Odyssey Minivans Are Being Recalled. More than 85,000 Odyssey minivans produced by Honda Motor Co. Ltd.’s Lincoln manufacturing plant are being recalled due to potential problems in the deployment of frontal air bags.
The recall was issued for the 2005 model on July 28, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Airbag System Were Insufficiently Sealed
According to the NHTSA’s Web site, external impact sensors in the minivan’s frontal air bag system were insufficiently sealed on some minivans. Water in the system could corrode and short-circuit the air-bag sensors.
Sensor failure could delay or prevent the air bags from deploying in the case of an accident. A warning light on the Odyssey’s instrument panel would alert motorists of the sensor failure, which could delay or prevent the air bags from deploying in the case of an accident.
Dealers are expected to begin replacing the sensors in recalled vehicles beginning Aug. 29.