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Report Date : March 4, 2010 at 01:46 PM

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V055000
Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):

HONDA / ODYSSEY 2005
Manufacturer: HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.) Mfr's Report Date: FEB 18, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V055000

EA08015
NHTSA Action Number: EA08015

Component: STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:SUPPORT DEVICE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 21776

Summary:
HONDA IS CONDUCTING A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN INVOLVING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005 ODYSSEY TOURING VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH POWER OPERATED REAR LIFTGATE. THE POWER LIFTGATE GAS STRUTS MAY DETERIORATE UNEXPECTEDLY EARLY. STRUTS THAT HAVE WORN OUT PREMATURELY MAY FAIL TO HOLD THE POWER LIFTGATE IN THE FULLY OPEN POSITION, CAUSING THE POWER LIFTGATE TO CLOSE UNEXPECTEDLY.

Consequence:
INJURY MAY RESULT FROM A POWER LIFTGATE CLOSING UNEXPECTEDLY WHEN A PERSON IS WITHIN THE CLOSING PATH OF THE LIFTGATE.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE GAS LIFTGATE STRUTS AND REPLACE IF WITHIN THE RECALL POPULATION. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE CAMPAIGN IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MARCH 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AUTOMOBILE CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 800-999-1009.

Notes:
THIS ACTION IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN AND IS NOT BEING CONDUCTED UNDER THE SAFETY ACT. HOWEVER, HONDA HAS INFORMED NHTSA THAT IT WILL PROVIDE THE MODIFICATIONS DESCRIBED ABOVE AT NO COST.
 
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