My 2005 Honda Odyssey has 112,000 miles and I am having intermittent problems when I am in a hard turn and going in reverse. I took it to my mechanic and we could not replicate the problem. They looked at the undercarriage to see if there was some sort of physical problem, but could see nothing. The most extreme case of this happening to me was after I tried to back out of a tight U-turn in front of my house–my van seemed stuck no matter which way I turned the wheel. I finally had to go forward on my grass so that I could get the steering wheel straight and then I could reverse. I can’t tell if it is an engine problem or if there is some physical problem. The first time it happened I was backing out on a snowy hill and I thought my tires were slipping. But I have brand new snow tires on the van and it wasn’t much snow. It has happened since on all conditions, so I know it wasn’t the snow, but that is what it feels like, if you’ve ever been stuck.
I don’t think this is related, but just in case, I only noticed this problem after I had the timing belt, water pump and engine mounts replaced.
It doesn’t happen every time I am turning and in reverse, but now I am avoiding that action because I never know if I’ll get stuck.
If you have any ideas of where to start to figure out this problem, please advise! Thank you!