Active safety features are those that are constantly helping, alerting the driver to potential dangers and even automatically controlling the engine and braking performance to keep you in control.
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA): This safety system monitors the position of the Odyssey’s tires and how it corresponds to your steering wheel. If it senses the two don’t match up and the vehicle is experiencing an oversteer or understeer event, VSA can adjust engine performance and brake pressure to stabilize the vehicle and keep you in control.
Advanced Braking Features: Few safety features are as important for a vehicle as the brakes, and the Odyssey ensures your brakes perform at their best with anti-lock brakes that engage during hard braking, electronic brake force distribution that ensures each wheel receives the right amount of braking power, and brake assist, which deploys full braking force automatically during emergency braking.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS): If one tire is low on air, it can throw off the performance of an entire vehicle. TPMS is standard on the Odyssey and can sense if any of your tires are under-inflated, indicating you should fill them up and check for any nails or screws that may have punctured them.
Daytime Running Lights: Headlights make it easier for you to see the road, but they also make it easier for other drivers to see you—and the same is true during the day. Daytime running lights switch on automatically and brighten up the front end, making the Odyssey more visible and easier to avoid.
Forward Collision Warning: This available Honda safety feature uses radar sensors to detect when the Odyssey may be approaching another vehicle too quickly, issuing you a warning with enough time to slow or stop the vehicle and avoid the accident.
Lane Departure Warning: This advanced safety feature is available on upper trim levels and uses a front-mounted camera to monitor the markings on the road. If it senses that the lane markings are moving to the left or the right—indicating a possible drift—the system issues audio and visual warnings to bring your focus back to the road.
These 2017 Honda Odyssey safety features actively assist the driver by increasing visibility and making the driver more aware of the road and vehicles around them.
Rearview Camera: Standard on the Odyssey, the rearview camera engages automatically when you shift into reverse, displaying its view on the in-dash screen with guidelines for easy backing up. A multi-angle rearview camera is available as well for added peace of mind with top-down, wide-angle, and standard views.
Honda LaneWatch: Found on Odyssey EX and higher models, the LaneWatch camera is mounted on the passenger-side mirror and gives the driver an expanded view of the passenger-side blind spot. Either signal to change lanes or press a button to view what the LaneWatch camera sees—always remember to make a visual check of your blind spot before changing lanes, though.
Blind-Spot Information System: The next step beyond the LaneWatch camera is the Odyssey Touring Elite’s Blind-Spot Information System. This safety feature uses radar technology to sense when there are vehicles in either of the minivan’s blind spots, lighting up an indicator on the dash and warning you if you signal a lane change when it senses a vehicle could be in your way.