Honda Recalling 2008-2009 Odysseys for Faulty Lift Gates
Honda is recalling its 2008-2009 Odyssey models due to a faulty lift gate. Chris Jensen, who follows such developments in the New York Times, reports that 46,000 Odyssey minivans may have struts supporting the power liftgates may fail.
In a document posted Wednesday on the federal safety agency’s site, Honda said a manufacturing flaw on the Odyssey EX-L and Touring models equipped with power liftgates allowed pressurized gas to escape from the struts. The condition could result “in the liftgate closing under its own power, possibly unexpectedly,” according to Honda. The recall followed an investigation initiated by the safety agency.
In 2009, the safety agency told Honda to recall recall 22,000 model year 2005 Odysseys, but Honda refused claiming ”the failure of the struts was an inconvenience, but not a safety defect."