Honda Recalls 900000 Odyssey Minivans Due To Issue With Second-Row Seats

The unpainted frames of Honda Motor Co. Odyssey minivan move down the assembly line at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama LLC facility in Lincoln Alabama U.S. on Tuesday

The unpainted frames of Honda Motor Co. Odyssey minivan move down the assembly line at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama LLC facility in Lincoln Alabama U.S. on Tuesday

Honda Motor Co. issued a recall for Odyssey minivans that will be affecting some 800,000 to 900,000 vehicle owners. The second row seats can tip forward if they are not latched properly.

The Japanese automaker said the recall covered 2011-2017 Honda Odyssey minivans, all but 2,000 of which are in North America, and that it had 46 reports of minor injuries related to the issue. Until then, Honda has put instructions for properly latching the seat on its website for owners.

The seat may tip forward during moderate to heavy braking, Honda says, increasing the risk of injury.

An estimated 900,000 Honda Odyssey minivans from the past seven model years are being voluntarily recalled over a problem with some seat latches. Honda will notify owners again when a permanent approved fix is available in the near future.

The company will be notifying those affected via mail and will also be updating a VIN database.

Currently, the company is currently mapping out plans to give free repairs for owners, and mailed notifications to owners are set to begin late next month.

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