Honda Motor, a leading Japanese carmaker, has initiated a global recall of 1.3 million vehicles due to a potential problem with the rearview camera. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reported that this extensive recall affects approximately 1.2 million cars in the United States, 88,000 vehicles in Canada, and 16,000 models in Mexico.
The affected Honda models include the Odyssey (2018-2023), Pilot (2019-2022), and Passport (2019-2023). The recall stems from a faulty communication coaxial cable connector found in these vehicles, which may cause issues with the rearview camera image. Consequently, the display may fail to show the camera image due to the fault in the cable connector.
In 2021, Honda had already extended the warranty coverage for vehicles affected by this issue. As per the filing with the NHTSA, the car manufacturer received a total of 273,870 warranty claims associated with rearview camera problems between May 2017 and June 2023. Despite the large-scale recall, Honda has stated that it has no knowledge of any injuries or fatalities linked to this problem.
The NHTSA’s recall document outlines the necessary remedial action. Authorized Honda dealers will install an improved cable harness, connecting the existing display audio and vehicle terminal connections. Additionally, a straightening cover will be placed over the vehicle cable connector to establish a proper connection with the audio display unit.
|Recall Details||Affected Models||Number of Vehicles|
|United States||Odyssey, Pilot, Passport||1,200,000|
|Canada||Odyssey, Pilot, Passport||88,000|
|Mexico||Odyssey, Pilot, Passport||16,000|
Honda is taking proactive measures to address the rear camera issue and ensure the safety and satisfaction of its customers. Owners of the affected vehicles are advised to contact their local Honda dealership to schedule an appointment for the necessary repairs.