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Hi all, I was backing my odyssey into my garage and it completely shut down and will not start at all. :nothappy: lucky for me, I was not on the highway when this happened. The interior lights still turn on and are not dim. We drove the car about 150 miles today. Has anyone ever experienced this or know anything about this issue? Thanks
 

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I don't know why it would shut off, but it probably won't start up again because the transmission is out of PARK. In the 3rd gen there is a small slot next to the shifter that you access by removing part of the dash trim. Once the plastic cover is gone, you can stick your key into the slot and move the lever into PARK (or NEUTRAL) and then try and start it.
 

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Correct, the car will not start and I can't seem to get it out of reverse. I will try what you mentioned tomorrow. I am concerned why this happened and if it will happen again? My other concern is that if I am able to get it out of reverse and start the vehicle and I bring it to Honda to be looked at, they will say nothing is wrong now and send me on my way. Would an error code be generated for this problem? Thanks for your help.
 

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There's no code for stalling while backing into garage ;) However, some associated codes "might" be triggered (cam angle, crank angle, etc...) when an engine stalls. If it's a serious problem, the issue should still be there. If it is just a "one time" hiccup, it will be hard to reproduce. Either way, get it over to the dealer for a look over and make sure your story gets documented. That way if it happens again (and again), there's a paper trail even if the dealer considers "nothing" to be wrong.
 

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I have been on and off the phone with the dealer where we purchased the car for over 2 hours. Because we don't live in the town where we purchased the car, they will not cover the cost of towing. They say we need to bring it to the nearest dealer from us to have the towing expense covered. WTF!!!! I a waiting to hear back from the dealer where we purchased the car......
 

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I can see the slot I was referring to in the photos of the dash on Honda's website. It is to the right of the RND on the shift column. Word of advice, don't just use a screw driver to remove the dash cover, it will damage the plastic. Use a piece of cloth over the screw driver to protect the plastic.
 

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UPDATE:
The car is @ Honda. Thank god for Honda care warranty, was able to flatbed to dealer where purchased no charge. They said the problem may be with the electric starter, because no fuses were blown and everything appears to be ok. Will find out more tomorrow.

@cntrtwnltd, thanks for the info. I was able to get the van out of reverse to neutral . The plastic is fragile!!
 

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Spoke with honda dealer today. We had to have the remote starter removed to rule it out, and the van still will not start or have power? They have no idea what is wrong!! :huh:
They have to contact Honda and trouble shoot. I can't believe we have this problem on a 6 month old van.
 

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Honda did not install the remote starter. It has been installed for 5 months without any problems. Anyway, the remote starter was removed from the van while at dealer and still will not start.

This is the first time it has happened and van has been dead since.

Will get an update tomorrow.
 

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We got the van back!!! The 50 amp ignition Fuse was blown. They said it blew from a short somewhere? With the wire harness removed for the remote starter, we found the ignition wire insulation worn down to bare metal. This made contact with metal and the fuse blew causing my headache.
 

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This is why I wanted the Honda started but when I found that it was just such a limited design I opted for the dealer to install an after market. This one has more range and more options. Still concerned about the long term affects of an improperly (or poorly) installed modification..

Very happy for you that the problem was found..
 
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