Safety Recalls for 2003 HONDA ODYSSEY

Recall Number: S73/S74 Recall Date: 12-11-2012 Affected Vehicles: 807,161
Electrical system:ignition:switch
Honda is recalling certain model year 2003 and 2004 pilot and odyssey and 2003 through 2006 acura mdx passenger vehicles manufactured from november 26, 2001, through august 30, 2006. the interlock lever of the ignition switch may deform, which can allow the interlock function of a vehicle with an automatic transmission to be defeated.
Removal of the ignition key when the gear selector of a vehicle with an automatic transmission has not been shifted to the park position can allow the vehicle to roll away, increasing the risk of a crash.
How to Fix:
Honda will notify owners and instruct them to take their vehicle to a honda or acura dealer. the dealer will install an updated shift interlock lever and, if necessary, replace any necessary part of the ignition switch, free of charge. the recall began on february 22, 2013. owners may contact honda at 1-800-999-1009.
Recall Date: 04-27-2011 Affected Vehicles: 1,709,477
Air bags:frontal:driver side inflator module
In december 2011, this recall was expanded to include an additional 272,779 vehicles and 640 air bags sold as replacement parts. because honda is unable to ascertain on which vehicles the 604 replacement air bags were installed, an additional 603,241 vehicles are also being recalled. the total number of vehicles being recalled is now 1,709,477. this recall concerns certain vehicles falling within the following make, model, and model year populations, inclusive of this expansion: model year 2001-2002 honda accord, model year 2001-2003 civic 2-door and 4-door model, model year 2002-2003 cr-v, model year 2002-2003 odyssey, model year 2003 acura cl, model year 2003 pilot and model year 2002-2003 acura tl vehicles. this recall is related to a series of recalls on these vehicles in which honda is replacing the inflators within the driver's side air bag to address a defective condition. this recall addresses both air bags that were originally installed in the vehicles, as well as replacement air bags that may have been installed as replacement service parts. a replacement air bag may have been installed, as one example, if a vehicle had been in a crash necessitating the replacement of the driver's air bag.
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's air bag, the inflator could produce excessive internal pressure that could cause the inflator to rupture with metal fragments striking and injuring the driver or other occupants.
How to Fix:
Owners of all vehicles on which a defective air bag may have been installed either as original equipment or as a replacement will be notified. dealers will inspect vehicles, and where a defective air bag inflator is identified, the inflator will be replaced, free of charge. the safety recall began on or about june 27, 2011. owners of vehicles involved in the december 2011 expansion will be notified in december 2011. owners may contact honda at 1-800-999-1009. this safety recall campaign is related to recalls 08v-593, 09v-259, and 10v-041.
Recall Number: P30/P31 Recall Date: 04-15-2004 Affected Vehicles: 1,099,796
Power train:automatic transmission
On some mini vans, sport utility and passenger vehicles, certain operating conditions can result in heat build-up between the countershaft and secondary shaft second gears in the automatic transmission, eventually leading to gear tooth chipping or gear breakage.
Gear failure could result in transmission lockup, which could result in a crash.
How to Fix:
On vehicles with 15,000 miles or less, the dealer will update the transmission with a simple revision to the oil cooler return line to increase lubrication to the second gear. on vehicles with more than 15,000 miles, the dealer will inspect the transmission to identify gears that have already experienced discoloration due to overheating. if discoloration exists, the transmission will be replaced if discoloration is not present, the dealer will perform the revision to the oil cooler return line. the recall began on april 21, 2004, for pilot, odyssey, and mdx owners. owners of the accord vehicles will start receiving letters on june 28, 2004, and on june 29, 2004, for owners of the tl and cl vehicles. owners should contact honda at 1-800-999-1009 or acura at 1-800-382-2238.
Recall Date: 01-16-2003 Affected Vehicles: 8,857
Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly
On certain mini vans, some fuel tanks have surface imperfections that could allow fuel to leak from the tank.
Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.
How to Fix:
Dealers will inspect the fuel tank for surface imperfections. if any imperfections are found, the fuel tank will be replaced. owner notification began january 16, 2003. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact honda at 1-800-999-1009.
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