American Honda has issued a stop-sale order and recalled a total of 641,302 Odyssey minivans in the U.S. for two separate issues.
In a statement, the automaker said one of the recalls involves a mechanism that “allows the outboard second row seats to tilt and slide forward for access to the third row seating area may not properly lock the seat into place when the seat is returned to its normal position,” which increases the risk of injury to passengers seated in the second row.
This recall covers 633,753 2011-16 Odysseys built between Aug. 17, 2010, and Oct. 1, 2015.
No crashes or injuries have been reported as a result of the issue, Honda said, noting that the issue was discovered through warranty claims.
Dealerships will install additional brackets and springs to both second row outboard seats. Honda said that the necessary parts will not be available until spring 2017 because of the large volume of new parts needed.
Honda will begin notifying affected Odyssey owners in mid-February and again when parts become available.
The automaker said that until the repair has been made, owners should “slide the seat into the desired position and manually lock the seat into a fixed position by pushing down on the horizontal position adjustment bar.”
Separately, a noncompliance recall was issued for certain 2016 Odysseys.
This recall covers 7,549 Odysseys built between Sept. 23, 2016, and Oct. 24, 2016.
In this recall, Honda said, the latch mechanism that allows the second-row center seat to slide forward and rearward “may not properly lock the seat into place when the seat adjustment handle is released, increasing the risk of injury to passengers seated in the second row.”
The automaker will begin notifying affected Odyssey owners in late January.
Honda dealerships will inspect the latch mechanism and adjust it to ensure proper operation, if needed, the automaker said.
The issue was discovered during internal quality checks and no crashes or injuries have been reported because of it, Honda said.
The Odyssey’s U.S. sales fell 4.7 percent to 110,435 vehicles during the first 11 months of the year.