In a recent development, Honda has initiated a recall of approximately 1.2 million vehicles due to a concerning visibility issue associated with the rear view camera, as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Friday.
According to documents released by the U.S. safety regulator, Honda has acknowledged that in certain models, the image from the rear view camera may not appear on the dashboard screen. This glitch, as highlighted by regulators, can significantly impede the driver’s visibility and subsequently increase the likelihood of a collision.
Honda has attributed the problem to a “faulty coaxial cable connector,” which necessitates the recall in question. The affected vehicles span across various models and include select Odyssey minivans manufactured between 2018 and 2023, Pilot SUVs produced from 2019 to 2022, as well as Passport SUVs from 2019 to 2023.
For concerned car owners, it is advisable to refer to the automotive recall database provided by USA TODAY or consult the NHTSA’s database to stay updated on new recalls. Additionally, the NHTSA website offers the option to search for recalls based on your vehicle identification number, or VIN.
Notification letters will be sent to affected owners, with the anticipated mailing date set for July 24, according to the NHTSA. Honda has assured that dealerships will undertake the necessary measures to rectify the issue, which primarily involves replacing the majority of cable harnesses at no cost to the owners. Furthermore, a straightening cover will be installed over the vehicle cable connector to mitigate the problem.
In the event of any queries or concerns, Honda has provided a dedicated helpline reachable at 1-888-234-2138. Alternatively, owners can contact the NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 for further assistance.
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