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 |  Aug 28 2014, 7:31 AM


The 2015 Honda Odyssey has earned the highest safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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 |  May 02 2014, 7:45 AM


Nearly 25,000 Honda Odyssey minivans are being recalled because of a problem with their air bags.

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 |  Apr 04 2014, 11:02 AM

Ask AutoGuide No. 42

Ask AutoGuide No. 42

Apparently family values matter. Conservative politicians tap-dance around these issues, pundits prognosticate about their demise and segments of the driving population make them a central issue when it’s time to purchase a new vehicle. Not surprisingly they play a starring role in this week’s installment of Ask AutoGuide.

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 |  Mar 15 2014, 4:54 PM


Honda‘s popular minivan is facing yet another recall, this time for a potential fire risk.

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 |  Feb 12 2014, 7:32 PM


A Honda Odyssey hybrid variant is under consideration and could join the minivan’s lineup in the future.

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 |  Dec 19 2013, 12:01 AM


Honda and Acura leads all automakers with six vehicles in their lineup receiving the highest possible safety rating of Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

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 |  Nov 06 2013, 5:24 PM


Thought the Bisimoto Hyundai Genesis Coupe boasting 1,000 hp was extreme? How about this Honda Odyssey minivan built to the tune of 1,029 hp?

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 |  Nov 02 2013, 3:59 PM


Approximately 344,000 Honda Odyssey minivans will be recalled in the U.S. to fix a software defect that leads to a braking issue.

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 |  Sep 19 2013, 9:47 AM


Honda Motor Co. has announced that it is recalling about 318,000 Odyssey minivans and 56,000 Acura MDXs in the US regarding problems with the airbag control unit. 

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 |  Sep 10 2013, 3:55 PM


Honda has issued a recall on its 2013 Odyssey and Pilot vehicles for an issue that could cause the engine to stall.

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 |  Aug 09 2013, 10:31 AM


Congratulations, you’re all grown up! At this point in life you’ve probably made it through college with more than an associate’s degree in the field of interpretive dance; you’ve more than likely claimed a life partner that’s the opposite gender and of breeding age and, consequently, you’ve manufactured a genetic replica or two. You’re going places, and you need a suitable vehicle for this exciting new lifestyle.

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 |  Jul 06 2013, 10:01 AM


When you go and build a race car out of a mundane minivan, there are some opportunities you absolutely have to take advantage of – like going to McDonald’s.

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 |  Jun 30 2013, 7:02 PM


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened a probe on 2007-2008 model year Honda Odyssey minivans for a possible brake issue.

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 |  Jun 25 2013, 1:09 PM


Honda has announced pricing on its 2014 Odyssey minivan, with the Odyssey LX starting at $28,825 excluding an $830 destination charge.

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 |  Jun 05 2013, 4:02 PM


Last week’s Detroit IndyCar winner, Simon Pagenaud, will be climbing into a Honda Odyssey for the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

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 |  Apr 18 2013, 9:17 PM


Honda is issuing out a recall for its 2012-2013 CR-V and Odyssey models, along with the 2013 Acura RDX for a brake shift interlock issue.

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 |  Mar 29 2013, 9:11 AM

Big News in the Big Apple

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Winter’s icy stranglehold on the northern hemisphere has finally been broken. After months of gray skies and freezing weather spring is finally in the air. Automakers are responding to the warmth and sun by emerging from product hibernation. Companies located in places ranging from South Korea to the United Kingdom have unveiled a bumper-crop of new hardware ranging from sensible to insane. Here are the Top 10 reveals from the 2013 New York International Auto Show.

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 |  Jan 28 2013, 2:00 PM

Adding to Honda’s airbag woes, the company has announced a new recall today for 2009-2013 Pilot SUVs and 2011-2013 Odyssey minivans. 

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 |  Dec 12 2012, 9:45 AM

Honda just announced that it is expanding a recent recall to include an additional 800,000 vehicles because of problems with the ignition interlock that allows the key to be removed when the vehicle isn’t in park. 

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 |  Aug 31 2012, 3:21 PM

Information about some 2013 model year Honda vehicles has been released, and the most important news is that the Pilot, CR-V and Odyssey have all received minor price increases from last year.

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 |  May 16 2012, 4:01 PM

Maybe you’ve been in this situation: stuck on the side of a road, a punctured tire needing to be changed out for the spare one in the trunk. You have a pair of options, do you choose to change the tire yourself, or do you call for roadside assistance. Both options can take a while to get you back on the road, especially if you’ve never changed a tire yourself before. And even if you have, sometimes it can take some serious elbow grease.

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 |  May 03 2012, 5:31 PM

Honda manufacturing of Alabama is entering the One Lap of America endurance race again this year, running in an Odyssey minivan that pumps out 523 hp.

The race covers 10 states and eight race tracks over a period of seven days, and consists of all types of racing events including straight line time trials, banked oval track timed laps, road course segements and more.

The Honda Odyssey would not be the first choice for most racers, but the engineers at Honda Alabama decided to have some fun with the typical family vehicle and added some pep to the kid carrier. A stock Odyssey runs with a 3.5-liter V-6 that makes 266 hp, while this race version uses a turbocharger and modified version of the same engine to provide 523 hp.

[Source: Birmingham News]

 |  Feb 28 2012, 8:01 PM


Subaru replaced Honda as the top-rated automaker by Consumer Reports today, in a bit of an upset.

Not only did the Japanese automaker known best for its efficient all-wheel drives take the top spot, but did so while the previous champion fell by several points over last year’s ratings.

The victory, then, is due not only to an improved Subaru line, but also to declining quality on Honda’s part. According to Consumer Reports, Subaru’s overall standing improved after all their vehicles met or exceeded average reliability ratings, something that saw a boost with improvements to the Impreza WRX models. At the same time, the Honda Odyssey and Civic both fell short of their predecessors, costing the company points in their standings.

In fact, Honda didn’t even take second place this year — Mazda managed to win that spot with similarly improved models.

Honda loyalists may bemoan the latest results, but at least Toyota stoics can take solace in the fact their perennial list-finalist still won five of the top 10 picks.

Finally it’s also worth mentioning that despite coming in last place, Chrysler improved eight points this year, compared to Subaru’s two-point climb to victory.

In celebration of the smaller company emerging victorious, click through our gallery of the pugnacious Impreza WRX below.

GALLERY: 2012 Subaru Impreza WRX


 |  Feb 22 2012, 2:02 PM

Honda is issuing a recall for 2008-2009 Odyssey minivans which will start around March 13th, for problems involving the gas-filled struts used to raise and support the rear liftgate of the vehicle.

This affects Odysseys equipped with the power liftgate system, for a total of 45,747 affected minivans. The flaw can result in a leak of the pressurized gas resulting in reduced strut performance. In other words, your liftgate might not stay up when you think it will, ultimately causing bodily harm. The Japanese automaker will replace both power liftgate gas struts free of charge. Concerned owners can contact Honda at (800) 999-1009.