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NHTSA Investigates Honda Pilot SUV And Odyssey Minivan Models

Reports have shown that the 2003 and 2004 models of the Honda Pilot vehicles and the 2003 and 2004 models of the Honda Odyssey minivans are being investigated over a potential issue with the transmission.

Consumer Reports have indicated that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed that several complaints associated with these models of vehicle rolling away unexpectedly have surfaced. According to the federal agency, one of the complaints involved a driver who had a broken leg after attempting to keep their 2003 Honda Odyssey from rolling away from its position and down the road. Another driver sustained injuries to her knees as she attempted to keep the vehicle also from rolling away.

Up to this moment, the company and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have reported that about 40 complaints associated with these two models of vehicles have surfaced. The federal agency is now looking into this issue to identify exactly what may be causing the vehicles to roll away unexpectedly.

Reports issued by the federal agency have also revealed that the Honda and ODI engineers will be testing the affected models to identify any issue that may be keeping the vehicle’s transmission interlocks from working properly.

At this moment, all owners of the potentially defective vehicles are being asked to use caution and utilize the emergency brake while in a parked position.

For more on this investigation, follow the link below:

NHTSA to investigate Honda Pilot SUV and Odyssey minivan for rollaway issues

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