Honda recalls 608,000 vehicles in the United States due to software and backup camera problems

Honda is reminder 608,000 Vehicles in the United States to fix four different issues with certain model years of the company’s Odyssey, Passport and Pilot vehicles so the automaker can perform “one or more of four recall repairs, free of charge,” the automaker announced Tuesday.

Owners of an affected vehicle are “encouraged” to take the car to an authorized dealer for repair once they receive notification from the company, Honda said.

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Honda will implement updates to the software that controls the speedometer display in 2018-2020 Odyssey, 2019-2020 Passport and 2019-2021 Pilot vehicles to “prevent potential malfunctions, including temporary shutdown of the display”.

If a speedometer isn’t displaying correctly, a driver can unknowingly exceed the speed limit and increase the risk of having a crash, Honda said.

Honda will implement a software fix related to the vehicle’s rear view camera display. The camera image will be updated to “avoid potential malfunctions, including delayed rear view display and display failure under certain circumstances when reverse gear is selected,” Honda said. The model and years included in this recall are the 2019-2020 Odyssey, 2019-2020 Passport and 2019-2021 Honda Pilot.

A driver increases the risk of a crash if the rearview camera is delayed and/or missing, the automaker said.

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Additionally, the company’s Odyssey will get additional changes related to its rear view camera and sliding doors.

2019-2020 Odyssey models will have the backup camera assemblies replaced to “address durability issues” which the company says can distort the image or prevent the backup camera from displaying when reverse gear is selected.

The company will update the sliding door exterior handle cables on its 2018-2020 Odyssey models.

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“Water can enter the exterior sliding door handles and drip onto the cables connected to the door lock mechanisms,” Honda said. “In freezing temperatures, ice can form on the cable, impeding the proper movement of the cable and potentially preventing the door from locking.”

The company warned that an unlocked door could open while the car is in motion.

To date, Honda has not received any accident or injury reports related to the recalled cars.

Owners will be notified by mail beginning in late September 2020. However, owners can also check online or call the company to see if their vehicle is included in the recall.

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