American Honda is recalling 641,302 Odyssey minivans and has ordered a stop-sale as a result of two issues related to second-row seats.
The first recall affects 633,753 2011-16 model year Odysseys manufactured between August 17, 2010 and October 1, 2015.
Honda indicates that second row passengers may be subjected to an increased risk of injury because a mechanism used to tilt and slide seats forward for access to the third row may not properly lock when the seat is returned to its normal position.
Odyssey owners will initially be notified starting in February regarding the issue and again once parts are available to do the repair. Until that time, Honda is advising owners to “slide the seat into the desired position and manually lock the seat into a fixed position by pushing down on the horizontal position adjustment bar.”
Honda also indicated via a statement that a noncompliance recall is being issued for 2016 model year Odysseys manufactured between September 23, 2016 and October 24, 2016.
In the second recall, Honda says that a latch used to slide the second-row center seat “may not properly lock the seat into place when the seat adjustment handle is released, increasing the risk of injury to passengers seated in the second row.”
The company will notify Odyssey owners at the end of January so that arrangements can be made to inspect the latch and make any necessary adjustments.
Honda indicates that no accidents or reports of injuries have been linked to either issue.