Honda has chosen to recall 25,000 examples of their Odyssey minivan over potentially failing side curtain airbags. The recall concerns an electrical connector that may have been damaged during assembly. This connector prevents airbag deployment before the airbags are installed in the car during assembly and it evidently offers some bearing on whether or not the airbags will actually work in a crash.
That’s all well and good, but the unusual thing about this recall is that it is a safety recall, and may determine whether occupants are injured severely during a crash: this is a voluntary recall. Given that minivans are more likely than other cars to be filled with occupants, this seems a bit odd to us, but Honda reports that there have been no reports of injuries or accidents related to the damaged electrical connectors. Honda will soon start notifying owners of 2014 model year Odyssey minivans this month of the recall.
-By: Sawyer Sutton