Statement by Honda Canada Regarding Power Tailgate Strut Recall: 2008 and 2009 Honda Odyssey

MARKHAM, ON, Feb. 22, 2012 /CNW/ - Honda Canada will voluntarily recall approximately 2,790 model-year 2008 and early-2009 Odyssey EX-L and Touring vehicles in Canada to replace the two power tailgate struts.

The gas-filled struts that help to raise and support the tailgate of vehicles equipped with a power tailgate system may be prone to early life failures. A strut failure may result in the tailgate closing under its own power, possibly unexpectedly, with the potential risk of injury and inconvenience to users. Two injuries in North America have been reported related to this issue.

Honda Canada is announcing this recall to encourage owners of all affected vehicles to take their vehicles to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda. Mailed notification to customers will begin next month.  In the interim, owners can determine if their vehicles will require repair by going on-line to www.honda.ca/recalls or by calling 1-888-946-6329.

SOURCE Honda Canada Inc.

For further information:

Richard Jacobs (905) 888-4102
Laura Heasman (905) 888-4586


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