The automaker has published a detailed instruction sheet on how to properly latch the seats until it can develop an approved repair, and plans to add an instructional video in the near future.
“If a second row seat is not properly latched after adjusting it side-to-side or reinstalling a removed seat, the seat may tip forward during moderate to heavy braking, increasing the risk of injury to an occupant,” Honda said in a statement. “This issue will not occur if a seat is properly latched.”
At least 46 injuries associated with the problem had been reported to Honda at the time of the recall.
In January, Honda recalled 634,000 Odyssey minivans from model years 2011-2016 following at least 6 years of reports of 2nd-row seats flipping forward during braking. Owners filed nearly 700 warranty claims by the time Honda got around to fixing the problem.
Honda will begin notifying owners of the new recall by mail next month. The company recommends that owners of affected vehicles have them repaired as soon as possible.
Source: The New York Times