American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 50,504 model year 2018-2019 Odysseys.
Loose battery terminal connections or a degraded battery may cause the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) to unexpectedly reboot. Upon rebooting, the TCU may shift the transmission to the "Park" position, possibly damaging the parking rod.
A damaged parking rod can allow the vehicle to roll when parked, increasing the risk of a crash or injury.
What to do
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will ensure the battery terminal connections are secure and will update the TCU software free of charge. Additionally, the parking rod effectiveness will be checked.
The recall is expected to begin June 1, 2019.
Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are Z4J, Y4K.