Oh Noes! - 2011 Honda Odyssey Long-Term Road Test

2011 Honda Odyssey Long Term Road Test

2011 Honda Odyssey: Oh Noes!

March 18, 2011


Honda is recalling 33,341 Odyssey minivans due to defective windshield wipers. Of course, Scott Oldham just headed to Mammoth for a ski weekend in our long-term Honda Odyssey. The defect is supposed to affect the wipers in cold weather areas. Oopsy.

Here's the direct quote from the NHTSA:
“If the front windshield wiper blades become frozen to the windshield and the wiper motor is switched on, one of the front windshield wiper linkage rods may bend or separate from the motor due to insufficient stiffness of the rod.”

Now that, ladies and gentlemen, is what you call phrasing.

We contacted Honda to ask about our particular vehicle. Looks like they caught the problem in mid-December so not all Odysseys are affected. When the full VIN list becomes available, we'll know for sure. Good luck, Scott.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor

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