I was just informed that the transmission is going out and it is going to cost me approx. $4200 to get it replaced. Can you please give me more information on the class action lawsuit and the extended warrenty. My Odyssey has 149,000 miles and I purchased it in the fall of 2000.
I have a 1999 Accord V6 and 2001 Odyssey. Accord had the transmission replaced twice so far and now the Odyseey transmission failed just recently. I called Honda and they refused any help. Their service is ****. Never buy a Honda anymore. They never stand behind their vehicle.
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Honda Civic 01 has a defetive torque converter that prematurely fails. Same issue with the Odyssey 03 to 05. (The difference is Odyssey got a recall whereas the Civic did not). When it does, debris gets into the transmisson thereby clogging the filter and sometimes ruins the gears. There is no drop pans for this type of transmission and the filter is located inside the transmission housing itself which renders it to be serviceable by transmission shops ONLY. Most often, when the torque converter fails, the entire transmission will need to be overhauled or replaced. A cost that could run from $850 for a rebuilt to $2000 for an OEM. The best cost effective way to remedy this siuation is to replace the torque converter before the mileage reaches to 100K. A rebuilt one only cost $120 or $700 for an OEM with labor ranging around $350. Far cheaper than a transmission replacement. If your Civic 01 is still running and it is beyond 100K, run fast to a transmission shop and replace the torque converter immediately. If the transmission is already starting to slip, replace the torque conventer and flush the transmission and pray that the tranny was not significantly damaged by the debri. Remember, the recommended trans fluid change for Civic is 120K / 6 yrs or 30K / 6 months if driving in severe conditions.
I would read the codes to find out specifically whats up with the transmission. If its the torque converter solenoid as your describing, then this is not a big repair. But if the convertor clutch is not aligned with its shafts ...thats costly.
My wife and I are just resolving this same problem. You need to request a copy of Honda Service Bulletin # 02-062 which is titled "warranty extension: Accord, Odyssey, and Prelude Automatic Transmission. The warranty is for 7 years nine months or 109,000 miles. You are with in both of those aspects. Your dealer should have informed you of this and your transmission is should be completely covered with a replacement that should have an additional 1 year of warranty and 12,000 more miles. I took this issue to Honda America direct and they are in the processing of re-imbursing me for the cost of our transimssion repair.
The Odyssey has notorious bad transmissions from 2000-2003. You will not get anything on a trade, the trans can be fixed for about $2k. If everything else on the van still works and you like it, figure you bought it again for $2k. I changen my wife's Odyssey trans at 175K miles for $2k and she is happy so therefore I am happy too :-)