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Front Suspension Coil Spring Problems of Honda Odyssey - part 1



Honda Odyssey owners have reported 53 problems related to front suspension coil spring (under the suspension category).

car image   Front Suspension Coil Spring problem of the 2000 Honda Odyssey 1
Failure Date: 03/19/2011

Smelled burning rubber when driving my 2000 Honda Odyssey. Also heard rubbing and popping sounds. Found both front coil springs had broken. Abs light also stays on and won't go off. Both springs broke in same place. . . . Making me think there was a defect in these springs.

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car image   Front Suspension Coil Spring problem of the 2000 Honda Odyssey 2
Failure Date: 02/28/2011

Clunking in the front driver's area. Then sounded like a loose part in the same area. Turns out the driver's front coil cracked and broke off. Top portion, maybe about 1 coil's worth.

car image   Front Suspension Coil Spring problem of the 2002 Honda Odyssey 3
Failure Date: 02/27/2011

The contact owns a 2002 Honda Odyssey. While driving approximately 65 mph, the vehicle exhibited an unusually loud bang as the contact lost control of the vehicle. The contact was able to regain control of the vehicle and later discovered that the front driver side coil spring was fractured. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the coil spring was repaired. The failure mileage was 74,556 and the current mileage was 74,600.

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car image   Front Suspension Coil Spring problem of the 2001 Honda Odyssey 4
Failure Date: 05/11/2010

The coil spring on the front passenger side broke and punctured the tire in 2 places. Updated 06/21/10.

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car image   Front Suspension Coil Spring problem of the 2001 Honda Odyssey 5
Failure Date: 04/11/2010

I started driving my van this morning, when I made a slightly turning, I heard some cracking noise underneath the front wheels, later on; I sent my vehicle to a mechanic to check what was happened, I've been told that the front passenger side's spring coil was broken, it has not yet been fixed due to Saturday afternoon, the Honda parts was not available then I drove home for about 10 minutes driving, another loud cracking noise again underneath like earlier incidence, I then pulled over to the side of the road, watched the front tire of the driver side, I found the spring coil broken not long ago after the right one broken. I report this because the mileage for my minivan was only around 122,950 km for a 2001 Honda Odyssey, I doubt this incident will influence my family and my life if I was driving in highway. Could you please set up an investigation group to study the reliability and durability of spring coil material to avoid future failure of such incidence. I do hope I can have compensation for me to fix my car due to material fracture.

car image   Front Suspension Coil Spring problem of the 2001 Honda Odyssey 6
Failure Date: 04/09/2010

I was backing my 2001 Honda Odyssey out of the driveway when I heard a loud clunk from the passenger front side. The wheels were turned for exiting the driveway onto the road. Continued to hear random noises during the next 3 days of driving and finally crawled under the van. Then I noticed the passenger side front coil spring was broken. Luckily it did not puncture anything and lodged itself against the upper surface of the suspension cavity. In this position it still provided some suspension. I will be taking the van in to have the suspension systems in the front of the van repaired. I will be insisting that Honda pays for the repairs as I have found numerous similar situations and prior investigation by NHTSA that should make this a recall.


car image   Front Suspension Coil Spring problem of the 2001 Honda Odyssey 7
Failure Date: 02/05/2010

While driving our 2001 my Honda Odyssey over bumpy roads there were a lot of clunks and vibration. We took the vehicle to the dealer and the checked vehicle and said front coil springs were broken.

car image   Front Suspension Coil Spring problem of the 2001 Honda Odyssey 8
Failure Date: 02/02/2010

The contact owns a 2001 Honda Odyssey purchased brand new. She stated while driving at speeds of 40 mph the front passenger's side tire blew out. She was able to maneuver the vehicle off the roadway and upon further inspection, she observed a coil spring hanging from under the vehicle on the passenger's side of the vehicle. The front coil spring broke and slit the front passenger's side tire causing the blow out. There were no recalls on her vehicle. A previous investigation was opened on this particular failure but did not lead into a recall stating, " a defect trend has not been identified at this time and further use of agency resources is not warranted" (see NHTSA action number pe06007: component :suspension:front:springs:coil springs). No repairs were made to date. The failure and current mileages were 122,000.

car image   Front Suspension Coil Spring problem of the 2000 Honda Odyssey 9
Failure Date: 01/23/2010

The contact owns a 2000 Honda Odyssey. The vehicle was parked and suddenly, a loud noise was coming from the vehicle, followed by the front end of the vehicle collapsing to the ground. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The technician stated the failure was contributed to the front passenger coil spring broke. Currently, the vehicle is being repaired for the malfunction. The failure mileage was 125,000. Updated 02/17/10. The repair was completed. Updated 02/18/10.

car image   Front Suspension Coil Spring problem of the 2000 Honda Odyssey 10
Failure Date: 01/19/2010

Right front suspension coil spring snapped in half. See NHTSA action number : pe06007.


 
car image   Front Suspension Coil Spring problem of the 2001 Honda Odyssey 11
Failure Date: 12/28/2009

2001 Honda Odyssey front suspension coil broke and punctured the driver's side front tire while I was driving on the highway. I pulled over called a tow truck and the vehicle is in the shop with the cost of repair estimate at $1,200. 00. The van has 70,000 miles on the odometer and was recently repaired in this region due to a collision.

car image   Front Suspension Coil Spring problem of the 2001 Honda Odyssey 12
Failure Date: 12/27/2009

While driving wife & kids home from xmas vacation 2009 in our 2001 Honda Odyssey minivan with 104,000 miles. We hear a "pop" noise followed by a grinding noise coming from the front left of vehicle, steering pulling to the left. I pulled over & inspected. I found a large semi-circular shaped piece of steel approx 1/2 in diameter. This piece of steel was caught around the drive shaft & the lower control arm. Finally I got it pried it off (it was actually struck in that position) once holding it in my hand & now know it to be a coil of the front left spring.

car image   Front Suspension Coil Spring problem of the 2001 Honda Odyssey 13
Failure Date: 04/11/2009

Using the vehicle daily under normal city driving conditions around a small town noise was heard emanating from the front suspension. Inspection of the equipment found both front coil springs broken and the upper turning bearings damaged due to the coil spring fractures. The usage of the vehicle as a grocery getter does explain a possible cause for the failure and the only possible explanation is a defect in the material. No injuries occurred. Both front coil/strut assemblies along with the stabilizer links need to be replaced at my cost.

car image   Front Suspension Coil Spring problem of the 2001 Honda Odyssey 14
Failure Date: 03/12/2009

On June 28, 2006 I heard a noise near the left front tire, sounded like a flat and got out of the car and found the coil spring cracked and was impinging on the tire. Honda covered the cost of the spring, but not the strut or the labor. On March 12, 2009- I heard a rattling noise from the right front part of the car and brought it to a shop and they put it on the left and the right front coil spring cracked- we paid out of pocket the cost of the spring and the strut and the labor. In both incidents the cracked spring caused the strut to leak which therefore required the replacement.

car image   Front Suspension Coil Spring problem of the 2001 Honda Odyssey 15
Failure Date: 02/14/2009

I was driving down the road at about 25 miles an hour when I heard a very loud noise come from the front right of the vehicle. I immediately pulled over into a parking lot where I was able to do a visual check of the undercarriage of the vehicle which looked fine. Upon starting up again it started to sound like I was dragging metal. I decided to drive it right home and call the Honda dealership. After their inspection they informed me that the front right coil spring had cracked and broken. This was something they were unfamiliar with and said that with my mileage that shouldn't have happened and in fact shouldn't happen at all. Upon being given that diagnosis I decided to talk to other certified repair people as well as two other Honda dealerships and they agreed that it is not a normal issue. Upon even further investigation I found that not only is this common, but on one website I found 24 others who reported the same incident on the same make, model and year vehicle. My concern is that if it has happened to all those people how many more are there that haven't reported this issue and has anyone been injured because of it. Right now my vehicle is in the shop so I'm not quite sure what the final repair will consist of or if it will lead to any other issues . The old part is available.

car image   Front Suspension Coil Spring problem of the 2001 Honda Odyssey 16
Failure Date: 01/21/2009

Today, noticed some vibration and grinding coming from the front passenger side wheel. The grinding was bad on backing up or turning right, as well as when going over small bumps. The steering also pulled hard to the right. After a mile, I noticed a burning smell. Took it to the mechanic, and the saw that the right front coil spring was broken and had cut into the inside of the tire. The mechanic strongly suggested replacing the strut assembly as well as doing the driver side. Since I do not know much about repairing cars, I wanted to research prices on the internet. My search turned up a recall on the part for a 2001 Acura mdx, but only these complaints for the 2001 Odyssey. I did register the complaint with Honda. They said they are not aware of any issues.

car image   Front Suspension Coil Spring problem of the 2001 Honda Odyssey 17
Failure Date: 12/17/2008

On March 14, 2008, when starting 2001 Honda Odyssey, a loud bang sounded. Vehicle was not moving when bang sounded. Mileage 39,139. Vehicle extremely difficult to drive, pulling strongly to right. Husband checked vehicle, found right front coil spring broken. Ordered new coil spring and strut and replaced. On December 17, 2008, upon starting the vehicle heard another loud bang, while vehicle not moving, and had great difficulty driving it, as it was pulling strongly to the left. Husband found left coil spring broken. Mileage 43,743. Talked to Honda USA, and reported problem. Took to dealer to confirm left coil spring broken. Both broken parts had no corrosion, it was a clean break. Parts currently ordered through Honda estore. Honda reviewing case. Found many complaints for same problem on your site, and others. How serious of an accident must it be before you will find this is a problem with the coil springs? thank goodness my children weren't in the vehicle, and I hadn't been moving when the coil springs broke.

car image   Front Suspension Coil Spring problem of the 2001 Honda Odyssey 18
Failure Date: 03/15/2008

Right front coil spring failure on 2001 Honda Odyssey. Failure caused spring to contact right front tire and ruin it. Had to cut spring to remove from tire. Purchased new tire and coil spring to repair vehicle. Still have old spring and tire. Will the left side fail next, and when??.

car image   Front Suspension Coil Spring problem of the 2001 Honda Odyssey 19
Failure Date: 03/09/2008

The coil spring of the front right-hand wheel was found broken, after I heard clunk noises when turning.

car image   Front Suspension Coil Spring problem of the 1999 Honda Odyssey 20
Failure Date: 03/07/2008

Our first coil spring broke at 46,751 miles yr 2002 rt side. The second one broke 97653 miles lf side 2005 luckily my wife and son were stopped at a traffic light when the left side of the van fell down resulting in a tire and sway bars wheel sensor damage. The third coil spring broke 123,000 miles rt side. We are very fortunate that we were stopped or the dealer found the broken spring. I have the current coil spring and the only difference between the two are one has a coating on it the other is painted. Same size dia metal. These failure rate is evidence there is a problem with the coil springs and a growing trend. This is a safety issue!!!.

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car image   Front Suspension Coil Spring problem of the 2001 Honda Odyssey 21
Failure Date: 03/06/2008

Front spring failure on my 2001 Honda Odyssey, I recently broke a spring and researched the internet for a replacement without success so I went to a salvage yard and found out the springs on the vans they had were broke also. After reading the NHTSA report #pe06007 I feel there should have been a recall on this vehicle. It's a little scary knowing a tire could be punctured resulting in injury or worse. I hope I will get some kind of response on this, thanking you in advance, gerald lahnan.

car image   Front Suspension Coil Spring problem of the 2000 Honda Odyssey 22
Failure Date: 02/23/2008

While driving right front coil spring broke. The failure occurred in such a fashion that the no other damage occurred as the broken piece was pinched between the coils. The spring will have to be replaced as soon as possible. The broken spring is still in the car and will be saved.

car image   Front Suspension Coil Spring problem of the 2001 Honda Odyssey 23
Failure Date: 02/09/2008

Passenger front coil spring broke while driving at 40mph. No further damage. Dealer has replaced both front springs dealer has the larger portion, I have the smaller portion.

car image   Front Suspension Coil Spring problem of the 2000 Honda Odyssey 24
Failure Date: 02/07/2008

Front passenger side coil spring broke with loud explosion as I was driving on the highway at speed of about 55 mph. I got off to check underneath the vehicle and saw part of the coil spring hanging, nearly touching my front tire.

car image   Front Suspension Coil Spring problem of the 2001 Honda Odyssey 25
Failure Date: 01/21/2008

My 2001 Odyssey van has 75,000 miles on it. I found that the broken right front spring was the cause of a noise. While in the course of replacing it, I found that the left front was broken as well, and in exactly the same place. I see from the other incidents on the internet that this is a very common problem with this van, and that it is (of course) potentially catastrophic. The new springs look exactly like the old ones- they have a plastic sleeve over part of the spring. This puts a stress point at the end of the sleeve. I have a background in mechanical engineering and in my opinion, the design of the springs and the spring mounts, as well as the very high pre-load on these springs, is a recipe for failure. I saw that the NHTSA started an investigation two full years ago. When are you people going to start saving people? are you waiting for the first head-on collision to result? I would think you would force a recall and that the dealer should be replacing these for free with the (redesigned) spring.