Less than two weeks after Honda issued a recall on 33,341 Odysseys from the 2011MY over a potential problem with the windshield wiper linkage rods, the Japanese automaker has announced a second recall for its latest generation minivan. This time Honda said it will voluntarily recall approximately 2,800 Odysseys from the 2011MY because of a problem with the side windows.
According to the company, there is a potential for one or both windows to become detached from the window regulator, causing the window to become inoperative, preventing it from being rolled up or down, or it could even drop into the door. In the worst case, Honda said the window may bind and shatter onto the occupants, though up until now, no crashes or injuries have been reported related to this defect.
The company said it will begin sending notification to owners of the affected models in mid-April 2011. The Japanese firm's dealers will replace either the passenger's and/or the driver's front door window glass, free of charge.