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HONDA RECALLS 800,000 MINIVANS BECAUSE OF DEFECTIVE SEAT LATCHES

Posted on Monday, February 12th, 2018 at 3:24 pm    

According to a recent New York Times article, Honda announced that it is recalling approximately 800,000 Honda Odyssey Minivans in the U.S. due to problems with locking adjustable seats into place.

In the statement, Honda stated that, “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 breaking, increasing the risk of injury to an occupant. This issue will not occur if the seat is properly latched.”

According to the Times article, Honda stated that the minivans involved include model years 2011 through 2017. Honda also said that is was training any uneducated owners on how to properly latch the seats until it is able to develop an approved repair.

Honda also stated that it has received 46 reports of minor injuries related to the seat issue and that it will begin notifying owners of the recall in late December of 2017.

Source: An article appearing at NYTimes.com on November 18, 2017 entitled, “Honda Recalls 800,000 Odyssey Minivans Because of Seat Latches” by Matt Stevens.