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Maybe you’ve been in this situation: stuck on the side of a road, a punctured tire needing to be changed out for the spare one in the trunk. You have a pair of options, do you choose to change the tire yourself, or do you call for roadside assistance. Both options can take a while to get you back on the road, especially if you’ve never changed a tire yourself before. And even if you have, sometimes it can take some serious elbow grease.
Honda is issuing a recall for 2008-2009 Odyssey minivans which will start around March 13th, for problems involving the gas-filled struts used to raise and support the rear liftgate of the vehicle.
This affects Odysseys equipped with the power liftgate system, for a total of 45,747 affected minivans. The flaw can result in a leak of the pressurized gas resulting in reduced strut performance. In other words, your liftgate might not stay up when you think it will, ultimately causing bodily harm. The Japanese automaker will replace both power liftgate gas struts free of charge. Concerned owners can contact Honda at (800) 999-1009.
Honda has announced it will recall 2,800 of its new Odyssey minivans to replace the windows on both front doors. The recall affects only 2011 model year versions of the Odyssey due to glass that can become detached from the mechanism that moves it, causing it to become stuck either open or closed.
No injuries or crashes have been reported in connection to the recall.
Honda will begin to notify owners in mid-April. Those with questions are encouraged to visit www.recalls.honda.com or call 800-999-1009 and select option 4.
Earlier this month, Honda issued another recall for the 2011 Odyssey for windshield wipers that could break in icy conditions.
Issuing its second recall in as many days, Honda has announced it is taking steps to replace a potentially faulty front wiper linkage rod on the 2011 Odyssey.
The recall affects 33,341 vehicles where the wiper linkage could be bent if the wiper motor is turned on, but the wipers themselves are frozen to the windshield. Honda says no crashes or injuries have been reported as a result.
Customers will be notified in mid-April and are asked to take their vehicle to the nearest Honda service department once informed. Those with questions can visit www.recalls.honda.com or call 800-999-1009, and select option 4.
Read AutoGuide’s 2011 Honda Odyssey Review Here
The automaker is currently in the process of notifying NHTSA about the recall and will release info on exactly how many vehicles are included soon. The recall will affect Odyssey minivan models from 2005 to 2007, as well as Acura RL models from the same years.
Like in the Toyota recall the issue surrounds a seal on the brake master cylinder that may leak, causing a lack of brake pressure. Honda does say that if the brake fluid does become low, a dash light will illuminate to alert the driver to take the vehicle in for service.