RECALL: Honda Odyssey Vans May Be Equipped with Wrong Seat Belt

The recalled vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard

RECALL: Honda Odyssey Vans May Be Equipped with Wrong Seat Belt
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July 10, 2017

Honda has issued a recall affecting approximately 3,930 model year 2018 Honda Odyssey minivans.

What's the problem?

The seat belt tongue for the third row center seating position on the impacted vehicles may not be compatible with the latch—thus preventing the seat belt from latching securely.

As a result of this issue, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."

In the event of a crash, if the seat belt cannot properly restrain the third row center occupant, that passenger has an increased risk of being injured.

What Happens Next?

Honda will notify owners of the recalled Odyssey minivans beginning in late July 2017. Local Honda dealers will then inspect the third row center seat belt to make sure it has the correct tongue. The seat belts will be replaced if necessary at no cost to vehicle owners.

For further details about this recall, contact Honda customer service at (888) 234-2138. Honda's reference number for this recall is KF7.