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Honda U.S. recalling about 25,000 Odyssey minivans

Honda U.S. recalling about 25,000 Odyssey minivans image

Text: / Photos: Honda | posted May 05, 2014 16:20

No reported crashes or injuries related to the recall

Honda U.S. will voluntarily recall 24,889 units of the 2014 Odyssey minivan to replace the shorting coupler, an electrical component in the side curtain airbag system.

The automaker said in a press release that a problematic shorting terminal may illuminate the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) warning lights and prevent the side curtain airbag from deploying during a crash.

“During assembly of the electrical coupler for the side curtain airbag on the passenger's side of the vehicle, it is possible that the shorting terminal, which is used to prevent deployment of the airbag before it is assembled into the vehicle, may have been damaged,” Honda said.

The 2014 Honda Odyssey

The company encourages all 2014 Odyssey owners to bring their vehicle to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of the recall. The automaker says owners will be notified by mail starting May 16, 2014.

Honda also confirmed that there were no reported crashes or injuries related to the issue.

According to Honda Cars Philippines, local units are not affected.