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Monday, March 21, 2011

Honda Odyssey Recalls - Power windows in which the window may come off the track causing the window to become inoperative

What is the reason for this notice?
Honda has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain 2011 model year Odyssey vehicles. There is a potential failure with the driver and the front passenger door power windows in which the window may come off the track causing the window to become inoperative and preventing it from being rolled up or down or it could drop into the door. It is possible that the window may shatter into the passenger cabin causing a risk of injury to the vehicle occupants.

What should you do?
Call any authorized Honda dealer and make an appointment to have your vehicle repaired. The dealer will replace either the front passenger door window or both front door windows, free of charge. Please plan to leave your vehicle for half a day to allow the dealer flexibility in scheduling.

Model Year: 2011
Potential Number of Vans Affected: 2,800

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Honda Odyssey Recalls - Front windshield wiper blades become frozen to the windshield

What is the reason for this notice?
Certain 2011 model year Odyssey vehicles exhibit the defect that the front windshield wiper blades become frozen to the windshield and the wiper motor is switched on, one of the front windshield wiper rods may bend or separate from the motor due to insufficient stiffness of the rod. If this occurs, the windshield wipers can become inoperative, decreasing the driver’s visibility in adverse weather conditions and increasing the risk of a crash.

What should you do?
Call any authorized Honda dealer and make an appointment to have your vehicle repaired. The dealer will replace the front windshield wiper rod. This work will be done free of charge. Please plan to leave your vehicle for half a day to allow the dealer flexibility in scheduling.

Model Year: 2011
Potential Number of Vans Affected: 33,341

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Honda Odyssey Recalls - Vehicles exhibit a seal in the brake master cylinder may be susceptible to damage following the use of brake fluid other than the recommended Honda Genuine DOT3 brake fluid

What is the reason for the recall?
Certain 2005-2007 Honda Odyssey vehicles exhibit a seal in the brake master cylinder may be susceptible to damage following the use of brake fluid other than the recommended Honda Genuine DOT3 brake fluid. If the seal is damaged, it can result in a brake fluid leak under certain conditions. If a leak should occur, the driver might see a low brake fluid indicator light or a BRAKE FLUID LOW or CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM message. If the driver continues to drive the vehicle after receiving this message without refilling the brake fluid reservoir, it could result in a brake pedal that feels soft or spongy, and eventually may affect braking performance, increasing the risk of a crash.

What should you do?
Call any authorized Honda dealer and make an appointment to have your vehicle repaired. Do not rely on refilling the brake fluid reservoir to address the problem. The dealer will replace the brake master cylinder seal, free of charge. If inspection of the vehicle reveals that the seal in question has leaked, the brake booster unit will also be replaced. This work will be done free of charge. Please plan to leave your vehicle for half a day to allow the dealer flexibility in scheduling.

Model Year: 2007,2006,2005
Potential Number of Vans Affected: Unknown

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Honday Odyssey Recalls - vehicles may exhibit air entering the brake systems' VSA modulator

What is the reason for the recall?
Certain 2007 and 2008 Odyssey vehicles may exhibit air entering the brake systems' VSA modulator that could result in a brake pedal that feels soft, or a pedal height that gets lower or closer to the floor before the vehicle stops which may affect braking performance, increasing the risk of a crash.

What should you do?
Call any authorized Honda dealer and make an appointment to have your vehicle repaired. The dealer will remove any existing air from the brake system and install sealant and caps to prevent air from entering the VSA modulator. This work will be done free of charge. Please plan to leave your vehicle for half a day to allow the dealer flexibility in scheduling.

Model Year: 2008, 2007
Potential Number of Vans Affected: Unknown

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Honda Odyssey Recalls - vehicles exhibit power liftgate gas struts that may deteriorate unexpectedly early.

What is the reason for the recall?
Certain 2005 Honda Odyssey Touring vehicles exhibit power liftgate gas struts that may deteriorate unexpectedly early. Struts that have worn out prematurely may fail to hold the power liftgate in the fully open position, causing the power liftgate to close unexpectedly. Injury may result from a power liftgate closing unexpectedly when a person is within the closing path of the liftgate.

What should you do?
Call any authorized Honda dealer and make an appointment to have your vehicle repaired. This work is done free of charge. Please plan to leave your vehicle for half a day to allow the dealer flexibility in scheduling. Please note that you must have this inspection and repair completed before the end of September, 2011.


Model Year: 2005
Potential Number of Vans Affected: 21,776

Monday, February 16, 2009

Honda Odyssey Recalls - Vehicles may have been fitted with incorrect front brake hose(s) during vehicle assembly.

What is the reason for the recall?
Certain 2009 Honda Odyssey vehicles may have been fitted with incorrect front brake hose(s) during vehicle assembly. Incorrect brake hoses can rub against other parts of the brake system, eventually causing a brake fluid leak that could result in reduced brake system performance.

What you should do?
Call any authorized Honda dealer and make an appointment to have your vehicle inspected. If your vehicle has the incorrect front brake hoses, the dealer will install the correct brake hoses free of charge. Please plan to leave your vehicle for half a day to allow the dealer flexibility in scheduling.

Model Year: 2009
Potential Number of Vans Affected: 421

Wednesday, August 21, 2002

Honda Odyssey Recalls - Vehicles exhibit a misaligned timing belt tensioner pulley and may cause the timing belt to contact a bolt on the cylinder head

What is the reason for the recall?
Certain 2002 Honda Odyssey vehicles exhibit a misaligned timing belt tensioner pulley and may cause the timing belt to contact a bolt on the cylinder head. Eventually, the belt could be damaged and fail. If the timing belt breaks, the engine will stall, which increases the risk of a crash

What should you do?
Call any authorized Honda dealer and make an appointment to have your vehicle inspected. The dealer will inspect the water pump, and if it is one of the defective pumps, the timing belt and water pump will be replaced free of charge. Please plan to leave your vehicle all day to allow the dealer flexibility in scheduling.

Model Year: 2002
Potential Number of Vans Affected: Unknown