Statement by American Honda Regarding Third Row Center Seatbelt Tongue Recall: 2018 Honda Odyssey

7/7/2017 2:00:00 PM

  • Approximately 3,900 Odyssey minivans in the United States will require a seatbelt inspection and, if needed, replacement of the third row center seatbelt in the United States

Honda will voluntarily recall approximately 3,900 Odyssey vehicles from the 2018 model year in the United States to inspect and, if needed, replace the third row center seatbelt, free of charge.

Third row seatbelts use different seatbelt tongues for the outer seating positions and the center seating position. During third row center seatbelt assembly at a supplier, outer seatbelt tongues were mistakenly installed on to center seatbelt assemblies. When an outer seatbelt tongue is inserted into a center seatbelt buckle, the seatbelt will not latch, making it noncompliant with federal regulations (FMVSS No. 208). In the event of a crash, an unlatched seatbelt may increase the risk of injury to the seat occupant. Honda has received two customer reports through dealers noting that a seatbelt would not latch properly, but there have been no reports of injury related to this issue.

Honda is announcing this recall to encourage owners of affected vehicles to take them to an authorized dealer as soon as possible for  inspection and,  if  needed,  repair. Mailed notification to customers will begin in late-July 2017, and owners of these vehicles can determine now if their vehicles require inspection by going to www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (888) 234-2138.

 

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