November 05, 2013

Source: National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Office of Defect Investigation (ODI)

defective brake recall has been issued for approximately 344,187 Honda Odyssey vehicles manufactured August 8, 2006 through September 8, 2008.  Certain 2007-2008 vehicles may contain a malfunction that causes the vehicle safety assist system to suddenly and unexpectedly apply the brakes without activating the warning brake lights.  Unintentional braking without a warning mechanism can significantly increase the likelihood of a rear end collision. 

This recall schedule has not been set but interim notification will begin sometime in December 2013.  Owners may contact Honda directly at 1-800-999-1009 and reference safety recall no. JC5.  Additional details can also be found by referencing NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V500000.

Owners are encouraged to contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or go to with any questions or concerns surrounding these or any other recalls or safety campaigns.