Honda recalls Odysseys for possible door malfunction

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America Honda is calling 107,000 Odyssey minivans in the US about a lockdown that, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, can open the electric sliding door when the car is moving.

The recall relates to certain Odyssey vehicles of 2018 and 2019. "The locking assemblies for the electric sliding doors may stick and not lock properly on the door lighters," NHTSA said on its website. "If the electric sliding doors do not lock, the doors can be opened while driving, increasing the risk of injury."

Honda will notify owners and dealers will replace the left and right tailgate rear latch settings for free, according to NHTSA.

The recall is expected to begin on December 20 when the automaker has enough repair kits for the latch. Dealers without repair kits give anxious vehicle owners the option to temporarily switch off the electric sliding door function until the parts are available. With this temporary fixation, the sliding doors can be manually operated.

There are no reports of injuries related to this failure, said America Honda in a statement Tuesday.

In October, Odyssey & # 39; s sales in the US rose 6.2 percent to 87,692 vehicles. Chris Martin, spokesperson for America Honda, said in an e-mail on Wednesday that he did not expect the recall to affect sales by the end of the year.

"Earlier this year, there was a change in the production line and from that time produced vehicles are not subject to the yesterday announced recall," said Martin. "All older vehicles in the dealership can be repaired before they are sold, because we now have a limited number of replacement parts."

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