Link Roundup: Transmission Trouble Edition

Over the past week or so, my wife’s 2004 Odyssey has given her a blinking green “D” (drive) light on several occasions. After looking in the owner’s manual, we were a bit concerned because the blinking green light is a sign of transmission trouble.

For those that are unaware, the 2nd generation (1999-2004) Honda Odyssey has a history of transmission troubles, particularly in the earlier years. We were thus concerned that we might be facing a major repair.

At the same time, we haven’t noticed any slippage, racing, or other shifting problems, so we were hoping it wasn’t anything major. We dropped the car off with our favorite mechanic this morning, and guess what?

He called this afternoon to say that the warning code indicated a bad 4th gear pressure switch, which is a trivial repair. We picked the car up tonight, and are hopeful that’s the last we’ll see of the blinking green light.

And with that, here are some recent links that caught my eye…

That’s it… Happy reading!

2 Responses to “Link Roundup: Transmission Trouble Edition”

  1. Anonymous

    Never ignore a blinking light! A blinking light usually means “imminent failure” and an increasingly larger repair bill if you keep driving it that way.

    Glad you got off cheap.

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