Cases & Investigations

Honda Odyssey Transmission Malfunction Lawsuit

CASE NUMBER: 8:17-cv-01079
PRACTICE AREAS: Defective Products
PRODUCT: 2014 - present Honda Odysseys
COURT: United States District Court for the Central District of California

Berger Montague has filed a claim against American Honda Motor Company, Inc. for the malfunction of the transmission in model-year 2014 or later Honda Odyssey vehicles. The malfunction involves a “judder” or extreme vibration when driving the vehicle.

If you own or lease a model-year 2014 or later Honda Odyssey and have experienced this judder malfunction while operating your vehicle, please contact Jeffrey Osterwise at or (215) 875-4642 to discuss the matter.

Berger Montague’s team consists of Lawrence Deutsch and Jeffrey Osterwise. The case is MacDougall et al. v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc. et al. A copy of the complaint is available here.

Honda Odyssey Transmission Complaints

Problems with Honda Odyssey transmissions started with the 1999 model. In December 2006, a class action settlement gave Odyssey owners of 1999-2001 model years an extended warranty on the transmission until 109,000 miles or 7 years and 9 months.

Later, in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Honda issued a recall meant to fix transmission problems for 2002-2004 model year vehicles. Unfortunately, problems persisted.

In addition to “juddering,” Odyssey owners report experiencing erratic shifting, a flashing “D” light in the gauge cluster, and illumination of the traction control light and/or the check engine light.


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