At the present time, it’s very difficult to see new cars that come along with mistakes, yet it seems that brand new cars can still be called back in for a recall.
It happened before with the VW New Beetle for some legal issues, and now its happening with Honda’s 2011 Odyssey for a reason that I feel is actually a customer responsibility.
The problem that sparked the latest of recalls for Honda is focused on owners of the 2011 Odyssey complaining about how their windshield wiper blades break easily.
Easily is a term that subjects itself to a lack of objectivity because the breakages occur in very cold winter conditions, particularly in places where the windshield wipers of your 2011 Honda Odyssey may have frozen solid to the windshield.
Owners started them in this condition and windshield wiper linkage rods may bent or separated from the motor due to insufficient stiffness of the rod.
It may be a real problem for the 2011 Honda Odyssey in terms of build quality but I’d reckon that it’s a bigger problem for those who don’t have the common sense not to use the wipers of a car when they’re frozen.
As it is, the NHTSA stepped in and Honda will be calling in some 33.341 units of the 2011 Odyssey by mid April for just this problem. Shame though…