The Honda Odyssey is a minivan or otherwise known as a multi purpose vehicle produced by the Japanese automaker Honda since 1995. The American version of the Odyssey was sold under the name Honda Lagreat in Japan from 1998 to 2004. On the other hand, the smaller Japanese Odyssey continued in Japan and numerous export markets. The American van was the first Japanese minivan to assume the size and layout of the similar, and extremely popular, Dodge Caravan. It had significant power, good acceleration and an outstanding safety rating for the time. But, there was a major down side to the Honda Odyssey and that being a transmission technology that failed to keep pace with the engine power. It is very unfortunate if one owns a 4-speed automatic transmission model from 1999 to 2001 or a 5-speed automatic from 2002 to 2004. For these models had very serious problems with transmission reliability, and to this day, have not been solved.
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Honda reacted to problems of the 4 speed in 1999-2001 models by extending the warranty on the transmission to 7 years or 100,000 miles, but in reality, that was a sorry excuse for a band-aid. A class action settlement extends the coverage to 109,000 miles and 93 months for some ’99-01 Odysseys. Additionally, the 5 speed transmissions of the Odyssey from 2002-2004, some Accords, some Acura TL’s, some Acura CL’s and some Acura MDX’s suffer frequent failure of the transmission’s third clutch pack. Seems as though Honda made a huge error either in design or in subcontracting out parts. There is also another less common although serious transmission safety problem. A gear could overheat and break and cause the transmission to lock up suddenly. Since this is a safety issue, thankfully a recall was started. Basically, take the Odyssey to the nearest dealer and make sure things are in order. You can go here for more details on the Odyssey. Auto Transport Rates for the Honda Odyssey are available here using our original auto transport calculator on our page.