Honda Odyssey Repair & Service:

A+ Japanese Auto Repair has been servicing and repairing this reliable family mobile since 1997. The Honda Odyssey has seen many changes over the years. When it comes to repairing the Honda Odyssey A+ Japanese Auto Repair is known as the Bay Area's Experts. If you have any repair needs contact us or set up an appointment today. If you have servicing questions below is a great resource from Honda on the servicing schedule that applies to most Honda Odysseys driven as a daily driver family transport.

A+ Japanese Auto Repair Honda Odyssey Car Repair since 1997

The Honda Odyssey was engineered by Kunimichi Odagaki, then a chief engineer at Honda's Research and Development Center, along with a team of 20 members, in the wake of Japan’s recession of the early 1990s and the possibility of a 25-percent tariff if the minivans were imported to the U.S. as light trucks. In the course of developing the Odyssey, it became paramount to circumvent these obstacles and conceive a feasible interior package that could use existing manufacturing facilities with minimal investment.

Odagaki traveled to the U.S. in September 1990 with a small sub-team to conduct a review of the U.S. minivan market. At the project's inception, the team was considering variations for the project from 4-cylinder to V6 alternatives, when the project was canceled.

 

Honda Odyssey Auto Repair
Honda Odyssey
Developed in secrecy by Kunimichi Odagaki

Odagaki continued working with an "underground" team, using as its design credo the concept of a "personal jet,” which led to the car's original PJ concept code name. Odagaki conceived the idea of the third row seat folding into a floor compartment and he worked with his team to include a "center aisle." The team worked to convince management of the project's viability, and by April 1991, Odagaki won permission to develop a prototype. There are other minivans that rival the Odyssey's family-friendly features, but the Honda combines those attributes with confident driving dynamics and a long-standing record of reliability, making it an all-around family favorite.

Earlier models had some transmission problems, but Honda seems to have worked them out as of 2004. Common problems that we see at A+ Japanese Auto Repair are brakes wearing out quickly and engine mount failure due to the design.

Inspections recommended by A+ Japanese Auto Repair

To keep your Honda Odyssey performing at its best, the manufacturer suggests checking the following items at the specified intervals:

  • Engine oil and coolant levels – Check every time you fill the fuel tank.
  • Windshield washer fluid – Check the reservoir monthly. If weather conditions cause you to use the washer more frequently, check the reservoir each time you stop for fuel.
  • Tires – Check the tire pressure monthly and examine the tread for wear and foreign objects.
  • Lights – Check the headlights, parking lights, taillights, high-mount brake light, turn signals, brake lights, and license plate lights monthly.

Honda Odyssey Repair & Service

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Honda Odyssey: Factory Service Schedule

 

(This is a guide - depending on your driving style, conditions where you drive, model year, towing etc... your individual service schedule on your Honda Odyssey will vary from this schedule)

Honda Odyssey: 5000 MILES, OR 6 MONTHS

Engine Oil and Oil filter change service
Check and reset tire pressures
Check and inspect all fluid levels and conditions
Perform visual comprehensive vehicle inspection

Honda Odyssey: 15000 MILES, 24000 KM, OR 12 MONTHS (1 YEAR)

Replace air cleaner element (30,000 except in dusty conditions)
Check parking brake adjustment
Lubricate locks and hinges
Clean antenna mast

Honda Odyssey: 30000 MILES, 48000 KM, OR 24 MONTHS (2 YEARS)

Replace air cleaner element (Use normal schedule except in dusty conditions)
Inspect valve clearance [at 30000 miles (48000 km) only]
Replace spark plugs
Inspect and adjust drive belts
Replace transmission fluid (MT/AT/CVT)
Check parking brake adjustment
Lubricate locks and hinges
Clean antenna mast

Honda Odyssey: 45000 MILES, 72000 KM, OR 36 MONTHS (3 YEARS)

Replace air cleaner element (Use normal schedule except in dusty conditions)
Replace engine coolant
Replace brake fluid
Check parking brake adjustment
Lubricate locks and hinges
Clean antenna mast

Honda Odyssey: 60000 MILES, 96000 KM, OR 48 MONTHS (4 YEARS)

Replace air cleaner element (Use normal schedule except in dusty conditions)
Replace spark plugs
Inspect and adjust drive belts
Replace transmission fluid (MT/AT/CVT)
Check parking brake adjustment
Lubricate locks and hinges
Clean antenna mast

Honda Odyssey: 75000 MILES, 120000 KM, OR 60 MONTHS (5 YEARS)

Replace air cleaner element (Use normal schedule except in dusty conditions)
Replace engine coolant
Check parking brake adjustment
Lubricate locks and hinges
Clean antenna mast

Honda Odyssey: 90000 MILES, 144000 KM, OR 72 MONTHS (6 YEARS)

Replace air cleaner element (Use normal schedule except in dusty conditions)
Replace spark plugs
Inspect and adjust drive belts
Replace transmission fluid (MT/AT/CVT)
Inspect front and rear brakes
Replace brake fluid
Check parking brake adjustment
Lubricate locks and hinges
Clean antenna mast

Honda Odyssey: 105000 MILES, 168000 KM, OR 84 MONTHS (7 YEARS)

Replace air cleaner element (Use normal schedule except in dusty conditions)
Replace timing belt and inspect water pump
Inspect idle speed
Replace engine coolant
Check parking brake adjustment
Lubricate locks and hinges
Clean antenna mast

Honda Odyssey: 120000 MILES, 192000 KM, OR 96 MONTHS (8 YEARS)

Replace air cleaner element (Use normal schedule except in dusty conditions)
Replace spark plugs
Inspect and adjust drive belts
Replace transmission fluid (MT/AT/CVT)
Check parking brake adjustment
Lubricate locks and hinges
Clean antenna mast

Maintenance Notes:

Replace engine oil and oil filter every 5,000 miles (6000 km) or 6 months
Check engine oil and coolant at each fuel stop
Inspect front and rear brakes every 75000 miles (12000 km) or 6 months
Rotate tires every 7500 miles (12000 km)
Inspect Supplemental Restraint System 10 years after production

Visually inspect the following items every 7500 miles (12000 km) or 6 months:

Tie rod ends, steering gear box, and boots
Suspension components
Driveshaft boots

Visually inspect the following items every 15000 miles, 42000 km, or 12 months (1 year):

Brake hoses and lines (including ABS)
All fluid levels and condition of fluids
Cooling system hoses and connections
Exhaust system
Fuel lines and connections
Lights and controls
Vehicle underbody

Honda Odyssey Owner Maintenance Checks:

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Check your vehicle properly at factory
recommended intervals

You should check the following items at the specified intervals.

  • Engine oil level - Check every time you fill the fuel tank.
  • Engine coolant level - Check the radiator reserve tank every time you fill the fuel tank.
  • Windshield washer fluid - Check the level in the reservoir monthly. If weather conditions cause you to use the washers frequently, check the reservoir each time you stop for fuel.
  • Tires - Check the tire pressure monthly. Examine the tread for wear and foreign objects.
  • Lights - Check the operation of the headlights, parking lights, taillights, high-mount brake light, turn signals, brake lights, and license plate lights monthly.
 

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