Honda Recalls 241,000 2018 - 2020 Odyssey Minivans
Feb. 12, 2020; Honda is recalling more than 241,000 of its popular Odyssey minivans for a potential wiring problem in a power outlet that can increase the risk of a fire, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The recall impacts all 2018 and 2019 Honda Odyssey models. It also impacts certain 2020 models, including the Odyssey EX-L, the Odyssey Touring and the Odyssey Elite vehicles.
Official Recall Announcement February 11, 2020 — TORRANCE, Calif.
Approximately 241,000 vehicles are affected in the United States
Third row accessory power outlet wire harness will be inspected, rerouted, wrapped in insulating tape, and if it is damaged, replaced, for free
Three reports of fires; No reported injuries
American Honda will voluntarily recall approximately 241,000 model-year 2018-2020 Honda Odyssey EX-L, Touring and Elite minivans in the United States to inspect, reroute and wrap in insulating tape the wire harness leading to the third-row accessory power outlet. If the wire harness is found to be damaged, it will be replaced, for free.
The wire harness leading to the third-row accessory power outlet may have been damaged when the interior panel covering the harness was installed, pinching it between the panel and the metal vehicle body. If the wire harness was damaged, a short circuit can occur, heating the plastic harness cover and potentially leading to a fire. Honda is aware of three fires related to this issue with no reported injuries.
Honda is announcing this recall to encourage each owner of an affected vehicle to take it to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda. Mailed notification to owners will begin in mid-March 2020. Owners of these models can also determine if their specific vehicles are included in the recall by visiting www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (888) 234-2138.