Honda Minivans, Cadillac SUVs Recalled
About the Honda Odyssey Recall
Honda is recalling approximately 24,889 minivans due to potential side airbag failure. The shorting terminal may have been damaged during assembly resulting in side airbags failing to deploy in a crash. The shorting terminal prevents airbags from deploying before being placed into the vehicle. A warning light on the dash may illuminate and warn drivers of the potential for airbag failure. Honda there have been no crashes or injuries associated with the possible defect.
The recall affects model year 2014 Honda Odyssey minivans. Dealers will repair the vehicles at no cost to the owner. The company will begin notifying owners of the recall on May 16.
About the Cadillac SRX Recall
In an unrelated recall, General Motors is recalling approximately 50,000 SUVs to correct a computer error that might cause delayed acceleration. According to GM, the problem can happen when the transmission shifts from first to second gear and the driver then slows the vehicle to less than five miles per hour resulting in a three to four second acceleration lag. The delay puts drivers at an increased risk of crashing.
The recall affects some model year 2013 Cadillac SRX with a 3.6-liter V6 engine. Dealers will update the vehicle computer at no cost to the owner. No schedule for repairs has been established by GM at this time.
This latest GM recall brings the total number of vehicles recalled by General Motors since February to approximately 7 million vehicles. Of those, about 2.6 million are vehicles with defective ignition switches that have been linked to at least 13 deaths.