Honda Recalling Odyssey Minivan Over Sliding Door Problems
Honda is recalling 107,000 of it's 2018 and 2019 Odyssey minivans because its power sliding doors may not latch properly, raising the possibility that they could open while the vehicle is in motion, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
According to Honda, some components in the power sliding door’s rear latch assembly are prone to sticking, which can stop the front and rear latches from securely connecting. This problem affects the left and right power sliding doors.
Honda says they will notify owners, and dealers will replace the left and right power sliding door rear latch assemblies, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 20, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are Z33 and O36. If a dealer can’t get a repair kit, Odyssey owners can temporarily disable the power sliding doors until parts become available. To disable the power sliding function, a dealer technician can pull certain fuses and disconnect the main power door button on the dashboard.
If you elect to have a technician disable the power doors, you are able to operate them manually.
According to the NHTSA Honda says it is not aware of any crashes or injuries related to this problem.