If you have a Honda Odyssey, odds are you’ll experience issues with the fuel pump at some point. Here’s a list of symptoms related to fuel pump failure on the Honda Odyssey and some diagnostic tips, repair info, recommended parts, and background information.

Honda Odyssey Fuel Pump Failure Symptoms

  • Cranking but not starting
  • Hard starting
  • Engine stalling
  • Engine running rough
  • Poor acceleration
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Fuel pump noise

Fuel Pump Diagnosis And Repair Tips

Before diagnosing a fuel pump problem, rule out some other things first. Check the fuel quality and the condition of the fuel filter. Perform a pressure test on the fuel pump to see if it is operating to specifications. If the fuel pump is not working, tap the fuel tank with a rubber mallet to see if the pump starts working again. If the pump starts up or runs briefly, the pump motor is likely going bad.

Check any fuses on the circuit and the fuel pump relay. A blown fuse reveals potential wiring problems that should be diagnosed and repaired. Test for power and ground at the fuel pump connector to determine if there are wiring issues, including an open circuit. If you’ve ruled out all other problems, and the fuel pump is still not working, it will likely need replacing. To learn more about diagnosing a fuel pump, check out this blog post on fuel pump failure.

Recommended Replacement Fuel Pumps

Listed below are the recommended replacement fuel pumps available for the Honda Odyssey.

YearOdyssey ModelPart #
1995–2004First and Second Generation546-1011
2005–2010Third Generation535-2060
2011–2013Early Fourth Generation535-2440
2014–2017Late Fourth Generation535-2550

Why Does The Honda Odyssey Have Fuel Pump Problems?

In most cases, fuel pumps are designed to last the life of the vehicle. However, there are conditions where a fuel pump can fail prematurely. 

Contaminated fuel can damage or shorten the life of a fuel pump. Water in the fuel can also lead to corrosion of the fuel pump. Most fuel pumps have some plastic components, and the plastic parts of the pump can become brittle with age. Electrical issues like a corroded connector can also be the cause of fuel pump failure.

Be aware of potential signs of fuel pump failure, like excessive pump noise, hard starting, or rough running. Be sure to check out our post here for more tips on how to maximize the fuel pump’s lifespan, or download our Fuel Pump Troubleshooting Guide here.

GMB Offers Quality Replacement Fuel Pumps

When the time to replace a fuel pump comes, shop GMB’s line of high-quality replacement parts because:

  • We have been an industry-leading OEM and aftermarket automotive parts manufacturer since 1943.
  • We have locations on both the east and west US coasts and global locations in Asia and Europe.
  • If you have any questions about our products, we’re here to help. Don’t hesitate to contact us.


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