Approximately 241,000 model-year 2018-20 Honda Odyssey minivans are being recalled due to a wire harness issue. The wire harness leading to the third-row accessory power outlet may have been damaged when the interior panel covering the harness was installed, possibly pinching it between the panel and the metal vehicle body. If the wire harness was damaged, a short circuit can occur, heating the plastic harness cover and increasing the risk of a fire.

Honda will begin notifying owners in mid-March. Owners can call the automaker at 888-234-2138 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.

To fix the problem, dealers will inspect, reroute and wrap in insulating tape the wire harness leading to the third-row accessory power outlet. If the wire harness is found to be damaged, it will be replaced.

Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.

Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.