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Various Acuras and Hondas recalled

The fuel pump may fail

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 136, 057 model year 2018-2019 Acura NSX, model year 2019 Acura RDX, RLX & RLX Sport Hybrid, model year 2018-2019 Honda Accord, Civic Hatchback, Civic Type R & HR-V, model year 2019-2020 Insight, and model year 2019 Fit vehicles.

The low-pressure fuel pump inside the fuel tank may fail.

If the fuel pump fails, the engine can stall while the vehicle is being driven, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump assembly free of charge.

The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at (888) 234-2138.

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 136, 057 model year 2018-2019 Acura NSX, model year 2019 Acura RDX, RLX & RLX Sport Hybrid, model year 2018-2019 Hond...
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Model year 2020 Honda Passports and Pilots recalled

Ink on the certification label can be wiped away

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 10,050 model year 2020 Passports and Pilots.

The certification label may have been printed with ink that can be wiped away with a solvent, removing the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) and Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) information.

If the operator is unable to refer to the label information, the vehicle may be overloaded, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the certification label free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin March 17, 2020.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at (888) 234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is B6T.

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 10,050 model year 2020 Passports and Pilots. The certification label may have been printed with ink that can be wi...
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Honda recalls model year 2018-2020 Odyssey

The wire harness for the third row seat accessory power outlet may short circuit

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 241,339 model year 2018-2020 Odysseys.

The wire harness for the third row seat accessory power outlet may get pinched between the unibody and rear trim panel, possibly damaging the wires and causing an electrical short.

An intermittent electrical short could overheat the wire harness, increasing the risk of a fire.

What to do

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the third row seat accessory power outlet wire harness for damage, replacing it as necessary.

If no damage is found, the dealer will apply protective tape and re-route the harness. All repairs will be performed free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin March 16, 2020.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at (888) 234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is T6U.

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 241,339 model year 2018-2020 Odysseys. The wire harness for the third row seat accessory power outlet may get pinc...
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Honda recalls model year 2019-2020 CR-Vs

The rear subframe could separate, disabling the vehicle

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 358 model year 2019-2020 CR-Vs.

The rear subframe bolts were improperly manufactured and may loosen, allowing the rear subframe to separate.

A separated rear subframe reduces vehicle handling and can suddenly disable the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear subframe bolts and retorque them or replace them, as necessary, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin January 17, 2020.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at (888) 234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is R6M.

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 358 model year 2019-2020 CR-Vs.The rear subframe bolts were improperly manufactured and may loosen, allowing the...
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Honda recalls Pilots and Passports

Body welding may be incomplete

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling ten model year 2019-2020 Pilots and model year 2019 Passports.

The front frame left and right side upper members may not have been welded completely to the unibody.

Incomplete body welding may provide inadequate protection to occupants in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

What to do

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle for missing welds free of charge. If the vehicle is missing welds, the dealer will offer to repurchase the vehicle or provide a similar replacement vehicle.

Owner notification will begin December 13, 2019.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at (888) 234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is X6J.

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling ten model year 2019-2020 Pilots and model year 2019 Passports.The front frame left and right side upper members m...
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Honda recalls Accessory Rear Carriers for Monkey motorcycles

The carrier may fail when the carrying weight is below the stated limit.

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 645 Genuine Accessory Rear Carriers designed specially for model year 2019-2020 Monkey motorcycles.

The rear carrier may fail when the carrying weight is below the stated limit.

An operator may unknowingly overload the rear carrier, which may cause the rear carrier to break and detach.

If the rear carrier detaches while the vehicle is in motion, it can become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will uninstall the rear carrier and provide a refund.

The recall is expected to begin December 16, 2019.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at (866) 784-1870. Honda's number for this recall is KK5.

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 645 Genuine Accessory Rear Carriers designed specially for model year 2019-2020 Monkey motorcycles.The rear carri...
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Honda recalls model year 2019 CR-Vs

The owner's manual contains incorrect airbag information

American Honda Motor Company is recalling 336,468 model year 2019 CR-Vs.

The owner's manual incorrectly describes when the "Passenger Airbag Off" indicator should illuminate.

A front passenger who does not correctly understand how the airbag functions may be at an increased risk of personal injury in the event of a crash.

What to do

Honda will notify owners and provide a sticker with the correct information to be added to the owner's manual free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin November 15, 2019.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at (888) 234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is X6G.

American Honda Motor Company is recalling 336,468 model year 2019 CR-Vs.The owner's manual incorrectly describes when the "Passenger Airbag Off" indica...
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Honda recalls model year 2019 CR-Vs

The vehicle may leak fuel

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 134 model year 2019 CR-Vs.

The joint weld between the fuel tank and the vapor return line may have been insufficiently welded, causing the weld to fail.

The failed weld may allow fuel to leak, increasing the risk of a fire in the presence of an ignition source.

What to do

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin September 16, 2019.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at (888) 234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is A5I.

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 134 model year 2019 CR-Vs.The joint weld between the fuel tank and the vapor return line may have been insufficie...
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Model year 2017-2018 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell vehicles recalled

Internal components may corrode and cause the water pump to fail

American Honda Motor Co., is recalling 1,082 model year 2017-2018 Clarity Fuel Cell vehicles.

Internal components may corrode and cause the water pump to fail.

Failure of the water pump can cause the vehicle to stall, increasing the risk of crash.

What to do

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the water pump free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin June 10, 2019.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is L4N.

American Honda Motor Co., is recalling 1,082 model year 2017-2018 Clarity Fuel Cell vehicles.Internal components may corrode and cause the water pump t...
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Various Acuras and Hondas with airbag issue recalled

The front passenger airbag may not deploy properly

American Honda Motor Co., is recalling 19,086 pf the following vehicles:

  • Model year 2009-2014 Acura TSXs,
  • Model year 2011-2013 TSX Sport Wagons,
  • Model year 2010-2012 ZDXs,
  • Model year 2008-2012 Honda Accords,
  • Model year 2010-2011 Accord Crosstours,
  • Model year 2006-2011 Civics, Civic Hybrids & Civic NGVs,
  • Model year 2012-2014 Crosstours,
  • Model year 2007-2011 CR-Vs,
  • Model year 2009-2013 Fits,
  • Model year 2010-2013 Insights, and
  • Model year 2009-2015 Pilots.

The front passenger airbag inflator may have been installed incorrectly during replacement.

An incorrectly installed inflator may not properly deploy the passenger front airbag in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

What to do

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the inflator installation and, if necessary, replace the passenger frontal air bag module assembly free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin June 28, 2019.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are M4O, P4R, T4Q, and W4P.

American Honda Motor Co., is recalling 19,086 pf the following vehicles: Model year 2009-2014 Acura TSXs, Model year 2011-2013 TSX Sport Wagons,...
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Honda recalls Acura and Honda vehicles with timing belt issue

The engine may stall, increasing the risk of crash

American Honda Motor Co., is recalling 93,946 model year 2018-2019 Acura MDXs & Honda Pilots, and model year 2019 Acura RLXs, RLX Sport Hybrids, TLXs, and Honda Odysseys and Ridgelines.

The timing belt teeth may separate from the belt, which may result in an engine stall, increasing the risk of crash.

What to do

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle and replace any affected timing belt free of charge. Vehicles receiving a replacement timing belt will also have the engine inspected and any damaged components will be replaced for free.

The recall is expected to begin June 1, 2019.

Owners may contact customer service at (888) 234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is L4M. Acura's number for this recall is Z4L.

American Honda Motor Co., is recalling 93,946 model year 2018-2019 Acura MDXs & Honda Pilots, and model year 2019 Acura RLXs, RLX Sport Hybrids, TLXs, and...
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Honda recalls model year 2018-2019 Odysseys

The vehicle may roll when parked, increasing the risk of a crash or injury

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 50,504 model year 2018-2019 Odysseys.

Loose battery terminal connections or a degraded battery may cause the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) to unexpectedly reboot. Upon rebooting, the TCU may shift the transmission to the "Park" position, possibly damaging the parking rod.

A damaged parking rod can allow the vehicle to roll when parked, increasing the risk of a crash or injury.

What to do

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will ensure the battery terminal connections are secure and will update the TCU software free of charge. Additionally, the parking rod effectiveness will be checked.

The recall is expected to begin June 1, 2019.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are Z4J, Y4K.

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 50,504 model year 2018-2019 Odysseys.Loose battery terminal connections or a degraded battery may cause the Trans...
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Honda recalls Acura MDXs & TLXs and Honda Accords

The fuel pump may suffer reduced performance, resulting in a stall

American Honda Motor Co., is recalling 437,032 model year 2016-2018 Acura MDXs and model year 2015-2019 TLXs and model year 2015-2017 Honda Accords equipped with a 3.5L V6 engine.

Particulates in fuel may adhere to the internal components of the fuel pump, reducing its performance.

Reduced fuel pump performance can result in an engine stall, increasing the risk of crash.

What to do

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will update the fuel injection engine control unit software and -- if necessary -- replace the fuel pump, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin on March 25, 2019.

Owners may contact customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Acura's recall number for this recall is P3W. Honda's recall number for this recall is N3X.

American Honda Motor Co., is recalling 437,032 model year 2016-2018 Acura MDXs and model year 2015-2019 TLXs and model year 2015-2017 Honda Accords equippe...
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Honda recalls model year 2019 Honda Ridgelines and Pilots

The right side curtain airbag may not deploy properly

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 403 model year 2019 Honda Ridgelines and Pilots.

The mounting holes for the clip that secures the right center pillar trim panel may be larger than intended.

In the event of a crash necessitating right side curtain air bag deployment, the clip may not hold the center pillar trim panel in position and it may potentially interfere with the curtain air bag deployment.

If the curtain air bag does not deploy as intended, it can increase the risk of injury.

What to do

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will install a bracket on the right center pillar that will securely hold the center pillar trim clip, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin January 25, 2019.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is D3D.

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 403 model year 2019 Honda Ridgelines and Pilots.The mounting holes for the clip that secures the right center pil...
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Honda recalls Civic Hatchbacks and Civic Type Rs

Information about using the child restraint anchorage system may be incorrect

American Honda Motor Inc., is recalling 7,016 model year 2017-2018 Honda Civic Hatchbacks and Civic Type Rs, whose owners guide may have incorrect information.

The owners guide may have incorrect information for properly using the child restraint anchorage system, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

What to do

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the owners information kit, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin January 8, 2019.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is O3A.

American Honda Motor Inc., is recalling 7,016 model year 2017-2018 Honda Civic Hatchbacks and Civic Type Rs, whose owners guide may have incorrect informat...
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Model year 2018 and 2019 Honda Odysseys recalled

The power sliding doors may stick and not properly latch to the door strikers

American Honda Motor Co., is recalling 107,774 model year 2018 and 2019 Honda Odysseys.

The power sliding door latch assemblies may stick and not properly latch to the door strikers.

If the power sliding doors fails to latch, the doors may open while the vehicle is moving, increasing the risk of injury.

What to do

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the left and right power sliding door rear latch assemblies, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin December 20, 2018.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are Z33 and O36.

American Honda Motor Co., is recalling 107,774 model year 2018 and 2019 Honda Odysseys.The power sliding door latch assemblies may stick and not proper...
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Honda and Acura vehicles with braking issue recalled

Gas pockets may form, reducing brake performance

American Honda Motor Co., is recalling 64,785 model year 2017-2019 Acura MDXs, model year 2017-2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrids, model year 2018-2019 Honda HR-Vs and Honda Odysseys, and model year 2016 Honda HR-Vs.

The rear brake caliper pistons may have an insufficient coating, causing gas pockets to form, reducing brake performance and increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Owners will be notified, and Honda or Acura dealers will bleed the brakes, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin December 17, 2018.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are C31 and L30.

American Honda Motor Co., is recalling 64,785 model year 2017-2019 Acura MDXs, model year 2017-2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrids, model year 2018-2019 Honda HR-...
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Model year 2017-2018 Honda Civics and CR-Vs recalled

Power steering assist may malfunction

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 54 model year 2017-2018 Honda Civics and CR-Vs.

The magnet that controls the torque sensor output signal for the electronic power steering system may not be properly secured, allowing the magnet to become dislodged.

During a full lock turn, the dislodged magnet may cause steering assist to be applied in the opposite direction, reducing vehicle maneuverability and increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering gearbox assembly, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin November 5, 2018.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are C2N, P2O.

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 54 model year 2017-2018 Honda Civics and CR-Vs.The magnet that controls the torque sensor output signal for the e...
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Honda recalls model year 2019 Insights, Odysseys and Ridgelines

The airbags or seatbelt pretensioners may not deploy properly

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 118 model year 2019 Honda Insights, Odysseys and Ridgelines.

The Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) control unit may have a manufacturing error, possibly resulting in the airbags or seatbelt pretensioners not deploying in the event of a crash.

If the airbags or seatbelt pretensioners do not function as intended, there would be an increased risk of injury.

What to do

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the SRS unit, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin November 5, 2018.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are B2R, C2P, and Z2Q.

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 118 model year 2019 Honda Insights, Odysseys and Ridgelines.The Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) control unit...
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Honda recalls model year 2018 CRF250L motorcycles

Inappropriate installation of the wiring harness may affect operation of safety components

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 505 model year 2018 Honda CRF250L motorcycles.

The wiring harness may have been inappropriately installed, potentially resulting in damage to the wiring harness and affecting the operation of safety components such as the exterior lighting, horn, and instrument panel.

Lack of exterior lights can reduce the visibility of the motorcycle to traffic. A non-functioning horn can cause the inability to alert traffic of an impending crash, and a non-functioning instrument panel will not display the speed or fuel level. A damaged wiring harness can also result in an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the wiring harness, replacing it as necessary, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin November 5, 2018.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-866-784-1870. Honda's number for this recall is KJ7.

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 505 model year 2018 Honda CRF250L motorcycles.The wiring harness may have been inappropriately installed, potenti...
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Honda recalls model year 2018 Accords and 2019 Insights

The back-up camera center display may not function properly

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 232,140 model year 2018 Accords and model year 2019 Insights.

In certain cases, the back-up camera center display may not function properly.

Failure of the rearview camera to show what is behind the vehicle can increase the risk of a crash.

What to do

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the display audio unit software, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin November 5, 2018.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are K2G and V2F.

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 232,140 model year 2018 Accords and model year 2019 Insights.In certain cases, the back-up camera center display...
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Honda recalls vehicles with front passenger airbag issue

The airbag may have been installed incorrectly during replacement

American Honda Motor Company is recalling 492 model year 2003-2012 Honda Accords and Pilots, model year 2010 Accord Crosstours, model year 2001-2011 Civics, model year 2002-2011 CR-Vs, model year 2003-2004, 2006-2008 and 2011 Elements, model year 2007 and 2009-2013 Fits, model year 2010-2012 Insights, model year 2002-2004 Odysseys, and model year 2012 Ridgelines.

The front passenger airbag may have been installed incorrectly during replacement.

An incorrectly installed air bag may deploy improperly in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

What to do

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the passenger frontal air bag module assembly, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin June 1, 2018.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are K1P, and M1O.

American Honda Motor Company is recalling 492 model year 2003-2012 Honda Accords and Pilots, model year 2010 Accord Crosstours, model year 2001-2011 Civics...
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Honda recalls Civic Hatchback and Type R vehicles

Certain airbags may not perform properly

American Honda Motor Company is recalling 69 model year 2017 Civic Hatchback and Type R vehicles.

Driver and front passenger seatback pads sold as replacement service parts were made without slit openings for the seat-mounted side airbags.

In the event of a crash necessitating airbag deployment, the seatback pad would interfere and adversely affect airbag performance.

Seat-mounted airbags that do not deploy correctly in the event of a crash, increase the risk of injury.

What to do

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front seatback pads, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin June 1, 2018.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is E1D, U1B, and X1C.

American Honda Motor Company is recalling 69 model year 2017 Civic Hatchback and Type R vehicles.Driver and front passenger seatback pads sold as repla...
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Honda Pilots & Ridgelines and Acura MDX vehicles recalled

Rivets securing the front seats may break in a crash

American Honda Motor Company is recalling 5,827 model year 2018 Honda Pilots & Ridgelines, and model year 2018 Acura MDX vehicles.

The front driver and passenger powered seats in the Hondas and the driver powered seats in the Acuras may have been assembled with improperly manufactured rivets.

In the event of a crash, the rivets can break causing the seats not to be secured to the floor.

If the seat does not remain secured to the floor, the occupant has an increased risk of injury.

What to do

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver seat frame assembly in MDX vehicles, and replace the driver and front passenger seat slide rail frames in Honda Pilots and Ridgelines, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin May 18, 2018.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall is D0S, and T0T.

American Honda Motor Company is recalling 5,827 model year 2018 Honda Pilots & Ridgelines, and model year 2018 Acura MDX vehicles.The front driver and...
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Model year 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell vehicles recalled

The vehicle can suffer reduced or a complete loss of, power

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 471 model year 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell vehicles.

The fuel cell control unit (FC-ECU) may misinterpret a small cell voltage drop, causing the vehicle to have reduced or a complete loss of power, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will install a software update, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin February 26, 2018.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is R0L.

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 471 model year 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell vehicles.The fuel cell control unit (FC-ECU) may misinterpret a small cell...
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Honda recalls 2016 Civics to fix parking brake

The car could roll away if the brake is not properly engaged

American Honda is recalling about 350,000 Civic Coupes and Sedans from the 2016 model year to update software affecting Electric Parking Brake (EPB) functionality, free of charge.

No crashes or injuries have been reported related to this issue, which was discovered through warranty claims associated with the illumination of the brake warning light.

The software for the Vehicle Stability Assist Electronic Control Unit may prevent application of the EPB when it is applied immediately after turning the vehicle ignition off. (This condition will not occur if the EPB is applied before turning off the vehicle ignition.)

If the EPB cannot be applied, the "BRAKE" warning indicator in the instrument panel will blink for 15 seconds to alert the driver. Additionally, if the EPB does not properly set and a parking gear is not selected by the driver, the vehicle may roll away, increasing the risk of a crash.

Honda is announcing this recall to encourage each owner of an affected vehicle to take it to an authorized dealer for repair as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda. Mailed notification to customers will begin in early November 2016.

Additionally, owners of these vehicles can determine if their vehicles require repair now by going to www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (888) 234-2138.

American Honda is recalling about 350,000 Civic Coupes and Sedans from the 2016 model year to update software affecting Electric Parking Brake (EPB) functi...
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Honda recalls model year 2016 Civic 2-Door vehicles

The side marker light may not function

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 11,846 model year 2016 Civic 2-Door vehicles manufactured February 23, 2016, through May 20, 2016.

The affected vehicles may have a damaged LED side marker light circuit board inside the taillight assembly, making the marker light inoperable. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Assoc. Equipment."

If a side marker light does not function, vehicle visibility can be decreased to other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect both the taillight assemblies, replacing them as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2016.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is KB8.

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 11,846 model year 2016 Civic 2-Door vehicles manufactured February 23, 2016, through May 20, 2016. The affect...
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Honda recalls Acura MDX, Honda Odyssey and Honda Pilot vehicles

The vehicles' fuel tanks were manufactured with insufficient welds

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 39 model year 2015 Acura MDX 2WD and MDX 4WD vehicles, 2016 Acura MDX 4WD vehicles, 2015-2016 Honda Odyssey vehicles and 2016 Honda Pilot 2WD and 4WD vehicles.

The vehicles have fuel tanks that were manufactured with insufficient welds which may separate and allow fuel to leak out.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.

What to do

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tanks, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 8, 2016.

Owners may contact Honda/Acura customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are KA9 (Honda vehicles) and KB0 (Acura vehicles).

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 39 model year 2015 Acura MDX 2WD and MDX 4WD vehicles, 2016 Acura MDX 4WD vehicles, 2015-2016 Honda Odyssey vehicles ...
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Honda recalls accessory rear trunk bases used to mount accessory trunks on Honda scooters

The locking hook of the accessory removable trunk may not engage fully

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 1,533 accessory rear trunk bases, part numbers 08L71-K35-J00, 08L70-KZY-910, and 81200-KWN-780 used to mount accessory trunks on Honda PCX125 and PCX150 scooters.

The locking hook of the accessory removable trunk may not fully engage to the trunk mounting base, allowing the trunk to inadvertently detach.

If the trunk detaches during riding, it may become a road hazard and increase the risk of a crash.

What to do

Remedy parts are not currently available. Honda will send owners an interim notification to instruct them not to use the trunk or to visit a dealer for a temporary remedy. When parts are available, owners will receive a second notification and dealers will install a newly designed trunk base, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009. Honda's number for this recall is JY8.

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 1,533 accessory rear trunk bases, part numbers 08L71-K35-J00, 08L70-KZY-910, and 81200-KWN-780 used to mount accessor...
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Honda recalls NSS300 and NSS300A scooters

Brake fluid may leak

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 1,984 model year 2014 NSS300 and NSS300A scooters manufactured June 18, 2013, to September 12, 2013.

The rear brake line connection on the recalled vehicles may have been improperly tightened, allowing brake fluid to leak.

If the rear brake line leaks, there would be a reduction in rear brake pressure and therefore rear braking function, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will tighten the rear brake line connection to specification, and fill the rear brake fluid reservoir, as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009. Honda's number for this recall is JY3.

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 1,984 model year 2014 NSS300 and NSS300A scooters manufactured June 18, 2013, to September 12, 2013. The rear...
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Honda recalls 2016 Civics with 2.0L engines

The engine could seize, increasing the risk of a crash

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 42,129 model year 2016 Civics manufactured September 22, 2015, to February 3, 2016 and equipped with 2.0L engines.

The recalled vehicles have engines with piston assemblies that may have been manufactured without a piston wrist pin circlip or with an incorrectly installed piston wrist pin circlip.

If a circlip is missing or incorrectly installed, the piston wrist pin may not be secure and may drift and damage the engine cylinder causing the engine to seize, and increasing the risk of a crash or a fire.

What to do

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the piston assemblies, as necessary, free of charge. Parts are expected to be available in the Summer of 2016. Owners will be mailed an interim notification beginning March 15, 2016, and will be mailed a second notice when parts are available.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009. Honda's number for this recall is JX9.

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 42,129 model year 2016 Civics manufactured September 22, 2015, to February 3, 2016 and equipped with 2.0L engines....
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Honda Fit vehicles with LX trim recalled

The rear grab handle brackets may puncture the side curtain air bags

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 25,367 model year 2015-2016 Fit vehicles with LX trim manufactured April 11, 2014, to July 02, 2015 and not equipped with a sunroof.

The rear grab handle brackets were not manufactured properly, and as a result, may puncture the side curtain air bags upon their deployment. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 214, "Side Impact Protection" and number 226, "Ejection Mitigation".

If the side curtain air bags are punctured upon deployment, the outboard seat occupants may be at a higher risk of injury during a crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear grab handle bracket, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 4, 2015.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is JV8.

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 25,367 model year 2015-2016 Fit vehicles with LX trim manufactured April 11, 2014, to July 02, 2015 and not equipped ...
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Honda recalls Pilot 2WD and 4WD vehicles

Safety system warning lights may malfunction

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 35,406 model year 2016 Honda Pilot 2WD vehicles manufactured May 4, 2015, to September 8, 2015, and 2016 Pilot 4WD vehicles manufactured May 7, 2015 to September 4, 2015.

When one of the safety systems such as tire pressure monitoring, anti-lock braking or electronic stability control malfunctions, there is potential that the instrument panel will not illuminate the corresponding warning light. However the warning lamps will illuminate when the ignition is turned off and then turned back on.

As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 126, "Electronic stability control systems", number 135, "Light vehicle brake systems" and number 138, "Tire pressure monitoring systems".

If a safety system cannot immediately warn the driver when needed, the driver may be at at increased risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument cluster software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 27, 2015.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is JV7.

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 35,406 model year 2016 Honda Pilot 2WD vehicles manufactured May 4, 2015, to September 8, 2015, and 2016 Pilot 4WD ve...
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Honda recalls Accord Hybrids

Electrical interference may cause the hybrid system to switch into fail-safe mode

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 6,786 model year 2014-2015 Honda Accord Hybrids manufactured August 29, 2013, to May 30, 2015.

Electrical interference may cause the hybrid system to switch into fail-safe mode, disabling the gasoline engine, limiting the vehicle's speed to 40 miles per hour and functioning only on battery power. Once the battery is discharged, the vehicle will stall increasing the risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will update the hybrid system software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 6, 2015.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is JT7.

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 6,786 model year 2014-2015 Honda Accord Hybrids manufactured August 29, 2013, to May 30, 2015. Electrical interfere...
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Honda recalls Civics and Fits

A software glitch may cause damage to the transmission drive pulley shaft

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 143,676 model year 2014-2015 Civic vehicles manufactured January 16, 2014, to November 6, 2014 and 2015 Fit vehicles manufactured March 12, 2014, to May 12, 2015.

The software settings that control the transmission operation may result in damage to the transmission drive pulley shaft. If the transmission drive pulley shaft is damaged, it may break, and the vehicle may lose acceleration or the front wheels may lock up while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the transmission, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 16, 2015.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are JU2 (Civic) and JU3 (Fit).

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 143,676 model year 2014-2015 Civic vehicles manufactured January 16, 2014, to November 6, 2014 and 2015 Fit vehicles ...
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Honda recalls model year 2015 Fit vehicles

The wires inside the Plug Top Ignition Coils may suffer damage

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 17,796 model year 2015 Fit vehicles manufactured December 6, 2013, to August 28, 2014.

The recalled vehicles may experience damage to the wires inside the Plug Top Ignition Coils (PTC) due to improper protection against electrical noise.

If the wires become damaged, the coil may overheat and cause the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the PTC with new design, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 6, 2015.

Owners may contact Honda Automobile Customer Service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is JT9.

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 17,796 model year 2015 Fit vehicles manufactured December 6, 2013, to August 28, 2014. The recalled vehicles may e...
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Honda HR-V vehicles recalled

The vehicles may be missing the required tire placard indicating "Tire and Loading Information."

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 11,511 model year 2016 HR-V vehicles manufactured January 12, 2015, to May 20, 2015.

The vehicles may be missing the required tire placard indicating "Tire and Loading Information." Thus, they fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 110, "Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) or less."

If the tire placard is missing the driver or owner may not know at what pressure to inflate the tires, resulting in over or under tire inflation, potentially increasing the risk of a tire failure and crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle, and apply a new label, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 18, 2015.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-310-783-2000. Honda's number for this recall is JT2, or JT4.

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 11,511 model year 2016 HR-V vehicles manufactured January 12, 2015, to May 20, 2015. The vehicles may be missing th...
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Honda Pilots recalled

The third row seatbelt may be trapped between the rear seat and the rear sideliner

Honda is recalling 1,358 model year 2016 Pilots manufactured May 4, 2015, to June 5, 2015.

Due to an assembly issue, the third row seatbelt may be trapped between the rear seat and the rear sideliner. If the seatbelt is trapped, the occupants may not be restrained properly, increasing the risk of injury.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and repair the rear third row seat belt, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on August 6, 2015.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-310-783-2000. Honda's number for this recall is JS7.

Honda is recalling 1,358 model year 2016 Pilots manufactured May 4, 2015, to June 5, 2015. Due to an assembly issue, the third row seatbelt may be trappe...
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Acura MDX and MDX AWD vehicles recalled

The vehicle could lose its air conditioning compressor clutch

Honda is recalling 106,439 model year 2014-2015 Acura MDX and MDX AWD vehicles manufactured April 23,2013, to December 16, 2014.

The vehicles' air conditioning compressor clutch drive bolts may not have received the proper anti-corrosion coating. If a bolt was not coated, it may corrode and break, allowing the compressor clutch plate may separate from the vehicle, possibly becoming a road hazard.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air conditioning compressor clutch drive bolt and install a new clutch plate if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 31, 2015.

Owners may contact Acura client relations at 1-800-382-2238. Honda's number for this recall is JQ7.

Honda is recalling 106,439 model year 2014-2015 Acura MDX and MDX AWD vehicles manufactured April 23,2013, to December 16, 2014. The vehicles' air condit...
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Acura recalls MDX and RLX vehicles

The Collision Mitigation Braking System could malfunction

Acura is recalling approximately 19,500 model-year 2014-2015 MDX and RLX vehicles equipped with the Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) in the U.S.

The CMBS may incorrectly determine that there is the potential for a forward collision if a vehicle detected ahead is traveling near a metallic structure, such as a metal guard rail or fence. This could lead the CMBS to apply the vehicle brakes unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash with following traffic.

No crashes or injuries have been reported related to this issue in the U.S., but 1 crash was reported in Japan.

Owners should take the recalled vehicle to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall. Mailed notification to customers will begin in June.

Owners can determine if their vehicles require repair by calling (800) 382- 2238 and selecting option 4.

Acura is recalling approximately 19,500 model-year 2014-2015 MDX and RLX vehicles equipped with the Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) in the U.S. ...
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Honda recalls CBR1000S motorcycles

The motorcycles may have been built with an improperly manufactured rear shock absorber

Honda is recalling 504 model year 2014 Honda CBR1000S motorcycles manufactured December 9, 2013, to March 28, 2014, and 2015 Honda CBR1000S motorcycles manufactured October 20, 2014, to February 27, 2015.

The recalled motorcycles may have been built with an improperly manufactured rear shock absorber. The nut on the damper rod for these shock absorbers may loosen, resulting in a loss of damping and the possible disassembling of the shock.

If the damper rod nut loosens, shock absorber performance would be affected, possibly causing a loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will remove the shock assembly and send it to the supplier's service center for repair. Once repaired, the supplier's service center will ship the shock assembly back to the dealer and the dealership will reinstall the shock on the motorcycle. This work will be performed free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-866-784-1870. Honda's number for this recall is JQ3.

Honda is recalling 504 model year 2014 Honda CBR1000S motorcycles manufactured December 9, 2013, to March 28, 2014, and 2015 Honda CBR1000S motorcycles man...
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Honda recalls Accords, Civics and Pilots

Excessive internal pressure may cause the front air bag inflator to rupture

American Honda Motor Company is recalling 104,871 model year 2001 American Honda Motor Company is recalling 104,871 model year 2001 Accords, 2004 Civics and 2008 Pilots.

Upon deployment of the driver side front air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver side front air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the vehicle occupants.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver side front air bag inflator in all affected vehicles, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009.

American Honda Motor Company is recalling 104,871 model year 2001 Accords, 2004 Civics and 2008 Pilots. Upon deployment of the driver side front air bag,...
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Honda recalls Accord L4 and CR-V vehicles

The engine could lose power or leak oil

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 137 model year 2014 Accord L4 vehicles manufactured July 29, 2014, to July 31, 2014; 2015 Accord L4 vehicles manufactured August 14, 2014, to January 30, 2015; and 2015 CR-V vehicles manufactured September 9, 2014, to February 6, 2015.

The vehicles may have been assembled with improperly torqued connecting rod bolts, which can cause the engine to lose power or leak oil. Loss of engine power may result in a vehicle stall, increasing the risk of a crash. If the engine leaks oil in the proximity of hot engine or exhaust components, there is a risk of fire.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the engine short block, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 27, 2015.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is JP2 (for Accord models) and JP3 (for CR-V models).

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 137 model year 2014 Accord L4 vehicles manufactured July 29, 2014, to July 31, 2014; 2015 Accord L4 vehicles manufact...
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Honda recalls Acura RLX vehicles

Output of the headlights may be diminished

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 9,751 model year 2014 Acura RLX vehicles manufactured November 22, 2012, to January 30, 2014; 2015 Acura RLX vehicles manufactured June 4, 2014, to November 18, 2014; and 2014 Acura RLX Hybrid vehicles manufactured November 5, 2013, to July 25, 2014.

An aluminum film applied to the inner reflector of the headlight may experience adhesion issues causing the film to delaminate, which could diminish output of the headlight, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace both headlights, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 30, 2015.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-310-783-2000. Honda's number for this recall is JN2.

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 9,751 model year 2014 Acura RLX vehicles manufactured November 22, 2012, to January 30, 2014; 2015 Acura RLX vehicles...
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Honda recalls Crosstour vehicles

The inflator tube for the side curtain air bag may have been manufactured incorrectly

American Honda Motor Company is recalling 1,252 model year 2015 Crosstour 4 Cylinder vehicles manufactured October 1, 2014, to November 4, 2014; Crosstour V6 2WD vehicles manufactured September 30, 2014, to November 13, 2014; and Crosstour V6 4WD vehicles manufactured September 30, 2014, to November 18, 2014.

The inflator tube for the side curtain air bag may have been manufactured incorrectly. If the side curtain air bag does not inflate properly, it can affect the performance of the air bag in the event of a vehicle crash, increasing the risk of occupant injury.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the left and/or right side curtain air bags, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 9, 2015.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-310-783-2000. Honda's number for this recall is JN0, JN1, and JN3.

American Honda Motor Company is recalling 1,252 model year 2015 Crosstour 4 Cylinder vehicles manufactured October 1, 2014, to November 4, 2014; Crossto...
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Acura TLX vehicles recalled

The transmission may not be able to shift into the Park position

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 9,391 model year 2015 Acura TLX V6 2WD vehicles manufactured July 14, 2014, to November 12, 2014, and certain 2015 TLX V6 SH-AWD vehicles manufactured August 26, 2014, to November 10, 2014.

The automatic transmission parking pawl may become contaminated or the park rod may become dislodged or broken. This may prevent the transmission from shifting into the Park position.

If the shift indicator displays "Park" but the park lock does not engage, the vehicle may roll away increasing the risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the transmission if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 6, 2015.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-310-783-2000. Honda's number for this recall is JM8.

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 9,391 model year 2015 Acura TLX V6 2WD vehicles manufactured July 14, 2014, to November 12, 2014, and certain 2015 TL...
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Honda recalls Grom125 and Forza motorcycles

The fuel pump could fail

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 10,076 model year 2014 Grom125 motorcycles manufactured June 12, 2013, to September 24, 2014, and 2014 Forza-NSS300 and NSS300A motorcycles manufactured June 18, 2013, to May 21, 2014.

The resin bracket inside the fuel pump may swell, interfere with the impeller, and potentially lead to a fuel pump failure. This could cause the motorcycle to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump with an updated fuel pump, free of charge. The recall began November 28, 2014.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-310-783-2000. Honda's number for this recall is JL1 NSS300 (Forza) and JL2 Grom (Grom125).

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 10,076 model year 2014 Grom125 motorcycles manufactured June 12, 2013, to September 24, 2014, and 2014 Forza-NSS300 a...
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Acura MDX and RLX vehicles recalled

The driver and front passenger seat belt may not extend or retract in low temperatures

American Honda Motor Company is recalling 43,481 model year 2014-2015 Acura MDX vehicles manufactured April 23, 2013, to August 25, 2014, and 2014 Acura RLX vehicles manufactured November 5, 2012, to November 25, 2013.

The driver and front passenger seat belt may not extend or retract in low temperatures, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.

Honda has notified owners, and dealers will replace the driver and front passenger seat belts, free of charge. The recall began in November 2014.

Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-800-382-2238.

Honda's number for this recall is JK7 for the MKX, and JK8 for the RLX.

American Honda Motor Company is recalling 43,481 model year 2014-2015 Acura MDX vehicles manufactured April 23, 2013, to August 25, 2014, and 2014 Acura RL...
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Acura TLX AWD vehicles recalled

Tire failure may result from overloading

American Honda Motor Company is recalling 189 model year 2015 Acura TLX AWD vehicles manufactured August 26, 2014, to September 20, 2014.

The affected vehicles may have incorrect values for the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) front and rear printed on the safety certification label. If the vehicle is loaded to the specifications listed on the label, tire failure may result, increasing the risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will install a corrected certification label, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on October 21, 2014.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-382-2238. Honda's number for this recall is JK6.

American Honda Motor Company is recalling 189 model year 2015 Acura TLX AWD vehicles manufactured August 26, 2014, to September 20, 2014. The affected ve...
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Honda recalls Fit vehicles

The side curtain air bags may not function properly

American Honda Motor Company is recalling 6,292 model year 2015 Honda Fit vehicles manufactured April 11, 2014, to June 9, 2014.

The affected vehicles, which are equipped with side curtain air bags, may have been assembled with an A-pillar interior cover designed for vehicles without side curtain air bags.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the side curtain air bags, the incorrect A-pillar interior cover may adversely affect the performance of the side curtain air bags, increasing the risk of occupant injury.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the A-pillar interior cover and install the correct A-pillar cover, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on September 25, 2014.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009. Honda's number for this recall is JF9.

American Honda Motor Company is recalling 6,292 model year 2015 Honda Fit vehicles manufactured April 11, 2014, to June 9, 2014. The affected vehicles, wh...
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Honda recalls Acura ILX and ILX Hybrid vehicles

The headlamps do not meet federal standards

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 14,078 model year 2013 Acura ILX vehicles manufactured January 16, 2012, to March 1, 2013; ILX Hybrid vehicles manufactured January 12, 2012, to February 7, 2013; certain model year 2014 ILX vehicles manufactured May 2, 2013, to May 31, 2014; and ILX Hybrid vehicles manufactured October 18, 2013, to February 19, 2014.

Excessive heat temperatures around the headlight bulb and reflector unit may diminish the output of the headlight and cause smoke, melting, and fire. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

The diminished light output may decrease the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, the excessive heat coming from around the bulb and reflector could cause the headlights to overheat, increasing the risk of a fire.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the headlights, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on July 28, 2014.

Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-800-862-2872. Honda's number for this recall is JE9.

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 14,078 model year 2013 Acura ILX vehicles manufactured January 16, 2012, to March 1, 2013; ILX Hybrid vehicles manufa...
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Honda recalls Fit vehicles

The passenger side driveshaft may break

American Honda Motor Co., is recalling 1,038 model year 2013 Honda Fit vehicles manufactured May 24, 2013, through July 5, 2013, and equipped with a manual transmission.

The passenger side driveshaft may break while driving due to an improper heat treatment application during manufacturing.

If the driveshaft fractures and separates while driving, the vehicle would lose power and coast to a stop. If a vehicle with a fractured driveshaft is parked without the parking brake applied, the vehicle could move unexpectedly. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the passenger side driveshaft and replace it if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on June 15, 2014.

Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009. Honda's number for this recall is JE4.

American Honda Motor Co., is recalling 1,038 model year 2013 Honda Fit vehicles manufactured May 24, 2013, through July 5, 2013, and equipped with a manual...
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Honda recalls Odysseys with airbag issues

The passenger-side side curtain air bag may fail to deploy

Honda is recalling 24,889 model year 2014 Odyssey vehicles manufactured October 2, 2013, through December 16, 2013.

The shorting terminal, an electrical connector used to prevent air bag deployment before being installed into a vehicle, may have been damaged during assembly of the passenger-side side curtain air bag. The damage could cause failure of the passenger-side side curtain to deploy, increasing the risk of occupant injury in a crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the damaged shorting pin with a new shorting coupler, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early May 2014.

Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. Honda's number for this recall is JE2.

Honda is recalling 24,889 model year 2014 Odyssey vehicles manufactured October 2, 2013, through December 16, 2013. The shorting terminal, an electrical ...
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Honda recalls Civic LX vehicles

Tires on the vehicles may be damaged

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 9,816 model year 2014 Honda Civic LX vehicles manufactured November 26, 2013, through January 21, 2014.

In the affected vehicles, during mounting of the tires, the tire bead may have gotten pinched between the assembly equipment and the steel wheel rims, resulting in damage to the tire. The tire damage could cause the tire to lose air, increasing the risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace any damaged tire, free of charge. The recall was expected to begin on March 28, 2014.

Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. Honda's number for this recall is JD8.

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 9,816 model year 2014 Honda Civic LX vehicles manufactured November 26, 2013, through January 21, 2014. In the aff...
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Honda recalls Acura RLX vehicles

The bolts attaching the rear lower control arms to the sub-frame of the vehicle may be loose

American Honda Motor Company is recalling 7,387 model year 2014 Acura RLX vehicles manufactured August 7, 2012, through November 5, 2013.

The bolts that attach the rear lower control arms to the sub-frame of the vehicle may have loosened during transport to dealerships. Loose rear lower control arm bolts may reduce steering ability, increasing the risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear suspension lower control arm bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early January 2014.

Customers may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. Honda's number for this recall is JD0.

American Honda Motor Company is recalling 7,387 model year 2014 Acura RLX vehicles manufactured August 7, 2012, through November 5, 2013. The bolts that ...
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Acura MDX AWD vehicles recalled

The bolts that attach the drive shaft to the automatic transmission transfer assembly could loosen

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 19,197 model year 2014 Acura MDX AWD vehicles manufactured May 6, 2013, through October 14, 2013.

The bolts that attach the drive shaft to the automatic transmission transfer assembly may not have been properly tightened and could loosen, possibly allowing the shaft to detach. If the drive shaft detaches while the vehicle is being driven. it could cause excessive noise and possibly damage the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the drive shaft attaching bolts as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2013.

Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. Honda's recall number is JC8.

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 19,197 model year 2014 Acura MDX AWD vehicles manufactured May 6, 2013, through October 14, 2013. The bolts that at...
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American Honda Motor Company recalls Odyssey vehicles

The Vehicle Safety Assist System may apply the brakes unexpectedly

American Honda Motor Company is recalling 344,187 model year 2007-2008 Honda Odyssey vehicles manufactured August 8, 2006, through September 8, 2008.

Due to a combination of system components and software, the Vehicle Safety Assist System (VSA) may apply the brakes unexpectedly. The vehicle may suddenly and unexpectedly brake hard, and without illuminating the brake lights, increasing the risk of a crash from behind.

Parts to remedy these vehicles will not be available until the spring of 2014. Honda will send owners an interim letter notifying them of the issue and instruct them how to prevent unintended braking. A second notification will be sent when the parts become available. Interim notification is expected to begin in early December 2013.

Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. Honda's recall number is JC5.

American Honda Motor Company is recalling 344,187 model year 2007-2008 Honda Odyssey vehicles manufactured August 8, 2006, through September 8, 2008. Due...
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Honda recalls Odyssey and Acura MDX vehicles

The vehicles' airbags could fail

Honda is recalling 374,618 model year 2003 and 2004 Odyssey and model year 2003 Acura MDX vehicles.

Due to electrical noise, a component in the air bag control module may fail causing the front air bags, side curtain air bags, and/or seatbelt pretensioners to deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is being operated. Inadvertent deployment of the air bags may increase the risk of injury and the possibility of a vehicle crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will install a noise suppressor unit, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on, or about, October 28, 2013.

Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. Honda's recall numbers are JC2 (Honda Odyssey) and JC3 (Acura MDX).

Honda is recalling 374,618 model year 2003 and 2004 Odyssey and model year 2003 Acura MDX vehicles. Due to electrical noise, a component in the air bag c...
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Honda recalls Pilots and Odysseys

Engine pistons may be susceptible to premature wear

Honda is recalling 270 model year 2013 Pilot 2WD and 4WD vehicles and model year 2013 Odyssey vehicles.

During manufacturing of the engine piston, it is possible that the heat treatment process was not properly applied, resulting in the piston having an insufficient hardness level, making it more susceptible to premature wear. A worn piston may suddenly fail, causing the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the engine short block free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 16, 2013.

Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. Honda's recall numbers are JB4 for the Odyssey and JB5 for the Pilot.

Honda is recalling 270 model year 2013 Pilot 2WD and 4WD vehicles and model year 2013 Odyssey vehicles. During manufacturing of the engine piston, it is ...
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Honda recalls Fit Sport vehicles

A problem with electronic stability control system increases the risk of a crash

Honda is recalling 43,782 model year 2012-2013 Honda Fit Sport vehicles manufactured May 23, 2011, through March 22, 2013.

The electronic stability control system of the affected vehicles may allow excessive yaw rates at high steering angles with certain tires. Excessive yaw rates prevent the proper function of the electronic stability control (ESC) system, increasing the risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners and dealers will update the ESC software free of charge. The safety recall will begin on May 17, 2013.

Owners may contact Honda automobile customer service at 1-800-999-1009. Honda's recall campaign number is S99.

Honda is recalling 43,782 model year 2012-2013 Honda Fit Sport vehicles manufactured May 23, 2011, through March 22, 2013. The electronic stability contr...
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Honda recalls CR-V, Odyssey and Acura vehicles

The brake-shift interlock blocking mechanism may malfunction, increasing a crash risk

Honda is recalling about 204,000 model year 2012-2013 CR-V, Odyssey, and model year 2013 Acura RDX vehicles.

During sub-freezing temperatures, the brake-shift interlock blocking mechanism may become slow and allow the gear selector to be moved from the Park position without pressing the brake pedal. If the gear selector is moved from the park position without pressing the brake pedal it can allow the vehicle to roll away, increasing the risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners and instruct them to take their vehicle to a Honda or Acura dealer, who will install an updated brake shift interlock blocking mechanism free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 13, 2013.

Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. Honda's campaign recall numbers are S96, S97, and S98.

Honda is recalling about 204,000 model year 2012-2013 CR-V, Odyssey, and model year 2013 Acura RDX vehicles. During sub-freezing temperatures, the brake-...
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Honda Gives 2013 Civic a Major Make-Over

Carmaker gives entry-level car some upscale touches

Workmanlike. That's a one-word description that has pretty much summed up the Honda Civic, and its direct competitor the Toyota Corolla, all these years.

Introduced in July 1972, the Civic has provided entry-level automotive transportation for millions of consumers, many of whom have driven their cars until the doors fell off. The car was prized mostly for its value and reliability.

Facelift

In 2013 Honda hopes to broaden the appeal. The carmaker this week provided the first look at the much-anticipated 2013 Honda Civic sedan, in advance of its debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show on November 29.

The refined styling of the 2013 Civic Sedan, which goes on sale at Honda dealerships on November 29, manifests itself in a host of safety, feature, comfort, chassis and interior styling enhancements that Honda hopes will further define the top-selling Civic as the best car in the compact class.

At first glance the 2013 Civic looks more expensive that its forerunners. The front end includes a new open-mouth lower bumper with a horizontal chrome accent and a sportier, black honeycomb mesh grille, anchored by new integrated fog lights on upper trims.

New front-end

The grill is flanked by new clear-lens corner lights that add to the more premium look. The 2013 Civic's more sculpted front end features a more deeply faceted hood, complemented by a collection of sharp new wheel designs.

A new rear bumper design and new rear trunk lid are just the beginning of the changes to the rear of the car. The tail lights carry into the trunk face as designers try to suggest an upscale style.

"The 2013 Honda Civic exterior refinements infuse Civic with a more youthful, premium style.” said Vicki Poponi, assistant vice president of product planning for American Honda. “Coupling these with additional changes beneath will ensure that Civic maintains its top-ranked status."

It remains to be seen if the “premium” enhancements also carry a premium price. Honda revealed no price information as part of is sneak peek. That will have to wait for Nov. 29. The starting price of the 2012 Honda Civic is just under $18,000.

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Honda Recalling CR-Vs

A power window switch could fail or melt

Honda is recalling 268,655 model year 2002-2006 CR-V passenger vehicles, manufactured from February 19, 2002, through July 28, 2006.

The driver-side power window switch may fail or melt. If the switch fails, it could overheat, smoke, and cause a fire. A switch failure and a fire could occur even if the vehicle is not in use. As a precaution, owners are advised to park outside until the recall repair has been performed.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and repair the switches -- as necessary -- free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about, November 2, 2012.

Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.

Honda is recalling 268,655 model year 2002-2006 CR-V passenger vehicles, manufactured from February 19, 2002, through July 28, 2006. The driver-side p ...
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Honda Recalls Nearly 1 Million Cars

Power-window switches can overheat

Honda is recalling nearly 1 million cars to repair problems with power windows and computer equipment.

The recall, which includes 962,000 cars worldwide, follows the recall of more than 2.3 million Hondas last month to fix automatic transmission problems.

The latest recall includes Fit compacts, CR-V and City models in Japan, China, the U.S., Europe and elsewhere.

The problem involves defective power-window switches. A Honda spokeswoman said there were nine reported cases of vehicles catching on fire in Japan and China because of the power-window problem. She also said two people reported light burns after touching overheated switches.

Honda is also recalling 26,000 CR-Z hybrid models in Japan, the U.S., Canada and other markets because of defective programming of electronic-control units.



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Honda Recalls Accord, Civic, Element Models to Fix Ignition Interlock


Honda is recalling more than 384,000 Accord, Civic and Element models to fix a problem with the interlock lever of the ignition switch. The interlock can unexpectedly become inoperable, which could allow the key to be removed even though the car is not in park, possibly allowing it to roll away.

The recalled models are:

HONDA / ACCORD 2003
HONDA / CIVIC 2003
HONDA / ELEMENT 2003-2004

Dealers will remove the original interlock pin and lever and replace them with redesigned components when the recall begins in late September 2010.

Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.

Consumers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153) or at www.safercar.gov.

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2001 Honda Accord, Civic Recall

July 20, 2009
Honda is recalling 2001 Civic and Accord models. The driver's airbag could produce excessive internal pressure, possibly causing the inflator to rupture. If this happens, metal fragments could pass through the air bag cushion material, possibly injuring vehicle occupants.

Dealers will replace the airbag inflator free of charge.

For more information, owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.

Consumers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153) or at www.safercar.gov.

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Honda Recalls 2001 Accord, Civic to Fix Air Bag Inflator

November 24, 2008
Honda is recalling about 4,000 model year 2001 Accord and Civic vehicles. The driver's air bag inflator could produce excessive internal pressure, possibly causing it to rupture upon deployment.

The rupture could permit metal fragments to pass through the air bag cushio material, possibly causing injury.

Dealers will replace the inflator free of charge when the recall begins in late December.

Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.

Consumers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153) or at www.safercar.gov.

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Suit Charges Honda Conceals Fire Risk in CR-V, Element Models

"Double Gasket" Explanation for Oil Leak Fires a Red Herring?

In a class action suit against American Honda Motor Corporation, an Illinois man charges that a design defect in certain Honda CR-V and Element models makes them prone to fast-spreading engine fires.

The oil filter is dangerously close to the exhaust manifold on 2003, 2004 and 2005 model CR-Vs, the suit charges, and is mounted vertically, creating a situation where leaking oil can spray directly on the hot exhaust manifold.

The suit said the alleged defect also occurs in Element models equipped with the 2.4-liter DOHC i-VTEC engine.

The allegation is similar to an observation made by a ConsumerAffairs.com reader, Rob of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, who complained about the problem in 2004:

"I have worked as a general automotive technician in a nearby Honda dealership. Honda designs the engine with the oil filter in a very ungodly place: between the block and the firewall. They even have special 'shields' sent to the dealership, so that when an oil change is done, the technician can put that on the exhaust, because the filter is also located directly above the hottest part of the exhaust, and oil will get on the exhaust during an oil change."

"I used to cringe when I saw a new Honda SUV coming in for service because I did my job correctly, and made sure the filters were tight. But doing so means getting burns from the exhaust, which I still have scars from a year later. To fully understand its positioning, you really need to get a new honda SUV on the lift, and look at the beast from below. I don't know WHAT they were thinking when they designed it this way. It's like, here's the oil filter, now, lets make an SUV around it."

The plaintiff, Hal Pilger of Springfield, Ill., alleges that Honda has known of the supposed defect but has failed to issue a recall. Pilger's 2003 CR-V burst into flames while he was driving it, he said.

Honda has denied all of the allegations and says any fires that have occurred have been the result of improper installation of the oil filter.

The suit notes that, beginning with 2002 models, Honda modified its engine design to improve compliance with clean air standards. The changes resulted in significantly higher temperatures in the exhaust manifold and exhaust pipes, creating a situation where leaking oil is more likely to ignite.

Attorneys for Pilger said tests performed by consulting engineers found that the CR-V and Element's front exhaust pipe exceeded 800 degrees (F) during both city and highway driving tests.

This mirrors an observation made by a ConsumerAffairs.com reader, Matt of Columbus, Ohio, who wrote in October 2004 of a bizarre sight he had witnessed during his morning commute on a Columbus freeway.

"In morning daylight, 8:30 AM, 50 degree temperature in Columbus Ohio, I was astonished to see a Honda CRV travelling at 65 mph beside me on the freeway with its exhaust system glowing so brightly I first mistook it for an orange neon lighting system," Matt wrote.

"The first thing that came to mind was 'this poor guy's car is going to catch on fire,'" said Matt, who said he is an experienced mechanic and member of a Sports Car Club of America racing team.

Honda Blames Mechanics

While not denying that fires have plagued CR-V and Element owners, Honda has taken the position that the fires are not the result of a design defect but rather the fault of poor workmanship by the mechanics who perform oil changes on the vehicles.

Excerpts from internal American Honda reports submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) "contain numerous admissions ... and clearly establish that it is the defective engine and exhaust system design and configuration" that has caused the engine fires, the suit charges.

Officially, Honda has blamed the problem on a "double gasket" problem, often when a vehicle gets its very first oil change. In December 2004, Honda sent letters to vehicle owners saying that oil filter's rubber gasket tends to remain stuck in the engine block, which prevents the new filter from sealing properly. Oil then leaks out onto a hot manifold, potentially starting a fire, the company said.

NHTSA accepted the explanation, though somewhat reluctantly. Initialy, in July 2004, Honda blamed the fires on mechanics and issued revised instructions to dealers. But the fires continued. In September, there had been at least 44 fires and NHTSA re-opened its investigation.

Honda stuck with its story. Honda officials said that technicians were leaving the rubber gasket from the factory-installed oil filter on the engine block and placing the new filter on top of it.

"When that happens, the filter doesn't seal properly, allowing oil to leak out. After a few minutes of driving, the CR-V's manifold heats up and ignites the leaking oil," said a story published at the time.

Honda's Explanation Questioned

But Pilger's lawsuit casts doubt on Honda's explanation. It charges that the company's own internal investigation found that 68.4% of the oil leaks and fires did not "in any way" involve the so-called "double gasket" problem.

In addition, says the suit, Honda's attempt to cast blame onto auto mechanics doesn't wash.

"Millions of oil changes are performed every day throughout the country -- and an untold number of these oil changes are performed improperly and result in oil leaks," the suit says, but few of the leaks result in fires.

"That is, in large part, due to the engine and exhaust system design configurations used by automotive manufacturers," configurations that it says Honda ignored in the design of the CR-V and Element.

The suit asks the court to award damages to owners of vehicles that were damaged by fire and to launch a recall campaign to repair or replace the allegedly defective vehicles.

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Feds Upgrade Honda Ignition Probe

Possible safety defect in the ignition-transmission interlock

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is upgrading an investigation of a possible safety defect in the ignition-transmission interlock of more than 1.4 million Honda vehicles.

NHTSA says it has received hundreds of complaints and some injury reports that Honda vehicles' keys could be taken out of the ignition even when the transmission was not shifted into park.

Complaints to ConsumerAffairs.com have chronicled a variety of problems with the ignition switch:

  • Ruthy of Los Angeles said she had "almost been killed 5 times" when her ignition would suddenly cut off in traffic.
  • When Matthew of Tallahassee took his ignition key out, various warning lights remained on.
  • Therese said her CRV "car does not always register when it is in park" and it is imossible to remove the key.

Reuters reported that the agency has upgraded its preliminary investigation into 1.3 million Honda Accord sedans from model years 1998 to 2001, as well as about 62,000 Honda CR-V sport utility vehicles from 2002.

NHTSA said it has received 135 complaints from Accord owners and 34 complaints from CR-V owners about a failure of the ignition-park interlock, which is designed to keep vehicles from rolling away after being shut off.

The complaints include reports of 21 crashes and one injury from Accord buyers, and 7 crashes with 3 injuries from CR-V owners. NHTSA also said Honda had 112 warranty claims for the Accord and 29 CR-V warranty claims that were related to problems with the interlock.

NHTSA will now conduct an engineering analysis to determine exactly what caused the problems, and rule whether a recall is necessary.

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