• Mar 28, 2011
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The past couple weeks haven't been kind to the 2011 Honda Odyssey. Two weeks ago, Honda issued a recall for 33,000 minivans for faulty windshield wipers, and now a second recall has been issued for faulty front driver and passenger windows that can come off track, rendering the window inoperative. This new recall covers 2,800 vehicles, which at least shows that Honda caught this problem before it became too widespread.

Honda filed the recall with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, adding that a supplier used a faulty primer fluid when making the glass. If the glass isn't replaced, NHTSA says on its website that "the window may shatter into the passenger cabin causing a risk of injury to the vehicle occupants."

To remedy this problem, dealers will replace the affected window glass free of charge. The recall will be officially announced on or before April 15. Hit the jump to read over the NHTSA press release.



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[Source: NHTSA]
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Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s): HONDA / ODYSSEY 2011
Manufacturer: HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.) Mfr's Report Date: MAR 21, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V181000
Component: VISIBILITY
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,800

Summary:
HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 HONDA ODYSSEY VEHICLES. THERE IS A POTENTIAL FAILURE WITH THE DRIVER AND THE FRONT PASSENGER DOOR POWER WINDOWS IN WHICH THE WINDOW MAY COME OFF THE TRACK CAUSING THE WINDOW TO BECOME INOPERATIVE AND PREVENTING IT FROM BEING ROLLED UP OR DOWN OR IT COULD DROP INTO THE DOOR.

Consequence:
THE WINDOW MAY SHATTER INTO THE PASSENGER CABIN CAUSING A RISK OF INJURY TO THE VEHICLE OCCUPANTS.

Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE EITHER THE PASSENGER'S AND/OR THE DRIVER'S FRONT DOOR WINDOW GLASS, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE APRIL 15, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-999-1009

Notes:
HONDA'S SAFETY RECALL NO. R73 & R74. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153 , OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .


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      • 3 Years Ago
      The recalls aren't surprising. It's to be expected when you weld two different vehicles together in random places.
      • 3 Years Ago
      †hey oughta recall it for new styling.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Please recall it for improper C-pillar/beltline design.

      Why would a sane person choose this over a Flex? T&C?
        • 3 Years Ago
        The fact their design team made a mistake like the hump falling at the c-pillar door opening says, "Honda doesn't have the brightest crayons in the box on that design team". That's called a "kiss" in artist terminology, one of the first things artist learn is "avoid" the dreaded kiss, they ruin paintings, they ruin designs. It gives this van the appearance of breaking in half, I suspect it was cheaper doing it this way.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Unless the recall is to bring it back to the factory to rework the ugliness out of it, there will continue to be something seriously wrong with this vehicle.

      Looks like Honda is continuing it's way with the ugliest vehicle in nearly every category.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Isn't there some kind of law that would require Honda to recall that thing because it is so UGLY!
      • 3 Years Ago
      They don't make Honda's like they used to.
      • 3 Years Ago
      When I see these it makes me wonder what these people were thinking when they bought it...did they even look at it? All three of Japans new minivans are flat hideous....this would be a prime time for Ford and GM to get back in the game, even though I consider the Flex a minivan, unfortunately for the Flex tho, it isn't cheap and does not really have an affordable base model.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Something as horrible looking as that should be crushed, just saying...
        Larry
        • 3 Years Ago
        and just realize, that design will probably be used for ten or more years!
        • 3 Years Ago
        Kill it with a stick :=)
        • 3 Years Ago
        The less hidden the door track is on a minivan, the less attractive I find it, personally. Having it built into the styling of this thing, with the zig-zag that focuses on the door track ruins it for me, aesthetically.
      • 3 Years Ago
      That thing looks like a cut and shut!
      It's like two designers started from either end, then met in the middle, in completely the wrong place :L
      • 3 Years Ago
      Windows falling off track, wiper arms that fail... gee, what is Honda trying to do to the new owners? Make them feel even more guilty about having to drive the ugliest Odyssey ever?
      • 3 Years Ago
      I saw a black version of this thang the other day, I swear I thought it was a hearse.
      It looks terrible and people who buy these things are at the final stages of aesthetical judgement collapse or in some morbid way they fulfill their childhood dream of driving a HEARSE helloooooooooooooooo!
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm seeing more and more new Chrysler/Dodge minivans driving around all over the place. Even saw a "Toxic Orange" zooming by me on the interstate at a high rate of speed

      Amazingly, "Truthaboutcars" even has many nice things to say about the Grand Caravan redo.
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