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.
Honda Odyssey Recalls
Some wheel speed sensors on the rear wheels were installed incorrectly and may report the wrong speed to the ABS control unit. This could cause a sudden loss of braking and a crash could occur. Dealers will inspect the rear wheel speed sensors for the correct gap. If the gap is incorrect, the sensor will be removed and the knuckle checked for cross threading damage. If damage is found, the knuckle will be replaced. If no damage is found, the sensor will be reinstalled correctly. The recall began November 12, 2004. The Honda recall number is P52.
Honda and Acura are recalling numerous 2001–2004 vehicles to inspect for an internal automatic transmission fault. This fault could result in gear failure, which can cause the transmission to lock up. If the transmission were to lock up with the vehicle in motion, a crash could result. If the inspection reveals internal transmission damage, the transmission will be replaced. If no internal damaged is noted, the transmission oil cooler return line will be revised in order to increase fluid flow. For more information, please call Honda at 1-800-999-1009 or Acura at 1-800-382-2238.
Honda has recalled 1998-1999 Accord and Acura CL, and 1999 Odyssey and Acura TL vehicles because the ignition cylinder body may be worn, which can cause the shift interlock not to function properly. If the vehicle does not securely lock in "Park" due to a worn ignition cylinder, the vehicle may roll, which can cause a safety issue. Dealers will inspect the cylinder body for wear and replace the cylinder body, collar, and latch plate if necessary. If there are no signs of wear and all is operating as designed, dealers will replace the latch plate.
Some fuel tanks have imperfections that could allow fuel to leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire. Dealers will inspect the fuel tank for surface imperfections, and replace it if any are found. The recall began January 16, 2003.
Honda has recalled 2002 Accord, Odyssey, Acura CL, MDX, and 2003 Honda Pilot, Acura CL, and TL vehicles because the timing belt tensioner pulley, which is mounted on the water pump, may be misaligned and at risk for failure. Dealers will inspect the tensioner pulley and water pump and will replace the pump and timing belt if necessary.
The electrical contacts in the ignition switch may be worn. This may cause the engine to stall while driving, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the ignition switch to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin by June 14, 2002.