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

Connor Hoffman
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Photo credit: Honda
Photo credit: Honda

From Car and Driver

  • Honda is issuing a set of recalls starting on September 23 that cover more than 1.6 million Odyssey minivans and Pilot and Passport SUVs.

  • The four recalls include faulty door latches, non-operating backup cameras, and non-illuminating dashboard lights.

  • Honda dealers will fix the issues free of charge starting on September 23, and one backup camera recall can be fixed via a software update.

Honda is recalling more than 1.6 million 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, and dealers will fix the issues free of charge.

Photo credit: Andi Hedrick - Car and Driver
Photo credit: Andi Hedrick - Car and Driver

On more than 320,000 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, on 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.

Photo credit: Honda
Photo credit: Honda

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.

Just over 600,000 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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