• Jun 14th 2006 at 1:46PM
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Honda Motor announced Wednesday a massive worldwide recall of 561,594 vehicles. The affected models are the Odyssey minivan, CR-V crossover and Step Wagon. Over 480,000 of the vehicles are in Japan, with the majority of overseas recalls covering Odyssey minivans sold in North America.

The recall will fix a faulty ignition switch that can cause the engine to shut down.

Honda's budget for the recall and repairs? A cool $23.7 million.

[Source: Reuters]

(Thanks to everyone for the tips)

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      • 9 Years Ago
      I'm not sure if I totally forgot how to do division, but 23.7 million devided by 561,594 vehicles breaks down to 42 dollars and 20 cents per car.

      I'm not too familiar with how recalls work. Are they basing that price tag on the assumption that some people won't bring their vehicles in, and that some of them aren't on the road anymore? Just curious.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I'll be the first, just to get it out of the way.


      Hopefully that'll satisfy everyone.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I thought in Canada we already went through that recall a year or two ago. I had the same problem on my 93 Vigor, but it was one year too old for the recall. The engine would shut off going down the road. I found that if you turned the key slightly toward the start position, you could keep the engine running.

      I did my own replacement. I think it took an hour, which was mostly fumbling around learning how to do it. I'd expect a dealer tech could do it in less than 30 minutes.

      It wasn't actually the key part, but the switch and 2 foot harness that were replaced.

      Our 99 Odyssey had the same problem, but we towed it to a dealer because my wife smelled smoke.

      Of course, this could be a different problem this time.
      • 9 Years Ago
      #8 - Thats a good point. How many manufacturers nowadays even offer a recall for a 10-13 year old car?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Whoever posted number 16 - how hard was it to replace the pigtail and how long did it take...
      • 9 Years Ago
      So, what is that in the last year - Toyota: 17, Honda 1 ?
      • 9 Years Ago

      The warranty was basically paid for when you bought the car. A certain figure is struck for warranty, legal, goodwill by the makers accountants and rolled into the cost of the vehicle, which we pay for.

      The manufacturer sets the cost of the replacement part, decides on a labor time and the dealer gets paid to do it. Sometimes they use the existing cost of a part as the price, other times they will reduce the price of the part. VW reduced the Mass Airflow Sensor when they were having problems as well as coils.

      Lithous is not too far off in his assement.. Many times the factory will reduce the labor time for a campaign/recall simply becuase you're going to be doing a ton of them and you should get pretty quick at it. Sometimes that's not the way it works out however.

      The other thing that can affect the price set for a recall is how the supplier of the part decides to handle the cost.

      Greg A.
      • 9 Years Ago
      There was a report about the following tragic incident on the local news here in New York City last night. A family of four drove their 2003 (if I remember correctly) Odyssey up to Bear Mountain State Park. They stopped on a road on the mountain and the father, who was driving, stopped the minivan and got out to take a picture of the view. The minivan then rolled away, off the road and down the side of the mountain. The young daughters, who were in car seats, survived, but the mother, who wasn't wearing her seatbelt, died.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Uh. Even if it were 30 years old, they'd probably recall it or else face a beatdown from the NHTSA and other organizations worldwide. It does seeem odd that it took them 8-12 years to catch the flaw though...
      • 9 Years Ago
      Honda??? Recall?????? What the hell is happening in this world!!! This HAS to be something leaked out by GM!!!! LMFAO Honda, as Toyota are not makers of flawless products...there is no such thing
      • 9 Years Ago
      The Odyssey pictured (my05-06) doesn't have a recall -- only those manufactured between 10/1994 through 05/1997.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Where can I get a body kit for my Honda Ridgeline!?
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