In breaking news, Japanese automaker Honda has issued several more recalls addressing 1.6 million potential defects in Odysseys, Pilots, and Passports sold in the United States. The recalls affect Honda model years 2018 through 2021 and cover a variety of vehicle defects. These recalls come on the heels of a previous recall of 1.4 Million Hondas worldwide for fuel pump issues. That previous recall affected a variety of 2018 through 2019 Acuras, Accords, Civics, Fits, Insights, and HR-Vs. A brief overview of the problems to be addressed are listed below as the affected vehicle years, makes, and models.
Recall: Rear Camera Failure
Approximately 500,000 Honda Odysseys and Honda Passports manufactured from 2019 and 2020 as well as Honda Pilots manufactured from 2019 through the 2021 year are affected by a recall. Apparently, the software has a bug that can cause the rearview camera displays to stop working. Obviously, this is a serious safety hazard
Recall: Dashboard Display Failure
A recall was issued for 608,000 Honda Odysseys manufactured from 2018 and 2020 due to faulty software that can cause dashboard functions such as the speedometer, engine oil light, and the automobiles gear position to not display. This recall also affects the Honda Passport, year models 2019 and 2020 as well as Honda Pilot, year models 2019, 2020, and 2021.
Recall: Sliding Door Outer Handle Cables Preventing Sliding Door from Latching Securely
This recall affects over 324,000 2018, 2019, and 2020 Honda Odysseys. Dealers will replace the sliding door outer handle cables starting on September 23, 2020. It was discovered that water can penetrate the cables and during a freeze, the cables can prevent the sliding door from securely latching.
Recall: Rearview Camera Mounting Holes
Another recall issued by Honda affects another 212,000 Honda Odysseys year models 2019 and 2020. It was discovered that water can penetrate the rearview camera mounting holes and either cause the camera to produce a distorted image or fail to display an image altogether. In a statement from Honda, they have announced that they will replace the rearview camera starting on September 23, 2020.
Recall: Faulty Fuel Pump
In June of this year, Honda issued a faulty fuel pump recall. The faulty fuel pump recall affects years 2018 through 2019 Acuras, Accords, Civics, Fits, Insights, and HR-Vs. Approximately 136,000 of the 1.4 million vehicles recalled for faulty fuel pumps were sold in America. Apparently, the fuel pumps have a manufacturing defect that can cause the pump to suddenly stop working and cause the engine to stall. It reportedly may happen at any speed potentially leaving drivers to deal with trying to maneuver off the road safely.
What to Do if Your Honda is Recalled
If you have one of the affected vehicles and were involved in an accident due to the defective condition, you may wish to speak to a product liability lawyer about your case. Otherwise, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has detailed information pertaining to the recalls and the affected vehicles. To find out if you are driving one of the Hondas affected by these potential safety hazards, you can check by entering the vehicles Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) at the Safer Car website.