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Transmission Shudder Problems of Honda Odyssey



Honda Odyssey owners have reported 18 problems related to transmission shudder (under the power train category).

car image   Transmission Shudder problem of the 2005 Honda Odyssey 1
Failure Date: 01/05/2013

The van is having transmission shudder issues when driving at about 30 to 40 mph. No warning lights on the dash board yet.

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car image   Transmission Shudder problem of the 2012 Honda Odyssey 2
Failure Date: 11/05/2012

I bought a brand new '12 Odyssey exl-nav (5-speed automatic transmission) and from the day I picked it up, I noticed a shuddering when the transmission was at a shift point, especially from 2nd to 3rd and 3rd to 4th. I am submitting this complaint because I see a registered compliant for Odyssey touring and touring elite models with 6-speed transmissions but not for the ex or exls with 5-speed transmission [NHTSA reference #10046880;TSB reference #sb-12-064]; however I have the same transmission issue. It has been in the shop at a Honda dealer twice now to resolve issue and last time they mentioned there had been a service bulletin issued for this issue and they uploaded a new software control module. However, I still have the issue and am concerned that this is a design-flaw issue that Honda may not be able to fix. Please expand the NHTSA issue to include the 5-speed transmissions as well and advise if there is anything I can do. Also, with the brand new vehicle, the rear brake rotors were warped and pulsed when breaking and had to be resurfaced within a month of delivery. That issue is now resolved.

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car image   Transmission Shudder problem of the 2006 Honda Odyssey 3
Failure Date: 08/17/2012

Transmission continues to shudder at 50 mph. It looks like it shutters until you hit the gas or let off. If you are coasting on flat ground, steady at the same speed, it will do it until you let off the gas or hit the gas harder.

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car image   Transmission Shudder problem of the 2006 Honda Odyssey 4
Failure Date: 12/08/2011

Transmission failed after 84,000 miles. Transmission shudders between gears at various speeds when accelerating. Reverse also does not engage and appears to exhibit slippage.

car image   Transmission Shudder problem of the 2003 Honda Odyssey 5
Failure Date: 12/08/2011

Attempting to move the vehicle from our driveway to the street, the automatic transmission failed on our 2003 Honda Odyssey ex. The clutch would not immediately catch in either reverse or drive. Once it did engage, in either direction, the engine and transmission would shake and jerk the entire vehicle. We drove the vehicle about 2 miles to a local repair shop. The mechanic told us we needed to replace the transmission and also install an electronic control module. The repair will cost us $4,700. While he noted the vehicle otherwise looked in excellent mechanical condition, transmission failures were very common for Honda Odysseys manufactured for the 2002-2004 model years. Further research shows hundreds of complaints around Honda's automatic transmission for both this vehicle and other models. What other information does dot/NHTSA need to move toward a recall?.

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car image   Transmission Shudder problem of the 2011 Honda Odyssey 6
Failure Date: 08/23/2011

The contact owns a 2011 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the vehicle started to jerk violently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The failure mileage was 1000 and the current mileage was 10,000. Updated 02/22/lj the consumer stated the transmission has a vibration and shudder. Updated 02/24/12.

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car image   Transmission Shudder problem of the 2011 Honda Odyssey 7
Failure Date: 08/17/2011

Transmission sometimes shudders terribly when shifting, does not know when to shift, sometimes delays when shifting into reverse. Currently has 44,000 miles.

car image   Transmission Shudder problem of the 2005 Honda Odyssey 8
Failure Date: 04/05/2010

I have a 2005 Honda Odyssey with 80000 miles on it and the transmission is shuddering. Honda said it would cost $2,000-2,500 to fix because it is possibly a torque problem. Per ody blogs many other ody owners experiencing same problem. Honda will not acknowledge problem.

car image   Transmission Shudder problem of the 2007 Honda Odyssey 9
Failure Date: 04/01/2010

2007 Honda Odyssey ex-l-transmission is shuddering while driving at 30-40 mph. The problem seems to happen when I slow down then press on the gas again. It feels like I am driving over railroad tracks. I also noticed that it happened today for the first time at 55 mph. I also notice that the car "pulls" back slightly when I am driving at higher speeds--it feels like I am letting my foot off the gas pedal, but I am not. I took the van into a Honda dealership on may 8, 2010. They updated the software and said that the van was running fine, but it is still giving me problems. I will be taking it back to Honda of serramonte in daly city, CA on may 22, 2010. I am not happy--the power train warranty expires at 60, 000 miles--van has 57,600 miles. I hope Honda will take care of my problems before my warranty expires!.

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car image   Transmission Shudder problem of the 2005 Honda Odyssey 10
Failure Date: 03/30/2010

We have a 2005 Honda Odyssey with 8800. 00 miles on it and the transmission is shuddering. Honda said 4200. 00 please. Van just paid off. Honda will not step up to the plate and say they have a problem with there vans.


 
car image   Transmission Shudder problem of the 2007 Honda Odyssey 11
Failure Date: 08/30/2009

Vehicle shudders at low speeds when downshifting. Upshifting at low speeds (25 mph) it also shudders as it "hunts" for a gear. At highway speeds transmission shudders shifting into overdrive and when the variable cylinder management (vcm) system switches on or off. There is an intermittent steering wheel shake at 70 mph which seems to be related.

car image   Transmission Shudder problem of the 2002 Honda Odyssey 12
Failure Date: 08/10/2009

The contact owns a 2002 Honda Odyssey. He stated that when driving 25 to 30 mph the rpms increased and the speedometer stayed at 40 mph which also caused the gears to slip. The check engine light illuminated with a code p0730. When the check engine light illuminated and the driver was shifting from second to third gear, the vehicle began shaking and the transmission over heated. The dealer was notified and stated that there was a fee to diagnose the failure. The failure is directly related to NHTSA campaign id number: 04v176000 component: power train:automatic transmission. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 103,000.

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car image   Transmission Shudder problem of the 2005 Honda Odyssey 13
Failure Date: 01/02/2009

2005 Honda Odyssey accelerating from 30-35 and/or 40-45 mph, the van shudders during the transmission shift. Went on-line and found others with 2005+ Odysseys with the same issue. Most complaints seem to point to the transmission. Took my van to a local dealer they reprogrammed the fuel injector. Did not resolve the issue. For my van, this has been happening for over a year.

car image   Transmission Shudder problem of the 2008 Honda Odyssey 14
Failure Date: 10/10/2008

Transmission error vehicle vibrates when down shifting the gears. Dealer told us it was an recall and exchanged the transmission but still had that problem. Was repaired again and third time it started having same problems.

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car image   Transmission Shudder problem of the 2003 Honda Odyssey 15
Failure Date: 09/01/2008

Transmission shudder at low speeds and low power. Dealers can't identify problem or fix it. Car shudders on regular basis and new egr valve, fluid changes tune ups make no difference. Known transmission problems make me nervous of the reliability of the trans.

car image   Transmission Shudder problem of the 2005 Honda Odyssey 16
Failure Date: 08/09/2007

The contact owns a 2005 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the transmission emitted a grinding noise while driving at various speeds over 5 mph. The contact also stated that the vehicle would not shift gears. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on several occasions, but the contact was informed that the vehicle was operating as intended. The vehicle was eventually taken to an independent repair shop and the contact was advised to replace the transmission. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 47,000. Updated 04/26/lj.

car image   Transmission Shudder problem of the 2005 Honda Odyssey 17
Failure Date: 01/15/2007

Transmission makes vibrating noise about 45 mph when accelerating on slight uphill grade. Van taken to dealer shop for investigation. I was told that all checks were within Honda spec. I was informed that it probably always did this and that I just didn't notice it.

car image   Transmission Shudder problem of the 2000 Honda Odyssey 18
Failure Date: 03/06/2000

The transmission contained a bearing flaw which caused the transmission to spontaneously down shift from 4th to 2nd gear, this problem also caused a severe vibration in the transmission.

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