I thought I would start a thread dedicated to the 2001 model since I know already that I will have this vehicle for a long time. I have visited Odyclub religiously for 7 years since I bought the Odyssey. I thought I would jot down some of the things I have learned in one thread to help others save time.
Feel free to add anything related to the 2001 model or just say hello if you are a 2001 owner.
Extended Warranty on Automatic Transmission (TSB 02-062) – A higher than normal incidence of transmissions have defects in material and workmanship and warranty is extended to 7 yrs 9 months (93 months) or 109,000 miles (175,000 kms) which ever comes first. Ensure ATF lines and fittings are flushed of debris before installing the remanufactured transmission. The remanufactured transmission has new inside components with a used casing. An external filter should be installed in the ATF return line, under the battery. http://techinfo.honda.com/Rjanisis/pubs/SB/A02-062.PDF
Extended Warranty on Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) (TSB 05-026) – 8 yrs/84,000 miles (135,000kms) In some vehicles, the EGR system can become contaminated or clogged. If this happens, then the vehicle will surge or hesitate during light acceleration and the MIL may come on with DTC codes P0401 of P1491. The repair involves replacing the EGR valve and reaming the port and installing a Teflon sleeve to reduce future clogging. http://techinfo.honda.com/Rjanisis/pubs/SB/A05-026.PDF
Seatbelt Lifetime Warranty (applies only in USA).
Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) issued by Honda relating to a repair to a common problem for the 2001:
TSB 03-013 Rear Brakes Groan When Coming to a Stop – replace rear brake drums. http://techinfo.honda.com/Rjanisis/pubs/SB/A03-013.PDF
TSB 01-096 Rear Wiper Arm Is Loose – clean splines on shaft and install new flange nut. http://techinfo.honda.com/Rjanisis/pubs/SB/A01-096.PDF
TSB 03-052 Buzzing From The Alternator – replace the alternator/drive belt. http://techinfo.honda.com/Rjanisis/pubs/SB/A03-052.PDF
TSB 03-073 MIL Is On With DTC P0420 – the catalytic converter has deteriorated. Normal warranty period for the CC is 8 years/80,000 miles (130,000 kms). http://techinfo.honda.com/Rjanisis/pubs/SB/A03-073.PDF
TSB 04-007 Idle Fluctuation With DTC P1129 – the Idle Air Control (IAC) valve is faulty. http://techinfo.honda.com/Rjanisis/pubs/SB/A04-007.PDF
TSB 04-029 Hesitation Or Surging Between 30 And 60 MPH - replace faulty EGR valve. http://techinfo.honda.com/Rjanisis/pubs/SB/A04-029.PDF
TSB 03-022 Remote Audio Controls Do Not Work Properly – dimple the copper shield on the steering wheel ball bearing to create a better ground connection. http://techinfo.honda.com/Rjanisis/pubs/SB/A03-022.PDF
TSB 07-012 General Info And Troubleshooting For Music Link (for Ipod). http://techinfo.honda.com/Rjanisis/pubs/SB/A07-012.PDF
TSB 99-080 Roof Rack End Covers Are Missing – replace covers and clips. http://techinfo.honda.com/Rjanisis/pubs/SB/A99-080.PDF
TSB 03-001 MIL Comes On With DTC P1457: EVAP Bypass Solenoid Valve Failure – replace the EVAP solenoid valve and ECM/PCM, if necessary. http://techinfo.honda.com/Rjanisis/pubs/SB/A03-001.PDF
TSB 99-065 Inaccurate Odyssey Fuel Gauge – replace the fuel gauge sending unit. http://techinfo.honda.com/Rjanisis/pubs/SB/A99-065.PDF
TSB 01-009 V6 Engine Oil Leaks – depending on location of leaks, seal with JB Weld. http://techinfo.honda.com/Rjanisis/pubs/SB/A01-009.PDF
TSB 06-030 Idle Vibration Or Harsh Shifting – replace the front hydraulic engine mount. http://techinfo.honda.com/Rjanisis/pubs/SB/A06-030.PDF
TSB 02-048 Noise From Under The Dashboard While Driving Between 50 and 56 MPH – replace the PCM with the appropriate counter-measured part. http://techinfo.honda.com/Rjanisis/pubs/SB/A02-048.PDF
TSB 00-064 Deformed Windshield Molding – remove the entire inner lip and fill the entire channel between the molding and the body with silicone sealant. http://techinfo.honda.com/Rjanisis/pubs/SB/A00-064.PDF
TSB 02-056 Weak Tailgate Struts – replace tailgate struts if leaking or can compress by hand. http://techinfo.honda.com/Rjanisis/pubs/SB/A02-056.PDF
TSB 01-020 Power Sliding Door Does Not Close Completely – align the sliding door and junction switch, replace the faulty remote control switch, or replace the faulty closer motor-latch assembly. http://techinfo.honda.com/Rjanisis/pubs/SB/A01-020.PDF
TSB 99-072 Sliding Door Alarm Beeps – adjust sliding doors, replace/align the body and junction door switch, improve ground connection, repair one or more wires in the sliding door system, replace one or more connector terminals in the sliding door control unit harness, replace sliding door latch assembly, or replace the sliding door control unit. http://techinfo.honda.com/Rjanisis/pubs/SB/A99-072.PDF
TSB 02-071 Rattle From The Sliding Doors – replace the sliding door sub-seal. http://techinfo.honda.com/Rjanisis/pubs/SB/A02-071.PDF
TSB 99-028 Power Sliding Door(s) Do Not Work And DTC 25 Is Set – repair loose or poor grounds, replace the door and body junction switches and align sliding door. http://techinfo.honda.com/Rjanisis/pubs/SB/A99-028.PDF
TSB 04-039 Buzzing From The Front Blower Motor – remove debris from blower unit and motor, replace the blower motor if necessary, apply foam to the wiper motor post clearance holes, reinstall the windshield cowl top using new seals. http://techinfo.honda.com/Rjanisis/pubs/SB/A04-039.PDF
TSB 01-097 Clock Light Does Not Work – replace the clock illumination bulb. http://techinfo.honda.com/Rjanisis/pubs/SB/A01-097.PDF
TSB 00-082 Third Row Seat Cushion Will Not Unlatch – reattach the cable attached to the handle and install retaining clips onto the handle. http://techinfo.honda.com/Rjanisis/pubs/SB/A00-082.PDF
TSB 03-062 Seat Belt Slow To Retract – clean seatbelt guide with soap and water or isopropyl alcohol. http://techinfo.honda.com/Rjanisis/pubs/SB/A03-062.PDF
TSB 05-016 Child Seat Anchor Location Button Is Missing – replace buttons. http://techinfo.honda.com/Rjanisis/pubs/SB/A05-016.PDF
TSB 01-073 SRS Indicator Is On With DTC 7-3 – replace the SRS control unit. http://techinfo.honda.com/Rjanisis/pubs/SB/A01-073.PDF
TSB 02-059 Side-To-Side Looseness In The Driver’s 8-Way Power Seat – install shims in the seat base. http://techinfo.honda.com/Rjanisis/pubs/SB/A02-059.PDF
TSB 06-068 Vehicle Pulling Or Drifting – wheel alignment, replace tires or steering wheel off-center. http://techinfo.honda.com/Rjanisis/pubs/SB/A06-068.PDF
TSB 07-001 Front Stabilizer Link Clunks – replace both stabilizer links with updated parts. http://techinfo.honda.com/Rjanisis/pubs/SB/A07-001.PDF
TSB 02-045 Creaking Or Ticking From The Dashboard Or A Front Strut – install shims to the damper mounting base and/or remove the front damper/spring assembly, grind off the body spot weld burrs and refinish the surface. http://techinfo.honda.com/Rjanisis/pubs/SB/A02-045.PDF
Clock light bulb burnt out is common. Repair is here: http://www.odyclub.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=23429&highlight=clock+light+replacement
A/C cabin filter is a DIY job: http://www.odyclub.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=17078&highlight=cabin+filter+replacement
ATF (Honda ATF Z-1) drain and fill recommended at least every 30,000 miles (48,000 kms) and strongly suggested every 15,000 miles (24,000 kms). I have installed a Magnefine ATF external filter http://www.emergingent.com/magnefine/order_page.htm
in the return line since there is NO ATF filter.
Batteries do not last long in the Odyssey. Expect to replace every 3-5 years.
Brake fluid is recommended to be changed every 3 years, regardless of mileage.
Online 2001 Owner’s Manual: https://techinfo.honda.com/rjanisis/pubs/om/OD0101/OD0101MAINIDX.pdf
Replacement light bulb guide: http://www.sylvania.com/ConsumerProducts/AutomotiveLighting/LampReplacementGuide/
More to be added as I remember them…