Honda Motor Co. is recalling more than 330,300 vehicles for side-view mirrors that may detach.
The recall includes:
• 2020-22 Honda Odyssey
• 2020-22 Honda Passport
• 2020-21 Honda Pilot
• 2020-21 Honda Ridgeline
Heating pads behind the side-view mirrors can lose adhesion, causing the glass to potentially detach, according to a Honda recall document.
Detached mirror glass can reduce driver visibility and increase the risk of a crash, according to NHTSA.
Affected models were produced at Honda’s plant in Lincoln, Ala., Honda spokesman Chris Martin told Automotive News. Martin said he is not aware of vehicles affected outside of the U.S. and Canada.
Honda first received a market quality report that showed a potential trend of mirror vibration in December 2018 and began investigating. The trend increased in October 2020. The side-view mirror supplier changed the heater pad and mirror back-plate adhesive tape in July 2021. In November 2021, Honda received a safety-related market quality report of the mirror falling off and began further investigation. On March 9, 2023, Honda determined a safety defect existed and decided to conduct a recall.
Honda has received 71 warranty claims related to the issue with no injuries reported.
Dealers will replace both left and right side-view mirrors. Owners will be notified by mail beginning May 8, 2023.