Honda Issues Recall for More Than 641,000 Odyssey Minivans with Potential Seat Defect

The second row seats on the affected minivans could move unexpectedly, putting vehicle occupants at risk during a crash

Honda Issues Recall for More Than 641,000 Odyssey Minivans with Potential Seat Defect
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December 29, 2016

Honda has announced two recalls affecting its Odyssey minivans.

First, 633,753 model year 2011-2016 Odyssey vehicles manufactured between August 17, 2010 and October 1, 2015. The affected minivans have second row outboard seats with a release lever that allows the seats to move for easier access to the third row of seats. This release lever may remain in the unlocked position, allowing the seats to move unexpectedly. An unlocked second row outboard seat increases the risk of injury to the seat occupant during a crash.

Another 7,549 model year 2016 Odyssey minivans manufactured from September 23, 2016 through October 24, 2016 are also being recalled. The affected vehicles have a second row center seat with a horizontal adjuster bar that may stick in the unlocked position, allowing the seat to unexpectedly slide. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, "Seat Systems." An unlocked second row center seat may increase the risk of injury to the seat occupant in the event of a crash.

Honda will notify owners of the recalled Odyssey vehicles beginning on January 23, 2017, and local dealers will make all necessary repairs, free charge.

For additional information on this recall, owners can contact Honda customer service at (888) 234-2138. Honda's reference numbers for these recalls are KD4 and KD5.