Honda is recalling nearly 1.2 million vehicles due to a visibility issue with the vehicle’s rearview camera, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported Friday. In documents posted by U.S. safety regulator, Honda said the rearview camera image may not appear on the dashboard screen in certain models.
According to the recall, the specific problem is with the car’s Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) coaxial cable. Honda determined that this cable was “improperly designed and manufactured” and when it fails, it can cause the audio screen to flicker. Popping or crackling sounds could also occur, and the big issue is the potential for the rearview camera to cut out while in use.
The recall affects the 2018 to 2023 versions of the Honda Odyssey, 2019 to 2022 models of the Honda Pilot, and the 2019 to 2023 editions of the Honda Passport. As of June 8, Honda has already received more than a quarter of a million warranty claims related to the issue. No injuries or deaths related to the issue have been reported.
The company says it received nearly 274,000 warranty claims from May of 2017 through June 8. It has no reports of any injuries. Dealers will replace a cable harness and install a straightening cover at no cost to owners, who will be notified by letter starting July 24.