The on-board computers of the cars began to reboot spontaneously, and the rear camera stopped working.
Honda has announced the recall of 608,000 minivans and passenger cars due to a software bug. It caused the rear camera of the device to crash and the display to reboot in the car.
The recall campaign will begin on September 23rd and will cover select cars from the 2018-2020 Odyssey, the 2019-2020 Passport and the 2019-2021 Pilot. As explained in the company, some of the machines were equipped with incorrect software that controlled the toolbar module.
Because of this, car displays might not show information such as speed, engine oil pressure and not indicate which gear the car is in. The problem was solved only by turning off and then turning on the ignition of the car. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the software could also cause drivers not to see the rear camera image of the car when backing up.
Honda promised to notify the owners of the malfunctioning cars about the recall, but they will have to solve the problem by contacting the dealership. The manufacturer did not provide an easy way to update the software via the Internet.
Another problem concerns the same Pilot and Passport models, but the Odyssey is only from 2019-2020. It is also associated with incorrect software that can cause problems with the rear view camera and audio system, but you can download the update yourself.
This isn’t the first time Honda has recalled cars over a rear camera issue. In 2018, the company recalled 232,000 Accord and Insight due to the same problem, and Fiat recalled 365,000 cars in early 2020 due to too long activation of the rearview sensor.