Honda Recalls 634,000 Odyssey Minivans for Second-Row Seat Problems
American Honda will be recalling along with also putting a stop-sale on some 634,000 newer Odyssey minivans for issues with the second-row seats.
A safety recall affecting 633,753 Odysseys via the 2011 through 2016 product years involves a second-row Discharge lever which allows access to the third row. The lever could stay unlocked, causing the second-row seat to move unexpectedly, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) documents.
No injuries have been reported related to the issue, which was discovered in warranty documents, Honda said in a statement.
Honda dealers will add a different bracket along with also a spring to both second-row outboard seats for free. The recall will be supposed to begin in February 2017, although parts are not supposed to be available until spring. Until the repairs can be completed, Honda will be telling Odyssey owners to lock the seat in place manually with the horizontal position adjustment bar.
In a separate, noncompliance recall of 7549 Honda Odysseys via only the 2016 product year, there’s an issue with the horizontal adjuster bar within the second row’s center seat. The bar could stick within the unlocked position, causing the seats to slide unexpectedly, according to NHTSA recall documents.
No reported injuries have been linked to the issue, which was discovered in internal-quality checks, Honda said. Honda dealers will inspect the slide function along with also replace the affected bar if necessary. which recall will be supposed to begin late next month.
As will be common practice, Honda has put a stop-sale on all minivans affected by the two recalls.