Honda Odyssey Problem Trends and Complaints

Based on 12 problem areas, owners have reported the following issues with this vehicle that range in severity ratings from low to high.

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Honda, fix the Entertainment System Issue!!

Model Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Honda

Model:

Odyssey

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I have been a lifelong Honda fan. I am now driving my third Odyssey van, and this will be the last. From the day I drove my new van off the lot, I have experienced issues with crackling and popping from the entertainment system. I have had it serviced three

Review submitted by:Kay

Pros:Comfortable ride, roomy interior for family

Cons:Entertainment system failure, customer serv issues

Appears to be a great choice but....

Model Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Honda

Model:

Odyssey

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I researched for months before selecting the Odyssey as our family car. What sold me was the middle row sliding seats so we had the option to move seating choices around and the ability to get into the back row to buckle of two older children sitting back there. The

Review submitted by:Nicole

Pros:Smooth drive

Cons:Radio,RES and center display defective with no fiX

Bad transmission

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Honda

Model:

Odyssey

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

This will be my first and last honda. Always bought Toyota but thought of odyssey because sienna didn't have shape change. Big mistake i made. No doubt has good interior but 20k miles and got emission system problem, 9 recalls, cheap body parts, unalighned rear bumper, transmission jerks, engine heats

Review submitted by:MMT

Pros:Nice interior

Cons:Everything!!!!

Electronics are glitchy

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Honda

Model:

Odyssey

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I have had nothing but problems with the electronic system since it's purchase. For the first year the dealership said it was ME! I finally proved them wrong, but will not ever return to them for repairs/upkeep or a new purchase. This is my 3rd Honda. Quality has sure gone

Review submitted by:MEVNB

Pros:Travels nice

Cons:Glitchy electronic system constant upgrades needed

Don’t buy this

Model Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Honda

Model:

Odyssey

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Bought our third Odyssey less than two months ago. The car feels like it is going to die at any minute. Took it to the shop and they said it was fine, then had two service guys tell me two different reason for why it felt ‘jerky’. They know it

Review submitted by:Jean

Pros:Sits comfortably.

Cons:Jerky ride, problems already with 5 063 miles.

Computer issues after 30 DAYS!

Model Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Honda

Model:

Odyssey

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

As a long time Honda owner I am EXTREMELY infuriated with the fact that I am already having an issue with a brand new vehicle. Purchased a 2020 Odyssey on May 26, 2020 and on June 25, 2020 the audio just stopped working mid drive. I get home, turn the

Review submitted by:Frustrated

Cons:Computer issues,middle seats no longer Fold down

New Odysseys are not as good as the old ones

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Honda

Model:

Odyssey

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

We bought a 2019 Odyssey EX-L to replace our 2014 Odyssey EX-L with 100,000 miles. Bottom line, I wish we never had. There are so many quirky small things that seem to be downgrades with the 2019 model. There are no second row top air vents, Android auto is nearly

Review submitted by:David R

Pros:Plenty of space for our family of 5 and a dog

Cons:We prefer our 2014 over our new 2019

Electrical problems right from the start.

Model Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Honda

Model:

Odyssey

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

The Honday Odyssey elite is a nice car with good styling and tons of room. Unfortunately the car began experiencing electrical problems just 30 days after driving it off the lot. The dealership, though helpful, have been unable to fix it. Buyer beware.

Review submitted by:nick

Pros:Stylish, lots of room

Cons:Electrical problems render the car inoperable.

Bad experience

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Honda

Model:

Odyssey

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I have Honda odyssey 2019 for 6 months now. After one month i noticed the car jerking at low speed specially around 40 km/h, and when Honda service tested they said there is nothing wrong. I will never ever buy a Honda.

Review submitted by:Houta

Pros:Enough space and storage

Cons:Jerking,

Unhappy Honda Fan - Navi and Surge Issues 2020 Ody

Model Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Honda

Model:

Odyssey

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Just bought 2020 Odyssey EX-L 3 months ago. This is my 6th Honda. Has already spent several DAYS in service for navi system and 1 day on surge problem. Accelerator gives it the gas and vehicle lurches forward while driving. Honda says they can not replicate the problem and therefore

Review submitted by:Disappointed Loyal Honda Owner

Read first before buying

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Honda

Model:

Odyssey

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Poor vehicle deep down when you dissociate yourself from the aggressive 'best van' marketing; not suited for colder climate, plastic paneling separates and causes leaks, FWD only as compared to Toyota Sienna (AWD) so very poor control during winter, slides badly and relatively low ground clearance; snow mode is useless

Review submitted by:Customer

Pros:unfortunately none

Cons:Lots

Transport van to get from point A to point B

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Honda

Model:

Odyssey

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Sluggish handling even in the sports mode, not very balanced while turning at speed more than 30 miles Difficult to achieve the fuel economy claimed Multiple small problems with the interior Windows shudder and jam at times Not sturdy, windows exterior skirting (plastic panels on the side) already came loose

Review submitted by:customer

Pros:No real advantage as compared to other vans in the

Transmission shifting in city driving is annoying

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Honda

Model:

Odyssey

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Bought EX model with 9 speed transmission. Transmission shifting in annoying in city driving. I get push back against accelerator pedal and the slowing down of the vehicle after letting up on accelerator petal seems excessive. Honda says nothing can be done but I have drive a 9 speed 2018

Review submitted by:David

Pros:Seems like solid vehicle

Cons:transmission and driver seat adjustability

Disappointed after purchase

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Honda

Model:

Odyssey

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I had driven a 2011 for 7.5 years and was very happy with it. I was reluctant to buy the 2019 Odyssey because of the removal of the cooler, but I decided to overlook this feature. After purchasing it, I realized that a number of other smaller amenities were removed.

Review submitted by:Murray

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