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Honda Recalls 45,000 Vehicles to Fix Faulty Liftgate Struts

Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Honda is recalling 45,747 Odyssey minivans due to a problem with the model’s liftgate.

“[T]he gas-filled struts that help to raise and support the liftgate of vehicles equipped with a power liftgate system may be prone to early life failures due to a manufacturing flaw,” Honda said in its recall notice. “The flaw can result in a leak of the pressurized gas, leading to reduced strut performance.”

The company says the potential malfunction -- affecting certain 2008-2009 models -- could cause the vehicle’s liftgate to close unexpectedly, posing a risk to those around it.

Honda says its dealers will fix the problem at no charge.

The recall is expected to begin around March 13.

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