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Transmission Slip Out Of Gear Problems of Honda Odyssey - part 1

Honda Odyssey owners have reported 39 problems related to transmission slip out of gear (under the power train category).

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Failure Date: 02/17/2015

I bought a 2002 Honda Odyssey with 130,000 miles on it. The transmission was replace at 80,000 miles. I expereinced slipping out of gear up hill at around 134,000 miles. This exact thing happened to my previous Honda Odyssey a 2001 model. It's transmission went out. So, I am fairly confident this transmission is about to go out as well.

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car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2006 Honda Odyssey 2
Failure Date: 09/26/2014

I took my van in to wilde Honda on 9/17/14 for a recall on the fuel pump nodule. The day I picked it up, I noticed a very loud sound from my engine. I had a friend drive the car the afternoon of 9/26/14 to see if he could understand what was wrong with it. When he got in to drive it, my check engine light was on, my d light was blinking and the car will not shift out of second gear. Additionally, the transmission fluid smells like it is burning. I have now had a mechanic review it and the transmission has completely failed and I need to have a new one put in.

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Failure Date: 11/29/2013

1. Van shudders/loses power when driving ~ 35 mph, especially uphill. 2. Cannot shift lever into either low gear. 3. Reverse would hard "thunk", especially when cold when putting into gear from park. Would also slip out of gear and cause van to break before going back into reverse. Now does not work.

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car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2014 Honda Odyssey 4
Failure Date: 10/15/2013

Driving approx 25mph through town when engine rpms increased a bit as it briefly slipped out of gear, then it caught itself and abruptly went into approx 5th gear (6 speed transmission). From there vehicle was only using 2 gears (~2nd and 5th) and every time it up shifted into 5th (from a stoplight, etc. ) it was very abrupt, and made a loud clunk noise - it was so hard it felt like the powertrain was going to be ripped off the engine mounts and out of the engine compartment (seriously). Immediately limped vehicle to closest dealer. Dealer replicated event and determined transmission fluid was overfilled (approx half a quart). This was an issue from the factory and manufacturing process. The selling dealer did not cover/discover this overfill as part of the vehicle sell checklist process (if I were them, not sure I would have noticed a half-quart either). Apparently a half quart makes a big difference in the internal pressure of the transmission which caused this issue. If this would have happened on the highway or otherwise it could have been worse or caused an accident. It was bad enough limping through town. Dealer removed excess fluid and appears to be operating fine (although I now question the longevity of the transmission after this incident). This was obviously an issue during assembly and I am sure I am not the only one that may have been affected. I only assuming that a robot was inadvertently overfilling the fluid on a bunch of transmissions along the way. Can provide VIN as necessary.

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car image   Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problem of the 2004 Honda Odyssey 5
Failure Date: 11/15/2012

The contact owns a 2004 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the transmission slipped out of gear, causing the vehicle to stall. The contact took the vehicle to dealer for diagnostic testing. The dealer advised the contact that the transmission was slipping out of third, fourth and fifth gears. The dealer replaced the transmission fluid but it did not remedy the problem. The contact took the vehicle back to the dealer. The dealer then advised that the transmission needed to be replaced. The failure mileage was 131,000.

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Failure Date: 10/29/2012

Vehicle slipped out of gear while pulling out of a parking place, endangering pedestrians and personal property. The vehicle is well maintained and in working order with a minimum about of wear on the transmission and power train.

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Failure Date: 01/19/2012

While driving the minivan on the highway, it would slip out of gear (around 2nd or 3rd gear). I had to let off the gas pedal to wait for it to re-engage. This happened a second time on 02/02/12 at which time I took it for diagnosis, the dealership told me I needed to replace the transmission ($4,150) without mentioning anything about the previous recall by Honda. I then called american Honda motor, they said if there is a problem with the 2nd gear the dealership can complete the safety recall for the second time and file a warranty claim. The dealership didn't offer this option claiming there was no warranty on the transmission.

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Failure Date: 12/13/2011

The contact owns a 2001 Honda Odyssey. The contact was driving approximately 45 mph when the vehicle jumped out of gear and decelerated until coming to a stop. The contact was unable to shift into any gear. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where they advised the contact that the transmission failed. The vehicle was previously been repaired under a manufacturer's safety recall for the transmission. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure and the current mileages were approximately 143,000.

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Failure Date: 11/01/2011

2001 Honda Odyssey. Consumer writes in regards to transmission problems the consumer stated the vehicle would slam into gear and slip out of gear. Honda repaired it in late 2009 under warranty. However, less than two years later, the problem has returned. The consumer stated the replacement transmission was also defective.

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Failure Date: 08/01/2011

Tl- the contact owns a 2002 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated while driving 45 mph the vehicle began to slip out of gear and stall. The contact stated the vehicle became very difficult to drive especially up hill. The contact noticed NHTSA campaign recall number 04v176000 (power train:automatic transmission) and notified the dealer. The dealer informed the contact that the recall remedy was performed on the vehicle in 2004. The contact called the manufacturer who suggested to have the dealer perform a diagnostic test in order to determine if the failure was related to the recall. The contact did not take the vehicle to the dealer and stated that it was unsafe to drive. The failure mileage was 95,000. Rvk.

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Failure Date: 03/31/2011

2003 Honda Odyssey transmission slipping out of gear when accelerating after entering highway.

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Failure Date: 12/28/2010

2003 Honda Odyssey transmission slipping, leading to eventual failure. Transmission slips out of gear when going from 2nd to 3rd gear, engine revs, wheels lose power. Event has occurred 10-12 times over the last 2 months, particularly when accelerating from a slow speed (traffic light, stop sign, turn, etc. ). It gets hazardous when there are cars behind yours because your vehicle loses power to the drive wheels leaving the driver to pump the accelerator, down shift to d3 or shift into neutral then back to drive. I've had to pull off to the shoulder to prevent getting run off the road by cars behind me.

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Failure Date: 11/23/2010

I was driving my young children to school, when in the middle of a busy intersection, my 2002 Honda Odyssey (89,000 mi) lost power. If was as if it shifted out of gear, into neutral. After a few seconds it shifted back. I prayed the rest of the way to school. After dropping the girls off at school, there were a couple of other instances where it shifted out of gear on the 2 mile drive to the transmission shop. Prior to this day, there was absolutely no warning that there was a transmission problem. (we had had it properly serviced according to the recommendations - Aug 2010 tranny fluid changed). In fact, our bags were packed and we were planning to leave right after school that day for a 300 mile trip to grandparents. The trip had to be cancelled. We are so thankful it didn't happen on the highway. From the thousands of other stories I have read online, many others weren't so fortunate. Honda offered us $450 on the $3,300 repair. Now, we are aware of how well known and documented this transmission issue is on the Odyssey. Does someone have to die before Honda does something to protect owners from this sudden, dangerous failure of the transmissions? we bought a Honda because of its safety rating. That was a huge, expensive mistake! with all of the reports of second and third transmissions failing on these vehicles, I will never feel safe in it again with my family! we plan to sell it, if we are able. Please make Honda accountable for these defects and make them do something to make these vehicles safer. Thank you.

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Failure Date: 08/24/2010

I have a 2003 Honda Odyssey with a trasmission problem . Seems it slips out of second gear a known problem in Honda Odysseys from 1999 to 2004. Honda issuedd a recall for a temporary fix to get the cars out of warranty. The sales manager at Honda in gurnee illinois confirmed that this is a known problem in Honda Odyssey and Honda is burying their head in the sand. My car now needs a new transimision estimate cost 3800. I called Honda and they denied any recovery of this cost. I searched online and this problem is huge in these vans. I know 3 people with Honda Odyssey with the same problem.

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Failure Date: 05/28/2010

Our 2003 Honda Odyssey began slipping out of gear while we were driving 10 days ago. It slipped three times, and we were driving the van on a highway with our child in the car. We no longer felt it was safe to drive the van, so we had it evaluated at the car dealership where we purchased the vehicle new in 2003. They told us our transmission is failing at only 88,000 miles. We have had all regular and routine maintenance done for this vehicle through the years, and have had the transmission flushed twice according to schedule. We researched this on our own and see that many Honda Odyssey vehicles have had transmission failures prior to 100,000 miles. We wonder why there has been no recall to fix this problem. There was a 2004 recall for the transmission, for which we promptly had our van serviced. The dealership's service manager assures us that the 2004 recall 'had nothing to do with your current transmission failure. '.

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Failure Date: 01/02/2010

The transmission on my 2003 Odyssey just failed at 83,000 miles. 2nd and 3rd gears, mainly over 25 miles per hours, do not work predictably. When one would normally expect it to go to third gear, it slips. The car just started this today. From what I have read, the dealership will charge thousands of dollars to replace it. I am dropping it off tonight or early tomorrow morning. I hope it is only a part, and that I don't have to replace the whole transmission; I can't afford it. The car has had average maintenance by the dealership. This is a safety issue. I can't pull into and out of intersections predictably. Taking a left from a busy highway, such as the one I live near, is dangerous, because I don't know what the van will accelerate like. What if it slips out of gear, and I get stuck in a lane of oncoming traffic? I hope that Honda is required to fix or replace the transmission. No one expects this out of a six to seven year old car with 83,000 miles anymore. People may try to drive slowly anyway, because they cannot afford to replace the transmission. There are accidents waiting to happen, because the cars behind the van will expect it to accelerate, and it will get caught in the middle of intersections.

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Failure Date: 04/30/2009

Honda Odyssey 2001 transmission slips out of gear.

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Failure Date: 04/12/2009

2002 Honda Odyssey, 98k miles. While driving on highway at 60 mph, transmission began to slip out of gear causing the vehicle to lurch violently back and forth. Once off the highway, the tcs light and engine malfunction light came on. Also lost reverse. Had vehicle towed 15 miles to closest dealership. They say the transmission needs to be replaced. This vehicle is not safe.

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Failure Date: 01/07/2009

The transmission of our 2002 Honda Odyssey started slipping when shifting from 2nd into 3rd gear around 40,000-50,000 miles. The failure occurred about once a moth. The Honda dealership had installed an a/t oil jet kit around that time because of a safety recall, but the transmission slipping was unaffected by that remedy. The frequency and severity of slipping has increased and is currently at 3-4 times per week. At 96,500 miles the check engine light has come and the Honda dealer told us that the transmission and transmission control unit have failed and need to be replaced. Since the slipping has been occurring more frequently, safety has become a major concern to us. The vehicle cannot be trusted to accelerate out of dangerous traffic situations (I. E. , merging into highway traffic, passing, driving in hilly areas), since one cannot predict when the vehicle loses power/slips out of gear. It has taken 3 minutes once to shift from 2nd into 3rd. We have been lucky so far that nothing more seriously has happened, but based on our experiences and reading about the experiences of others, it is only a matter of time until this transmission design issue will lead to serious accidents (hopefully not fatal). Honda has offered to replace the transmission and control unit at a reduced rate, but since this issue should be covered by an extended warranty (as was the case for the 99-01 Odyssey models) or a recall, any repair cost that the customer has to bear is adding insult to injury. I hope, the NHTSA will look into this issue thoroughly and advocate on behalf of the consumer. Please don't wait until someone gets seriously injured.

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Failure Date: 12/29/2008

2002 Honda Odyssey Mini-van: transmission does not between 2nd and 3rd gear. This causes the vehicle to effectively drop out of gear while in traffic which can cause an accident. This occurred twice on December 29, 2008. I have scheduled an appointment with local Honda dealer to evaluate failure. However, this appears to be a common failure for Honda Odyssey transmissions based on discussion forums on internet. A class action law suit has begun against Honda.

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Failure Date: 10/05/2008

Transmission slips, won't shift out of first gear, shifts erratically. When transmission won't shift out of first gear the car cannot get up to highway speeds and becomes an obstacle for traffic which begins honking and passing. Merging safely is extremely difficult as the car will not go over approximately 40 miles per hour. Cannot meet minimum speed requirement on some highways. This has been happening intermittently for about 14 months.

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Failure Date: 08/14/2008

2002 Honda Odyssey transmission problems code p700, slipping out of 2nd gear and high acceleration. Took it to a transmission place and they said it would cost $800 - $4000 and they also referenced the bulletin on Honda Odyssey's. Will take it in for a 2nd opinion.

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Failure Date: 04/13/2008

I bought a used 2003 Honda Odyssey from power Honda of valencia in December 2007. In April 2008 the car would not shift out of second gear or go faster than 35 mph. The rpms would rev very high 5k+. I took it into the dealer and they said it needs a new transmission. American Honda offered me a 25% discount on a rebuilt transmission, but I just bought the car 4 months ago and I feel that others are having the same problem leading me to believe that they are bad Honda transmission.

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Failure Date: 03/10/2008

Failed transmission in 2001 Honda Odyssey. We drove from starkville, ms to our families homes in ocean springs, ms for christmas. We got about 45 minutes from our home when we came to a stop light. After we stopped we tried to accelerate and the car shifted very hard. It shifted hard every time it changed gears. We made it down to our families for christmas. On our return trip home we experienced the same problem. When we attempted to turn left to cross the hwy. On to the on-ramp the car would not down-shift out of 4th gear. The van struggled across the highway. It took us about 30 seconds to get across the 2 lanes of traffic. My husband contacted the local dealer and they referred him to american Honda. He told them about the problem. They told him they could not repair it because it was no longer under warranty. We continued to drive it as it is our only vehicle. The problem wasn't too bad when the weather was cold but as soon as it would get warm it would shift hard again. It finally gave out on our way home one day in March, 2008. It would shift hard and then hang up like the gears wouldn't lock in. It was terrifying to drive. We took it to a transmission specialist and were told it would cost $3,000 to fix. We kept the maintenance up on this vehicle and took very good care of it.

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Failure Date: 01/22/2008

I have a 2002 Honda Odyssey. I had the transmission serviced in August 2007. In December 2007, I took it in due to rough shifting. I was told it needed new engine mounts. Two weeks later, I took my family to the mountains on a getaway. It was slipping out of gear on nearly every other hill. When we got home, Honda agreed to cover 1/2 the replacement cost. My half was $1600. I read posting online where Honda had paid the entire repair cost for some customers. Why the disparity? my guess is that these transmissions are failing at ridiculously high rates, and they are trying to minimize their losses.