Honda will recall 608,000 vans and SUVs because a software glitch could cause a backup camera failure, a driver’s display failure or a restart,media reported. The recall will begin on September 23. Some of the 2018-2020 Odyssey, the 2019-2020 Passport and the 2019-2021 Pilot are equipped with “incorrect dashboard control module software”, which can cause the display not to display critical information such as speed, engine oil pressure and gear selector position and continue until the car is turned off and switched on again.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the display will also be restarted at random. The failed software also prevents the backup camera data from being backed up.
Honda will notify owners, but they must have dealers rewrite the software. There is no OTA fix that is now popular.
Another recall involves half a million of the same vehicles — also the 2019-2021 Pilot and 2019-2020 Passports — but only the 2019-2020 Odyssesse. There is also a problem with the central network software programming of these vehicles, which can cause “several errors to occur that may delay or block rearview mirror camera image display”. This problem will also affect the inside of the car sound. Owners of these cars can choose to download the fix escant through OTAs or go to a dealer ship to buy them.
This isn’t the first time Honda has run into trouble with a software glitch in its rear camera system. The company recalled about 232,000 Accord s and Insights in 2018 for similar problems.
Honda also announced two other recalls Tuesday. Some of the 2019-2020 Odysseys are equipped with faulty backup cameras that will produce distorted images over time, while the 2018-2020 Odyssey may have problems with sliding door locks.