Honda recalls 2011-2016 Odyssey vehicles over defective release lever on second row outboard seats

 

Honda is recalling certain model year 2011-2016 Odyssey vehicles manufactured August 17, 2010, to October 1, 2015. The affected vehicles have second row outboard seats that have a release lever that allows the seats to move for easier access to the third row of seats. This release lever may remain in the unlocked position allowing the seats to move unexpectedly.

An unlocked second row outboard seat increases the risk of injury to the seat occupant during a crash.

633,753 cars are affected by the recall.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional bracket and spring to both second row outboard seats, free of charge.  The recall is expected to begin January 23, 2017.

Honda recalls 2012-2013 CR-V, Odyssey, 2013 Acura RDX vehicles over defective brake-shift interlock blocking mechanism

Honda is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 CR-V, Odyssey, and model year 2013 Acura RDX vehicles. During sub-freezing temperatures, the brake-shift interlock blocking mechanism may become slow and allow the gear selector to be moved from the Park position without pressing the brake pedal. As such, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 114, “Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention.”

If the gear selector is moved from the park position without pressing the brake pedal it can allow the vehicle to roll away, increasing the risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners and instruct them to take their vehicle to a Honda or Acura dealer. The dealer will install an updated brake shift interlock blocking mechanism free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 13, 2013.