Dealer said they could find no issue and did not experience any hard shifting while they test drove it. what a surprise! this was after they said there were no loaner cars available. On the phone they assured me there would be a loaner car. People at car dealerships see no difference between lying and telling the truth, they were completely confused when I tried to explain that they said there would be a loaner car and there wasn't one when my wife arrived. They just kept telling me that they get 80 cars a day in for service and cannot guarantee a car is available and they did the best they could. But you said there would be a loaner. Then back to the same story. This went in circles for (not exaggerating) 15 minutes!! Honda has slipped, I have had Hondas only since '98 but they aren't the same now.dealer will tell you, this is normal for Honda.
I would say yes normal for Honda but for faulty ones. Not all of them. this is my 3rd honda and out of 3 i got 2 faulty ones. Hard shift issue / Jerking....
I started hating my 18 Oddy for this reason.
So, I may be able to instill some hope here.Were you able to resolve your issue? Facing a similar one in my new '19 Odyssey.
yes, using ECO means extremely slow response from a dead stop, a little better on the highway. we had no issues at 7K either, wait until around 15K2018 LX, no issues with my transmission. The only thing I noticed if ECO is active, engine loss a lot power, very sluggish. 7K miles and has been working good. Took the Ody to the North GA mountains last weekend and worked pretty good. Sorry to hear so many issues with the transmission.
Mine does the same. Not all the time, but when accelerating slowly sometimes around 25mph I hear the thud. It's fine after that, but it is annoying.Took the van to a different dealer and they admitted there was a problem with occasional hard shifting at 25 mph (they described it like someone bumped into you which is what it feels like). At least they were honest and said there wasn't a fix currently. Wishing I would have tried a 2018 Sienna even though it was 'older' in terms of style, it was proven and probably had the bugs worked out. A Chrysler Town and Country may have been better as those haven't changed in a long time
Welcome to Odyclub!We are currently looking to purchase either a Honda or Toyota minivan. We had a Honda before and loved it but we are shying away from the Hondas due to what we are hearing regarding the transmissions. Is it just the 9 speed transmissions with the issues or are there issues with the 6 speeds as well? We are leaning toward the Toyota Sienna unless we find some more info on the Hondas. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
If I can offer you a nickel's worth of free advice, go for a 2016 or 2017 Odyssey. The most common issues they have (like transmission performance) are easily handled and well understood by a good number of people here at Odyclub. We'll help you as much as we can. They're the last two years of their generation and Honda pretty much had everything well sorted out.We are currently looking at 2016, 17 and 18 Odysseys and primarily 2018 Siena. I know you usually can't go wrong with a Honda or Toyota but when I came across the Odyssey transmission issues I had to do some research. My wife loves the interior and layout of the Odysseys so that is where we are leaning.