Honda has issued one of the most bizarre recalls ever which affects the 2014 Odyssey for what the company believes to be a problem.
Honda is looking to bring back the 2014 Odyssey vehicles because of a one very strange issue. According to the Japanese based automaker, the Odyssey emblem was incorrectly installed in some vehicles, on the passenger’s side of the rear tailgate. In Honda’s opinion, this is an important matter because it can be believed that the affected vehicles have been involved in a crash and then repaired, affecting the resale value of the cars.
“On some 2013 Odyssey vehicles, the Odyssey emblem was incorrectly installed on the passenger’s side of the rear tailgate. The emblem should be installed on the drivers’ side of the rear tailgate. American Honda Motor Company highly recommends that you participate in this Product Update. The placement of the emblem may indicate that the vehicle has had repairs performed that are consistent with it being in a crash. This could affect the resale value of the vehicle”, as Honda is saying in its press release.
This isn’t actually considered a recall because there is no safety concern so the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration isn’t “alarmed”. In fact, Honda has only sent letters to owners and one of these “owners” turned out to be Consumer Reports, who had such a model for a test drive, so if it hadn’t been for the guys there, this bizarre incident would probably have slipped away unnoticed.