Honda Odyssey owners manuals

Honda Odyssey

Model overview

The Honda Odyssey is a minivan produced and sold by Japanese maker Honda as 1994 across fifth generations.

The Odyssey had initially been designed and engineered in Japan. The first generation was a smaller minivan, that was received well in Japan but less well received in North America. The first generation Odyssey was sold in Europe as the Honda Shuttle.

The following generations changed to reflect market fluctuations, and Honda created a factory in the U.S, including the strength to produce larger models. Following the model year 1999, Honda has sold a larger Odyssey in North America and a smaller Odyssey variant in Japan and other markets. 

The Odyssey is available in five trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite. All Odysseys are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 (280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque) mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive.

Honda Odyssey known problems

Some of the common problems or complaints owners have about the Honda Odyssey are:

  • The Odyssey model from 2011 through 2017 has received many complaints about transmission clunks, hesitant gear changes, and vibrations felt when using the brakes.
  • The third-generation Odyssey (2005-2010) has also received complaints about transmission clunks, power steering whine, reduced steering assistance at low speeds, and poor brake performance. 
  • Some Odyssey owners of the models 2008-2013 have also experienced engine misfiring and excessive oil consumption due to defective piston rings.
  • Odyssey models from 2002 and 2005 are known to have the most problems.

Honda Odyssey PDF owner manual

Below you can find the owners manuals for the Odyssey model sorted by year. The manuals are free to download and are available in PDF format. Is is recommended to check the owners manual corresponding to the correct year of your Honda Odyssey to solve the problems or to get insights about the car.

Manuals by year