair because: 1) I park my van in my garage 2) my van is 4 yrs old and is only 37k young, 3) I live is a relatively dry climate, in CA for these reasons, my car is indoor 95% and spends 98% of its time in dry climate. I believe this issue is a defect and does cause a serious safety issue because it impacts turning signals. Another reason why I think it is unfair is the day I got my car back after it was in the shop for 5 days, it was working when I picked it up and then by the time I got home, it wasn't working. I think there is something else wrong and I don't think they have identify a root cause.

car   Door problem 9
Failure Date: 04/22/2010

The contact owns a 2006 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated while attempting to close the passengers side automatic sliding door, there was an unusually loud rumble and the entire door fractured from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for repairs. The failure and current mileage were 50,000.

car   Door problem 10
Failure Date: 02/27/2010

The sliding door of my Odyssey (touring) model will not close all the way. Similar to another complaint, the door gets close to being closed, but will not close either electronically or manually. The van is able to be driven with the sliding door open. This first happen at only 29k miles and continued to happen periodically until I took it to a Honda dealership who could fix the problem. The service person at the dealership (that was able to fix it) showed me that it was a design flaw of the "center roller" for the sliding door. This is a part located at the rear of the door attaching it to the van's body. There are two plastic round parts that act like ball bearing rollers, and they become out of place causing the door's alignment to be off. When this happens the door not to close all the way. The dealership service person said if Honda spent $8 more on making these round parts metal instead of plastic, the problem would not have occurred. The rest of the center roller part is made of metal. He said that one Odyssey a week comes to the dealership with this problem of the door not being able to close due to the center roller.


 
car   Door problem 11
Failure Date: 02/10/2010

Manual sliding doors broke. Both manual sliding doors broke within one month of each other. Cables apparently snapped which prevented the doors from being opened from the inside or outside. Had to have cables on both doors replaced. An expensive safety defect.

car   Door problem 12
Failure Date: 03/21/2009

2006 Honda Odyssey, electric side door remains ajar will not close therefore driving with a door that will not close properly, after speeds above 100km and I open front windows in front it seems the side door closes, don't know if this is caused by vacuum suction? however this past week door opened by itself while on the road? thank god no one was in back while driving. .

car   Door problem 13
Failure Date: 02/21/2009

My 2006 Honda Odyssey door had been malfunctioning for a few months when I took it in yesterday to have it looked at the Honda dealership. When the automatic reversing mechanism kicked in the previous night, a roller bearing snapped off. I showed the broken bearing to the service manager, but he said he couldn't fix it. The service manager told me to use the manual override. When I got back home, I put my daughter into the middle car seat and could only open the sliding door half way manually. I closed it manually and reopened it and the door fell off smashing into my knees pinning me against the adjacent car, and I required assistance to remove the door from my body. The door had to be secured with ratchet straps and towed to the dealership. This is the second time I've been injured by the door.

car   Door problem 14
Failure Date: 05/23/2008

On separate occasions my son and daughter have had there hand caught in the electric sliding door on our 2006 Honda Odyssey minivan. The electric door boasts of a auto reverse feature when it encounters resistance. This only applies to the latching front side of the sliding door. There is no such sensor on the rear side of the door. In addition, the rear side of the door is right next to the middle and rear seats. (very easy for the child to reach even when properly seat belted in). In the latest incident, my son's hand was bruised. If a larger bone or even a neck were caught, it would be broken or worse.

car   Door problem 15
Failure Date: 10/01/2006

Internal door handles on the sliding doors on the 2006 Honda Odyssey frequently stick. Consequently the automatic side sliding doors don't fully latch or securely lock. This still is a persistent problem on a vehicle that was purchased brand new. The issues were brought to Honda's attention during the warranty period. They attempted to solve the problem with additional lubrication, but the problems still persisted. Now once the vehicle is out of warranty they have informed us that they are not going to do anything further to investigate the cause, or to eradicate the problem (as of about 12-10-09), and thus we now bear full financial responsibility for any and all repairs.

car   Door problem 16
Failure Date: 03/03/2006

Passenger side rear power sliding door does not lock in place and has opened while driving ! scaring my family while riding in it. It is presently in the dealership for the first time. We purchased this van one week ago. An internet search shows the many owners affected by this same problem.