Following the announcement that it intensifies investigation of 200,000 Jeep Liberty SUVs for rust issues, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced on Tuesday that it’s investigating the 2009 made Honda Odyssey minivans because of liftgate failure causing some injuries.
It seems that after the agency received seven complaints regarding the unexpected closing of the vehicle’s liftgate on both the Touring and the EX-L versions, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration decided to open a preliminary investigation on this issue.
According to Inautonews, there were no complaints regarding the 2008 or 2010 made Odysseys and the NHTSA said that around 20.000 units of the 2009 Honda minivan are being investigated.
The seven plaintiffs claims that the gas-filled liftgate struts failed and were unable to support the liftgatte when it was in the open position. Unfortunately, out of the seven complaints that the the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration received, two of them leaded to injuries. Still, no crashes have been reported.
Keep in mind that a preliminary investigation can become the first step in a recall. However, the North American Division of Honda didn’t comment on the problem for now but a possible recall is in the books.