Symptoms do indicate a possible fault with the ignitin switch.
Yes, there was a safety recall for igntion switches from 1997 models onwards to 2000 for Odyssey. This is part of the TSB.
SAFETY RECALL: IGNITION SWITCH
SERVICE CAMPAIGN BULLETIN
Reference Number(s): 02-031, Date of Issue: September 24, 2002
1997 Accord (L4), 1998-99 Accord (L4 and V6), 1998-00 Civic, 1997-99 CR-V, 1997-00 Odyssey, 1997-99 Prelude
APPLIES TO:See VEHICLES AFFECTED
Superceded Bulletin(s): 02-031, Date of Issue: September 17, 2002
Related Ref Number(s): 02-031
NOTE: Supersedes 02-031, dated September 17, 2002
Electrical contacts in the ignition switch can wear prematurely due to high electrical current passing through the switch. Worn out ignition contacts could cause the engine to stall without warning. Although the engine will restart in most cases, a vehicle that stalls while driving
increases the risk of a crash.
1997 Accord (L4)
1998-99 Accord (L4 and V6)
Not every vehicle in the years and models listed above is affected by this campaign.
Before beginning work, verify that the vehicle is eligible by checking at least one of the following.
The customer has a notification letter.
The vehicle is shown on your campaign responsibility report.
The vehicle is shown as eligible on a DCS or iN (Interactive Network) VIN Status Inquiry.
All owners of affected vehicles will be sent a notification of this campaign.
Replace the electrical (ignition) switch.
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