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Over One Million Honda Vehicles Recalled Over Software, Wiring Issues

Japanese automaker Honda launched four different auto recalls impacting 1.6 million vans and SUVs in the United States, news outlets report. Issues associated with these recalls involve defects that could increase the risk of accidents. Among the factors listed behind the recalls, Honda reported malfunctioning dashboard lights, sliding doors that fail to latch properly, and faulty backup camera displays. 

Honda should have fixes available for all recalls by late September. 

Honda: Software, Cable Issues Increase Risk Of Accident

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 608,000 vehicles are affected by a software problem that can impact critical dashboard functions such as the gear position, engine oil light, and speedometer. Impacted vehicles include the 2018 through 2020 Odysseys, the 2019 and 2020 Passport, and the 2019 through 2021 Pilot. 

The second recall involves software that was incorrectly programmed. Because this problem can cause the rear camera display to stop working, drivers can miss potential obstacles or even bystanders, increasing the risk of an accident.

This recall impacts the 2019 and 2020 Passports and Odysseys as well as the 2019 through 2021 Pilots whereas the third recall impacts 324,000 vehicles of the 2018 through 2020 Odyssey models. 

The vehicles in the third recall come with outer door handle cables that can be exposed to water. In cold temperatures, the cables can freeze, causing the sliding doors’ latch to fail. 

Finally, the fourth recall was issued after the firm learned that 212,000 of the Odyssey vehicles of the 2019 and 2020 models come with rearview camera mountings that can also be exposed to water. Over time, water can impact the system, distorting the camera’s image or causing it to prevent the camera from displaying any image.

Starting September 23, dealers will begin fixing the issues related to all four recalls.

If you own one of the recalled 1.6 million vehicles, do not hesitate to contact Honda if you’re concerned for your safety. 

To learn more about the recalls, follow this link.

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