Honda Recalls: 2004-04 Odyssey Minivans and 2003 Acura MDX Crossovers

Honda Motor Co. said it is recalling about 405,400 vehicles including the Odyssey minivan in the United States and three other countries due to a glitch in the computer chip used in the airbag system.

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 318,000 model-year 2003-2004 Honda Odyssey minivans and approximately 56,000 model-year 2003 Acura MDX crossovers.

The Problem: The supplemental restraint system (airbag system) could malfunction due to electrical interference. "Honda has received a small but increasing number of complaints in recent months of inadvertent airbag deployment in these vehicles," the automaker said in a statement. There have been no reports of accidents or injuries related to this issue, however.

The Fix: Dealers will install an electrical noise filter adjacent to the SRS control unit for free.

What Owners Should Do: Honda will notify owners starting in late October. Owners can visit Safety Recalls | Honda Safety | Honda Owners Site and Acura Safety Recall Information | Acura Owners Site or call 800-999-1009 (Honda) or 800-382-2238 (Acura) for more information.