PhotoAmerican Honda Motor Co. is recalling 254,568 model year 2014-2016 Honda Odysseys.

The second row outboard seats have a lever to fold the seatback and slide the seat forward to access the third row seats.

Due to a manufacturing error, if the walk-in release lever is used to fold a fully reclined left outboard seatback forward, the seatback may stay in the unlocked position (free-folding) or unexpectedly unlock without engaging the walk-in or recliner lever.

An unlocked second row left outboard seatback increases the risk of injury to the seat occupant during a crash.

What to do

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will confirm proper operation of the second row left outboard seatback, and install a support bracket to the seat recliner.

If the seatback cannot lock, dealers will replace the seatback frame assembly. These repairs will be performed free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin April 30, 2018.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is X0R.

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