My Honda dealer just found two broken motor mounts on our 2004 Odyssey at about 65,000 miles. He says they are finding broken motor mounts frequently on the Odysseys in the 60,000-100,000 mile range, even though they are not a routine maintenance item. (I have to admit I have not heard of routine problems with motor mounts before.)
The dealer says that despite his impression that this is an unusually frequent problem with Odysseys (and I think he said 6-cylinder Accords), Honda has not decided to do a recall or provide any other relief to the customer.
In our case, it is not under warranty. These are some kind of hydraulic motor mounts and therefore very expensive.
First, is anyone aware of a problem with Odyssey motor mounts above and beyond the expected wear and tear? It is usual for a car to break motor mounts at this age if it has not been in some kind of wreck or violent driving?
Second, are there any suggestions for recourse if this is a problem of poor design that is costing consumers hundreds of dollars per mount?