Honda recalls 900,000 Odyssey minivans over second-row seats tipping forward
20 November 2017
Japanese carmaker Honda is recalling 900,000 Odyssey minivans because the second-row seats may tip forward if not properly latched.
The recall covers vehicles from the 2011-2017 model years and around 800,000 of the affected minivans were sold in the US.
The recall comes after Honda received 46 reports of minor injuries related to the issue.
Honda said that the Odyssey's second-row seat may tip forward during moderate to heavy braking if it is not properly latched after adjusting it side-to-side or reinstalling a removed seat.
''If a second row seat is not properly latched after adjusting it side-to-side or reinstalling a removed seat, the seat may tip forward during moderate to heavy braking, increasing the risk of injury to an occupant,'' the carmaker said in a statement.
Honda has put instructions on its website for properly latching the seat (http://staging.owners.honda.com/service-maintenance/static/pdfs/6SH%20Second%20Row%20Seat%20Instructions%20Final.pdf) and is working for a remedy to repair the issue.
The recall comes two months after Honda agreed to pay $484 million to settle economic-loss over Takata Corp defective air-bag recalls.