Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (NYSE: HMC) announced that it will recall almost 650,000 Odyssey minivans within in the United States. Second row seats from models 2011-2016 may not lock in the event of a crash. There have been no instances of this occurring to a Honda customer, declared Honda’s U.S. division.
There will be two instances of recalls, one for about 634,000 Odyssey minivans for model year 2011-2016. The other one will affect almost 7,600 Odyssey minivans from model year 2016. There will be fewer minivans recalled in Mexican and Canada but Honda did not disclose the amount of vehicles involved.
The National Highway Traffic Administration and Honda had said that the second row of seats may not lock in during a crash. The parts to fix this issue is not available until spring-time. Honda will notify owners of the small recall late January whereas owners in the larger recall will be notified mid-February via letter.