The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that Honda is recalling 1.2 million vehicles in the U.S. because of cable problems that prevent the rearview camera from working when the vehicle is in reverse.
Between May 2017 and June this year, the Japanese automaker received approximately 274,000 warranty claims. The recall covers certain Odyssey minivans from 2018 to 2023, Pilot SUVs from 2019 to 2022, and Passport SUVs from 2019 to 2023.
In documents posted by U.S. safety regulators, Honda says the problem was traced to a faulty coaxial cable connector. According to the NHTSA, if the review camera image doesn’t display, it can reduce the driver’s visibility and increases the risk of a crash.
Additionally, the automaker informed the NHTSA that it would halt sales of the impacted vehicles until repairs were made, necessitating a trip to the dealership for vehicle owners.
The automaker extended the warranty for the impacted vehicles in 2021. However, the automaker claimed that replacing parts in certain automobiles may be expensive.
In addition, Honda revised its operating profit for the fiscal year ending in March to 5.5 billion on June 23, a figure down over 10% due to higher warranty costs.
Starting July 24, dealers will replace a cable harness and install a straightening cover at no additional cost to owners.