On Tuesday, Honda issued a voluntary recall on roughly 241,000 2018-2020 minivans.
“American Honda will voluntarily recall approximately 241,000 model-year 2018-2020 Honda Odyssey EX-L, Touring and Elite minivans in the United States to inspect, reroute and wrap in insulating tape the wire harness leading to the third-row accessory power outlet. If the wire harness is found to be damaged, it will be replaced, for free,” the company stated.
They advised that the wire harness leading to the third-row accessory power outlet may have been damaged when the interior panel covering the harness was installed, pinching it between the panel and the metal vehicle body. If the wire harness was damaged, a short circuit can occur, heating the plastic harness cover and potentially leading to a fire. Honda is aware of three fires related to this issue with no reported injuries.
Honda announced this recall to encourage each owner of an affected vehicle to take it to their nearest authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda.
Mailed notification to owners will begin in mid-March 2020. Owners of these models can also determine if their specific vehicles are included in the recall by visiting www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (888) 234-2138.