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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,824 miles

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2003 Honda Odyssey seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Honda Odyssey Owner Comments

problem #2

May 082012


  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,649 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Honda Odyssey. The contact stated that the driver was seated in the vehicle while parked and the air bags inadvertently deployed. The driver was taken to the hospital to treat serious injuries that resulted from the air bag deployment. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer but they were unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired and the contact paid the repair cost of $ $2331.22 the failure mileage was 45,649 updated 7/9/12 the dealer replaced the driver inflator. Updated 07/10/12

- Hattiesburg, MS, USA

problem #1

Feb 122005

Odyssey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
Summary: Wiring problem that could potentially cause air bag deployment when turning steering wheel. The wiring inside the cable reel assembly in the steering column of my 2003 Honda Odyssey came apart inside. This wiring include SRS wiring as well as horn, lighting, and cruise control wiring. Upon removal of this part all copper contacts to all wires were exposed and any wire could have shorted to any other wire -- this could potentially cause the steering wheel SRS/air bag to be deployed while driving. Contacts were constantly being tugged at whenever the steering wheel was turned. Because the car has 42,000 miles and Honda would not say they would pay to fix it, I repaired this myself in accordance with the Honda service manual. I have pictures of the part, and have save the part in a zip-lock bag so that it can be analyzed.

- Santa Cruz, CA, USA

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