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Seat Latches Prone to Fail, Honda Recalling Nearly 650,000 Minivans

New Honda Ridgeline pickup also targeted for wire harness problem.

by on Dec.29, 2016

The 2016 Honda Odyssey.

Honda seems well positioned to end the year, yet again, as the leader in the U.S. minivan market – even as it gets ready to reveal an all-new version of the popular Odyssey people-mover at next month’s North American International Auto Show.

But the Japanese maker is facing a big recall of the outgoing Odyssey. Make that recalls, plural. All told, nearly 650,000 of the vehicles are being targeted for safety-related problems. Meanwhile, Honda also says it will recall nearly 10,000 of its new 2017 Ridgeline pickup to repair another defect.

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The biggest problem involves Honda Odyssey minivans sold during the 2011 to 2016 model years because the outboard seat latches can fail. That could lead to serious injuries if the seats fail to lock in place during a crash.

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Honda Recalls Ridgeline Pickups for Fires

Wiring harness can melt and burn.

by on Jan.11, 2010

The HVAC harness isn't protected from the passenger's feet.

American Honda is recalling 76,000 Canadian built  2006 and 2007 Ridgeline pickup trucks after several of them caught fire.

Ridgelines made between January 17, 2005, and June 7, 2006 have a wiring harness connector for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) blower motor located under the passenger’s side of the instrument panel.

The harness  may be vulnerable to kicking by the front seat passenger’s feet. If this occurs, the connector terminal may overheat, and this may cause the wire insulation to melt or the wiring connector to melt.

Dealers will inspect the truck, and if the wiring connector is damaged it will be replaced. All vehicles will have the protective cover installed free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during February 2010. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to http://www.safercar.gov . NHTSA campaign ID Number: 10V001000. NHTSA Action Number: PE09008.