Honda Motor Co is recalling 1.2 million vehicles in the United States due to a potential problem with the rearview camera image, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This action is being taken as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety and functionality of the affected vehicles.
The recall specifically applies to certain models, including the 2018-2023 Odyssey, 2019-2022 Pilot, and 2019-2023 Passport vehicles. The issue stems from a faulty communication coaxial cable connector, which can result in the rearview camera image not appearing on the display as intended.
In response to this issue, Honda had previously extended the warranty for vehicles affected by the problem in 2021. The automaker, in its filing with the NHTSA, disclosed that it had received a significant number of warranty claims related to this issue, totaling 273,870 claims between May 2017 and June of the current year. Fortunately, there have been no reported incidents of injuries or fatalities associated with this particular recall matter.
To address the problem, authorized Honda dealers will undertake the necessary measures to rectify the situation. This will involve the installation of an improved cable harness that will connect the existing display audio and vehicle terminal connections more effectively. Additionally, a straightening cover will be placed over the vehicle cable connector to ensure the proper connection to the audio display unit.
By initiating this recall and implementing the required repairs, Honda aims to ensure the safety and satisfaction of its customers. The company is committed to resolving this issue promptly and efficiently to maintain its reputation for producing reliable and high-quality vehicles.