Hit The Brakes In Your Honda Odyssey And The Seats Could Tip Over

Did someone tell you the minivan was dead? Not for Honda, it’s not. The Japanese automaker sells its Odyssey hand over fist in America, where it stands as its fifth most popular model line – behind the Civic, Accord, CR-V, and Pilot, and well ahead of anything that the Acura division sells.

Little wonder, then, that when it has to recall the Odyssey, Honda has to recall a lot of them. About 800,000 of them in this latest campaign.

The problem with all those 2011-17 Odysseys comes down to the second row of seating, which could tip forward under hard braking – but only if it’s not properly latched after adjustment.

That doesn’t strike us as Honda’s fault, per se. But having received 46 reports of minor injuries resulting from this problem, it’s issued a recall for all those minivans to have their latches repaired or replaced.

While it figures out just what to do, however, Honda’s released detailed instructions (and will soon release an instructional video) showing owners how to properly latch those benches in place.

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  • Richard Davis

    You don’t think that’s Honda’s fault? Tell that to the 46 injured.

    • Moveon Libtards

      Honda’s fault. But you know how the excuse train rolls out when someone’s Honda or Tesla is shown to be not “perfect.”

  • Bash

    Don’t hit the brakes! its as simple as that. lol

  • ediotsavant

    The idiots will keep outsmarting everyone.

  • Knotmyrealname

    Honda=Darwin?

  • RDS Alphard

    “The problem with all those 2011-17 Odysseys comes down to the second row of seating, which could tip forward under hard braking – but only if it’s not properly latched after adjustment.”

    So, the car were sold to idiots that have no idea how thing works?

    • Infinite1

      Pretty much

    • Moveon Libtards

      Explains Honda drivers…idiots.

  • Infinite1

    You can try to stay up to date on “idiot proofing” anything; however, nature builds a better idiot. Every time…

    • Best quote of the day

      • Infinite1

        Thanks

    • Moveon Libtards

      Honda drivers for you

  • Moveon Libtards

    You do know the modern Honda Odyssey was designed by a team of American engineers after Honda were left scratching their heads wondering why the Dodge Caravan was destroying it in sales. Funny enough the new gen Odyssey started to sell again. Might have something to do with Americans understanding the North American marketplace better than the Japanese. Same with Lexus.

  • KSegg

    Are these the same people who tripped over a vegetable display at Wal-Mart and sued them for creating a “dangerous environment”?

    Morons will be morons.

    • LeStori

      Moron used to be defined as a person having borderline IQ. They are probably not the ones driving a 7 seater Honda. The ones driving the Honda are probably the pillars of your local community…. be afraid, very afraid!

      • brn

        You base this on what?

  • krusshall

    Did you really need the first two intro paragraphs?

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