Honda is recalling about 900,000 of its Odyssey minivans after a problem was discovered with the second-row seats. Those seats could tip forward if they are not properly latched. The recall was announced over the weekend. The recall covers minivans from the 2011-2017 model years. About 800,000 of the minivans were sold in the U.S.
According to Honda, it has received 46 reports of minor issues related to the issue. The second-row seat has been found to tip forward during moderate to heavy braking if it is not properly latched after adjusting it side-to-side or reinstalling a seat that has been removed. Honda is currently working on a way to repair the issue, and when one comes available it will notify owners. Until that time, Honda has published instructions for latching the seat properly on its website.
Fortunately, no serious injuries were reported as a result of this recall. The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that almost 30 million people are injured every year due to dangerous products. By law, companies that manufacture or sell defective consumer products can be held liable for any injuries that result from those defective products. This can include money for any medical expenses, time missed from work, pain and suffering, and other expenses.If you have been injured by a defective consumer product, you may have a legal right to compensation from the company that manufactured that product. If you are in the Houston area, call the Houston product liability attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. We will provide you with a free consultation on your case. Call us today or visit us on LinkedIn to learn more about the firm.