#1. Had same problem when I bought 2001 LX, (manual doors) new. Back then owners had same problem. Their fix, was to lube the gaskets, rubberHi! New member here.
We bought a 2001 Odyssey for Christmas. We bought it from a Toyota dealership and it was in great shape! Only 131,000 miles on it and no apparent transmission issues. It's our first minivan and we love it!
I only have a couple of issues and they involve the sliding doors.
#1: have any of you had an issue with the doors freezing shut in the winter? It happened 4 times this winter! It was unpleasant trying load an infant seat through the front door :/. I tried heating the car up, but that did always work. One time, it ran for 40 min and still wouldn't open! I live in VA, so not the coldest place ever. Is there a solution to this?
#2: the driver's side door locks itself. I though my daughter was locking it, accidently or otherwise, but now it's starting to stay locked when I unlock the car. Not every time though.
The absolute only things I'm not a fan of on this vehicle are the inconveniently located top tethers for the 3rd row, though it's not currently an issue for us, and the fit of the center shoulder belt for the 3rd row. It doesn't feel safe.
Otherwise, we love our van! We even named it Winnie the Minivan.
material then goes around the door opening.
In my case, the Dealer, replace the rubber "gaskets" molding that go around the sliding door. FIXED the problem. If you can find my old posts
I posted the Honda part numbers of the molding.
Good luck on the tranny. I'm on my 4th. Have 180,000 miles on engine. You can find a good tranny rebuild for reasonable price. Only paid
$1900 on 4th tranny rebuild.