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Honda recalls 800,000 Odyssey Minivans linked to injuries

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Honda Motor Co is recalling about 800,000 of its Odyssey minivans in the US after receiving 46 reports of injuries over faulty passenger seats.

[NEW YORK] Honda Motor Co is recalling about 800,000 of its Odyssey minivans in the US after receiving 46 reports of injuries over faulty passenger seats.

The company will repair the seats free of charge for owners of 2011-2017 models, it said in a statement Saturday.

"If a second row seat is not properly latched after adjusting it side-to-side or reinstalling a removed seat, the seat may tip forward during moderate to heavy braking, increasing the risk of injury to an occupant," the company said in the statement.

Honda said it's looking into how best to repair the seats and will start notifying owners of the fault via mail beginning in late December.

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The recall comes two months after Honda agreed to pay US$484 million to settle economic-loss claims tied to Takata Corp air-bag recalls. As of mid-September, about 20 million vehicles containing defective Takata air-bag inflators still haven't been fixed, 64 per cent of the 31.5 million vehicles containing the defective parts, according to a progress report.

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