A car owner's happy driving experience, juxtapose to the enriching quality standards is the foremost priority of any automobile manufacturer. Keeping this as one of the top priorities, almost every manufacturer invests its maximum energies in delivering best-in-class cars.
However, there are definitely a few opportunities for every automobile manufacturer to rectify their errors and it is usually an unhappy occurrence for them, as these errors are diagnosed only after being used by the respective car owners.
The recent case of Honda, the Japanese car manufacturer is one such example, where it was forced to recall approximately 46,000 Odyssey minivans in the United States. According to United States authorities, the recall centers on fixing the problematic tailgate. Although this initiative is official, the actual process is scheduled to being in the following month.
Specifically, Honda has decided to recall 45,747 Odyssey minivans that were sold during the years 2008 and 2009 in order to fix the aforesaid problem. The problem is identified as a "manufacturing flaw" in the power liftgate system, according to a statement from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ("NHTSA").
An official spokesman from Honda stated that the company is recalling 51,633 vehicles globally and nearly 5,586 vehicles are identified as "lemons" in Canada, Germany, Middle East and Mexico.
NHTSA has articulated that the defect is in the pressurized gas-filled struts that assist to raise and support the liftgate on vehicles well-appointed with a power liftgate system. Further, NHTSA stated that the flaw can lead to a gas leak that could ensue to an unanticipated closure of the liftgate, "increasing the risk of personal injury."
NHTSA has confirmed that the recall is projected to begin on March 13th. The recall affecting 46,000 Honda Odyssey minivans are primarily to fix the rear doors that can fall on people unexpectedly, and have on at least two (2) occasions.
Honda is aware of at least two (2) instances where minor injuries have taken place and as a result will send letters to Odyssey owners in the following month that explains the recall process clearly along with the instructions.
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