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Recall 18V170000

Second Row Outboard Seats Recline Lever May Stay Unlocked

Recall Details

The second row seat back lever that controls seat back reclining and access to the third row seats may remain in an unlocked position, or could unexpectedly unlock. This can allow the seat back to move unexpectedly, even with occupants in the seat. Dealers will confirm proper lever and seat back operation, install a support bracket to the seat recliner on each seat, and if needed upon inspection of proper locking operation replace the seat back frame assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The second row outboard seats have a lever that allows the seat backs to move to a reclining position, or to allow the seat back to fold and the seat to move forward for access to the third row seats. When used, the seat back may stay unintentionally in the unlocked position, or could unexpectedly unlock without engaging the walk-in or recliner lever. This could allow the seat back to move unexpectedly, resulting in injury.

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 April, 2018. 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. The Honda recall number is X0R.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., March 13, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 13, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
254,568
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
18V170000
Component
SEATS
Summary
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2014-2016 Honda Odyssey vehicles. The second row outboard seats have a lever to fold the seatback and slide the seat forward to access the third row seats. Due to a manufacturing error, if the walk-in release lever is used to fold a fully reclined left outboard seatback forward, the seatback may stay in the unlocked position (free-folding) or unexpectedly unlock without engaging the walk-in or recliner lever.
Consequence
An unlocked second row left outboard seatback increases the risk of injury to the seat occupant during a crash.
Remedy
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will confirm proper operation of the second row left outboard seatback, and install a support bracket to the seat recliner. If the seatback cannot lock, dealers will replace the seatback frame assembly. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 30, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is X0R.
Notify
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 www.safercar.gov.
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