Engine Burning Oil Problems of Honda Odyssey - part 1

Honda Odyssey owners have reported 40 problems related to engine burning oil (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Honda Odyssey based on all problems reported for the Odyssey.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Honda Odyssey 1
Failure Date: 04/21/2018

Engine is burning excessive amounts of oil resulting in a p3497 obd ii fault code. Low oil pressure light does not turn on, even though the engine burned over 2 quarts of oil. Became aware of issue when check engine light turned on. Added 2 quarts of oil, then obtained an oil change the next day. This has happened multiple times. There is a very high risk of engine seizing. Honda has not issued a recall. Honda did issue a service bulletin 11-033 to reprogram the computer at a cost of $125. I only became aware of the service bulletin after searching the internet. . . No notification from Honda.

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2013 Honda Odyssey 2
Failure Date: 03/08/2018

Service bulletin 13-081. Cel (1/7/16) : cylinder 3 coil r/r with spark plug ( other shop - paid $166. 75 ) cel (3/11/16) : p2422evap canister came up for same symptom (Honda said code is not p0303 - paid $1722. 86) cel (7/18/17) : p0303 misfire no. 3 cylinder (autozone) cel (7/18/17 - 10 min from autozone) - p0353 no3 cylinder ignition coil circuit came up (Honda - paid $255. 41 ; Honda said code was not between p0301 to p0304 so I had to pay for it - they do not care what autozone said ) received several times warning when I go and change engine oil from the shop that I do not have any left over oil in the tank. Cel (3/5/18) : found out car has a misfire on cylinder 4 and ring on cylinder 4 is leaking (other service - got a suggestion to go Honda dealer to check) made an appointment at Honda dealer on 3/8/18 without cel. Tech said no code in pcm fi system. He said Honda code is different from any other shop, so they only follow what Honda's computer says. (my opinion is that what if they debug their software after lost settlement not to show code p0301 to p0304 and show little different code for customer's responsibility - what if all others say p0303 ; only Honda comes up with different code) tech said if I do not pay for it, he does not even look at it. He said he does not want to do anything on the engine which has 184,000 miles on it if Honda or I do not pay (it's 2013 Odyssey) he told me this for the oil leaking which every car burn a quart of oil every 1,000 mile, so I have to check oil level all the time. He said when I have another cel on, just come to Honda to check. (do not go any other shop or bring code from other shops - he is not going to agree on any other shop's code or comment) my worry is that if other shops say p0303 or p0304, and Honda says different code which make I pay for it. What's going to happen?.

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2008 Honda Odyssey 3
Failure Date: 03/07/2018

There was a previous lawsuit against Honda for Honda accords having a problem with excessive oil consumption. I have a 08 Odyssey that's having the same problem but unfortunately I didn't know about the problem and it got so bad I was told I need a new motor. I went to have an oil change at the Honda dealership back in November and last month was told that the oil was bone dry. How's that possible if it's not burning or leaking oil? Honda knows of the problem yet refused me any help and told me I have to bring it in for a diagnostic that I would have to pay for on top of replacing the motor on my own. There are a lot of complaints I found online with people who have the same vehicle and same problem. Unfortunately they know about it and are keeping up with having to constantly add oil, where I had no idea about this problem and apparently I was driving it with no oil for only god knows how long. This is a major problem and its not fair that we should have to pay the price. I'm a single mom, 2 special needs kids, I don't have over 3000 to repair a motor that broke because of a manufacturer defect. This needs to be heard and we need to get Honda to do a recall and fix this problem because there's gonna be hundreds if not thousands of people who are gonna have the same problem. Honda is a crooked dealership and doesn't care about their customers. Now I'm sitting here stuck with a van which I purchased with my son's disability money btw, with a bad motor cause of a mistake Honda made when making these vans. Please get my story out there, let this be heard. I need someone to help me do something. This is sad and wrong and I'm sure I'm not the only one. I'm also going to contact the bbb and the local attorney general office. They've already had lawsuits for the same problem but for the Honda accord, now we need to start one for the Honda Odyssey.

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Honda Odyssey 4
Failure Date: 12/29/2017

Variable cylinder management switches on and off and causes excessive oil consumption. Oil light comes on and codes p3400 and p3497 show on the reader.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Honda Odyssey 5
Failure Date: 11/25/2017

Honda Odyssey oil consumption-I have a 2009 Odyssey that consumes oil. Roughly, every 1,000 miles, I am adding 1 to 2 quarts of oil every 3 to 4 weeks. No spots on the ground. Engine is consuming oil. Have read that this is a known problem with Honda.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2012 Honda Odyssey 6
Failure Date: 07/18/2017

My wife was driving out 2012 Honda Odyssey on a highway and the check engine light started flashing. She pulled over, turned off the car and restarted it. After a short period, the light flashed again. She had a aaa tow the vehicle back to our mechanic, who indicated that some of the spark plugs had fouled, and he notified us of the "excessive oil consumption" issue related to these vehicles, a know issue to Honda. The mechanic indicated that the excess oil consumption will be an ongoing problem. The oil gauge on the vehicle indicated falsely indicated that the oil level was fine, so there is no warning that the engines are about to fail. This is a dangerous condition, and puts families at risk for as long as they own vehicles with this problem.

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2010 Honda Odyssey 7
Failure Date: 05/30/2017

Oil consumption problem multiple oil changes and spark plug changes have occured.

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2012 Honda Odyssey 8
Failure Date: 05/25/2017

My van has an issue with excessive oil consumption (a known issue by Honda), the spark plugs excessively fire which is what causes the excessive oil consumption as well as an excessive need to change the spark plug. This may also lead to pre mature wear on the engine,also may cause the engine to get too hot with no oil in it and may catch fire. When I first noticed the issue I took my car in for an oil change and was told it had no oil in it (my oil light never came on) this was the first time I was told this and the first time I went to a non-Honda mechanic . I am now having to under go a series of tests in order to get the issue fixed.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2014 Honda Odyssey 9
Failure Date: 05/08/2017

The engine light comes up and engine is buring oil. Dealership checked after 500 miles and said it is burning oil. Told me to keep checking oil level and if low top it off till the next light comes up so that they can get diagnostoc code. Does not make sense. This is a new van and purchased new and 2 years back and now has only 31000 miles.

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2008 Honda Odyssey 10
Failure Date: 04/01/2017

Check engine light on, error code p3497. Engine burns more oil than normal. Honda issued service bulletin 11-033, yet refuse to fix the car at their expense. I get the usual run around of "add more oil every now and again. ".

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2010 Honda Odyssey 11
Failure Date: 03/20/2017

Due to excessive oil consumption my car engine failed and was not able to be repaired. My wife was about to go on a trip and fortunately we had it looked at or else she would have been in serious danger of driving this vehicle with my children inside. I wrote 2 letters to Honda asking for a new car or a credit towards a new car. The second letter I received a call stating since I did not own the car they could not assist me. The girl, stevie, told me if I wrote more letters that would be considered harassment????.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2010 Honda Odyssey 12
Failure Date: 01/01/2017

Our engine is always so low on oil it does not register on the dip stick. In this state I add 1. 5 quarts of oil. I read online that a massive amount of Honda vehicles have this issue when our vehicle triggered a check engine code and looked up the code. I brought the vehicle to the dealer in westminster CA and they did a check for oil consumption and had us return in 1000 miles. When we hit that mileage 3 weeks later I checked the oil in the morning before returning to the dealer and again the oil did not register on the dip stick. The dealer had the van for 4 hours and then told us it was checked and found to be 0. 60 quarts low and that they considered it with normal range of oil consumption. I personally believe they lied and that the van was at least 1. 25 quarts low. Have no idea what our options are now since I feel the dealer was dishonest, just keep adding 1-2 quarts every few weeks and hope the engine does not fail I guess.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2008 Honda Odyssey 13
Failure Date: 11/08/2016

Excessive oil consumption on Honda Odyssey 2008 exl - same run-around with Honda stating 1 qt oil for every 1400-1500 miles is "normal". Informed dealership of class-action lawsuit and then they initiated a controlled oil consumption test which just ended recently. Awaiting response from Honda corp regarding next steps as software update for vcm did not correct.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2008 Honda Odyssey 14
Failure Date: 09/01/2016

Excessive engine oil burning. My car burns engine oil such a way that I have to check the engine oil level frequently. Once I had to fill more than 4qts to get the oil level to normal. More over the indicator never shows that the oil level is low. I went on speed bump at that time the indicator just flashed once thats how I got a doubt and checked oil level. It was almost empty that time and I had to fill more than 4qts of oil. The check engine light comes frequently.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Honda Odyssey 15
Failure Date: 08/22/2016

Bought this van at 83,000 miles before it turned 100,000 it is burning at least 2 quarts of oil between regular changes. Read on forums that this is a major issues with the 3. 5litre engines.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2010 Honda Odyssey 16
Failure Date: 08/11/2016

Purchased this van 03/24/16. . While driving on highway,the check engine light came on, I pulled over check the dip stick and there was but a drop of oil in it . . . I took a taxi to the nearest gas station bought 3 bottles of oil and I added 2 quarts of oil that day, I had called 2 days prior to make an appointment for an oil change and they told me I should wait till its at 15%(it was at 30% when I called) then 2 days in the light came on. . . I didn't drive the van after I got home till the date of the appointment 08/18/16, the dealer service dept. Telling me that they are going to place the van on a oil consumption test and I must check the oil levels each time I fill up at the gas station. . And return after 1000 miles ( basically I hear drive until the engine brakes an then it will cost you to fix or replace cause your at fault) an engine should be using oil and the dealer should know where the oil is going, don't tell me its normal to burn at least a quart of oil its not**** I know about vehicles . . . Then to clear the check engine light they say I have to pay for an software update (4 mths after buying this van) and I have a 2 year warranty for this van. . . To much deceit with these dealers.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2006 Honda Odyssey 17
Failure Date: 05/26/2016

Excessive oil consumption. Used one quart of oil after 1000 miles.

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2010 Honda Odyssey 18
Failure Date: 05/23/2016

(1) air conditioning failed,(2) excessive oil consumption (3) poor mileage (extremely rough running. All occur when the vehicle is operating (in motion).

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2005 Honda Odyssey 19
Failure Date: 04/22/2016

Excessive oil consumption with 3. 5l vtec engine for which Honda was found liable on 2008-2013 Odyssey and a slew of other models. My 2005 is doing the same thing yet 2005-2007 cars are not included. Safety wise - when the oil pressure is low enough, the engine will lose nearly all power and cannot safely accelerate (barely maintain speed) yet, the engine oil warning light has never come on in the vehicle. . .

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2005 Honda Odyssey 20
Failure Date: 04/01/2016

My Honda Odyssey is burning too much oil than it should. I am needing to add 1 quart every 2 weeks if that as it is already down 1 quart. It is regularly on time going in for oil changes and has been serviced since I've bought it in 2015. It has had many other issues and has been repaired. Now this is seemingly a problem. The oil percentage is not telling me that it is low or none at all. No oil dummy lights have come on when I have not a drop of oil. I have switched and used high mileage oil rather than conventional and go every 3,000 miles & even did a treatment recently. Nothing is doing the job.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2011 Honda Odyssey 21
Failure Date: 03/22/2016

My van has codes 4 time cylinder 3 issues now it has codes 3 times in 8 weeks cylinder deactivation bank 1 and 2 . I have 3 cases files with Honda and the oil consumption test performed in which they stated it did not qualify but when I. Roughy it in for another oil change it was empty and had coded again my van by bin number is within the Honda bulletin 11-033 and qualifies in the misfire settlement lawsuit extended warranty I continue taking my vehicle to Honda with no help. The Honda technician there said another mechanic had put a wrong spark plug in my van but all the spark plugs are the sam and only cylinder 3 keeps fouling they have no proof or evidence that it was the wrong spark plug just the option but I have paper work stating it is compatible with my vehicle . I can not take my kids out of town on vacation or work because of the issues that I am rightfully owed to fix by Hondas flaws in their product. I have been going to tim short Honda in ivel ky. Honda says it's up to the dealer to honor the warranty and recalls. How can I get this issue fixed? I am going on 2 yrs with this issue and still owe 4 yrs on this vehicle.

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2013 Honda Odyssey 22
Failure Date: 10/14/2015

Excessive oil burning and premature spark plug failure. The car was driving on the highway when it was noticed to be running poorly.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2010 Honda Odyssey 23
Failure Date: 10/03/2015

Vehicle burns oil. Oil light on dash will illuminate and dipstick will be dry when checked. Requires operator to add new oil between routine oil changes. On board computer will indicate significant oil life remaining through the process.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Honda Odyssey 24
Failure Date: 10/03/2015

Engine burns excessive amount oil without any warning lights. Slowing eating up the camshaft and valve rocker arm. Casing misfire to the engine and eventually engine stops working. Mine did not have the engine stop, but local mechanic verifies that there is a excessive wear to the camshaft units.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Honda Odyssey 25
Failure Date: 08/18/2015

Engine has excessive oil consumption issue. I've been burning about 3 quarts of oil per month.

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