Honda is issuing a recall for nearly 25,000 of its 2014 Honda Odyssey over an issue with side-curtain airbags. The problem stems from an electrical component used in the airbag that could potentially malfunction.
The shorting coupler will need to be replaced in affected vehicles to ensure proper operation of the side-curtain airbags. The reason for the malfunctioning part has been traced back to the assembly process of the electrical coupler for the side-curtain airbag only on the passenger side of affected 2014 Honda Odyssey minivans.
A shorting terminal that’s used to prevent the airbag from deploying during the vehicle’s assembly may have been damaged. This would cause the Supplemental Restraint System indicator to light up and would also prevent the airbag from deploying in the event of a crash.
There have been no accidents or injuries reported as a result of the problem which was discovered over the course of performing warranty repairs on the 2014 Honda Odyssey. Notifications will be mailed to customers beginning on May 16th instructing them to take their vehicles into their local dealer where the shorting terminal will be replaced, free of charge.
Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. Nicole also writes for NerdApproved and GeekMom.