This week’s batch of automotive recalls kicks off with Honda addressing front window issues on a handful of 2011 Odyssey minivans — marking the minivan’s second recall in the past two weeks — while Volvo issues structural repairs for a seven — yes, seven — of 2011 S40 sedans.
2011 Honda Odyssey
The Problem: Some Odysseys were built with front windows manufactured with an incorrect primer fluid. As a result, holding clips designed to bind to the glass may separate, resulting in the window dropping into the window tract and potentially either binding or shattering within the door.
The Fix: Dealers will inspect the window clips and replace the glass panes if necessary.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 2800 Honda Odyssey minivans produced between October 19th and October 27th 2010 are subject to this recall. Honda will begin notifying owners of affected vehicles in the first part of April. For further information, customers may contact the manufacturer by calling 1-800-999-1009.
The Problem: Thanks to the specific compound of metal used, the S40′s passenger side support member within the engine bay may have developed a slight crack. If so, the fracture could impact the vehicle’s crashworthiness.
The Fix: Dealers will inspect the suspected vehicles for the cracks and if the defect is found, the manufacturer will replace the vehicle with one of equal specifications free of charge.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 13 vehicles sold in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico are involved in this recall, seven of which were shipped to the U.S. Volvo notes structures that didn’t crack during manufacturing will not fracture in real-world driving. Volvo will begin contacting customers in the coming weeks, but customers seeking further information can contact the automaker by calling its customer care line at 1-800-458-1552