Honda has just issued a statement about one of their most popular family vehicles. According to reports, the car manufacturer is recalling their Honda Odyssey model due to serious safety concerns.
The recall includes about 100,000 specific models of the car. Apparently, the minivan is at risk for the sliding doors opening while driving down the road! If the doors do come open while driving, this puts backseat passengers at risk for inury.
"About 100,000 Honda Odyssey minivans are subject to a new recall over sliding doors that may open while the vehicles are driving. According to documents filed with the NHTSA in early November and published last week, the Odyssey's power sliding doors may not latch properly," reported WSET.
The issue is being traced back to a redesigned sliding mechanism that is supposed to keep the door closed. It's said to be malfunctioning, which is the cause for the random openings.
"However, based on manufacturing records from the supplier that builds the components, Honda found the latches may not close correctly. The rear latches are prone to sticking and can restrict the ability for the sliding doors to securely latch to the door strikers. If the doors open while driving, there's an increased risk of injury," according to reports.
The recall is said to be limited to 107,774 from 2018 and 2019. If you believe your car may be at risk, please consult a local Honda dealer and protect yourself from a possible disaster!