Power Train Defects Lead to Recall of 225,000 Honda Vehicles

By Joseph Low on April 30, 2013 - Comments off

Honda Motor Company, Ltd. has issued a recall affecting a total of more than 225,000 vehicles in the United States and Canada. According to reports from CNN, the recall is due to problems with transmissions, which may lead to a car rolling away after being parked.

Reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have shown that sub-freezing temperatures may allow these vehicles to be shifted out of park without the brake pedal being pressed. If the gear selector is moved out of the park position with the brake pedal being pressed, the vehicles could roll away. This nonconformity is a violation of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 114, “Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention.”

Currently, there are no reports of accidents or injuries associated with the defect. Vehicles affected by the recall include:

  • 142,000 Honda CR-Vs, 2012 and 2013
  • 63,500 Odysseys, 2012 and 2013
  • 19,800 Acura RDXs, 2013

Honda will notify owners of the recall and dealers will repair the defects without charge.

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