Honda Recalls 600,000-Plus Odyssey Vans, Pilot and Passport SUVs

Four separate recalls for models from 2018 through 2021 include faulty door latches, non-operating backup cameras, and non-illuminating dashboard lights.

Honda is recalling more than 600,000 Odyssey minivans and Pilot and Passport SUVs in the U.S. to fix things such as faulty door latches, malfunctioning backup cameras, and problematic dashboard lights. The recall starts on September 23, totaling 1.6 million potential defects because many models are affected by more than one of the issues, and dealers will fix the issues free of charge. There have been no reports of accidents or injuries because of any of the problems, Honda said today.

On 324,194 of Honda’s 2018–2020 Odyssey minivans, water can seep in between the power sliding door and outer door handle and then freeze, restricting the door latches. Additionally, in 2019–2020 Odysseys, water can get into the backup camera’s mounting holes, causing a distorted image on the display or no image at all. Dealers will replace the power sliding door outer handle cables and rearview cameras starting on September 23.

Certain 2019–2020 Passport and 2019–2021 Pilot SUVs also have problems with the backup camera. Faulty software programming can cause the backup camera to stop working or not show up at all when the vehicle is shifted into reverse. Honda will notify owners when an over-the-air software update is available to fix the issue, or they can visit a dealer to fix the issue when the recall starts on September 23.

In 607,784 Odysseys from 2018 to 2020, Passports from 2019 and 2020, and Pilots from 2019 to 2021 are recalled due to failing gauge cluster displays. It will fail to display things such as engine oil pressure, the speedometer, and the current gear selector position. Base LX or Sport models are not included in this recall because they use a different type of network system in the instrument panels. Dealers will fix the issue by reprogramming the cars’ software starting on September 23.

Honda owners can check the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recalls website or Honda’s owner website to see if their vehicle is involved in one or more of the recalls.

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