2006 Honda Odyssey Leaking Water
Sheri Southern

Denver, CO

#41 Nov 13, 2011
I have had this problem for 10 years since I bought my 1996 Isuzu Oasis, same as a Honda Odyssey and made by Honda. We opened up the back seat one day and it was covered with mold. We had to have it professionally cleaned to save it (over $100) and we ended up just taking it out and never solved the leak problem. It still fills with water if there's a hard rain and luckily we live in a part of Colorado where it doesn't rain a whole lot. It would really be bad if we lived in Seattle. It seems everyone's reporting it for 2005 models, but this is obviously a problem that goes way back. Anyone else have an older model and had this happen too??? How do we solve this problem? I would love to put my back seat in again. I think I will buy a Toyota next time. Sad that such a good car would not be backed by it's own company. She RUNS like a champ!
Sheri Southern

Denver, CO

#42 Nov 13, 2011
Lori, we had the same experience with a 1996 Isuzu Oasis (same as a Honda O. - made by Honda for three years). I had a baby so we bought a used one and a few months later I smelled something and put the back seat up and it was covered in mold (I had been starting to feel excessive joint pain). I think it was related. I did not contact Honda because it was a used car and over 5 years old when we bought it so I knew they'd say no to fixing it for free. I am writing you so that if you do get a lawyer and take action, you are welcome to contact us and we can testify on your behalf. This is bullshit coming from a company that makes such a good product otherwise. So it must be an ongoing problem and why more folks with older models aren't mentioning it must be for the same reason I am - I wonder that someone got rid of it for that reason.

Stafford, VA

#43 Dec 23, 2011
A class action suit might be the only option if the company will not stand behind their product.

Fort Washington, MD

#44 Dec 23, 2011
I experienced the leaking problem with my 2006 Odyssey recently. Thanks to these posts regarding the 'known' problem, I was able to convince the dealer to fix it. It appears to have been the taillights just like several had indicated. I was armed with copies from this list, just in case the dealer tried to act silly. I had no problems whatsoever. However, I'm cautiously optimistic that the problem has been fully and permanently resolved.

I am also having a problem with the molding around the bottom of the driver's seat, EX-L model. Is anyone else experiencing this problem? I've had it at the dealer at least 4 times and it has been replaced twice, still pops a-loose. VERY IRRITATING!

I really HATE this model of the Odyssey. I should have kept my 2002 model. I will never purchase another Honda. I'm extremely disappointed with how the Odyssey has been cheapened-down regarding the quality of the products and materials used to build the vehicle. The 2006 line doesn't compare to the 2002.

Chevy Chase, MD

#45 Dec 24, 2011
i have the same problem everyone mentioned. the tailgate full of water. but i found 4 drain holes cover with a piece of plastic at the bottom of the tailgate, then i remove all those 4 plastic drain hole covers. the problem seems to be solved. just try to do that. good luck.

Wayne, NJ

#46 Jan 4, 2012
Had this problem with my o6 odyssey, dealer said it was the sun roof, Not-the- problem. the problem was coming from the roof rack mounts, the seals were no good and had to be resealed. also have water coming in from the front passenger floor area, have not found this leak yet.

Knoxville, TN

#47 Jan 7, 2012
My 2005 Honda odessey has water in tail light & tail gate soaked carpet in well.
jinnin Tang

Atlanta, GA

#48 Feb 16, 2012
my 2005 leaking water from air bag device area in cargo after rain

Fort Washington, MD

#49 Feb 16, 2012
UPDATE... My leak was resolved, for now, by the dealer without question when I printed out this forum and indicated that the leak was a KNOWN problem with the Odyssey. I recommend that others do the same. Eventually, Honda will have a recall because dealers will get tired of fixing this for the corporation without reimbursement. It is clearly a defect!

On another note, my driver's seat was also resolved at NO charge. It is another KNOWN defect and the repairman said it will continue to break because it's flimsy. Um um um.

Maryland Heights, MO

#50 Apr 14, 2012
2005 and the same problem! I don't know what to do....:(

Maryland Heights, MO

#51 Apr 14, 2012
Michelle posted earlier about four plugs she pulled on the door... We had severe weather coming so I went out and pulled the four plugs (tons of old water poured out of all the holes). After the storm, we got about 5 inches, I went out to drain the door And there wasn't any water in there to drain out and no new water inside on the carpet! Seems like a Good temporary solution! thanks, Michelle!

Manassas, VA

#52 Jun 5, 2012
Huw - Vancouver BC wrote:
2005 model - same problem, just called Honda and there is a recall so I booked the van in at which time they will diagnose the leak. They did not tell me what the recall is regarding.
What is the recall number. I have the same problem
Sunny Heer

Abbotsford, Canada

#53 Jun 22, 2012
I have water leak in Honda Odyssey 2006 . Checked the sunroof drains they all are fine , still leaking through the last belt on the left side above the seat.can't figure it out..Does anyone know about This problem ?
Tim M

Newport, OR

#54 Jul 17, 2012
I have the same mystery leak in my '05 Odyssey that allows water into the cargo area under the folding seats. I use a shop vac to dry out the area, leave it open to dry out, and am still looking for the source. Dealer thought is was something in the hatch opening. I've tried the wheel well drain. Does anyone know where the rear AC drain goes or the rear washer line is? Sounds like a problem area for many!!!

Wellington, New Zealand

#55 Jul 17, 2012
"Re: Water leaking into cargo area [is2002] by eaglesnest
I just had a chance to take a look at our Honda last night. Just behind the passenger rear wheel, almost in alignment with the rear seat belt, is where the drain tube exits the vehicle. Ours was plugged with mud and debris. You will have no problem knowing when it is unstopped, just be prepared for quite a large amount of water."

Hendersonville, TN

#56 Jul 23, 2012
I also have the same problem with my Honda Odyssey 2005. We first found out when my wife open the hatch door and the water was falling from the crack of the panel on the right side. We found the water filled in the rear light on the right side where the left was still dry. The dealer said that our extended warranty does not cover this. We ended up paying $190 to get the whole light panel replaced. That same night we got like four inch of rain. Two days after that I opened the hatch door and the water was gushing down from the left side through the seam of the cover. I then found that the left rear light was filled with water. Spoke with the Honda dealer who fixed this and they denied any responsibility as they said that their repair was on the right hand side had nothing to do with the left side that is not leaking with water. Not sure if this is the truth but I am definitely going to file a complain with them. Now I am spending another $190 to get the left light panel replaced again. :(

Streetsboro, OH

#57 Sep 12, 2012
2005 odyssey, same problem

Kyle, TX

#58 Sep 30, 2012
2005 - Same problem.
Its not the AC drain. Every time it rains, the trunk fills with water.... I am so upset i cannot even type any more.
Geoff Marlborough MA

Springfield, NJ

#59 Nov 3, 2012
My '05 Ody gate is filling with water too. Now noticing drivers side rear light filling with water. Will try sealing light. Will notify dealer. Hope they recall.

Kimberley, Canada

#60 Nov 4, 2012
I will never buy another honda . my z85 accord exr was amazing...

This garbage van with it's crappytransmission too! thanks for posting atleast I can try and take it apart.

up yours Honda!

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