Honda has recently issued a recall affecting over 330,000 vehicles, encompassing various models such as the popular 2020-2021 Pilot SUVs, Ridgeline pickup trucks, 2020-2022 Passport SUVs, and Odyssey minivans. This precautionary action is due to a potential concern with the side mirror glass, which has the possibility of detaching from the mirror assembly.

The detachment of the Honda side mirror glass can pose a safety hazard for both drivers and passengers, as it impairs the crucial task of checking blind spots, compromising overall road safety. This defect fails to comply with federal motor vehicle safety standards regarding mirrors and visibility.

Honda has officially reported 71 warranty claims related to the identified issue, according to documentation submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Notably, there have been no reported accidents or injuries attributed to this specific problem.

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    What causes the Honda sideview mirror to fall off?

    The underlying issue leading to the detachment of the side mirror glass from the mirror assembly stems from a specific cause within the manufacturing process. It has been determined that the adhesive tape employed to securely affix the mirror assembly together was not equipped with adequate strength. Consequently, this deficiency in adhesive strength creates a vulnerability within the system.

    Within the affected vehicles, a heating pad is positioned between the mirror glass and the mirror assembly. This heating pad serves a crucial function, allowing for the defrosting of the side mirrors during colder conditions.

    Unfortunately, due to the insufficient adhesive tape, there exists a risk that the heating pad might dislodge itself from its intended position, potentially resulting in the inadvertent detachment of the mirror glass along with it. This chain of events amplifies the significance of the issue, as the heating pad’s displacement can directly contribute to the detachment of the mirror glass assembly as a whole.

    What Honda models are being recalled?

    The following Honda models are included in this Honda Side Mirror Recall:

    • 2020-2021 Honda Pilot three-row crossover SUV (manufactured between Jan. 3, 2020, and July 23, 2021)
    • 2020-2021 Honda Ridgeline Truck (manufactured between Jan. 3, 2020, and July 23, 2021)
    • 2020-2022 Honda Passport Crossover (manufactured between Jan. 3, 2020, and July 23, 2021)
    • 2020-2022 Honda Odyssey Minivan (manufactured between Jan. 3, 2020, and July 23, 2021)

    To determine if your vehicle has any outstanding recalls, you can conveniently utilize the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) website by entering your car’s unique 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN). If, upon inputting the VIN, no recall information appears, it indicates that your vehicle presently does not have any open recalls.

    Automakers regularly issue recalls and even older vehicles can be subject to such notifications. Therefore, we highly recommend periodically revisiting the NHTSA’s website and checking for any newly issued recalls that may pertain to your vehicle.

    Is my side mirror covered under warranty?

    Your Honda side mirror likely isn’t covered under your vehicle’s warranty, however, Honda is offering replacement parts for affected vehicles as part of the recall notice.

    Will I receive a Honda side mirror replacement?

    Honda announced that it will provide the following side mirror replacements as a recall fix, free of charge:

    • Honda Pilot Side Mirror Replacement
    • Honda Odyssey Mirror Glass Replacement
    • Honda Ridgeline Mirror Replacement
    • Honda Passport Side Mirror replacement

    What are my options if I have structural problems in my Honda?

    If you are experiencing structural problems with your Honda vehicle, you may have several options to address the issue, including filing an individual lemon law claim against Honda, the auto manufacturer. State Lemon Laws vary by state, so it’s essential to familiarize yourself with the specific regulations and requirements in your state. However, here are some general steps to consider when pursuing a lemon law claim:

    1. Review your specific state’s Lemon Law: Research and understand the lemon law provisions and criteria applicable to your state. Lemon laws typically cover defects or recurring issues that substantially impair the vehicle’s use, value, or safety.
    2. Document the problems: Keep detailed records of the structural problems you have encountered, including dates, descriptions, repair attempts, and any associated costs. It is crucial to have a clear and comprehensive record of the issues to support your claim.
    3. Report the problems to the manufacturer: Notify the manufacturer or its authorized dealer of the structural problems and make sure they have had an opportunity to repair the issues. Follow their prescribed repair procedures and maintain copies of all communication.
    4. Consult a Lemon Law attorney: If the manufacturer fails to resolve the problems after a reasonable number of repair attempts, consider seeking legal advice from an experienced lemon law attorney. They can guide you through the process, assess the viability of your claim, and represent your interests.
    5. File a lemon law claim: If you and your attorney believe you have a valid claim, proceed with filing a lemon law claim against the manufacturer. This typically involves submitting a formal complaint or notice to the appropriate state agency or consumer protection department, adhering to the prescribed procedures and timelines.

    This information provides a general outline of the process involved in filing an individual lemon law claim against the manufacturer. Consulting with a qualified lemon law attorney familiar with the specific laws in your area is crucial for personalized advice and guidance tailored to your situation.

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