2019 Honda Odyssey is recalled

Honda is recalling approximately 241,000 Odyssey minivans from the 2018 through 2020 model years because a wire in the third row may short-circuit and catch fire.

The problem is due to an improperly installed interior trim piece that could damage the wiring that leads to a third-row power outlet. Damaged wiring could cause a short circuit that might lead to a fire. To prevent this from happening, Honda dealers will inspect and repair or replace the wiring on affected vehicles.

Honda said it’s aware of three fires and is not aware of any injuries related to this problem. 

The Details

Vehicles recalled: Approximately 241,000 Honda Odyssey minivans from the 2018 through 2020 model years.

The problem: Improper installation of an interior panel may have damaged the wire harness for the third-row accessory power outlet. A damaged wire harness could short-circuit, which could heat the plastic harness cover and cause a fire.

The fix: Dealers will inspect the wire harness. If it is undamaged, they will reroute it and wrap it in electrical tape. If it is damaged, they will replace it. All repairs will be free of charge.

How to contact the manufacturer: The recall is expected to begin in mid-March 2020. Honda’s number for this recall is T6U. For more information, owners may go to Honda’s recall page or call 888-234-2138.

NHTSA campaign number: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration campaign number for this recall is 20V066000.

Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: Plug in the 17-digit vehicle identification number at the NHTSA website. It will tell you whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.

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