Honda Recalling Nearly 807,000 Odyssey Minivans with Rear Seat Defect

The second row seat could unexpectedly tip forward during braking, posing an injury risk

Honda Recalling Nearly 807,000 Odyssey Minivans with Rear Seat Defect
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November 27, 2017

Honda has issued a recall for nearly 807,000 model year 2011-2017 Honda Odyssey minivans.

What's the problem?

On the affected 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 to seat occupants.

What happens next?

The remedy for this recall is still under development. Honda will notify owners of the safety risk with these Odyssey minivans 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 recall remedy is determined and the necessary parts are available, Honda will send a second letter to owners. Honda dealers will then make the necessary repairs free of charge.

Honda says that the interim notice is expected to be sent on December 18, 2017. Owners with any further questions or concerns about this recall can contact American Honda Customer Support & Campaign Center at (888) 234-2138.

Honda's reference number for this recall is S0G.