These vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission have a system that prevents the ignition key from being removed from the ignition lock unless the transmission is in the park position. A part in this system can wear and allow the key to be removed when the transmission is not in park. When the transmission is not in park, the vehicle may roll unexpectedly increasing the risk of a crash. To address this concern, dealers will install an updated shift interlock lever and if necessary, replace the ignition switch.
Honda Odyssey Recalls
The gas-filled struts that help to raise and support the power liftgate may fail prematurely due to a manufacturing flaw. The flaw can result in leakage of the pressurized gas, leading to reduced strut performance. Unexpected closure of the liftgate may occur due to the failed struts, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace both lift gate gas struts to correct this concern. The Honda recall number is S22.
A retaining nut for the right front lower suspension damper bolt may not have been tightened correctly during vehicle assembly. As a result, the nut may loosen over time. If the nut were to loosen, the front hub assembly would then be attached by only one bolt. This would allow the wheel assembly to shift to an extreme inward angle, resulting in loss of steering and increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will repair the vehicles as necessary to correct this concern.
Honda is recalling 2,430 vehicles because a driver's airbag inflator, installed as a replacement part, may be defective. In the event of deployment, these inflators could produce excess internal pressure and rupture, increasing the risk of injury to vehicle occupants. Dealers will inspect and replace the driver's airbag inflator as necessary. The recall is expected to begin by June 27, 2011.
The driver and/or front passenger window may come off track, which can cause the glass to fall into the door. As a result, the glass may shatter, increasing the risk of injury to vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the affected window glass. This recall is to begin by April 15, 2011. The Honda recall numbers are R73 and R74.
If the front windshield wipers are turned on when the wiper blades are frozen to the windshield, one of the linkage rods may bend or separate from the wiper motor. If the windshield wipers fail to operate, the driver's visibility can be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the affected front wiper rod with one of a stronger design. This recall is expected to begin by April 14, 2011. The Honda recall number is R72.
Use of incorrect brake fluid may cause a rubber seal in the rear of the master cylinder to become dry and leak. The leaking fluid will enter the brake booster and may not be visible externally. A loss of brake fluid can reduce braking efficiency, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the affected seal on all master cylinders, leaking or not. This recall is scheduled to begin during December of 2010. The Acura recall number is R52; the Honda Recall Number is R51.
Air may enter the VSA modular pump and cause the brake pedal to feel soft and lower to the floor. Without service, air may build up until poor braking performance may cause an accident. Dealers will any remove existing air in the brake system and then apply sealant and caps to prevent air from re-entering the system.
The gas struts may deteriorate unexpectedly early. This may cause the liftgate to close unexpectedly and possibly injure someone. Dealers will inspect and replace the gas liftgate struts free of charge.
Honda has recalled 2001-2003 Civic, 2002-2003 Civic SI, 2001-2002 Accord, 2002 CR-V, 2002 Odyssey, 2003 Pilot, 2002-2003 Acura TL, and 2003 Acura CL vehicles because the driver's side air bag inflator may produce excessive internal pressure. This could cause the inflator to rupture if the air bag deploys. Metal fragments may pass through the air bag material and cause injury to vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the driver's side air bag inflator.