Over 800,000 Honda Odyssey Minivans Recalled Due to Faulty Seat Latches
On Saturday, November 18th, 2017, worldwide automobile manufacturer Honda Motor Company, Ltd. issued a United States-based recall affecting one of its best-selling minivans, the Honda Odyssey, due to adjustable seat locking issues within the second row of seating.
Approximately 800,000 of these vehicles, model years 2011-2017, have been sold nationally and 46 minor injuries were reported to Honda, which is what prompted this current recall. “If a second row seat is not properly latched after adjusting it side-to-side or reinstalling a removed seat, the seat may tip forward during moderate to heavy braking, increasing the risk of injury to an occupant. This issue will not occur if a seat is properly latched,” stated the automaker in a press release over the weekend.
Honda is currently working with car designers & engineers to create a patch for the locking mechanism defect, and will begin notifying Odyssey owners of their recall at the end of December. Once a proper repair has been created and approved, the company will then issue the fix free of charge. In the meantime, it is advised that you visit Honda’s website here for additional education information about “properly installing/positioning the second row outer seats and confirming they are securely latched”.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time the auto giant has been under fire and forced to issue a recall due to a faulty/failing piece of equipment. Back in 2008, Honda recalled over 46 million of its vehicles due to faulty airbag inflators, which had been known to warp and break down over time when exposed to the elements. This then caused shrapnel to spray the car when the airbag was deployed, causing potentially deadly injuries to whomever is inside the vehicle. This auto defect ultimately resulted in the death of twelve people, and led to one of the largest auto product liability settlements in history.
For over thirty-five years, Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham has been representing the good citizens of Florida with the utmost care and compassion. To schedule a free initial consultation, contact us today at 877-FL-INJURY.
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