Brand New Minivan Being Recalled

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July 12, 2017Jul 12, 2017

The Honda Odyssey might have a 5 star safety rating, but the popular company is recalling 3,900 of their popular minivan for safety issues. If you own a 2018 Odyssey, then you should pay attention. 

Cars.com reports that problem is with a basic safety feature: seatbelt. The seat belt tongue for the third-row center seating position may not be compatible with the latch. This means the seat belt isn't latching properly, so it won't secure someone in the event of a car crash.

This is especially dangerous for parents who have minivans because they want to protect their children! If you are concerned about the seatbelt in your brand new Honda, then you should immediately go to your dealer so they can inspect the seat belt. If necessary, they'll replace the seat belt for free.

Cars.coms also reported that Honda will begin notifying owners July 24. If you want to talk to someone at Honda right away, then you call them at 888-234-2138, or you can call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236.

It's also an option to check www.safercar.gov with your vehicle identification number to see if your vehicle falls under the recall. You can also learn learn more about the risks at this website. 

This isn't the first Honda recall recently. They are also recalling cars that have Takata airbags, which explode with too much force and have killed 17 people worldwide.

Keep your kids safe!