About 1.2 million vehicles from Honda are being recalled due to a failure of the rearview camera image to display, according to Fox News. The recall will affect three of the automaker’s cars, including the Odyssey minivans from 2018 to 2023, Pilot SUVs from 2019 to 2022, and Passport SUVs from 2019 to 2023.
Those who own any of these Hondas can check the automaker’s website. They can also search the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration database. The issue with the display is reportedly attributed to the defective coaxial cable connector. Regulators are saying that this defect poses a safety risk because it impairs visibility and therefore increases the chance of a collision.
Customers can expect their dealers to replace the cable at no charge to them. Customers will reportedly be notified about that beginning on July 24.
No injuries have been reported as a result of the faulty cable, but from May 2017 to June 2023 there have been around 274,000 warranty claims for the automaker.
Other automakers are issuing recalls as well. Volkswagen recently recalled its ID.4 electric SUVs for a similar issue regarding their rearview cameras. In a safety report filed with the NHTSA, the company stated that the issue of a delayed or deactivated display increased the likelihood of accident and injury.
Tesla is also recalling 26 of its 2023 Model 3 sedans and Model Y SUVs. The company cited battery issues and stated that a defective battery could increase the chance of someone getting an electrical shock, which may result in an accident and injury. Tesla is replacing the pyrotechnic battery disconnect at no cost to customers, who will be sent notification letters on August 15.
Toyota recently recalled its Camrys for loose lug nuts, which are attached to the wheels of the vehicle.