How to Check the Power Steering Fluid in a Honda Odyssey

by Christian Killian

If your Honda Odyssey is making noise or is sluggish when you turn the steering wheel, it may be low on power steering fluid. Checking the power steering fluid level in the Odyssey is done from under the hood of the vehicle. Honda designed the Odyssey's power steering reservoir to be easy to read from the outside without the need to remove the cover unless fluid is being added. If you do need to add power steering fluid, make sure you only use power steering fluid recommended for your vehicle.

Check the Fluid Level


Open the hood of your Honda Odyssey. Locate the power steering fluid reservoir on the right (or passenger's side) inner fender well.


Wipe any grease or dirt off the outside of the reservoir with a clean rag. Locate the two level marks, high and low, on the outside of the reservoir.


Check the fluid level in the reservoir by comparing the level to the marks on the reservoir. If the fluid is down to the low mark or below it, you need to add fluid to the reservoir.

Adding Fluid


Remove the cover from the reservoir and set it aside. Add fluid to the reservoir until the fluid level is in the middle between the two level marks.


Wipe any fluid that may have spilled when filling the reservoir with a clean rag. Power steering fluid can damage painted surfaces and should not be left sitting on any part of the car.


Replace the cover, making sure it snaps tightly onto the power steering reservoir.

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About the Author

Christian Killian has been a freelance journalist/photojournalist since 2006. After many years of working in auto parts and service positions, Killian decided to move into journalism full-time. He has been published in "1st Responder News" as well as in other trade magazines and newspapers in the last few years.

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