Vehicles Affected: Approximately 634,000 model-year 2011-16 Honda Odyssey minivans manufactured between Aug. 17, 2010, and Oct. 1, 2015, for a recall involving second-row outboard seats, plus approximately 7,500 model-year 2016 Odysseys manufactured between Sept. 23 and Oct. 24, 2016, for a recall involving the second-row middle seat.
The Problem: On the outboard seats, a release lever that enables third-row access may stay in the unlocked position. On the middle seat, a horizontal adjuster bar may stay in the unlocked position. In both cases, the affected seats could move freely instead of locking in place, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.
The Fix: For the outboard-seat recall, dealers will install another bracket and spring to the seats. For the middle-seat recall, dealers will inspect the sliding function and replace the adjustment bar as necessary. Both fixes are free.
What Owners Should Do: Honda will begin notifying owners on Jan. 23. Owners can call the automaker at 888-234-2138 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.
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