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Recall Alert!: Honda Just Issued 4 Recalls For 1.6M Vans and SUVs

Today Honda issued four recalls covering various SUVs and vans. The recall takes in over 1.6 million Odyssey minivans, and Pilot and Passport SUVs. Some of these models are involved in several of the recalls. The problems include faulty backup camera displays, dashboard displays, and sliding doors that are not latching.

The first recall is for over 600,000 Odyssey minivans from 2018 to 2020, Passports from 2019 and 2020, and 2019 to 2021 Pilot SUVs. Faulty software is being blamed for dashboard functions failing to be displayed that include the speedometer, engine oil light, and gear position. The fix is for dealers to reprogram the software.

Incorrect software programming is being blamed for the second recall. It takes in almost 500,000 Odyssey minivans and Passports from 2019 and 2020, and Pilots from 2019 to 2021. The software can stop the camera displays from functioning. Mailing instructions will be sent to owners who can either follow them for how to download the updates or they can visit a dealer to have the work performed. This recall starts on September 23.

Sliding door handle cables will be replaced by dealers starting in September

2021 Honda Odyssey

The third recall covers almost 325,000 2018 to 2020 Odyssey minivans. Water leaks onto the outer door handle cables of the sliding doors. If they freeze in cold weather it can stop the doors from latching. The sliding door handle cables will be replaced by dealers starting in September. 

For the fourth recall over 200,000, 2019-2020 Odyssey minivans have camera malfunctions from water getting into the rearview camera mounting holes. Honda will replace the rear cameras at no charge. This recall will start on September 23.

Honda products have been involved in numerous recalls this year alone

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Honda products have been involved in numerous recalls this year alone. In January almost a million Acuras and Hondas were recalled to replace airbags that may have been previously replaced with the Takata airbag scandal. In June 1.4 million Honda vehicles were recalled over faulty fuel pumps. This recall included Accords, Acura NSX, Civics, several other Acura sedan models, Honda Fit, and Honda Insight models. 

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This February 2018 to 2020 Odyssey minivans were involved in a recall that caused fire risks. A wire in the third-row seating could short out on interior trim. Three separate incidents were recorded with no injuries. These led to the recall.

The largest recall with almost three million vehicles involved was with Takata airbags. Takata had most of its airbags recalled by every manufacturer it supplied them to. For Honda, this included Acura vehicles too. Just to add insult to injury some of these replacement airbags needed to be replaced forcing a second recall in January as mentioned previously.