odyssey

As a followup to my article about installing a roof rack on a Honda Odyssey, I wanted to address a question that I received via e-mail: How long does the installation take? Sure, you can save a ton, but is it worth the time invested?

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I recently installed a cargo rack (roof rails + cross bars) on our 2012 Honda Odyssey. I thought about having it done at the dealer, but their price was ridiculous. Thus, I decided to do it myself. What follows are some notes on the installation.

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In the past month, we’ve bought two new vehicles — a Honda Odyssey EX and a Honda CR-V EX. As we always do when we get a new vehicle, we also bought custom floor mats to protect the carpet from our four kids.

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I’ve heard about people having trouble with their Honda Odyssey sliding doors, but it wasn’t until recently that we joined them… I was away for the week, and when I returned my wife said she was having trouble with the passenger-side sliding door.

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After thinking that we had resolved the transmission issues on our Honda Odyssey, I was greeted by an unwelcome sight the other day while driving home from our Mother’s Day brunch… More engine warning lights.

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Last fall the drive light started blinking on our Honda Odyssey. According to the manual, this light signals possible transmission trouble. We were thus relieved to learn that we just needed to swap out the 4th gear pressure switch.

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We have a 2004 Honda Odyssey with about 110k miles on it. We’ve never really had any problems with it, and have always taken good care of it. Nonetheless, we just had a bit of a transmission scare.

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