The latest Honda recall only adds to the million plus vehicles that have been recalled thus far this year, this time for an issue involving the shift interlock. In all, over 200,000 vehicles are going back to the dealership.
More specifically, the following vehicles are being recalled:
2012-2013 Honda CR-V crossover (129,000)
2012-2013 Honda Odyssey minivan (59,000)
2013 Acura RDX (17,500)
The RDX in particular is being affected in a more negative way, as Acura is in the midst of running a national marketing campaign promoting its all-new design. The shift interlock, to quote Honda, could: “In sub-freezing temperatures after initial use of the vehicle’s gear-shift mechanism, it may be possible to shift the vehicle’s transmission out of the park position without depressing the brake pedal.” This is a similar issue to what Hyundai is recalling their 2011 Sonatas for, although that’s related to a faulty brake light switch.
This recall compounds onto the previous one for the Honda Odyssey that saw over 870,000 minivans going back, because the vehicles could inadvertently shut off while the vehicle is in Drive, as well as a similar recall that affected over 370,000 vehicles that occurred a couple of years ago.
This couldn’t have come at a worst time, with the Japanese automaker being one of the four major companies recalling many of their older vehicles for the risk of their airbags not going off, should the vehicle be involved in an accident. In all, 1.14 million vehicles were recalled. This is very similar to another airbag-related recall back in January, although that one was because of missing rivets.
Although Honda has not received any complaints concerning accidents and/or injuries, they will be moving swiftly to ensure that all of these vehicles are promptly repaired. Look for the latest Honda recall campaign to arrive in registered owner’s mailboxes next month. In the mean time, if you are an owner, and have any questions (or you think that your vehicle may be involved), feel free to contact your local Honda or Acura dealership.
Source: NBC News