Honda takes explosive precautionary measures with 5 model year recall
We’re all for safety at Torque News and applaud Honda for a very pro-active policy of consumer “safety first.”
However, we along with the 2 million or so Odyssey owners caught up in an ongoing and at times, seemingly endless stream of ongoing recalls, have to ask, why has the #1 selling minivan in North America been voluntarily recalled by Honda for the 4th month running?
First brought to our attention Saturday by Reuter's News Service, 886,815 Odysseys built in Lincoln Alabama between 2005-2010 will be included in a voluntary recall; relating to the “possible” chemically induced degradation of a plastic composite fuel filter screen.
As noted in the Friday 13 NHTSA recall filed in cooperation with Honda, while remote, testing conducted by Honda has determined that under certain conditions a small plastic fuel strainer provide by Japanese owned Donso Corporation could fail, resulting in fire and possible injury.
Honda has stated that due to the volume of this particular recall, repair parts will not be available to dealers prior to Summer 2014.
In the meantime, (a bit confusing) according to Reuters, an interim part will be provided to consumers by dealers, with notification going out to Odyssey owners April 1.