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Engine Burning Oil Problems of Honda Odyssey

Honda Odyssey owners have reported 34 problems related to engine burning oil (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2012 Honda Odyssey 1
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 2
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 3
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 4
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 5
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. ".

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2010 Honda Odyssey 6
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 7
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 8
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 9
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 10
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.

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2010 Honda Odyssey 11
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 12
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 13
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 14
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 15
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 16
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 17
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.

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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2010 Honda Odyssey 18
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 19
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 20
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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car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2008 Honda Odyssey 21
Failure Date: 06/23/2015

Check engine light came on. Dtcs p3400 and p3497 read. No oil on the dipstick. Took it to sussman Honda where they stated that the fix is to replace the rear rocker. I pointed them to TSB 11-033 but they said it didn't apply to my car. Called american Honda CO. And they said the same thing. I filed a complaint. Only later did I discover TSB 13-031, which sussman followed but did not read the diagnosis section since the oil level was below the dipstick. Almost exactly 3 months and 4,000 miles later cel light comes on with dtcs p3400 and p3497 and oil level is below the dipstick, this time the car is starting to vibrate. Ahc still claims this is not a design flaw and offered no assistance. We are now being told by another dealer that burning oil is normal for the "pre-08 Hondas with vcm" and that we should check it regularly. While I appreciate the honesty, I wish that Honda would admit the engineering issue and fix it once for all. Using this much oil can't be good for the environment!.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2008 Honda Odyssey 22
Failure Date: 08/01/2014

Engine is burning about a quart of oil every 1,000 miles. I think this should be covered under their extended warranty. Here is what I found out about this extended warranty. . . On October 22, 2013, Honda America agreed to settle the class-action suit. As part of the settlement, Honda extended the powertrain warranty on these models for eight yers from the time of purchase or lease with no mileage limits. Honda also offered to reimburse customers who had to pay out-of-pocket expenses for related repairs such as spark plugs, pistons or even entirely new engines (with limitations). United states district court for the northern district of California a federal court authorized this notice. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer. If you are a current or former owner or lessee of any of the following Honda vehicles equipped with a 6-cylinder (¿v6¿) engine with variable cylinder management (¿vcm-2¿) you could receive benefits from a class action settlement concerning engine misfire, 1 including a limited warranty extension and reimbursement of outof-pocket expenses for engine misfire-related repairs: ¿ 2008-2012 Honda accord; ¿ 2008-2013 Honda Odyssey; ¿ 2009-2013 Honda pilot; ¿ 2010-2011 Honda accord crosstour; or ¿ 2012 Honda crosstour my van meets all the criteria. . . 1. 2008 Odyssey 2. Motor is a 6-cylinder (¿v6¿) engine with variable cylinder management (¿vcm-2¿) 3. Motor is burning oil I've called Honda USA directly and they were not able to tell me why my vehicle was not covered. The only they said was that, "my VIN was not part of the batch for the extended warranty. I only have until September 1, 2016 to qualify for this extension and after that date my van will not qualify if Honda will let it qualify. I am asking for your assistance with trying to get my van to qualify for the extended warranty. Thank you.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2005 Honda Odyssey 23
Failure Date: 06/04/2014

Summer of 2014 my 2005 Honda Odyssey was losing power on the road to the point I had to be towed to my mechanic. Turned out I was low on oil with no leaks at all and not due for an oil change. This is very stressful on my engine. My van is only used for local travel, about 20 miles per day and I have been needing to add oil about once per month, still with no leaks. I understand there is a class action suit for Honda Odysseys 2008-2013 for excessive oil burning, entering the combustion chamber and burning excessive oil at normal operating speeds and conditions. . Read more...

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Honda Odyssey 24
Failure Date: 06/16/2013

Van began to stutter on acceleration and check engine light came on. Took to personal mechanic who diagnosed a mis-fire in cylinder #2. Removed spark plug to find it coated with oil and carbon. Says it appears oil is leaking through the engine valve stem seals and coating the plug. He replaced the plug. Have since took it to local Honda dealership and performed an oil consumption test. Over 1 quart consumed in 1200 miles of driving. Have asked that stem seals be replaced under good will but Honda has denied request because service has not been performed at dealership and thus they cannot guarantee workmanship and parts installed. Vehicle continues to consume oil and after checking #2 cylinder plug recently, continues to contaminate spark plugs.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2008 Honda Odyssey 25
Failure Date: 05/13/2013

Spark plugged fouled in may. Oil consumption was at least a quart per 1000 miles at the time (every few weeks of driving). Had to replace spark plug and excessive oil consumption remains the same or greater. I am afraid that oil consumption will eventually cause engine failure while driving. Spoke to Honda multiple times and they either say oil consumption is normal or wait until failure for extended warranty to kick in.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Honda Odyssey 26
Failure Date: 11/06/2012

Engine oil service was performed by independent mechanic at 33,599 miles, who informed that the engine oil level was low prior to draining the crank case. I began monitoring engine oil quantity thereafter. Currently with 39,252 miles on the vehicle the engine oil consumption rate is about 1 quart per 2,500 miles, which seems excessive for an engine with low mileage. This rate equates to consumption of half of the entire crank case between engine oil change cycles. If not monitored and filled the engine may be damaged due to low engine oil quantity and pressure. A significant safety impact is present if the owner is not aware of oil consumption and the engine seizes. The engine is the Honda sohc vcm, 6-cylinder (v6), gasoline engine.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Honda Odyssey 27
Failure Date: 06/01/2012

While driving on an interstate at approximately 65-70mph, the check engine light came on and the car began to ride very rough (approximate date of 6/1/2012 at ~65,000 miles). Pulled off the highway and had the car towed to the nearest Honda dealership (as recommended in owners' manual). Service at dealership inspected the car and found the spark plugs to be fouled. Replaced spark plugs (#3 was one), and all seemed fine. The same scenario happened again on January 31, 2013 (at 75,126 miles) - again with no warning the check engine light came on (while driving) and car began to sputter. Had car towed to nearest dealership. Again the spark plugs (#3 specifically) were fouled. Replaced the all spark plugs. Found out that I was two quarts low on oil eventhough the oil had been recently changed (1/7/13 at ~73,000 miles) and no oil was leaking from my car (I. E. No oil spots on driveway, etc. . . ). The same scenario happened again on 5/2/2013 (at 81,320 miles). . . Check engine light came on (while driving and with no warning), car starts to sputter. I have it towed to nearest dealership, and the spark plug (#3) are found to be fouled again. Again, oil is two quarts low (oil had been changed on 3/21/13 at 78,976 miles). Fix all again and change oil to to an oil consumption test. Test found that my car is consuming at least 1 qt of oil per 1000 miles and that is causing my spark plugs to foul. Honda says my oil consumption is within "normal parameters" and will do nothing to fix the problem. Honda feels that having to add oil every 1000 miles accpetable. I disagree! if I don't check the oil every 1000 miles (and add at least a qt), then I risk driving with no oil which will cause my engine to seize. Also, even adding the oil doesn't resolve frequent spark plug damage causing engine breakdown. This car is unreliable and unsafe!.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2007 Honda Odyssey 28
Failure Date: 12/01/2010

The vehicle is burning 1 quart of oil in between 600 and 800 miles. I now change the oil every 3000 miles. The computer still shows that I have upwards of 40% of the oil life remaining when changing the oil. My mechanic(not Honda dealership) has tried contacting Honda but gets no solution. I have tried contacting dealer but they say that a quart of oil every 600 miles is normal. Car stalls out when under 2 quarts of oil. Honda recalled years after my Odyssey with same issue but has not recalled my year. Same engine and computer, same problem.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2005 Honda Odyssey 29
Failure Date: 10/06/2010

Excessive oil consumption noticed at 85,000 mile oil change, approx 1/2 quart per 1000 miles dissapearing. No noticable smoke, nothing on driveway. Loss of this much oil between maintenance cycles could cause engine sieze resulting in accident. Service/manufacturer claim this level of consumption is "normal".

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2010 Honda Odyssey 30
Failure Date: 06/10/2010

2010 Honda Odyssey exl with 8500 miles burns an excessive amount of oil between oil changes. If I follow the maintenance minder system I could be left stranded on the side of the road with a blown engine.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2005 Honda Odyssey 31
Failure Date: 01/14/2010

Dear safecar. Gov: I am an owner of a 2005 Honda Odyssey van. I have experienced sudden engine stalling and highway speed dropped to below 15 mph on my van since January, 2010. It has happened four times. I have worked with Honda dealers and Honda car for over eight months, from Jan 2010 to Aug 2010 without success. I then went to another Honda dealer and finally able to find the problem: the 2005 Odyssey van is the first model and year Honda has put the new v6 engine with three cylinders shutting off during cruising speed to save gas, which makes sense. However, because of the temperature difference between the cylinders, the idling cylinders begin to burn oil on the cylinder rings. And there is no “low oil� warning sensoer from the car, but has a “low oil pressure warning�. However, the “low oil pressure� will only kicks on with the car engine starts to stall. It was very dangerous to have my van staff from highway speed to less then 15 mph in a matter of couple seconds. It has happened four times from January, 2010 to may, 2010. I have all the service records and descriptions. Honda has been denying any problem until they limited release a new software in January, 2011 to periodically fire the idle cylinders to minimize temperature difference between the cylinders so that they will not burn motor oil. However, Honda has not done a “recall� on this safety issue (the engine stalling at high speed when oil pressure is too low due to motor oil burning). The dealer service manager told me that Honda is reluctant to conduct such safety recall, they are afraid that with firing up the idled cylinders; they may fail the epa mileage claims. All the post 2005 v6 with “econ� mode to save gas models will have this problems once the cars are driven, let say over 70,000 miles. It will take a few years of motor oil burning before the oil level is low enough to trigger the “low oil pressure� sensor and stalls the engine. Please look into this issue and feel free to contact.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2009 Honda Odyssey 32
Failure Date: 10/01/2009

Honda Odyssey exl oil consumption-I have a 2009 Odyssey that consumes oil. Roughly, every 1,500 miles, I am adding a quart of oil.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 2005 Honda Odyssey 33
Failure Date: 12/24/2008

2005 new Odyssey has always needed a little oil. Van broke-down out-of-state christmas eve 2008 . In 3 weeks, head gasket and catalytic converter replaced. Van now burns 1 quart of oil per week. Dealer refused to tear-down engine on first two visits since break-down. Now a month later, upon 3rd visit, dealer is finally now requesting an inspector to find engine problem and ok extended warranty coverage, if we will cover the cost of $1600 tear down.

car image   Engine Burning Oil problem of the 1999 Honda Odyssey 34
Failure Date: 12/29/2006

The car seems to consume motor oil and I have to add motor oils after certain miles. I did oil level check every month or bi-monthly and I started to realize that I was driving the van with very low oil low level. At first I thought it could be because the car is old but from my experience with other much older car, oil consumption has not been an issue. Check with the dealer and other mechanics and they all gave me the same explanations that the issue is related to the mileage of the car (getting old). At the time I started to realize the issue, the car had only approximately 80k miles. . .

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