Common problems with the Honda Odyssey include transmission failure on the 2002 model, sliding door issues on the 2005 version, and paint peeling on the 2007 van. Transmission failure on the 2002 Odyssey was the most-reported problem on CarComplaints.com, as of 2015.
Transmission failure on the 2002 Odyssey generally occurs around 95,000 miles of driving for some vehicle owners. Transmission replacement fixes the issue, costing over $3,400 on average. The 2005 Odyssey experienced issues with the sliding door, often as a result of a defective latch or door motor. Some customers experienced excessive paint peeling on the 2007 Odyssey, requiring repainting of the affected areas.