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.
Honda Odyssey Recalls
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.
Incorrect front brake hoses were installed, which may cause a fluid leak and reduced brake system performance. Drivers may experience brake system failure at any time, which increases the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace both brake hoses free of charge.
Honda has recalled 2005 Accord, Odyssey, Acura RL, TL, TSX, and 2006 Ridgeline models because the fuel pump relay may fail. This can prevent the fuel pump from operating, which may cause the engine to stall or not start. Dealers will replace the fuel pump relay.
Honda has recalled 2006 Accord, Civic, CR-V, Element, Insight, Odyssey, Pilot, Ridgeline, Acura MDX, RL, RSX, TL, TSX, and 2007 Honda Fit vehicles because the contact information for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is listed incorrectly in the owner's manual. Honda is contacting dealers and customers to provide them with a postcard containing the correct information.
Water may enter the frontal impact sensors because they may not have been sealed properly in manufacturing. If water enters the sensor, corrosion can occur and the sensor can short circuit internally. The SRS warning lamp will illuminate if this happens and the front airbags may not deploy in a crash, which can increase the risk of injury. Dealers will replace the front impact sensors free of charge. The recall began August 30, 2005. The Honda recall number is P80.
Honda has recalled 2005 Honda Accord, Odyssey, and Acura TL vehicles because the fuel pump may lose power due to a loose wiring terminal in the main fuse box. If the fuel pump loses power, the vehicle will not start. Dealers will replace the fuse box.
On 203 vehicles, the steering column may be assembly incorrectly, which could result in a loss of steering and possibly a crash without warning. Owners were notified by telephone on January 25, 2005, and arrangements were made to have their vehicles towed and repaired. The Honda recall number is P70.