Honda will recall 2008 and 2009 Odyssey minvans to fix a problem with the tailgate. There are approximately 46,000 Odysseys in the recall. Honda will replace the two power tailgate struts on the van. The problem? The gas-filled struts that help to raise and support the tailgate of vehicles equipped with a power tailgate system may be prone to early life failures. There have been reports of the struts failing and the tailgate closing unexpectedly.
There have been two reports of injuries from Odyssey users. If you are serious hurt by this defect in the van’s tailgate, I’d be willing to bet Honda will pay handsomely on any valid claims.