• Oct 6, 2006
Honda announced yesterday that they would recall 270,000 vehicles throughout Japan and China. The two vehicles affected by the recall are the Odyssey minivan and Life kei car.

In the case of the Odyssey, a problematic electrical circuit in the windshield wiper unit has resulted in two minivans catching fire. Of the approximately 117,000 affected Odysseys, 85,000 are in Japan and the rest are spread throughout China, Australia and New Zealand.

The Life kei car (pictured) is also suffering from electrical maladies that can cause the engine to shut down suddenly. So far 104 cases of engine failure have been reported and Honda is expecting to recall 153,000 examples of the popular city car.

[Source: Today Online]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Jamie,

      Maybe the bashing that domestics get on this website is for a reason - people just feel they have to respond to the idiotic comments people like you make. As long as I've seen you on here you haven't make any sensible comments - they're all either sarcastic rants or sound like they were posted by a 4 year old.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Corey, I agree, there are some import-biased idiots out there who love to be smug about how they would never own a domestic. At the same time, however, there are also some domestic-biased idiots who swear that those who buy imports are less patriotic than those who buy domestic cars and/or that they are to blame for the financial troubles of the domestic car companies. I don't agree with either extreme.

      For that reason I'd like to see why Jamie thinks he/she knows me so well to assume I need some validation from autoblog of all places, or that I'm insecure because I own an import (terribly specious reasoning if you ask me).
      • 8 Years Ago
      8. Jamie,

      Maybe the bashing that domestics get on this website is for a reason - people just feel they have to respond to the idiotic comments people like you make. As long as I've seen you on here you haven't make any sensible comments - they're all either sarcastic rants or sound like they were posted by a 4 year old.

      Posted at 12:03PM on Oct 6th 2006 by Rob 0 stars
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      All my sarcasm has been directed at "people like you" who always seem to be looking for approval from others for their "smart" foreign purchases.
      When GM gets what it deserves, it gets what it deserves. I for one don't ever run in here trying to defend GM's "honor".
      GM will do whatever it does--for better or for worse.

      So take YOUR insecurities and kep them to yourself. I am NOT a "fanboy" with an axe. (Don't even get me started about the "redneck" comment wave)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Rob,
      You're right, I did fail to mention that the idiotic extremes go both ways.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "All my sarcasm has been directed at "people like you" who always seem to be looking for approval from others for their "smart" foreign purchases.
      When GM gets what it deserves, it gets what it deserves. I for one don't ever run in here trying to defend GM's "honor".
      GM will do whatever it does--for better or for worse.

      So take YOUR insecurities and kep them to yourself. I am NOT a "fanboy" with an axe. (Don't even get me started about the "redneck" comment wave)"

      .....

      uh...where do you get the idea that i'm looking for approval from ANYONE, especially random strangers on autoblog like you? i've seen you repeat this same thing OVER and OVER everywhere on this blog to countless people but how do you come to this conclusion? do you even know what kind of cars i own? my family has owned both domestic and foreign cars (toyota, honda, oldsmobile, mazda, chevy) and currently we own a dodge and an acura. so it sounds to me like sounds to me like you're the insecure one around here, assuming things about people you have no idea about.

      and OBVIOUSLY you are a domestic fanboy of some sort (although i wouldn't consider that a bad thing, honestly) since every single one of your posts is either bashing an import brand or stating how all import buyers want is validation from their neighbors. anyway, tell me something, how do i get validation from my neighbors if our cars are always in the garage?
      • 8 Years Ago
      "Honda might have their electrical gremlins..." What the hell are you talking about?? Accordsforall, please don't try to defend Honda. You make the rest of us look bad. And yes, I've owned a Honda, a damn good one at that. Honda is not perfect, some of you have to realize, this can happen to any car manufacturer.... shit happens!! It's part of manufacturing, I work in the automotive industry, do you realize HOW MANY PARTS ARE IN AN AVERAGE CAR?? Can your little brain put together the probability of an application/module that can be made up of parts from different suppliers failing at X hours of operation, depending on environment. Some of you make this "manufacturing" thing sound so easy. I wish some of you stop wasting your time bashing domestics, and start your own car company, it would save us time shifting through your useless comments.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Corey W., I couldn't have said it better myself
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks like I'm too late...here come the anti-Honda comments.

      Everyone loves to roast the popular guy.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Honda might have their electrical gremlins.. but Id buy a 15yr old Honda than a new GM car. Not to mention.. I can always guarentee to find a reputable Civic, Accord.

      And considering only 2 incidents happened.. against the THRONGS that have been sold.. thats pretty good to me. Agaisnt the domestics what wait until a couple million start fire..

      Land of the Honda.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #4 You seem to be right. Honda recalls are far less than those of the domestics. Yet who knowns in the coming months what other recalls might be there.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Not to beat a dead horse. But the civic had significant transmission problems from 2001 to 2003 at least, I have not seen the data on 2004 or 2005. My concern is that for at least two years after the problem was discovered, Honda did not address the issue. Any thoughts on that?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Honda fanboys don't remember the early Accords and Civics that would rust apart easily or the early CVCC engines with carb problems that cost more to fix than the car was worth. Honda isn't perfect. I just compared a 2006 Honda Odyssey with a 2006 Buick Terazza and the Honda's trim sucked compared to the Buick. But guess what - I bought the Honda anyway because they don't whore their cars out to rental car agencies and the Honda maintains a much higher resale value. If it weren't for that I would have purchased the Buick. The fit and finish of a GM vehicle today is very good for the price. Honda could take a few lessons from GM on how to trim the flashing off their plastic parts and how to mate the plastic trim pieces together without huge gaps in them. Hell, the glove box doesn't even line up straight. I checked about 10 other Odyssey models on the lot and they all had the same problems. Funny thing is that the domestic content on the U.S. Odyssey is higher than most "domestic" vehicles.
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