X0R – Safety Recall: Left (Driver Side) Second Row Seat Recliner Does Not Lock – 2014-2016 Honda Odyssey

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V170
Manufacturer Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Components SEATS
Potential Number of Units Affected 254,568


Walk-In Seatbacks May Stay Unlatched

An unlocked second row left outboard seatback increases the risk of injury to the seat occupant during a crash.



Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2014-2016 Honda Odyssey vehicles. The second row outboard seats have a lever to fold the seatback and slide the seat forward to access the third row seats. Due to a manufacturing error, if the walk-in release lever is used to fold a fully reclined left outboard seatback forward, the seatback may stay in the unlocked position (free-folding) or unexpectedly unlock without engaging the walk-in or recliner lever.



Honda will notify owners, and dealers will confirm proper operation of the second row left outboard seatback, and install a support bracket to the seat recliner. If the seatback cannot lock, dealers will replace the seatback frame assembly. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 30, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda’s number for this recall is X0R.



Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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March 7, 2018
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Safety Recall: Left (Driver Side) Second Row Seat Recliner Does Not Lock



Year Model Trim VIN Range
2014-16 Odyssey ALL Check the iN VIN status for eligibility.



Some 2014-16 Odyssey vehicles have an internal problem in the recliner mechanism on the left (driver side) second row seat that may prevent the seat back from locking. If a vehicle with an unlocked seat back is involved in a crash, the seat will not operate as designed to protect the occupant, leading to increased potential for injury or death. Affected vehicles are on STOP SALE until further notice.

Do not call Tech Line for updates.

This bulletin will be revised in the future once the repair procedure, parts information, and warranty claim information are available.


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