Honda recalls 33,341 Odyssey minivans 2011 model due to possible faulty front wiper linkage rod

By on Mar 19, 2011 in Announcement, Automobile, Lifestyle, United States Comments

Honda announced on Thursday, March 17, 2011 its voluntary recall for the newly redesigned Odyssey minivan 2011 model due to a potentially faulty front wiper linkage rod.

According to a press release issued by Honda America, with the knowledge of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), around 33,341 units of the 2011 Odyssey minivan sold in the US.

Although there were no reported injuries as of this writing, Honda said they will replace the front wiper linkage rod of the said vehicle which is being believed to be easily bent.

As noted in the report, if the front wiper will be frozen to the windshield due to heavy snow and the wipers are being switched on, one of the linkage rods may bend or separate due to the insufficient stiffness of the rod.

If such phenomenon will occur, the front wiper may not function properly and will increase risk of accident since the driver will have a hard time visualizing the roads during snow fall.

With this, owners of the affected model are being advised to bring their vehicles to the nearest authorized Honda dealer once they receive the notification from the company, who will be notified on or before April 14, 2011.

For more information, Honda strongly suggests to concerned customers to contact their customer service at 1-800-999-1009 and select option No. 4, or call NHTSA Hotline at 888-327-4236 (TTY:800-424-9153), or visit

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