1999 Honda Odyssey Shut Down

Tiny
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  • 1999 HONDA ODYSSEY
  • 6 CYL
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While driving my 1999 Honda Odyssey on the hwy it totally shut down. Not easy to steer(lol). Parked it turned the key in the off position, turned the key to start it back up all the dash lights came on and it fired right back up. Now this has happened a few time's before. Today it happened again, then after getting to where I was going I shut the van off and it would not restart, after playing around with the key in the ignition it started back up. I have heard that these vans do have a problem with ignition switches. Is this what it could be?
Was suppose to be a recall on these vans but Honda say's there was not. Thanks for your time :D
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Tiny
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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
HONDA:
1997 Accord (L4), 1998-99 Accord (L4 and V6), 1998-00 Civic, 1997-99 CR-V, 1997-00 Odyssey, 1997-99 Prelude

CATEGORY:Electrical

APPLIES TO:See VEHICLES AFFECTED
Superceded Bulletin(s): 02-031, Date of Issue: September 17, 2002
Related Ref Number(s): 02-031

ARTICLE BEGINNING
BACKGROUND
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.

VEHICLES AFFECTED
1997 Accord (L4)
1998-99 Accord (L4 and V6)
1998-00 Civic
1997-99 CR-V
1997-00 Odyssey
1997-99 Prelude

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.

CUSTOMER NOTIFICATION
All owners of affected vehicles will be sent a notification of this campaign.

CORRECTIVE ACTION
Replace the electrical (ignition) switch.
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