Honda released the redesigned 2011 Honda Odyssey in the last quarter of the year 2010. It appeared to be just like its predecessor with additional perks such as a sleeker design, more leg space, a chilled storage box, and less fuel consumption. It could have been the perfect family car especially for parents with three or more kids.
But just 5 months after the release of the 2011 Honda Odyssey, Honda has announced that it will begin recalling units starting April of this year because of a windshield wiper defect. Apparently, over the winter season, windshield wipers of some units have become frozen to the windshield which separated the rods from their motors. The first reports of this defect came in from Canada and the United States in November last year.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has noted that this is caused by the “insufficient stiffness of the rod” and that this may lead to decreased driver visibility in bad weather conditions. The agency has posted that 33,341 units of the 2011 Honda Odyssey will be recalled by mid-April.