Recall 17V725000

Second Row Outboard Seats Tip Forward Unexpectedly When Braking

Recall Details

The second row outboard seats can tip forward if not secured properly in one of the two proper positions for the seats to latch into. This can cause injury to occupants if the seats tip during vehicle operation and braking. Honda is developing a repair procedure during the time of this writing, and will remedy the condition free of charge to resolve the concern when it becomes available.

Our Quick Take

The second row outboard seats could tip forward during vehicle braking because they may not be fully latched to the floor. This happens when the seats are placed between the two proper positions to place the seat in, secure to the floor. If the seat tips while occupied, injury risk to occupants is increased.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Honda must be performed by a Honda dealership. Honda will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in December, 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Honda dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Body, Interior & Misc., November 17, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
November 17, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2011-2017 Honda Odyssey vehicles. The second row outboard seats can slide sideways to one of two positions. If a seat is placed between either of the two positions when attaching the seat to the vehicle floor, the seat will not latch properly to the seat striker, allowing the seat to tip forward unexpectedly during braking.
If the seat tips forward during braking, it can increase the risk of injury.
The remedy for this recall is still under development. Honda will notify owners of the safety risk in an interim notification and provide detailed instructions for installing/positioning the second row outer seats and confirming that they are securely latched. Once a final remedy is determined and the necessary parts are available, Honda will send a second letter to the owners to have them visit a dealer to have the condition remedied, free of charge. The interim notification is expected to begin December 18, 2017. Owners may contact American Honda Customer Support & Campaign Center at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is S0G.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to
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