Engine Air Filter
Background and Identification
Honda was established as a leading producer of motorcycles during the 1950s and began production of automobiles in 1963. The Honda Odyssey is a minivan produced by Honda for the North American market. Due to severe constraints on Japanese cars’ size and overall concept, the Odyssey was produced as a smaller minivan in the Japanese domestic market and less well-received in North America. After the first generation, Odyssey vehicles diverged to reflect market variations.
The second-generation North American market Odyssey is also called the RL1 model and was first produced in 1998 for the 1999 model year. These Odyssey vehicles were exported to Japan as the Honda LaGreat between 1999 and 2004. The second-generation Odyssey was larger than its predecessor and adopted sliding rear doors instead of hinged ones as well as simpler front strut suspension instead of upper and lower arm front suspension. The second-generation Odyssey also features a 210-horsepower V6 engine instead of the original four-cylinder engine.
The 2004 Odyssey model was the only second-generation Odyssey model year to receive five out of five reliability ratings according to Automotive Information Systems. From 1999 to 2004, the IIHS gave the Honda Odyssey a ‘Good’ rating in the Frontal Offset Test.
Honda automobiles can be identified by the Honda emblem, which depicts an ‘H’ inside a rectangle with soft corners. Honda Odyssey vehicles in the Americas also include an emblem on the left side of the rear end of the car, which depicts the name ‘Odyssey’ in capital letters.
- 3.5 L J35A1 V6 (1999–2001)
- 3.5 L J35A4 V6 (2002–2004)
- 4-speed B7XA automatic (1999–2001)
- 5-speed BYBA automatic (2002–2004)
- Wheelbase: 118.1 in (3,000 mm)
- Length: 201.2 in (5,110 mm)
- Width: 75.6 in (1,920 mm)
- 69.7 in (1,770 mm)
- 68.5 in (1,740 mm) (LX)