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Honda recalls 800,000 mini-vans

Published: Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 2:28 PM

Honda recalls popular minivans for seat problem

Honda said Saturday it’s recalling some 800,000 Honda Odyssey mini-vans because of an issue with seat latches that can tip the seats forward if they’re not correctly latched.

The automaker, which has some 13,000 workers in Ohio, has offered recent instructions to Odyssey owners on making sure the affected second-row seats are securely latched.

The recall affects 800,000 Odyssey mini-vans in the United States, the company said.

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Honda said the seats may tip forward if not properly latched after the seats are adjusted from side-to-side or re-installing after a seat removal.

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‘This issue will not occur if a seat is properly latched,” the company said in a statement. “Honda has received 46 reports of minor injuries related to this issue.”

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The action affects Odysseys of model years 2011 to 2017.

Seats will be repaired for free once an approved repair is available, the company said.