Honda Odyssey minivans are under investigation after seven complaints that the rear liftgate closed unexpectedly, according to recent news reports.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of Defects will inspect the 2009 model year of the Odyssey Touring and EX-L models.
Complaints describe the liftgate struts, filled with gas, were not able to support the powered rear liftgate while it was open.
Out of the seven separate complaints, two reported injuries of owners being hit by the liftgate as it closed.
No complaints have been made in regards to the liftgate on the very similar 2008 and 2010 Honda Odyssey vehicles, which are equipped with the same structure.
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